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Injury Lawyers In Washington DC Go Over Apollo Nida Bank Fraud Case

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Apollo Nida, the ex-husband of former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, received an eight-year sentence by a federal court judge on July 8, 2014. The reality star was sentenced to the lengthy term for his four-year scheme involving bank, mail and wire fraud and ID theft of more than 50 individuals estimated at $2 million. According to Atlanta’s AJC, Judge Charles Pannell could have given Nida anywhere from 92 to 115 months for his crimes. Due to his cooperation, the government opted on the lower end of those sentencing guidelines, giving him 96 months. During the hearing, Pannell...
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DC Personal Injury Attorneys Go Over Lorena Bobbitt Case

On the early morning of June 23, 1993, Lorena Bobbitt cut off his penis, left the apartment, drove off with it and threw it in a field–and the rest is history. The story shocked the nation. Eventually, Lorena testified in court that earlier in the night, her husband came home to their apartment in Manassas, Virginia, and drunkenly raped her. She claims that he then passed out, she got out of bed and went to the kitchen to get a drink, when she grabbed a kitchen knife, returned to his bedroom and cut off his penis with a single chop....
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DC Personal Injury Lawyers Go Over Mischa Barton Lawsuit

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Adam Spaw, a former boyfriend of actress Mischa Barton, made headlines of his own after allegedly trying to sell sex tapes of her, which her legal team, headed by Lisa Bloom, deemed “revenge porn.” In March 2017, Barton obtained a temporary restraining order against Spaw and another ex-boyfriend Jon Zacharias. In the petitions, Barton attempted to halt the potential sale of a sex tape she claims was made against her will. At the time of the request, Commissioner Laura Hymowitz’s directed both Spaw, then-39, and then-30-year-old Jon Zacharias to stay at least 100 yards from Barton, her home, her workplace,...
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Washington DC Injury Lawyers Go Over John Gotti Murder Case

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Notorious mobster John Gotti’s first arrest was at the age of 14 when he was caught trying to steal a cement mixer. At the time, the law-breaking teen, who eventually ascended to the top of the Gambino crime family, talked himself out of trouble by blaming the incident on a mere boyhood prank. Gotti’s ability to talk his way out run-ins with the law got him out of many scrapes throughout his life, however, the career criminal eventually landed in jail, where he died. In the 1980s, the “Dapper Don” went through three high-profile trials, each of which resulted in...
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DC Personal Injury Attorneys Go Over Rebel Wilson Defamation Case

On June 27, 2018, an Australian court ordered Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson to repay the majority of her record $3.5 million defamation payout from a magazine publisher Bauer Media that had been previously awarded to her. In June 2017, the comedy queen sued the media company over articles that she alleged portrayed her as a serial liar and hurt her career in Hollywood and appeared to have won–but things turned around for the actress on appeals. After a three-week trial, an Australian jury unanimously sided with the star and awarded her $3.5 million in damages and interest on June...
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DC Personal Injury Lawyers Go Over Erik and Lyle Menendez Murder Case

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On the evening of Aug. 20, 1989, Cuban-American business executive José Menendez and his wife Kitty Menendez were brutally murdered in the den of their Beverly Hills mansion. José was shot in the back of the head with a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, while Kitty was shot several times in the arm, chest, and face, leaving her unrecognizable. Both José and Kitty were also shot in the kneecaps in a failed attempt to make the shootings look connected to organized crime. The Menendez’s sons Lyle and Erik Menendez came home later that night and Lyle called the 911 and shouted, “Somebody...
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Washington DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Snoop Dogg Murder Case

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On Feb. 20, 1996, Snoop Dogg Dogg and his bodyguard McKinley Lee were acquitted of first-degree and second-degree murder charges in the 1993 shooting death of gang member Philip Woldemariam at Palms’ Woodbine Park in Los Angeles. Jurors also acquitted the then-24-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and his bodyguard on one charge each of conspiracy to commit assault in connection with the death of Woldemariam in August 1993. However, the jury, which made up of five African Americans, five whites and two Latinos, deadlocked on a lesser count of voluntary manslaughter against each man, and on a...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Michelle Carter Texting Suicide Case

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Nearly five years after the death of her boyfriend, 18-year-old marine salvage captain Conrad Roy III, Michelle Carter has been sent to jail. In 2017, Carter was sentenced to 15 months in jail for her role in the death of Roy, but a judge allowed her to be free while she appealed the verdict in state court. On Feb. 6, 2019, Massachusetts’ highest court upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction, saying that Carter’s actions caused the teen’s death. The case, Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter, also known as the “texting suicide case,” has garnered national media attention due to the shocking details...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Kevin Spacey Assault And Battery Case

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Ever since Buzzfeed published an article in October 2017, in which actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making sexual advances at him when the former child star was only 14, more than 30 people have spoken out against the former “House of Cards” actor, alleging claims of harassment to attempted rape. But it wasn’t until January 2019 that the two-time Oscar winner was charged with any crimes. On Jan. 7, 2019, Spacey appeared before Judge Thomas S Barrett at Nantucket District Court in Nantucket, Mass., for an arraignment on the charge of indecent assault and battery, which is a...
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Washington DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Rob Kardashian Lawsuit

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Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, whose real name is Angela White, had problems since the beginning of their on-and-off relationship, but things escalated on July 5, 2017 when Kardashian took to social media to accuse his on-and-off fiance of infidelity and post explicit pictures of her. That action began a new war between the constantly warring exes that went straight to the courts. Following the graphic incident, Chyna and her legal team accused Kardashian of violating California’s revenge porn laws, claiming in court documents that he allegedly hit her and threatened to kill himself multiple times. Chyna was then granted...
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over R. Kelly Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Case

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After years in and out of controversy, R. Kelly was once again in the spotlight for something other than his music after Lifetime released the six-part docuseries called “Surviving R. Kelly” in January 2019. The series showed several women coming forward, detailing horrific accounts of sexual abuse of both women and minors at the hands of the singer. Subsequently, there was a growing public movement against Kelly. On Feb. 22, 2019, the singer, whose full name is Robert Kelly, was arrested and indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims from 1998 to 2010. Hours...
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DC Personal Injury Lawyers Go Over Emile Hirsch Felony Assault

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During the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, actor Emile Hirsch got into an altercation Paramount Pictures executive Daniele Bernfeld early in the morning on Jan. 25, 2015, at Tao Nightclub in Park City, Utah. NY Post‘s Page Six reported that police were called at around 3:30 AM local time after Bernfeld told security about the incident. According to police records, Bernfeld told police that after she turned down his advances, a drunk and slurring Hirsch put her in a chokehold from behind, dragged her across a table and body slammed her to the floor. At the time, Hirsch said he didn’t...
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DC Accident Injury Attorneys Go Over Paul Manafort Conspiracy Against The US

