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George Floyd’s Death Sets Up Court Collision of Race, Spectacle

The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, will combine elements of the prosecution of Los Angeles officers charged with beating Black motorist Rodney King and the media spectacle of O.J. Simpson’s murder case—all set against the modern backdrop of Black people dying at the hands of police.

Nevada Top Court’s View Sought on Damages in Hotel Fee Suit

The Ninth Circuit asked the Nevada Supreme Court for guidance on whether guests alleging a Las Vegas hotel didn’t disclose legionella contamination in its water system suffered economic damages by paying daily resort fees whose value wasn’t affected by the alleged concealment.

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PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S. While states are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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