• Whistleblower Tweeting About Tesla

    A former Tesla process technician, Martin Tripp, has been fighting a well-publicized legal battle with the company. CEO Elon Musk accused him of giving confidential and false info about the company’s manufacturing practices to the press, and...

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  • Proposals In 16 States To Give Courts’ Power To Legislatures

    West Virginia’s attempt to impeach the state’s entire Supreme Court is just the latest example of a trend, driven by Republican legislative majorities, to take power away from the courts and put it in the hands of...

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  • Who Is The Greatest Con Man In U.S. History?

    “Yellow Kid” Weil and his accomplices, Doc Meriwether, Colonel Jim Porter and Romeo Simpson, were said to have inspired the classic film, The Sting, but their careers as bunco artists pale to insignificance compared to con men...

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  • California Supreme Court Revives The Concept Of Usury

    Lending law in California sets no cap on interest rates on loans over $2500, and the theory that rates might be  unconscionable or exorbitant has mostly disappeared since the advent of payday loans, but in an opinion...

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  • DOJ Settles Turf Battle, Goes After Goldman Sachs

    An investigation into the disappearance of about $4 billion from a huge Malaysian government investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad, is in the hands of Brooklyn-based prosecutors, after deputy AG Rod Rosenstein sided with them in a dispute...

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  • Another Twitternut, This One A Law Prof

    University of Chicago Law Professor M. Todd Henderson closed his Twitter account recently, for the second time this year. In February, he tweeted that: “The most marginalized group at every university is conservatives.” Though relatively uncontroversial, that...

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  • White Collar Prosecutions Down More Than 35 Percent

    Monthly comparisons of the number of defendants charged with white collar crime-related offenses are down 6.3 percent from the same period one year ago, and more than 35 percent from 2013. The downward trend has accelerated under...

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  • When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Go On Vacation

    “Obviously this has been a tough week,” said CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl, at a meeting of the Television Critics Assn. in Beverly Hills. It’s been especially trying for Jeff Fager, the executive producer of “60 Minutes,”...

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  • Compensation For Non-Competes

    Governor Charlie Barker of Massachusetts has indicated that he will sign a bill passed by the legislature that requires companies to give employees some kind of compensation for up to a year after leaving, if the company...

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  • Chemical Manufacturer and Execs Face Texas Indictment

    Arkema North America, CEO Richard Rowe, and the manager of its Crosby, Tex plant were indicted by a Harris County, Tx grand jury. The charge is reckless emission of an air contaminant and endangerment of persons under...

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