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  • Trump And Univision Settle Miss Universe Lawsuit

    02/11/2016 8:41:01 PM PST · by BAW · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-11-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Donald Trump and Univision settled Thursday his $500 million lawsuit against the Spanish language media company for dropping his Miss Universe pageant after he complained about Mexican criminals illegally crossing the border into the United States. The terms were not disclosed but both parties were all kissy-kissy Thursday despite his acrimonious breach of contract claim that accused Univision of bowing to pressure from part-owner and key Hillary Clinton donor Haim Saban to cut him loose. But Trump said in a statement that, “I have known Univision’s President and CEO Randy Falco for more than 20 years and I’m glad we...
  • Cullman GOP quiet as locals file ‘birther’ suit against Ted Cruz (Alabama)

    02/07/2016 5:49:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Cullman Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Benjamin Bullard
    The local GOP isn't choosing sides on whether U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is qualified to seek his party's presidential nomination -- at least, not right now. Why's that important? Because, according to a Friday report at al.com, a handful of Cullman County residents has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Cruz, by virtue of his Canadian birth to a mother who is a U.S. citizen, is not a "natural born" U.S. citizen and is, therefore, not legally qualified to run for the presidency. The suit, a copy of which al.com said it received Friday from the Drake Law Firm...
  • Cop who killed college student and 55-year-old mother sues for 'extreme emotional trauma'

    02/07/2016 11:09:36 AM PST · by NRx · 69 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-07-2016 | Peter Holley
    A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a college student and his 55-year-old neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate that blames the mentally ill 19-year-old for causing the officer “extreme emotional trauma.” Officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit was filed Friday and offers the first public account of the moments before Rialmo shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier on Dec. 26. The suit claims that Rialmo, who was arriving at the scene of a domestic disturbance with another officer, opened fire after the teenager twice swung a bat at the officer’s head and then raised the weapon a third time,...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

    02/06/2016 8:32:39 AM PST · by Wildbill22 · 175 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 02/04/2016 | Cristian Farias
    In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizations that challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland ban on assault weapons and other laws aimed at curbing gun violence. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the state's prohibition on what the court called "the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens" amounted to a violation of their rights under the Constitution. "In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the...
  • Auto Shop 'Cover-Up': Family Left With Thousands of Dollars in Damage After SUV Falls Off Lift

    02/06/2016 1:58:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/5 | Bigad Shaban, Kevin Nious and Jeremy Carroll
    An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals thousands of consumer complaints against auto repair shops are kept secret each year by a California agency created to protect consumers.Albert and Michelle Delao noticed some bizarre changes to their 2002 GMC Yukon after the couple hired an auto shop in San Jose to make a few repairs to the SUV. "When you turn the wheel [there were] cracking noises." Michelle Delao said. "Squeaking noises." The family would later discover that employees at their auto repair shop went to considerable lengths to hide serious damage that was done to the vehicle – more than...
  • MSNBC’s Mitchell Predicts Democratic 'Legal Challenge' Over Iowa Results (Rat spat alert)

    02/01/2016 2:33:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2016 | Steve Guest
    MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell predicted Monday that there will be "protests on the Democratic side" and that there will be a "legal challenge" to the Iowa caucus results. [Snip] "If I had to bet I would bet Bernie by just a little bit only because Hillary underperformed so badly here eight years ago." Mitchell then predicted, "I think there are going to be protests on the Democratic side. You're going to have a legal challenge."
  • Police officer to sue family of teenager he shot

    01/31/2016 8:29:51 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 31 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01/31/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one of the more unusual (and disturbing) news items to pop up over the weekend. You probably recall the story of 19 year old Chicago resident Quintonio LeGrier, who was shot and killed by officer Robert Rialmo during a domestic disturbance call. LeGrier, who may have suffered from mental illness, came out of the residence with a baseball bat, ignored multiple orders to stand down and was shot. Unfortunately, one of the rounds fired by Rialmo was a "through and through" shot which passed through LeGrier and went on to strike and kill Bettie Jones, a neighbor. The...
  • 26 states ask Supreme Court to halt Obama’s carbon emissions plan

    01/27/2016 9:02:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This should be interesting. One state after another have been pushing back on the new EPA carbon emission guidelines, with many of them refusing to file a plan for compliance until the courts have weighed in. Now some of the biggest energy producing states are trying to bring the situation to a head well in advance of the normal challenge and appeal process. Led by West Virginia and Texas, 26 states have filed a request directly with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts asking him to step in and put the regulations on hold while the situation gets sorted...
  • Cruz "Birther" Suit Attorney Suspended From Practice?

