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  • Donald Trump Will Have to Disclose His Net Worth and Earnings From Trump University, Judge Rules

    07/04/2015 10:02:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 3, 201 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Donald Trump has to put his mouth where his money is. The Republican presidential candidate will have to answer questions under oath about his net worth - and about how much money he raked in from his now-defunct Trump University, a California federal court judge ruled this week. Lawyers for The Donald had contended he didn't have to answer questions in a civil racketeering lawsuit about how much money he made from the "school" because he'd already acknowledged under oath that he had "significant involvement with both the operations and overall business strategy of Trump University." In a ruling Tuesday,...
  • It begins, maybe: Montana trio apply for marriage license, threaten suit

    07/03/2015 5:34:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    I wonder what took them so long. Three business days after the Obergefell decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, Nathan Collier decided to demand that the Montana state government recognize that love is love … is love. And if they don’t issue a marriage license to formally recognize his plural arrangement, Collier says he intends to sue: A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria...
  • Polygamous Montana Trio Applies for Wedding License

    07/02/2015 6:13:07 PM PDT · by StormPrepper · 39 replies
    Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy holding multiple marriage licenses but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied.
  • Court: Oklahoma woman can sue fracking company for causing earthquakes

    07/01/2015 7:28:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you read the title there’s not much more of an intro to do, really. Let’s just get to the case. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court said New Dominion LLC can be sued for damage caused by an earthquake that a woman blames on disposal wells tied to fracking, in what may be the first such case to head to a jury trial.Sandra Ladra sued New Dominion and Spess Oil Co. for injuries suffered to her knees and legs in November 2011, when a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near her home in central Oklahoma. She said the tremor caused the rock...
  • Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize '12 New Perversions,' Including Bestiality And Pedophilia

    07/01/2015 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 1 2015 | Kyle Mantyla
    Tom DeLay appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he told host Steve Malzberg that, just as he had predicted, all Hell is now breaking loose because of the Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans. Things are now so out of control, DeLay said, that he even knows about a "secret memo" from the Justice Department aimed at legalizing "12 new perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia. "We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay claimed. "They're now going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and...
  • Exclusive Jindal On ACLU Lawsuit Against His Religious Liberty Protections

    07/01/2015 6:29:25 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, tells Breitbart News exclusively that hes appalled by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) decision to turn against defending civil liberties. Their hypocrisy is absolutely stunning, Jindal said when asked about how the ACLUs website, and their legal argument history, is filled with defenses of religious liberty. ... Jindals interview with Breitbart News came just hours after the ACLU announced it would be suing Jindal over an executive order he issued in the state of Louisiana aimed at protecting religious freedom. The executive order, as Breitbart News reported, tried to protect...
  • Oklahoma court rules earthquake victim can sue oil companies

    07/01/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-30-15 | Yeganeh Torbati
    An Oklahoma woman who was injured when an earthquake rocked her home in 2011 can sue oil companies for damages, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, opening the door to other potential lawsuits against the state's energy companies. Oklahoma has experienced a dramatic spike in earthquakes in the last five years, and researchers have blamed the oil and gas industry's practice of injecting massive volumes of saltwater left over from oil and gas drilling. The state saw nearly 600 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in 2014, compared to just one or two per year prior to 2009, according...
  • Federal workers' union sues US over hack, says OPM had ample warning

    06/29/2015 7:59:26 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    AP via Stars and Stripes ^ | 06/26/2015 | KEN DILANIAN
    The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history. The suit by the American Federation of Government Employees names the Office of Personnel Management, its director, Katherine Archuleta, and its chief information officer, Donna Seymour. It also names Keypoint Government Solutions, an OPM contractor
  • Supremes Block Voter ID; Decline to hear case

    06/29/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Brian Lilley
    The Supreme Court effectively blocked an attempt by Arizona and Kansas to require voter ID after the high court declined to hear an appeal. By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states' request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements. The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to support and enforce...
  • Judge orders Brady Center to pay legal fees of ammo company after nuisance suit

    06/29/2015 1:35:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been in an ongoing legal battle for years now trying to sue Lucky Gunner, an ammunition supplier, and hold them responsible for James Holmes shooting up the Aurora movie theater. How they managed that mental leap was always a bit of a mystery, but they’ve been able to tie up Lucky Gunner in court for quite a while over it. This week a judge had apparently heard enough and declared the action to be little more than a publicity stunt and a nuisance suit, ordering the Brady Center to pay the...
  • States sue to block Obama's water rule

