Cattle Quarantine

The Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of cattle owners’ claim for damages against the federal government relating to the loss of livestock during a temporary fever tick quarantine. The owners claimed the government negligently rounded up the cattle using chutes and roping, and improperly applied an insecticide. The claims are barred by the quarantine exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act, the court ruled. 

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Judge Scolds Lyft and Labor Rights Advocates in Sick Pay Dispute

Rejecting an emergency request to make Lyft give sick pay to its drivers, a federal judge in California on Tuesday scolded labor rights lawyers for exploiting a pandemic to advance a lawsuit “riddled with defects” but also chided the rideshare company for blatantly violating state labor laws.

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