    01/26/2016 6:40:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Behind Enemy Lines ^ | 01/15/2016 | Gene Berardelli
    It appears that the attorney who filed the so-called "birther" lawsuit "in pro se" against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Newton B. Schwartz, Sr., has some ethical and legal issues of his own. In documents obtained from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania court system, an attorney by the same name was "suspended on consent" from practice in 2015 by the State of Pennsylvania for "engaging in the unauthorized practice of law" in the state of Louisiana - a state where he was not licensed to practice. READ THE FULL TEXT HERE The documents also refers to Mr. Schwartz's age (at...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Has an Unstable Glenn Beck Problem – The Beck, Barton and Mercer Connections…

    01/24/2016 5:12:14 PM PST · by euram · 183 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 21 2016 | Sundance
    Mr. Glenn Beck will continue to circle the drain of irrelevance, make very consequential enemies, and promote an air of intense polarization for his candidate Senator Ted Cruz.
  • Trump Warns WaPo Reporter If They Run Story About Casino Bankruptcy, ‘I’m Suing You’

    01/22/2016 5:14:15 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 58 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 18th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    The Washington Post has a very in-depth report tonight about his role in the bankruptcy of his Taj Mahal Atlantic City casino back in 1991. They concluded that Trump has repeatedly “play[ed] down his personal role” in its downfall. And Trump responded by warning the paper he might sue them.The Post––which chronicles Trump’s history in the casino business––obtained documents showing plenty of the people he interacted with at the time were very bitter because of unfulfilled promises.At one point, the report features Trump’s testimony before the Casino Control Commission years before, in which he argued to get a casino license....
  • Defamation suit against Bill Cosby is tossed

    01/22/2016 3:32:48 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 7 replies
    United Press International ^ | 01/22/2016 | Shawn Price
    A Pennsylvania judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby on Thursday, court records showed. Judge Arthur J. Schwab tossed all three claims against the disgraced comedian, ruling the statements by accuser Renita Hill do not fit Pennsylvania law's definition of defamation.
  • Supreme Court refuses to take another Obamacare case

    01/19/2016 9:26:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to take up an appeal that says Congress flouted the Constitution by kick-starting Obamacare in the wrong chamber. Justices have already weighed in on the Affordable Care Act's mandates, government subsidies and birth control rules, but declined to wade into a bid by a conservative group to scrap the entire law based on the origination clause drafted by the Founding Fathers. The Pacific Legal Foundation said the Affordable Care Act of 2010 raises hundreds of billions in taxes, making it a revenue bill subject to the founders' vision for which chamber should act first. Since...
  • Donald Trump Threatens to Sue Washington Post

    01/19/2016 10:08:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 19, 2016 | Joe Otterson
    Donald Trump may be looking to get litigious with the Washington Post after the newspaper published an article detailing the bankruptcy of the billionaire presidential candidate's Atlantic City casino. When asked to discuss the details of the Taj Mahal's failure in the early '90s, Trump said, "This was not personal. This was a corporate deal. If you write this one, I'm suing you."
  • Donald Trump Says Ted Cruz 'Was a Canadian Citizen Up Until 15 Months Ago'

    01/16/2016 6:13:39 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    People ^ | 01/16/15 | Adam Carlson
    Donald Trump, never one to mince words, is saying, "I told you so" on Saturday after news broke that a Texas lawyer was challenging Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president, on the grounds of his Canadian birth. "Ted Cruz was born in Canada and was a Canadian citizen until 15 months ago. Lawsuits have just been filed with more to follow. I told you so," Trump tweeted Saturday morning. That kicked off a string of seven Cruz-centric messages, including references to a New York Times report that Cruz, 45, forgot to disclose a Goldman Sachs loan while he was running...
  • Federal judge certifies tea party in class action lawsuit against IRS

