After 7 Years, Indiana Returns Seized Land Rover In Landmark Supreme Court Case

Tyson’s legal quest dates back to when his father passed away, leaving Tyson with more than $73,000 in life insurance proceeds. With this money, Tyson decided to buy a 2013 Land Rover LR2 for almost $41,000. But at the time, Tyson was suffering from an opioid addiction and quickly spent most of the remaining funds … More After 7 Years, Indiana Returns Seized Land Rover In Landmark Supreme Court Case

Supreme Court, in 5-4 Decision, Rejects Church’s Challenge to Shutdown Order

With a deciding vote from Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court late Friday allowed Gov. Gavin Newsom to restrict attendance at religious services in California to 25% of the capacity of a house of worship because of the coronavirus. The justices voted 5-4 to reject a challenge by a Pentecostal church in Chula Vista … More Supreme Court, in 5-4 Decision, Rejects Church’s Challenge to Shutdown Order

A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario’

In a suit filed in Illinois, the A.C.L.U. said that Clearview violated a state law that forbids companies from using a resident’s fingerprints or face scans without consent. Under the law, residents have the right to sue companies for up to $5,000 per privacy violation. “The bottom line is that, if left unchecked, Clearview’s product … More A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario’

Over Veterans’ Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules

The veto will allow stringent rules for students seeking loan forgiveness to take effect on July 1. The rules toughen standards established under the Obama administration for student borrowers seeking to prove their colleges defrauded them and to have their federal loans erased. Even if some borrowers can show they were victims of unscrupulous universities, they could … More Over Veterans’ Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules

While there have been no recent major incidents of voter fraud, there was a case of electoral fraud committed by Republicans in North Carolina. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., bizarrely referenced that case when warning against potential voter fraud in other states. In that case, a political strategist working for a Republican congressional candidate was … More

Trump executive order would challenge Section 230 protections for Facebook, Twitter and Google – The Washington Post

President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that could open the door for federal regulators to punish Facebook, Google and Twitter for the way they police content online, issuing a major broadside against Silicon Valley that quickly triggered wide-ranging political opposition and threats of a legal challenge. Trump has portrayed the order, the early … More Trump executive order would challenge Section 230 protections for Facebook, Twitter and Google – The Washington Post

Parabellum Capital Raises $450 Million as Virus Lawsuits Loom

The nearly 15-year-old business of investing in lawsuits in exchange for a portion of their rewards has seen dramatic growth in the past few years, drawing billions in investment and luring dozens of former Big Law attorneys into the relatively nascent industry. Many in litigation funding expect a surge of investments in the coming months to help … More Parabellum Capital Raises $450 Million as Virus Lawsuits Loom

Congress sends rebuke of DeVos ‘borrower defense’ rule to Trump’s desk

The bipartisan rebuke of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ “borrower defense” rule that cleared Congress earlier this year is now heading to President Donald Trump’s desk. House and Senate leaders on Tuesday enrolled the Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn DeVos’ new rule. That final procedural step now means that legislation will be presented to the … More Congress sends rebuke of DeVos ‘borrower defense’ rule to Trump’s desk

Court says dinosaur fossils worth millions aren’t minerals

In a legal effort to clarify the ownership of the dueling dinosaurs before trying to sell them, the Murrays sought a court order saying they owned the fossils. A federal judge in Montana ruled dinosaur fossils were part of the surface estate and thus they were owned by the Murrays. The Seversons appealed, and a … More Court says dinosaur fossils worth millions aren’t minerals