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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 He Escaped From

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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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Detective in “Making a Murderer” Sues Netflix

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Former Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office officer Andrew L. Colborn, who was involved in the investigation of the murder at the center of the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” has filed a defamation lawsuit against the streaming service. Colborn alleges that the filmmakers misreported and left out key facts regarding the 2005 murder of freelance photographer Teresa Halbach. He claims that they falsely accused him and others of placing evidence in the case. Colborn said that he had an impeccable reputation before the series was released. “Despite overwhelming evidence proving Avery and Dassey’s guilt and the utter absence of evidence...
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Chicago State University Settles $650K Lawsuit

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Chicago State University will pay $650,000 to professors Robert Bionaz and Phillip Beverly, who claimed university officials violated their free speech rights in attempting to shut down their blog. The blog was launched in 2009 and has criticized university administrators, including former President Wayne Watson. Faculty members who contributed to the blog questioned the administrative growing salaries and perks even as enrollment and graduation rates went down. They also found fault with the university’s revolving door of leadership in the last few years. The disagreement that resulted in the lawsuit began at the end of 2013 when university officials sent...
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Federal Judge Throws Out Parkland Lawsuit

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US District Judge Beth Blood has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the survivors of this year’s shooting at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, saying that the school and sheriff’s department weren’t responsible to protect students from Nikolas Cruz under the 14th amendment. The 14th amendment says that the state can’t deprive anyone of life, liberty or property without due process of the law. Bloom wrote that the amendment typically protects individuals by actions of the state instead of requiring the state to protect them from third parties. Viewed properly, the claim arises from the actions of Cruz, a...
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DC Attorney General Sues Facebook

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The attorney general for Washington D.C. has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that the social media platform gave Cambridge Analytica access to users’ private information without their consent. Karl Racine claims that Facebook’s involvement with Cambridge Analytica exposed almost half of all District residents’ personal data to privacy and security risks. He says that the social media platform deceived users about the security of their data, made it complicated for them to control their privacy settings and didn’t notify them immediately when they found out Cambridge Analytica improperly received their personal information. Facebook’s issues with Cambridge Analytica were revealed...
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Prison Ignored Inmate’s Flesh-Eating Infection

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Harold Millican, who was sentenced to six months in prison for drug charges, has filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, claiming no one took him to the hospital for a flesh-eating infection. Millican said he fell and hurt his harm during a work assignment at Gist State Jail. The wound didn’t heal properly and he developed a a methicillin-resistant staph infection. Millican was sent to the infirmary, but was never taken outside for treatment because there was no one available to take him to the hospital. The wound turned yellow and green and started to eat...
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Mother Files Lawsuit Agains Crowne Plaza Hotel

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The mother of Kenneka Jenkins, who was found dead in a freezer at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the establishment. According to the lawsuit, Jenkins went missing in the early morning of Sept. 9, 2017 after going to a party held in a room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Her family came to look for her, but authorities didn’t discover her body until 20 hours later. Video camera footage showed Jenkins stumbling through the hallways until she entered the kitchen. An autopsy report found that Jenkins died of hypothermia. She also had alcohol...
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Boy Scouts Didn’t Stop Priests from Sexual Abuse

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The Boys Scouts and its New Mexico nonprofit organization are accused of allowing two priests to sexually abuse boys in a new lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, then-Catholic priests Robert Malloy and Ronald Bruckner, who served as scout leaders, participated in sex parties with children in the 1990s. The Boy Scouts allegedly knew the abuse was going on and did nothing to stop it. “From at least the 1960s, if not earlier, (the Boy Scouts) knew that Scout Leader positions were being used by predatory child molesters to victimize children and that defendants had an institution-wide or systemic child abuse...
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Environmentalists Sue Trump for Offshore Drilling

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Several environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Tuesday due to their plans for offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The federal government gave the Trump administration permission last month to search the ocean floor for oil and gas from Delaware to Florida, but many are opposed to it. The testing involves blasting the seafloor with acoustic waves to find oil and gas reserves. According to the lawsuit, every coast community in South Carolina passed resolutions against seismic testing “because of the harm that it would cause to the marine environment that supports vibrant coastal economies, including tourism...
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Workers’ Compensation And a Pre-Existing Condition

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Workers Compensation Attorney Arlington, VA When your job causes your injury, many people have the assurance of workers’ compensation to help them with their medical bills and to give them some type of steady paycheck until they can return to work. However, things begin getting murky when you have a new workplace injury and if you have a pre-existing injury or illness. This can make your workers’ compensation claim significantly more complicated. In fact, if you have a pre-existing illness or injury, it can affect not just how long it takes for your claim to get processes, but also how...
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Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Workers Compensation Lawyer District Heights, MD There are certain injuries at a workplace that can seem like obvious on-the-job injuries. For example, if you were hurt operating heavy machinery or a sharp object injured you, it might seem obvious where your injury came from. However, there are other repetitive stress injuries (RSI) like carpal tunnel that are becoming increasingly more common. While you may wonder if you can file a lawsuit to get compensation for your injuries, it is not usually allowed. However, there are workers’ compensation benefits put in place to help employees after sustaining a work-related injury. What...
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Spotting a Dangerous Truck Driver

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Truck Accident Lawyer Hyattsville, MD While it’s important to be aware of all the vehicles around you, it’s especially important to keep your eye out for truck drivers. Many truck drivers obey traffic laws and drive responsibly, but there’s some that don’t drive so safely. Those are the ones that you have to be extra careful around. Collisions involving commercial trucks are more likely to result in life-threatening injuries. Truck accident attorneys provide some tips for spotting a dangerous truck driver. Driving Above the Speed Limit It’s not safe for any vehicle to speed, but it’s especially dangerous for commercial...
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The 6 Major Types of Brain Injuries

