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  • Sofía Vergara sued by her own embryos

    12/07/2016 6:23:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Emily Smith
    The battle over Sofia Vergara’s embryos took an extraordinary turn Tuesday — when a right-to-live lawsuit was filed on behalf of the fertilized eggs against their mom. The female embryos are listed as plaintiffs “Emma’’ and “Isabella” in the Louisiana court papers, which come amid her knock-down, drag-out legal battle with former fiancé Nick Loeb, sources told The Post.
  • Voters Sue Demanding Florida Recount, Believe Clinton Won

    12/06/2016 1:27:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 12/06/16 | Ronn Blitzer
    Three voters in Florida filed a lawsuit in state court seeking a recount of the votes in November’s presidential election. The voters claim that Hillary Clinton really won Florida, but problems including hacking, faulty voting machines, and voters being turned away from the polls led to a Trump victory. They sued Governor Rick Scott, Donald Trump, State Attorney General Pamela Bondi, and 29 Republican presidential electors in the state. The lawsuit, filed by law firm Clint Curtis & Associates, demands a hand recount of every paper ballot in the state. In a press release, the firm said that in addition...
  • Orlando Attorney Files Lawsuit Contesting Florida Presidential Election

    12/06/2016 10:34:45 AM PST · by xienon · 60 replies
    wfla.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | WFLA Web Staff
    They are coming out of the woodwork. This along with the recounts in other states and the Texas elector... ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida has joined the list of states where voters have contested the results of the presidential election and requested a hand recount of paper ballots. A lawsuit has been filed by attorneys from Clint Curtis & Associates in the 2nd Circuit Court in Leon County. The complaint asserts that if the presidential votes had been counted properly, Hillary Clinton would have won in Florida and received the states’ 29 electoral votes. The lawsuit calls into question the...
  • SEIU branch in Texas declares bankruptcy

    12/06/2016 6:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    After losing a lawsuit and facing a $7.8 million dollar judgment, Service Employees International Union Texas, alias SEIU District Five, has declared bankruptcy in order to escape the judgment. The plaintiff is going after the national union, as it should, so stand by lots more court appeals, But so far, the SEIU is losing at every step. Bill McMorris has an excellent account of the case and its background, at the Free Beacon. I recommend it. The bare bones of the story of this case paint a picture of a thuggish organization, in my opinion. It expanded into Texas by...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Racial Gerrymandering

    12/06/2016 2:20:24 AM PST · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    NBC news ^ | December 5, 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court returns Monday to the issue of race in politics when it hears claims that North Carolina and Virginia packed African-Americans into a small number of voting districts to limit their statewide electoral power. Both cases present challenges to new maps drawn after the 2010 census. In North Carolina the issue is the boundaries for its congressional districts, while in Virginia state legislative districts are contested.
  • Satanists Plan to Challenge Texas Law Requiring Aborted Babies to be Buried or Cremated

    12/05/2016 7:56:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2016 | 2:30 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    The Satanic Temple released a statement Saturday challenging new rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott which require aborted babies to be cremated or buried and go into effect Dec. 19th. The Satanic Temple called burial rites a “well-established component of religious practice” and said their members believe in “the inviolability of the body,” concluding that “as such these rules contradict our fundamental beliefs.” The Satanists invoked their First Amendment “right to practice our beliefs,” adding that “under the Religious Freedom Reform Act (RFRA), the State must present a compelling reason for why they want to enforce rules that inhibit...
  • Navajo Nation files $160 M claim with EPA over mine spill

    12/05/2016 8:16:30 PM PST · by 198ml · 22 replies
    Gazette ^ | 12/5/16
    The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states. A cleanup team led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered the August 2015 spill while working at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado.
  • In Key Decision, DC Court Upholds Fourth Amendment

    12/05/2016 6:08:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/5/16 | David Rosenthal
    The Fourth Amendment is still alive and well, thanks in part to a recent ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a Nov. 8 opinion, the court overruled a lower court decision and held that an Iraq War veteran, 1st Sgt. Matthew Corrigan, may pursue his claim for monetary damages against the District of Columbia and certain individual police officers after those officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights by ransacking his house—twice.
  • Website Labeled ‘Fake News’ Threatens To Sue WaPo For Defamation

