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FTC, 17 States File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon
The long-expected antitrust action against Amazon finally came last week with the filing of a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western...
NC Budget Would Preempt Local Government Minimum Wage Rates
The state budget ( HB 259 ) approved largely along party lines this month in North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature includes...
Medicaid Expansion Coming to NC in December
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) announced last week that the state will launch Medicaid expansion on Dec. 1, which will leave just 10 states that haven’t...
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act , which among other things required state Medicaid programs to keep people continuously enrolled...
Biden Administration Seeks to Exclude Medical Debt from Credit Scores
The Biden administration announced plans to develop new rules that would prevent unpaid medical bills from counting towards consumers’...
Nearly all industrial Bitcoin miners in Texas shut down their millions of computers this month in response to a conservation request from the Electric Council of Texas, the state’s power operator, as it braced for a heat wave. The 1,000-megawatt load reduction returned 1 percent of the state’s grid capacity to the grid. Texas has become one of the world’s largest crypto mining hubs, owing to its low energy costs and lax crypto mining regulations. (BLOOMBERG)
The co-founders of crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, which had about $10 billion in assets under management as of March, appear to have gone on the run from creditors, since filing for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection on July 1. The company’s assets were reportedly wiped out by the collapse of cryptocurrency prices and failure of the TerraUSD (UST) stablecoin. (CNBC)
Crypto company Celsius, which had more than $12 billion in assets under management as of May, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, a month after freezing customer accounts due to what it described as “extreme market conditions.” The news comes a week after crypto company Voyager filed for bankruptcy. (CNBC)
A lawsuit filed in San Francisco County Superior Court claims that “women passengers in multiple states were kidnapped, sexually assaulted, sexually battered, raped, falsely imprisoned, stalked, harassed, or otherwise attacked” by drivers for ride-hailing platform Uber. The law firm that filed the complaint said it represented about 550 clients with sexual assault claims against the company. (TECH CRUNCH)
Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick granted Twitter’s request for an expedited trial over Elon Musk’s decision to walk away from the deal to acquire the company for $44 billion. Twitter had asked for a four-day trial to be held in September, and Musk had sought to delay the trial until next year. Under McCormick’s ruling there will be a five-day trial in October. (CNBC)
An Amazon warehouse in Staten Island issued over 13,000 “Supportive Feedback Documents” - disciplinary notices for infractions including the miscounting of items in a storage bin - in a one-year period ending April 2020. The records are further evidence of the pressure faced by Amazon line workers, which has helped fuel unionization campaigns across the country. (REUTERS)
-- Compiled by KOREY CLARK