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Former Jackson County 911 Dispatcher Sues County

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Date20 Sep 2019
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Shannon Caknipe, a former Jackson County 911 dispatcher, has filed a lawsuit against the county, claiming they did nothing to stop the sexual harassment she faced at work. Caknipe began working as a dispatcher for Jackson County in 2008 and left in May 2016 after a leave of absence. According to the lawsuit, Caknipe dealt with “offensive and vulgar sexual and gender-based conduct, actions, encounters, innuendos and jokes,” at work for four years. “We feel our case is a very strong case,” Caknipe’s lawyer William Tishkoff said. “In my history – and I’ve done a lot of sexual harassment hostile...
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Woman Sues Lyft for Kidnapping and Rape

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Date19 Sep 2019
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Alison Turkos has filed a lawsuit against Lyft, claiming she was kidnapped at gunpoint and raped by her Lyft driver two years ago in New York City. According to the lawsuit, Turkos first felt something was wrong when her driver started going in the wrong direction. She thought he might have been trying to scam her out of $20 or $30. However, Turkos realized she might be in serious danger when her driver started acting more aggressively. When the car stopped at a light, she tried to open the door to get out, but the child lock was on. She...
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Pet Stores Challenge Maryland’s Ban on Pet Sales

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Date19 Sep 2019
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Several pets stores in Maryland have filed a lawsuit to block a state law that will prevent them from selling commercially bred dogs and cats. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, signed the legislation into law in April 2018. The first law of this kind took effect in California in January. The law makes it illegal for pet stores to sell a dog, cat or rabbit unless it came from an animal shelter or rescue group. Maryland’s law encourages animal welfare organizations to work together with retail pet stores to showcase cats and dogs for adoption or purchase from local breeders....
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Parents Sue Elementary School for Sexual Assault

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Date18 Sep 2019
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The parents of a first-grade girl have filed a lawsuit against Hoover City Schools in Alabama, alleging they didn’t do anything to stop their daughter from being sexually assaulted by her classmates. According to the lawsuit, a group of first-grade girls, referred to as the “Harassing Girls,” sexually assaulted the then 6-year-old girl, identified as Jane Doe, during the 2017-18 school year at Trace Crossings Elementary School. The suit claims the Harassing Girls assaulted the girl by “holding her while they pulled her pants and underwear down” and groped her. Additionally, according to the lawsuit, the perpetrators “took her into...
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Women Sue Former Dialysis Center Manager

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Date18 Sep 2019
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Four women have filed a lawsuit against Michael Klusmeyer, a former Glenview Dialysis Center manager, alleging he filmed them while they undressed and used the bathroom at the facility. According to the lawsuit, Klusmeyer put a motion-activated camera in the women’s restroom at the facility. The suit says he “used his camera to record, capture, view and distribute video of women undressing and using the bathroom.” Jeffrey Kulwin, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs, said it’s believed that more than 75 people used the bathroom while the camera was inside. “I think what the women are seeking in this...
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Woman Sues Disneyland for $3 Million

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Date17 Sep 2019
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Sarah Andrews has filed a $3 million lawsuit against Disneyworld, claiming she suffered a serious head injury while getting off the Space Mountain ride. The lawsuit stems back to an incident that occurred in December 2017. Andrews was riding Space Mountain when the ride malfunctioned, causing her ride vehicle to be rerouted to a maintenance tunnel. As she got off the ride, a Disneyland cast member reportedly told the riders to look down and watch their step. However, he didn’t tell them about the low ceiling. Andrews said she then violently hit her head on the ceiling. She experienced pain,...
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Inmate Claims Guards Threatened to Hang Him

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Date17 Sep 2019
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Corrionne Lawrence, a former Cuyahoga County inmate, has filed a lawsuit against Cuyahoga County and several corrections officers, alleging that officers beat him, threatened to hang him and make it look like a suicide. According to the lawsuit, the beatings began after Lawrence was booked into the jail on Sept. 16, 2018 for a probation violation. He initially answered the officers’ questions in Spanish, which allegedly made them angry. They put him in a restraint chair for four hours as a punishment for speaking Spanish. Once he was booked, Lawrence told the officers that he shouldn’t be in the same...
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Kansas School District Plans to Sue E-cigarettes

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Date16 Sep 2019
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The Goddard Public School District in Kansas plans to file a lawsuit against the e-cigarette and vaping industry in hopes of stopping the health crisis caused by e-cigarettes and vaping among children and teenagers. The lawsuit is expected to be filed in the next few weeks and is thought to be the first of its kind. Goddard Superintendent Justin Henry said that studies have concluded that 1 in 5 highschoolers and 1 in 20 middle schoolers used e-cigarettes last year. “It’s a big issue. It’s [children] doing it, how it’s impacting their brain now and in the future, how much...
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Family Sues Police for Shooting Their Service Dogs

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Date16 Sep 2019
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A family has filed a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and its police department, claiming that police permanently wounded their two service dogs and then tried to hide it. The lawsuit stems back to an incident that occurred on July 8, 2017. Jennifer LeMay’s burglar alarm went off at 8:42 p.m. Just twelve minutes later, she called Xfinity to let them know there was an error. Police officers Michael Mays and Daniel Ledman arrived to LeMay’s home at about 9:15 p.m. The lawsuit says that Lendman went to the front door and Mays jumped the fence into the backyard....
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Former Trainer Sues Antonio Brown for Raping Her

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Date13 Sep 2019
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Britney Taylor has filed a lawsuit against New England Patriots player Antonio Brown, claiming he raped her on three separate occasions. Taylor, who used to be Brown’s trainer, said Brown exposed his penis to her and then forcibly grabbed and kissed her in the first incident at his home in June 2017. “Because her professional relationship with Brown was important and because she took it seriously, Ms. Taylor willed herself to brush off the episode, hoping that Brown would stop pursuing her,” the lawsuit states. Later that month, Brown allegedly started masturbating behind Taylor and ejaculated on her back as...
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Justin Fairfax Sues CBS for Defamation

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Date13 Sep 2019
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Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has filed a defamation lawsuit against CBS News, claiming that the network published false statements by two women who said he sexually assaulted them. The lawsuit stems from accusations from two separate women. One of the women, Vanessa Tyston, a college professor, said that Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex in a Boston hotel in 2004. The second woman, Meredith Watson, said that Fairfax raped her while the two were students at Duke University in 2000. The two women made their allegations public and did interviews with CBS News in February. Fairfax has repeatedly denied...
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Inmate Alleges She Was Beaten to Near Death

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Date12 Sep 2019
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Cheryl Weimar, an inmate at the Lowell Correctional Institution, has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections, claiming she was beaten nearly to death by prison guards. The incident occurred on August 21. Weimar was asked to clean a toilet at the Lowell facility as part of a work detail even though she had a pre-existing hip condition that prevented her from being able to do this job. She allegedly requested and was denied a “reasonable accommodation for her physical disability in connection with her prison work assignment” and “a confrontation ensued.” “Under FDC policy and procedure, prison...
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Former Students Sue University of Illinois