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Brain Injury Law Firm Washington, DC Unfortunate events arise all the time, and may simply unfold due to a person being at the wrong place at the worst time. When an accident occurs and a person suffers a brain injury, he or she may face severe and potentially life-long challenges. To add salt to the wound, it is possible that another person had an influence in the entire situation happening. If you or someone you love is suffering physically and financially due to being injured, it is highly recommended that you seek legal counsel immediately. An attorney has probably worked...
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H.S. Coach Makes Player Walk in His Underwear

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A former Central High School football player has filed a lawsuit against head football coach Marvin Dantzler, accusing him of bullying and harassing him and making him walk half a mile in his underwear. According to the lawsuit, Dantzler tried to put the student in a game against duPont Manual High School on Aug. 17 when there was just a minute left in the game. The student told the coach that he didn’t want to do it. The teen later told his parents that he was concerned about Dantzler’s coaching style and wasn’t sure if he could commit to playing...
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UC Berkeley Settles Lawsuit With Conservative Group

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The University of California, Berkeley has finally settled a lawsuit with two conservative groups — the Young Americas Foundation and the UC Berkeley College Republicans for $70,000. The conservatives filed a lawsuit against the university over a year ago, accusing them of discriminating against their campus speakers. Two conservative commentators, Ann Coulter and David Horowitz, cancelled their speeches in the spring 2017 after the university decided to move their evening speeches to daytime hours at a building far away from the center of campus. Conservative radio host Ben Shapiro spoke at the university in September 2017 after paying a $9,162...
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Special Needs Student Receives $28M in Rape Lawsuit

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A jury awarded a 20-year-old special needs woman $28 million six years after she was raped as a Mount Vernon High School student. The lawsuit centered on the 2011-2012 school year when the woman was a freshman in high school. She has cognitive disabilities that put her intellectual capability on par with a first-grader’s. She began the school year traveling to and from school on an All County Bus. A Mount Vernon school district employee later told her that she didn’t need to take that bus anymore and to start taking the Westchester County’s Bee-Line bus. Her family was never...
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Shanann Watts’ Family Sue Her Husband

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The family members of Shanann Watts have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her husband, Christopher Watts, who murdered her, their two daughters and unborn child. Sandra and Frank Rzucek filed the lawsuit on Nov. 19, the same day Watts received a life sentence in prison. They would use the funds from the lawsuit to pay for funeral expenses and the loss of Shanann’s income and compensate for the “permanent and continuing emotional distress” that resulted from the murders. The lawsuit also aims to keep Watts from making money from the murders. If he wrote a book about the murders,...
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WFAN Radio Host Gets Sued for Sexual Harassment

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A former sales executive has taken legal action against WFAN radio host Joe Benigno, accusing him of sexual harassment. Lauren Lockwood, who was a sports sales executive at the radio station for five years, said that Benigno and other employees fostered a hostile working environment where sexual harassment and discrimination were tolerated. She was fired in 2017 and claims it was a retaliatory measure. Lockwood said the men on her sales team frequently made sexual comments, inappropriate touching and sexual solicitations. She also claimed the sales reps kept liquor in their desks and shared Jameson and Tequila at the office...
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Saks Fifth Avenue Sued for Discrimination

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Eight men have filed a lawsuit against Saks Fifth Avenue, claiming that they endured discrimination due to their age and race while working there. According to the lawsuit, the former employees worked at the Saks Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan and were put in the men’s department with “limited customer traffic and far removed from the department’s front entrance.” Derick Longley, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, started working at the department store in August 2016 and was a salesperson for Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label. He claimed one of his co-workers told him he was speaking ‘ghetto’ and ‘Ebonics’...
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Officer Alleges He Was Fired for Not Shooting to Kill

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Former Lt. David O’Dea has filed a lawsuit against the Tacoma Police Department, for allegedly terminating him for not shooting to kill a man who assaulted other officers. In August 2016, O’Dea responded to a scene after hearing radio calls request a supervisor. When O’Dea arrived to the scene, he saw three officers surrounding a parked vehicle. The driver was sitting in the vehicle with a hoodie over his head and the doors locked. The driver reportedly wouldn’t get out of the vehicle, ran into the patrol car and attempted to drive away from the scene. A few minutes later,...
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Student Sues Opera Singer for Sexual Assault

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Andrew Lipian, a student at the University of Michigan, has filed a lawsuit against opera singer and professor David Daniels, claiming he sexually assaulted him. According to the lawsuit, Lipian took several classes with Daniels and met with him every week for private voice lessons. Daniels started making sexually suggestive comments during those lessons. He also sent Lipian text messages asking him to masturbate and sent videos of himself masturbating. On March 24, 2017, Daniels invited Lipian to his apartment to watch “RuPaul’s Drag Race” because he wanted to talk to him about his career. Lipian drank several bourbon beverages...
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Man Accuses Police of Racial Profiling and Illegal Search

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DeJuan Haynes has filed a lawsuit against the Des Moines Police Department after two police officers pulled him over and illegally searched his vehicle in July. On July 26, Haynes, who is African-American, was driving his vehicle in Des Moines’ River Bend neighborhood when two police officers saw him stop his vehicle briefly in the street. The officers were heading in the opposite direction, but made a U-turn and turned on their lights as they caught up to Haynes. He said he pulled over and kept his hands visible as the officers approached his vehicle. According to the lawsuit, officer...
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Student Sues Morehouse College

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A student has filed a lawsuit against Morehouse College, alleging that the administrators didn’t address his sexual harassment complaints against an associate professor. According to the lawsuit, the sexual harassment began during a study-abroad trip to Brazil in May 2015. The student said professor Robert Peterson ordered him alcoholic drinks on the flight and touched his genitals. The lawsuit also alleges that Peterson ordered alcoholic beverages for other underage students at a pool party during the trip and sent sexually explicit photos to them. “Peterson was known as a professor that exchanged good grades for sex,” the lawsuit says. A...
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Man Sues Police Officer for Shooting Him with Taser

