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  • Federal judge defies Trump admin, removes Pentagon block on funds for gender reassignment

    11/21/2017 1:51:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2017t | Andrea Noble
    A federal judge in Maryland became the second to block the Trump administration’s proposal to oust transgender service members from the military — but went a step further than the prior ruling and halted a directive for the Pentagon to stop paying for gender-reassignment treatments. The preliminary injunction issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis comes after the prior ruling out of D.C. found that the policy banning transgender troops creates an “inherent inequality” that likely violates the Constitution. Judge Garbis wrote in his 53-page order that transgender military members who filed suit over the proposal had established...
  • Judge permanently blocks Trump order that cut funding to sanctuary cities

    11/20/2017 7:17:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Nov. 20, 2017 | AP
    A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration's argument that the executive order applies only to a relatively small pot of money and said Trump cannot set new conditions on spending approved by Congress.
  • Air Force could face record lawsuits over mass shooting

    11/18/2017 10:31:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    stripes.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | Nancy Montgomery
    The Air Force faces many millions of dollars in potential liability for the mass shooting at a small-town church in Texas earlier this month by a former servicemember, legal experts say. “I think it’s almost inevitable that the Air Force will be sued,” said retired Lt. Gen. Richard Harding, former judge advocate general of the service. “And I think there’s a case that can be made, you bet.” If lawsuits against the Air Force were successful, said Don Christensen, the service’s former top prosecutor, the damages could be huge. “What is being shot while you’re in church, watching your baby...
  • Pa. bill would ban non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment claims

    11/16/2017 4:07:27 AM PST · by jiggyboy · 15 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | November 15, 2017
    A state senator from Berks County has introduced legislation that would, if enacted, prohibit non-disclosure agreements in the settlement of civil claims for sexual assault or harassment. -- snip -- She wants victims to be fully empowered to speak up about what happened, who did it, and to seek damages for it; and she doesn't want to continue to permit "safe spaces" that keep bad actors' actions hidden. "I believe more and more people are seeing just how harmful these agreements are to women... and how they actually enable sexual harassment to grow like a cancer in workplaces, schools and...
  • Hotbed of Misinformation (Tesla lawsuit. Musk responds)

    11/15/2017 5:48:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    Tesla.com ^ | 11-14-17 | Tesla Team
    There are a number of other false statements in the class action lawsuit alleging a so-called “hotbed of discrimination”: - There is only one actual plaintiff (Marcus Vaughn), not 100. The reference to 100 is a complete fabrication with no basis in fact at all. - The plaintiff was employed by a temp agency, not by Tesla as claimed in the lawsuit. - Marcus was not fired, he was on a six month temp contract that simply ended as contracted. - His email to Elon was about his commute and Tesla’s shuttles, which was addressed as he requested. There was...
  • Chuck Norris' wife at center of $10M lawsuit over poisoning from MRI chemical

    11/13/2017 8:51:57 AM PST · by buckalfa · 18 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | November 9, 2017 | Brian Zimmerman
    Actor Chuck Norris and his wife Gena Norris filed a lawsuit last week against several healthcare companies, alleging Ms. Norris was poisoned by a chemical used during MRI scans, according to a report from The Washington Post. The lawsuit claims Ms. Norris developed gadolinium deposition disease after undergoing several MRI exams, later experiencing debilitating pain, a burning sensation throughout her body and cognitive deficits, among other issues. Gadolinium is a metal used as a contrasting agent to enhance the visibility of organs and other tissues during MRIs when clinicians determine the information from the imaging scan outweighs the chemical's risks....
  • Judge Roy Moore Says He Will File Lawsuit Against The Washington Post

    11/13/2017 3:51:48 AM PST · by drewh · 117 replies
    AL com ^ | Paul Gattis
    Senate candidate Roy Moore said in a speech Sunday night that he intended to file a lawsuit against The Washington Post regarding the story it published Thursday in which he was accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl. Moore spoke at Huntsville Christian Academy in an event closed to the media. A video of Moore's speech was posted on his campaign Facebook page. Click here to read AL.com's coverage of Roy Moore. Moore again vehemently denied the allegations in The Post story, which interviewed four women who described romantic or sexual encounters with Moore when they were teens and...
  • CNN faces another racial discrimination lawsuit, lawyer says

