Legal News


PG&E Power Lines Caused Four NorCal Wildfires, Investigators Determine

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) power lines caused four of the devastating wildfires that swept California’s North Bay last October, the California Department of Forestry...

  • Caroline Cornell
  • May 30, 2018

Attorney John Yanchunis Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for Equifax Data Breach Case

We are proud to announce that Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group attorney John A. Yanchunis was appointed to the Consumer Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for...

  • Staff
  • Feb 13, 2018

Here’s a Brief History of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Civil asset forfeiture is a peculiar part of the American justice system. The law is premised on the belief that an object, and not the...

  • Richard Bierig
  • Nov 22, 2017

Is Civil Asset Forfeiture Law Misused and Abused?

Since an expansion of civil forfeiture was announced in July, there has been a spirited debate about whether or not police should be able to...

  • Richard Bierig
  • Oct 9, 2017

Jeff Sessions' New Directive Expands Civil Asset Forfeiture, Increasing Police Property Seizures

The Department of Justice yesterday issued a Policy Directive paving the way for an increase in the use of a controversial process called “adoptive forfeitures”...

  • Richard Bierig
  • Jul 20, 2017

Child Victims Act Dropped: Where Can Survivors Turn Now?

This was the year the bill would pass, thought advocates of the Child Victims Act. Instead, supporters of the bill — as well as the...

  • Staff
  • Jun 23, 2017

Clergy Sex Abuse in Brooklyn: Fund Launched for Victims

Sex abuse victims of Catholic clergy in Brooklyn and Queens have another avenue for justice, thanks to a new fund announced Thursday. People who were...

  • Staff
  • Jun 22, 2017

City’s West Tampa Development Plans Taking Priority

If you live in Tampa, you may have noticed the wave of development going on. From facelifts to the Veterans Expressway and downtown, to the...

  • Matthew Sandler
  • west-tampa
  • Apr 13, 2017

Pope Francis Takes 'Zero Tolerance' Stance on Clergy Sex Abuse

As countless people around the world rang in the New Year and made their 2017 resolutions, the Holy See issued a more solemn vow. Pope...

  • Staff
  • Jan 4, 2017

2016 Court Decisions: Four Rulings You Need to Know About

Some court cases receive major media attention and everyone hears about them, but the majority of court proceedings fly under the radar. As a result,...

  • Staff
  • Dec 15, 2016

Gas Pipeline Explosion in Alabama: What You Should Know

On Oct 31, a gas pipeline exploded in Shelby County, Alabama, sending fire and smoke soaring into the air. The blast killed one person and...

  • Staff
  • Nov 2, 2016

ADA on the Go: Ridesharing and Bus Companies Face Allegations They Violated the Important Law

Uber is in the seat for not potentially complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Access Living, a Chicago-based advocacy group, alleges in an Oct....

  • Staff
  • Oct 19, 2016

You Don't Have to Choose Between Working and Voting in Some States

Election Day is always on a Tuesday when most voters have to work. Lawmakers decided on this 170 years ago and, aside from things like...

  • Staff
  • Oct 14, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Can't Keep You from Voting: FL Registration Extended

Good news Floridians — On Oct. 12, a Florida federal judge agreed to extend voting registration in the state until Oct. 18, because of the...

  • Staff
  • Oct 12, 2016

After Low Numbers in 2012, Latinos Have Chance to Set Record for Voter Turnout in 2016

We all know this year’s election is important, and that recent history shows the Latino vote can play a major role in deciding the future...

  • Staff
  • Oct 11, 2016