    01/12/2016 3:45:17 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2016
    A federal judge on Tuesday certified a class action lawsuit against the IRS for its political targeting, advancing the cause of more than 200 tea party groups who said they were denied their First Amendment rights by the tax agency's actions. Edward Greim, one of the lawyers advancing the tea party groups' case, said the certification is a major step because it means the judge has agreed that the IRS did systematically target more than 200 groups for special scrutiny.
  • Supreme Court Seems Poised to Deal Unions a Major Setback

    01/11/2016 11:24:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2016 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court seemed poised on Monday to deliver a severe blow to organized labor. The justices appeared divided along familiar lines during an extended argument over whether government workers who choose not to join unions may nonetheless be required to help pay for collective bargaining. The court's conservative majority appeared ready to say that such compelled financial support violates the First Amendment Collective bargaining, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said, is inherently political when the government is the employer, and issues like merit pay, promotions and classroom size are subject to negotiation. The best hope for a victory...
  • Keystone lawsuit spotlights climate politics

    01/08/2016 5:01:25 PM PST · by Dartman · 12 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan.8/16 | Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson
    The Keystone XL saga has taken a new twist in the New Year. On Jan. 6, TransCanada (the company that would have built and operated the Alberta to Texas pipeline) launched two lawsuits over President Obama's November rejection of the pipeline. One of the lawsuits will challenge the president's constitutional authority to grant permits when Congress has already acted, as it did in early 2015 when a bipartisan bill was passed approving the construction of the pipeline. The second lawsuit seeks damages of more than US$15 billion by issuing a claim under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade...
  • TransCanada files lawsuit against Obama administration for rejecting Keystone pipeline

    01/06/2016 2:30:38 PM PST · by TBP · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    The battle over the Keystone XL oil pipeline reignited Wednesday afternoon with a lawsuit against the Obama administration charging the White House unfairly, illegally and unconstitutionally killed the project last year. In its lawsuit, TransCanada, the Canadian company proposing the massive project, asserts that President Obama — who blocked Keystone as part of a larger plan to control greenhouse-gas emissions and fight global warming — exceeded his constitutional authority in rejecting the project. The company also filed a separate action claiming the president’s decision was “arbitrary and unjustified” and violated the North American Free Trade Agreement. “TransCanada’s legal actions challenge...
  • Drone owner files federal lawsuit after neighbor downs aircraft with a shotgun (KY)

    01/06/2016 11:56:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    A Kentucky man who had his $1,500 hobbyist drone shot out of the sky last year by an agitated neighbor has filed a federal lawsuit in hope of having the courts define the rights of aircraft operators versus property owners with respect to unmanned aerial vehicles. Attorneys for the drone owner, David Boggs, filed a complaint for declaratory judgment and damages in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on Monday, nearly six months after the man’s camera-equipped, remote-controlled aircraft was brought down by a shotgun-wielding neighbor, William Merideth. Police initially cited Mr. Merideth with charges of criminal...
  • ACLJ Forces IRS to Comply with the Law in Major Federal Lawsuit

    01/06/2016 7:47:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | 6 days ago | Carly F. Gammill
    The ACLJ has secured an important victory in our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the IRS on behalf of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire. After a year of litigation, which followed over four months of waiting for the IRS to respond to its FOIA request, we finally succeeded in compelling the IRS to comply with its obligations under federal law. As we have previously written, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire issued a FOIA request to the IRS in June 2014 seeking communications between two New Hampshire legislators and certain IRS officials, including Lois Lerner, the IRS's...
  • SafeLibraries Advocate Files Complaint Against Westfield Library Board

    01/04/2016 11:22:18 PM PST · by plan2succeed.org · 16 replies
    TAP Into Westfield (NJ) ^ | Lieberman | Jackie
    WESTFIELD, NJ -- Dan Kleinman ... filed a complaint Monday against the 2015 Library Board of Trustees and its individual members, including past board president now councilman Doug Stokes. [An] 11-year-old son stumbled upon a pornographic website while in the children's section last year. The board voted to modify the library's internet use policy so that half of the computers in the children's section that have access to the internet have filtering software. In his 84-page complaint, Kleinman alleges that the board made modifications to the library's internet use policy in secret, violating the Open Public Meetings Act (also known...
  • University South Florida Slammed With Discrimination, Twenty Count Lawsuit by Former Registrar

