Minnesota Legislature Takes Action to Reform Property Forfeiture Laws in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

St. Paul, Minnesota – The Minnesota Legislature is poised to pass new property forfeiture laws in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that declared the state’s current system unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the case of Tyler v. Hennepin County found that the county violated a woman’s constitutional rights by selling her forfeited property for more than the amount she owed in taxes and keeping the surplus. Earlier this year, the state agreed to pay a settlement of $109 million to resolve class action lawsuits filed on behalf of Minnesotans … Read more

Landmark Ruling: Arizona Supreme Court Stands Firm on Historic Abortion Ban, Stirring National Conversation

PHOENIX, Arizona – The Arizona Supreme Court has recently upheld a 1864 law that effectively bans almost all abortions in the state. The decision comes amid an ongoing debate surrounding abortion rights across the United States. The controversial law, which criminalizes the termination of pregnancies when a fetal heartbeat is detected, has faced significant opposition from reproductive rights advocates. However, the court’s ruling has dealt a blow to their efforts to protect access to abortion services. In a 6-3 decision, the Arizona Supreme Court determined that the law is constitutional. Supporters of the legislation argue … Read more

Landmark Ruling: Memphis Grizzlies Star Ja Morant Exonerated in Lawsuit, Declared Acted in Self-Defense

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has received a favorable ruling in a lawsuit filed against him by Joshua Holloway. The Shelby County Circuit Court judge overseeing the case determined that Morant was acting in self-defense when he punched Holloway in the face during a pickup game at his Tennessee home in 2022. This ruling grants Morant “the presumption of civil immunity” and places the burden of proof on Holloway to demonstrate that Morant should be held liable in the civil lawsuit. The altercation between Morant and Holloway occurred after hours of pick-up games at Morant’s … Read more

Federal Judge Warns Providence Attorney of Scrutiny Over Billing Practices in Court Ruling

Boston, MA – A Providence attorney has been put on notice by a federal judge that his billing records will be closely examined in the future. The judge, Allison D. Burroughs, made this warning after awarding plaintiff Jose Gomes Ferreira Vaz half of the attorneys’ fees he had requested as the prevailing party in his appeal against the Social Security Administration’s denial of his disability benefits claim. Judge Burroughs expressed concerns over the billing practices at Green & Greenberg, the law firm representing Vaz. The government had opposed the award of attorneys’ fees, citing issues … Read more