On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its first-ever decision interpreting the 2005 Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), unanimously ruling that courts should disregard written promises by plaintiffs who are trying to represent a class in state court.
The U.S. government recently announced the addition of Saudi Arabia to the handful of countries whose travelers can bypass normal passport protocols at major U.S. airports as part of the Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program. Despite allegations and evidence of Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks, U.S. officials continue this obsequious policy toward Saudi Arabia.
A recent report by CBS News profiles 40-year-old LeRoy Torres, a former Texas state trooper and captain in the U.S. Army Reserves who was deployed for a year-long combat tour to Iraq in 2007. As soon as he returned home, he was hospitalized, suffering from breathing attacks
On Feb. 27, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds that plaintiffs do not need to prove the materiality of a defendant's false statements at the class certification stage of a securities fraud case.
Motley Rice member and securities fraud attorney Marlon Kimpson (SC) recently attended the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) Educational Seminar for African American Leaders in Israel.