    06/29/2015 10:14:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi sued the Obama administration Monday to stop a new regulation asserting federal authority over minor waterways like streams and wetlands. The rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the most controversial regulations from the Obama administration, redefining how the EPA enforces the water pollution protections of the Clean Water Act. In the lawsuit, filed in a Houston-based federal court, the states argue that the rule is an unconstitutional and impermissible expansion of federal power over the states and their citizens and property owners. The states attorneys general all Republican said the...
  • Federal Judge Orders Brady Center to Pay Ammo Dealers Legal Fees After Dismissing Lawsuit

    06/29/2015 3:25:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    A federal judge has ordered that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer it sued for the Aurora movie theater shooting. [Snip] A crazed, homicidal killer should not be able to amass a military arsenal, without showing his face or answering a single question, with the simple click of a mouse, Brady Centers Legal Action Project Director Jonathan Lowy said at the time. If businesses choose to sell military-grade equipment online, they must screen purchasers to prevent arming people like James Holmes. Judge Matsch disagreed with the Brady Centers argument. He...
  • Justice Scalia's Dissenting Opinion in King v Burwell

    06/25/2015 11:19:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | 06-25-2015 | Antonin Scalia
    No excerpt. It's a PDF. Scalia's dissenting opinion begins on page 27.
  • BREAKING: Healthcare subsidies upheld by SCOTUS

    06/25/2015 7:09:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 613 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | 06/25/2015 | SCOUTSBLOG
    Six are the Chief, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.
  • Anesthesiologist trashes sedated patient too bad he was recording everything (with audio)

    06/24/2015 1:39:32 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 63 replies
    National Post [Canada] / WashPost ^ | Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Tom Jackman
    ... But as soon as he pressed play on his way home, he was shocked out of his anesthesia-induced stupor: He found that he had recorded the entire examination, and that the surgical team had mocked and insulted him as soon as he drifted off to sleep. And in addition to their vicious commentary, the doctors discussed avoiding the man after the colonoscopy, instructing an assistant to lie to him, and then placed a false diagnosis on his chart. After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op, the anesthesiologist told the sedated patient, I wanted to punch you in...
  • IRS loses another round in its court battle with Z Street (Lerner & viewpoint discrimination)

    06/23/2015 2:53:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/20/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Tick, tick, tick. A day of reckoning for the IRS gets closer with a unanimous opinion from a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Z Street case. Z Street explains: The pro-Israel organization Z STREET was today, once again, vindicated in a court of law in its now nearly five year effort to redress the violation of its Constitutional rights by the Internal Revenue Service. The judges in their Opinion were far more restrained than their reactions to the IRS arguments during the oral argument which took place on May 4, see http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-irs-goes-to-court-1430953480, but their...
  • Losing the gay marriage case before SCOTUS could be the best thing to happen to conservatives

    06/21/2015 2:18:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The clock is ticking down toward the eventual Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which will supposedly “settle” the gay marriage question once and for all. Most of the observers I’ve seen making predictions seem to feel that they will codify marriage as a right which crosses all boundaries except in cases of children and close familial ties, and some seem to feel that opponents of gay marriage won’t even get all four conservative justices on their side. My own views on the general topic are well known and there’s no need to go into the whole thing...
  • Uber Driver Deemed Employee By California Labor Commission

    06/17/2015 12:09:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    techcrunch.com ^ | Jordan Crook
    As it stands now, Uber employs its drivers as third-party contractors, operating as a logistics company that provides access to customer demand and directions, transactions, etc. for the drivers. Uber has argued repeatedly in various courts that it is not a transportation or taxi company, but rather a software platform that matches customer demand with supply. This ruling changes all that, turning Uber into a transportation startup instead of a logistics software company. That puts the company in a position to face a number of legal obstacles, as well as rising costs of employing those drivers directly and offering them...
  • Ousted Spokane NAACP head sued Howard U. for discrimination, claiming she was white

