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...

  • Caitlin Wolper
  • 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...

  • Caitlin Wolper
  • 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...

  • Caitlin Wolper
  • 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”...

  • Caitlin Wolper
  • 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...

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  • 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

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

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

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...

  • Staff
  • Oct 10, 2016

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...

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  • Aug 2, 2016

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...

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  • May 3, 2016