Former MediaLink Chief Michael Kassan Fires Back at UTA’s ‘Smear’ Effort, Citing ‘Broken Promises’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – United Talent Agency (UTA) has made amendments to its lawsuit against former MediaLink chief Michael Kassan, shifting its initial claims to arbitration. The lawsuit now includes new details of allegations of financial mismanagement against Kassan, who has denounced the litigation as a “smear” effort. UTA claims that Kassan blurred the lines between personal and business expenses during his time with the company, which acquired MediaLink for $125 million in December 2021. Although several claims have been dropped, UTA still accuses Kassan of threatening to breach the noncompete clause in his contract. … Read more

Woman’s Routine Surgery Turns into Nightmare After Broken Equipment Causes Life-Threatening Complications

Miami, FL – A routine surgery turned into a nightmare for Maria Rodriguez and her family, leaving her permanently disabled and fighting for her life. Rodriguez underwent a procedure to remove her fallopian tubes at Jackson Memorial Hospital in November 2022, with the intention of preventing future pregnancies. However, the surgery took a disastrous turn due to defective equipment, leaving Rodriguez hospitalized for months and facing lifelong consequences. According to Rodriguez, she was assured that the outpatient procedure would take only 30 minutes and come with minimal risks. Instead, she faced a ten-hour ordeal as … Read more

The Journey of a Rebellious Lawyer: From Immigration Law to Fighting the Broken System

Seattle, Washington – The journey to becoming a social justice lawyer can take a much different path than the typical career trajectory often depicted on television. Monika Batra Kashyap, an immigration lawyer and visiting clinical professor at Seattle University School of Law, is an example of a “rebellious lawyer” who is dedicated to fighting for social justice. Batra Kashyap’s desire to help others was influenced by her own personal history as the child of immigrants. Her passion for immigrant justice work taps into her politics, lived experience, and ancestral ties to the country. However, she … Read more

Former Memphis Judge Exposes Broken Justice System with Decline in Jury Trials Leading to Lenient Plea Deals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – After more than five years since the fatal shooting of Greater Memphis Chamber president Phil Trenary, one of the two men accused in his murder has reached a plea deal. McKinney Wright, 27 years old, pleaded guilty to the crime in December 2023. The murder took place in September 2018. The slow progress of cases making their way through the court system has raised concerns. Retired judge Bobby Carter, who now serves as a court consultant under former Memphis mayor Jim Strickland, believes that more efficient use of available tools is necessary. … Read more