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READ: DOJ Memo Defends Trump's Refusal to Release Tax Returns

Steven Engel, head of DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin "quite reasonably, concluded that Chairman [Richard] Neal had not articulated the real reason for his request."
         



NY AG Moves to Block Adoption of Trump Administration 'Conscience Rule'

The rule, which is set to go into effect next month, is already the subject of several lawsuits, including one from James that claimed the change would lead to discriminatory practices among health care providers.
         



As Cyberattacks on Business Grow, General Counsel Are 'Thirsty' for More Details

The rate of cyber-related suspicious activity reports has grown to nearly 80,000 per year, according to the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in the U.S. Treasury Department. That number includes 13,500 reports per year on suspicious business email alone, up 95% from 2016.
         



Small North Texas Firm Wins Auction for Lee Sculpture in Dallas

It's unclear whether Holmes Firm bid $1.435 million on the sculpture for itself or on behalf of a client.
         



Canadian Mining Company Hires First General Counsel

Steve Boucratie was named vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Montreal-based Champion Iron.
         



US Appeals Court Takes Fresh Look at Mandatory Bar Fees in Wake of 'Janus'

A key question was whether the "Janus" ruling involving labor unions applies to a case involving bar membership and dues.
         



Trump's 'Character and Fitness' Is Questioned in Hotel Liquor-License Case

"The board correctly rejected Trump's attempt to silence the public and to be held above the law," said a lawyer for the residents who are opposing the renewal of the license at Trump's hotel in downtown D.C.