Legal News

Civil rights restored to 20,000 Virginia ex-felons

Governor Ralph Northam announced that more than 20,000 Virginians previously convicted of a felony have had their civil rights restored since he took office in January 2018. A total of 22,205 people had their rights restored. The restored civil rights … Continue reading

Shooter in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case Gets 20 Years

The Florida man who shot and killed an unarmed black man in a convenience store parking lot, reigniting the debate over the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law, will serve a 20-year prison sentence, a judge ruled Thursday. Michael Drejka, … Continue reading

1st DUI in Okla. may require interlock system in car

As of Nov. 1, there will be no more implied consent hearings for those arrested for driving under the influence in Oklahoma. This law was originally introduced back in 2017 but was overturned by the State Supreme Court. It’s now … Continue reading

140 ransomware attacks on local governments, police and hospitals

Just this year alone, 140 attacks targeting public state and local governments and health care providers have been reported, according to a tally by the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, which has tracked attacks on local governments since 2013 and the … Continue reading

Illinois workers can now sue employers for jobsite injuries

A new Senate Bill recently signed into Illinois law creates changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act that allow workers to bring civil lawsuits against Illinois employers in occupational injury and disease cases. Illinois employers have relied on the fact that the … Continue reading

Daimler Fined $960M to Settle Rigged Diesel-Car Probe

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler has been hit with an €870 million (roughly $960 million) fine as part of a settlement with German prosecutors over the automaker’s own diesel cheating scandal. The fine comes in at the lower end of what was expected earlier this … Continue reading

$59.8 Million Drunk Driving Verdict

A San Antonio jury sent a message to Texas and the entire country in delivering a $59.8 million verdict in a crash involving a drunk driver. The case, Armando Guerrero III vs. Nydia Pena, was tried in the 166th District Court in Bexar County. On … Continue reading

Entertainment Benefits Group Settles Two EEOC Lawsuits for $925,000

The Miami-based travel and entertainment company Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG) has settled sexual harassment and disability lawsuits for $925,000 and injunctive relief with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). EBG failed to provide accommodations to employees with disabilities and … Continue reading

$69M Settlement in Provigil, Nuvigil Antitrust Case

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced four settlement agreements against pharmaceutical companies for entering into collusive “pay-for-delay agreements” that illegally delay affordable prescription drugs from entering the market. Together, the settlements will result in these pharmaceutical companies making a … Continue reading

Chicago Paid More Than $524M To Settle Lawsuits Against Police

$95 million is the average paid each year in the last decade to settle lawsuits against the Chicago Police Department. This revelation comes as the city is facing a deficit of more than $838 million. The lawsuits involve cases like … Continue reading