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Rick Gates was the former business assistant and deputy to controversial lobbyist Paul Manafort, who served as campaign chair for the Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign from June 20 2016 to Aug. 19, 2016. After Manafort resigned, Gates also served as campaign deputy under Steve Bannon. During his post as No. 2, Gates handled day-to-day activities and even took responsibility for the plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention. On Oct. 27, 2017, both Gates and Manafort were charged in relation to their consulting work with pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians. In 2004, Manafort became an advisor to former...
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Injury Lawyers In Washington DC Go Over Phil Spector Second Degree Murder Case

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On February 3, 2003, actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in famed music producer Phil Spector’s mansion, the Pyrenees Castle, located in Alhambra, California. According to police reports, her body was found slumped in a chair with a single gunshot wound to her mouth, her broken teeth all over the carpet. According to reports, an emergency call was made by his driver Adriano de Souza following hearing gunshots. De Souza said that he saw Spector emerge from the back door of the house with a gun in his hand and said, “I think I’ve killed someone.” However, upon forensic analysis,...
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DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Robert Blake Murder Case

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Former child actor Robert Blake, who went on to star in In Cold Blood and Baretta, dined with his second wife Bonnie Lee Bakely at Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City, Calif., on May 4, 2001. While sitting outside of the restaurant in Blake’s car, Bakely was shot in the head. Blake was Bakley’s 10th husband. Blake told authorities that he gone into the restaurant to retrieve his gun, which he said he had left at the Italian eatery.  He also claimed that he had not been present when the shooting took place. Authorities later determined the gun Blake claimed to...
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US Soccer Federation Sued for Discrimination

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Members of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, accusing the organization of discriminating against them based on their gender. According to the lawsuit, the USSF has discriminated against the players’ gender on a number of levels, including their salaries the types of fields on which they play. “Despite the fact that these female and male players are called upon to perform the same job responsibilities on their teams and participate in international competitions for their single common employer, the USSF, the female players have been consistently paid less money than their...
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Michael Cohen Sues Trump Organization

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization, alleging the company didn’t pay his legal fees like they promised. According to the lawsuit, the Trump Organization stopped paying Cohen’s legal fees after he started cooperating with federal prosecutors in their investigations related to Trump’s business dealings in Russia and attempts to quiet women about humiliating stories about his personal life. “When it was publicly reported that I might be cooperating with prosecutors, the Trump Organization breached its agreement and stopped paying fees and costs,” Cohen said. Cohen hired the law firm McDermott Will...
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Detroit Man Sues 3 Women for False Accusations

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Marc Peeples of Detroit has filed a lawsuit against three women, alleging they made false accusations about him to the police to keep him away from an urban garden on the city’s east side. Peeples said he was working in the community garden when Deborah Nash, Jennifer Moore and Martha Callahan made unjust police calls. They allegedly told Detroit police that Peeples had stolen from homes near the park and threatened to burn down their houses and kill them in March 2018. A couples of months later, when Peeples was in Hunt Park teaching students about gardening, one of the...
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Iowa Animal Shelter Sued for Puppy Laundering

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund, a California animal welfare group, has filed a lawsuit against Rescue Pets Iowa, alleging it’s a puppy mill posing as a rescue group. According to the lawsuit, Rescue Pets Iowa is conducting a puppy laundering scheme to get around California’s ban on pet stores selling animals from commercial breeders or puppy mills. The Animal Legal Defense Fund says a California group called Bark Adoption is purchasing puppies from Rescue Pets Iowa to sell at Animal Kingdom pet stores in California. “Despite the ban, Animal Kingdom has continued to sell 8-week-old purebred and designer puppies for...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Jussie Smollett Felony Case

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Jussie Smollett made headlines when he claimed to be the victim of a vicious hate crime in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood on Jan. 29, 2019. The Empire actor, who is openly gay, told authorities that two masked men physically attacked him while yelling racist and homophobic slurs, threw an unknown chemical liquid on him and put a noose around his neck. Two days after the alleged attack, Chicago police released surveillance images of two people considered persons of interest in the attack. Eventually, police identified the men as brothers  Ola and Abel Osundairo, who are of Nigerian descent and one of...
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Washington DC Lawyers Go Over Michael Cohen Federal Investigation

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Amid Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen came under federal investigation in April 2018. The former attorney had been a lawyer for the businessman-turned-politician from 2006 until May 2018. In accordance with federal search warrant obtained by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the FBI raided Trump’s so-called “fixer” at the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs, his home and his hotel room in the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City on April 9, 2018. Agents seized emails, tax records, business...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Lindsay Lohan DUI Case

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Washington DC DUI Lawyers Lindsay Lohan was first collared by the cops on May 26, 2007. The actress was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after her Mercedes-Benz convertible hit a curb in Los Angeles. At the time, police reported that in the car they found a substance thought to be cocaine. Two days later, Lilo checked into rehab for another time. “Lindsay admitted herself to an intensive medical rehabilitation facility on Memorial Day,” a representative for the actress said in a statement. “Because this is a medical matter, it is our hope that the press will appreciate...
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Parents Sue Portaget H.S. for Sexual Assault

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The parents of a girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by her diving coach has filed a lawsuit against Portage High School for negligence. According to the lawsuit, the school corporation didn’t do enough to protect the girl from Latwone London, who was charged in May with two counts of felony sexual misconduct with a minor and three counts of possession of child pornography. The original charging documents for London say that a family member of the girl found an inappropriate text message from London on the girl’s phone and told the police about it. The girl told her parents...
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Drug Treatment Center Escapee Kidnaps Woman

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Celia Roessler has filed a lawsuit against the Valley Vista treatment center in Vermont after a patient escaped from the facility and allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted her. Court records state that Everett Simpson left the Valley Vista treatment center on Jan. 4 and kidnapped the woman and her 4-year-old son at the Mall of New Hampshire. He allegedly drove them to a Vermont motel and sexually assaulted the 23-year-old woman. Simpson then left for Pennsylvania and was arrested after crashing a second car he stole. “Before leaving, Mr. Simpson took Celia’s driver’s license, wrote down her address, and told...
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California Sues Trump for Restricting Family Planning

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California has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration in an attempt to stop new regulations that would take away millions of dollars in federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortions. California attorney general Xavier Becerra said the the administration’s changes to Title X, the federal family planning program, would punish doctors and clinics for providing women with a clear picture of their reproductive options. Millions of low-income patients receive reproductive health services every year through Title X. Programs that receive funding from Title X offer a variety of services, such as preventative screenings for breast...
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DC Personal Injury Lawyers Go Over Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

