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California Governor Gavin Newsom Thursday announced that a multi-state coalition filed a motion to intervene to protect California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standards. California’s clean car standards “result in emissions reductions of hundreds of thousands of tons annually and are essential components of California’s and other states’ plans to fight climate change [...]

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The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Thursday released a statement to announce that the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited Valero Refinery and three contractors a total of $1.75 million for serious safety violations which resulted in the death of a worker in November 2021. Cal/OSHA inspectors cited three of four [...]

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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was released from prison Wednesday after serving most of his seven-year sentence for securities fraud. A federal judge banned Shkreli from the pharmaceutical industry for life in January following Shkreli’s use of illegal tactics to keep other Daraprim (pyrimethamine) drug manufacturers from the drug market. Shkreli began his activities in [...]

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday amended the initial lawsuit against Google to include claims regarding Google’s Incognito mode as another violation of Texas’ Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The lawsuit alleges that Google misled the public to believe they could restrict the sharing of their personal data through using Google’s Incognito mode. However, “n reality, [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday held that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) in-house adjudication violated the petitioner hedge fund manager’s Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial. The court found that Congress unconstitutionally delegated too much power to the SEC and statutory removal of in-house judges used in the [...]

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The UK High Court Wednesday allowed a case against the UK government for its continued use of the PPE manufacturer Supermax to go forward. All the Citizens, represented by UK law firm, Wilson Solicitors, is suing the government for continuing its relationship with the Malaysian company, despite an investigation uncovering allegations of forced labor in [...]

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US Soccer Federation Wednesday announced both men and women national team players will receive equal pay and prize money based on new collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). The news brings to an end a years-long battle for equal pay headed by the US Women’s National Team (USWNT). The term of the CBAs will run through 2028 [...]

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The Kansas Supreme Court Wednesday issued an opinion rejecting a challenge to Kansas’s new redistricting law which opponents said represented a form of partisan gerrymandering. The decision comes two days after the court heard oral arguments regarding the law’s validity. The court announced its unanimous decision, which upheld the validity of Senate Bill No. 563. The [...]

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Plaintiff Purushothaman Rajaram Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit in a California US District Court against Meta Platforms Inc., Facebook’s new parent company for employment discrimination. Rajaram, a US citizen, alleges he applied for a Facebook position and accuses Facebook of preferring to hire visa-dependent workers for certain US positions. Rajaram alleges Facebook does this because it can [...]

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