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Sean Williams has filed a lawsuit against a police officer and Lancaster City Police Department, accusing the officer of using excessive force when shooting him with a Taser. The incident occurred last Thursday at about 10:15 a.m. when a person reported that a man with a bat was chasing after three other people on S. Prince St. A police officer arrived to the scene and said she saw three people telling a man, identified as Williams, to get away from them. Williams continued to tell a woman that he wanted her to give him his Social Security card. A second...
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NIU Athlete Sues Illinois State Police for Brutality

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A high school track athlete and football player at Northern Illinois University has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois State Police and the Matteson Police Department, claiming they were violent toward him during a false arrest. According to the lawsuit, police arrived to Jyran Mitchell’s home on Feb. 2 and wrongly accused of him of fleeing a traffic stop. His grandmother, Carolyn, told the police they were mistaking Mitchell for his brother. However, they didn’t believe her and proceeded to arrest Mitchell. “You don’t know what your grandson just did,” they said to Mitchell’s grandmother. “You think he’s an angel,...
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Female Students Sue Dartmouth for Sexual Assaults

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Seven women have filed a lawsuit against Dartmouth College after three professors allegedly sexually harassed and assaulted them for years. According to the lawsuit, professors Todd Heatherton, William Kelley and Paul Whalen “leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated and even raped female students,” as far back as 2002 and the university always looked the other way. The women claim that the professors used their power over the students’ academic careers and future jobs to pressure them into participating in an alcohol and sexually saturated party culture and to prevent them from reporting their behavior. “Kelley, Whalen, and Heatherton all prided themselves...
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Employees Sue Riot Games for Gender Discrimination

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One current and one former employee have filed a lawsuit against Riot Games, claiming the company favored male employees and mistreated female employees. According to the lawsuit, Riot Games denied equal pay to many of the female employees and subjected them to sexual harassment. “Moreover, Plaintiffs have also seen their working conditions negatively impacted because of the ongoing sexual harassment, misconduct, and bias which predominate the sexually-hostile working environment of Riot Games,” the lawsuit claims. Jessica Negron, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said she remembers male coworkers using the word “dick” more than 500 times in the workplace...
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Woman Says Paramedics Injected Her With Ketamine

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Brittany Buckley has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Hennepin Healthcare because paramedics allegedly injected her with ketamine and enrolled her in a clinical trial without her permission last year. In December 2017, Buckley was having a difficult time dealing with the two-year anniversary of her father’s death and drank too much wine. She fell asleep, and a worried friend called 911. When police and paramedics came to her apartment, they talked to her and told her she had to go to the hospital. Buckley told them that she didn’t want to go to the hospital, but they put her...
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Cleveland Police Cause Damage Raiding Wrong Home

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A woman has filed a lawsuit against the Cleveland Police Department, claiming several officers mistakenly raided her home during a homicide investigation of a 12-year-old boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting. The lawsuit states that Cleveland detective David Borden obtained a search warrant for the address of Larissa Harris, who is one of the individuals charged with the Nov. 24 2017 killing of Abdel Bashiti. He was shot by a stray bullet when he walked out of his dad’s beauty supply store at East 116th Street and Buckeye Road. However, police raided Paula Mitchell’s house across the street...
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Former Coach Faces Class Action Lawsuit

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A class action lawsuit filed in Johnson County District Court claims former Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen invaded players’ privacy and that the Amateur Athletic Union failed to stop his behavior. The unnamed plaintiffs in the lawsuit include all the Barnstormers players who traveled with the team from 2005 to now and stayed in hotel rooms that were reserved by Stephen. He frequently arrived to the hotel rooms early so that he could place hidden cameras in the bathrooms. The lawsuit alleges the Barnstormers program was negligent in its hiring and supervision of Stephen. The program didn’t establish or enforce procedures,...
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Author Sues Motel for Posting Driver’s License

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  Katina Powell, the author of “Breaking Cardinal Rules,” has filed a lawsuit against Clarke’s Motel in Louiseville, Kentucky, alleging that an employee posted her driver’s license on Facebook while she was staying there. According to the lawsuit, Tara Harmon, an employee of the motel sent a copy of Powell’s driver’s license to another employee, Brad Harmon, who posted it on Facebook. They allegedly revealed her driver’s license number, date of birth, height, weight and other personal information for the purpose of exploiting her and intentionally causing emotional distress and invading her privacy. Powell claimed the incident caused her severe...
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Man Sues Police for Stopping Him for Filming

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Daniel Robbins filed a lawsuit against Des Moines Police Department for stopping him and taking away his phone after he video recorded police officers on a public sidewalk on May 10. Robbins said he said he saw a police officer walk out of the police station, get into an illegally parked vehicle and drive away. He proceeded to record it on his phone. Robbins then crossed the street to be near the police station and was approached by officer Brad Youngblut. He asked Robbins what he was doing and said he was wary of him taking pictures of officers’ vehicles....
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LGBTQ Organization Sues for Transgender People

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National LGBTQ organization Lambda Legal has filed a lawsuit against the state of Kansas for not allowing transgender people to change their birth certificates. The lawsuit argues that Kansas’ birth certificate policy goes against the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees to equal protection of the laws, privacy and freedom of expression. According to the lawsuit, there is no specific statute that prevents the Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Office of Vital Statistics from making the change, but the defendants “enforce a policy, custom or practice that categorically prohibits transgender persons born in Kansas from correcting the sex listed on their birth...
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Unfair Treatment During Sexual Assault Investigation

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The University of Minnesota has found itself in some legal hot water. Former and current football players filed a federal lawsuit against the school, accusing school officials of discriminating against them during a 2016 sexual assault investigation. Two years ago, a female student said she was raped by then Minnesota football players Ray Buford, Carlton Djam, Seth Green, KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson, Tamarion Johnson, Kobe McCrary, Antonio Shenault, Mark Williams and Antoine Winfield Jr. However, the lawsuit claims that the woman is the one who initiated the sexual encounters and changed her story several times after reporting that she was...
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Woman Claims Airline is Responsible for Assault