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Date12 Sep 2019
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Two former students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, alleging they didn’t do anything to stop a former professor from assaulting, bullying and raping them. According to the lawsuit, Gary Gang Xu specifically targeted female Chinese students, who frequently depended on the university for their visa status. The lawsuit centers around Xu’s relationship with an undergraduate student, Xingjian Sun. They first met in the spring of 2013 and he agreed to be Sun’s instructor for an independent study course. The suit claims Xu berated Sun, kept her away from her friends and told her to...
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Mother Sues Kentucky Elementary School

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Date11 Sep 2019
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The mother of a female sixth-grade student has filed a lawsuit against Newport Independent Schools in Kentucky, alleging that they didn’t protect her daughter from her teacher’s sexual advances. According to the lawsuit, Stephen Loder, who resigned from Newport Independent Schools in September 2018, called the female student “beautiful” and “baby”, rubbed her buttocks and legs and rubbed his groin against her back. The suit also claims Loder also demanded other female students in his class to give him hugs and put their faces near his groin. The lawsuit states that the student is dealing with “extensive mental and physical...
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Chick-fil-A Supporters Sue San Antonio for Ban

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Date11 Sep 2019
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Several Chick-fil-A supporters have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Antonio for banning the fast food chain from opening up shop in a local airport. In March, six members of the San Antonio City Council denied the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the local airport because of the chain’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.” “With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion,” Councilman Roberto Treviño said. “San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we...
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North Carolina Police Officer Sues for Discrimination

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Date09 Sep 2019
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Manuel Torres has filed a lawsuit against a lawsuit against the Lee County Sheriff’s office, claiming he was fired because he refused to train a new female hire because his religious beliefs do not let him work alone with females. Torres worked as a deputy for Lee County Sheriff for five years when his boss asked him to train a female deputy in July 2017. He asked his boss to excuse him of this duty because he “holds the strong and sincere religious belief that the Holy Bible prohibits him, as a married man, from being alone for extended periods...
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Banker Drugged and Sexually Assaulted Woman

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Date09 Sep 2019
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A woman has filed a lawsuit against Chicago banker Thomas Kane, accusing him of drugging her drink and sexually assaulting her while she was on a trip to Italy. According to the lawsuit, Kane met Sahra Ilsa days before the alleged incident. Isla and her two friends had difficulty finding a hotel during the busy tourist season in Italy. Kane, who was friends with one of the women, offered for them to stay in a separate room in his hotel suite. They said yes. A couple nights later, Kane and Isla went to a nightclub with her two friends and...
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Lawsuit Challenges Federal Predator Control Program

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Date06 Sep 2019
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Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop a government program that kills predators, including coyotes, mountain lions and bears, in ways the groups claim are cruel and ineffective. The lawsuit challenges a U.S. Department of Agricultural sponsored program where Wildlife Services kills animals with strangulation snares, leg-hold traps poisons and guns. Just last year, the program killed almost 1.5 million animals nationwide. The suit claims that the program’s Sacramento District practices are illegal because they are based on an environmental assessment that’s over 20 years old and “can no longer be reasonably relied upon without...
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Family of Double Murder Suspect Sued

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Date06 Sep 2019
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The mother and maternal grandparents of Connor Kerner, who is accused of a double murder, are facing a lawsuit. The mother of one of the murder victims, 19-year-old Molley Lanham, filed the lawsuit, claiming that Kerner’s grandparents, Christine and Gerald Dye, didn’t properly secure their guns at their property where the shooting occurred. On Feb. 25, the couple went out of town and gave Connor Kerner and his mother Roxann Kerner access to their home to watch their dog. According to the lawsuit, Lanham drove her friend, Thomas Grill Jr., to Dye’s property that day to meet Kerner. When they...
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Woman’s Employer Fired Her for Using Crutches

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Date05 Sep 2019
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Minnesota payroll company on behalf of Shannon Enstad, who alleges she was fired because she had to use crutches after a knee surgery. In February 2018, Enstad tore her anterior cruciate ligament, an injury that’s covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. By April 30, 2018, her doctor cleared her to return to work as an account manager at Employer Solutions Group, LLC with the use of crutches. According to the lawsuit, the company said that Enstad wasn’t 100% from the surgery and that she would “without any...
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Lyft Sued for Not Protecting Passengers

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Date05 Sep 2019
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Fourteen people have filed a lawsuit against Lyft, claiming the ride-hailing company fails to protect passengers against sexual assault and sexual harrassment. According to the lawsuit, Lyft knew that drivers were sexually assaulting female passengers as early as 2015, but it “continues to hire drivers without performing adequate background checks” or implement “reasonable driver monitoring procedures.” “Unfortunately, there have been many sexual assaults much worse than the ones suffered by plaintiffs as alleged herein, where victims have been attacked and traumatized after they simply contracted with Lyft for a safe ride home,” the suit says. One of the plaintiffs in...
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Nash County Jail Sued for Civil Rights Violations

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Date04 Sep 2019
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Jamey Lamont Wilkins, an inmate at the Nash County Jail, has filed a lawsuit against the jail. He claims the conditions at the jail violate his constitutional rights. Wilkins says that conditions at the Nash County Jail are “beyond deplorable.” He claims that his due process rights were violated when he was put in segregation without the ability to defend himself. “Nash County has no disciplinary process period, so at the whim of any staff we can get punished without any way of refuting accusations against us,” Wilkins wrote. Wilkins then described how awful the conditions in the isolation cells...
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Deaf Woman Denied Service at Burger King

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Date04 Sep 2019
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Rachel Hollis, who is deaf, has plans to file a lawsuit against Burger King after she was allegedly denied service at the drive-thru window. In August, Hollis said that she pulled up to the drive-thru window of a Burger King in Oklahoma City and handed an employee a handwritten note with her order. She claims he refused to take it because it was too busy and that he couldn’t do a full order at the window. When she refused to leave, the man reportedly came back and started arguing with her. Hollis video recorded the incident, which shows the employee...
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Google Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination

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Date03 Sep 2019
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Chelsey Glasson, who used to work for Google, says she plans to file a lawsuit against the company for allegedly discriminating against her while she was pregnant. Glasson wrote a memo earlier this month explaining why she was leaving Google after having her second baby. She alleged that her manager made inappropriate comments about pregnant women and retaliated against her after she reached out to the human resource’s department to get help. When Glasson told her manager that she wanted to take an early maternity leave following her doctor’s advice, the manager allegedly questioned the value of bedrest. “During one...
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Teen Claims Juul Labs Enticed Him With Candy Flavors

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Date03 Sep 2019
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Thomas McCullough has filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs, alleging that the e-cigarette giant got his teenage son hooked on e-cigarettes. According to the lawsuit, Juul Labs could have developed a product with lower levels of nicotine that was not as attractive to teenagers, such as that the product came in candy flavors. The suit also alleges that the company could have designed “an e-cigarette that did not gratuitously flash rainbow colors when waved around.” The lawsuit says that when McCullough’s son, William, took his first Juul hit, the e-cigarettes had already been taken out of the package. The Juul...
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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572M

