Category: National

EPA set to overturn Obama-era vehicle efficiency rules, California sues

According to the Washington Post, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will revisit Obama-era vehicle efficiency rules. Obama’s policy to address climate change would raise efficiency requirements on the nation’s automobile fleet to more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025…. Read More

New protocol dismisses civil rights cases before Education Department

Under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, hundreds of civil rights complaints before her department are being dismissed, based on a new protocol that seeks to unclog the system, the New York Times reports. “The Education Department’s Office for Civil… Read More

More lawsuits expected over J&J talcum powder in 2018

Johnson & Johnson returned to the courtroom in January to face more litigation over allegations that its talcum products caused cancer. The pharmaceutical company’s lawyers entered a Middlesex County, N.J. courtroom for opening statements in a lawsuit “alleging… Read More

Apple iPhone slowdown spurs lawsuits

Apple rejected claims that the company slowed down older iPhones to drive sales of newer models, even as a flurry of lawsuits hit the courts. “Apple Inc (AAPL.O) defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate… Read More

Congress, Trump block class-action lawsuits against banks

This month, President Trump signed a bill that blocked class-action lawsuits against banks, dismantling a rule issued by an Obama-era agency in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Two weeks later, on Nov. 15, Richard Cordray, the… Read More