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Aubrey Lane filed a lawsuit against American Airlines, alleging the airline served the man who sexually assaulted her too much alcohol. During a redeye flight from Phoenix to New York on June 16, 2017, the man who sat next to Lane allegedly harassed her throughout the flight. He followed her to the bathroom at one point and sexually assaulted her. “Knowing the clear dangers of intoxication and the sexual assault threats, especially on red eye flights, American offered no protection to Aubrey Lane…despite the verbal warnings of Passenger 12C and the obvious obnoxious, aggressive, threatening and intoxicated behavior of Passenger...
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Indianapolis City Worker Fired for Wearing Trump Hat

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Michael J. Dale, a former supervisor at the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming he was fired because he expressed his support for President Trump. According to the lawsuit, Dale was wrongly terminated in April 2018 for proudly wearing a Trump “Make America Great Again,” as well as his Caucasian race and age. When he wore the hat in front of his co-workers, a local union representative spoke out at a staff meeting about it later on. “Defendants have treated significantly younger, non-Caucasian employees and employees who did not engage in protected speech...
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Women Seek Justice for Assaults Ignored by UMBC

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Three women have joined a lawsuit against Baltimore County authorities that claims they had a lack of concern for women who have been sexually assaulted. One of the women, a former student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, says she was raped by four UMBC basketball players on campus in 2014. She went to a party and had no recollection of the night before after she consumed multiple alcoholic beverages. The woman discovered a few weeks later that basketball players had sex with her and passed her around. While two of the players were expelled from school, detectives said...
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Counselors Sexually Abused Children at YMCA Camp

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A man, identified as P.N., filed a lawsuit against YMCA, claiming he was sexually abused by a counselor at Camp Seymour in the 1970s and that organization failed to stop it. The 49-year-old thinks he suffered abuse at the camp between his first and second grade year. He said he doesn’t remember the name of the counselor who abused him, but that he would be able to recognize his face. “My client feels strongly about obtaining some form of justice,” said his attorney, Lincoln Beauregard. According to the lawsuit, the YMCA knew that two camp counselors were sexually abusing the...
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Lawsuit Claims Trump Misused His Charity Money

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The New York attorney general filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, accusing him of using his charitable foundation to pay off legal fees and boost his 2016 presidential campaign. Attorney Barbara Underwood seeks to dissolve Trump’s charitable foundation and keep Trump family members from serving as directors of nonprofit organizations in the future. She also wants the charity’s remaining $1 million in assets to be given to other charities and for Trump to pay at least $2.8 million in restitution and penalties. “The Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to...
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Former Employee Sues Broward County Schools

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Cherellda Branch-McKenzie, a former guidance counselor at Riverland Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, has filed a lawsuit against Broward County Public Schools, claiming the district failed to stop principal Oslay Gil from sexually harassing her. According to the lawsuit, Gil harassed Branch-McKenzie on a daily basis. He touched her multiple times on her buttocks and would say, “Oh, I’m sorry, but it felt good!” He said several other offensive lines to her, including, “Let me get that right there,” and “Let me kiss you right there on your neck.” “Mr. Gil told her that if he was contacted by other...
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LeSean McCoy Sued for Physical Abuse

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Delicia Cordon filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, for physically abusing her. Cordon, who was assaulted in a house owned by McCoy in July, originally filed a lawsuit against him in August, claiming he physically disciplined his son and brutally beat his dog. “On one occasion, McCoy beat his dog so badly, upon Plaintiff’s belief, the dog’s ribs had broken,” the lawsuit claims. “Whenever Plaintiff expressed concern about McCoy beating his dog, he would turn his anger against the Plaintiff, often grabbing Plaintiff and hurting her.” The revised complaint included accusations of domestic violence....
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Lawsuit Accuses Trump of Fake Companies

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A lawsuit filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, claims that President Trump and three of his children convinced consumers to put hundreds or thousands of dollars into bogus businesses. The four plaintiffs said that Trump told them that they would have reasonable probability of commercial success if they invested money into the businesses. He said he was endorsing the investments because he believed they would make money. The three companies named were ACN Opportunity, The Trump Network and The Trump Institute. The Trumps reportedly made millions of dollars deceiving these consumers...
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Lawsuit Claims License Suspension Targets the Poor

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The Legal Aid Justice Center filed an amended class action lawsuit against the state of Virginia because they claim Virginia’s law that automatically suspends driver’s licenses for failure to pay court costs and fines is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2016 and thrown out by a federal judge last year. The complaint was modified by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year. In the amended lawsuit, the Legal Aid Justice Center says that “the state traps thousands of Virginians in a nightmarish spiral from which there is no apparent exit” by suspending their driver licenses...
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Cook County Sheriffs’ Record Detainees in Bathroom

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A federal lawsuit has accused Cook County sheriff deputies of violating thousands of detainees’ rights by videotaping them while they used the bathrooms in their holding cells. According to attorney Thomas Zimmerman, the cameras are hidden in holding cells so that deputies can, “secretly monitor in real time” detainees. “There is no security interest in the sheriff monitoring them for weapons or other contraband, and certainly there’s no security interest in monitoring them while they use the toilet,” Zimmerman said. “The law is very clear across the country that a person retains a right of privacy to their body even...
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California Climate Policies Hurts Poor Minorities

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Prominent civil rights leaders have filed a lawsuit against the state of California, alleging their climate policies harm the poor and people of color. The lawsuit says that California’s climate policies guarantee that transportation, energy and housing costs will continue to get more expensive while gateway jobs to the middle class will keep moving to different states. The civil rights leaders claim that the policies negatively affect poor people more than they help the climate. “Since the effective date of California’s landmark GHG [greenhouse gas] reduction law, the Global Warming Solutions Act, 41 states have reduced per capita GHG by...
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Unconstitutional Medicaid Work Requirements