    12/31/2015 6:38:14 PM PST · by Jacob Douglas · 9 replies
    The former Registrar of the University of South Florida, Ms. Angela DeBose, has filed a 20-count lawsuit in the Middle District Court of Florida, alleging discrimination, retaliation, and other serious civil wrongs against the University. In the lawsuit, DeBose named USF Board of Trustees and several top officials, including the University's Provost, Ralph Wilcox. DeBose alleges that all engaged in an "invidious scheme to terminate her" prior to and following her filing complaints with the USF Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity, and later with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The education software company, Ellucian is also named as...
  • Spotify sued by musician for $150 million in royalties

    12/29/2015 9:01:42 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 15 replies
    CNN Money ^ | December 29,2015 | Jackie Wattles
    A lawsuit filed in federal court against the music streaming service Spotify is seeking at least $150 million in royalties for musicians and copyright owners. The suit, filed Monday by guitarist and vocalist David Lowery of alternative rock band Cracker, alleges Spotify "knowingly, willingly, and unlawfully reproduces and distributes copyrighted" music without a license to do so, Lowery's law firm Michelman & Robinson said. Violating federal copyright law could mean fines of between $750 and $150,000 for each infringement. That could mean big payouts if the court sides with Lowery, who filed the case on behalf of himself and "all...
  • Judge rules against Catholic school in gay-hiring retraction

    12/19/2015 12:39:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    An all-girls Catholic prep school in Massachusetts violated state anti-discrimination law by rescinding a job offer to a man in a same-sex marriage, a judge ruled. Matthew Barrett was offered a job as Fontbonne Academy's food services director in 2013, but the offer was withdrawn days later after he listed his husband as his emergency contact. Barrett sued, alleging that the Milton school discriminated against him based on sexual orientation and gender. Norfolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins agreed, rejecting Fontbonne's claim that hiring Barrett would infringe on its constitutional rights because it views his marriage to a man as...
  • Lawsuit by ex-Atlanta fire chief critical of homosexuality to proceed

    12/17/2015 10:52:51 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 19 replies
    News Daily ^ | December 17, 2015 | David Beasley
    ATLANTA (Reuters) A federal judge will hear a high-profile discrimination lawsuit brought by a former Atlanta fire chief who claims he was fired for his religious beliefs after publishing a book critical of homosexuality. In a 2013 self-published book, 'Who Told You That You Were Naked?,' Cochran called homosexuality 'vulgar' and 'the opposite of purity.' Cochran distributed about 20 copies of the book at work, and the city fired him early this year after employees complained to city council members, city attorney Robert N. Godfrey said.
  • Plumber sues Ford dealer after truck with company logo was used by jihadists in Syria

    12/14/2015 6:19:22 AM PST · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | December 14, 2015 | Yanan Wang
    The black Ford F-250 started life as a truck for a Texas-based plumbing company, carrying pipes, toilets and their ilk. But then it was sold to a Ford dealership in Houston, and after that shepherded off to parts unknown. Until, that is, it appeared as the focal point of a tweet from a supposed jihadist last December. The photo indicated that the truck no longer carried ceramic parts; emerging from its cargo bed were a black-cloaked figure and an anti-aircraft gun shooting fire into the distance. According to the tweet, the truck was being used by Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (or,...
  • Family Sues After Woman Gets Trapped In Queens Burger King Restroom, Dies

    12/12/2015 4:02:05 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 70 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10 Dec 15 | CBS staff
    A Queens woman died after allegedly getting trapped in a local Burger King restroom, and now, her family has sued the fast food chain. As CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported, Shirley McCarthy’s family has also detailed what happened during her final moments at the Burger King on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights. The incident happened on Sept. 27. McCarthy’s boyfriend, Ricardo Knox, still struggles to cope. “I wake up every morning and it feels like I’m in a dream,” Knox said. “Shirley didn’t deserve to die in that bathroom. She wanted to live like everybody else. God bless her soul.” Knox...
  • Man Suing Museum for Exhibiting Paintings Depicting Jesus as White Because That’s Racist