    11/10/2017 10:42:06 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/09/2017 | Brian Flood
    The Atlanta lawyer whose racial discrimination suit against CNN was dismissed earlier this year says he is re-filing the class action case – this time with a new set of plaintiffs and even more alleged victims. The network news channel’s alleged racial discrimination is “as abhorrent as all of the sexual harassment cases that are rightfully now being prosecuted,” Daniel R. Meachum told Fox News. “Educated, well-intentioned, experienced and talented African-Americans are being discriminated against.” Celeslie Henley, a plaintiff in the first version, said she worked at CNN for seven years until she was allegedly fired after emailing the human...
  • Federal judge rules FBI exhausted search for Hillary Clinton’s emails

    11/09/2017 3:14:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    A federal judge tossed a lawsuit Thursday that would have pushed the State Department and FBI to do more to try to track down Hillary Clinton’s emails, ruling the government has done all it reasonably could to locate the former secretary of state’s messages. Two watchdog groups, Judicial Watch and Cause of Action, had sued in 2015 demanding the government recover all of Mrs. Clinton’s emails, saying she violated open-records laws by not preserving her messages. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg, though, said the FBI did what it could, and did manage to recover thousands of messages Mrs. Clinton...
  • He fell while buying a watermelon; now Walmart must pay millions

    11/09/2017 11:00:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 77 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/8/2017 | Stan Finger
    He was buying a watermelon at Walmart when he fell. Now a jury in Alabama has awarded him more than $7 million. Henry Walker, a retired Army sergeant, got his foot caught in a wooden pallet as he was getting the watermelon at the Walmart store in Phenix City in July 2015, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Walker fell and broke his foot and hip. The jury awarded him $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. “It was a fair verdict because Walmart just didn’t care,” said Charlie Gower, the lead attorney for Walker. “They should have...
  • Christian nurse sues hospital for requiring her to assist abortions

    11/06/2017 7:57:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/05/2017 | Claire Chretien
    DURHAM, North Carolina, November 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic nurse is suing Duke University Hospital, claiming that the university discriminated against her religious and pro-life beliefs by requiring her to assist in abortions. Sara T. Pedro was told during her employee orientation that Duke University Hospital provides no exceptions to employees in its Emergency Department who don’t want to participate in abortions. The lawsuit, filed by The Thomas More Law Center on Pedro's behalf, says that Duke’s Emergency Department performs “a large number of abortions.” The lawsuit claims that Pedro faced retaliation and discrimination after she made a written...
  • Atheist Woman Sues To Remove "So Help Me God" From Oath

    11/06/2017 7:45:49 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 4th, 2017 | Summer Meza
    An atheist woman seeking citizenship in Massachusetts is suing to remove the phrase “so help me God” from the United States citizenship oath. Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo, a French national who has lived in the U.S. since 2000 with a green card, says that the inclusion of the phrase is an unconstitutional violation of her religious freedom. Her lawyer, Michael Newdow, drew attention for a similar Supreme Court case in 2004, when he argued that the Pledge of Allegiance should be rewritten to omit “under God.”
  • Parents of med school student killed in wreck awarded $45 million

    11/03/2017 4:12:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 27, 2017 | Erika Pesantes
    The parents of a medical school student killed in a 2015 Pembroke Pines crash were awarded $45 million in damages. After a three-week trial that concluded Thursday, jurors awarded Jennifer and Reginald Astaphan damages in connection with the death of their 29-year-old son, Jonathan Raymond Astaphan, of Dominica. Ranger Construction Industries, of West Palm Beach, was ordered to pay $35 million in damages; Juan Calero, the driver of the tractor-trailer in the chain-reaction crash, was ordered to pay an additional $10,005,000. Astaphan was killed May 28, 2015, along Interstate 75 near Pines Boulevard as he crossed paths with a flatbed...
  • Full DC Circuit reinstates order requiring government to allow teen immigrant to get an abortion