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Advocates filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday in an attempt to block a new rule in Arkansas that would require Medicaid recipients to work 80 hours a month. The lawsuit claims that the Trump administration doesn’t have the authority to implement these new rules without approval from Congress and that the requirements are “threatening irreparable harm to the health and welfare of the poorest and most vulnerable in our country.” Trump officials said that they implemented these new requirements because able-bodied individuals in the program should be able to get out of poverty. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson...
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Montana H.S. Trainer Accused of Sexual Abuse

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A lawsuit filed in Custer County District Court in Miles City alleges that James “Doc” Jensen sexually abused at least 18 boys during his time as an athletic trainer at Custer County District High School. According to the lawsuit, Jensen performed various sexual acts on the male students as part of what he called “The Program” to increase their strength and testosterone. The abuse began with routine physical exams. Jensen touched the boys’ genitals and said it was a hernia check. The touching turned into masturbation, nude massages, measuring their penises and oral sex. Jensen later told the boys that...
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Lawsuit Blames Wilmington for Firefighters’ Deaths

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The city of Wilmington faces a federal lawsuit for allegedly failing to protect three firefighters who died during a Canby Park fire in 2016. During the day of the fire, there was a fire truck capable of carrying 750 gallons of water parked just a mile away, but it was out of service due to a rolling bypass policy. The policy was implemented by former Wilmington Mayor James Baker in 2009 to save money for the city. As a result, two other engines from twice as far away had to respond to the fire. Lawyers representing the plaintiffs said that...
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Former MSU Athlete Claims Larry Nassar Raped Her

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Erika Davis, a former field hockey player at Michigan State University who was allegedly raped by Larry Nassar in 1992, has filed a lawsuit against the university for trying to cover up the claim. Davis got injured while playing hockey in 1992 and went in to see Nassar that spring. According to the lawsuit, Nassar has a cameraperson film the appointment and ask her to participate in a “flexibility study through the College of Osteopathic Medicine” during her first appointment. A week later, Davis went in for a second appointment when Nassar gave her a crushed up pill in a...
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Lawsuit Against LaCroix for Ingredients

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LaCroix has been accused in a lawsuit of falsely claiming it uses all natural ingredients in its sparkling water beverages. According to the lawsuit, LaCroix puts non-natural flavorings and synthetic compounds in their beverages to make them smell and taste a certain way. One of the ingredients allegedly has been linked to kidney tumors and another is used as a cockroach insecticide. The lawsuit says that the company is aware of the alleged unnatural ingredients. However, nutritional scientist Robert Clemens argues that the compounds are safe. “These compounds are found in nature, mostly in fruit such as oranges, limes, strawberries,...
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Wrongly Convicted Kansas Man Sues Police

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A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit has filed a lawsuit against the city and police. In 1994, Lamonte McIntyre, who was 17 at the time, was found guilty of shooting two men in a crime-ridden neighborhood. There wasn’t any physical evidence that linked him to the crime because he didn’t even know the two men. He was released from prison last year after the district attorney discovered that he endured a manifest injustice in the case. According to the lawsuit, the actions of Detective Roger Golubski are to blame for...
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Judge Throws Out Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump

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A judge decided to dismiss Stormy Daniels’s defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump Monday and told her she had to pay back Trump’s legal fees. The lawsuit was originally filed in New York federal court earlier this year. Daniels said that Trump acted with “actual malice” and “reckless disregard for the truth” when he posted a tweet making fun of her claim that she was threatened by an unknown man to stay quiet about her alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump. He tweeted that the sketch was of a non-existent man a total con job. The lawsuit was later transferred...
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Nike Accused of Gender Discrimination

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Four former female employees have filed a lawsuit against Nike, claiming the company pays and promotes women less often than their male peers. Kelly Cahill, Samantha Phillips, Tracee Cheng and Sara Johnston allege in the lawsuit that they didn’t have as many advancement opportunities as the male employees and were paid less than them. During Cahill’s career at Nike, she served as a brand marketing director and said she was paid $20,000 less than a male co-worker who did the same job. Cahill filed four complaints against her boss, Danny Tawiah, but the human resources department didn’t do anything about...
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Former Employee Sues WeWork for Sexual Assault

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A former employee has filed a lawsuit against WeWork, the co-working company, claiming she was fired after reporting sexual assault incidents. Ruby Anaya, formerly the company’s director of culture, said the sexual misconduct began in August 2017 when she was grabbed from behind during a company “Summer Camp” event. She informed HR about the incident and was told that the employee would take a sexual harassment course. Anaya said that she was sexually harassed again in January 2018 when she was forcibly kissed at a company “Summit.” She reported the incident to HR, but was told a month later that...
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Chicago Suburb Plans to Settle Lawsuit

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The Village of Lansing, is preparing to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a black teen boy who was restrained and threatened by an off-duty cop last year. The incident occurred on June 24, 2017 after 15-year-old Jordan Brunson came up to officer William Mason’s house. Brunson wanted to meet a friend who was involved in a fight and hid out at Mason’s house from his assailants. When it came time for Brunson and his friend to leave the officer’s home, Mason allegedly wouldn’t let them go. According to the lawsuit, Mason pinned Brunson down to the ground...
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Pulse Nightclub Massacre Survivors Sue City

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Survivors of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting have filed a lawsuit against Orlando police officers and the city, accusing them of not going after the gunman aggressively enough. According to the lawsuit, the police did little to protect the patrons at the nightclub that tragic night and only assured that they themselves were safe. “These defendants knew that there were innocent people being massacred and that they themselves were the only ones who could stop it, and that it was their job to do so, yet they still, in a manner that shocks the conscience, chose to disregard the safety...
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Family Seeks $100 Million in Duck Boat Lawsuit

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An Indiana family who lost nine family members in the tragic duck boat sinking on July 19 in Branson, Missouri have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Ripley Entertainment Inc. The lawsuit claims that the duck boat operators went out to water that day, despite warnings of severe thunderstorms ahead. “It is clear that they knew severe weather was coming and they tried to beat the storm by going on water first rather than refunding the 40 bucks that each of these people paid putting their lives at risk,” attorney Robert Mongeluzzi said. “This was not in any way a...
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Spotify Sued for Gender Discrimination

