Child Abuse

A father was properly sentenced for assault convictions relating to the abuse of his three teenage children who were imprisoned in a squalid bedroom in his ex-wife’s home, an Iowa appeals court ruled. One of the children died of emaciation. The father had challenged the court’s statements comparing his conduct to the “inaction of bystanders during the Holocaust and the Rohingya conflict in Myanmar.”

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Actor’s Anti-SLAAP

A California appeals court upheld the denial of Shia LaBeouf’s anti-SLAPP motion in a case relating to an altercation he had with a bartender who refused to serve the actor and his companion alcohol. LaBeouf called the bartender a “racist” and video footage of the incident was posted on the internet and broadcast on TMZ. The bartender sued for assault and slander.  

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