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Potential Appointment of Rep. Darrell Issa to IP Subcommittee Leadership Raises Concern

Generally speaking and on a wide array of pressing issues, Congressman Darrell Issa (R – California) has proven a reliable leader who maintains solid support among conservatives and libertarians.

The prospect of Rep. Issa leading the House Judiciary Committee’s Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee, however, has sparked significant opposition and pushback from intellectual property (IP) proponents.  And for sound reasons.

For example, in urging new House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R – Ohio) not to select Rep. Issa for the role, IPWatchdog’s Paul Morinville lists a litany of concerns based upon Issa’s record:

Issa is the wrong person for the job and has demonstrated that since he joined Congress.  He has sponsored and cosponsored…[more]

January 23, 2023 • 10:13 AM

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On the eve of her upcoming jail time, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" television star Teresa Giudice is suing her bankruptcy lawyer, blaming him for her troubles.

In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court seeking $5 million in damages, Giudice alleges attorney James Kridel misrepresented her during her bankruptcy filing. Guidice charges that the petition filed by Kridel ultimately led to federal fraud charges against her and her husband, Joe (who will serve 41 months prison time after his wife is released in 15 months). Giudice claims that Kridel prepared inaccurate amendments, mishandled the bankruptcy filing and ultimately failed to prepare Teresa for a meeting with the federal Bankruptcy Court trustee and creditors.

The Giudices filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and dropped the case in 2011. In the initial 39-count indictment stemming from the filing, the federal government accused the Giudices of hiding rental income and Teresa's "Real Housewives" salary.

Source: CBSNews.com

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