    12/05/2016 1:49:26 PM PST · by grundle · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 5, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    One of the websites The Washington Post labeled “fake news” in a November story demanded a retraction and threatened the paper with a defamation lawsuit in a demand letter Sunday. A lawyer for Naked Capitalism accuses WaPo of running a debunked list of “fake news” sites in the “sensational” story compiled by a dubious team of researchers, without substantiating their claims or giving Naked Capitalism a chance to respond to the allegation. The Washington Post’s actions constitute defamation, the lawyer writes in the letter published Monday. “You did not provide even a single example of ‘fake news’ allegedly distributed or...
  • FNC’s Wallace Battles Stein — ‘Where Do You Get Off’ Saying the American People Are Calling

    12/04/2016 1:56:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/4/16 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox New Sunday,” host Chris Wallace got into a heated exchange with 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein while discussing her attempts to initiate recounts of the presidential vote in several swing states.
  • Katie Couric would like her Under the Gun lawsuit dismissed

    12/03/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You probably recall that bit of anti-gun rights hackery known as Under the Gun, hosted by Katie Couric. She wound up being sued for defamation by the members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) who were intentionally edited to make them look clueless. As with all such cases, this one is taking its sweet time to wend through the legal process, but Couric and the film team are seeking to shorten the process by having the case dismissed out of hand.
  • Stop right there: Michigan attorney general sues to stop recount

    12/02/2016 11:51:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Enough nonsense Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette is surely going to catch heat for this - criticism that he’s strictly acting out of partisan concern because he’s a Republican. And yes, Schuette is a very partisan Republican and has been one for a long time. And oh yes, he would certainly like to be our next governor. But no matter who he is, his legal argument is awfully solid that there is no valid reason for a recount of the presidential race in Michigan. It would be extremely time-consuming and expensive - and yes, the state would bear a huge...
  • Michigan AG files suit to end Jill Stein’s worthless recount

    12/02/2016 9:54:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Robert Laurie
    Nate Silver points out, it's looks an awful lot like an effort to bilk desperate left-wing donors out of one last little bit of cash Jill Stein’s multi-state recount effort is, in a word, worthless. She’s admitted as much. There is no evidence of any systemic wrongdoing or errors in either the voting machines or the tabulation. Even proponents of the recount admit it won’t overturn any results. Yet, they press on with an expensive effort built upon nothing more than pretense, innuendo, and rumor. Now, it seems Michigan’s Attorney General has had enough. He’s filed a lawsuit to halt...
  • Art Bell and his wife sue Michael Savage and Westwood One for defamation

    12/02/2016 7:20:58 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 93 replies
    Tom Taylor Now ^ | 12/1/16 | Tom Taylor
    Art Bell and his wife sue Michael Savage and Westwood One for defamation. Bell says Westwood should’ve hit the dump button on his September 25 show, when Savage allegedly said this – “You say ‘UFOs’ [on a radio show], you wind up in the Philippines with a ten-year-old hooker and you are off the radio after a number of years...That’s an in-joke, by the way, for people who understand the business.” Former “Coast to Coast” personality Art Bell says the industry should know his story – that he married his wife Airyn Ruiz Bell in the Philippines when she was...
  • Stein won't appeal machine recount; GOP files complaint

    11/30/2016 6:11:53 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 23 replies
    Madison — Green Party candidate Jill Stein will not appeal a judge's rejection of her lawsuit to force a hand recount of nearly 3 million presidential ballots in Wisconsin, clearing the way for machines to be used in the statewide effort beginning Thursday. Also Wednesday, Stein filed another recount petition in Michigan and the Republican Party of Wisconsin filed a federal elections complaint against both Stein and Democrat Hillary Clinton. The complaint alleges that Stein — who received only a small share of the vote — is improperly fundraising to pay for a recount that primarily benefits Clinton, the second-place...
  • [1st reported 'dropped' now:] Stein campaign files Pennsylvania recount suit [article content change

    11/28/2016 12:22:58 PM PST · by dirtboy · 178 replies
  • 2016 Recount: Stein Cannot File Direct Request For Recount In Pennsylvania, Must Take It To Court