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Date30 Aug 2019
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Judge Thad Balkman ruled Monday that Johnson & Johnson must pay $572 million for its role in creating an opioid crisis in Oklahoma. According to state attorneys, approximately 6,000 people died from opioid overdoses in Oklahoma since 2000. Johnson & Johnson reportedly provided 60 percent of the opiate ingredients that drug companies use for addictive painkillers. “Those actions compromised the health and safety of thousands of Oklahomans. The opioid crisis is an imminent danger and menace to Oklahomans,” Judge Balkman said. During the trial, attorneys for the state argued that Johnson & Johnson carried out a years-long marketing campaign that...
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Physical Therapist Accused of Sexual Abuse

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Date30 Aug 2019
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Elaina Sorrentino has filed a lawsuit against N.Y. Be Well Medical, alleging that she was sexually abused by a physical therapist who worked there. According to the lawsuit, Sorrentino went into N.Y. Be Well Medical for a back injury three times over the winter where she was treated by physical therapist Ronald Labayen. She said that he reached under her clothes, groped her butt and rubbed her anus while massaging her. Sorrentino was appalled and immediately asked Labayen what he was doing. He told her it was part of her treatment. “I just flipped out,” Sorrentino said. “I said, ‘What...
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Florida City Dismisses Lawsuit for Thousands in Fines

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Date29 Aug 2019
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The city of Dunedin, Florida has decided to drop their lawsuit against a woman who owed more than $100,000 in code enforcement fines at a house she didn’t own anymore. Kristi Allen was fined $103,559 for overgrown vegetation and a dirty swimming pool at a house she let the bank have more than eight years ago. The city’s lawyers didn’t provide a reason for why they’re dismissing the lawsuit, which was filed late last year. It’s also not clear whether or not the city plans to collect the fines through other means. The dismissal comes a month after USA TODAY...
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ACLU of Maine Sues Stop Yarmouth Ban

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Date29 Aug 2019
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The ACLU of Maine has filed a lawsuit to challenge Yarmouth, Maine’s ban on town employees running for office. The lawsuit argues that the change violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Zachary Heiden, legal director for the ACLU of Maine, said that the amendment, which bans municipal or school employees from being elected to Town Council, is counter to established precedent that protects the right of individuals “to campaign for public office, to serve in public office, and to vote for one’s preferred candidate.” Town Councilor Meghan Casey, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said that a...
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Couple Sue Hospital for Misplacing Miscarried Baby

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Date28 Aug 2019
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Tiffany Griffin and Chad Greaves have filed a lawsuit against Bryn Mawr Hospital, accusing them misplacing the remains of their miscarried baby. When Griffin was just 18 weeks pregnant, she found out that her baby wasn’t going to make it. The baby has been diagnosed with several genetic disorders and would likely be miscarried. After Griffin lost the baby she wrote her name on several forms releasing the remains to a funeral home in Upper Darby, close to the couple’s home. According to the lawsuit, the hospital mistakenly gave Donohue Funeral Home Griffin’s placenta, and the funeral home didn’t verify...
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Ex-Wife Revenge-Porn Victim Awarded $3.2 Million

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Date28 Aug 2019
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Elizabeth Clark was awarded $3.2 million against her Army officer ex-husband and his girlfriend in a revenge-porn lawsuit. Clark alleged that her ex-husband Adam Clark posted a topless photo of her Facebook and to the Kik dating and hookup app that she had sent them when they were still in a relationship. He also posted unflattering photos of her on Facebook of her in her undergarments that she had made when trying to lose weight. Clark also said that he stalked her and spread lies about her, including that she had herpes and suffered from an eating disorder. Clark was...
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Evanston Township H.S. Sued for Sexual Abuse

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Date22 Aug 2019
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The family of an Evanston Township High School student who claims she was sexually assaulted by two security guards have filed a lawsuit against the school. According to the lawsuit, the security guards made inappropriate cell phone calls and text messages, sent pornographic photos and encouraged students to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana. The suit also alleges that one of the guards had sex with one female student more than 40 times in various locations. The lawsuit accuses the school district of not doing enough to stop the abuse. In February, one of the guards, Michael B. Haywood was arrested...
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NYC Sued for Police Scuffle at Marcy Houses

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Date22 Aug 2019
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Five people who were in the middle of a police brawl at Marcy Houses housing in Brooklyn plan to file a lawsuit against the city and NYPD. The lawsuit stems from an incident that occurred around 11 p.m. on Saturday when police officers responded to reports of a large and unruly crowd at the housing project. Officers said that tenants were holding an annual Marcy Day event. However, when officers tried to break up the event, the crowd got violent, according to the NYPD. They arrested four people, including a 17-year-old accused of head-butting a cop. Jeffrey Lloyd, Ron Fernandez...
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Parents Sue Texas School District for Sharpie Incident

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Date21 Aug 2019
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Dante Trice and Angela Washington have filed a lawsuit against the Pearland Independent School District in Texas after faculty members allegedly coloring in their son J.T.’s fade haircut with a black Sharpie marker. According to the lawsuit, the 13-year-old boy got a fade haircut with a design line on April 16 that that resembled an M. As stated in the lawsuit, “The haircut did not depict anything violent, gang-related, obscene or otherwise offensive or inappropriate in any manner. J.T. did not believe the haircut violated any school policy.” However, the next day, principal Tony Barcelona told J.T. that he had...
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3 Women Sue Epstein’s Estate Over Alleged Rapes

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Date21 Aug 2019
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Three women have filed lawsuits against Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, claiming that he raped them or subjected them to other forced sex acts. The women explained in separate lawsuits how Epstein entered their lives and changed them forever. They claimed he dangled his connections to political and business leaders around the world while he promised to advance their careers in exchange for sexual servitude. One woman said she was 17 and an aspiring dancer when one of Epstein’s associates asked her to teach a class in Epstein’s home in 2002. She was intrigued by his connections with New York’s major dance...
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ICE Accused of Poor Care in Detention Centers

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Date20 Aug 2019
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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and other civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly providing inadequate medical and mental health care at migrant detention facilities. According to the lawsuit, ICE has failed to provide appropriate medical and mental health care at the 158 facilities it runs around the country. Plaintiffs claim that they were provided with inadequate care at the facilities they reside at. One plaintiff in the lawsuit says that he lost vision in his left eye after not receiving surgery recommended by a doctor. Another plaintiff claims that...
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Former Servers Sue the Chimes Restaurant

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Date20 Aug 2019
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Three former servers have filed a lawsuit against The Chimes, alleging that managers and owners of the restaurant pressured them to work without pay for multiple hours every week. The lawsuit filed by Karly Kyzar, Sarah Little and Elizabeth Pruitt claims that the managers and owners of the restaurant are aware of the “thousands of uncompensated hours worked by their servers.” “Over the years, their scheme has resulted in a huge savings in labor costs for The Chimes, enriching defendants at the direct expense of their employees,” lawyers Daniel Davis, Randall Estes and Vivian Jeansonne from Estes Davis Law LLC...
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Four States Sue to Challenge New Green Card Rules

