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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Agree with Trump's Pandemic Deregulation Initiative

In our latest Liberty Update, we highlight the benefits of the Trump Administration's deregulation effort, both pre-pandemic and going forward, and how a budding effort among Congressional leftists to impose a moratorium on business mergers would severely undermine that effort.  Rasmussen Reports brings excellent news in that regard, as large majorities of Americans agree with Trump rather than hyper-regulatory leftists:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 58% of likely U.S. voters approve of Trump's decision to temporarily limit government regulation of small businesses to help them bounce back.  Just 26% are opposed, while 17% are undecided."

Sadly but perhaps predictably, those on the left stubbornly disagree:

The president's action has triggered…[more]

May 26, 2020 • 12:43 PM

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Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
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Prime Example of Frivolous Lawsuit
Thursday, May 28 2020

Amazon is being sued by consumers in California who claim the internet giant is price-gouging in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

A class action lawsuit filed by Hagens Bergman Sobol Shapiro LLP alleges Amazon should be liable for third-party and primary listings on its platform. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs compare average prices over a previous three month period to coronavirus-era prices starting in early February, claiming they have increased by more than 10%. The lawsuit cites pricing on face masks, cold remedies and black beans as evidence, ignoring evidence that supply and demand shift dramatically during disasters and pandemics and that Amazon does not set prices of its third-party vendors.

According to news reports, Amazon maintains that it continues to monitor prices and removes offers that violate its policies. “We are disappointed that bad actors are attempting to take advantage of this global health crisis and, in addition to removing these offers, we are terminating accounts and working directly with states attorneys general to prosecute bad actors and hold them accountable,” an Amazon representative said.

Source: law.com

Clean Up on Aisle...errr..Parking Lot
Thursday, May 21 2020

An Ohio woman is suing supermarket giant The Kroger Co. for injuries sustained when she fell in the parking lot.

Darla Gonzales claims she was pushing a loaded grocery cart in the parking lot when the front wheels dropped into a water-filled gap in the asphalt, causing the cart to flip over its front wheels and Gonzales to land on the cart, injuring her back, shoulder and wrist. The lawsuit charges that there were no signs to give warning to Gonzales of the approaching hazard, and the hazard was not open and obvious.

According to news reports, there had been a significant amount of rain that day.

Source: advertiser-tribune.com

A Swing and a Miss
Wednesday, May 13 2020

A Connecticut town is suing its own board of appeals and a local cancer charity over brick pavers.

According to news reports, John Ellis, a former Major League Baseball player, created the nonprofit Connecticut Cancer Foundation to provide economic assistance and financial aid to cancer patients and their families. As part of the construction of the facility, a local landscaping company donated $35,000 in materials and labor to install a baseball diamond-shaped patio that features bricks engraved with names of those battling cancer.

In the original plans, the diamond was supposed to be grass. The foundation asked for, but was denied, a special exception because the pavers did not meet the zoning commission's regulations.

"They do not consider it landscaping, that’s part of the problem. So, grass is landscaping, pavers are not," said Jane Ellis, the foundation’s executive director.

The foundation appealed the zoning commission’s decision to the Zoning Board of Appeals and a special exception was granted. Yet, the city claims the board did not have the authority to give the approval.

"Now the town, the zoning commission, is suing their own board of appeals and a charity for pavers," Ellis said. She said the commission is telling them to dig the bricks up and remove them.

"I am not afraid of a little fight, and this is minor to me compared to the families that I see all the time and the children battling cancer. This is ridiculous, and I feel sorry for these people who voted no. I really do… And I was really hopeful that the five people sitting on that commission…if they had ever experienced cancer, or knows someone who has gone through this battle, that I didn’t understand how they could not vote to approve. I really was so disheartened when they decided 4-1 to deny," Ellis added.

Source: wtnh.com

It Had to Get to This?
Wednesday, May 06 2020

A South Florida family had to resort to the court system to get a condo association to allow a healthcare aide into the building.

According to news reports, 73-year-old Eva Markman suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has had an aide working with her regularly for four years to help her get dressed, cook, bathe and use the restroom. Since early April, Markman’s condo association has denied the healthcare aide access to the building because its COVID-19 rules precluded people from entering the building who did not live there.

The Markman family sued, which caught the attention of news media, and the City of Sunny Isles Beach reopened its investigation in the matter, ultimately causing the condo association to walk back its order.

“I rest easily and go about my daily life knowing that my mom is taken care of on a daily basis, which is a huge relief," said Eugene Markman.

“It just seemed ridiculous that it had to get this far,” said the family's attorney, Matthew Dietz.

Markman and her family want the condo association to undergo disability training.

Source: WSVN.com

Roaring Into Court
Wednesday, April 29 2020

The star of the popular Netflix documentary series "Tiger King" is suing the federal government, claiming he was set up and his imprisonment is wrong.

Known as "Joe Exotic," Joseph Maldonado-Passage is seeking $94 million in restitution for what he says is false imprisonment, false arrest, discrimination, perjury and entrapment. Maldonado-Passage is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the assistant U.S. attorney who handled the prosecution, several witnesses, and his “former partner,” Jeffrey Lowe.

The big cat breeder was arrested and is serving time for allegedly hiring someone to kill Carol Baskin  his nemesis who runs a big cat rescue in South Florida  along with, among other charges, and violations of the Endangered Species Act.

Source: trofire.com



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