The law makes it possible for users or the state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, to sue online platforms that remove posts because they express a certain viewpoint.Credit...Al Drago for The New York Times

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a preliminary injunction against a Texas social media law, allowing it to go into effect. The Court’s split 2-1 panel vote will allow private parties to sue tech platforms over allegations of censorship and put sizeable constraints on the country’s largest social media... Read More »

A Caltrans crew removes debris next to an Interstate 80 on-ramp after CHP officers cleared out a homeless encampment on Gilman Street in Berkeley, Calif. on Aug. 4, 2016.

The plaintiff is the aptly-named “Where Do We Go Berkeley?” (WDWG), a homeless advocacy organization. It filed suit against the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) when the Department tried to clear two encampments near freeways that were home to about 30 homeless individuals, many of them physically or mentally disabled. ... Read More »

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On August 30, 2021, the California Supreme Court issued a bombshell opinion in a case titled McHugh v. Protective Life Insurance Company. The Court found that recent amendments to the California Insurance Code establishing notice requirements prior to policy lapse applied to all policies then in force, not just new... Read More »

Tents line both sides of Southwest 13th Avenue in Portland, April 4, 2022.

The city of Portland, Oregon, has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that was brought forward last year by a group of individuals including some homeless residents of the city. The lawsuit was brought in May 2021 and accused the city of illegally throwing away people's personal belongings following citywide... Read More »

Leslie Rutledge

The state of Arkansas is suing several drug manufacturers and pharmaceutical benefits managers over accusations that the companies are violating the state's deceptive trade practice laws. The accusations detail that the plaintiffs inflated the price of insulin for diabetics by conspiring in a manner that best benefited them instead of... Read More »

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A 20-year-old Latinx military college student, identified as ‘John Doe’ in legal documents, tested positive for HIV and was deemed ‘unfit’ and then kicked out of the Vermont Army National Guard and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) last week. In this challenge to US military policies, this lawsuit signals a... Read More »

foie grass

Often described as a “luxury food item beloved in French cuisine,” foie gras is made from the fattened liver of a duck or goose. Unfortunately, in order to obtain the 50 to 65 percent of fat that produces the “rich and buttery flavor,” the maltreated fowl must be force-fed. A tube is... Read More »

An image taken from a video released by Ingram's attorney shows a day in his life after being paralyzed.

In what is believed to be the largest settlement of its kind, a New Jersey man has agreed to a $10 million settlement with Camden County following a police encounter that left him paralyzed. In 2014, Xavier Ingram was left paralyzed in his arms and legs after a police encounter... Read More »

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In these post-COVID times when people have started traveling again, it is common to hear news reports about angry passengers who start fights on board. The reasons vary. Some don’t want to wear masks; others are upset about long waits or cancellations, or they object to new rules about limits... Read More »

Former University of Oregon football player Doug Brenner.

A former Oregon ducks offensive lineman settled with the University of Oregon after four weeks of testimony in a jury trial over civil allegations against two former coaches and their workout techniques and strategies. Doug Brenner filed a lawsuit against Willie Taggart, the former football coach, and Irele Oderinde, the... Read More »

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rolled back a decision made by the Immigration Appeals Court which denied a green card to an asylum seeker for failing to prove he was gay or in any real threat to return to his home country of Nigeria. Peter Donatus Udo told... Read More »

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