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Date19 Aug 2019
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California, Oregon, Maine and Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration to challenge a new law that could deny green cards to immigrants receiving public assistance. The new rules, which are set to take effect in October, are expected to impact over 400,000 people and don’t apply to those who have come to the United States as refugees or asylum seekers. The rules would broaden the range of programs that would disqualify immigrants from receiving green cards if they are deemed a burden to the United States. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the new rules create unnecessary challenges...
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Uber Accident Lawyers 

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Date18 Aug 2019
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Uber seems to be in the news constantly, either due to new initiatives, corporate scandals, or political developments. Presently, a California initiative is working its way through the legislature that would make “gig-economy” workers, like Uber drivers, protected under existing minimum-wage laws. In response, Uber has proposed an optional arrangement in which their drivers, currently statues under employment law as independent contractors, would be guaranteed minimum earnings of $21 per hour, with the benefits of regular employees. The new idea comes with a catch: the earning amount would only be triggered while drivers were either carrying passengers or on their...
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American Airlines Mistreated Emotional Support Dog

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Date16 Aug 2019
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Avigail Diveroli has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines, alleging that they confined her emotional support dog in a bathroom. Diveroli, who claims she suffers from severe anxiety and requires an emotional support animal, said she called the airline twice ahead of time and that they assured her that her dog, Simba could sit in business class with her and her family. However, things didn’t go so smoothly when Diveroli got on the plane. The lawsuit claims a flight attendant yelled at Diveroli on the plane and told her that her dog couldn’t be in the cabin because it’s an...
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Austic Boy Sexually Assaulted at Woods Services

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Date15 Aug 2019
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The parents of an austistic boy who lived at Woods Services, a facility for the intellectually disabled, have filed a lawsuit against the facility, alleging their son was sexually assaulted by a fellow resident. The boy’s parents installed a camera in his room to keep an eye on his care. On July 14, a video recording allegedly revealed that a larger teenage boy went into the boy’s room and assaulted him for more than three minutes before an aide intervened. The mother called Woods Services and told them that she was upset that no one notified her about the incident...
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Lawsuit Over Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Atlanta Hotel

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Date14 Aug 2019
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Germany Greer, who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel this summer, filed a lawsuit against the establishment, alleging their negligence led to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that killed one person and sickened others. Greer got sick last month after photographing a conference at the hotel from June 27 to July 1. He said that food and water tasted strange to him and then he lost his appetite. He later felt hot and cold and suffered bouts of confusion and fatigue. When Greer went to his son’s house in the middle of July, he started to sweat a lot and couldn’t...
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E-Cigarette Giant Juul Sued for Marketing to Teens

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Date14 Aug 2019
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The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois has filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs, claiming the company uses deceptive marketing techniques aimed at teens. Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim also said that Juul violated the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act by marketing their products to teens. “Just like cigarette companies did in the past, Juul preyed on teens by using advertisements that glamorized their product in order to get kids hooked on nicotine,” Nerheim said. “It will take years of education and money to right the wrongs and...
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Nursing Home Workers Post Video of Patient

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Date13 Aug 2019
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The family of a 91-year-old woman with dementia have filed a lawsuit against a suburban Chicago nursing home after a Snapchat video of two caregivers taunting the elderly woman came out. In December 2018, Margaret Collins’ family found out about a video showing an aide shoving a hospital gown toward as she repeatedly resisted. The video was posted on Snapchat with the caption, “Margaret hates gowns.” The lawsuit claims the staff members were aware that she was scared of hospital gowns. Collins’ family informed staff at The Abington of Glenview Nursing & Rehab Center about the video and the two...
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Family of Dead 911 Caller Sues

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Date13 Aug 2019
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The family of Kyle Plush, who died last year after getting trapped between the seats in his minivan, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Cincinnati, claiming there’s a serious problem with their 911 program. On April 10, 2018, the 16-year-old boy became trapped between the eats in his Honda Odyssey as he drove to school. He called 911 twice on his cellphone. Magee, the person who took his call, had difficulty hearing him. She misclassified the call as “unknown trouble” when putting it into the system, even though she knew that he was trapped. “I probably don’t have...
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Skater Accuses Richard Callaghan of Sexual Abuse

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Date12 Aug 2019
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Former competitive figure skater Adam Schmidt has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Olympic coach Richard Callaghan, alleging he repeatedly sexually abused him from 1999 to 2001, beginning when he was just 14 years old. This isn’t the first time Callaghan has been accused of sexual abuse. In 1999, Craig Maurizi, another former skater, said Callaghan sexually abused him from 1977 to 1986. He first filed a grievance in 1999 that included statements from other people who claimed they were abused by Callaghan. Callaghan denied Muarizi’s claims and the federation dismissed his grievance. The federation’s decision to dismiss the grievance, according...
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Lawsuit Filed for 12 Year Old Boy Shot During Raid

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Date09 Aug 2019
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An Illinois mother has filed a lawsuit against the city of Country Club Hills and several police officers after nearly two dozen SWAT officers entered her home during a raid and shot her 12-year-old son in his bed. The lawsuit stems from an incident that occurred on May 26, 2019. Multiple Country Club Hills and Richton Park SWAT officers came into Crystal Worship’s home with exploding flash-grenades and automatic rifles to execute a search warrant intended for her boyfriend. They allegedly “battered open the two entry doors and set off between two and five flash-bang grenades,” and went to the...
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Cincinnati Fertility Clinic Sued for Swapping Sperm

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Date09 Aug 2019
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Jennifer and Joseph Cartellone have filed a lawsuit against the Institute for Reproductive Health and Christ Hospital, after the fertility clinic allegedly swapped Joseph’s sperm with the sperm of a stranger. The couple underwent fertility treatment fertility treatment in 1994 and had their child, Rebecca, later that year. They had no idea that she wasn’t actually their biological child. Last December, Rebecca got DNA test kits from Ancestry.com. Two months later, she got the results back and found out that she wasn’t related to her father. A paternity test confirmed that finding. “Through remarkable perseverance, the Cartellone family has traced...
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Clients Sue North Myrtle Beach Real Estate Company

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Date08 Aug 2019
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Twenty-five property owners who rented condos through Keye Beach Rentals have filed a lawsuit against the parent company, Keye Real Estate after they sold a portion of their business to a man accused of embezzling thousands from clients. According to the lawsuit, Keye Real Estate should have known Walter Pigg had an “unscrupulous history and was financially unfit” to buy and manage Keye Beach Rentals. The suit claims that Keye Real Estate wrongfully gave more than $500,000 of trust funds to Pigg without the property owners’ knowledge or consent. This caused acts of fraud, theft, and damage by Pigg over...
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Hundreds of Men Sue Boys Scouts of America