    12/09/2015 7:09:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/09/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    A man is actually suing the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for exhibiting masterpiece paintings of Jesus Christ because Jesus is white and blond in the paintings ” and that is racist. Justin Renel Joseph has filed a lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court alleging that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 demands that the four paintings be removed, according to an article in New York Post. "They completely changed his race to make him more aesthetically pleasing for white people," he told the Post. "I'm suing a public venue which by the Civil Rights Act of 1964...
  • Univision asks court to dismiss $500M Trump lawsuit

    12/06/2015 8:08:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 4, 2015 11:05 PM EST | Larry Neumeister
    Univision struck back Friday at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's $500 million lawsuit claiming that it unjustly broke a contract to broadcast beauty pageants, citing his "disgraceful allegations" about Mexican immigrants. Univision lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court asking a judge to toss out the lawsuit Trump filed in July. The lawyers said Trump destroyed the value of Univision's rights to broadcast the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants when he announced June 16 that he was running for president. ...
  • Restaurant group sues NYC over new salt-warning labels

    12/03/2015 8:25:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 9:32 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped legal bounds to enact the first-of-its-kind requirement. The National Restaurant Association's suit came just two days after the rule took effect, compelling chain eateries to put a salt-shaker icon on menu items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium -- about a teaspoon. The group had vowed to challenge the city Board of Health-approved rule, which will sprinkle salt warnings on some dishes ranging from burgers to pizzas to...
  • Illegal immigrants sue Oregon over ballot measure denying licenses

    12/01/2015 3:41:51 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 30, 2015 | Robert Shaffer
    A group of illegal immigrants is suing the state of Oregon to overturn a voter-approved initiative that denied them driver's licenses. The lawsuit, brought by five illegal immigrants, comes after Oregonians passed Measure 88 last year with a strong two-thirds majority. Thirty-five of Oregon's 36 counties voted against licenses for undocumented residents, as did every congressional district in the state, most of which are represented by Democrats. But the lawsuit alleges Measure 88 is unconstitutional because it "arbitrarily" denies driving privileges based on membership in a "disfavored minority group." It alleges Oregon voters were motivated by "animus toward persons from...
  • Democrat Should Probably Avoid Thunderstorms If He Files Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz

    11/28/2015 11:45:13 AM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 27, 2015 | Frank Camp
    Speaking Wednesday on Fox News Radio’s “Alan Colmes Show,” Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) told Colmes that he would challenge Ted Cruz should the Texas Senator get the Republican nomination.After Grayson talked about how allegedly bigoted the Republican field is, Colmes asked him for specifics.Grayson replied, and the exchange was as follows: GRAYSON: “Show me one who represents the exception here. In a sense, I guess Cruz is not technically that way, because technically, he's not even an America.”COLMES: “Well, his mother was born here…”GRAYSON: “I don't know...the Constitution says natural-born Americans, so now we're counting Canadians as natural born Americans?...
  • Scared Man Who Sued Over ‘Haunted House’ Loses in Court

    11/26/2015 12:38:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 64 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    Scared man who sued over 'haunted house' loses in court People who go to "haunted house" attractions to be scared shouldn't be surprised when they're scared, a state court of appeals has ruled. A state appeals court has given precedent-setting status to a ruling that gave the scary mansions the same legal status as ski lodges, bumper cars and other commercial recreational facilities: They're not responsible for injuries caused by an "inherent risk" of the activity. In this case, the court said, that risk was the terror Scott Griffin experienced after leaving what he thought was the exit gate of...
  • If you see something, say something. And get sued for $15 million.

