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Fact or Fiction: Feds Can Seize Animals from Roadside “Amateur” Zoos

This is fact! The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that forty-six lions, seven tigers, fifteen Ligers (lion and tiger hybrid), and a jaguar have been seized from the zoo featured in Netflix’s hugely popular series, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness.” This show had more than a 64 million viewers in its first four weeks and ranked among the top most-watched shows on Netflix....
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Federal Court Rules the U.S. Cannot Consider Sex or Race in Distributing Pandemic Relief Funds to Restaurants

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Biden’s administration cannot distribute COVID-19 relief funds to restaurants based on the sex or race of the applicants. The lawsuit, introduced by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty on behalf of Antonio Vitolo, who owns Jake’s Bar and Grill in Harriman, Tennessee.  The suit alleges that from May 3 – May 24, the $28.6...
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Could A Twitter Feud Between Candace Owens and Cardi B Lead to a Successful Defamation Lawsuit?

Conservative commentator and best-selling author of “Blackout”, Candace Owens, is threatening to sue Cardi B for slander after a Twitter spat. Owens picked a Twitter fight with the rapper following her performance at the Grammy Awards. Owens appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox show, “Tonight Monday,” to criticize Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion for their raunchy performance of the song WAP at the Grammys. HOW DID THE CARDI B VS. CANDACE OWENS TWITTER WAR BEGIN? Owens......
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Is Apple Operating As An Illegal Casino?

Apple is being sued (again) in a class-action lawsuit alleging that the tech giant is promoting illegal gambling on the App Store. The lawsuit filed in California claims that Apple profits from promoting illegal gambling apps. In the class-action lawsuit, the plaintiffs – Joshua McDonald and Michael Helsel – target the apps developed by DoubleU Games Co. The plaintiffs allege that the casino apps developed by the said company violate......
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Oracle vs. Google: What Does the Supreme Court’s Ruling Mean for Other Industries?

In what has been called the “Copyright Case of the Century,”  the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Google in its long-standing battle with Oracle. WHY DID ORACLE SUE GOOGLE? Oracle sued Google more than a decade ago. In 2010, the tech firm sued Google for copying about 11,500 lines of computer code from its Java platform to create Android, Google’s mobile operating system. Oracle sought $9 billion in......
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Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Nicki Minaj’s Father is Sued, But How Many Fleeing Drivers Get Caught?

Nicki Minaj’s family is suing a driver who struck the rapper’s father and fled the scene of the crash. But how many hit-and-run drivers are actually caught or identified? The Starships rapper’s mother, Carol Maraj, is suing Charles Polevich for killing her husband in a hit-and-run crash in February 2021.  Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj. Minaj’s mother is seeking $150 million in damages. Polevich is accused of......
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Shooting Victims Are Suing a Florida Apartment Complex for $10 Million

In a scene resembling a mafia movie, five people were shot on April 15, 2021, at the Oakwood Terrace Apartments in Pensacola, Florida after four unidentified suspects drove their vehicle through a broken, open gate at the apartment complex. The suspects exited the vehicle and fired forty rounds at a group of people gathered outside the building. Although the victims were not killed, all of them were hospitalized, and......
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Why Trespassing on Private Property Can Get You Arrested

Trespassing is a legal term used to refer to entering or staying on someone else’s property without permission. Illegally entering private property or staying there after being asked to leave can get you arrested. That’s what happened to Kelly Sills, a Baton Rouge resident, during his five-day trip to Florida with his family. Sills was arrested at a Disney resort in Florida after refusing to leave. WHY......
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Fact or Fiction: Children As Young As 7 Can Be Charged As Juvenile Delinquents

This is a fact! While the criminal justice and juvenile delinquency laws vary by state, children in New York, for example, can be charged as juvenile delinquents beginning at age 7. In fact, a 7-year old boy in upstate Brasher Falls, New York could soon be charged with rape. But in more than half the states, including Texas, Washington, and Florida, there is no minimum...
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Federal Judge Admonishes Lawyers for “Jerry Springer” Style Briefs

Because of “disrespectful” and “provocative” words, a federal judge in Miami ordered lawyers in a case against Royal Caribbean Cruises to rewrite multiple court filings. U.S. District Court judge Donald L. Graham of the Southern District of Florida ordered attorneys on both sides to rewrite  motion papers and even requested that the lawyers address whether the case could be referred to the federal court’s attorney...
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