Morning Docket: 02.17.20

* In case you have been living under a rock since Friday, Michael Avenatti has been found guilty on all charges related to his extortion of Nike. [Washington Post]

* A California man has plead guilty to a string of crimes for posing as an attorney and stealing from purported clients. [Los Angeles Times]

* A black college swimmer has filed a false arrest lawsuit alleging that he was wrongfully detained at gunpoint during an incident that took place in front of his team. [New York Times]

* The New York Attorney General has indicated that there will be no appeal from a judge’s decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. [Seattle Times]

* An American lawyer and his wife are refusing to evacuate a cruise ship for fear of contracting coronavirus. Maybe he should have gone to medical school too… [New York Post]

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