    11/27/2016 7:35:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 26, 2016 | Tara West, The Inquisitr
    Jill Stein posted to her Jill2016 website that she had raised enough money to “file” for a recount in Pennsylvania. However, the Green Party candidate left out some key details about the filing of recounts in Pennsylvania that many of her supporters likely would have wanted to know before donating. For example, candidates cannot file a direct request for a recount in the state and instead must appeal the election in court. (TWEET-AT-LINK) According to the Recount 2016 initiative and donation page posted by failed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, the Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign launched an effort to...
  • Same-Sex “Marriage” Was Doomed Long Before President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/27/2016 6:37:35 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 25 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/27/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Efforts to redefine marriage will ultimately, and always, fail, and as in the case of Elton John and David Furnish, will be revealed as folly. As Gamaliel warned the Sanhedrin concerning the Apostles of Jesus, “[I]f their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God. (Acts 5:38b-39)” As liberals work to hold onto their perverse legal redefinition of marriage, they are not merely battling conservatism, but God Himself, and that is always a losing proposition.
  • Oops! Jill Stein Cannot File Direct Request for Recount in Pennsylvania, Must Take It to Court

    11/27/2016 8:15:02 AM PST · by GilGil · 93 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/26/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Per Pennsylvania regulations, there is only one way remaining for Jill Stein to get a recount in Pennsylvania and it is a complicated process. BillyPenn reports that Stein would have to file for a court appeal and present a “prima facie case” showing that voter fraud took place. While prima facie has a lower burden of proof threshold than “beyond reasonable doubt,” it is still significant. Stein would have to prove in court that fraud was “probable.” This is going to be very difficult given that even the computer specialists recommending the recount say there is no proof of hacking...
  • After Trump University, Why Not Sue All Colleges?

    11/27/2016 5:16:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2016 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Trump University was one of Donald Trump’s entrepreneurial ventures, a real estate educational program in operation from 2005 to 2010. Live events and in-field mentorships promising to teach students Donald Trump’s real estate techniques, taught by his “hand-picked” professors. A lawsuit alleged false representations, as Trump himself had no significant involvement in the educational event content or instructors. The title of “university” was also claimed to be misleading as Trump University was not accredited as such. Donald Trump settled the lawsuit post-election for $25 million, claiming he “Did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial...
  • Recount 2016: Jill Stein Cannot File Direct Request For Recount In Pa, Must Take it to Court

    11/26/2016 7:07:27 PM PST · by drewh · 191 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | 2 hours ago | Tara West
    Jill Stein posted to her Jill2016 website that she had raised enough money to “file” for a recount in Pennsylvania. However, the Green Party candidate left out some key details about the filing of recounts in Pennsylvania that many of her supporters likely would have wanted to know before donating. For example, candidates cannot file a direct request for a recount in the state and instead must appeal the election in court. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow The Trump Train @The_Trump_Train Donald Trump statement on Jill Stein's recount efforts: 3:25 PM - 26 Nov 2016 1,074...
  • Wells Fargo says that its customers gave up right to sue by having their signatures forged

    11/26/2016 5:03:48 PM PST · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 25 November 2016 | Cory Doctorow
    Even though disgraced Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has left the building, his most outrageous legal theories live on: on Wednesday, the company filed a motion in a federal court in Utah seeking dismissal of a class action suit by the customers it defrauded -- the bank argues that since customers sign a binding arbitration "agreement" when they open new accounts, that the customers whose signatures were forged on fraudulent new accounts should be subject to this agreement and denied a day in court. REPORT THIS AD This is the same argument that Stumpf made during his disastrous performance in...
  • Judge Spanks Transgender-Obsessed Obama: You Lie!

    11/26/2016 4:16:50 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 11/23/2016 | WND Staff
    Reaffirms nationwide injunction blocking White House policy for schools (WND) – For a third time, a federal judge has affirmed a nationwide injunction against the Obama administration’s agenda to impose mandatory open-restroom policies on schools from coast to coast, scolding the White House for repeating old arguments and catching those who submitted the newest arguments in a lie. The ruling this week from U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor left intact his nationwide injunction against Obama’s decision that transgender public school students can use the restroom of their choice, rather than the restroom designated for their biological gender. The White House...
  • Justice Department Suing Two Towns For Refusing To Build Mosques

