JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida found that two off-duty sheriff deputies did not have probable cause to arrest a concertgoer who allegedly twice bit a woman on the back during a Pearl Jam concert in 2016. The case is closed pending mediation and settlement, however.
MANHATTAN — The Second Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision affecting two class-action lawsuits against Bank of America, which allegedly should have paid interest on escrow accounts it held for home mortgages. New York rules setting a 2% minimum interest rate on such accounts do not apply because an 1864 federal law preempts the state laws.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal judge in New Mexico found in favor of the art installation company Meow Wolf on a copyright infringement claim brought by the artist of the towering “Space Owl.” She sought compensation for published images of the installation, but the venue has “implied license” to display the work as it pleases.