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Hong Perez, a former sales executive at Spotify, has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming the sales department discriminates against women. According to the lawsuit, Head of U.S. Sales Brian Berner took male employees to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and 2017 and excluded female employees who were better qualified. “These trips were referred to internally by employees as Berner’s ‘boys’ trips.’ Spotify employees spoke of drug use by the ‘boys’ at each trip. In addition, one of the male Spotify employees became involved in a physical altercation on one of the trips,” the lawsuit claims. “Yet, in...
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Female Athletes Sue USA Diving for Sexual Abuse

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Two former female divers filed a lawsuit against USA Diving for allegedly failing to protect them against sexual abuse from their coach. According to the lawsuit, former diving coach William Bohonyi forced two female athletes to have sex with him and send nude photos of themselves to him. At least one of the athletes was under age at the time of the abuse. In 2009, a female diver started training with Bohonyi while she attended Indiana University. He allegedly demanded oral sex from her and forced her into participating in at least one sexual act each day while he was...
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Government Improves Conditions at Nuclear Facility

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In response to a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the federal government has agreed to take measures to keep workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation safe from chemicals. In the settlement agreement, the government will test new technology to destroy tank vapors and install vapor monitoring to protect workers from exposure. Ferguson said that the agreement could dramatically change things for workers at Hanford’s tank farms, where they have been exposed to leaking vapors for decades. The 177 tanks contain 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemicals wastes that were byproducts of Hanford’s production of plutonium for weapons....
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Family of Shot Virginia Man Sues Government

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The family members of Bijan Ghaisar, a 25-year-old man shot several times by U.S. Park police officers last November, have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government. According to the lawsuit, Ghaisar was involved in a minor car accident on Nov. 17 where there was little property damage and no apparent injuries. He drove away from the scene, but was followed by U.S. Park police officers. He was stopped three times and officers got out of their vehicles and pointed their guns at his head each time. When police stopped Ghaisar the third time, they blocked his path, got out...
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Asia Argento Threatens to Sue Rose McGowan

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Asia Argento warned Rose McGowan that she would take legal action if she didn’t retract a statement she made in August regarding the sexual assault claims against her. On August 27, McGowan said that Argento admitted to having sex with actor Jimmy Bennett when he was 17 years old and had been receiving unsolicited nude photos of him for years before that. The former Charmed actress said she received her information from her romantic partner, Rain Dove. “Dove said that they had been texting with Asia and that Asia had revealed that she had indeed slept with Jimmy Bennet,” McGowan...
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Antonio Brown Sued for Almost Killing Toddler

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A man has filed a lawsuit against Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, claiming he came close to killing his 22-month-old child when he threw furniture off a balcony in April. According to the lawsuit, the toddler was walking around the pool at an apartment complex with her grandfather when two vases, an ottoman and other pieces of furniture started to fall. These objects landed just 2 feet away from them. Earlier that day, Brown called the police to report a theft. When they came to his home, he started yelling at security and accused them of setting him up....
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OSU Sued by Wrestlers for Sexual Abuse

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Ohio State University is named in a new sexual abuse lawsuit. Four former wrestlers filed a lawsuit against the institution, accusing them of not listening to their complaints about sexual misconduct by a now deceased team doctor. The lawsuit, which was filed by former wrestlers from the 1980s and 90s, said that Dr. Richard Strauss was a prolific sexual predator who may have sexually abused more than 1,500 male students. The athletes who told university officials about Strauss’ misconduct said their complaints weren’t taken seriously. Steve Snyder-Hill, a former student at Ohio State University, said he went to the university’s...
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California Sues AbbVie for Humira Overprescriptions

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The state of California has filed a lawsuit against AbbVie, accusing the pharmaceutical company of giving doctors money and gifts to write more prescriptions for the drug Humira. The drug treats rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, but comes with complications that could be deadly. According to the lawsuit, AbbVie paid for doctors’ meals, drinks and travel to convince them to overprescribe Humira. The pharmaceutical company also offered the doctors free insurance processing, medical practice management hardware and software, and marketing assistance, which saved them staff time and resources. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said that insurance companies paid more than...
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Former Plastic Surgeon Sues Health System

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Dr. Jeffrey Feiner, a former reconstructive plastic surgeon at Orlando Health, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the hospital, claiming they wrongly fired him and damaged his reputation. Feiner says in the lawsuit that the hospital fired him in March and then made false statements about him because he voiced his opinion about an unethical relationship between the health system and the pharmaceutical company Allergen. He alleges that the hospital was ordering an excessive amount of products from Allergen and the pharmaceutical company gave the company improper gifts in exchange. Allergen allegedly footed the bill for some of the...
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Massage Envy Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Six women have accused Massage Envy of failing to protect their clients from sexual assault in a new lawsuit. The women claim that the male massage therapists sexually assaulted them before and during their massages in the Bay Area, Sacramento and Southern California. The lawsuit was filed less than a year after an investigation found that more than 180 people filed sexual assault lawsuits against therapists at Massage Envy. One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, “Jane Doe #1,” visited a Massage Envy in Burlingame last November and said that her therapist, Brandon James Davis, sexually assaulted her during the...
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Human Trafficking Victim Sues Facebook

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A human trafficking survivor has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the social media platform of failing to protect her against human trafficking. The plaintiff, who identified as Jane Doe, said she was befriended by another Facebook user in 2012, who promised her a job as a model. She was just 15 years old at the time. The person, however, allegedly forced her into sex trafficking within hours of meeting her. Doe was beaten up and raped by people who paid the trafficker. According to the lawsuit, Facebook didn’t make sure users aren’t able to hide their identities from minors...
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Family of Couple Killed in a Cannibal-Style Attack Sue

