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February 2018 Legal Report Resources

​Excessive force. A jury must decide whether a police officer used excessive force when he tased a man for nearly two minutes, a U.S. court of appeals said in a ruling that revived a plaintiff's suit.

Disability. American Airlines Inc. and Envoy Air Inc. will pay $9.8 million to settle charges that they denied accommodations to disabled workers. 

Cybercrime. U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation into law that creates an institute to train local law enforcement and other partners to investigate and prevent cybercrime.

Cybercrime. Former U.S. Secret Service agent Shaun W. Bridges, 35, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for money laundering during the Silk Road investigation.

Corruption. The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against five individuals for their alleged role in a bribery scheme involving Rolls-Royce and its subsidiaries. Four of the five charged later pleaded guilty.

Data protection. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would require entities to create internal risk control mechanisms to safeguard and govern market data storage.