Russia Withdraws From International Criminal Court

Russian President Putin signs decree to withdraw from International Criminal Court which rules on matters such as genocide and crimes against humanity.  November 17, 2016.

Did You Know: Supreme Court Tie Impact

Did you know that that if the U.S. Supreme Court is equally divided on a case, resulting in a 4-4 tie, the impact is that the lower court opinion stands and there is no precedent set by the Supreme Court.  April 4, 2016.

Fantasy Sports New York Settlement

DraftKings and Fan Duel each agree to $6 million dollar settlement with N.Y. Attorney General's Office to settle claims regarding deceptive and false advertising practices.  Oct. 25, 2016.

Recovering Missing Children Act

The U.S. Congress recently passed H.R.3209, known as the Recovering Missing Children Act, which permits the disclosure of certain tax return information for the purpose of missing or exploited children investigations.  The legislation has been forwarded to the President for signature.  June 20, 2016.

WhoNeedsLegal.com Resources Page Updated

WhoNeedsLegal.com is excited to announce that the Resource Page has been updated for each state.  November 20, 2016.

Penn State Whistleblower awarded $12.3 Million

Mike Mcqueary awarded $5 Million dollars plus legal fees in whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State; in addition to a $7.3 Million dollar victory Mcqueary received in defamation lawsuit.  11/30/16.

Arizona Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission Extended

The Arizona legislature in chapter 22 of 2016, effective July 1, 2016, continues the Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission until July 1, 2018.

Student Athletes' Wage Suit Against NCAA Dismissed

Federal lawsuit alleging student athletes were employees for purposes of Fair Labor Standards Act was dismissed where: (1) plaintiffs as Penn students, had no standing to sue remaining 123 schools in lawsuit; and (2) under Act, student athletes are not employees.  See Berger v. NCAA, case 1:14 cv-01710-wtl-mjd (S.D. Ind. Feb. 16, 2016)

Space Act of 2015

 The U.S. Senate passes H.R. 2622, Space Act of 2015, providing that asteroid resources obtained in outerspace are the property of the entity that obtained them. 

Alabama over Sued Over Voter ID Law

Greater Birmingham Ministries and NAACP file lawsuit in federal court against state of Alabama, alleging racial discrimination; and seeking permanent injunction and other relief.  (N.D. Ala. Dec. 2, 2015). 

Daily Fantasy Sports in New York

The New York State Legislature passes legislation allowing Fantasy Sports providers, such as DraftKings and FanDuel, to operate in New York.  June 20, 2016.

Army Corps of Engineers Veteran Funds

President Obama has signed into law, H.R.3114, which provides funding to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire veterans and members of the armed forces to assist with curation and historic preservation activities.  July 6, 2016.