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Thursday, June 13, 2024

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The high court’s ruling keeps a popular abortion drug on shelves nationwide.

by Kelsey Reichmann

The revelations come after billionaire real-estate mogul Harlan Crow reached an agreement with lawmakers to turn over seven years of financial documents related to his relationship with the Supreme Court jurist.

by Benjamin S. Weiss

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is being hailed as the West's most successful politician. But her far-right politics are causing concern inside Italy.

by Cain Burdeau

The high court agreed with the coffee giant and made a stringent four-factor test required to grant preliminary injunctions the standard in labor disputes.

by Ryan Knappenberger

The witness described what it was like to be on the receiving end of a call in which an Ozy Media leader impersonated a YouTube executive using a voice modifier.

by Nika Schoonover

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Nigel Farage holds a Sun newspaper and a pint of beer.

The right-wing firebrand's entrance into the July 4 election campaign is a nightmare scenario for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, as Farage's Reform Party drains support from the governing Conservatives.

by Dominic Glover

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Courts & the Law

If made law, the legislation would create 63 positions on U.S. district courts — the first major expansion since the 1990s.

by Benjamin S. Weiss

The high court upheld decades of precedent prohibiting trademarks on other people’s names.

by Kelsey Reichmann

With Representative Lauren Boebert running in a new district, the state GOP chair in hot water and Democrats in control of much of the state, the Colorado GOP has a lot at stake in the June 25 primary.

by Amanda Pampuro

An Apple store employee wearing a face shield.

Two female employees at Apple offices in California say the company not only systematically pays women less than men but also rewards men for qualities for which women are penalized.

by Natalie Hanson

An Apple store employee wearing a face shield.

Guo founded GTV with Trump White House advisor Steve Bannon, one of several investment projects prosecutors claim Guo used to bilk his followers out of more than $1 billion.

by Erik Uebelacker

The city says it needs “several weeks” to craft a response to the Department of Justice’s findings that the city discriminates on the basis of race and against those who are homeless and mentally ill.

by Joe Duhownik

The state's failure to fund indigent defense makes it impossible to provide Pennsylvanians with due process and equal protection, the ACLU claims.

by Jackson Healy

The detective was shot in the leg by San Diego County sheriff's deputies in a friendly fire incident when the deputies fired at a car theft suspect, who also ended up severely injured.

by Sam Ribakoff

Around the Nation

North Carolina lawmakers are attempting to throw out a lawsuit that claims they violated voters’ right to "fair" elections by redrawing election maps.

by Sydney Haulenbeek

The legislation now heads to a final vote in the Assembly, where it will proceed to the governor's desk if passed.

by Alan Riquelmy

Alex Villanueva accused county officials of blacklisting him and bringing his career to a "standstill" following two separate accusations of harassment and discrimination.

by Hillel Aron

A class of homeowners say the counties' failure to lower lake levels of the Edenville Dam was the primary cause of its catastrophic failure.

by Kevin Koeninger

Top lawmakers will now work with Governor Gavin Newsom on a final budget, which could reach a vote next week.

by Alan Riquelmy

Using MRI scans and statistics, European researchers discovered that the development of white matter lags in the brains of children and fetuses frequently exposed to the lower and upper end of temperature distribution.

by Gabriel Tynes

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Rulings

by Daniel Conrad

A Louisiana sheriff did not win immunity against the negligent hiring and supervision claims he’s facing after a male deputy was criminally charged with raping a female pretrial detainee he was guarding at a hospital in 2019. The woman died, but her mother sues because the guard’s presence violated the sheriff’s written policy against having a male deputy guarding a female inmate without another male deputy present, if no female deputy is available. Due to this, and the guard’s history of drug abuse and psychological treatment, the sheriff may be liable.

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a lower court erred when it altered the punishment for attorney Loring Justice, who was suspended for three years by a hearing panel for violating court orders, making false statements and interfering with legal proceedings. The trial court swapped his suspension for disbarment, but the hearing panel properly applied standards that call for suspension as the presumptive, baseline sanction.

A criminal defendant was properly convicted for assault and battery by mob, disorderly conduct and participating in a riot, ruled the Virginia Court of Appeals. He was one of a group of roughly 15 people who surrounded a woman late at night and blocked her escape as one woman started to attack the victim. Because the defendant here grabbed the victim’s arm to keep her from leaving, regardless of whether he intended to injure her, he was part of the violent mob.

A Florida appeals court rules that the lower court should not have ordered involuntary substance abuse treatment for a citizen because, in the citizen’s absence, the court called and questioned the professional who executed the involuntary treatment certificate.

A family’s amended wrongful death complaint against the dental firm where their family members, two dentists, were shot and killed by a “disgruntled patient” was tossed in Texas federal court. The family members did not show the patient’s criminal actions were foreseeable or that the dentists’ office “had a duty to protect the dentists from him.”

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Hot Cases

by Courthouse News editors

Hospital staff assumed the lead singer of the Motown music group The Four Tops was mentally ill and placed him in restraints after he presented with chest pains. When his wife arrived and showed medical staff a video of him, he was released and given a $25 gift card for his trouble.

Concertgoers say in a class action that Madonna and Live Nation deceptively sold them tickets to a show without warning them that the pop icon would be hours late and lip synching, the venue would be hot and that women would be topless on stage.

The owner and clinical president of Done Health, a California telehealth company, face federal health care fraud charges for a scheme in which they're accused of intentionally targeting “drug-seeking patients” to offer them Adderall and other stimulants that were “not for a legitimate medical purpose” in exchange for payment of a monthly subscription fee.

The Utah Division of Consumer Protection accuses TikTok of profiting from deceptive design features in live video streams that facilitated sexual exploitation, sex trafficking and the distribution of pornography.

A public library's policy banning new books about sex — and stopping anyone under 17 from accessing current titles about gender and sexuality — violates kids' First Amendment rights, Read Freely Alabama says.

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