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South African athlete Oscar Pistorius’ trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp took place in the High Court of South Africa in Pretoria on March 3, 2014. Certain facts of the case were indisputable–namely that on Feb. 14, 2013, South Africa’s “Blade Runner” shot and killed his model girlfriend in the bathroom of his Pretoria home. Following the incident, the Olympian admitted he shot the model but claimed he believed that she was an intruder. Pistorius, an Olympic and Paralympic runner famous for his prosthetic legs, was taken into custody and charged for Steenkamp’s murder and several gun-related charges,...
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Injury Attorneys In Washington DC Go Over Hulk Hogan Lawsuit

In 2016, Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, sued Gawker Media, the publisher of the tabloid website Gawker, as well as several Gawker employees and Gawker-affiliated entities after the website posted segment of a 2006 sex tape depicting Bollea having sex with Heather Clem, who was at the time the wife his friend, radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge. On Oct. 4, 2012, Gawker.com editor A.J. Daulerio published a two-minute segment of a 30-minute video, including 10 seconds of explicit sexual activity. Bollea claimed that he was unaware that he was being filmed at the time. Bollea...
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DC Accident Injury Lawyers Go Over Dustin Diamond Bar Stabbing Incident

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Not even the bell could save Dustin Diamond from going to jail after he allegedly stabbed 25-year-old Casey Smet in a Wisconsin bar on Christmas Day in 2014. He was arrested the next morning. In January 2015, the former Saved by the Bell actor was charged with reckless endangerment and two other counts after getting into the altercation with two men and a woman at Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington, WI. According to a police report, the victim couldn’t confirm that the actor had stabbed him and that he never saw a knife. Additionally, the victim did not find...
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Family Sues Federal Way School District for Death

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Family of Football Player Who Collapsed During Practice Sue Federal Way School District The parents of Allen Harris, who died last year after an outdoor football practice at Federal Way High School, have filed a lawsuit against the school district. On July 24, 2018, Harris collapsed to the ground during football practice and then died later that afternoon. An autopsy revealed that the 16-year-old had a previously unknown condition called hypertrophic cardio myopathy, which causes the heart muscles to become abnormally thick. When Harris collapsed, football coach Elijah Miller called 911, but none of the coaches recognized the signs of...
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Injury Attorneys In Washington DC Go Over Godejohn and Gypsy Rose Murder Case

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On the night of June 14, 2015, deputy sheriffs in Greene County, Missouri found the body of Dee Dee Blanchard inside her home outside Springfield. The 48-year-old was found face down on her bed, lying in a pool of blood from apparent multiple-day-old stab wounds. Dee Dee’s supposedly handicapped daughter, Gypsy Rose Blanchard, was nowhere to be found. Neighbors and friends quickly feared that Gypsy Rose had been abducted. When it was discovered that her wheelchair and medications were still at the home, concern mounted. But all was not what it seemed. Police located Gypsy and her online boyfriend Nicholas...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Chris Watts Murder Case

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Shanann Watts and her daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, went missing on Aug. 13, 2018 from their home in Frederick, Colorado. Her friend and colleague Nickole Utoft Atkinson called the Frederick Police Department and reported Shannan, who was 15-weeks pregnant, missing after she missed a business meeting, an OB-GYN appointment and failed to return texts. Officers arrived at the family’s five-bedroom home to conduct a welfare check that afternoon and the women and girls were not found. Shannon’s husband Chris Watts, 33, talked with the officers and gave the police permission to search the house, which was empty. The...
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ICE Sued for Racial Slurs and Excessive Force

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Seven Latino workers who were detained when ICE raided a Tennessee meatpacking plant last year have filed a lawsuit, claiming agents used racial slurs and excessive force. According to the lawsuit, authorities illegally targeted Latino workers when they rushed into the meatpacking plant in April 2018. “They forcefully seized and arrested approximately 100 Latino workers. In the process, the officers berated the workers with racial slurs, punched one worker in the face, and shoved firearms in the faces of many others,” the lawsuit alleges. “Meanwhile, the officers did not detain the plant’s white workers or subject them to the same...
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Lawsuit to Ban Brothels in Nevada

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Activist, Rebekah Charleston, has filed a lawsuit in attempt to end ordinances that allow legalized prostitution in Nevada. Charleston claims that she was trafficked by two pimps from 1999 through 2009. She says she worked at two legal brothels, the Love Ranch North and Moonlite Bunny Ranch, for several weeks. In her lawsuit, Charleston alleges that her pimps sent her to the brothels for punishment and that she wasn’t allowed to turn down a sex buyer. “Something needs to be done,” Charleston said. “Because of the fact that I was trafficked inside the brothels, I just have to stand up...
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Washington DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

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Washington DC Injury Lawyers In recent years, more than 60 women have came forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct over decades, however, the statute of limitations had passed for most of the accusers, save for former Temple University basketball team employee Andrea Constand, who came forward in 2015 to accuse Cosby of giving her pills during a visit to his Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania home and then molested her while she was incapacitated back in 2004. Accusations and rumors about sexual assault followed Cosby for years, but it wasn’t until 2015, when Cosby was charged with felony assault for...
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Trump Staffer Sues Trump for Kissing Her

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Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, claiming that he kissed her without her consent during the 2016 race. According to the lawsuit, Johnson noticed that Trump was making eye contact with her while he was meeting with volunteers and signing autographs inside an RV in Florida. When Trump found out that he was due for his next rally, she urged him to “to go there and kick ass.” Trump then allegedly took her hand and praised her efforts. “As Defendant Trump spoke, he tightened his grip on Ms. Johnson’s hand and...
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Injury Attorneys In Washington DC Go Over Martha Stewart’s Securities Fraud Case

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Injury Attorneys In Washington DC Martha Stewart tried to avoid losing $45,673 of her ImClone Systemsstock when she sold all 3,928 shares on Dec. 27. 2001. The day after Stewart sold all of her ImClone stock, the company’s stock value plunged 16% after bad news hit about the biotech firm’s key drug. News soon emerged that Stewart had received nonpublic information her stockbroker at Merrill Lynch, Peter Bacanovic, and eventually both the famous client and the stockbroker were in hot water with the SEC and the federal government. Stewart came under great scrutiny for her actions and finally on Oct....
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Amazon Worker With Crohn’s Disease Fired

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Nicholas Stover of Lexington has filed a lawsuit against Amazon after he was allegedly fired for taking too many bathroom breaks. Stover claims that the company knew about his Crohn’s disease when he was hired at a Winchester call center in November 2016. The illness causes inflammation in the digestive tract, which can result in stomach pack, diarrhea, fatigue and weight loss. Employees who work in the call center were permitted two 15-minute breaks and an hour for lunch, in addition to 20 minutes of personal time a week. The lawsuit says that Stover’s supervisor accused Stover of using too...
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Washington DC Injury Lawyers Go Over Casey Anthony Murder Charges and Child Abuse

