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Is Facebook Responsible for Its Users’ Discriminatory Ads?

Facebook is free for its 2.2 billion active users, and is sustained on ad revenue. Its worldwide ad revenue was over $33 billion in 2018, with almost $15 billion generated in the U.S. Advertisers love the extensive ad targeting options available on Facebook, which allow advertises to zero in on target demographics. But the same options are getting Facebook into legal trouble. In 2016 and......
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Why CBS’ Leslie Moonves Could Get $120 Million in Severance

Despite being fired as Chairman and CEO of CBS due to at least twelve accusations of sexual misconduct, including assault, Leslie Moonves could still walk away with a $120 million severance. This is because CBS reached a settlement with Moonves pending its internal investigation. The claims include that Moonves forced them to perform oral sex on him, that he exposed himself to them without their......
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Do Banks Have to Know Your Citizenship Status?

A Kansas couple says Bank of America blocked access to their bank account after they ignored a form demanding proof of citizenship from the husband, who was born and raised in Kansas. The couple thought the letter was spam. The account was unfrozen after he supplied a driver’s license at a branch. Dan Hernandez, a television writer of Cuban heritage who owns a company called “Cuban Missile,” said......
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Why Trump’s Former Friends Can Receive Reduced Prison Time for Flipping

One by one Trump’s closest associates and friends are distancing themselves from him in order to save themselves. After pleading guilty to eight federal counts, Michael Cohen announced through his lawyer that he would never accept a pardon from a “criminal” like Trump: “I know that Mr. Cohen would never accept a pardon from a man who he considers to be both corrupt and a dangerous......
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Fact or Fiction: A Sitting President Cannot Be Criminally Prosecuted While in Office

This is a fact! Trump’s lawyers have said special counsel Robert Mueller already has told them he would abide by a longstanding Department of Justice view that the Constitution bars prosecuting sitting presidents. The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), the executive branch’s most authoritative in-house lawyer, has long taken the position that the president cannot be prosecuted or even indicted while still in......
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Fact or Fiction: You Can Be Arrested for Harassing Animals

This is a fact! A man was recently cited after another Yellowstone visitor took video of him walking up to a bison in a roadway congested with stopped cars and waving his arms. The animal charges him a couple of times, but Reinke doesn’t appear to get hurt. Then, Yellowstone rangers connected Reinke’s extensive history, including past citations for drunk and disorderly behavior, and seeing the egregious......
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Can Police Officers Be Held Liable for Steering Trump Supporters into Violent Mob?

20 plaintiffs who attended a Trump campaign rally in June 2016 accuse San Jose, California police officers of directing them into a violent crowd of protestors. Plaintiffs say the officers stood by and did nothing while the rally attendees were physically assaulted with objects and hit. An elderly woman was attacked by protesters who pulled her hair and broke her glasses. Another plaintiff, then a......
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Fact or Fiction: Over 9,000 Lawsuits Claim Johnson’s Baby Powder Causes Cancer

This is fact! There are more than 9,000 talcum-powder lawsuits across the country. The lawsuits name as defendants companies like Johnson & Johnson and even the companies that mine talc and supply it to the manufacturers. While only a few lawsuits have gone to trial, so far Johnson & Johnson has lost most of them. In St. Louis, Missouri Johnson & Johnson has been ordered......
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Why is MGM Resorts Suing the Las Vegas Shooting Victims?

MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay hotel, used by Stephen Paddock to shoot and kill 58 people and wound more than 500 others. MGM also owns the Route 91 Harvest festival venue which hosted the music festival where victims were targeted. In federal U.S. District Courts in California, Nevada, and Arizona, MGM has filed for a declaratory judgment against hundreds of victims. A declaratory judgment lawsuit is......
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Suing Over Bed Bugs – What You Need to Know

Planes, trains, automobiles, hotels, apartments, houses, and even movie theaters – what do all these places have in common? Bed bugs have attacked people there! In Southern California a family was awarded $1.6 million against their apartment owner for suffering a bed bug infestation that left their child, then just a baby, with permanent scars. The family suffered for months with bed bugs at the......
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