Former Trump Campaign Staffer Suing to Get All Their NDAs Thrown Out

In a class action filed this week, Jessica Denson and her attorneys argue that the NDA: Prohibits extraordinarily broad categories of communications and actions that would otherwise be protected by the Constitution and multiple federal, state and local laws and regulations in favor of an extraordinarily broad group of persons and entities, including the Campaign, … More Former Trump Campaign Staffer Suing to Get All Their NDAs Thrown Out

Arsenic, lead in water pouring out of former US mine sites

The pollution is a legacy of how the mining industry was allowed to operate in the U.S. for more than a century. Companies that built mines for silver, lead, gold and other “hardrock” minerals could move on once they were no longer profitable, leaving behind tainted water that still leaks out of the mines or … More Arsenic, lead in water pouring out of former US mine sites

Supreme Court says constitutional protection against excessive fines applies to state

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on just her second day back on the bench after undergoing cancer surgery in December, announced the decision for the court, saying that the 8th Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause protects against government retribution. “For good reason, the protection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history: Exorbitant tolls … More Supreme Court says constitutional protection against excessive fines applies to state

Facebook Has Behaved Like ‘Digital Gangsters,’ U.K. Parliament Report Says : NPR

The 108-page report is often scathing on Facebook’s practices and corporate conduct. The committee’s inquiry into disinformation began in September 2017, as revelations emerged that Facebook had been used to spread disinformation during the U.S. presidential election and the U.K. Brexit referendum vote, both in 2016. In March 2018, the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, and … More Facebook Has Behaved Like ‘Digital Gangsters,’ U.K. Parliament Report Says : NPR

Marriott letting guests check to see if they were affected by data breach

Consumers who stayed at one of Marriott’s Starwood hotels can now check to see if their information was exposed in the massive data breachrevealed in November. The hotel chain has created an online form that enables guests to see if their data was stolen. Marriott promised to reply to form submissions “as soon as reasonably practicable and consistent … More Marriott letting guests check to see if they were affected by data breach

Alabama jury awards $152 million in Ford Explorer rollover case

The jury awarded $100 million in punitive damages and the rest in compensatory damages after finding on Friday that the 1998 Ford Explorer did not meet Ford’s own safety guidelines and that Ford “acted wantonly” in designing the vehicle, according to a court document seen by Reuters and lawyers for plaintiff Travaris “Tre” Smith. Read … More Alabama jury awards $152 million in Ford Explorer rollover case

\Washington looks to write its own rules to tackle chemical pollution in drinking water

Source: As EPA announces plan to tackle chemical pollution in drinking water, Washington looks to write its own rules Some studies link the substances to an increased risk of cancer, higher cholesterol, suppressed immune systems and problems in fetal development. The EPA regulatory process is expected to result in new federal limits to two PFAS … More \Washington looks to write its own rules to tackle chemical pollution in drinking water

J&J, U.S. states settle hip implant claims for $120 million

The states claimed J&J made misleading claims about the longevity of its metal-on-metal hip implants, with patients frequently having to undergo a revision surgery before the company’s advertised timeframe of five years. Under Tuesday’s settlement agreement, DePuy is required to maintain a post-market surveillance program and update procedures to track complaints over the hip implants, … More J&J, U.S. states settle hip implant claims for $120 million

EPA outlines plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water

Wheeler described his agency’s approach as “the most comprehensive cross-agency plan to address an emerging chemical of concern ever undertaken by EPA.” “We are moving forward with several important actions, including the maximum contaminant level process, that will help affected communities better monitor, detect and address PFAS,” he said. The EPA also is moving toward … More EPA outlines plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water

Americans say they have privacy concerns, but Facebook is laughing all the way to the bank

Source: Facebook is laughing all the way to the bank as Americans shrug off privacy concerns Privacy experts tell me that even as the rest of the developed world implements far-reaching measures to protect their citizens’ right to be left alone, the United States, because we just don’t give a damn, will continue allowing corporations … More Americans say they have privacy concerns, but Facebook is laughing all the way to the bank