    10/24/2017 2:43:26 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 80 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | October 24, 2017 | DEBRA CASSENS WEISS
    An en banc federal appeals court has reinstated an order requiring the U.S. government to allow an abortion for a 17-year-old immigrant who is being held in a federally funded Texas shelter because she is in the country illegally. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a 6-3 order (PDF) that overturned an Oct. 20 decision by a D.C. Circuit panel that had delayed the abortion, report Politico, BuzzFeed News and Reuters. The earlier, 2-1 panel decision had made it possible for the girl to have the abortion without government involvement because it allowed time...
  • Bullied No More: PragerU Files Lawsuit Against YouTube

    10/24/2017 10:33:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | October 24, 2017 | John Porter
    We’ve all had our issues with YouTube, but the company seems to have a problem with PragerU more than most (see Fascism? YouTube Marks 21 PragerU Videos As “Restricted” and YouTube Just Restricted a Mike Rowe Video. And He’s Speaking Out…). Well, guess what? PragerU is fed up. On, it’s on now. Prager University, a nonprofit that produces short, educational videos from conservative perspectives, is suing YouTube and its parent company, Google, claiming the tech giant is illegally censoring some of its content as part of a wider effort to silence conservative voices. A lawsuit filed Monday evening in federal...
  • Underwear Bomber Says Prison Rules 'Severely Restrict' His Practice of Islam

    10/23/2017 10:54:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 23, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Always the victim. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to murder 289 people on a jetliner on Christmas Day 2009 by detonating a bomb hidden in his underwear, has filed a prison lawsuit. His complaint says that the Colorado Supermax prison where he is held prohibits him from “having any communication whatsoever with more than 7.5 billion people, the vast majority of people on the planet.” Also, he says that prison rules “severely restrict his ability to practice religion” with his fellow Muslims. In October 2011, Abdulmutallab pled guilty to eight criminal charges. He said in a statement to the...
  • Report: Bill O'Reilly settled another sexual harassment claim for $32 million

    10/21/2017 10:34:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2017 | Paul Farhi
    Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly secretly settled a sexual harassment allegation with a network contributor for $32 million - the largest, by far, of six such agreements that eventually toppled the outspoken commentator, according to a new report. The New York Times said Bill O'Reilly agreed to the settlement in January with Lis Wiehl, a longtime legal analyst at Fox who had worked with O’Reilly and had once offered him legal advice. Despite knowledge of a settlement with Wiehl, Fox renewed its contract with O'Reilly in February, paying him $25 million per year over four years, the paper said....
  • Colin Kaepernick's attorney predicts 'smoking gun' in NFL collusion case

    10/18/2017 3:43:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    "I am going to predict right now that we will have a smoking gun," Geragos said on CNN. "There are people who are not going to get into an arbitration proceeding and they are not going to lie. They are not going to lie. They are going to tell the truth and they're going to say what happened. They were told no, you're not going to hire him."
  • EXCLUSIVE: Colorado Baker Asked to Make ‘Birthday Cake’ for Satan

    10/16/2017 12:36:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Christian baker in Colorado who was sued for declining to make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding reception received a strange request last month: Design and bake a cake celebrating Satan’s birthday. “I would like to get a quote on a birthday cake, for a special event,” the email request to baker Jack Phillips, sent Sept. 30 and exclusively obtained by The Daily Signal, reads. It continues: It is a cake that is religious in theme, and since religion is a protected class, I am hoping that you will gladly bake this cake. As you see, the birthday...
  • Al Sharpton’s daughter is hour late to own wedding, may have good excuse with her ‘$5 million leg’

    10/16/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | October 16, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    Al Sharpton’s daughter was on her last leg before marrying a fellow race activist on Sunday. Activist Dominique Sharpton, who is suing New York City for $5 million for a sprained ankle, despite being photographed climbing a mountain after her alleged injury, was an hour late to her wedding, the New York Post reported.