    11/24/2016 5:02:31 PM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 24, 2016 | Kevin Daley
    The township also calls into question the propriety of a relationship between a member of the ISBR and a lead DOJ investigator. Attorneys for the township also confirm that a lawyer representing the mosque was in contact with DOJ investigators well before the planning board reached any decision regarding the ISBR’s application. “These communications, unknown by the Township at the time, suggest an inappropriate collusion with Plaintiffs rather than an unbiased review.” The town also accuses the Department of Justice of engaging in punitive behavior throughout the investigation, and not acting in good faith. . . . A similar lawsuit...
  • O'Hare western access fight flares up as Tollway sues

    11/24/2016 12:54:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | November 23, 2016 | Greg Hinz
    A dispute that threatens decade-old plans to build a western access road to O'Hare International Airport is headed to a federal agency, as the Illinois Toll Highway Authority sues the Canadian Pacific Railway. In a petition filed today, the tollway asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to allow it to force CP to sell or grant easements to the tollway for portions of railroad property immediately to the north of the railway's huge Bensenville Yards. The tollway indicated it also may eventually need access to the yard itself. The Surface Transportation Board is the federal agency that regulates railroads, and...
  • Former friend of Aaron Hernandez sues CNN

    11/24/2016 6:02:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 24, 2016 | Travis Andersen
    A onetime friend of Aaron Hernandez who claims the former NFL star shot him in the face in Florida filed a lawsuit Monday against CNN, alleging the network invaded his privacy when it aired images of him recovering from the gunshot wound in a West Palm Beach hospital. Lawyers for Alexander Bradley, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Connecticut.
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • This Lawsuit Could Shatter ALL Federal Gun Control Laws

    11/22/2016 6:29:40 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 61 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 11-22-2016 | Bob Owens
    The federal trial of a Kansas man for manufacturing and selling firearms and silencers without a federal license could very well turn out to be the pivotal case that not only challenges the constitutionality of the National Firearms Act of 1934, but also every federal firearms law ever passed in a battle that will determine whether it is the states or the federal government that has the constitutional right to pass gun laws.
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Judge dashes Merrick Garland’s final hopes for a SCOTUS seat

    11/19/2016 2:06:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 19 | JAZZ SHAW
    Anybody remember Merrick Garland? Yeah… he was that guy nominated by Barack Obama to fill the empty Supreme Court seat. You may have thought that the issue was dead in the water, particularly with a Republican president on the way in, but there was actually a court case pending which sought to force the Senate to vote on his confirmation. As it turns out, that was met with the same level of success as Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. (Washington Post) Merrick Garland’s last, long-shot chance at being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice has now vanished: A federal judge on...
  • Trump agrees to $25 million settlement in Trump University lawsuits

    11/19/2016 1:22:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    AP via Portland Press Herald ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | DAVID KLEPPER and ELLIOT SPAGAT
    The settlement includes restitution for students and $1 million in penalties to the state but does not require Trump to acknowledge wrongdoing. SAN DIEGO — President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University, his former school for real estate investors. The deal announced Friday by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would settle a lawsuit he filed three years ago, plus two class-action lawsuits in California filed on behalf of former Trump University students.
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • DONALD TRUMP AGREES TO $25 MIL SETTLEMENT IN TRUMP UNIV.

    11/18/2016 1:06:23 PM PST · by AmusedBystander · 37 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/18/2016 | TMZ staff
    Donald Trump has just reportedly agreed to settle several lawsuits over his Trump University real estate seminars. Reuters is reporting Trump settled up just as the judge in the case was supposed to rule on a request by Trump's lawyer to delay the trial until after Trump's inauguration in January. The judge, Gonzalo Curiel, is the man Trump said was too biased to hear the case because he has Mexican heritage.
  • President-elect Donald Trump nearing settlement in Trump University fraud case

    11/18/2016 6:47:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 18, 2016 | Kenneth Lovett
    In a complete turnaround from his previous position, President-elect Donald Trump is nearing a settlement of the fraud cases brought in New York and California involving his now defunct for-profit Trump University, the Daily News has learned. Under the emerging deal being negotiated by Trump's lawyers, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the law firm that brought a class action lawsuit regarding Trump University in California, the president-elect will agree to pay between $20 million and $25 million to settle the matter, a source with knowledge of the situation said.
  • Theranos Whistleblower Tells All On Intimidation And Coercion Tactics Employed To Silence Him

