Aug 6 (Reuters) - The lawyer defending conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in a Texas trial drew his own national headlines this week for accidentally handing over highly-sensitive data to his adversaries, opening him up to potential legal consequences.
An Ironton Police Department officer arrested last week on several charges was in Ironton Municipal Court on Thursday morning and was denied bond. Bradley Spoljaric, 29, an IPD officer since April 2020 and a sergeant since July 2021, was arrested on July 27 and charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence, second-degree felony possession/trafficking in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 dugs and third-degree felony tampering with evidence.
The first Sandy Hook defamation trial against Alex Jones ended Friday when the jury awarded $45.2 million in punitive damages to Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis. Two days prior, the jury awarded the the plaintiffs $4.1 million in compensatory damages, bringing the total to more than $49 million for the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who was murdered in the 2012 school shooting,
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A former Alexandria police officer is not entitled to qualified immunity in the case of a man accusing him of excessive force, a federal judge has ruled. Qualified immunity protects some public officials, including police officers from liability in civil lawsuits. Former Lt. Kenneth Rachal was fired not long after...
Dan Friesen and Jordan Holmes, co-hosts of the “Knowledge Fight” podcast, which skewers Infowars host Alex Jones, were in the courtroom for Jones’ recent trial. They talk with Brian Stelter about what they observed and whether legal action against Jones will curtail conspiracy culture.
BEAR, Del. (WKRC) - A Supreme Court upheld the sentence of a daycare worker who pleaded guilty to murdering a four-month-old. DeJoynay Ferguson was arrested in 2019 and pleaded guilty in 2021. Ferguson appealed, saying that her life sentence was unfair, according to the Delaware Supreme Court. Ferguson contended that...
The saga over Subway’s tuna-legitimacy continues as a plaintiff argues that the chain's "100% tuna" claim is false. Subway stands by its statement.
Consumer credit bureau Experian is facing a class-action lawsuit over allegations that it didn’t do enough to prevent identity thieves from sabotaging peoples’ accounts. KrebsOnSecurity reported Friday (Aug. 5) that the legal filing alleged that identity thieves had been able to get control of individuals’ accounts by signing up for new accounts using the victim’s personal information and a different email address.
Gun companies emphasize masculinity and make veiled references to white supremacist groups to sell AR-15-style rifles, congressional committee report says
A House committee said that gun companies' marketing emphasize masculinity, allude to white supremacist groups, and tout military-grade weapons.
A Minnesota jury ruled that a longtime pharmacist did not discriminate when he refused to fill a woman’s birth control prescription. According to NBC News, the verdict was announced Friday, nearly three years after Andrea Anderson sued George Badeaux for denying her the morning-after pill. The complaint states Anderson obtained a prescription for emergency contraception in early 2019, after a condom broke during intercourse with her boyfriend. Her doctor reportedly sent the prescription to Thrifty White, which is the only pharmacy in her hometown of McGregor; but when she arrived at Thrifty White, Badeaux informed Anderson he would not fill the prescription because it went against his “beliefs.”
Reasons Not to Limit Private-Employer-Imposed Speech Restrictions: The Employer's Sub-Constitutional Rights?
As I mentioned last week, ten years ago I wrote a descriptive and analytical law review article called Private Employees' Speech and Political Activity: Statutory Protection Against Employer Retaliation, which aimed to catalog these often-little-known statutes. This year, I'm returning to the subject, trying to analyze the strongest arguments for and against such statutes. The article (Should the Law Limit Private-Employer-Imposed Speech Restrictions?) will be published later this year in a Journal of Free Speech Law symposium issue, together with other articles that stemmed from an Arizona State symposium on Non-Governmental Restrictions on Free Speech; and this week and next I'd like to serialize it here.
A pharmacist who refused to fill a woman's emergency contraceptive prescription did not violate her rights, Minnesota jury rules
"I can't help but wonder about the other women who may be turned away," the plaintiff Andrea Anderson said.
A federal jury is scheduled to resume deliberations Tuesday in a lawsuit tied to the Flint water crisis. The jury is resuming deliberations after a 12 day break. The lawsuit is on behalf of four Flint children exposed to the city’s lead tainted drinking water. They’re suing two engineering firms, Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, hired as consultants on Flint’s water system. Attorneys for the firms deny their clients bear any responsibility.
A forensic economist testified that Alex Jones began funneling $11,000 per day into an alleged shell company around the time he was found liable by default in defamation suits
On Friday, a jury said Alex Jones should pay $45.2 million in punitive damages after being found liable for defamation.
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