Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar told lawyers Saturday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority, she has never thought a case she's overseen for the Biden administration was "entirely hopeless," and that there's always room to shape the court's opinion.
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Solicitor General Says No High Court Case Is 'Hopeless'

By Thy Vo

Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar told lawyers Saturday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority, she has never thought a case she's overseen for the Biden administration was "entirely hopeless," and that there's always room to shape the court's opinion.

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Two Guilty Of Wire Fraud And Conspiracy In Forex Case

By Daniel Ducassi

A Colorado federal jury on Friday found two men guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy related to their work soliciting tens of millions of dollars from investors for their foreign exchange investment business.

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Short-Term Rental Owners Sue Colo. City Over Phase-Out Law

By Isaac Monterose

A group of short-term rental property owners claimed in Colorado federal court that a local ordinance enacted late last year "effectively bans most existing short-term rentals."

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ENFORCEMENT

Scammer Cops To SIM Scheme Including $400M Crypto Theft

By Lauren Berg

A Colorado woman on Thursday pled guilty in D.C. federal court for her part in a SIM swapping scheme that appears to encompass more than $400 million stolen from the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX.

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LITIGATION

Colo. Precedent Barred Insurer's Crash Liability Challenge

By Hope Patti

A Colorado state appeals court affirmed a lower court's finding that a Progressive unit couldn't contest liability in its policyholder's car crash case involving an uninsured driver, saying the lower court correctly applied binding Colorado Supreme Court precedent.

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Pot Co. Can Amend Complaint Or Reply To Dismissal Motion

By Mike Curley

A Michigan federal judge has given a cannabis company three weeks to either amend its complaint against a former business partner or respond to a motion to dismiss its claims that the former business partner sabotaged a project by convincing investors to put their money elsewhere.

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TENTH CIRCUIT

Utah, Farm Groups Ask To Reopen Bears Ears Monument Suit

By Joyce Hanson

The state of Utah and two farming associations have asked a D.C. federal court to lift a more than three-year stay in a tribal case over the Bears Ears National Monument, saying the case is now moot and another monument case is pending before the Tenth Circuit.

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DEALS

Roundup

Real Estate Authority: Loan Doctors, CFIUS, Mixed-Use Boom

By Real Estate Authority Staff

Catch up on the week's key developments by state from Law360 Real Estate Authority — including potential conflicts of interest in special servicing, a data center buy stymied by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and one hospitality pro's prediction for more mixed-use residential and hotel demand.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Pa. Federal District Judge Gene Pratter Dead At 75

By James Boyle

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter, who joined the bench in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 2004 and presided over several landmark cases, died Friday at the age of 75, according to a statement from the court.

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Menendez Texts With Wife A Legislative Promise, Judge Says

By Pete Brush

Emoji-laden texts between Sen. Robert Menendez and his wife about an arms sale constitute a legislative promise, a Manhattan federal judge reiterated Monday, as the government seeks to prove the power couple had a corrupt agreement with a New Jersey businessman.

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McElroy Deutsch Says Ex-Exec's Guilt Boosts Home Claim

By Emily Sawicki

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP doubled down on its attempt to seize the home of two former firm executives following a guilty plea on criminal embezzlement charges earlier this month by one of them, the firm's former chief financial officer.

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Presidio Property Trust Inc.

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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Colorado Supreme Court

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Navajo Nation

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

U.S. Attorney's Office

U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

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U.S. Senate

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Ute Indian Tribe

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