Serious threats to U.S. federal judges have more than doubled over the past three years, part of a growing wave of politically driven violence, according to U.S. Marshals Service data reviewed by Reuters.
Serious threats against federal judges – those that trigger an investigation by the agency – rose to 457 in fiscal year 2023, which ended on Sept. 30, from 224 in fiscal 2021, according to the previously unreported data. Serious threats against federal prosecutors also more than doubled, from 68 in 2021 to 155 in 2023, the statistics show. Read more.
U.S. District Judge Araceli Martinez-Olguin in California dismissed parts of a copyright lawsuit brought by comedian Sarah Silverman, Michael Chabon, Ta-Nehisi Coates and other authors against OpenAI over its alleged use of their books to train the large language model underlying its popular chatbot ChatGPT. Read more about the decision.
A law firm that represents thousands of alleged Wells Fargo customers who claim they were misled about the bank’s overdraft fee policies has filed a class action contending that the American Arbitration Association has allowed Wells Fargo to evade accountability. AAA is not a defendant in the class action, writes Alison Frankel, but the plaintiffs firm McCune Law Group asserts that Wells Fargo has capitalized on AAA’s recently-adopted mass arbitration protocols to win the dismissal of thousands of arbitration claims. Frankel has the details, including some important context not included in the new complaint.