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Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan is a Los Angeles Times politics writer. Since joining The Times in 2000, he has covered elections for mayor, governor and president, most recently the Donald Trump campaign. In 2011, Finnegan and fellow Times reporter Gale Holland won the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for articles on rampant waste in the $6-billion rebuilding of Los Angeles community colleges. A Los Angeles native, Finnegan started newspaper work at the Hudson Dispatch in New Jersey. For seven years, he covered city and state politics at the New York Daily News. He plays piano on the side.
Court allows Summer Zervos to gather sexual misconduct evidence against Trump

A New York appeals court has rejected President Trump's request to postpone proceedings in the defamation lawsuit that former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos filed against him after he accused her of lying about his alleged attempt to force himself upon her at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti accused of stiffing law partner on $2-million debt

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, broke his agreement to pay a $2-million debt to a law partner, and a panel of retired judges found that he had committed fraud in an arbitration proceeding that was supposed to resolve the dispute.

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