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Washington DC Injury Lawyers A then-unknown Casey Anthony had all eyes on her after her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony went missing in 2008 in Orlando, Florida. Casey’s own mother Cindy Anthony was the first to report the disappearance of the little girl, who was last seen on June 16, 2008. On July 15, 2008, Cindy reported her granddaughter missing in a 911 call. The grandmother explained that she had not seen Caylee for 31 days and that her daughter’s car smelled like a dead body had been in it it. During the phone call, Cindy said to the dispatcher, “There...
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DC Injury Attorneys Go Over Dr. Larry Nassar Criminal Sexual Conduct

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DC Injury Attorneys Larry Nassar will never see the light of day as a free man again. Once a world-renowned sports physician for Team USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, the disgraced former doctor was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Jan. 24, 2018, following the seven-day victim-impact statements of more than 150 women and girls, which detailed the doctor’s sexual abuse over the past two decades, dating back to 1992. Despite the magnitude of evidence, Nassar has only admitted to only 10 of the accusations of molestation made by over 250 young women and one man....
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Lawsuit for Arlington Man Shot During Traffic Stop

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The family members of Tavis Crane, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in 2017, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Arlington. On Feb. 1, 2017, police officer Elise Bowden pulled over Crane, who was with his daughter and several other passengers. She later saw that he had warrants for his arrest, including a probation violation for evading arrest, and called for backup. According to a police report, when additional police officers arrived to the scene, they approached Crane’s car to arrest him. He didn’t comply and put his car in reverse, hitting Bowden...
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Planned Parenthood Sued for Failed Abortion

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Bianca Coons and her partner Cristobal Ruiz have filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood for providing a medication to induce an abortion that ultimately failed. The couple traveled all the way to a Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque in February 2016 to terminate a pregnancy that they claim they couldn’t afford. They said they made the trip to avoid Idaho’s mandatory waiting period, which would result in the baby being much more advanced in development. Coons was six weeks pregnant at the time. Planned Parenthood gave Coons a medication abortion to end the pregnancy in the early stages. The procedures causes...
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Family of ISIS Bride Sue Trump

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The father of Hoda Muthana, who traveled from Alabama to marry an Islamic State fighter, has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration in hopes of getting her and his 18-month-old grandson back into the United States. Muthana joined ISIS in 2014 after she told her parents she was going to Atlanta, Georgia for a field trip connected with her business studies at the University of Alabama Birmingham. However, she dropped out of college and used her tuition reimbursement to buy a ticket to Turkey. From Turkey, she traveled to Syria, where she married twice. Both of the ISIS...
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Parents Sue Maine Camp for Sexual Assault

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Alexis and Orland Birbragher, the parents of a boy who was allegedly sexually assaulted at camp in 2017, have filed a lawsuit against Robin Hood Camp. According to the lawsuit, their son, who is now 14, was sexually assaulted by three other campers and the camp owner, Rick Littlefield, downplayed the severity of the attack. During his first discussion about the incident with the teen’s parents, he allegedly said it was just minor horseplay. The camp also never reported the attack to the state and released the teens before police could investigate. According to a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office incident...
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DC Federal Criminal Attorneys Go Over Michael Flynn Federal Indictment

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Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Washington DC On Dec. 1, 2017, former national security adviser Michael Flynn was charged with making false statements to federal investigators about his December 2016 conversations in with Russia’s then-ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. At the plea hearing at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., the retired United States Army Lieutenant General pleaded guilty to “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia’s ambassador. He said his plea and the decision to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election was for...
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Washington DC Criminal Law Lawyers Go Over Real Housewives of New Jersey Federal Indictment

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Criminal Law Lawyers Washington DC Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud in a 39-count federal indictment on July 29, 2013. The federal indictment also charged Joe with a failure to file tax returns for tax years 2004 through 2008. On Aug. 14, 2013, the two pleaded not guilty to financial fraud charges. On Nov. 19, 2013, Joe stood trial on individual charges that he had fraudulently used his brother’s marriage certificate and birth certificate to...
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DC Criminal Trial Lawyers Going Over Paul Manafort

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Criminal Trial Lawyers Washington DC Lobbyist Paul Manafort served as campaign chair for the Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign from June 20 2016 to Aug. 19, 2016. A year later, Manafort was arrested and has gone through two criminal trials, which were the first cases brought to trial by Robert Mueller’s special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Before serving as Trump’s campaign manager, Manafort had long been a controversial figure in politics, lobbying for foreign leaders and in 2004 he became an advisor the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, a pro-Russian politician with strong...
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DC Criminal Lawyers Going Over Conrad Murray Criminal Trial

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Criminal Law Lawyers Washington DC People of the State of California v. Conrad Robert Murray was the criminal trial of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of the King of Pop, who died from a massive overdose of the general anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009. The trial, was held in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, was presided over by Judge Michael Pastor and started on September 27, 2011. In their opening statement, prosecutors David Walgren and Deborah Brazi argued that “misplaced trust in the hands of Murray cost Jackson...
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Washington Post Sued for Catholic Coverage

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Nick Sandmann, who was in the middle of a controversial confrontation with a Native American demonstrator at the Lincoln Memorial last month, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post. Sandmann made national news after he appeared in a video with a Native American leader, who approached him and banged a drum in his face. Initially, it appeared as though the high school student was trying to intimidate activist Nathan Phillips. However, longer videos showed that Phillips actually approached Sandmann and the group of high school students, who were in Washington D.C. to participate in the anti-abortion March for...
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DC Criminal Defense Lawyers Go Over Timothy McVeigh Oklahoma City Bombing

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Criminal Law Defense Lawyers Washington DC Timothy McVeigh perpetrated the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people and injured over 680 others. The bombing was the single deadliest act of terrorism in the United States prior to 9/11 attacks and continues to be the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in the history of the United States. McVeigh was a Gulf War veteran who sought revenge against the federal government for the deaths in the Waco, Texas siege in 1993, the Ruby Ridge stand-off and US’ foreign policy. Within 90 minutes of the federal building explosion, Oklahoma Highway Patrolman Charlie...
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DC Criminal Law Lawyer Going Over Scott Peterson Murdering His Wife

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Criminal Law Lawyer Washington DC With the nation’s eyes on him, former fertilizer salesman Scott Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, who was 7.5 months pregnant, and their unborn son, Conner, in 2004. Laci first went missing on Dec. 24, 2002 and the story attracted national interest, likely due to the couple’s young-and-in-love appearance and Laci’s pregnancy. When first questioned, Peterson told authorities at the time that he had gone golfing that day, but then he said he had gone fishing in the Berkeley Marina, about 90 miles away from the couple’s home. Eventually, the police grew...
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Lawsuits Against Trump’s National Emergency Order

