Are All Mugshots Created Equally? Depends on How Much They Are Worth!

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According to Wired.com and ARS Technica, the California attorney general’s office charged four people with extortion, money laundering, and identity theft for their alleged involvement with the website Mugshots.com, which posts people’s mugshots, but will take them down for a fee. Questions: Questions: 1. Nationally, how much did the owners receive from people wanting their… Read more »

Arbitration Lurks in the Fine Print

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In this article, the New York Times found that arbitration rules tend to favor businesses, and judges and juries have been replaced by arbitrators who commonly consider the companies to be their clients. According to the authors, this has created an alternative justice system with conflicts of interest. Questions: 1. What types of claims are… Read more »

Don’t Mess with the Chef: Bob McDonnell’s downfall

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Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were charged Tuesday, January 21, with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations, and large loans from wealthy Richmond-area businessman, Jonnie R. Williams Sr., in return for special treatment from the state government. Questions: 1. Did McDonnell’s wife commit fraud by accepting the $3,500 refund? Discuss. 2…. Read more »