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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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So What Is a Special Master Anyway?

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

On Sept. 5, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida Aileen M. Cannon appointed a special master to review some 11,000 documents obtained by the FBI in its search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. This ruling essentially delegates to a third party the power to decide what documents the government can and can't use in its criminal investigation of the former president. To many lawyers, this development is breathtaking. Before we explain why, let's talk about what a special master is and why Judge Cannon's appointment of one here is so controversial.

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Is Alex Jones Legally Done For? Part 2

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Sometimes the odor of an obnoxious client sticks to a genteel lawyer. Once in a while, a lawyer's unprofessional antics can tarnish a seemingly saintly client. In a rare case, they can somehow manage to make each other look terrible. Case in point — the Travis County, Texas, defamation lawsuit against right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. He was represented in that case by attorney F. Andino Reynal. Recall that the jury returned a nearly $50 million verdict against Jones for lying about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Jones and Reynal are now dealing with the fallout from that loss. We have already described some of the legal problems that Jones is facing. Let's focus here on what may be keeping Reynal up at night.

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