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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) led plaintiffs sued several small east Texas municipalities on Tuesday that have passed ordinances that limit access to abortions by criminalizing and restricting the operation and speech of pro-abortion organizations. The complaint, filed in federal district court, alleges that while the ordinance does not have the power to ban abortion [...]

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A season ticket holder filed a class action lawsuit on Friday against the Houston Astros for placing a deficient product on the field after violating league “sign stealing” rules. The lawsuit comes after a multi-year sign-stealing scheme called “Codebreaker” was revealed last month. The scheme started in 2017 and continued throughout the 2019 season, in [...]

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Facebook reached a settlement Friday in a class action lawsuit arising from a data breach in September 2018 affecting an estimated 29 million people. The lawsuit consolidated more than a dozen actions into a class action suit. The goal of the action was to compel Facebook to improve its security practices and ensure regular assessment [...]

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A shareholder of renewable energy company Pattern Energy sued the company and its directors and officers on Monday for selling shares too cheaply to a Canadian pension fund. Pattern Energy is a publicly-traded company that has a portfolio of renewable energy projects, and it has a 29 percent stake in a privately-held renewable energy development company [...]

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The Texas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court’s decision to vacate a $500 million judgment because two energy titans had not created a formal partnership. Energy Transfer Partners, LP (ETP) sued Enterprise Products Partners, LP in 2011 after efforts to collaborate on the creation of reversing of a pipeline from Cushing, OK, to [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected a challenge to Tennessee’s electronic voting machines on Friday. The plaintiffs, Shelby Advocates for Valid Elections (SAVE) and four Tennessee voters, claimed that the equipment and voting procedures used in some Tennessee counties are vulnerable to hacking and misappropriation. Additionally, the claim stated that the [...]

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The US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Friday against the State of California claiming that a new banning the operation of private prisons is invalid because the State cannot dictate with whom the Federal Government can contract. Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), which became effective on January 1, 2020, bans the operation of [...]

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The US Senate finalized the rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump after hours of debate concluding in the early morning on Wednesday. The rules for the impeachment trial differ from the previously released rules by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after push-back from moderate Republicans. However, the rules do not permit witnesses [...]

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Conservation groups sued the Trump administration in federal court on Tuesday for opening up federal lands in California to hydraulic fracturing. Conservation groups including Biological Diversity, National Parks Conservation Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Patagonia Works, and the Sierra Club claim that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to “adequately analyze the serious environmental [...]

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Voter rights organizations filed suit in federal court on Tuesday claiming the state of Texas in violation of the National Voter Registration Act because it fails to automatically update voter registration information when a person makes changes to their driver’s license. According to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), each time a person makes a [...]

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