The city of San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against sellers of gun magazine repair kits, claiming they are being used as a work-around California law banning loading devices that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition…more
A state law against making intimidating speech will be receiving First Amendment scrutiny from the Indiana Supreme Court…more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the right to sue when big pharmaceutical companies pay smaller firms to keep generic drugs off the market, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today…more
Papa John’s has settled for $16.5 million a class action lawsuit alleging that the pizza chain illegally spammed its customers with text messages. If the settlement is approved by a judge, each class member will receive $50 and…more
In two lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on June 11, the agency accused two large employers of using criminal background checks to illegally discriminate against black workers…more
A worker’s wife who developed mesothelioma from second-hand asbestos exposure won a $27 million jury award…more
A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the Huffington Post of libeling a former U.S. Senate candidate from Minnesota by calling him an arsonist in a story headline…more
The U.S. Supreme Court often clarifies what laws mean. But lawyers.com videojournalist Greg Presto reports when it comes to the Second Amendment, a decision from the high court has created questions and generated litigation…more
In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim reports on three cases that show what you say on Facebook can affect your job.
In Pennsylvania, Skinsmart Dermatology fired a worker for complaining about her job…more
A Texas man was acquitted of murder last week after he shot and killed an escort who he said refused to have sex with him…more
Last month Nevada joined a growing number of states and cities that are forbidding companies from using credit checks to make employment decisions. But the practice is still legal under federal law…more
The City of San Francisco is suing Monster Beverage Corporation for aggressively marketing its highly caffeinated energy drinks to teens and children. The company sold over $2 billion in these drinks in 2012.
Comprehensive immigration reform demands a system that can instantaneously and accurately check an employee’s immigration status. That would require an enormous expansion of the current system, eVerify.
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The Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down the state’s tort reform law with a pair of decisions that eliminate certain obstacles to plaintiffs’ court access but leave a number of legal questions unsettled…more
Black and white Americans use marijuana at roughly equal rates, but black users are nearly four times more likely to be arrested, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union…more
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