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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 and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced.

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  • Legal News
  • May 30, 2018
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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 the Equifax, Inc. Customer Data Breach Litigation case.

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  • Feb 13, 2018
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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 object’s owner, can be charged with a crime, even if that person had nothing to do with the crime.

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  • Legal News
  • Nov 22, 2017
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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 take your stuff.

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  • Legal News
  • Oct 9, 2017
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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” whereby state and local law enforcement use federal laws to forfeit property for their own use more easily than under many state laws.

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  • Legal News
  • Jul 20, 2017
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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 child sex abuse survivors who traveled to Albany to share their stories — were met with devastating news on Tuesday morning.

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  • Jun 23, 2017
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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.

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  • Jun 22, 2017
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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 completion of the long-running Riverwalk project, Tampa is currently more beautiful than ever before.

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  • Apr 13, 2017
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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 Francis released a letter on Monday declaring a “zero tolerance” policy for sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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  • Jan 3, 2017
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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. 13 lawsuit that the ridesharing company is underserving people with disabilities, according to Law360.

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  • Oct 19, 2016
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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 absentee ballots and early voting in some states, we’re basically stuck with it.

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  • Oct 14, 2016
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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 of the U.S. However, despite how important their voice is, only about 50 percent of eligible Latinos vote, according to Pew Research Center.

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  • Oct 11, 2016
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Learn Where Your Polling Place Is and If You Can Get Time Off to Vote — and More

Believe it or not, Election Day is less than a month away. On Nov. 8, people all over the country will make their voices heard as they cast their ballots to vote for a number of candidates and issues.

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  • Oct 10, 2016
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5 Ways Bowling Green Can Improve Accessibility for People with Disabilities

The city of Bowling Green is gathering input from residents in an effort to bring the city more in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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  • Legal News
  • Aug 1, 2016
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New Church Protection Act May Put Jackson Churches At Risk

A new law allowing armed security inside places of worship is designed to bolster security in churches across Mississippi, but it’s leaving Jacksonians wondering if mixing guns and worship will make their churches safer or more dangerous.

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  • Legal News
  • May 3, 2016