Legal News

Criminal Defense — Civil Plaintiff — Civil Rights — Banking & Finance — Business Formation — Business Labor & Employment Law — Business Transactions — Corporate Law — Litigation and Insurance Defense — Trademark & Patents — Intellectual Property — and more…

Oxycontin manufacturer cuts entire sales team

Oxycontin

  The Daily Caller Reports the pharmaceutical giant behind the painkiller OxyContin revealed it cut its entire remaining sales team in a shift away from opioids. Purdue Pharma announced the changes Tuesday, which will effectively end any contact the company has with … Continue reading

Harvard Business Review shares 5 tips for successful workplace diversity programs

Research shows that most workplace diversity programs fail to produce meaningful diversity and inclusion, and some have actually increased bias among individual employees, according to a report by HBR. The first tip is to bystander intervention training, so people know how to step in … Continue reading

University research reveals flagrant racism in STEM fields

Racism highlighted in the dictionary

KCCI CBS 8 reports new findings from a six-year study conducted at Iowa State University finds that racism is rampant for Black men in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields. Black men face obstacles in areas of higher education because of … Continue reading

Country Time offers “Legal-Ade” to kids who were fined for non-permitted lemonade stands

Children at a lemonade stand.

U.S. News reports that stories of local authorities shutting down or fining children’s lemonade stands for operating without permits or business licenses have been grabbing headlines across the nation in recent years. In response, Country Time lemonade is launching a “Legal-Ade” initiative … Continue reading

Three Black people checked out of their Airbnb rental. Then the police were called

Police lights

CNN reports that residents of a Rialto, California neighborhood called the police on four women who were checking out of their Airbnb rental property. Rialto police detained Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and her three friends — two of them African-American like her — … Continue reading

Lynching Memorial Forces a Reckoning for a Nation, and a Newspaper

Folded newspapers

With the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the country is now forced to acknowledge the unfathomable atrocities that form the foundation of our nation. The New York Times reports that the Montgomery Advertiser was forced to admit … Continue reading

Starbucks isn’t the first chain to come under fire in recent racially charged incidents

Applebee's

CNN reports that even though federal law outlaws discrimination in public restaurants and cafes, there are still incidents in which black customers wait longer to be served, are asked to pay before a meal or sometimes subjected to arrest. In response to … Continue reading

State lawmakers are punishing the city of Memphis for removing two Confederate statues

Confederate statue, Robert E. Lee

  CNN reports that lawmakers in the Tennessee House of Representatives passed an amendment to a state appropriations bill in April that strips $250,000 in funding that the city of Memphis was to receive for its upcoming bicentennial celebration. State … Continue reading

Ayanna Jenkins-Toney Recognized as the 2018 Kwixuan Maloof Solo Practitioner of the Year by the California Association of Black Lawyers

Ayanna Jenkins Toney

National Black Lawyers member Ayanna Jenkins-Toney, founder and senior partner at the Law Offices of Ayanna Jenkins-Toney, has been recongnized by the California  Association of Black Lawyers as the “Solo Practitioner of the Year” in 2018. A highly decorated award … Continue reading

The ‘Jim Crow Era’ has passed, but the Fight for $15 must still take on the ‘Jim Crow Economy’

money

A coalition of civil rights groups have filed a law suit against the city of Birmingham that links a three-year battle to raise the city’s minimum wage with the Alabama’s racist heritage. CNN reports that Birmingham became the first city … Continue reading