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Legal news from Friday, August 18, 2017
by Autumn Callan

Venezuela's new chief prosecutor announced plans on Thursday to pursue and imprison those responsible for leading violent protests that have plagued the country since April. The statement came the day before a proposed measure targeting hate crimes was expected to be approved by President Nicolás Maduro's National Constituent Assembly (ANC). The vaguely-worded bill will punish those found guilty …

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by Autumn Callan

A married same-sex couple filed a lawsuit against a former employer on Thursday in the US District Court for the Central District of California that alleges the company discriminated by refusing to provide spousal health insurance. Judith Dominguez was employed by Cherry Creek Mortgage when she enrolled herself and her wife, Patricia Martinez, in …

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