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At least two lawsuits have been filed to stop President Donald Trump’s national emergency order to secure funding for a wall along the southern border with Mexico. The national emergency order will free up $8 billion to approve funding for 234 miles of the bollard style wall. Public Citizen, a liberal advocacy group, filed their lawsuit just hours after Trump’s announcement on Friday. They claim that Trump exceeded his powers by declaring an emergency. “The president has no inherent authority to declare emergencies to override appropriations laws and other laws enacted by Congress; his emergency powers are defined and limited...
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Anaheim Police Sued by Choked Victim’s Family

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The family members of Justin Perkins, who died last year while in police custody, have filed a lawsuit against the Anaheim police officers they allege choked and beat him and didn’t get him medical care. On Oct. 27, police officers Shao Wang and Kenny Lee went to Perkins’ apartment complex to respond to reports of an assault on an employee at the complex. John Burris, an attorney for the family, said that Perkins suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and may have gotten into a disagreement with an employee at the building and hit him. He said that the officers’...
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Criminal Defense Lawyer Wahington DC Going Over Aaron Hernandez Arrest

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Wahington DC On June 17, 2013, the body of 27-year-old semi-pro linebacker Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park with five gunshot wounds to the back and chest. On June 18, Massachusetts State Police obtained a search warrant to search the home of New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was a friend of Lloyd, after evidence emerged that Hernandez had destroyed his home security system. The location of the industrial park was a mile away from Hernandez’s house in North Attleboro, Mass. On June 26, 2013, Hernandez was arrested and taken into custody. Less than...
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DC Criminal Law Lawyer Going Over Rae Carruth Conspiracy To Commit Murder

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Criminal Law Lawyer Washington DC Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth took more than a tumble in life when he was found guilty in 2001 of conspiracy to commit murder, using an instrument with intent to destroy an unborn child and discharging a firearm into occupied property. On Nov. 16, 1999, real estate agent Cherica Adams, who was dating Carruth, was driving when she was shot four times near Carruth’s home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Earlier in the night, Carruth and Adams had gone to the movies to watch The Bone Collector and driven to the athlete’s home separately....
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DC False Allegation Lawyer go over Teairra Mari Lawsuit Against 50 cents

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False Allegation Lawyer Washington DC Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood star Teairra Mari found that she had to pony up more than 50 cents when a judge ordered her to pay 50 Cent more than $30,000 in attorney fees after her revenge porn lawsuit against the rapper and ex-boyfriend, Akbar Abdul-Ahad, was dismissed on Jan. 11, 2019. Lawyers for 50 Cent argued that Mari should have to cover his entire $161,660.15 legal bill, but instead the judge ordered her to pay $30,618. Initially, the reality star sued 50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, and her ex, after Abdul-Ahad posted explicit...
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DC Sexual Assault Allegations Lawyer Go Over Kobe Bryant Arrest

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Sexual Assault Allegations Lawyer Washington DC In July 2003, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant was arrested by the sheriff’s office in Eagle, Colorado in connection with sexual assault allegations made by a 19-year-old desk clerk at The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera. The hoopster was in town for a surgery that was to be scheduled on July 2. The woman accused Bryant of raping her in his hotel room on July 1, the night before the surgery. During his initial interview with investigators, Bryant told police that he did not have sexual intercourse with his accuser. However, once officers told Bryant...
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Hotel Room Rape Lawsuit Settles with Embassy Suites

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Cheri Marchionda has settled a lawsuit with an Embassy Suites hotel in Des Moines after she was raped in her room almost five years ago. According to the lawsuit, Marchionda was staying at the hotel on April 11, 2014 for a business trip and was in the hotel’s bar when a man, later identified as Christopher LaPointe, approached her. She rejected his advances. Later that night, she woke up to LaPointe in her hotel room touching her leg. He then battered and raped her for several hours. Police reports said that LaPointe asked the front desk for and been given...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sued

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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two women who were detained by Border Patrol agents in a convenience store last May for speaking Spanish. According to a press release from ACLU, Ana Suda and Marta Hernandez were standing in line at the store when a Border Patrol agent came up to them, commented on Hernandez’s accent and asked them where they were born. They told them California and Texas. The ACLU claims that the agent then ordered the two women to show identification. The women, who are U.S. citizens, showed them their valid...
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Woman Sues Atlanta Nightclub for Sexual Assault

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Jasmine Eiland filed a lawsuit against Opera Atlanta Monday, claiming she was sexually assaulted on their dance floor. Eiland went to the nightclub on Jan. 19 for a concert by hip-hop artist August Alsina. She video recorded herself dancing at the club. In the video, she is later heard shouting for help as tears rolled down her face. “Jasmine Eiland was sexually assaulted on the dance floor while no security intervened as she was clearly in and out of consciousness,” the lawsuit says. Her alleged attacker, Dominique Williams, was arrested and charged with aggravated sodomy and taken to the Fulton...
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Denver P.S. Sued Because Strike Hurts Special Ed.

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Education lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Denver Public Schools after thousands of teachers walked out Monday. They claim that the strike will negatively impact students with special needs. Denver public school teachers decided to go on strike after the teachers union and the school district couldn’t agree on how much they would be paid. Colorado Public Radio’s Jenny Brundin said that there was chaos at one Denver high school after the strike began. “One student posted a video of students leaving classes and flooding into the hallways where a spontaneous dance party broke out. Several students told me administrators...
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Yale Students Sue Male Fraternities to Allow Women

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Three female Yale University students have filed a lawsuit against the school’s all-male fraternities in an attempt to force them to allow female members. The students claim in the lawsuit that the fraternities at the university are plagued by sexual harassment, discrimination and sexual assault. They claim that they have been groped at fraternity parties and know other students who were sexually assaulted and harassed at the parties. “Yale is a microcosm of the ongoing epidemic of sexual harassment and assault at all-male fraternities,” the lawsuit says. Anna McNeil, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said that the students...
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Mother Sues Scooter Company for Death

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Tracy Jordan, the mother of a woman who fell into a coma after crashing her scooter, has filed a lawsuit against Lime, the company that operates them. Ashanti Jordan, a security guard at Broward Health Medical Center, was riding in a scooter on Dec. 28 when she crashed into a car at an intersection in a residential area. She was thrown about 100 feet and suffered broken bones, rib fractures and a catastrophic brain injury. Doctors had to remove a large portion of her skull to relieve pressure on her swollen brain. Ashanti remains in a vegetative state to this...
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Oakland Police Accused of Killing Homeless Man

