ICYMI: Best of the Week

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Did you miss the top stories last week at Law Street? Never fear, here they are now. The top story last week was about GoFundMe’s new policies that make it impossible for the now-infamous Kim Davis to set up a fundraiser. Story #2 revolved around a lawsuit against Jessica Alba’s Honest Company, and #3 was about a young man who was sentenced to years on the sex offender registry after he slept with an underage girl. ICYMI, check out the top stories of the week.

#1 No Kim Davis: We Won’t “Go Fund You”

Kim Davis, the clerk who has now gained national notoriety from her refusal to issue marriage licenses to anyone in Rowan County, Kentucky, is in quite a bit of trouble. After her refusal to do her job in the name of protesting the legalization of gay marriage, she was put in jail. But if Davis is looking for crowdsourced help to get her out of that trouble, and the possible fines she may face moving forward, she’s going to have some issues. One of the biggest crowd-funding sites–Go Fund Me–has updated its policies to make it impossible for her to set up a fundraiser. Read the full story here.

#2 Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Hit With Two $5 Million Lawsuits

In her own words she wanted to create “an honest company that’s transparent about their business practices, transparent about their ingredients that go inside, effective, safe.” And with $150 million in revenue last year and a valuation of $1.7 billion it seemed like the Fantastic Four actress’ business model for The Honest Company was poised for lasting success. So how then did a 30 SPF sunscreen trigger two $5 million class-action lawsuits that threaten to dismantle her growing natural product empire? Read the full story here.

#3 Young Man Sentenced to Years on the Sex Offender List May Get a Second Chance

Zach Anderson is the 19-year-old young man whose harsh sentence received national backlash after he had sex with a 14-year-old girl who told him she was 17. His sentence was just vacated by a judge, and a new sentence will be given. But while Anderson may now be getting a gentler sentence, his plight still says a lot about the state of the sex offender laws in our country. Read the full story here.


Anneliese Mahoney
Anneliese Mahoney is Managing Editor at Law Street and a Connecticut transplant to Washington D.C. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a passion for law, politics, and social issues. Contact Anneliese at



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