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Date07 Aug 2019
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Hundreds of men have brought a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, claiming they did nothing to stop sexual predators from abusing young boys for decades. Abused in Scouting, a group that attorneys founded to represent the victims of abuse in the Boy Scouts, said they have about 800 clients who were abused while in the Boy Scouts. The lawsuit says that at least 350 abusers don’t appear in the Boy Scouts’ disciplinary files and cite this as evidence that the organization failed to properly vet its volunteers, as well as that they tried to hide the extent of...
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Dartmouth Settles Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

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Date07 Aug 2019
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Dartmouth College agreed to pay nine women who alleged that they were sexually assaulted or harassed by their professors $14.4 million. According to the lawsuit, three Dartmouth professors who taught in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences coerced the plaintiffs into an alcohol and sex saturated party culture in the human behavior lab that they led. The women said that the professors used their power over their students’ academic careers and future careers to keep them from reporting the behavior. The professors accused in the lawsuit — Todd F. Heatherton, William M. Kelley and Paul J. Whalen — either...
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Baltimore County Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Date06 Aug 2019
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Baltimore County has decided to settle a lawsuit for more than $1.1 million brought by the family of Tawon Boyd, who died days after an altercation with county police officers. The lawsuit stems from an incident that occurred on Sept. 18, 2016. Boyd called 911 to assist with what he believed to be an intruder in his home. When a police officer arrived to his home, he found Boyd sweating heavily and looking confused and paranoid. According to the lawsuit, Boyd ran away and attempted to get inside a locked police car. He then ran to a neighbor’s house shouting...
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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Date05 Aug 2019
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The family of Jorge Olguin, who was killed by a security guard at a Red Bird apartment complex last year, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the building’s owners, the security guard and the security company that employs him. The lawsuit stems from an incident that occurred on Sept. 1, 2018. Olguin was fatally shot in front of his wife and two children as they were leaving a birthday party. The suit claims that the guard and apartment complex displayed “heedless, reckless and wanton disregard for the rights, welfare and safety of Jorge Olguín.” Olguin’s wife, Vanessa Olguin, said...
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Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Hit With $20M Lawsuit

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Date02 Aug 2019
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Ronnie Hill, whose vehicle was struck by Ezekiel Elliott, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the running back and the Dallas Cowboys. The car accident occurred in January 2017 when Elliott ran a red light and hit Hill’s vehicle. According to the lawsuit, the Cowboys worked with the police “to cover up the severity of the accident to assure that Elliott’s health would not be placed in question before their playoff game.” This isn’t the second complaint Hill filed about the accident. Last year, he filed a lawsuit seeking in excess of $1 million that only listed Elliott as...
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Discrimination Lawsuit Against LSU Health Center

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Date02 Aug 2019
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Two former attorneys for the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans have filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the LSU Board of Supervisors. Katherine Muslow and Meredith Cunningham claim that they were paid unfairly for years. They said that men got paid tens of thousands of dollars more a year than women for the same type of work and experience. Muslow held a position as general counsel and reported to Larry Hollier, chancellor of the LSU Health Sciences Center. Cunningham was a staff attorney and reported to Muslow. They both asked their superiors for merit-based raises and were then...
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Federal Judge Throws Out DNC Hacking Lawsuit

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Date01 Aug 2019
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Judge John Koeltl decided to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Trump team over hacked Democratic National Committee documents, saying they, “Did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place,” and didn’t have any legal liability for spreading the information. In their lawsuit, the DNC argued that the Trump team’s meetings were with, “Persons connected to the Russian government during the time that the Russian GRU agents were stealing the DNC’s information,” and that this is “circumstantial evidence.” The DNC claimed that Trump’s team was conspiring with the Russians in order to, “-steal and disseminate...
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Transgender Woman Sues Her Insurance Companies

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Date01 Aug 2019
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A transgender woman in Oregon has filed a lawsuit against her insurance companies and employer, alleging that they discriminated against her for not paying for her facial feminization surgery. Christina Ketchman has already had sex reassignment surgery, hormone replacement therapy, changed her name, worked with a voice coach and changed her hairstyle and clothes to look more like a woman. Her doctors also advised for her to undergo facial feminization surgery. Asaf Orr, one of Ketchman’s lawyers, said that the surgery can cost anywhere between $20,000 and $40,000. “Facial feminization surgery is hugely transformative,” Orr said. The World Professional Association...
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Planned Parenthood and ACLU Sue Missouri

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Date31 Jul 2019
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Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit against the state of Missouri to challenge its eight-week abortion ban. The law was signed in May and is set to take effect August 28. The law would prohibit abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected in the first weeks of pregnancy, and it does not make any exceptions for victims of rape or incest. Abortion access is already challening in Missouri. Women who wish to have an abortion have to undergo a 72-hour waiting period and receive state-mandated counseling to discourage them from getting the procedure. Other...
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Texas Public Policy Foundation May Sue Dallas

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Date31 Jul 2019
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The Texas Public Policy Foundation sent a notice to the Dallas city attorney office stating they plan to file a lawsuit against the city over its new paid sick leave law that will take effect on Aug. 1. The new law would require employers to compensate employees with one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Opponents of the new law claim that it’s an unconstitutional end run around to Texas state law, which forbids municipalities from setting a minimum wage higher than required by the federal government. “San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and other cities cannot be...
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Lawsuit Against the Washington Post Thrown Out

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Date30 Jul 2019
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U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman decided to dismiss Nick Sandmann’s $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post on Friday. Sandmann filed the lawsuit after video of his encounter with a Native American man, Nathan Phillips, at a March for Life rally in Washington D.C., went viral online. Even after additional footage surfaced and provided more context of the incident, the initial video had already made people accuse Sandmann of bigotry. Sandmann repeatedly denied the bigotry he was accused of and said that he was just trying to “defuse the situation” by “remaining motionless and calm.” Judge Bertelsman said in his...
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Counselor Fired for Sexual Orientation

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Date30 Jul 2019
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Lynn Starkey has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Roncalli High School after she was fired for her same-sex marriage. Starkey worked as a guidance counselor at Roncalli High School for nearly 40 years and said that she was subjected to a hostile work environment and discriminated against for her sexual orientation. Starkey married her wife in 2015. She received a letter notifying her that her contract would not be renewed for the 2019-20 school year. The letter stated that her marriage violated her contract and was “contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church.” She...
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Judge Reduces $2 Billion Monsanto Award

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Date29 Jul 2019
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Alameda County Superior Court, Judge Winifred Y. Smith, reduced a $2 billion award to a couple who developed cancer after using Roundup weed-killer, to $86.7 million. Judge Smith cut the amount of the reward because the judgment that was given by an Oakland jury in May had drastically exceeded legal precedent. However, she still supported the jury’s finding that Monsanto was at fault for Alva and Alberta Pilloid’s cancer, and that the company attempted to hide evidence about Roundup’s health risks. “In this case there was clear and convincing evidence that Monsanto made efforts to impede, discourage, or distort scientific...
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House Sues for Robert Meuller’s Grand Jury Evidence