    11/24/2015 7:28:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2015 | Ethel Fenig
    Remember "clock boy," the bespectacled Texas adolescent who proudly brought a disassembled pre-digital era Radio Shack (remember them?) clock to school and showed it to his teacher? Cultural misunderstanding followed. Supposedly. In the post-September 11 but pre-Paris, pre-Mali (remember that?) era, the teacher was concerned because the clock was packed in a briefcase with wires dangling from it. Could it be a bomb on a timer? The student's name was Ahmed Mohamed. The boy's father was a local agitator. And so the teacher said something, dutifully reporting his suspicions to the police. The police questioned the student, receiving evasive answers....
  • Family of Ahmed the Muslim teen clock making teen demand $15million - plus a written apology

    11/23/2015 11:49:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/23/2015
    Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million. They also say his rights were ignored. A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters Monday demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District. The letters also threaten lawsuits and seek written apologies. Ahmed took his clock to school in September, and an educator thought it could be a bomb. Ahmed was arrested but never charged. He was also suspended from school. The family accepted a...
  • Atheist Group Wants Removal of 'Obnoxious' Gideon Bibles From Hotel Rooms

    11/15/2015 6:06:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Center for Law and Justice said it plans to stand up to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which recently called for the removal of Gideon Bibles from state-run lodgings.The group noted that the latest battle began after FFRF Co-Presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and her husband, Dan Barker, stayed at the Holmes Student Center Hotel in DeKalb, Illinois, and discovered a Gideon Bible placed in their hotel room. "No one is making any guest open the Bible. No one is making them read it. In fact, the university is not 'providing bibles;' it is allowing a Christian group to...
  • In-N-Out Burger Sues DoorDash for Delivering Its Food Without Permission

    11/12/2015 2:26:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Eater ^ | November 11, 2015 | Whitney Filloon
    ... In the complaint, filed November 6 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, In-N-Out accuses the California-based delivery startup of trademark infringement and unfair competition, and seeks a permanent injunction to get DoorDash to stop delivering its food. The lawsuit says that "despite the fact that [DoorDash] is in no way affiliated with [In-N-Out], [DoorDash] has advertised, and continues to advertise, that it delivers food from [In-N-Out's restaurants" -- even displaying a fake In-N-Out logo ...
  • Springs Officers Will No Longer Take Fitness Tests After (gender) Discrimination Lawsuit

    11/12/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tom Mustin
    Colorado Springs residents had a lot to say after hearing that Colorado Springs police officers will no longer have to take physical fitness tests this year. "I think it’s a mistake," Mary Jo Piccin told CBS4’s Tom Mustin. "I think the police need to be able to chase down them criminals." Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.
  • EPA seeks to block chief's deposition in coal lawsuit

    11/11/2015 11:25:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2015 | Devin Henry
    The Environmental Protection Agency is working to block a deposition for administrator Gina McCarthy as part of a coal industry lawsuit. In a Tuesday court filing, the EPA asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to block a scheduled deposition in a case brought against the agency by coal giant Murray Energy Corp. Murray has sued the EPA over its rules agenda, arguing that the agency doesn't properly consider the job impact of its regulations before issuing them. It has petitioned to have McCarthy deposed in the case, something scheduled for later this month. The EPA has...
  • UVA fraternity files $25M defamation suit against Rolling Stone

    11/09/2015 2:39:16 PM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 09, 2015
    The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against the magazine Monday, saying the piece made the frat and its members "the object of an avalanche of condemnation worldwide." The complaint, filed in Charlottesville Circuit Court, also names Sabrina Rubin Erdely as a defendant. It is the third filed in response to the November 2014 article entitled "A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA." Three individual fraternity members and recent graduates of the University of Virginia are suing for at least...
  • There's Another Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare contraception mandate

    11/07/2015 11:27:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/06/2015 | Rick Moran
    For the fourth time, Obamacare is going before the Supreme Court, this time to decide if forcing religious nonprofit groups to provide contraception against their beliefs is constitutional. Politico: The case represents yet another trip for the Affordable Care Act before the justices since the law's passage more than five years ago — and this one could represent another Obamacare-Supreme Court flash point in an election year. But unlike some of the earlier Obamacare challenges, a ruling against the administration would not cripple the legislation. The law's major provisions, such as the health insurance exchanges, the subsidies and Medicaid...
  • Hausfeld Announces Early Victory in Virginia Hot Lanes Class Action

