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Legal News Roundup – June 24

Here’s a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week.

Google, The Justice Department and Rupert Murdoch

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The tech giant faces a lawsuit.

Bloomberg – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is closing in on a big win against rival Google. The Justice Department is preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against the multinational tech company. Media groups, like Murdoch’s News Corp, often complain about Google’s dominance of the digital advertising market.

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Navient Settles Class-Action Suit

Yahoo Finance – A 2018 lawsuit against student-loan servicer Navient is settled. The suit alleged Navient failed to properly notify plaintiffs about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The 10 plaintiffs will each receive $15,000. Navient is required to enhance and update its forms, training and resources.

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Michael Flynn Update

Michael Flynn

The case against Michael Flynn looks to be over.

Reuters – A U.S. appeals court told a federal judge to drop a criminal case against Michael Flynn. Flynn is President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser. He was accused of lying to the FBI. The ruling is a victory for the Justice Department.

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Legal Action to Block Tell-All Book

CNN – President Trump’s younger brother filed a temporary restraining order against his niece, Mary Trump, in an attempt to block the publication of an unflattering tell-all book. The filing listed Robert Trump as the plaintiff. Mary Trump and publisher Simon & Schuster were listed as defendants.

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