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Date29 Jul 2019
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The House of Representatives have filed a lawsuit demanding grand jury evidence that contributed to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said that they need evidence to look into potential obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump. No one can be above the law, not even President Trump,” Nadler said. Grand jury evidence is generally confidential when it doesn’t result in criminal charges. Attorney General William Barr blacked out portions of Mueller’s 448-page report that dealt with grand-jury evidence. However, a federal...
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Homeless People Sue Los Angeles

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Date26 Jul 2019
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Seven homeless people have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in hopes of abolishing a city ordinance that lets sanitation crews discard their items. According to the lawsuit, the city’s cleanup law and encampment enforcement violates their constitutional protections against unreasonable seizures of private property. The law permits bulky items, such as couches and chairs, to be removed without prior notice and immediately thrown away. Janet Garcia, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said the city sanitation crews have frequently thrown out supplies that she uses for office and house cleaning jobs she finds online....
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American Teen Detained at Border Plans to Sue

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Date26 Jul 2019
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Francisco Erwin Galicia, who was born in Dallas and lives with his family in Edinburg, plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. government after he was wrongfully detained for three weeks. Galicia said that he was driving with his brother and some friends on June 27 when they were stopped by U.S. Border Patrol in Falfurrias. He said federal agents separated him from his brother, who was born in Mexico but living undocumented in the United States. Even though Galicia showed his driver’s license, U.S. Social Security card, and a copy of his birth certificate, Border Patrol still detained...
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Professor Accuses University of Discrimination

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Date25 Jul 2019
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A white physics professor at Tuskegee University, a historically black school in Alabama, has filed a lawsuit against the institution, claiming that he’s paid a lower salary due to his race and age. Marshall Burns, who has been with the university for four decades, alleges in the lawsuit that he makes $18,000 to $30,000 less than younger professors. Burns began teaching at Tuskegee University in 1976 as an assistant professor. In 1978, he became an assistant professor and was promoted to a full professor in 1980. He said he wrote a textbook, helped to increased university funding, and helped to...
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Lawsuit Over Norfolk’s Confederate Monument

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Date25 Jul 2019
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Chief Judge Mary Jane Hall dismissed a lawsuit filed by activists that tried to remove Norfolk’s confederate monument. The lawsuit was filed in March by Roy Perry-Bey and Ronlad Green, and claimed that the monument supported ideas such as slavery, racial segregation, secession, white supremacy and violence. They said the monument represented a danger to them personally and that it  violates their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The monument is located in the 400 block of E. Main St. and dedicated to confederate soldiers. The plaintiffs asked for the 80-foot monument to be moved to Elmwood Cemetery. However, Judge Hall...
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Refugee Mom Plans to Sue Trump Administration

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Date24 Jul 2019
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A Central American woman who crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last year with her son plans to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration because U.S. border control agents took her soon away for weeks. Patricia didn’t know what had happened to her son Alessandro for nearly three weeks after they were taken into custody in June 2018. Authorities took her to Port Isabel Detention Center near Brownsville, Texas and didn’t give her any access to lawyers, money for phone calls or answers to her questions. Patricia finally received a note with the phone number of the place where...
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University of Chicago Settles Lawsuit for $2.6M

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Date24 Jul 2019
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The family of Sarah Crayton, who died days after receiving a heart test, have settled their lawsuit with the University of Chicago for $2.6 million. The lawsuit stems back to an incident on July 7, 2014. Crayton went to the University of Chicago that day for an appointment with a heart specialist. She had been experiencing shortness of breath and had other ailments, but thought that she was just going to a routine doctor’s appointment. However, things went wrong after her doctor ordered a heart test. It ended up damaging her arteries and causing internal bleeding. She died just a...
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Ann Arbor Principal Sues School District

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Date23 Jul 2019
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Shannon Blick has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the Ann Arbor Public School District, accusing them of discriminating against her for being white. According to the lawsuit, Blick endured racial discrimination, was forced into paid leave, stripped of her principal role, and denied her right of free speech. Blick was hired as principal at Lawton Elementary in September 2013 and the district announced her indefinite leave in a message to parents on May 1. The lawsuit claims that the district constructively terminated Blick on April 26 when they forced her to take a leave of absence, partly because of...
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Palm Beach Family Sues Funeral Home

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Date22 Jul 2019
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The family of a woman who was hit by a car six months ago has filed a lawsuit against Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, claiming they shared a photo of their deceased daughter on Facebook. Jakiel Allyson Jones’ parents said that a family friend informed them about the post and their attorney claims that only the funeral home had access to the body. The photo was taken on a concrete slab in the prep room before the funeral. “My baby was partially clothed on a mortuary slab with her hair pulled back,” Deanna Washington, the woman’s mother, said. “…her body had...
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NY Landlords Challenge New Rent Control Laws

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Date22 Jul 2019
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A group of New York landlords have filed a federal lawsuit to challenge new rent regulations that would cap what they can charge tenants in rent. The new laws have put a stop to provisions that allowed building owners to deregulate apartments, closed loopholes that let them raise rents and allow other localities with housing shortages to fashion their own regulations. In the lawsuit, landlords claim that the new laws deprive them of income and go against their constitutional rights. “The Rent Stabilization Laws, among other things, deprive property owners of a reasonable market return on their investment, devalue their...
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Female Police Officers Plan to Sue City of Mesa

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Date19 Jul 2019
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Several female Mesa police officers plan to file a lawsuit against the city of Mesa because they let a superior keep his job after they claimed he sexually harassed them. The group claims that the city didn’t properly investigate and discipline Sgt. Jeffrey Neese. Officer Amanda Cook said that she started receiving inappropriate text messages from Neese in March 2018. In one of the texts, Neese thanked Cook for a hug and told her it gave him “something more to think about in private moments.” Cook said that Neese continued to send these types of text messages for almost a...
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Lawsuit: McDonald’s Didn’t Hire Jewish Man

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Date19 Jul 2019
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Chalfont & Associates Group, the owner of the McDonald’s in Longwood, Florida, after they allegedly refused to hire a Jewish man for not shaving his beard. According to the lawsuit, Morteza Javadi applied for a part-time maintenance job at that McDonald’s in September 2016. During his interview, the hiring manager told Javadi that he would have to shave his beard to comply with the company’s grooming policy. Javadi told the manager that he couldn’t shave his beard because of his religion, but that he could wear a beard net....
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Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Asylum Rules

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Date18 Jul 2019
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A few civil rights groups have been filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration’s new rules that end asylum protections. The new policy will make migrants passing through another country on their way to the U.S. ineligible for asylum. It’s the most forceful attempt yet by President Trump to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in the U.S. “This is the Trump administration’s most extreme run at an asylum ban yet,” said American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt in a statement. “It clearly violates domestic and international law, and cannot stand.” The majority of migrants arriving at...
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Lawsuit Claims Florida Owes Teachers $30 Million