    06/16/2015 4:22:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015
    Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, sued Howard University after she received her graduate degree there, claiming the historically black college had discriminated against her because she was white. [Snip] WTTG reported that Dolezal filed her lawsuit against Howard in 2002, asking for damages due to "medical and emotional distress." Dolezal, who then went by her married name, Rachel Moore, claimed the university blocked her appointment as a teaching assistant, failed to hire her as an art teacher upon graduation and removed some of her pieces from a student art exhibition in favor of...
  • Revealed: Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University for discriminating against her because shes white

    06/15/2015 2:20:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2015 | AllahPundit
    This was in 2002, before the “transition.” According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” She alleged that Smith and other school officials improperly blocked her appointment to a teaching assistant post, rejected her application for a post-graduate instructorship, and denied her scholarship aid while she was a student.The court opinion also noted that Dolezal claimed that the university’s decision to remove some of her artworks from a February 2001 student exhibition was “motivated by a discriminatory purpose to favor African-American students over” her.As detailed in the court...
  • ACLU Sues To Allow Girl To Use Boys Bathroom, Locker Rooms At Public High School

    06/12/2015 12:20:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2015 | Eric Owens
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia high school student who has been prohibited from using the boys bathrooms and locker rooms on school premises. The student plaintiff, 16-year-old Gavin Grimm, attends Gloucester High School in quiet, coastal Virginia, reports the Daily Press of Newport News. The reason school officials have prevented Grimm from using facilities reserved for boys on campus is because Grimm was born a girl and by all accounts remains a girl. Nevertheless, Grimm, her family and the ACLU want a court order forcing the local school...
  • Abortion Industrys Hail Satan Lawsuit Against Texas Pro-Life Law Goes Down in Flames

    06/10/2015 9:36:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    aclj.org ^ | June 9, 2015 | Matthew Clark
    hey chanted, Hail Satan, as they worshiped at the altar of abortion. They tried to drown out the voice of the people to defeat a lifesaving law. They failed. This was the bill the Left abhorred, abortionists loathed, and the Culture of Death feared. Today, the abortion industrys grand attempts to bury a critical pro-life law in Texas went down in flames. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a pro-life law in Texas that requires abortion clinics to abide by basic safety standards and mandates that abortionists in those clinics have critical lifesaving hospital admitting privileges should they...
  • Republicans fear they will win ObamaCare court battle

    06/09/2015 11:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/09/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Republicans in Congress are worried the Supreme Court will hand them a major headache this month if it rules against the federal health insurance exchanges in more than 30 states, ending subsidies for millions of people. While the Affordable Care Act remains broadly unpopular, two new polls show a majority of Americans dont want to do away with its subsidies, a core component of the law. This poses a conundrum for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker John Boehner. They are under pressure from colleagues up for reelection in swing states and districts to extend the subsidies, at...
  • Stakes Are High as Supreme Court Nears Obamacare Decision

    06/07/2015 3:58:35 PM PDT · by SteveH · 51 replies
    St. Louis Today ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jordan Shapiro
    Before the month ends, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether millions of Americans will be able to keep government subsidies used to purchase health insurance. Its unclear how the court will rule, but the high-stakes case has already ignited a flurry of doomsday predictions and political posturing in the event the subsidies are struck down. Republicans, who control Congress, have put forward a few proposals that would protect the subsidies in some form but only by repealing major tenets of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obamas signature health law. But some health experts and advocacy groups say these...
  • CAIR lawsuit to prevent ICE from asking Muslims jihad-related activities, relatives

    06/05/2015 7:45:10 AM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | June 5, 2015 | Creeping
    CAIR files lawsuit to prevent ICE from asking Muslims entering US about jihad-related activities, relatives U.S. border officials are using a questionnaire about religion to harass Muslim travelers, a Muslim advocacy group charges. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement questionnaire was released by the Department of Homeland Security in response to a lawsuit by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Intercept reports. The questions that were revealed the document was heavily redacted include Have you participated in any formal religious training or schooling? What house of worship do you attend? and Do you have any relatives or friends...
  • Federal judge hammers White House lawyer over argument in Obamacare lawsuit...

