Britney Spears Won’t Be Deposed By Father’s Attorney

LOS ANGELES — A judge ruled on Wednesday that Britney Spears won’t be forced to sit for a deposition by her father’s attorney to provide testimony about the allegations of misconduct she’s lodged against her dad and the rest of her family.

It was a victory for the pop star, whose attorney argued a deposition would only “retraumatize” her, as her legal team investigates allegations that Jamie Spears and his associates mismanaged her affairs. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny said questioning Britney Spears about the conservatorship under oath would be “unlikely to produce any discoverable information” and would concern issues that Spears likely “lacks first-hand information” about.

“While Mr. Spears has refuted a number of the allegations … conducting a deposition … is irrelevant to and outside the scope of” the pending issues before the court, Penny said.

The ruling came as the court works through several

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Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

By By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

TUESDAY, July 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As monkeypox continues to spread, with nearly 3,500 cases now reported in the United States, the Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the outbreak a public health emergency.

The administration may also name a White House coordinator to supervise the response, all in an effort to keep the virus from becoming endemic in the United States. On Saturday, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency.

Biden’s decision could come this week, paired with an announcement that about 800,000 additional vaccines will be distributed after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration review, unnamed sources told the Washington Post.

Declaring an emergency could provide government agencies with the resources to collect data and fight the spread of monkeypox. Still, it won’t address vaccine shortages or treatment barriers that have slowed the U.S.

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Anna Sorokin Delvey Finally Had a Good Day in Court In Her Appeal Process

Anna “Delvey” Sorokin, the notorious Russian-born scammer convicted of fleecing New York City’s high society by pretending to be a German heiress, is mired in federal jail. But on Wednesday morning, she finally landed a modest victory in her bid to stave off deportation and win an appeal in a hearing that descended into chaos.

Sorokin’s current attorneys claim that the outcast socialite’s former lawyer has refused to turn over her court file despite countless requests for cooperation in their attempts to keep her on U.S. soil. Manhattan Judge Diane Kiesel ruled in her favor on Wednesday, ordering that her former attorney, Audrey Thomas, turn over the relevant paperwork.

Yet what should have been a routine procedural affair was anything but.

Attorney Duncan Levin told The Daily Beast that while Thomas initially told the court she did not have any documents in connection with Sorokin’s case, under questioning from the

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