Trump admin drops asylum protections for domestic violence victims

Fairfax County, Virginia (lawsiteblog) The Trump administration Monday overturned asylum protections for domestic violence and gang violence victims in a ruling that could potentially prevent tens of thousands of immigrants from getting protection in the US. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision sets a high bar for victims of crime to qualify for asylum protections. Not...

The Importance of Inferior Voting Rights in Dual-Class Firms

Over the past several years, corporate law scholarship has carefully analyzed the effects of dual-class capital structures, which allocate superior voting rights to insiders and inferior voting rights to public shareholders. My article, The Importance of Inferior Voting Rights in Dual-Class Firms, which will be published by the Brigham Young University Law Review, adds to...

Voters give clear thumbs up for reform of Swiss gambling law

Offshore casinos will be banned from offering online gambling in Switzerland. Voters on Sunday endorsed an overhaul of the country’s gambling law that also includes measures against addiction. Final results show a 73% majority approving the law amid low voter turnout. “Voters prefer to continue the current policy, only allowing gambling under restrictions,” Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga told...

People in Business

Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP, in Sparta, has promoted three attorneys to partnership in the firm: Timothy E. Dinan, Jessica A. Jansyn and Renata A. Mizak. Dinan is the co-leader of the Personal Injury Practice Group. An experienced trial attorney, Dinan has litigated on behalf of plaintiffs throughout New Jersey and nationally. He earned his...

The end of net neutrality is here

The way the internet is regulated in the US is about to change. The controversial repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections is officially set to take effect on Monday, despite ongoing efforts from members of Congress, state officials, tech companies and advocacy groups to save the rules. The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted along party...