Even with millions of Americans out of work and many businesses struggling to survive, bankruptcy filings are significantly down in the U.S. this year, compared to last. In fact, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute, total bankruptcy filings were 42% lower in May 2020 than…
The Florida Attorney General is going after vape juice manufacturers it claims are targeting children. The office is suing Lizard Juice and Creative Vape Labs, which does business by the name Monster Vape Labs. “The lawsuit … stems from our investigation into numerous companies marketing…
Legal Examiner reporter Katherine Snow Smith interviewed Professor Richard S. Frase from the University of Minnesota Law School to get his breakdown and analysis of the charges against the four police officers involved in George Floyd’s death. Frase is a criminal law professor and co-director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice as well as the founder and co-director of the Institute’s Sentencing Guidelines Resource Center. Derek Chauvin, the officer who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, is charged with second degree murder while commiting a felony, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
A Supreme Court ruling this week blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to immediately shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, relieves, for the time being, the uncertainty 650,000 children born to undocumented immigrants have faced since President Donald Trump’s second year in office. But the struggle for the “dreamers,” as that group is called, is far from over.
For decades there has been a debate over lawyer advertising. Some say it hurts the profession’s image and other say it allows middle class and poor people – who may not know a lawyer or what it costs to hire one – access to legal service.
As the nation inches closer to what will surely be a contentious presidential election in November, efforts are underway to secure voter rights and quash suppression and voter disenfranchisement.
When pharmaceutical companies illegally fix prices on generic drugs, it affects nearly every consumer of those medications, experts say.
The Supreme Court on Monday stood by its 50-year-old doctrine that many civil rights groups consider a shield for gross police misconduct. Even as protesters continue to take to the streets against police brutality, the court denied eight petitions addressing the qualified immunity doctrine, which can protect law officers from being sued, even in cases of egregious misconduct.
Gerald Bostock won a historic victory at the U.S. Supreme Court for gay and transgender people across the United States. After a champagne celebration, Bostock says he’s girding for more battles that still lie ahead.
As the world follows the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, questions arise about how this extremely high profile case will play out in court. Will a plea agreement keep it from even going to trial? How will a judge seat a jury of 12 fair and unbiased jurors? What tactics will the prosecutor and defense take?