U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California denied Uber’s offer to settle a class-action suit brought against. The $100 million offer from the ride-hailing company is related to its drivers’ employment status. So reports The Los Angeles Times.
Judges, prosecutors and even court stenographers have expressed disappointment that jury trials are becoming increasingly rare. So reports The New York Times.
The American Bar Association has amended Rule 8.4 of its Model Rules for Professional Conduct to prohibit “harmful verbal or physical conduct that manifests bias or prejudice toward others.” Louisville attorney and columnist Bridget Bush is calling foul, expressing concerns that the new rule is a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. So reads a column in the Courier-Journal.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’ resigned after being convicted on charges related to abusing the powers of her position. So reports The New York Post.
Cleveland County, Okla., District Judge Lori Walkley has refused the guilty plea of Alton Nolen, accused of beheading a coworker in 2014.