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Date17 Jul 2019
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Chris Alianiello, a former Orlando elementary school teacher, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Education, claiming that they allowed employer taxes to be wrongfully taken from bonuses, costing teachers hundreds of dollars per check. According to the lawsuit, the state let school districts pay teachers less than the bonus amounts required in the “Best and Brightest” program. The districts were given the go ahead to deduct from bonus taxes owed by the employer. Alianiello’s lawyers estimate that more than 100,000 teachers are owed between $25 million and $30 million for the past two school years. “Teachers...
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Judge Dismisses Officer’s Discrimination Lawsuit

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Date17 Jul 2019
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Superior Court Judge John Wilson threw out a lawsuit filed by Marrisa Taylor against the Union County Jail that alleged she was discriminated against by two superior officers. Taylor began working as a corrections officer at the jail in June 2008. She soon had a tense conversation with her supervisor Kevin Burkert regarding overtime. According to court papers, Burkert told newly hired officers to decline any overtime during their first 90 days of employment to stay on the union’s good side. Taylor, however, challenged his statement in front of other officers, saying that there we no such restriction. Three years...
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Uber Driver May Sue Because of Abusive Passengers

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Date16 Jul 2019
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Zonya Robinson, an Uber driver who was allegedly sexually harassed and hit with beer bottles by passengers, is considering suing the rideshare company. Last March, Robinson said she picked up one woman and three men outside of a nightclub in Fort Worth. When one of the men allegedly suggested that he would give her $100 to participate in a sexual situation, she pulled over and asked him to apologize. The female passenger said that she was sorry for what had just happened and then convinced the male to apologize. Robinson continued to drive. “I told them that I knew they...
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Michael Jackson Fans Sue Sexual Abuse Victims

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Date16 Jul 2019
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Multiple Michael Jackson fans have filed a lawsuit against the two victims of the deceased pop star’s alleged abuse, claiming they smeared his reputation. The lawsuit stems back to a documentary in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck alleged that Jackson sexually abused them when they were underage in the late 1980s and early 90s. The two are being sued in France, where it’s illegal to make criminal accusations against the deceased. Myriam Walter, the president of one of the fan groups, MJ Community, said about Jackson, “He had a great heart. It is not right to make these claims...
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Man Shot by Cop Receives $2.5M Settlement

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Date15 Jul 2019
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Gerald Cole, who was shot by an Indianapolis police officer in the back, has just settled his lawsuit for $2.5 million. The lawsuit stems back to an incident on Oct. 19, 2016. Officer James Perry was dispatched to the 100 block of North Denny St. He confronted Stephen Cole, Gerald’s brother, who was walking on the sidewalk carrying a box. Perry demanded that he put the box down and Stephen listened. However, when Perry instructed for Stephen to sit on the ground, he objected. He said he didn’t do anything wrong and wasn’t getting arrested. At this point, the accounts...
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Female Custodian Sues Edgewood City Schools

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Date15 Jul 2019
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A woman who used to be a custodian at Edgewood City Schools has filed a lawsuit against the district, alleging they didn’t do anything to stop the sexual harassment she endured from a co-worker. According to the lawsuit, the woman started receiving inappropriate text messages in 2017 from fellow custodian Daniel Benjamin. He also made sexual gestures toward her. When the woman told her supervisor that she didn’t like being around Benjamin because he made her feel uncomfortable, her supervisor said, “He’s just goofing around.” The woman said they never investigated Benjamin and his behavior got worse. In November 2017,...
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Michigan State Settles Lawsuit for $1.2M

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Date12 Jul 2019
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Michigan State University has settled a lawsuit for $1.2M with a woman and former football player who were involved in a Title IX investigation and lawsuits. They both agreed to put aside the findings of an investigation that discovered the football player violated the school’s sexual misconduct policy. The former female student, referred to as Jane Doe, received $475,000 from the university while Keith Mumphery received $725,000. Doe filed a lawsuit in November 2017, accusing the university of failing to provide her with support services and for not enforcing a campus ban against Mumphery, who was originally found not responsible...
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Former NYPD File Lawsuit Against New York Post

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Date12 Jul 2019
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Two former NYPD officers associated with a bribery scandal have filed a lawsuit against the New York Post after the news source released an article about the cops having group sex with a prostitute. The lawsuit stems from a private flight to Las Vegas on the weekend of the 2013 Super Bowl. Two Mayor de Blasio donors, Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, who showered police officers with gifts in exchange for official favors, were on the flight. Rechnitz’s friend Marco Franco, a prostitute, Gabi Grecko, and two cops, Deputy Inspector James “Jimmy” Grant and Det. Mike Milici were also aboard...
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Tenant Evicted Because She Had a Black Guest

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Date11 Jul 2019
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Victoria Sutton has filed a lawsuit against her former landlord after he allegedly evicted her for having a black co-worker over at the home she was renting. According to the lawsuit, the couple who own the home told her that they don’t let black people on her property and that she had to move out. In September 2018, Sutton invited over a black man and his 5-year-old son over for play dates with her two daughters. Her landlord, Allen McCoy, shortly came to her home and told her she had to leave. The lawsuit claims that McCoy called Sutton a...
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Teen Sues Greenville County School District for Abuse

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Date11 Jul 2019
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A teen who says she was sexually abused by her physical education teacher for more than two years has filed a lawsuit against the Greenville County Schools district. According to the lawsuit, Meghan Colleen Dougherty sexually and emotionally abused Keiya Bruster from 2014 to 2016. The suit states that Greenville County Schools knew about “prior instances concerning improper behavior concerning Dougherty” and that the district didn’t investigate Dougherty properly before they hired her. The district said that any alleged injury the victim suffered “was due to the intervening, independent and intentional criminal act of a third person … for which...
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Out-of-Work Employee Sues Bankrupt Coal Company

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Date10 Jul 2019
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David Engelbrecht has filed a class action lawsuit against Blackjewel, accusing the bankrupt company of violating federal law by failing to inform and compensate workers before closing down on July 1. According to the lawsuit, the coal company violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act because CEO Jeffrey Hoops didn’t get enough written notice of the layoffs and didn’t offer the workers 60 days of wages. “On or about July 1, 2019 and thereafter, Defendant (Blackjewel) terminated the Plaintiff’s employment as part of a mass layoff and/or plant closure which qualifies as an event for which he was entitled...
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Veterinarian Sued After Dog Gets Paralyzed and Dies

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Date10 Jul 2019
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Harold Lehr has filed a lawsuit against the Long Island Veterinary Specialists for giving his dog two risky MRIs that paralyzed him. Last fall, Lehr took his 14-year-old arthritic rescue dog to the vet office to get treated for a limp. The lawsuit claims that the vet gave him two MRIs that paralyzed Oscar. While the pooch was under anesthesia, the vet technicians forced his body into positions that damaged his spine. According to the lawsuit, Oscar was incontinent and in agony after the tests were performed. The suit additionally alleges that the dog wasn’t taken for walks or cleaned...
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Couple Sues Fertility Clinic Over IVF Mixup

