Arby's sign

A family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Arby’s parent company, Turbo Restaurant LLC, and the franchise owners of the New Iberia Arby’s restaurant after their loved one passed away while locked in the restaurant's commercial walk-in freezer. Sixzty-three-year-old Nguyet Le was assigned to work as a temporary manager... Read More »

Iowa building collapse

Four days after a six-story Davenport, Iowa, apartment building collapsed, authorities continue to search for potential survivors while weighing when and how they will demolish the building. The May 28 collapse took down a main portion of the building's interior apartment complexes. And although city officials have not announced any... Read More »

wrongful termination

In most cases, a fired employee can collect wages for work performed prior to termination. But if that employee is enrolled in the company’s profit-sharing plan, no payment needs to be made. An appeal by a scientist at Mad Science Laboratories affirmed the trial court’s decision that the man will... Read More »

Naomi Peña Villasano poses with Mexican and American sash

A Colorado school district told a high school senior that she could not wear a sash that displayed both the Mexican and American flags to her graduation. She sued. A federal judge agreed with the school district. On May 27, she wore it anyway. And no one tried to stop... Read More »

Wells Fargo bank

Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to end a shareholder class action connected to the financial institution’s fake account scandals. The settlement aims to resolve claims that Wells Fargo defrauded shareholders by overstating how much progress it had made toward fixing the unlawful practices... Read More »

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 »

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