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The family members of Joshua Pawlik, a homeless man who was shot and killed by Oakland police last March, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the officers, claiming they used unnecessary force. On March 11, police officers were dispatched to check the reports of an unarmed, unconscious many lying between two houses. They told him several times to get his hand off the gun as he woke up. When Pawlik wouldn’t comply, they fired their weapons and shot him several times, killing him. The lawsuit, however, says that Pawlik made some small movements as he woke up, but never...
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Personal Injury FAQ’s

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Personal Injury Lawyer DC If you have been physically hurt by someone else, you know first-hand how painful and expensive recovery can be. You may be thinking that it is unfair that you have to bear the cost of your injury alone, even though it was someone else’s fault. You are right. If your injury was not your fault, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the money that you need to pay your medical bills, make up for time missed from work, and to compensate you for the pain you have endured. Before you are ready...
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Common Types of Trucking Accidents

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Truck Accident Lawyer Rockville, MD Sharing the road with large, semi trucks can give most drivers on the road pause. Large trucks take up a lot of space, making it difficult to share the road with them. Most drivers make attempts to proceed with caution when on the road with larger trucks. Trucking accidents can produce horrific outcomes. Outcomes that will surely leave accident victims with injuries that in some cases could be life threatening. Victims of trucking accidents may experience trucking accidents in a number of ways: Jackknife Accident Jackknifing occurs when the truck practically folds in half. Usually,...
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The Role of an Insurance Adjuster

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Truck Accident Lawyer Silver Spring, MD When pursuing compensation for a trucking accident, one significant hurdle victims stand to face is the insurance adjuster that is assigned to review your claim. Although an insurance adjuster may seem friendly enough; it’s important to remind yourself that they do not have your best interests at heart. Being able to safeguard your claim will require assigning fair value to your case and engaging in negotiations with the insurance company. This makes contacting an accident attorney to help you file your trucking claim to manage the negotiations process more important than ever. With an...
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Former Deputy Accuses Court Clerk of Sexual Assault

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Karen Mallory, a former deputy clerk at the Davidson County Circuit Court, has filed a lawsuit against Richard Rooker, accusing him of over a decade of sexual assault. The lawsuit states that sexual harassment and abuse began a year after Mallory was hired as a deputy clerk in 2005. Rooker summoned her to his office for a meeting and allegedly “unexpectedly, astonishingly and outrageously requested Mallory to kiss him.” She said she reluctantly complied because she didn’t think there were any other alternatives at the time. Then, according to the lawsuit, Rooker forced Mallory to perform oral sex. He also...
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4th-Grader Beaten By Teacher Sues School

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Asia Gaines has filed a lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools after a teacher and her friend allegedly beat her 4th-grade son with thick belts in a school bathroom at Tilton Elementary. The alleged incident occurred on Sept. 20, 2018 when 9-year-old Jomuary Champ entered the classroom before the start of first period. The teacher, identified in the lawsuit as Kristen Haynes, and her friend, Juanita Tyler, grabbed the boy and dragged him down the hallway to the boy’s bathroom. The lawsuit says Haynes left the boy with her friend and went back to the classroom. She left the friend with...
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DC Sexual Assault Lawyers Go Over Taylor Swift’s Civil Trial

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Sexual Assault Lawyer Washington DC Taylor Swift’s civil trial against former radio host David Mueller for alleged assault and battery began Aug. 8, 2017 in Denver, Colorado and included four days of testimony. The superstar singer filed a countersuit against the disgraced DJ in response to his $3 million lawsuit, in which he alleged that his career in radio had been ruined by what he claimed was a false groping accusation during a pre-concert meet-and-greet event in June 2013. In the 2015 lawsuit, Mueller sued Swift, the singer’s mom Andrea Swift, and radio promotions director Frank Bell, accusing them of...
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Home Builder Sued for Christiana Tornado Deaths

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WGNS Radio President Scott Walker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Ralph Baxter Construction, LLC, the company that built his family’s home, which was destroyed in a tornado last November. Scott’s wife, Angie Walker, and daughter Olivia were in the house when the tornado hit. Angie died and Olivia suffered injuries. Scott said in the lawsuit that if the home’s anchor bolts were properly embedded in the concrete footings, his wife would have survived. “The Walker family had no reason to believe that Baxter Construction constructed the home without properly anchoring it,” the lawsuit said. “Our family moved into...
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First Bullying Lawsuit Under David’s Law

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Derek Rothschild, whose 8th grade son was allegedly bullied by classmates, has filed a lawsuit against his tormentors in the first use of David’s Law, an anti-cyberbullying law signed into law in 2017. The new law was named after David Molak, an Alamo Heights teen who killed himself in 2016 after being cyberbullied. According to the lawsuit filed by Rothschild, several students began an online discussion about who would be most likely to shoot up the school and named his son as a likely school shooter. “This caused the entire student body to ostracize (Rothschild’s son), and subjected him to...
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Parents Sue Fraternity Members for Death

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The parents of Timothy Piazza, a Penn State University student who died while pledging a fraternity in 2017, have filed a lawsuit against 28 members of Beta Theta Pi, alleging they forced him to drink dangerous amounts of alcohol. According to the lawsuit, the fraternity brothers organized a party where Timothy fell down the stairs and died at an initiation event for new pledges at the house. They allegedly made him drink life-threatening amounts of alcohol before his fatal fall. Timothy suffered excruciating pain and suffering for more than 11 hours after the incident because the members didn’t call for...
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Inmates Had Limited Heat During Frigid Week

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Several New York City defense lawyers have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the warden of Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, alleging they subjected prisoners to inhumane conditions during a dangerously cold week. According to the lawsuit, conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center began to deteriorate after an electrical fire that resulted in a partial power outage on Jan. 27 . Some of the inmates had to go without computers, television or phones. Some areas at the Sunset Park prison only had partial heat during the brutally cold temperatures last week. Deirdre von Dornum, who heads the...
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Man Sues Gwyneth Paltrow for Ski Collision

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Terry Sanderson has filed a lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow, claiming the actress ran him down on a slope in Park City, Utah and then skied away. The incident happened in February 2016 when Paltrow allegedly skied into him from behind, “knocking him down, landing on top of him, and causing him to suffer a concussion, brain injury and four broken ribs.” Sanderson said he and his group were skiing down a beginner’s slope at the time and that he was just enjoying the day. Then, he said he felt something hit him in the back of the shoulder blades. He...
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Windsor Green Owners Association Sued

