Watch for The American Law Journal on PBS stations in 2020. Presented by WHYY-Philadelphia the program plans to be in virtually every media market in the country. (1:30)
The American Law Journal brought home Emmy award statuettes from the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards gala in Philadelphia for the program Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo/Weinstein Era in the category Best Interview/Discussion Program. (26:16)
IKEA agreed to pay $46 million to the family of a 2-year old that died when the dresser tipped-over and crushed the child. In the case of Dudek v. Ikea, the toddler's family claims IKEA knew the dressers were dangerous before their child died but held off recalling the defective product. (0:42)
The US Supreme Court has decided to hear the Louisiana abortion case Gee v. June Medical Services that may leave the state with only one doctor in a single clinic authorized to provide abortions. What is the history and future of Roe v. Wade? (3:46)
A former Philadelphia Family Court Judge Lyris F. Younge will stand trial in January for due process violations and excessive delays in child custody cases after protests and The Legal Intelligencer exposed her history of violating parental rights The Judicial Conduct Board also brought up ethics charges in connection to several incidents. (29:27)
Still smarting from not having Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland granted a hearing, 2020 Democrat candidates are addressing the make-up of the U.S. Supreme Court including the possibility of "packing the court" (i.e., adding judges to the bench). Is this a good idea? How can Supreme Court nominations be de-politicized? (3:21)
A jury has ruled against Monsanto, owned by Bayer AG, for failure to warn of the cancer-causing risks associated with its herbicide Roundup. “Now two different juries have held that Roundup causes an individual’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Monsanto should be punished for its conduct,” say plaintiff's lawyer Jennifer Moore. (3:59)
Fair warning: anything you do or say on social media can and will be used against you in a court of law. As we’ve covered on ALJ, it can be a workers comp claim, a divorce or custody issue, an employment matter, etc. Anything. Here’s a new one: social media posts may affect your Social Security Disability claim. Click the video above, watch at 7:11. Read more.