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South Carolina church fire started by natural causes: police

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the fires and has so far determined that one was an electrical fire and two others were from natural causes. The fires were being investigated against the backdrop of the June 17 shooting of nine black churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

BP 'Got Off Cheaply' With $18.7 Billion Settlement

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that the United States, together with several state and hundreds of local governments, had reached a settlement for all remaining civil claims arising from the April 20, 2010, BP Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 men and set off the largest...

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Edward Adams (Minnesota) & Karl Knutsen (U.S. Department of Justice), A Charitable Corporate Giving Justification for the Socially Responsible Investment of Pension Funds: A Populist Argument for the Public Use of Private Wealth, 80 Iowa L. Rev. 211 (1995) Scott Austin, Hardeo Bissoondial & Ilya Lipin (all of PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Throwing...

U.S. probe into airline collusion needs more than circumstantial evidence

WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Continue reading ? The post U.S. probe into airline collusion needs more than circumstantial evidence appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What Next for Airlines, and For Us?

You are not going to read a lot from me on the latest revelation that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating the airlines for possible collusion on pricing. While I do have a strong opinion on that, suffice it to say that...Show More Summary

US Justice Department Rules That Trans Kids Are Allowed To Use Restrooms According To New Gender Identity

Courts Rule Trans Students Allowed To Use Bathrooms For New Gender The LGBTQ community just scored another victory in the courts. Now, transgender students are permitted to use the restrooms corresponding to their new identities, rather than being forced

When Airlines Talk About Restricting Capacity at Conferences, You Know They’re Probably Not Breaking the Law

In the New York Times, James Stewart thinks that the airlines' public statements demonstrate collusion to restrict capacity and thus raise prices as the Department of Justice is investigating. Except that if there was actual collusion,...Show More Summary

Obama Department of Justice to Virginia school: Let girl use boys’ bathrooms

15-year-old Gavin Grimm is biologically female but wants to use male bathrooms and locker rooms.

U.S. Justice Department Investigating 'Possible Unlawful Coordination' by Major Airlines

The U.S. Department of Justice this week asked some of the major leading U.S. airlines to release all communications with each other, as part of an investigation, the Associated Press first reported. The department is looking into whether...Show More Summary

Feds Investigating Whether Airlines Are Colluding to Screw Us Over

3 days agoNews : Vice News

As thousands of Americans prepare to hop on planes for a long fourth of July weekend, the US Justice Department has launched a probe into four major airlines, claiming they may have colluded to keep plane ticket prices high by limiting seating, thereby raising demand. Show More Summary

Government Fast-Tracked $29 Million to Charleston

3 days agoHumor / odd : Snopes

News: The Department of Justice confirmed that it fast-tracked $29 million in assistance for the families of the Charleston church shooting victims.

BP Will Pay Out a Record-Breaking $18.7 Billion Over the Next 18 Years for Deepwater Horizon

BP finally reached a settlement with the Justice Department over federal, state, and local governments waiting for money after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and it is a record-breaker. The company agreed to pay $18.7 billion to state and local authorities in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and the federal... More »

Top Stories: All Clear At Navy Yard; BP Claim Settlement

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: The Justice Department wants Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials; President Obama asks Congress to end the Cuba embargo; and there's been another shark attack in North Carolina.

A Primer On Airline Collusion And How It May Have Robbed Flyers Of Their Hard-Earned Cash

The Justice Department is investigating an inevitable fact of air travel — astronomically expensive ticket prices. And what airline after airline is accused of doing to hike those prices will make your blood boil: collusion. Collusion...Show More Summary

Justice Department Says Trans Students' Rights Are Violated by Restrictive Bathroom Policies

[Content Note: Transphobia; gender policing.]Gavin Grimm, a 16-year-old high school junior from Gloucester County, Virginia, filed a lawsuit against his school system after he was denied access to the boys' restroom because he is transgender.Until December, Grimm had used the boys’ restrooms for seven weeks without any issues. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 07/02/15

The Department of Justice has launched an antitrust investigation looking at potential price collusion between major airlines. The airline industry doing something to make customers' lives difficult? Surely you jest. [Associated Press] Loretta Lynch went back to her hometown of Durham, North Carolina yesterday and held a roundtable on civil rights. Show More Summary

US Demands Extradition of Seven FIFA Executives

3 days agoNews : Vice News

The US Department of Justice has formally requested the extradition of seven top FIFA executives arrested on corruption charges in May, Swiss authorities said on Thursday. The extradition requests were received from the US embassy in...Show More Summary

GE's Divestiture Plans Hit Hurdles

The Justice Department sued to block General Electric’s planned $3.3 billion sale of its appliance business to Electrolux, leaving the company with marquee deals in regulatory limbo on two continents.

News: Morning Agenda: Mixed Messages and Paralysis in Greek Crisis

Mixed Messages and Paralysis in Greek Crisis | Ace-Chubb Deal Spurs Buyout Talk in Insurance Sector | The Case Against a Tech Bubble | Justice Department Fights G.E. Appliance Unit Sale

DOJ Investigation: Big Airline Collusion or Bureaucratic Bullying?

Here’s a multiple choice question: By investigating major U.S. airlines for possibly having colluded with one another over the last seven years to push fares higher and keep them there the U.S. Department of Justice is: Attempting to correct what current Justice honchos see as mistakes made since 2008 in approving the [...]

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