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Theresa and Doug Emminger filed a lawsuit against Windsor Green Owners Association on Monday over a fire that occured in their condominium complex on April 12, 2018. According to the lawsuit, the family suffered injuries and damages from the fire. They said that the building didn’t have a fire alarm system, sprinkler system, a secondary means of egress, and that their condo didn’t have an escape ladder. “Horry County Fire Investigators determined that the fire originated on the second floor exterior breezeway in the Plaintiffs’ building at or around the light fixture outside of unit 201,” states the lawsuit. “The...
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Mother of Ayla Reynolds Sues Toddler’s Father

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The mother of Ayla Reynolds, who went missing seven years ago and officially declared dead last year, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the toddler’s father. Ayla’s father, Justine DiPietro, reported her missing on December 17, 2011, when she was staying with him, his sister and then girlfriend at their home in May. He told the police that she may have wandered away from home that night or been kidnapped. However, the police determined that the toddler’s disappearance was due to foul play. Police said that the adults in the home were holding back information and revealed in January...
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Man Sues Minneapolis for Being Tasered by Cops

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Clifford Johnson has filed a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and two cops after he was tasered while he was in the middle of a mental health episode. The incident occurred on Aug. 27, 2017 when police officers were called to Johnson’s neighbor’s home. The neighbor told the officers that Johnson walked out of his house and started yelling in the street. When the officer walked next door to Johnson’s home, they found him sitting on his front porch without a shirt or shoes. They asked him why he had been yelling. Johnson got up and started pacing around...
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Chris Brown Sues Rape Accuser for Defamation

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Chris Brown has filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who claims he and two other men raped her in his Paris hotel room this month. Brown was arrested last Tuesday with the two other men for aggravated rape and drug violations. He was released just a few hours later with no charges against him. “I wanna make it perfectly clear ….. This is false and a whole lot of CAP! [sic],” Brown wrote in all caps in a now-deleted Instagram post about the allegations. “… For my daughter and my family this is so disrespectful and is against my...
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Minnesota Court Throws Out Teacher Lawsuit

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has thrown out a lawsuit that claims that state laws make it too difficult to terminate bad teachers and winds up threatening students’ rights to a good education. The dismissal comes nearly three years after a group of parents from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Eagan and Duluth, sued the state. They alleged that laws related to teacher contracts, tenure and dismissal protected inadequate teachers and sometimes cause more qualified teachers to be fired. They suggested that the laws violated the constitution because some students were stuck with bad teachers and didn’t receive the education they’re entitled...
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‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ Author Sues

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Jay Asher, who wrote the young adult book “Thirteen Reasons Why,” has filed a lawsuit against the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, claiming they made defamatory statements about him that damaged his career. The lawsuit says that the allegations against Asher came to light in April 2017 when Lin Oliver, the executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, received emails from seven anonymous women who claimed Asher used the group’s conferences to prey upon women sexually, then threatened them to stay quiet. They said they didn’t feel safe attending future events. Asher admitted to...
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Metro Government Settles $160K Lawsuit

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The Metro government decided that they will settle a $160,000 lawsuit with Timothy Warren, who was assaulted by several guards at a Nashville jail. The incident occured on Jan. 1, 2014 when Warren was taken into the booking area of the former Criminal Justice Center. He didn’t comply when he was told to sit down by a guard. Warren turned to the corrections officer as he walked toward the chair and the guard punched him in the face. After he fell to the ground, another guard grabbed his legs and slammed them to the ground. Then, another guard sprayed him...
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Mariah Carey’s Former Assistant Sues

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Lianna Shakhnazaryan, Mariah Carey’s ex-assistant, has filed a lawsuit against the pop singer, claiming sexual harassment, wrongful termination, racial discrimination and other allegations. Shakhnazaryan says she began working as Carey’s assistant in September 2015 and had an oral agreement to be paid $328,500 annually. She alleges that she was “required to meet constant demands of great magnitude and often on incredibly short time demands,” and was also an assistant to Carey’s former manager, Stella Bulochnikov. The former assistant claims she had to endure “severe, pervasive, sexual, derogatory, offensive, physically abusive and outrageous conduct by Bulochnikov,” including “slapping of her buttocks...
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Lawsuit: Oregon Denies Students With Disabilities

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The parents of children with disabilities have filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Education, claiming the state isn’t letting their kids go to school for a full day. The issue was first brought to light by the Oregonian/OregonLive almost three years ago. The news outlet referred to the case of a Portland high school student with autism whom district officials ordered to be sent home at 11:15 a.m. every day. Although the state education department issued a memo that told schools the practice wasn’t appropriate and must stop, they haven’t actually taken actions to stop it. Schools say...
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Police Officer Accuses Former Police Chief of Rape

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A female Marion police officer has filed a lawsuit against former Marion Police Chief Dewayne Tennie and the City of Marion, alleging Tennie raped her multiple times and that the city didn’t do anything about it. The female officer started working at the City of Marion Police Department in 2008 and Tennie became chief of police for the department in 2014. She said she had sexual relations with Tennie on several occasions fro 2014 to 2018. She also claimed he forced her to have sex with her twice. “Chief Tennie forced me to have sex with him because he was...
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Former Employee Sues Water Authority

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Nicole Massey has filed a lawsuit against the Great Lakes Water Authority, alleging the authority terminated her after she complained about being sexually harassed for the size of her breasts. According to the lawsuit, Massey was continually tormented for her breasts and became a subject co-workers and supervisors talked about on a daily basis. “She was constantly told she needed a more supportive bra and often accused of not wearing a bra,” the lawsuit says. “Plaintiff complained about the harassment and discrimination to upper management who did nothing to stop or prevent the harassment and discrimination and, in fact, participated...
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Oklahoma Hospital Sued by Family of Deceased

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The family members of Marconia Kessee, who died after being discharged from Norman Regional Hospital, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital. Kessee went to the emergency room at Norman Regional Hospital in January 2018 for a headache. Once he was treated for the headache, he was discharged from the hospital. However, he wouldn’t leave the premises. Kessee was then taken into custody by police for trespassing. “Mr. Kessee was seen by an emergency medical provider in our emergency department and discharged in stable condition. Based on his condition at discharge, he was deemed fit for incarceration,” a...
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Student Told She Was Too Dark to Be on Team

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Camille Sturdivant has filed a lawsuit against a school district in Kansas after the choreographer of her dance team allegedly told her that her skin color was too dark to perform. In July 2017, the choreographer worked with the dance team’s coach, Carley Fine to exclude Sturdivant from performing at an upcoming dance after allegedly saying that “her skin was too dark and the audience would look at her and not the other dancers.” The lawsuit also claims the choreographer said Sturdivant’s skin color clashed with the color of the costumes. The following September, Sturdivant’s parents met with the school’s...
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Teen Girl Sues Michigan School District

