The High Court of Australia, in a recent decision, has held that media companies are liable for defamatory comments left on their public social media pages. This has prompted companies including CNN to delete their Facebook page in Australia.
The trial of Elizabeth Holmes, former Chief Executive of medical company, Theranos, continued this week with testimony from a former employee, Erika Cheung. Holmes and former Theranos COO, Ramesh Balwani, are charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud.
Texas Governor, Greg Abbot, signed into law new restrictions banning abortions in the state after 6 weeks of pregnancy. The law makes no exceptions for incest or rape. The only exemption is if there is a danger to the woman's health.
German authorities report a knife attack in the city of Wurzburg on the 25th of this month, stating three deaths and five serious injuries, and a number of others sustaining milder injuries. Police identified the suspect as a 24 year old Somali man living in Wurzburg. He was shot and subdued, the shot being reported as non lethal and not posing a threat to his life according to a spokeswoman. “The attacker was overpowered after the police used firearms,” said police on Twitter.
Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22-and-a-half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. Before sentencing took place, the court heard statements from Floyd’s family and Chauvin had the opportunity to speak.