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Nearly 27% of inmates in Louisiana custody were held past release dates

January 31, 2023

Don't get in trouble in Louisiana..

The DOJ said that Louisiana Department of Corrections has been on notice of the problem for 10 years but has done nothing to fix it.

Read more at ABC News

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Things ChatGPT gets wrong about the Supreme Court

January 26, 2023

No, Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not dissent in Obergefell — and other things ChatGPT gets wrong about the Supreme Court

Be careful who, or what, you get your legal advice from. ChatGPT, the new A.I. chatbot, was asked 50 questions about the Supreme Court. It answered just 22 of them correctly...

Read more at SCOTUSblog

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TSA now wants to scan your face at security

December 3, 2022

TSA now wants to scan your face at security. Here are your rights.

The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly testing controversial facial recognition technology for passenger screening at 16 major domestic airports - from Washington to Los Angeles - and hopes to expand it across the United States as soon as next year.

Read more at Yahoo News

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Mac & Cheese isn't really ready in 3.5 minutes lawsuit claims

November 29, 2022

And in todays frivolous lawsuit news...

A Florida woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Kraft Heinz Foods Co. misled consumers when it claimed that its Velveeta Shells & Cheese product is “ready in 3.5 minutes.”

Read more at ABA Journal

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Verdict could set precedent for opioid lawsuits

November 18, 2022

How Johnson & Johnson verdict could set precedent for opioid lawsuits

An Oklahoma judge is holding pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson accountable for the deadly opioid crisis in the state and ordered it to pay over half a billion dollars. NBC News’ Kate Snow reports on the judgment and how it could set the precedent for more than 2,000 similar lawsuits pending across the country.

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How corporate chiefs dodge lawsuits

November 10, 2022

How corporate chiefs dodge lawsuits over sexual abuse and deadly products.

Scandals brought down Harvey Weinstein’s movie studio and major opioid supplier Mallinckrodt. But their wealthy owners, directors and executives were granted lifetime immunity from related lawsuits in bankruptcy court.

Read more at Reuters

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Mistakes That Can Void Your Homeowner’s Insurance

October 19, 2022

Avoid These Mistakes That Can Void Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Peace of mind for major repairs and bad accidents is important—but there are some things you might be doing that can void your insurance that you might not even be aware of.

Read more at Lifehacker

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Legal Reforms In Utah & Arizona Made Law Better

September 27, 2022

Legal Reforms In Utah & Arizona Made Law Better So Obviously No One Is Following Their Lead.

Arizona and Utah both instituted new rules permitting non-lawyer ownership of legal practices, while Utah also authorized limited non-lawyer legal practice.

Read more at Above The Law

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Bronx Zoo elephant named Happy isn’t a person, court rules

June 16, 2022

Happy the elephant may be intelligent and deserving of compassion, but she cannot be considered a person being illegally confined to the Bronx Zoo, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday.

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When it comes to the law, is justice always just?

May 13, 2022

“Let right prevail.” But does it always prevail?

Read more at ABA Journal

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