    05/28/2015 3:38:55 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2015 | AP
    GOP-led House sued the Obama administration, citing changes to the Affordable Care Act made without permission from Congress Republicans' case also complains that the administration is spending money on the program that Congress never appropriatedFederal judge blasted the Justice Department attorney before her on Thursday who claimed Congress hadn't been harmed by those choices'You don't really believe that, do you?' she asked? 'I have a very hard time taking that statement seriously'Judge demanded to know how changing the Obamacare law without Congress isn't 'an insult to the Constitution, as the House believes' Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday...
  • Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit

    05/27/2015 8:10:22 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 5/27/15 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in Florida court. The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides hosted their emails while she served as secretary of state. Klayman has filed dozens of lawsuits against the Clintons and other prominent politicians. The racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case alleges the former first couple and their family philanthropy traded political favors for donations or generous speaking fees for Bill Clinton...
  • Man sues B.C. rodeo company, says bull called Slow Poke was violent despite name

    05/24/2015 8:52:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | May 21, 2015 | Tim Petruk
    A novice rider is suing a rodeo company in Vernon over a bull named Slow Poke that he alleges failed to live up to its name and caused him serious injury. [Snip] [The plaintiff] is seeking damages and health-care costs. "Contrary to representation, Slow Poke was violent," his claim reads.
  • Worldwide Survey Of Litigation Trends Reveals Grim News For America

    05/24/2015 8:14:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Bob Jones
    Companies in the United States are now facing more than twice as much litigation as companies in other countries. Thats the disturbing finding of a survey recently conducted by the third-largest law firm in the world. The firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, which happens to be the largest law firm in the world based outside the US, conducted a poll of more than 800 corporate counsel representing companies across 26 countries, and the results are not good for American companies or the job seekers who would like to work for them. While the survey is performed to identify litigation trends across...
  • City orders Sharptons daughter to save incriminating hiking pics

    05/23/2015 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2015 | Julia Marsh
    City lawyers warned Dominique Sharpton not to delete Instagram photos like this one atop an Indonesian mountain where she trekked while claiming in a lawsuit that she has permanent injuries. The city Law Department sent Rev. Als daughter a letter telling her to preserve all of the damning evidence that she posted on her social-media accounts. The warning comes after The Post revealed that Dominique Sharpton has been globe-trotting despite her May 7 suit that says she will never fully recover from a sprained ankle she suffered on an uneven Soho street.
  • Justice who loves gay marriage may force it on those who don't

    05/21/2015 1:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    A conservative legal organization is calling for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from deciding the marriage case now before the court. "A judge should avoid the appearance of impropriety as much as possible," says Roger Gannam, senior counsel with Liberty Counsel. Ginsburg, a far-left justice, had conducted five same-sex marriage ceremonies before the high court heard the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges in April. A ruling is coming in June.More recently, Ginsburg presided over the so-called marriage of two men in Washington, D.C., reportedly emphasizing the word "Constitution" in the ceremony to the delight of (a)ttendees.
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Isnt Even Pretending to Be Impartial

    05/20/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/20/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Since there was no bride to be the belle at the ritzy D.C. wedding of Shakespeare Theater Company artistic director Michael Kahn and Manhattan architect Charles Mitchem this weekend, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who officiated, was happy to play the part. And she did so with panache, says Maureen Dowd: The most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony. With a sly look and special emphasis on the word Constitution, Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States. . . . The...
  • Federal judge again rules key part of new D.C. gun law unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 2:39:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | By Spencer S. Hsu
    Ten months after striking down the District’s long-standing ban on carrying firearms in public as unconstitutional, a federal judge Monday ordered the city to halt enforcing a key provision of the new gun-permitting system it adapted in response. As passed by the D.C. Council, the District’s new carry legislation remains among the strictest in the nation, requiring applicants to state good reason to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police, matching laws in Maryland, New Jersey and New York. However, in a 23-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. ruled that condition — known...
  • US Supreme Court will not hear Wisconsin John Doe case

    05/18/2015 8:04:41 AM PDT · by kidd · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 18, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued an Order this morning denying the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Wisconsin John Doe case.
  • Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues The City of New York For $5 Million After She Fell In The Street

    05/17/2015 10:32:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 17, 2015 | BELINDA ROBINSON
    Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues The City of New York For $5 Million After She Fell In The Street And Sprained Her Ankle Dominique Sharpton, 29, said she was 'severely bruised and wounded' She fell at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway on October 2, 2014 Suit is with departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection By BELINDA ROBINSON 17 May 2015 The eldest daughter of civil rights activist Al Sharpton has launched a bid to sue the city of New York for $5 million after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle. Dominique Sharpton, 29, said she was...
  • Al Sharptons Daughter Sues City for $5M after Spraining Ankle

