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Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed “Carlos’ Law,” a bill establishing more severe criminal liability for corporations that cause serious injury or death to their employees through lax safety standards and other negligent or reckless conduct. The legislation is aimed at stemming the increase in construction worker fatalities in New York... Read More »

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Nearly 108,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2021. Back in 2017, the federal government declared opioids a public health emergency. But the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS) is still reporting that 136 people are overdosing and dying each day. Calling pharmacies “critical gatekeepers against the unlawful dispensing... Read More »


Sandra Lopez, an employee of the Catholic Charities of Omaha, Nebraska, has filed a lawsuit against her employer after she says she suffered emotional and physical injuries during an unannounced active shooting drill. Lopez alleges that company administrators did not warn her or other employees that an active shooter drill... Read More »


An Alabama federal judge has struck down state laws against panhandling, citing that the laws are unconstitutional. After the ruling, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency conceded that such laws were a violation of an individual's Constitutional right to free speech, ending a 2020 lawsuit. The preliminary injunction was handed down... Read More »

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Alec Baldwin’s criminal prosecution is not the only fallout from the fatal shooting that occurred on the New Mexico set of the upcoming film Rust. The film’s producers face OSHA citations for rampant safety violations that culminated in the fatal accident. The producers recently reached a settlement with the state... Read More »

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seen here on Feb. 24, signed a bill into law Monday that restricts the education of LGBTQ topics in the state's public schools. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images via NPR)

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1557, Parental Rights in Education, which impacts children from kindergarten to third grade. The bill follows on the heels of Florida’s 2022 Parents’ Bill of Rights. The controversial new law goes above and beyond classroom instruction, however. According to a press... Read More »

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A California couple who experienced racial discrimination when trying to appraise the value of their home has reached a settlement agreement for an undisclosed amount. Tenisha Tate-Austin and Paul Austin, a Black family living in Marin City, California, made national headlines in 2021 after they shared a perplexing experience involving... Read More »

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DoNotPay Inc, the maker of a one-of-a-kind legal service dubbed “The world's first robot lawyer,” is facing a proposed class action lawsuit that accuses the service of providing legal information without having proper legal credentials. The lawsuit argues that DoNotPay is in violation of California's unfair competition laws because it... Read More »

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Oregon state employees have filed a second lawsuit over incorrect paychecks following the state’s implementation of a new payroll system. Oregon state workers first filed a lawsuit in January after receiving paychecks that reflected incorrect balances. Overpayment, underpayment, and incorrect deductions were just some of the payment issues recorded. The... Read More »


For years, heartburn sufferers have taken Zantac, a popular over-the-counter (OTC) drug, to prevent or relieve their symptoms. Zantac was the brand name of the drug ranitidine. In 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that ranitidine contained N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), an ingredient that could cause cancer under certain storage... Read More »

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requested information from Twitter about some of its users. It said the information was needed for it to properly conduct one of its “classified national security investigations.” Twitter did not want to provide it and claimed the FBI was infringing on its First Amendment... Read More »

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