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Judge denies bond to Spoljaric

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.
IRONTON, OH
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Alex Jones Slapped With $49M Damage Award, Pay Cut, And Possible Sanctions

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,
TEXAS STATE
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CARTERET COUNTY, NC

Will the Alex Jones trials change conspiracy culture?

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.
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State Supreme Court upholds sentence for daycare worker who suffocated child

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...
BEAR, DE

Report: Experian Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Security Concerns

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.
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Jury Finds Pharmacist Didn’t Discriminate When He Denied Patient Morning-After Pill

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.”
MINNESOTA STATE

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.
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Jury set to resume deliberations in Flint water bellwether trial Tuesday

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.
FLINT, MI
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‘Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ court case thrown out as lawyer hasn’t played game

A court case has been dismissed after it was found that the plaintiff’s lawyer hadn’t played enough Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare to back up claims made about the game. Back in November, 2021, plaintiff (the person/organisation that brought the case to court) Brooks Entertainment sued Activision Blizzard – the maker of the Call Of Duty franchise – in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, for allegedly stealing the identity of Brooks Entertainment’s founder, Shon Brooks, in 2016’s Infinite Warfare (via Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Kotaku).
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The Disturbing Allegations That Landed A Former Blue Bell CEO In Court

With a scoop in hand and a bowl on the counter, opening an ice cream pint brings a sweet reward. From simple vanilla to indulgent mix-ins, that frozen dessert has many people screaming for more. Sometimes, however, digging into ice cream gets you more than you bargained for. Although Blue Bell ice cream might have the tagline "the best ice cream in the country," the listeria outbreak associated with its products — the reason Blue Bell had to shut down its factories in 2015 — has churned more than just a cautionary tale about food safety (via CDC).
AUSTIN, TX
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Tatiana Maslany talks new series, 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law'

Couple speaks out on decision to get abortion after fetus diagnosed with rare genetic conditions. The same month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, a couple in Kansas, thousands of miles away from Washington, D.C., faced their own abortion decision. Breanna O'Brien said she...
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