The US Supreme Court Monday unanimously held in ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd. that “nly a governmental or intergovernmental adjudicative body constitutes a ‘foreign or international tribunal'” under 28 U.S.C. §1782. Justice Barrett wrote the court’s opinion. This case is a consolidation of two cases involving foreign arbitration proceedings. 28 U.S.C. §1782 allows [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday denied certiorari in Andrus v. Texas; Justices Sotomayor, Breyer and Kagan dissented. Andrus was charged with capital murder for killing two individuals during a failed carjacking. After his conviction and sentence were affirmed by the state appellate courts, Andrus filed a habeas application and alleged that his trial counsel was [...]

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Police in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Saturday arrested 31 people who are believed to be members of Patriot Front, a white Nationalist militia group. These individuals were charged with conspiracy to riot because of their alleged plan to stage a riot near a Saturday LGBTQ pride event in Coeur d’Alene. Idaho law enforcement agencies held a [...]

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A US federal judge Friday found that a Florida state court violated Courthouse News Services’ First Amendment right to “timely access court documents.” Courthouse News Services alleged that most civil complaints are unavailable to the public the day they are filed in Broward County Circuit Court. The news service argued that these delays in accessing court documents [...]

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A US federal judge Friday ordered the state of Louisiana to pay a USD 3.8 million settlement for legal fees to the Center for Reproductive Rights and law firms who challenged the state’s abortion restrictions on doctors in June Medical Services LLC et al v. Courtney Phillips. In June Medical Services, the plaintiffs challenged seven Louisiana abortion restrictions that [...]

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Agricultural organizations Friday filed a brief asking the US Supreme Court to strike down California’s Proposition 12, which bans in-state sales of whole pork meat from pigs born to mothers who were kept in confined housing. Proposition 12’s confined pig housing standard is a pig “that was housed with 24 square feet of space and in [...]

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Former Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio and two other members have pleaded not guilty to seditious conspiracy in relation to their alleged roles in storming the US Capitol on January 6 last year. Five Proud Boys members were indicted by a grand jury on Monday for “seditious conspiracy and other charges for their actions before and [...]

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Bank of America customer Steven Checchia has filed a motion asking a Pennsylvania federal judge to grant preliminary approval of Bank of America’s USD 8 million settlement. Bank of America agreed to pay USD 8 million regarding alleged claims that its customers received two separate fees for a single bad check. Additionally, Bank of America agreed [...]

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Microsoft Wednesday announced four new employee workforce initiatives including changes to US-based policies and practices related to noncompete clause enforcement, confidentiality agreements in dispute resolutions, wage transparency across hiring practices and the initiation of a civil rights audit. The four new initiatives are aimed at empowering employee mobility, fostering a safe space for concerns, increasing [...]

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A group of 90 women Wednesday filed a tort lawsuit against the FBI accusing two former FBI agents of failing to stop former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from sexually abusing patients once the FBI was first made aware of allegations against Nassar. This lawsuit comes after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced [...]

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