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Can Doctors Give Out 'Misinformation' as Medical Advice?

By Richard Dahl

Are doctors protected by First Amendment free speech rights if they provide medical advice that the consensus views as misinformation? That question is at the core of two legal challenges to a new California law that could punish doctors for spreading false information about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

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CVS Sued for Wanting You to Reimburse Its Donations

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

Last month, you may have donated to the cause of fighting diabetes. November is "National Diabetes Month," the rallying cry for a number of seemingly noble charity campaigns purporting to prevent and ameliorate the serious conditions. Drug stores and pharmacies are in a prime position to spread the word about such campaigns, so naturally, you likely recall visiting being asked to donate to medical causes like diabetes at your latest pharmacy visit. Countless Americans gave their money to this seemingly noble cause; now, it seems that this charity campaign may not be as honorable as we assumed.

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Fired Fitness Instructor Says Peloton Stereotyped Him for Being Irish

By Laura Temme, Esq.

The complaint, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, says that Peloton's chief content officer, Jennifer Cotter, singled out McKenna on staff Zoom calls, repeatedly asking him if he was drunk at work. Cotter also allegedly ridiculed McKenna based on his Irish accent, saying, "Nobody understands what you are saying, Daniel."

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Explaining the Electoral Count Reform Act of 2022

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Article II of the U.S. Constitution states that the person receiving the most votes in the Electoral College becomes president. It doesn't say much about how the voting process should take place. So, in 1887, following a disputed presidential election, Congress created one that worked, more or less, for more than a century. On January 6, 2021, we saw the process's shortcomings first-hand. To prevent electoral chaos from erupting again, Congress is considering reforms in a bill entitled, “the Electoral Count Reform Act of 2022." Let's take a look at the current Electoral College process and see what the bill would do.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Sues Minnesota Over New THC Regulations

By Laura Temme, Esq.

This summer, the Minnesota legislature approved a measure making edibles and beverages containing hemp-derived THC legal for folks over 21. Some rejoiced at the jump forward for a state where only medical marijuana was previously permitted. Others, not so much.

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Prosecutors Request New Trial for Subject of "Serial"

By Laura Temme, Esq.

A jury convicted Syed of kidnapping and murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 2000. Lee was 18 years old when she went missing in January 1999, and her body was found buried in a park a few weeks later. She had been strangled to death. Syed always maintained his innocence and spent the last two decades filing appeals and motions for post-conviction relief. But those requests didn't get far in Maryland courts — until prosecutors in Baltimore filed a motion to vacate Syed's conviction last week.

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