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Legal News Roundup – July 8

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Robocalls NPR - The Supreme Court upheld a law that prohibits robocalls to cellphones. They also removed the exception for government-debt collection calls. Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan dissented. Read the full story....

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Legal News Roundup – July 1

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Coronavirus Regulations Law360 - COVID-19 cases surged in many regions throughout the country. As a result, multiple governors paused reopening plans. LexisNexis has state-by-state data on coronavirus legislation and executive orders. [caption id="attachment_31430" align="alignright" width="173"] Controversy surrounds Mary Trump's book.[/caption] Read the...

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Legal News Roundup – June 24

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Google, The Justice Department and Rupert Murdoch [caption id="attachment_31301" align="alignright" width="292"] The tech giant faces a lawsuit.[/caption] Bloomberg - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is closing in on a big win against rival Google. The Justice Department is preparing to file an antitrust...

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Legal News Roundup – June 17

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. LGBTQ Rights [caption id="attachment_31279" align="alignright" width="150"] SCOTUS made a landmark ruling.[/caption] CNN - The Supreme Court ruled that federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers. The decision is a huge win for LGBTQ rights. The landmark 6-3 ruling will...

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Legal News Roundup – June 10

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Big Fines for Robocalls [caption id="attachment_31275" align="alignright" width="150"] FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel[/caption] Reuters - The Federal Communications Commission  (FCC) proposed a record-setting $225 million fine against Texas-based health insurance telemarketers for allegedly placing 1 billion illegal robocalls. John C. Spiller II, Jakob...

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Legal news roundup – June 3

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. [caption id="attachment_31170" align="alignright" width="187"] The cruise ship giant faces a lawsuit.[/caption] Cruise Ship Lawsuit CBS News - Passengers sued Carnival Cruise Line for alleged COVID-19 negligence. The suit accuses Carnival of improper sanitation and screening measures. The litigation includes two passengers who...

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The Latest Product Recalls

This post covers recent recalls issued by the six federal regulatory agencies participating in recalls.gov. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSD) issued an important recall remedy notice: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check...

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Legal news roundup – May 27

Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. Lockdown Lawsuits USA Today / May 25 - During the coronavirus lockdown, a number of activities “became the subject of a federal lawsuit, as residents, businesses and even lawmakers challenged state shutdown orders designed to prevent the spread of novel...

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Legal news roundup – May 20

Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Talc Baby Powder New York Times / May 20 - Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing North American sales of its talc-based baby powder. The product once defined the company’s wholesome image and they have...

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Legal news roundup – May 12

Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. President Trump's Financial Records The Guardian / May 12 - The Supreme Court heard arguments concerning Donald Trump’s tax returns on Tuesday. Trump did not release his tax returns during the 2016 election. He has not done so since. Trump...

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