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Can Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Trafficking Victims Recover Damages from the FBI for Negligent Policing?

By T. Evan Eosten Fisher, Esq. | Last updated on

Twelve anonymous victims of notorious sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein have filed a new federal lawsuit seeking monetary damages from the United States government for failure to protect them from the abuse they allegedly suffered at the hands of Epstein and others in his circle. Specifically, the lawsuit roots its…

Alabama Supreme Court Decision Jeopardizes In Vitro Fertilization, Prompts Legislative Action

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Updated by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Since the first successful “test tube baby” in 1981, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a beacon of hope for countless individuals and couples striving to overcome infertility. Over the years, the procedure has helped millions of people to become parents. Nearly half of Americans have had fertility treatments…

Parents' Use of Cannabis for Autism Treatment Leads to Legal Battle With Child Protective Services

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

A recent legal saga paints the difficult battle of two potentially well-intentioned sides: parents and child welfare agencies. The parents of an autistic child were recently in hot water when her teacher and social workers found out they were treating her with medical marijuana. After almost losing custody of…

Families' Lawsuits Over Harvard Morgue Scandal Are Dismissed

by Madison Hess, J.D. | Last updated on

Harvard Medical School’s former morgue manager is accused of stealing and selling human body parts donated to the school. The families of the deceased, understandably upset, sued Harvard to recover damages for their pain and suffering. However, a Massachusetts judge recently dismissed the lawsuits that the family members of…

Southern Lawyer's Scandal Deepens: Court Clerk Accused of Tampering in Murdaugh Trial

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

If you’re a true crime junkie, you may have caught the Netflix docuseries Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal. Or if you’re a lawyer, you may have heard the buzz in the legal community about one prominent lawyer who found himself on the other side of the attorney-client privilege when…

Alabama Carries Out First Nitrogen Gas Execution in the U.S. Amid Controversy

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

The state of Alabama just carried out the first execution in the country using nitrogen gas on inmate Kenneth Smith, even though the jury had voted to spare his life. The Supreme Court declined to intervene. How did this all come about? Let’s break down the history of Smith’s…

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