Facebook wins lawsuit by the US government and a coalition of states

Facebook Inc. won the dismissal of two antitrust cases filed by the federal government and a coalition of states when a judge threw out the lawsuits. The social media platform shares rose. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington on Monday granted Facebook’s request to dismiss the complaints, filed last year by the U.S. Federal … Continue reading Facebook wins lawsuit by the US government and a coalition of states

OMG! Man jumps out of moving plane

A passenger was taken to the hospital Friday night after jumping out of a moving plane at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. United Express United Express flight 5365, operated by SkyWest, was pulling away from a gate shortly after 7 p.m. when the man unsuccessfully tried to breach the cockpit, then managed to open … Continue reading OMG! Man jumps out of moving plane

Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

For the second time a Russian court has fined Facebook and Telegram for not taking down content banned by Russia. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Facebook will be forced to pay $235,000 while Telegram must pay $138,000, the Moscow court ruled. At the sentencing, it was not revealed what type of content had remained posted. … Continue reading Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

Amnesty: China is committing crimes against humanity

ighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in China’s Xinjiang autonomous region face systematic and state-organised “mass internment and torture amounting to crimes against humanity”, Amnesty International said, citing dozens of eyewitness accounts from former detainees, as the group stepped up calls for the camps to be closed. Hands of a Muslim woman holding bars … Continue reading Amnesty: China is committing crimes against humanity

NO-WAY-IRAN: UK protests new charges against Zaghari-Ratcliffe

New charges of "propaganda against the system" made by Iran against British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a week after she finished serving a five-year sentence, are "unacceptable", Britain says. It is unacceptable that Iran was pursuing a second case against British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, British foreign minister Dominic Raab has said. "It is unacceptable that … Continue reading NO-WAY-IRAN: UK protests new charges against Zaghari-Ratcliffe

An analysis of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Texas code, with practical examples

Uniform Commercial Code and Texas code 1.0 Introduction to the UCC The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) refers to a comprehensive set of rules and regulations guiding commercial transactions between all states and territories within the U.S. The list of transactions includes sales of goods, contracts, cash lending/borrowing, leases, banking transactions, real estate etc. UCC should … Continue reading An analysis of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Texas code, with practical examples

Man pleads guilty to illegal possession of property, gets 11 years behind bars

A local man pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to 11 years in prison this week. Image: Christopher Allen Lee According to a press release from the District Attorney’s office, the case against Christopher Allen Lee, 39, began when a victim reported to the Andalusia Police Department that her truck had been … Continue reading Man pleads guilty to illegal possession of property, gets 11 years behind bars

White House advises former aides to defy court order

The White House has instructed two former aides to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday. According to the WH, Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are "absolutely immune" from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing. In a letter sent to the panel and obtained … Continue reading White House advises former aides to defy court order

Is Japan truly a land without lawyers?

In 1983, Time magazine looked at Japan and saw, to its astonishment, a “land without lawyers.” “Most Japanese,” said its report, “live — and die — without ever having seen a lawyer.” Was this a country, or a mystic brotherhood? In the U.S. there was one lawyer for every 400 citizens; in Japan, one for … Continue reading Is Japan truly a land without lawyers?

How to defend yourself against money laundering and structuring charges

Money laundering is an offense in which people try to “clean” money obtained from illegal activities so that law enforcement cannot trace the illegal money to them. The similar offense of money structuring involves breaking large financial transactions in many smaller transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements. In both cases, the act at issue attempts … Continue reading How to defend yourself against money laundering and structuring charges