Oil industry giant Exxon Mobil is launching a wide-ranging legal attack against its litigatory opponents, hitting attorneys and public officials across the country with retaliatory suits and demands. According to Bloomberg, the company has targeted at least 30 individuals and organizations. Among them are New York and Massachusetts attorneys general Eric Schneiderman and Maura T.
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The Trump administration recently restricted the way federal agencies use guidance documents, an action which could prevent the government from launching litigation against companies accused of violations. Guidance documents, writes The New York Times, create a standard interpretation of various laws for government officials. When companies find themselves hounded for running afoul of the legal
Brace yourselves: Michigan lawmakers are preparing another lost-cause bill to reform the state’s sky-high auto insurance rates. Crain’s Detroit Business reports on the latest attempt, noting that Michigan’s 45-year old insurance mandate has mixed reviews. While decidedly costly, an uncapped no-fault law ensures Mitten motorists are covered for whatever medical expenses come crawling out of
Beginning today, the Senate is set to sort out the year’s most contentious issues to date, deciding the plight of Dreamers, undocumented immigrants, and aspiring arrivals all alike. According to Politico.com, the path ahead is far from clear. While leading politicians have promised a resolution in the coming days, neither Left nor Right have come
TNYT: Trump’s Rare, Qualified Appointee in FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb May Actually Doing His JobFebruary 12, 2018
Surprisingly absent from a year’s worth of presidential scandal and intrigue is Scott Gottlieb, Donald Trump’s choice to head the federal Food and Drug Administration. An article recently published in The New York Times characterizes the physician as being, at first glance, a typical pick for the administration – wealthy, with longstanding links to the
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ request for comment on the regulation of bump stocks yielded an overwhelming response. As reported by The Hill, more than 36,000 messages were received by the bureau from December until late January. An analysis from firearms network The Trace showed that an overwhelming majority of comments were
South Dakota Lawmakers Thoughtfully Consider Whether Letting Insurers Steal Worker’s Comp Is A Good IdeaFebruary 9, 2018
Politicians in Pierre may restrict workers’ right to bring conniving insurers to court. Until now, individuals who’ve been ripped off on worker’s compensation have been able to file suits against their insurance company. If the law changes, ‘people who are treated in bad faith by insurance companies would have to file complaints with the South
The former Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden called President Donald Trump’s proposed military parade “third world bullshit.” Senior Petty Chief Robert J. O’Neill, a former SEAL and participant in the raid on bin Laden’s Abbottabad complex, lashed out against the commander-in-chief Thursday. Writing over Twitter, O’Neill’s controversial statement stirred up
Days before Congress is due to enter a showdown centering on the fate of Dreamers and other immigrants, the Trump administration announced it may refuse permanent residency applications from individuals subsisting on government aid. As reported by Reuters, the White House is mulling over a proposal to limit green cards for foreigners make use of
Oklahoma’s State Debt Collection Practices Are Extortion, Suit Claims As It Moves Toward Class Action StatusFebruary 8, 2018
An expanded federal lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s state debt collection practices is seeking class-action status amidst allegations of extortion. According to Reveal News, Oklahoma maintains one of the highest prisoner ratios in the entire the United States. More women per capita are locked up than anywhere else in the country. For men, the incarceration rate ranks
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