Freedom of Religion Blocks Prosecution of Group Killing Chickens

In a showdown between a religious ritual that involves the sacrificial killing of chickens and the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom, religion has triumphed. On the day before Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year, some members of the Orthodox Jewish... Read More »

Gun Owners Who Want to Transfer Arms Have No Right of Privacy From Government

A group of gun-owning plaintiffs filed suit to challenge the constitutionality of several California laws and practices that require the State’s Department of Justice to gather and maintain records and personal information about gun and ammunition sellers and their potential transferees. In an effort to reduce gun violence, this information... Read More »

Wisconsin Animal Protection Group Claims DNR Ignored Science and Public Comments in 2023 Wolf Plan

The Madison, Wisconsin-based nonprofit animal activist group, Great Lakes Wildlife Alliance, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) accusing the agency and its board of ignoring science and public comments while drafting and finalizing its wolf management plan. In developing the 2023 wolf management plan, staff... Read More »

Roommates File $16M Lawsuit After Prince George’s County, MD, Police Kill Pet Dog

Four Maryland roommates who say officers illegally entered their apartment and then shot and killed their pet dog, a boxer mix named Hennessy, are suing Prince George's County and the three involved officers for $16 million in damages. The plaintiffs include roommates Umana Erika, Erazo Sanchez, Dayri Amaya Benitez, and... Read More »

Prostitute Can Sue Her Pimp for Pilfered Earnings

Prostitution is a criminal offense in California. Yet, a new ruling by a California appellate court mandates that the pimp and human trafficker who forced the plaintiff to engage in prostitution must give restitution for her illegal labor. H.B., the prostitute and petitioner in this case, met her pimp Lamar... Read More »

Florida Judge Rules Lawsuit Accusing Tesla's Autopilot of Driver's Death Can Go to Trial

A Florida judge has ruled that a lawsuit accusing Tesla of overpromising on its vehicle's Autopilot system can go to trial. The lawsuit was filed by Kim Banner when her husband, Jeremy Banner, was killed in 2019 after engaging the Autopilot system. Banner was traveling on a South Florida road... Read More »

Driver Who Passed A Stopped Car and Killed A Woman in the Crosswalk Is Guilty of Manslaughter

Defendant/Appellant Rohullah Hamidi passed a car that was stopped in an unmarked crosswalk at the intersection of El Cajon Boulevard and Altadena Street in San Diego. He then struck and killed a pedestrian who was running in a different lane than the one in which the car was stopped. A... Read More »

Pomona, CA Wins $30M in Damages After Fertilizer Contaminates City’s Water Supply

After 13 years of litigation and three trials, the city of Pomona, California, has won its case against SQM North American Corporation after the corporation contaminated the city's groundwater with its defective fertilizer products. SQM North American Corporation has agreed to pay the city $30.62 million to cover the costs... Read More »

As Las Vegas Grand Prix Ends, F1 Fans File Class-Action Lawsuit Over Disappointing Race

Worldwide motor racing event Formula 1 debuted its first circuit in Paradise, Nevada, this year. Despite this highly anticipated event and hundreds of millions of dollars in preparation, the event was plagued with a number of mishaps which ultimately led F1 fans to file a class action lawsuit against the... Read More »

Salem Hospital May Have Subjected Patients to HIV and Hepatitis, Claims New Class Action Lawsuit

Massachusetts Salem Hospital is facing a class action lawsuit after some patients say they were possibly exposed to HIV and hepatitis while visiting the hospital for routine care. The exposure was first reported by the Boston Globe, where the hospital says an estimated 450 people may have been exposed to... Read More »

PepsiCo to Blame for New York’s Plastic Litter, Accuses New Lawsuit

New York State is tackling its plastic litter problem by filing a lawsuit against soda and snack giant PepsiCo. The lawsuit was filed in Erie County Supreme Court by Attorney General Letitia James and accuses PepsiCo and its subsidiary, Frito-Lay, of being a public nuisance due to the amount of... Read More »

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A Georgia middle school student was stabbed 14 times on her way to gym class by another classmate in March. Last week, the child's mother sued school administrators, alleging that they knew the child posed a danger to classmates, but that they did nothing to stop the threat. Ashley Wilson’s... Read More »

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After a record-breaking year, tech giant Nvidia is making headlines yet again. However, this go-around has nothing to do with its booming stock price and everything to do with allegations that Nvidia stole trade secrets as alleged in a recently filed lawsuit. Automotive tech company Valeo Schalter und Sensoren filed... Read More »

Robert De Niro's Former Assistant Wins $1.3M Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Robert De Niro's former assistant has been awarded $1.3 million in damages after she accused De Niro and his company of gender discrimination and retaliation. Graham Chase Robinson filed her lawsuit over four years ago accusing De Niro's company, Canal Productions, of assigning her “stereotypical female job” responsibilities. Her lawsuit... Read More »

California Blocked From Requiring Carcinogen Warning on Roundup Herbicide

The herbicide/weed killer Roundup, which contains the active ingredient glyphosate, has been banned in several countries because the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARV) found glyphosate to be “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Concurrently, under California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Roundup... Read More »