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Vet Lawyer from Interior Named Head of Grand Canyon National Park

Edward Keable, a veteran attorney of the U.S. Interior Department, was newly minted as superintendent of the Grand Canyon National Park. So reports the Associated Press.


EPA Threatens to Fight False Claims About Coronavirus Protection

The Environmental Protection Agency has threatened legal action against companies falsely claiming their products can protect against coronavirus. So reports The New York Times.


Nixed Bitcoin Event Prompts Attorney to Offer Pro Bono Representation

A recently canceled Bitcoin conference has prompted investment loss lawyer David Silver to take on pro bono representation for those who lost their money buying into the event. So reports Decrypt.


Zoom Facing Scrutiny, Lawsuit Over Alleged Data Sharing with Facebook

Zoom Video Communications is facing a California lawsuit for allegedly sharing user data improperly with companies like Facebook. So reports CBS News.


Link Between Sign-stealing, DraftKings Losses, Too Loose to Support Lawsuit: Judge

A lawsuit brought by DraftKings users against Major League Baseball in the wake of a widespread electronic sign-stealing scandal was thrown out by a judge in New York. So reports Bloomberg.


Tiger King Fires Off Allegations from Behind Bars, Seeks $94M

The star of a popular new Netflix series, Joe “Exotic” Maldonado-Passage, has filed a lawsuit against the federal government from behind bars. So reports The New York Post.


Law Firm Asks Judge to Chuck Lease As It Has 'Ceased to Function'

Heiberger and Associates PC, a small law firm in New York, has asked for its lease to be thrown out and for any actions from its landlord be blocked as it has ceased to operate in the wake of the recent coronavirus outbreak. So reports Bloomberg.


University of Rochester to Disburse $9.4M in Sexual Harassment suit

The University of Rochester will pay plaintiffs $9.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by ex-faculty and students regarding the school’s handling of sexual harassment complaints. So reports WXXI News.


D.C. Legal Counsel Succumbs to COVID-19

George Valentine, the deputy director of the Washington, D.C, mayor's Office of Legal Counsel has died from complications related to COVID-19. So reports Fox 5 DC.  


Lamar Jackson Suing Amazon for Improper Use of His Likeness

NFL Quarterback Lamar Jackson is suing Amazon and a partner company for engaging in the “deliberate and unauthorized use” of his name, persona and image. So reports Sports Illustrated.


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