    11/03/2015 9:11:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Globe Newswire ^ | November 2, 2015 | Hausfeld
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hausfeld, a global plaintiffs’ law firm, announced today that the judge overseeing Brown, et al. v. Transurban USA, Inc., et al., No. 15-cv-494 (E.D. Va.), the Honorable James C. Cacheris, has largely denied the Defendants’ motions to dismiss the pending class action case. The plaintiffs in the case alleges that the I-495 and I-95/I-395 HOT Lanes operator (Transurban) and its debt-collection agents (Faneuil, Inc. and Law Enforcement Systems, LLC (“LES”)) violated state and federal law by assessing and seeking to collect crippling administrative fees and penalties for allegedly missed tolls. Drivers who use...
  • Rutherford Institute files suit over Confederate plate removal

    11/01/2015 12:34:54 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 6 replies
    Daily Progress ^ | Friday, October 30, | Dean Seal
    Attorneys for an Albemarle County-based civil liberties advocacy group are challenging the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ order to revoke specialty commemorative license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag. The Rutherford Institute’s legal counsel filed a petition Wednesday in Brunswick County Circuit Court asking for a review and reversal of the divisive ruling to recall the plates issued to 1,600 members of the state’s division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Gov. Terry McAuliffe called for the change earlier this year when the flag fell into controversy following a racially motivated shooting in June at a South Carolina church, calling...
  • Lawsuit says Notre Dame employee arranged sex between her daughter and students

    10/30/2015 6:12:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | October 30, 2015 | Lincoln Wright
    SOUTH BEND — A lawsuit filed Friday accuses a University of Notre Dame employee of pressuring a student into a sexual relationship with her daughter, as well as arranging sexual encounters with her daughter and football and basketball players. The suit, filed in St. Joseph County Circuit Court against the university and the female employee, claims the male student was a victim of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The employee and her daughter are not named in the suit, but it says the daughter is "a student at a nearby school" and also works at Notre Dame.
  • Rosie O'Ddonnell Sued by The View Ex-Producer Jennifer Brookman for Slander

    10/29/2015 7:52:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Inquisitr.com ^ | 10/29/2015 | Staff
    Rosie O'Donnell is being sued by an ex-producer of The View after Rosie allegedly had her fired out of spite. According to Page Six, Rosie was a total bully on The View set before her 2007 and 2015 departures, and targeted ex-producer Jennifer Shepard-Brookman until Brookman became "scared of Rosie and thought she was going to be assaulted," the lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court alleges.Brookman is seeking damages for slander, according to Radar Online after Rosie had her fired and repeatedly confronted Brookman during several interactions over a number of years (snip)Interactions between Rosie O'Donnell and Jennifer Brookman...
  • Hasbro Asks Judge to Dismiss Fox Anchor Harris Faulkner's Suit Over Toy Hamster

    10/28/2015 6:38:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 28, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Hasbro Inc. asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner, who wants the company to pay her $5 million because it made an inch-tall plastic toy hamster named "Harris Faulkner." Faulkner a six-time Emmy Award-winner who anchors "Fox News Weekend" for the news channel sued Hasbro in August for adding the hamster to its line of "Pet Pawsabilities" toys. She claimed that the plastic rodent with a levitating butterfly hat "willfully and wrongfully appropriated Faulkner's unique and valuable name and distinctive persona" for Hasbro's financial gain.
  • Scalia: 'Wouldn't surprise me' if death penalty struck down

    10/21/2015 10:09:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 20, 2015 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (October 20, 2015) Referencing rulings to restrict capital punishment and changing sentiment within the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday he wouldn't be surprised if the nation's highest court invalidates the death penalty. Scalia addressed capital punishment during a University of Minnesota Law School appearance in which he also made clear retirement isn't in his near-term plans. The death penalty came up as Scalia described his judicial view that the Constitution is an "enduring" document that shouldn't be open to broad interpretation while sharing frustration that his colleagues too readily find flexibility in it.
  • $20M Settlement in Lawsuit Over Beck's Packaging

    10/20/2015 4:13:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    U.S. drinkers of Beck's beer who thought the American-made brew they were buying was still a fancy, century-old German import can get cash payments under a $20 million settlement approved Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit over deceptive packaging. People with proof that they bought Beck's at retail outlets could get up to $50 per household. Those without receipts can qualify for $12 maximum. Claims may be filed through Nov. 20 via a court-approved website: www.becksbeersettlement.com. The settlement, approved by U.S. Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan, came in a lawsuit filed in 2013 by several Beck's drinkers who noticed there was...