August 5, 2019

Recipe for Disaster

“Failing to hold those with serious violations accountable could be a recipe for disaster.”

— New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said, regarding a state audit alleging food safety inspectors in New York state failed to take action in response to hundreds of serious health code violations. DiNapoli’s office analyzed 984 violations categorized as Class I – the most serious classification. They found that 73% of the violations resulted in no significant enforcement action, such as a fine or closure.

Wildfire Bill

“They have found a way to finance how to pay for the fires, not how to stop the fires.”

— Attorney Michael Aguirre, who represents two Pacific Gas & Electric customers who want the federal judge overseeing the company’s bankruptcy to strike down a new California law to shore up the state’s electric utilities in the face of disastrous wildfires, argues the law violates the rights of utility customers and taxpayers by making it easier to raise electric rates.

Truth, not Money

“The purpose of the lawsuit is not to get some minuscule amount of money. They won’t even notice that. … It’s to get at the truth.”

— Louisiana attorney Antonio “Tony” LeMon on why he filed a lawsuit against the NFL over a 2019 playoff “no-call” that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and advance to the Super Bowl. LeMon’s suit, which he filed with three others, seeks $75,000 in damages, an amount that allows the action to stay in state court. The suit alleges fraud by NFL officials over the blown call.

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