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Docket Digest - May 7th, 2021

Three Army veterans were awarded $7.1 million in damages by a federal jury in Florida on Friday, ruling that 3M Co. refused to advise of product defects in earplugs routinely distributed to the US military that resulted in hearing loss. The case is the first …


Docket Digest - April 30th, 2021

A NYC-based former sports photographer, Richard H. Barnes Jr., filed a lawsuit in federal court in Florida last week, alleging that Jackson, or someone working on his behalf, uploaded the photos to social media without permission and used them to sell clothin…


Docket Digest - April 21st, 2021

Derek Chauvin was found guilty on the three charges he faced — second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter — all 3 for the same crime: pinning George Floyd to the concrete with his knee on Floyd's neck before Floyd died.Unintenti…


Docket Digest - April 14th, 2021

While Netflix’s “Tiger King” introduced streaming-loving audiences to exotic animals, a legal battle was underway between zoo owners featured in the show and animal advocacy organizations seeking to shut down the cub-petting industry with the support of the f…


Docket Digest - April 7th, 2021

The NFL Team, “Los Angeles Chargers” are currently facing a dispute wherein the sister of Dean Spanos (Chairman of the team), wants the Spanos Family Trust to sell their ownership rights of the Chargers. Dean Spanos is the co-trustee of the Spanos Family Trus…


Docket Digest - March 31st, 2021

Against the context of March Madness, college sports' most famous and lucrative affair, there is a decades-long reckoning underway that will permanently alter the face of college athletics. Earlier today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in NCAA v. Alston. F…


Docket Digest - March 24th, 2021

The United States Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October and will last until late June or early July. The term itself is divided into sittings: one sitting includes actively hearing cases and delivering decisions on those cases, and the othe…


Docket Digest - March 17th, 2021

In medieval England, tort was a synonym for a “wrong” or “trespass.” Later on, it became known as “torque,” or to twist. Today, when a person commits a tort, they act in a manner that is figuratively twisted because it is a wrongful act that involves some kin…


Docket Digest - March 10th, 2021

Contracts are promises that the law will enforce to be met. The law behind the security of a contract provides remedies to the harmed party which is commonly resolved in the form of monetary damages. But in limited situations, the court will order "specific p…


Docket Digest - March 3rd, 2021

Sonia Maria Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954 and is the first Hispanic and Latina member of the Supreme Court. Growing up in The Bronx, to Puerto Rican parents, Sotomayor was inspired to pursue a legal career and judgeship after watching the Perry Mason te…


Docket Digest - February 24, 2021

Defined: A legal phrase for what we all know Judges do: look a law, a policy, an act, a piece of legislation, etc., and assess whether it is or is not constitutional. This seems like such a deeply established concept that it's hard to imagine that nowhere in …


Docket Digest - February 17, 2021

Black History Month is all about amplifying black lives, voices, and experiences throughout American history. However, BHM also serves as a necessary reminder of America’s harsh relationship with racism, inequality, and discrimination to always understand whe…