    11/18/2016 12:05:55 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 17, 2016 7:20 PM | by Tyler Durden
    2016 has not been too kind to Elizabeth Holmes, the Steve-Jobs wannabe in charge of fraudulent Theranos. She has thus far been banned for 2 years from operating labs, removed from hosting fundraisers for Hillary and lost her entire net worth. And now, the Wall Street Journal has published the "tell-all" story of the whistle-blower, 26 year old Tyler Shultz, who brought the the whole Theranos farce crashing down. It's a sordid tale complete with all the expected twists and turns of a Jason Bourne thriller including intimidation, coercion and private detectives. Tyler Shultz is the grandson of George Shultz,...
  • Anti-Defamation League Backs Down: ‘We Are Not Aware of Any Anti-Semitic Statements from Bannon’

    11/17/2016 7:12:51 AM PST · by conservativepoet · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has backed away from its earlier accusations against Stephen K. Bannon, stating on its website: “We are not aware of any anti-Semitic statements from Bannon.”
  • Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family

    11/16/2016 6:06:29 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16 2016 | By John Carreyrou
    After working at Theranos Inc. for eight months, Tyler Shultz decided he had seen enough. On April 11, 2014, he emailed company founder Elizabeth Holmes to complain that Theranos had doctored research and ignored failed quality-control checks. The reply was withering. Ms. Holmes forwarded the email to Theranos President Sunny Balwani, who belittled Mr. Shultz’s grasp of basic mathematics and his knowledge of laboratory science, and then took a swipe at his relationship with George Shultz, the former secretary of state and a Theranos director. “The only reason I have taken so much time away from work to address this...
  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim, venture capitalist Tim Draper says

    11/16/2016 1:02:01 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 15 2016 | Michelle Fox | @MFoxCNBC
    Embattled Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim who has been "totally attacked," venture capitalist Tim Draper told CNBC on Tuesday. Holmes has been under fire since a series of reports by The Wall Street Journal suggested the blood-testing start-up's testing devices were flawed. "Elizabeth Holmes is a great example of maybe why the women are so frustrated. She is a woman entrepreneur who built a fabulous company, did great things for consumers and she got attacked," the founding partner of Draper Associates and Draper Fisher Jurvetson said in an interview with "Closing Bell." "This is a great entrepreneur who...
  • Walgreens Claims Theranos Voided 11.3% of Test Reports

    11/16/2016 12:57:38 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 10:25 p.m. ET | By Christopher Weaver
    Theranos Inc. allegedly voided 11.3% of all blood-test reports that the Silicon Valley laboratory firm provided to customers of Walgreens stores through a yearslong partnership between the two companies, according to legal papers the drugstore chain filed Tuesday. Theranos, whose main lab failed an inspection by U.S. regulators earlier this year, told Walgreens in June that it subsequently voided 31,000 test reports provided to the chain’s customers, Walgreens said in the public version of a sealed lawsuit.
  • ACLU files suit to thwart resumption of executions in California

    11/15/2016 2:40:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    LAT's ^ | 11/15/16 | Maura Dolan
    A civil liberties group on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that could slow California’s plans for resuming executions. The ACLU of Northern California challenged a state law that gives the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation wide flexibility in establishing execution procedures. Delegating such policy decisions to a state agency, the suit says, violates separation of powers provisions of the California Constitution. The suit follows a Nov. 4 decision by the corrections department to finalize new regulations for conducting lethal injections and the subsequent passage of a ballot measure intended to expedite executions. A separate lawsuit challenging Proposition 66 is pending before...
  • Breitbart News Plans Lawsuit Against Unnamed Media Company for ‘White Nationalist’ Label

    Breitbart News is planning to sue an unnamed media company “for its baseless and defamatory claim that Breitbart News is a ‘white nationalist website,’” the website said in a statement today. The statement, which was released to The Hill, describes Breitbart as a “pro-America, conservative website” and says it cannot stand by and allow “racial lies to go unchallenged, especially by cynical, politically-motivated competitors.” The site did not identify the target of the “multi-million dollar lawsuit,” but Google turns up a few options. Salon, Media Matters, and Raw Story have all called Breitbart News a “white nationalist website.” And some...
  • Breitbart News planning lawsuit against 'major media company'

