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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday announced former Illinois State Senator Thomas E. Cullerton was sentenced to one year in federal prison for embezzlement. Cullerton plead guilty to a federal embezzlement charge that stemmed from his actions of “fraudulently receiving salary and benefits from a labor union” amounting to approximately $248,000. Teamsters Joint Council [...]

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Uber and Lyft drivers Tuesday initiated a class-action lawsuit alleging that the two companies engaged in price fixing which “increase customer prices even while suppressing driver pay.” The complaint alleges that vertical price fixing under California’s Cartwright Act is per se illegal and harmful to both drivers and riders. The plaintiffs asserted that if they are truly [...]

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A Delaware Superior Court Judge Tuesday ruled Fox Corp. must face a lawsuit claiming that Fox News Network published defamatory statements which accused Dominion Voting Systems Inc. of election fraud related to the 2020 US presidential election. Dominion alleged that Fox News adopted an election fraud narrative, centered on Dominion, to increase its viewers after the [...]

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The European Commission moved forward Wednesday with a proposed regulation aiming to cut pesticide use 50% by 2030 in order “to restore damaged ecosystems and bring nature back across Europe” Europe’s Pesticide Action Network (PAN) stated that “an 80% reduction of pesticides until 2030 and 100% until 2035″ overall will “benefit farmers’ long-term sustainability, the [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday announced a “groundbreaking” settlement agreement with Meta Platforms Inc., formerly known as Facebook Inc., to resolve claims of discriminatory advertising. The complaint alleged Facebook’s housing advertisements designed and provided advertisers with trait-based targeting, “lookalike” targeting, and delivery determinations. Further, this case is the DOJ’s first case in which [...]

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The US Senate Tuesday advanced a gun safety measure aiming to address and prevent gun violence by a vote of 64-to-34, clearing the way for further consideration of the bill. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act aims to enact a variety of measures, including enhanced background checks for gun purchasers under 21 years of age, the implementation [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Tuesday upheld lifetime GPS monitoring for some convicted sex offenders in Wisconsin. The plaintiffs in Braam v. Carr are repeat sex offenders who are subjected to lifetime GPS monitoring as a result of their convictions. The plaintiffs stated that the requirement for lifetime GPS monitoring violated their [...]

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul Monday signed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York into law. The law aims to remove barriers to poll access. State Senator Zellnor Myrie believes the law is “the strongest voter protection law of any state.” Myrie hopes the law sends “a powerful message: every voter counts [...]

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Former Tesla employees Monday filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly laying off “thousands” of workers without notice federally required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield filed a class action complaint in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division alleging that Tesla [...]

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The Government of Canada Monday published its final regulations that aim to prohibit the sale of single-use plastics by December 2023. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault and Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos aim to regulate and prohibit single-use plastics, including checkout bags, cutlery, and straws with some exceptions. The manufacture and importation [...]

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