FTC Final Rule Bans Noncompete Agreements to Boost Competition and Worker Freedom

On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a landmark final rule that bans noncompete clauses nationwide, heralding a major shift in labor and competitive practices across the United States. This move aims to enhance worker mobility, stimulate innovation, and encourage the formation of new businesses. FTC Chair Lina M.... Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Deliberates Over Idaho's Abortion Ban and Federal Emergency Care Law

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided as it revisited the contentious issue of abortion access, weighing Idaho's strict abortion ban against the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), which mandates that patients receive necessary emergency care. The justices heard arguments in an appeal by Idaho officials against a... Read More »

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The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with more than 100 victims of former Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who accused the FBI of mishandling sexual assault allegations against him. The $138.7 million agreement resolves administrative claims against the FBI for its failure to adequately investigate Nassar's abuse allegations... Read More »

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In a legal battle spanning over a year and a half, Nike has emerged victorious against Bill Omar Carrasquillo, popularly known as Omi in a Hellcat, in a trademark infringement lawsuit. On April 19, 2024, a New York judge granted a default judgment in favor of Nike, requiring Carrasquillo to... Read More »

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North Carolina State University’s Poe Hall has been linked to a new cancer cluster impacting over 150 former students, staff, and faculty members. The connection was made after reports of cancer among the student body trickled into a local news outlet. The story has since garnered national attention, prompting current... Read More »

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Renowned soccer star David Beckham has filed a lawsuit against Mark Wahlberg for $10 million, alleging losses stemming from a failed brand deal with global fitness franchise, F45 Training. Wahlberg, who partially owns the company and is the chief branding officer, recruited Beckham and the company publicly announced their partnership... Read More »

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An Illinois woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Target after she says the company illegally collects biometric data without consumer consent through its advanced security system. Arnetta Deans accuses the retail giant of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act among other allegations. Under Illinois law, it is... Read More »

TikTok Challenges U.S. House Bill Citing Free Speech Violations as Legislation Advances

TikTok has voiced strong opposition to a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill aims to ban the app unless its Chinese owners, ByteDance, divest their stake within a stipulated timeframe. The bill cleared the House with a significant majority of 360 to 58 and is now... Read More »

DOJ Prepares Antitrust Lawsuit Against Live Nation Over Ticketing Practices

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly gearing up to file an antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation, alleging the concert behemoth has abused its dominant position in the live music industry to stifle competition, particularly in the ticketing sector. This development, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes... Read More »

CVS Faces Continuing Legal Battle Over Alleged Discrimination in HIV Medication Distribution

CVS Health is set to continue a contentious legal battle following a federal judge's decision to deny the company's motion to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit. The suit accuses CVS of discriminating against people with HIV through its mandatory mail-order medication program. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen, presiding in... Read More »

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Additional charges have been brought against an elderly Ohio man who shot and killed an Uber driver who was sent to his home to pick up a package. Eighty-one-year-old William Brock was initially arraigned on murder charges after he shot and killed 61-year-old Loletha Hall. Hall had pulled up to... Read More »

Court Rules in Favor of Bank of America in Trademark Dispute Over "Erica" Virtual Assistant

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that Bank of America's (BofA) use of the name "Erica" for its virtual banking assistant does not infringe on the rights of a website creator who owned an earlier trademark for "Erica." The case involved plaintiff Erik Underwood, who developed... Read More »

Casting Networks Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Pay-to-Play Audition Fees

Casting Networks, a prominent talent listing service, is currently embroiled in a proposed class action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit accuses the company of exploiting actors by charging them fees for audition opportunities, a practice alleged to violate a California law aimed at protecting performers from... Read More »

Universal Studios Settles Lawsuit Over Misleading "Yesterday" Movie Trailers

Universal Pictures has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by two men, Peter Michael Rosza and Conor Woulfe. The plaintiffs accused Universal of deceptive advertising practices related to the film "Yesterday." The settlement was confirmed on Friday as attorneys for both parties informed the court of their agreement, although... Read More »

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An all-women, Black-led running group known as the TrailblazHers, has recently filed a lawsuit against the organizers of the Boston Marathon, the city of Newton, Massachusetts, and Newton Police Chief John Carmichael. The lawsuit originates from allegations of racial discrimination that the group experienced during the 2023 Boston Marathon race.... Read More »