Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Influence U.S. Politics

Hot legal news! Accused Russian spy Maria Butina has changed her plea to guilty in federal court for conspiring to influence U.S. politics through her connections with the National Rifle Association (NRA). This comes as the first Russian national to be convicted of attempting to impact American politics around the same time…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2EpGXv0

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Reuters Releases Johnson & Johnson Report, Suggests Internal Knowledge for Decades

Hot legal news! Reuters released a report that proclaims Johnson & Johnson (J&J) knew their talc products contained asbestos, but hid that information from regulators and the general public. Asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma and ovarian cancer, and now it seems J&J talc is linked to those as well……. FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2R4tyyY

What Is GDPR, and Do You Need to Be Compliant?

Hot legal news! Last week, it was revealed that a Facebook bug gave 876 different app developers access to the private photos of up to 6.8 million users for almost two weeks before the company found and fixed the problem. That’s not a great look for a social media company guilty of security…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2EsU7HC

Can You Be Charged With Homicide If You Didn’t Kill Anyone?

Hot legal news! Darius Jacob Taylor wasn’t even in the same state when Wesley Burnett was shot and killed. And yet Pennsylvania prosecutors charged Taylor with criminal homicide. Under the felony murder rule, anyone who participates in a dangerous felony can be charged with homicide if the crime results in a killing. Burglars…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2LlYK7x

Duggar Sisters Sue Police for Violating Privacy Rights

Hot legal news! The Duggar family from “19 Kids and Counting” had their family’s dirty laundry aired concerning one brother molesting four sisters, much to the family’s disappointment and dismay. In the months following the release of the news, their show was canceled, and their brother, Josh, entered rehab. Now the Duggar sisters…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2BqFt0e

Beware the Holiday Email Shipping Scam

Hot legal news! ‘Tis the season for gifts and Grinches. Email scammers are guessing that you, and millions of your fellow citizens, will be shopping online this holiday season, and have found another way to try to fool you out of your money. According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2EuyxCH

Is California Going to Tax Your Texts?

Hot legal news! The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) wants to tax text messages in order to subsidize programs that make phone service accessible to the underserved. But the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) may have just blocked that possibility by reclassifying text messaging as information services rather than communication services. This reclassification…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2S27LoS