Twin Peaks Shootout

A federal court in Texas ruled that bikers arrested after a deadly 2015 shooting at a Twin Peaks restaurant may continue to pursue Fourth Amendment, conspiracy and bystander liability claims against multiple Waco police officials and certain claims against a county district attorney. The bikers claim they were wrongfully arrested based on a “fill-in-the-name” affidavit.

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Tourism Contracts

An appeals court in Florida reversed an order quashing subpoenas seeking a media company’s records showing its actual costs to produce celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s cooking show “Emeril’s Florida.” The information is sought as part of the Florida House of Representatives’ investigation into the integrity of certain tourism promotion contracts. 

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Empire Filming

A federal court in Illinois denied class certification to youths detained at a Cook County juvenile detention center who say they were required to remain in their living quarters and received delayed responses to medical issues while the television show “Empire” was filming at the facility. The court finds that the current class definition is overbroad.

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