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A former student at Canton High School has filed a lawsuit against Plymouth Canton Community Schools, claiming they mishandled her complaints of stalking and harassment by an ex-boyfriend. According to the lawsuit, the 17-year-old girl was stalked, bullied and sexually harassed for 16 months by an ex-boyfriend during her freshman and sophomore years at Canton High School. He allegedly called her a slut in the hallways at school and told her that he hoped she would get raped. The girl and her mother made 10 complaints to school regarding the harassment and stalking, but they never took care of the...
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Mother Sues Sorority for Daughter’s Suicide

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The mother of Jordan Hankins, who killed herself in January 2017 in her dorm room, has filed a lawsuit against Alpha Kappa Alpha, claiming that the alleged hazing contributed to her daughter’s depression. According to the lawsuit, Hankins, who played basketball at Northwestern University, had to endure “physical abuse including paddling, verbal abuse, mental abuse, financial exploitation, sleep deprivation, items being thrown and dumped on her, and other forms of hazing intended to humiliate and demean her” during post-initiation pledging. Felicia Hankins’ lawyer, Brandon Vaughn, released a statement on the family’s behalf: “Jordan Hankins was at the prime of her...
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Former Employee Sues KFC Over Breastfeeding

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Autumn Lampkins has filed a lawsuit against a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise she used to work for, alleging she was discriminated against for wanting to use a breast pump. Lampkins had a baby just a few months before she was hired as an assistant manager at KFC in Camden in 2014. According to the lawsuit, when she told the company that she intended to breastfeed at work, they didn’t have any issues with it. However, they ended up making it more difficult for her to pump her breast milk. She was only allowed to pump once every 10-hour training shift,...
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Inmate’s Family File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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The family members of Justin T. Matthews, who hung himself at Winnebago County Jail last year, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility. According to the lawsuit, jail staff members could have prevented Matthews’ death if they checked up on him properly. Matthews allegedly talked about committing suicide as he entered the jail on Aug. 24, 2017 after getting arrested for stabbing a man to death. He was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count each of aggravated battery and unlawful restraint in the death of Brian Thomas Abbott. Matthews was found hanging in his...
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Family of Bipolar Man Sues Hospital for Escape

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Tarhe mother and father of Nicholas Provenza, who was shot and killed by a police officer after he escaped from Largo Medical Center, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital. In May 2017, police committed Provenza to Largo Medical Center because he was in the middle of a psychotic break. However, he managed to escape from the hospital and was wandering freely outside. When his father, Charlie Provenza, found out, he drove all around Largo looking for him. Unfortunately, 18 hours later, he found out that his son was shot and killed by a police officer. Nicholas Provenza...
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Air Traffic Controllers Sue Trump Administration

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The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, claiming that requiring air traffic controllers to come to work without getting paid goes against their constitutional rights. Mick Devine, the New England Regional Vice President of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, said that they’re already low on staff and the government shutdown has made things even worse. “Eighteen percent of our members are eligible to retire,” he said. “They’re going to retire if this goes on much longer.” Michael Dalmaso, president of the local National Air Traffic Controllers Association, said that the shutdown is...
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Elizabeth District Settles Lawsuit With Teachers

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The Elizabeth School District has agreed to pay seven teachers $1.785 million for the sexual harassment they endured from a former principal. The teachers claimed that Carlos Lucio, the principal of Dr. Antonia Pantoja School No. 27, tried to kiss them, sent them inappropriate text messages and pulled their hair from 2008 to 2015. When the teachers refused Lucio’s advances, he visited their classrooms unannounced and watched them through their classroom windows in an intimidating manner. He even put them on improvement plans. One of the teachers told the administration about the sexual harassment in 2015 and they launched an...
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Napa City Settles Lawsuit Over 3-Year-Old’s Death

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The city of Napa has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the father and grandmother of Kayleigh Slusher, who was murdered in 2014. Kayleigh was found dead in her bed in her mother’s apartment after being abused and neglected by her mother, Sarah Kreuger, and her boyfriend, Ryan Warner. Before that, her body was placed in a duffle bag and stuffed in a freezer for three days. She died from several blunt-force injuries to her torso, head and extremities. According to the lawsuit, Napa police and child services were called to the 3-year-old’s home five...
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I was involved in a car accident after I collided with an animal, can I recover damages?

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Auto Accident Lawyer Washington, DC In most states you’ll find a variety of landscapes that include beautiful wildlife and splendid nature; however, these things are not always existing in peace with their human neighbors. This is especially true for those in cars. Deer, roaming livestock, rabbits, opossums, and other common animals can cross, unknowingly, out in front of a car, causing a collision and extensive physical, financial, and emotional damages. Who May Cover Damages After Being in a Car Accident with an Animal Every year there are thousand of car accidents because of a collision with an animal. Many more...
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Keeping Safe at the Car Accident Site

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Car Accident Lawyer Washington, DC The scene of a car accident can be chaotic. When considering a car accident, people obviously have much concern over their safety and the injuries they may have obtained as a result. What many do not consider is the fact that in the wake of a car accident, victims and drivers may face further problems. In the moments immediately following a car accident, victims stand to face a number of hazards. Accidents can be tragic, they have the ability to not only affect one person but many. For a victim, it may be important to...
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Medical Treatment After a Car Accident

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Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer Washington, DC In minor car accidents, it can be challenging to determine if you should seek medical attention. This may especially be the case of you are only experiencing minor pain or symptoms. Despite this, it’s important that accident victims seek medical attention to ensure that they receive the treatment they need. Accidents that are more severe may result in emergency services arriving at the scene, which may result in a visit to the emergency room. If you have been injured in a car accident, it’s not only important that you seek medical attention, but also...
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Administrator Sues for Sexual Assault Claim

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Ronda Motykowski, a former dean of students at the Omaha all-girls Catholic school, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Adrianna Magistro, accusing her of making a false sexual claim against her. According to the lawsuit, Magistro spread “false and defamatory” statements against her to get her fired. The statements even prompted a former student to start an online petition asking students and family members to stop funding the school until she was fired. The lawsuit adds that the accusations caused a disruption in the school because school administrators put Motykowski on an indefinite leave of absence on Oct. 19. She...
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Kentucky’s Felon Voter Ban Challenged

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The Fair Elections Center and the Kentucky Equal Justice Center have filed a lawsuit against the state of Kentucky for preventing people with felony convictions from voting. The lawsuit argues that Kentucky’s policies for restoring voting rights are arbitrary and unconstitutional. Kentucky’s restoration process requires felons with completed sentences to submit an application that’s decided by the governor “who has unconstrained power to grant or deny restoration with no rules, laws or criteria governing these determinations.” “If people take responsibility for their mistakes and complete their sentences, they shouldn’t have to beg the government to regain their right to vote...
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