Kotzebue and Bethel Residents Take Legal Action Against Fuel Supplier Vitus Energy Over Winter Fuel Issues

Kotzebue, Alaska – Nine residents of Kotzebue, Alaska have filed a lawsuit against Vitus Energy, alleging issues with fuel purchased from the company during the winter season. This is not the first lawsuit to be filed against Vitus for fuel problems, as a separate lawsuit was previously taken up by a group of Bethel residents. During January, when temperatures in Kotzebue plummeted to minus 30 and below, residents noticed that Vitus fuel thickened and clogged filters, leading to heating systems failing to function and causing frozen water lines in their homes. While Vitus declined to … Read more

Tulane Hosts 30th Biennial Admiralty Law Institute, Focusing on Evolving Issues in Maritime Industry

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – Tulane University is hosting the 30th biennial Admiralty Law Institute (ALI) from March 20-22. This prestigious conference brings together prominent practitioners and scholars in admiralty and maritime law to discuss the industry’s most pressing issues. ALI, established in 1965, is the oldest conference of its kind in the United States and serves as a leading forum for Continuing Legal Education in maritime law. The event attracts over 300 professionals from across the country and from various nations. Under the theme “Sea Change: U.S. and International Admiralty on the Horizon,” this year’s … Read more

Kent County Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Kristina Karamo, Halting her Role as Michigan Republican Party Chair

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A judge in Kent County has issued a preliminary injunction against Kristina Karamo, preventing her from claiming the position of chair of the Michigan Republican Party or accessing any party bank accounts or postal boxes. This ruling is a significant win for those opposing Karamo within the Michigan GOP and for Pete Hoekstra, the former ambassador and congressman who replaced Karamo after a breakoff section of the party’s state committee voted to remove her. The judge’s decision aims to bring clarity and eliminate the uncertainty caused by two individuals claiming to … Read more

Gregg County Grand Jury Issues 32 Indictments for Crimes Including Aggravated Assault and DWI

LONGVIEW, Texas – A grand jury in Gregg County has issued 32 indictments for various crimes, including aggravated assault, driving while intoxicated, and credit or debit card abuse. The indictments were announced on January 31, but it is important to note that an indictment does not imply guilt; it simply means that the person is formally accused of a crime and must go through the legal process to determine their innocence or guilt. One of the notable cases involves James Thomas Kerns Jr., a 40-year-old resident of Longview. Kerns has been charged with collision involving … Read more