9th Circ. Vacates $1M Atty Fees Award In Asylum Bribery Suit

A Ninth Circuit appeals panel on Wednesday sent a lawsuit over an asylum officer’s alleged bribery and sexual misconduct back to trial court and ordered a California federal judge to reconsider her previous award of nearly $1 million in attorney fees in light of a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court ruling…

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DHS Alone Decides Which Asylum-Seekers Go Free, Barr Says

Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that asylum-seekers in expedited immigration removal proceedings who pass “credible fear” interviews and are then given a full deportation hearing cannot be released on bond, overturning a long-standing decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals…

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Parents Say ‘Smart Sock’ Monitor Doesn’t Work, Burns Babies

Two California mothers launched a proposed class action in Utah federal court on Friday alleging Owlet Baby Care Inc. misleadingly marketed a “Smart Sock” baby monitor that didn’t accurately track infants’ heartbeats or oxygen levels and sometimes burned their feet…

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NYC Union’s $11M Sex, Race Bias Deal Gets Green Light

An Empire State federal judge has given initial approval to an $11 million deal between New York City and the union representing its administrative workers, which aims to resolve claims the city underpaid more than 1,500 nonwhite female employees by thousands of dollars a year…

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