    05/16/2015 11:20:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    She learned at the feet of a master. Shakedown artist Al Sharptons eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle, court records show. Dominique Sharpton, 28, says she was severely injured, bruised and wounded when she stumbled over uneven pavement at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway downtown last year, according to a lawsuit
  • Amtrak Employee Injured in Derailment Files Lawsuit

    05/16/2015 1:44:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KVOA-TV / NBC News ^ | May 15, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An Amtrak employee has filed the first lawsuit in connection to Tuesday's deadly train derailment that killed eight people and injured over 200 others in Philadelphia. The Bala Cynwyd law firm Coffey Kaye Myers & Olley, which is representing Amtrak employee Bruce Phillips and his wife Kalita Phillips of Philadelphia, confirmed with NBC10 that their clients are filing a lawsuit against Amtrak. Phillips is still hospitalized at Temple University Hospital. Phillips, an Amtrak employee, was "deadheading" in one of the rear railcars of Amtrak Regional Train 188 Tuesday night when the derailment occurred, according to the lawsuit. Deadheading is a...
  • Amtrak facing costly personal-injury claims from crash victims

    05/14/2015 4:06:50 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 32 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/14/2014 | Chris Mondics
    Amtrak likely faces hundreds of millions of dollars in claims from victims of the derailment of a northeast regional train at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to personal-injury lawyers who specialize in transportation accidents. Because Congress capped such payouts for Amtrak in 1997, money to compensate victims probably will fall short of what is needed, these lawyers say. Under the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act, damages paid by the government to people injured in Amtrak derailments and families of those passengers killed was limited to $200 million per crash. But with eight killed and about 200 of the...
  • UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo sues Rolling Stone: an early analysis

    05/13/2015 10:00:55 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12 at 7:42 PM | Eugene Volokh
    UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo is suing Rolling Stone and writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely for statements in Rolling Stones now-retracted A Rape on Campus story. How will courts likely deal with this lawsuit? Here are a few early and tentative thoughts, though of course much depends on facts that are not yet known. 1. Federal vs. state court: Eramo sued in Virginia state court, but it seems likely that Rolling Stone and Erdely will want the case removed to federal court: The conventional wisdom is that libel defendants are procedurally better off in federal court, where its easier to get...
  • U.Va. dean sues Rolling Stone over debunked rape story

    05/12/2015 10:22:27 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 12 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Tuesday May 12, 2015 | AP staff
    RICHMOND, Va. A University of Virginia associate dean sued Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday for more than $7.5 million, saying a debunked and retracted account of an alleged gang rape on campus cast her as the chief villain.... A report published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism said Rolling Stone failed at virtually every step of the process, from the reporting by Sabrina Rubin Erdely to an editing process that included high-ranking staffers.... No one at Rolling Stone was fired or disciplined as a result of the article, titled A Rape on Campus. Rolling Stone Managing Editor Will...
  • University of Virginia associate dean sues Rolling Stone magazine for debunked gang rape story

    05/12/2015 12:25:56 PM PDT · by dware · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.12.2015 | AP via Fox News
    RICHMOND, Va. A University of Virginia associate dean is seeking more than $7.5 million from Rolling Stone magazine in a defamation lawsuit stemming from a debunked account of an alleged gang rape on campus. The suit was filed Tuesday by Nicole Eramo, who is the top administrator dealing with sexual assaults at the Charlottesville school.
  • 113 Congressional Republicans Voice Support For Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Actions

    05/12/2015 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    OpposingViews ^ | May 12,2015 | Ethan Brown
    Congressional Republicans have joined the legal battle over President Barack Obamas executive action on immigration, which he announced late last year. Currently, 26 states have challenged the presidents executive order, which temporarily stops deportations and grants work permits to specific groups of immigrants living in the country illegally. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia filed an amicus brief with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to counter the executive actions. Congress has created a comprehensive immigration scheme which expresses its desired policy as to classes of...
  • 113 Republicans back lawsuit against Obama's immigration actions

