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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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Do COVID-19 Long-Haulers Need Disability Benefits?

COVID-19 long-haulers is a term used to describe people who continue to have certain coronavirus symptoms, including fatigue and brain fog, months after the disease subsides. The condition is referred to as “long COVID” and can affect a person’s ability to work and earn a living. For this reason, many COVID-19 long-haulers are seeking disability benefits, but not all of them get their applications approved......
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Fact or Fiction: Elon Musk Cannot Just Tweet Whatever He Wants

This is a fact! A 2018 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires oversight of Elon Musk’s social media activities. Musk, who recently changed his job title to “Technoking of Tesla“, now faces another lawsuit from a Tesla shareholder, alleging that his “erratic tweets” violate a fiduciary duty. Tesla Investor Sues Elon Musk for Violating Fiduciary Duty Investor Chase Gharrity is suing...
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Customer Sues Costco for Disclosing Erectile Dysfunction Prescription to Wife

Greg Shepherd claims that his efforts to reconcile with his ex-wife were dashed because of a Costco pharmacy error. Shepherd sued the warehouse chain after a store pharmacist wrongly told his wife that his erectile dysfunction medication was ready for pickup. Shepherd said Costco had mistakenly filled the erectile disfunction prescription after he was given a sample by his doctor during a checkup. He said...
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Fact or Fiction: Texas Has Its Own Separate Power Grid, and It Failed Miserably

This is fact! Texas’s power grid is not connected to any other power grid in the country. As investigations into the power outages across Texas are still underway, residents are filing class-action lawsuits against the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and electricity retailer “Griddy.” Class-Action Lawsuits Filed Against Griddy As reported by USA Today, Griddy is facing a class-action lawsuit for allegedly engaging in...
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Rideshare Drivers Filed a New Lawsuit to Repeal California Proposition 22

California’s highest court, the California Supreme Court, just rejected a lawsuit filed to overturn California Proposition 22, which exempted ride-share and delivery companies, including Lyft, Uber, and DoorDash from the state’s AB5 or “gig economy” law. Prop. 22 is considered the costliest ballot measure in California’s history. The lawsuit claimed the measure was unconstitutional because it limits the power of the Legislature and excludes drivers...
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Meghan Markle Finally Wins a Lawsuit Against a British Tabloid

Meghan Markle filed a lawsuit against Associated Newspapers, which owns Mail on Sunday, in 2019. The Duchess of Sussex accused the British tabloid of violating her privacy after it published contents of her emotional letter to her estranged father, Thomas Markle. According to Hollywood Reporter, a judge ruled that the newspaper invaded the former actress’s privacy when it made excerpts of the private letter publicly...
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The Parents of a 20-year Old Amateur Trader Sue Robinhood Following His Suicide Caused by Trading Losses

The parents of Alexander Kearns, who killed himself after thinking he had lost $730,000 on stock trading app, Robinhood, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Robinhood. The 20-year-old young man died by suicide in June 2020 shortly after reaching out to Robinhood’s customer service to help him understand why his account showed a negative balance of $730,000 on the stock trading platform. What is...
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