Daily Brief: L.A. County’s First Coronavirus-Related Death

Also Weinstein’s post-sentencing health problem, drug cartel arrests, and more

» The Supreme Court has upheld the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. The order will allow the policy to continue for several months before yet another, final ruling is issued. Only Justice Sonia Sotomayor entered a public dissent. [Los Angeles Times]

» Genwa’s two Korean BBQ restaurants have been fined $2.1 million for wage theft and mistreatment of workers. Employees were forced to work 11-hour shifts without breaks, not paid even minimum wage, and regularly required to work while clocked out. [LAist]

» Sources say Harvey Weinstein suffered a “mild heart attack” after his sentencing hearing yesterday. The former movie mogul, convicted of sex crimes including third-degree rape, was sentenced to 23 years behind bars.  [The Daily Beast]

» More than two dozen members of one of Mexico’s largest drug trafficking cartels were arrested in L.A. County. The crackdown, called “Project Python,” focused on members of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion, which U.S. law enforcement believes smuggled large amounts of heroin, meth, and other drugs into the country. [Los Angeles Daily News]


» L.A. County has reported its first coronavirus-related death. Six new cases were reported in the county on Wednesday, including new cases in Pasadena and Long Beach.  [NBC Los Angeles]

» Video game industry showcase E3 has canceled due to COVID-19. The large annual event in DTLA was scheduled for June. [dot.LA]

» Senate Republicans have blocked attempts to expedite an emergency bill to allow paid sick leave for more Americans. The bill would have required employers offer up to 14 days of sick leave for sick or quarantined workers. [Huffington Post]

» Obsessing about coronavirus is bad for you, according to health professionals. Here’s some advice on avoiding an anxiety spiral. [Los Angeles Times


» Beloved NYC-Style Pizza Joint Vito’s Is Growing Its Footprint on La Cienega More space for devouring delicious slices is in the works

» Airbnb May Now Refund Some Travelers’ Coachella Bookings The booking platform had drawn criticism for being slow to release coronavirus-concerned travelers from their reservations

» Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison The 67-year-old former movie mogul arrived at court in a wheelchair to learn his fate


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Yes, Rulings on Chrissy Teigen’s Judge Show Are Actually Legally Binding

Just as Judge Judy is readying to take a break from her long-running courtroom show, Chrissy Teigen is launching Chrissy’s Court, her own judge show on start-up streaming platform Quibi. But while Judy Sheindlin attended law school and was, from 1982 to 1996, an actual real-life judge on the bench in New York City, Chrissy Teigen is a model, entertainer, and cookbook author. Yet, rulings made on both shows carry the full weight of law–a point that’s been brought up specifically in the marketing of Teigen’s show. Which might have you asking why, exactly, are judge shows real?


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