Legal Law

Morning Docket: 03.05.21

* Several states have passed laws that give robots the same rights as pedestrians on sidewalks. This is a slippery slope to Skynet… [Axios]

* A lawyer defending the leader of the NXIVM cult in a criminal case is withdrawing from the representation. [Times Union]

* An Andrew Cuomo accuser says talk of Cuomo being considered for Attorney General prompted her to come forward. [Boston Globe]

* A former Bachelorette contestant has filed a defamation lawsuit against outlets who he alleged falsely reported that he was at the January 6th Capitol riots. []

* A lawyer is in hot water for using the imagery of a pit bull in advertising. Maybe they’ll throw him a bone… [Daily Business Review]

Jordan Rothman is a partner of The Rothman Law Firm, a full-service New York and New Jersey law firm. He is also the founder of Student Debt Diaries, a website discussing how he paid off his student loans. You can reach Jordan through email at

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