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A US federal judge has granted a request by prosecutors to dismiss wire fraud charges against former Uber Chief Security Officer Joseph Sullivan. Judge James Donato signed the dismissal, and the case is in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. A federal grand jury charged Sullivan for his [...]

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The US House of Representatives has passed by a 217-213 vote H.R. 1808, a bill that, if enacted, would ban assault-style rifles. Sponsor Rep. David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, introduced the bill in the House in March 2021. The bill will amend 18 U.S.C. § 921 to add definitions of “semiautomatic pistol,” “semiautomatic shotgun” [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that Trident Mortgage Company agreed to pay over $22 million to settle federal charges that its lending practices intentionally discriminated against minorities in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Trident is one of the largest realtor-affiliated mortgage lenders in the US and is a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. [...]

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A federal jury has convicted Steve Bannon of two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena from the January 6 House Committee. The case is in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Bannon was Chief Strategist and Counselor to former President Donald Trump for around seven months in [...]

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A bipartisan group of 16 US senators Wednesday introduced two bills to reform election laws in a bid to avoid a repeat of the January 6 US Capitol attack. This group includes Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The group introduced the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential [...]

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The US House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has subpoenaed the US Secret Service (USSS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to obtain erased text messages from January 5-6, 2021. The subpoena, signed by committee chair Representative Bennie G. Thompson on Friday, seeks text messages from the USSS concerning the January 6 [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) does not preempt a Georgia man from making a failure to warn claim in his lawsuit against Bayer, the manufacturer of the weedkiller Roundup. This decision results from an appeal from the US District Court [...]

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Junior Sports Magazines, Inc. and several gun rights groups have sued for declaratory and injunctive relief over Assembly Bill (AB) 2571. AB 2571 prohibits firearm industry members from advertising to minors. The plaintiffs filed the complaint in the US District Court for the Central District of California. Violators of the provisions of AB 2571 could face fines [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Tuesday reversed a preliminary injunction against a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo prioritizing the deportation of dangerous immigrants. In September 2021 the DHS issued a memo outlining immigration enforcement policies and priorities. The memo prioritized the deportation of noncitizens deemed to be threats to national [...]

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The Office of the Vermont Attorney General and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Friday announced the approval of a USD 1.6 million settlement in a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit. The case is in the US District Court for the District of Vermont. Coughlin, Inc. is a McDonald’s restaurant franchisee that owns and operates [...]

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