Judge Charles Wilson found that Coral Ridge Ministries Media did not sufficiently plead that the Southern Poverty Law Center acted with actual malice when it labeled the nonprofit organization based in Fort Lauderdale as a "hate group" because of its views on homosexuality.
Following is a listing of executive and legislative action from the week of July 26. Both houses of the General Assembly were in recess at press time. The Pennsylvania Senate was scheduled to return to session Sept. 20. The state House of Representatives was set to reconvene Sept. 27.
"If plaintiff's allegations that defendants tampered with evidence and presented false testimony to the complaint-warrants judge and grand jury are proven at trial, a reasonable jury could conclude that defendants did not in fact have probable cause to initiate and continue criminal proceedings against plaintiff," U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton said.
Recently, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have risen to a position of prominence for many organizations. In fact, 90% of the S&P 500 published some form of ESG disclosure in 2020, an increase from the 20% in 2011.
Wills and estates lawyer Matthew Kanin of Professional Law Corp. in Los Angeles told Law.com he has handled many conservatorships in the same court where the Britney Spears case is now pending, but he has never seen one revoked.