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The family members of Michelle Mishcon and John Stevens have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their accused killer, Austin Harrouff, claiming he was a binge drinker, illegal drug user and bought a switchblade the night before the murder. On Aug. 15, 2016, Harrouff allegedly broke into the couple’s home and stabbed Mishcon nine different times. She suffered fracture ribs, punctured heart and lungs and a fractured skull from the attack. When Stevens came home later and saw his wife being viciously attacked, Harrouff jumped on top of him and proceeded to chew his face. When police arrived at the...
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Arlington VA fails to protect pedestrians, riders in new scooter program

Arlington VA fails to protect pedestrians, riders in new scooter program Dockless standing scooters and electric-assist bicycles have become a staple in the Washington, DC metro area seemingly overnight. A decision by the Arlington County Board to open an Arlington VA pilot program will likely prompt even more expansion in this area. However, the board’s decision to ban scooters from sidewalks could leave injured riders unprotected due to Virginia’s restrictive tort laws. The District’s decision to allow a new pilot program last year has led to thousands of scooters propped on sidewalks, leaning against trees, or spinning merrily down streets. Unfortunately,...
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Black Sorority Sues Bahama Breeze

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Twenty five black sorority members filed a lawsuit against the Bahama Breeze chain Monday, claiming that they were treated poorly because of the color of their skin. On June 19, the sorority members went to Bahama Breeze to celebrate one of the member’s move to Arizona and book deal. They made a reservation, but allegedly weren’t seated for a while. The group decided to seat themselves in a private area. Devein Jenkins, one of the managers at the restaurant, told the group that they can’t leave the room for anything. The restaurant staff weren’t attentive to the group’s needs and...
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Cake Shop Owner Sues Colorado Officials

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The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo. has filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming officials discriminated against his religious beliefs. The lawsuit stems from a custom cake request in 2017 from Autumn Scardina, a lawyer who wanted to celebrate her birthday and the seventh anniversary of the day she came out as transgender. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, refused to make the cake because of his religious beliefs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled this past June that there was probable cause that Masterpiece Cakeshop discriminated against Scardina for being transgender. The lawsuit filed by...
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Don’t Rent An Electric Scooter Unless…

Don’t rent an electric scooter unless you know who’s responsible in an accident It seems every street corner in Washington, DC now has a bicycle, motor-assisted bicycle, or electric scooter available for rent. Getting a lift can take nothing more than a few taps on a smartphone. It’s not uncommon to see a dozen or more people using these personal mobility devices within the space of a few city blocks. With an ever-more-crowded city and public transportation that is often unreliable, the new trend presents a welcome alternative. But the trend is not without its dangers. Pedestrians can and have...
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Illinois Attorney General Sues Bus Company Over Discrimination

Illinois Attorney General Sues Suburban Bus Company Over Alleged Discrimination The Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against private bus company Suburban Express Monday, accusing the company of discriminating against its customers. According to the lawsuit, Suburban Express, which mainly serves the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has shown prejudice toward its Asian customers through advertisements, including one that said, “Passengers like you. You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses.” The University of Illinois immediately criticized the advertisement, claiming it was racist. Days later, Madigan issued a subpoena for documents that would help...
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Parkland Survivors Sue County for Violating Their Civil Rights

Parkland Massacre Survivors Sue County for Allegedly Violating Their Civil Rights Several Parkland, Fla. shooting survivors have filed a federal lawsuit against Broward County, the school’s superintendent and members of the local law enforcement, claiming they didn’t protect the students. According to the lawsuit, several school and county officials violated the students’ constitutional rights when they failed to properly safeguard Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. Four of the five counts in the lawsuit have to do with the school resource officer Scot Peterson’s behavior before the shooting. The lawsuit claims he conducted a search of several students’...
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12-Year-Old Girl Killed Herself After Forced to Hug Bullies

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Lawsuit Alleges School Officials Made 12-Year-Old Girl Who Killed Herself to Hug Bullies The parents of a 12-year-old girl who killed herself have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Rockaway Township Board of Education for failing to protect her from bullies. According to the lawsuit, Mallory Grossman was teased excessively for weeks before she committed suicide on June 14, 2017. Grossman’s bullies allegedly texted her cruel messages, like “When are you going to kill yourself?” and “You have no friends.” The girl’s mother, Dianne Grossman, knew that she was being taunted and called the school several times to inform...
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Former Cheerleader Sues for Getting Paid Less Than Mascot

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Former Cheerleader Sues Dallas Cowboys for Getting Paid Half Less Than Half of What Mascot Made Erica Wilkins, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, has filed a lawsuit against the football team, accusing them of paying her way less than what the team mascot made. Wilkins was a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys from May 2014 to August 2017 and claims she only made $14,448 each year. The team’s mascot, Rowdy, on the other hand was paid about $65,000. “Rowdy is in a costume, you have no look requirements, no height requirements, and no weight requirements,” Wilkins said. “Wilkins and other...
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Family of Boy Shot Dead for Holding a Toy Gun File Lawsuit

Family of Boy Shot Dead for Holding a Toy Gun File Lawsuit The family members of a 13-year-old boy who was killed by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy in 2013 for holding a toy gun have filed a lawsuit against the county In October 2013, deputy Erick Gelhaus and another deputy Michael Schemmel saw Andy Lopez walking on a sidewalk and thought that he was carrying an AK-47. The orange tip, which would have identified the gun as a toy, had been removed. They stopped their car and Gelhaus shouted to drop the gun. Lopez then turned around, stilling holding the...
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Family of Unarmed Man Sue Schenectady Police

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Family of Unarmed Man Sue Schenectady Police The family of Joshua Scism, who was shot and killed by two undercover policemen in 2016, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Schenectady Police Department. According to the lawsuit, Scism was known for trying to get people who were involved in criminal activity off his street. On June 13, 2016, he went up to the unmarked car where two undercover police detectives were sitting and asked them to move along. They apparently didn’t like what Scism had to say and got out of their vehicle. That’s when they got into an altercation...
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Parents Sues School for Racial Slurs