    05/11/2015 3:01:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Top Republicans in Congress on Monday entered the court battle over President Obama's latest moves to ease deportations for immigrants living in the country illegally. Texas and 25 other states have challenged the legality of the unilateral actions, arguing that the president overstepped his executive power with programs halting deportations and granting work permits to certain groups of undocumented immigrants. The Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (Va.), are siding squarely with the states, arguing that Obama's action "changes the law and sets a new policy, exceeding the executives constitutional authority...
  • Fans file $5M class action suit against Manny Pacquiao over non-disclosure of injury

    05/06/2015 2:51:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 05/06/2015 | Larry Brown
    Two fans filed a class action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao and his team for failing to disclose a serious shoulder injury prior to the fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last weekend. After losing to Mayweather by unanimous decision, Pacquiaos camp said the fighter was trying to compete despite a severe shoulder injury. They blamed the Nevada Athletic Commission for denying him a painkilling injection prior to the fight. The severity of Pacquiaos injury seemed to be confirmed when it was reported Monday he would undergo surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder. But what doesnt add up is that...
  • Raleigh officer, wife asking for $50K in hot coffee case

    05/05/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    WRAL ^ | May 4, 2015
    Raleigh, N.C. Attorneys for a Raleigh police officer began making the case Monday that he should be compensated the burns, blisters and emotional damage he suffered when a hot cup of coffee spilled on his lap in January 2012. In the morning, a judge heard motions from representatives of Matthew Kohr, a lieutenant with Raleigh police's special operations division, and Starbucks.
  • Will John Roberts decide for gay marriage?

    04/28/2015 8:27:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Supreme Court will hear arguments today that could lead to a constitutional right for gays to marry. Many court watchers believe it's a done deal already. In addition to the 4 liberal judges, Justice Anthony Kennedy has already ruled with the majority 3 times against maintaining a ban on same sex marriage. He would appear to be the 5th vote that would make gay marriage the law of the land. But nothing is certain, which is why some observers believe that Chief Justice John Roberts may be a pivotal vote on the question of same sex marriage. New...
  • Columbia Student Sues University, Says Rape Accuser Has Ruined His Reputation

    04/23/2015 8:21:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CBS NewYork/ AP ^ | April 23, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) A Columbia University senior filed a lawsuit against the school Thursday, claiming that the university failed to protect him from harassment amid claims that he had raped a fellow student. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Manhattan U.S. District Court by Paul Nungesser. The German citizen said the students campaign to muddy his name by dragging a mattress around campus and demonstrating has isolated him and hurt his job prospects and ability to stay in America.
  • 'Under God' will stay in district's Pledge of Allegiance after group drops fight

    04/14/2015 9:39:45 AM PDT · by Doogle · 4 replies
    nj.com ^ | 0414/2015 | Jeff Goldman
    A group representing atheists has decided to end its attempt to remove the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. The American Humanist Association allowed its 45-day window to appeal a Monmouth County Superior Court judge's ruling to pass, according to a report on APP.com. The group didn't say why it chose to stop its legal challenge. The judge had tossed the group's lawsuit, which demanded the phrase be taken out of the pledge recited each morning in the Matawan-Aberdeen school district. Superior Court Judge David Bauman said the reference to God in the Pledge is more of a...
  • Hostages? What Hostages? Unfinished business...

    04/10/2015 7:21:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-20-15 | Fred Barnes
    There were many horrendous moments for the American hostages held by Iranians for 444 days at the U.S. embassy in Tehran. One of the worst occurred when Iranian captors showed a hostage a photo of the school bus that took his son to and from school. If the hostage didnt cooperate, his sons fingers would be chopped off and sent, one a day, to his wife. On January 20, 1981, the day Ronald Reagan became president and Jimmy Carter departed, the crisis lifted and 52 Americans came home. And a few other good things happened. U.S. banks with investments in...
  • You Might Not Be Able to Buy Firearms, Ammo From Walmart Soon

    04/09/2015 1:15:14 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/9/2015
    Walmart's right to sell firearms and ammunition is being threatened by a lawsuit. Fox Business Network reporter Adam Shapiro reported on "Fox and Friends First" this morning that a court decision could stop the retail giant from selling guns, which could change the way publicly traded companies do business in the United States. Shapiro said that Trinity Wall Street Church in New York City owns stock in Walmart. "The church sued the Walmart when they refused to place a proposal on the shareholder ballot at the annual company meeting," he explained. "That proposal could be interpreted to force Walmart's board...