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Date09 Jul 2019
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An Asian-American couple from Queens has filed a lawsuit against CHA Fertility Center in Los Angeles after the wife gave birth to someone else’s babies. The couple, identified as Y.Z. and A.P., had trouble getting pregnant for a while and turned to the CHA Fertility Center for help. The New York coupled made their way out to Los Angeles in January 2018 to meet with Dr. Joshua Berger and co-owner Simon Hong. They underwent a months-long regimen of vitamins, medicines, procedures and tests that yielded eight embryos. In July 2018, the doctor attempted to implant an embryo into A.P., but...
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Georgia Department of Driver Services Sued

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Date03 Jul 2019
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Kenneth Caban Gonzalez has filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Driver Services for allegedly treating Puerto Rican driver’s license applicants unfairly. Caban Gonzalez, who was born in Puerto Rico, moved to Southeast Georgia in 2017 and applied for a driver’s license at the Department of Driver Services office in Hinesville. He said that the staff kept his Puerto Rico driver’s license, original birth certificate and Social Security card and the he would be informed when he should pick them up. A few days later, a department employee sent Caban Gonzalez a text message, asking him to come to...
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Habitat for Humanity Employee Sues for Racism

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Date03 Jul 2019
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Andrea Cureton has filed a lawsuit against Habitat for Humanity in Columbus, alleging the store manager, Abby Davis, continuously made racist comments towards black people. Cureton started working at Habitat of Humanity in November 2015 as a volunteer coordinator. She claimed that she heard Davis say multiple derogatory remarks against black people. In one incident, Cureton alleged that Davis called her a shy monkey. She reported the incident to the executive director who said, “You’ve got Abby wrong, and if you are going to be like that then let’s just be professional and keep it at that.” Cureton also claimed...
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Car Accident Attorney Washington DC

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Date02 Jul 2019
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Injuries From Washington DC Car Accidents If you have been injured in a car accident in Washington DC that was not your fault, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a car accident lawyer that Washington DC accident victims trust and recommend. Please note that Cohen, Cohen, Leighton & Rodney does not accept cases in California, and except in very rare circumstances, will our firm even make a referral to a California lawyer. If someone close to you has been tragically killed in a car accident because of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, a...
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How to Find a Lawyer to Sue the LAPD for Police Brutality

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Date02 Jul 2019
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If you or a loved one has been a victim of police brutality at the hands of the LAPD, you have come to the right place. Despite being a hot-button topic ever since Rodney King was brutally beaten by four police officers in 1992, LAPD police brutality still exists in Los Angeles. While police brutality can be hard to prove due to a variety of factors, it can be prosecuted. However, sometimes prosecution isn’t possible or enough. And when that happens, compensation may be owed to the victim or victims for injuries suffered if you or someone you know who...
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Man Claims Kevin Spacey Groped Him in Nantucket

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Date02 Jul 2019
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A man has filed a lawsuit against Kevin Spacey, alleging the actor groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016. Spacey is also facing criminal charges from the incident. According to the lawsuit, Spacey gave the alleged victim alcohol at the bar and then starting touching and fondling his genitals for a while without his consent. He has “suffered, and will continue to suffer in the future, severe mental distress and emotional injuries.” The lawsuit additionally alleges that Spacey’s “explicit sexual behavior and lewd and lascivious conduct with [the accuser],” has made the plaintiff unable to fully disclose to what...
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AMA Sues North Dakota Over Two Abortion Laws

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Date02 Jul 2019
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The American Medical Association has filed a lawsuit against the state of North Dakota in an effort to block two abortion related laws. One of the laws, which is set to take effect Aug. 1, requires doctors in North Dakota to inform patients that medical abortions can be reveresed. According to the AMA, that is “a patently false and unproven claim unsupported by scientific evidence.” “Indeed, once an abortion has occurred, whether by medication abortion or by any other means, a woman is no longer pregnant, which cannot be reversed,” the lawsuit says. The AMA is also challenging and existing...
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Immigrant Workers Sue Utah Hotel for Exploitation

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Date26 Jun 2019
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Four Filipino workers have filed a lawsuit against the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, claiming the hotel promised them training and cultural immersion, but instead had them work long hours doing menial jobs for low pay. The four plaintiffs — Jann Descanzo, Veronica Bondoc, Glen Segundino and Marianne Ponio – studied tourism in the Philippines and came to the United States to learn more about the hospitality industry. They each paid more than $3,000 in travel costs and recruitment fees. According to the lawsuit, the hotel used a type of visa similar to an internship program, but treated...
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UC Berkeley Gets Sued Over Enrollment Growth

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Date25 Jun 2019
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The city of Berkeley and a neighborhood group have filed a lawsuit against the University of Berkeley for their uncontrolled enrollment growth. Between the years of 2015 and 2018, the population at the university grew from 31,800 to 40,955 and by 2022, will increase by another 4,000 students. However, in 2005, the university predicted that the student population would only increase about 5 percent through 2020. By 2018, the increase in the number of students actually rose close to 29 percent. The increased enrollment puts a $21 million strain on the city, and city officials want the university to pay...
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Parents Sue Education Leaders Over Unequal Funding

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Date25 Jun 2019
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A group of parents plan to file a lawsuit against Massachusetts’ education leaders, accusing them of not providing low-income black and Latino students the same quality of education as their more well off white peers. According to the lawsuit, the spending gaps between poor and affluent systems have been widening for years, giving well off students access to the best education money can buy. Poor students, on the other hand, have to sit in crowded classrooms and use outdated textbooks and computers. The lawsuit claims that it negatively affects their performance on standardized tests and reduces their ability to graduate...
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Rape Victim Claims Baptist Leader Humiliated Her

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Date24 Jun 2019
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A former student at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has filed a lawsuit against Paige Patterson, the former Southern Baptist Convention president, accusing him of intimidating and humiliating her after she reported multiple rapes to him. The woman, who is listed as “Jane Roe” in the lawsuit, said that Patterson shamed her and ignored her after she told him about how she was stalked and raped at gunpoint by a male seminary student in 2014 and 2015. Roe enrolled at the seminary in 2014 and met her alleged assailant soon after that. He had access to the building Roe lived...
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SF Cops Accuse Police Department of Discrimination

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Date24 Jun 2019
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Thirteen San Francisco police officers have filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging they were passed up for promotions for being white and male. According to the lawsuit, the city uses an “obscure and biased promotional process” that makes it possible for officers who score lower on examinations to be promoted over higher-scoring candidates.” The suit adds that city uses the process to promote a higher percentage of minority and female candidates than would be promoted in a system based on scores. “This is not about ‘officers against officers,’ but about an administration trickling its discriminatory practices and tactics, and...
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Family Sues City for Shooting and Killing Son

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Date21 Jun 2019
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The family members of Michael Elam Jr., who was shot and killed by a police officer earlier this year, have filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago. The lawsuit stems from an incident on Feb. 16 in the 2100 block of South Keeler. Police officers tried to pull over a vehicle that Elam was in for speeding and headlight violations. Police said the driver refused to stop and crashed into a fence nearby. After the crash, Elam and the other people in the car fled the scene. Police officer Adolf Bolanos then opened fire on Elam, striking him in...
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