What is doxing (or doxxing), and is it illegal? What happens if your private information is released onto the internet by a malicious hacker or tech predator, and would you get into legal trouble if you do this to another person?
This is called doxing, and it has become a major issue in recent years. More than 3.5 billion people now have social media accounts across the world, but with a greater online presence comes greater risk. Read on to find out everything you need to know about doxing and the laws surrounding cybercrimes. …Read the rest »
With the popularity of all-terrain vehicles at an all-time high, a study has revealed that ATV accidents are also on the rise. A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, hopes to alert Americans about the dangers of ATVs, especially when it comes to children. The hospital’s study found that over the past 25 years, 31 children per day (on average) were treated in U.S. emergency departments for ATV-related head and neck injuries. Experts say preliminary data show that these vehicles have become even more popular with the coronavirus pandemic. …Read the rest »
Businesses across the United States have joined forces to push insurance companies into providing business interruption payouts to those that have suffered severe losses due to Covid-19 lockdown. A huge number of restaurants, retailers, and other companies, have been hit hard by the pandemic. But their insurance claims have controversially been denied. Now, the businesses are battling back. …Read the rest »
One of multiple lawsuits filed against Hill Pet Nutrition alleges that the company dragged its feet in recalling its canned dog food with potentially toxic levels of vitamin D, leading to the deaths and illnesses of numerous dogs. According to a CBS news report, Hill manufactured and sold the Specialty Dog Food products to tens of thousands of consumers. The lawsuit filed in New York cited the companies recall of 13.5 million cans of dog food in presenting its case as a class action, filed on behalf of a group of affected pet owners. …Read the rest »
As we set our clocks an hour ahead, many of us will likely deal with fatigue and sleepiness this week. As we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time, we’ll also find that it is still dark during the early morning hours when most of us Southern Californians hit the road to get to work. Reduced visibility in addition to the hour of sleep lost due to the time change can cause people to feel drowsier than usual. Sleep experts say it is helpful going to bed early about 15 minutes each night leading up to the change in clocks. This will give your body a chance to get use to the change quicker. …Read the rest »
Fully driverless cars will soon be a reality on California’s roadways after the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles has eliminated the requirement for autonomous vehicles to have a person in the driver’s seat. According to a report on Curbed San Francisco, this new rule will go into effect on April 2. California has given 50 companies a license to test self-driving vehicles in the state. The new rules also require companies to be able to operate the vehicle remotely. It’s very similar to flying a military drone. Companies should also be able to communicate with law enforcement and other drivers when something goes wrong. …Read the rest »
A Los Angeles couple that was banned from Disneyland’s pricey and private Club 33 has filed a lawsuit against the park saying they faced retaliation for criticizing sexual harassment and other issues that occurred as a result of new management. According to a report in The Orange County Register, Scott and Diana Anderson say that they were forced out so the exclusive club could bring in more new members and charge them more with fewer benefits. But Disneyland issued a statement saying the couple’s membership was terminated because of multiple rule violations. …Read the rest »
A tequila company ripped off the distinctive skull-shaped bottle of comedy legend Dan Ackroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka, a California federal jury found this week. According to a report on Law 360, jurors handed Crystal Head and Dan Ackroyd a win in its trade dress infringement lawsuit. The eight-person Los Angeles jury deliberated for about four hours before delivering a unanimous verdict in favor of Crystal Head maker Globefill, Inc.
They found that Elements Spirits Inc. and its founder Kim Brandi had deliberately infringed Globefill’s trade dress by making and selling KAH-brand tequila. They also found …Read the rest »
If you live in Southern California, you’d probably find it’s easier to buy fruit-flavored e-cigarettes than an apple or an orange. This is according to data released by “Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community Campaign,” which looked at advertising and merchandise from more than 7,100 stores across California. The Orange County Register reports that the survey included supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies and smoke shops.
Compared to 2013, the number of stores in Los Angeles County that sold e-cigarettes rose by 34 percent. That number was 21 percent for Orange County, 15 percent for San Bernardino County and 9 percent for Riverside County. A number of these stores were located close to schools. Also, in LA County, 36 percent of stores sold fresh produce while 78 percent sold e-cigarettes in fruit flavors such as grape, cherry and strawberry. In Orange County, only 57.5 percent of stores sold fresh fruits and vegetables. But 85 percent stocked flavored e-cigarettes. …Read the rest »
A truly interesting article in Lawyers and Settlements talks about the very first talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit case that paved the way for others today. It was the case filed by Diane Berg back in 2009. Johnson & Johnson at the time offered her a settlement, but she refused and wound up with nothing. Berg had developed ovarian cancer when was 49. She had used the company’s talcum powder products for most of her life. …Read the rest »