Category: National

HUD brings charges of housing discrimination against Facebook

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a charge against Facebook, alleging the tech giant violated the Fair Housing Act “by encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform.” In a recent… Read More

Connecticut’s highest court rules against Remington over Sandy Hook

Remington Outdoor Co. Inc. can be sued for the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 school children aged 6 and 7 and six adult staff dead, a court ruled on… Read More

Arbitration gains currency after Supreme Court decision

Employees trying to take companies to court face more likelihood of arbitration based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, The Recorder at law.com reports. A string of U.S. Supreme Court decisions favoring arbitration contracts, including the recent… Read More

Global warming, fossil fuels focus of new wave of lawsuits

Fossil fuel producers could follow in the footsteps of tobacco companies, based on a new string of lawsuits targeting global warming, according to a Vox Media story. “In 1998, 46 states and the District of Columbia signed on… Read More

Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property

According to a recent Washington Post report, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, 2/20/19, that “the Constitution’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, limiting their abilities to impose financial penalties and seize property.”… Read More