Ryan J. Farrick

Ryan Farrick is a freelance writer and small business advertising consultant based out of mid-Michigan. Passionate about international politics and world affairs, he’s an avid traveler with a keen interest in the connections between South Asia and the United States. Ryan studied neuroscience and has spent the last several years working as an operations manager in transportation logistics.


Nebraska Lawmakers to Take on Debt Collectors

After years of being allowed to run rampant, a bill was proposed which would Nebraska lawmakers to take on debt collectors and put a hold on their practically punitive powers. In a small state with a population just under two-million, nearly 79,000 lawsuits were filed in 2013 against individuals struggling not to let their bank


No Additional Penalties for Wal-Mart in Trucking Suit

A federal judge announced there would be no additional penalties for Wal-Mart in a long-lasting lawsuit. In November of 2016, a jury had awarded hundreds of truck drivers $54 million in back pay. The plaintiffs had contested that the Arkansas-based retailer hadn’t fairly compensated its over-the-road employees for doing certain tasks. A California jury found


States Intervene in For-Profit Education Lawsuit

Attorneys general from several states filed a motion to intervene in a for-profit education lawsuit against the federal government. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, made a decision to take the Department of Education to court after having its accreditation authority revoked last month. Worries over the priorities of the Trump administration


Comcast Consumer Lawsuit Isn’t Going Away

Everybody loves to hate on Comcast. The telecom giant saw an unwelcome addition to its club of naysayers in early August. Bob Ferguson, the attorney general of Washington State, filed a lawsuit which has refused to shrink. He claims the company deceived a half-million customers in the Pacific Northwest, refusing to change its ways until


Drug Bidding Practices Challenged By Trump

“Aggressive” is probably a mild term to describe the president-elect’s rhetoric in the days preceding his inauguration. Offensive and damning tweets have been fired off at critics all across social media, with most mainstream news networks focusing on innumerable faux pas and controversial cabinet appointments. Missed on the ides of January is a critically important


Pyrrhic Victory for Johnson & Johnson

A Dallas judge’s ruling resulted in a pyrrhic victory for Johnson & Johnson. The latest and possibly last chapter in a long-lasting court case came to a close at the beginning of January. For two years, Johnson & Johnson had been fighting six plaintiffs’ accusations of negligence. At the forefront of the drama was a


Judge Won’t Dismiss Olympic Spying Lawsuit

2016 was not a good year to be a spy. Intelligence-gathering organizations have had a lot on their plate since the primary season ended and the general election began. Allegations of Russian incursions into American cyberspace began to swirl, as damaging leaks targeted at Democrats trickled out across the internet. With so much on their


Trump Brushes Off DoJ on Private Prisons

The president-elect isn’t notorious for shying away from a challenge. Between calls to scrap Obamacare and build a wall along the Mexican border, the billionaire-in-chief has spoken out in support of a penal system not propped up by taxpayers. Back in March, Trump made a brief remark expressing his interest in keeping private prisons running.