Nassau County Jury Selection for Patrick McDowell’s Sentencing Trial Sets Stage for Life or Death Decision

Nassau County, Florida – The sentencing trial of Patrick McDowell continues in Nassau County as jury selection resumes. Once a jury is selected, these individuals will determine whether McDowell should be sentenced to death or receive a life sentence for the killing of Nassau County Deputy Joshua Moyers. McDowell had previously pleaded guilty to shooting Deputy Moyers during a traffic stop in September 2021, which tragically resulted in Moyers’ death a few days later. Now, the focus is on finding the appropriate jury to make the final decision. Jury selection began on Friday and is … Read more

Terraform Labs Faces Jury Decision in SEC Lawsuit Over Alleged Investor Deception in TerraUSD Collapse

New York – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently concluded their case against Terraform Labs and its co-founder, Do Kwon, leaving the decision in the hands of a New York jury. The jury must now determine whether Kwon and his company can be held accountable for allegedly providing misleading information to investors regarding the stability of their cryptocurrency, Terra USD (UST), and its integration with a South Korean mobile payments app. Terra USD, also known as an “algorithmic stablecoin,” was designed to be pegged to the U.S. dollar through on-chain mint-and-burn mechanics with … Read more

Federal Judge Rules Against Plaintiff in Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Case, Decision Sparks Controversy

GREELEY, Colo. – A federal judge in Colorado has determined that he lacks the authority to intervene in a case where a plaintiff’s jury award of $3.5 million was intercepted by the state. The plaintiff, Jason Brooks, had filed a lawsuit claiming violations of his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). U.S. District Court Judge S. Kato Crews acknowledged the possibility of a narrow path for Brooks to seek enforcement of the payment, but ultimately found no legal precedent that allowed him to reopen the long-running lawsuit. Brooks, who had been incarcerated in … Read more

Landowners Appeal Ohio Jury’s Decision in Long-Running Royalty Case Against Drillers

Columbus, Ohio – A lengthy and contentious royalty case reached its conclusion in March, as an Ohio jury delivered its verdict after nearly four years of legal proceedings and countless filings from both sides. The case revolved around the absence of the words “Point Pleasant” in a lease agreement, resulting in drillers – including Ascent Resources, Gulfport Energy, and Rice Energy – gaining the upper hand over the rights owner, TERA II, LLC. Despite the lease not explicitly allowing drilling into the Point Pleasant formation, which lies on the border of the Utica shale formation, … Read more