robocaller in office

It’s 6:00 in the morning. Your phone rings and wakes you up. You answer it because you think anyone who calls you at that hour needs to speak with you urgently about something important. The caller, however, asks you if you want to buy a new warranty on your car. ... Read More »

pork chop at factory

Voters enacted a ballot proposition called Californians Against Cruelty, Cages and Fraud with 63% of the vote in 2018. It requires all “veal calves, breeding pigs and egg-laying hens” to be housed in cage-free environments with adequate floor space that allows them to “lie down, stand up, fully extend (their)... Read More »

Andy Warhol exhibit

The Supreme Court ruled that the 2016 publication of an Andy Warhol illustration of Prince violated photographer Lynn Goldsmith’s copyright. The copyright violation was against the Andy Warhol Foundation (AWL). The Warhol/Prince copyright case focused on “fair use” in copyright law, which allows the licensed usage of copyrighted artwork (or... Read More »

This statue of Father Junípero Serra in front of Ventura City Hall and other Serra statues will be removed.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Saint Junipero Serra, a Catholic priest of Spanish descent, was known as the “Father of California Missions.” As a result of his leadership, throughout the 18th century, missions spanned the area then known as New Spain, which was then part of Mexico. The City of Ventura, like other municipalities, honored... Read More »

Chicken McNuggets from McDonalds

Back in 1994, McDonald’s lost a products liability case after a 79-year-old woman spilled coffee in her lap and suffered second-degree burns. The case, which originally was set to cost the fast food giant $2.7 million, sparked a national debate about frivolous lawsuits and the need for tort reform. The... Read More »

Immigration title 42 flag with dome of the Capitol

Last week, the Trump-era immigration policy known as Title 42 expired, potentially opening the door to a new wave of immigration to the United States. The Biden administration has worked to impose new policies aimed at easing the burden on the immigration system, measures which have provoked criticism on both... Read More »

This undated photo provided by Samantha Miller shows Miller and her groom-to-be Aric Hutchinson (Family of Samantha Miller via AP, File)

A South Carolina widower has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a drunk driver and several establishments after his bride was killed just minutes after the couple left their wedding ceremony. On April 28th, Aric Hutchinson was leaving the venue of his wedding reception at Folly Beach with his new... Read More »

Tiktok app and desktop

Talk among federal and state officials about banning the Chinese-owned app Tik Tok has finally come to fruition as Montana becomes the first state to ban the popular video-sharing app. Governor Greg Gianforte signed Senate Bill 419 into law on Wednesday, making it illegal for residents of the state to... Read More »

Penguin Random House books

A West Florida school district is facing a federal lawsuit brought forward by Penguin Random House, parents, and a group of free-speech organizations. The lawsuit filed earlier this week in Pensacola was led by writers' advocacy group PEN America and Penguin Random House, the third largest publisher in the nation.... Read More »

hospital bill calculation

A hospital in Southern Illinois has agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed they were overcharging patients for urgent care services. The settlement agreement was announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois. In the statement, officials explain that St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of the Hospital... Read More »

Police and emergency crews respond to Sal Castro Middle School following a shooting on Feb. 1, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A school shooting by one seventh grader against a classmate could expose school districts to liability for negligent supervision of a student who was allowed to bring a loaded firearm to school. A California Court of Appeal reversed a summary judgment ruling in favor of one of the nation’s largest... Read More »


The author Fatima Nacana once wrote, “Tardiness is a disrespectful, selfish and unprofessional act.” But a California Court of Appeal ruled it is not a reason to punish a defendant because his lawyer was late to court. The appellate court found that the trial judge abused her discretion when she... Read More »


In a new ruling last week, U.S. Federal District Court Judge Robert Payne in Richmond, Virginia, decided that dealers must be allowed to sell handguns to young adults under 21, including 18 to 20-year-olds. Judge Payne ruled that the current law banning firearms dealers from selling to young adults under... Read More »

bank interior

Several financial Institutions are facing a lawsuit filed by an elderly 74-year-old Hilton Head retiree, Shirley A. Lucas, after she was scammed out of nearly $500,000. The lawsuit filed in Beaufort County names PayPal, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo as defendants and accuses them of negligence because they failed... Read More »

Alec Baldwin on the “Rust” set immediately after the shooting of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza.(Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office via LA Times)

The ongoing trial against Alec Baldwin and armorer Hanna Gutierrez-Reed for the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Anatoliivna Hutchins just took a dramatic turn, as the case continues to mimic the saying that truth is stranger than fiction. Actor and film producer Alex Baldwin, with armorer Hanna Gutierrez-Reed, had both... Read More »