    11/15/2016 10:59:46 AM PST · by GilGil · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/2016 | JOE CONCHA
    Breitbart News is preparing a lawsuit against a "major media company" over claims that it is a white nationalist website, it said in an exclusive statement to The Hill. The website has been under intense scrutiny since President-elect Donald Trump named Stephen Bannon as a senior White House counselor and strategist. Bannon is the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, and the site has become associated with the “alt-right” movement that helped propel Trump’s candidacy. "Breitbart News Network, a pro-America, conservative website, is preparing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a major media company for its baseless and defamatory claim that...
  • Children win right to sue US government on actions causing climate change

    11/15/2016 10:01:45 AM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 44 replies
    Tree Hugger ^ | 14 Nov 2016 | Kimberley Mok
    Last week, a group of 21 young people, aged 9 to 20 years, won the right to sue the US government for its inaction in mitigating climate change, when an Oregon federal judge ruled that the plaintiffs' lawsuit was valid and could proceed in court. The chief legal counsel for the plantiffs, Julia Olson, had this to say about the significance of the ruling, urging outgoing President Obama to come to an agreement with a binding court order before Trump's inauguration early next year: We have a President-elect who is an obvious climate denier and both political branches controlled by...
  • Walgreens Turns on Theranos in $140M Suit for Breach of Contract

    11/12/2016 2:19:03 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 8 replies
    Inside Counsel ^ | November 11, 2016 | By Ben Hancock
    SAN FRANCISCO – Walgreens has filed a $140 million breach of contract suit against Theranos Inc., compounding the woes of the Silicon Valley-based medical device startup. The suit was filed under seal in Delaware federal court on Tuesday. It's not clear what exactly the Illinois-headquartered pharmacy chain is alleging, but the docket describes the case as a breach of contract suit with a demand of $140 million.
  • Donald Trump files Nevada voting lawsuit

    11/08/2016 11:02:27 AM PST · by Hadean · 63 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | Nov. 8, 2016
    WASHINGTON — In a sign that the legal team for the Trump campaign is aggressively laying the groundwork for potential legal challenges — big and small — lawyers have gone to state court in Nevada in an early vote dispute. They are suing Joe P. Gloria, the Clark County registrar of voters, over a decision they allege he made to keep polling locations open “two hours beyond the designated closing time.” The lawsuit targets polling places in the greater Las Vegas area that have larger minority voting precincts. Dan Kulin, a spokesperson for the county, told CNN that no early...
  • For Rolling Stone, 'worst nightmare' continues

    11/05/2016 3:42:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2016 5:23 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin Richer
    Days after Rolling Stone magazine published a shocking 9,000-word story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia in November 2014, the magazine’s editors received an email just before 2 a.m. with “Our worst nightmare” in the subject line. They needed to run a retraction, the reporter said. Instead, Rolling Stone kept the article on its website for four months before finally pulling it down that April and officially retracting the story. That decision was enough to convince a federal jury in Charlottesville on Friday that the magazine defamed a university administrator, who claimed she was cast as...
  • FREEP BROWARD: Trump Campaign Preparing Lawsuit Against Broward Co FL ....Sec of Elections Snipes

    11/04/2016 6:06:38 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft / Self Freep it!
    Full Title: UPDATE: TRUMP CAMPAIGN PREPARING LAWSUIT Against Broward Co FL Sec of Elections Brenda Snipes A massive voter fraud operation was discovered in Democratic Broward County, Florida. According to a former Secretary of Elections Department employee, there is a secret room where Democrat insiders fill out those absentee ballots. The woman provided her sworn testimony via affidavit... [snip] (excerpt) Broward is INFAMOUS for destroying and mishandling ballots in attempts to STEAL elections. Anyone with in a 50 mile radius needs to get down to Broward and Protest the Slimeball Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, whose best friend is Debbie...
  • UPDATE: TRUMP CAMPAIGN PREPARING LAWSUIT Against Broward Co FL Sec of Elections Brenda Snipes

    11/04/2016 1:26:24 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 145 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | 11/4/2016 | Jim Hoft
    A massive voter fraud operation was discovered in Democratic Broward County, Florida. According to a former Secretary of Elections Department employee, there is a secret room where Democrat insiders fill out those absentee ballots. The woman provided her sworn testimony via affidavit. Secretary of Election employees in Broward County, FL caught filling out absentee ballots! #FloridaFraud pic.twitter.com/MqjmFtDXHX — Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) November 4, 2016 The affidavit by Chelsey Marie Smith accuses Broward County officials of filling out blank absentee ballots to officials who she saw filling the ballots out at the Supervisor of Elections headquarters.