Bankruptcy Case Dismissed: Giuliani’s Non-Compliance Halts Chapter 11 Protection Amid Financial Woes

New York, NY — The Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and attorney to Donald Trump, was dismissed by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Friday due to Giuliani’s non-compliance with financial disclosure requirements. Giuliani, who once gained national prominence for his leadership following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, sought bankruptcy protection in December, claiming financial duress following a hefty $148 million defamation judgment. The judgment was related to his false accusations of election fraud against Ruby Freeman and Wandrea’ ArShaye Moss during the 2020 presidential election, which … Read more

Ithaca Passes Groundbreaking Tenant Protection Law, Sets New Standards for Housing Stability

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Common Council recently approved a new tenant protection law with an 8-2 vote after nearly five hours of robust discussion. This addition to the local legislation strengthens housing stability and landlord-tenant relationships, marking a considerable shift in the city’s approach to housing fairness. Mayor Robert Cantelmo, a proponent of the law, described the council’s decision as a major win for the entire community. “This historic legislation will not only secure housing fairness but will positively influence the socioeconomic dynamics of Ithaca,” Cantelmo stated. He shared the sentiment in a guest … Read more

Alaskan Federal Judge Resigns Amidst Abuse Allegations, Exposes Gaps in Judicial Clerk Protection Measures

Anchorage, Alaska — The resignation of U.S. District Judge Joshua Kindred, following allegations of abusive behavior toward his clerks, has spotlighted the ongoing concerns about the environment in which the judiciary’s most junior staffers work. Despite recent efforts to reinforce workplace protections, this high-profile case illustrates potential gaps in the safeguarding of these workers, as revealed in a Monday announcement of Kindred’s departure. Kindred, who served on the bench in Alaska, stepped down amid findings from an investigation that stretched over 18 months into reports of his misconduct towards his clerks. Though the specifics of … Read more

Landmark Tenant Protection Law Faces Supreme Test in Washington State Eviction Case

OLYMPIA, Wash. — In a crucial case that could reshape the handling of eviction procedures in Washington state, tenant rights are being vigorously defended after a 2021 law aimed at protecting renters is put to the test. This new legislation, which prohibits eviction settlement agreements that require tenants to waive inherent protections, is now under scrutiny as the case heads toward the state Supreme Court. The legislation, established with bipartisan support, ensures that renters retain rights such as mediation in disputes, repayment plans, and sufficient notice before eviction. These provisions are central to controversy stirred … Read more