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Parents of Student Who Was Called Racial Slurs Sue Toms River Catholic School The parents of an African-American boy who was relentlessly bullied at school and called racial slurs claim St. Joseph Grade School officials didn’t do anything to stop it and are filing a lawsuit against them. According to Jane Mason and Michael Lombardo, their son, “J.L.” was the only African-American student in the school’s 8th grade class and that the bullying began soon after he started 7th grade. They said he was constantly bullied for his race at school and students even told him to kill himself after...
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Patient Sues Psychotherapist Over Sexual Abuse

Patient Sues Newark Psychotherapist Over Alleged Sexual Abuse A woman has filed a lawsuit against Sachin Karnik, owner of Psychotherapeutic Meditation Center in Newark for allegedly taking advantage of her mental condition and sexually abusing her during therapy sessions. According to the lawsuit, Karnik treated the patient for depression and past abuse with meditation and psychotherapy between July and November 2014. However, their relationship wasn’t like the typical patient-therapist relationship. She had dinner at his mother’s house and went on social outings with him. After a month of treatment, Karnik reportedly persuaded her to remove her clothes and straddle his...
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Woman Sues Fraternity for Sharing Nude Images of Her

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Woman Sues University of Central Florida Fraternity for Sharing Nude Images of Her Kathryn Novak has filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend and his four fraternity brothers at the University of Central Florida, claiming they shared a video of the couple having sex without her consent. According to the lawsuit, five members of Sigma Delta Chi looked at and shared nude pictures and videos of her without her permission last year. She was in a relationship with one of the members, Brandon Simpson then and they saw each other twice a month. Last October, he allegedly recorded video footage of...
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Widow Sues Rafting Company After Her Husband Died

Widow Sues Rafting Company After Her Husband Died During a Rafting Trip Allison Parker, whose husband was killed during a commercial rafting trip down the Roaring Fork River, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Aspen Whitewater Rafting, accusing the company of misrepresenting the risk of running rapids called “Slaughterhouse.” The couple took a trip to Aspen in June 2016 for the Food & Wine Classic and found out about Aspen Whitewater’s rafting trip through their website. The company described the rafting trip as being appropriate for beginners, so they decided to give it a try. On June 15, 2016, Parker...
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Saddest Celebrity Car Accident Deaths Of All Time

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Saddest Celebrity Car Accident Deaths Of All Time – See What They Have In Common. The news bombards us with thousands of car accidents everyday. They are serious, frequent, and tragic. While some collisions result in minimal damage, others can be fatal. We too often become immune to the deeply serious issue of car accident fatalities because of how often they occur. Every time we choose to get behind the wheel, we accept that there is some risk on being on the road that nobody is immune to, including celebrities. In fact, when beloved celebrities die as a result of...
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Woman Accuses Uber Driver of Raping Her

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Lawsuit: Woman Accuses Uber Driver of Driving Her to a Motel and Raping Her A woman who has only identified herself as Jane Doe filed a lawsuit against Uber and a former driver, claiming the driver drove her to a motel in June 2017 while she was unconscious and then raped her. Alaric Spence pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of kidnapping to commit rape, rape of an unconscious person and rape by use of drugs in Los Angeles Superior Court and is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing. The lawsuit states that Doe went to a work event...
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County Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $1.5 Million

Hennepin County Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $1.5 Million Over a Foster Child’s Death Hennepin County reached a $1.5 million settlement with a woman whose 6-year-old granddaughter died in foster care in 2014. Kendrea Johnson was found hanging from a bunk bed in her bedroom in her foster home in December, 2014. Her family believes it was a suicide. An investigation revealed that Kendrea was knowingly put in a foster home of a woman who had been convicted of child abuse in the past. According to the lawsuit, Kendrea’s mental health needs, including thoughts of suicide, were documented. Kendrea went...
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Man Sues Jail for Denying Him Cancer Treatment

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Man Sues Marion County Jail for Denying Him Cancer Treatment While He Was Incarcerated Laurence Parks has filed a lawsuit against Marion County Jail, claiming they didn’t provide him with the proper treatment for his renal cancer while he was an inmate last year. Parks was sent to Marion County Jail after running away from the scene of a car accident. He didn’t obey the commands of several police officers and was eventually subdued with a taser. Police found almost a gram of cocaine on Parks. The 69-year-old also had a pending case in Hamilton County on burglary and theft...
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Woman Sues Target for Forcing Her to Remove Her Clothes

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African-American Woman Sues Target for Forcing Her to Remove Her Clothes to Prove She Didn’t Steal a Swimsuit A Southfield, Mich. woman has filed a lawsuit against Target for allegedly making her strip down to show that she didn’t steal a bathing suit. The incident occurred on May 22 when Ashanae Davis was shopping at the retailer. A loss prevention officer, an African-American male, allegedly grabbed her arm as she was walking out of the store and accused her of shoplifting. Davis was then escorted to the loss prevention office and two male employees told her to remove her clothes...
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Chipotle Worker Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Chipotle agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a former worker who claimed four managers sexually harassed her and four other female employees at the Woodland Hills location. Ariana Castaneda worked for Chipotle from December 2013 until February 2016 when she was fired. Castaneda alleged that her manager Pablo Aguilar ordered a uniform that was too small for her on purpose. After she asked for a bigger size, Aguilar reportedly asked if it’s because her breasts are too big. She also claimed that her supervisor Ruben Hernandez hugged her without consent and tried to touch her under her shirt after...
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Behavioral Symptoms of PTSD after an Auto Accident

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Auto accidents are often emotionally disturbing and traumatic events that can result in trauma and stress-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or an acute stress disorder (ASD). Some individuals who may otherwise make a quick, physical recovery from an auto accident, may suffer for weeks, months, years or a lifetime from the emotional distress caused by the event. Experienced auto accident attorneys are accustomed to pursuing a recovery for emotional injuries and the resultant behavioral symptoms. Car Crashes Disrupt Lives You are traveling along minding your own business, thinking of your plans for the day and the days...
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