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Amid Closure, Brown University Facing Lawsuit for Breach of Contract

An unnamed student at Brown University filed a lawsuit against the school seeking “repayment for tuition, room, board and other expenses following the coronavirus campus shutdown.” So reports the Providence Journal.

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Colorado Legalizes Sports Betting, Offers Wagers on Russian Table Tennis

Even though live sports are, for the most part, taking a hiatus, Colorado has legalized sports gambling. So reports 9News.com.

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After Egg Prices Tripled in California, Stores Get Sued for Gouging

Amazon, Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Costco are among those named in a federal class-action suit after being accused of price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic. So reports the Sacramento Bee.

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Meghan Markle Hires Familiar Face in British Tabloid Suit

Meghan Markel has hired Princess Diana’s former lawyer, David Sherborne, to represent her in a lawsuit she filed against a British tabloid. So reports Harper’s Bazaar.

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Facebook $5B Privacy Settlement Rubber Stamped By Judge

The record breaking $5 billion settlement Facebook was ordered to pay due to privacy violations related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal has been approved by a federal judge. So reports The Hill.

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Post Pneumonia, Avenatti Released from Jail for 90 Days Due to Pandemic

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was released from a New York jail giving him a temporary break from detention amid to COVID-19 pandemic fears. So reports CNN.

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Crosstown Sports Rivals Join Forces to Sue MLB

New York sports fans are suing Major League Baseball, its 30 teams, and Commissioner Rob Manfred seeking to recoup money spent on tickets for games in limbo as well as class-action status certification. So reports The New York Post.

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Lawyer to Roam Florida Beaches Dressed as Grim Reaper

Florida lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder is making news again, this time due to his antics related to protecting beachgoers from the COVID-19 pandemic. So reports NBC News.

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Girl Sues After Police Demand She Remove COVID-19 Post

Wisconsin teenager Amyiah Cohoon is filing a lawsuit after being threatened by law enforcement to remove a social media post indicating she had COVID-19. So reports The New York Post.

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Tesla to Collect Undisclosed Sum in Zoox Settlement

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla has reached a settlement with self-driving-vehicle startup Zoox after filing a lawsuit last year alleging some employees—including ones that used to work at Tesla—tried to steal proprietary data. So reports the Motley Fool.

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