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  • Guards at NY's Rikers jail sue, say city making it unsafe

    04/21/2017 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2017 8:21 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    The nation’s largest municipal jail guard union sued New York City on Friday, saying recent sweeping changes in city’s jails have empowered violent inmates and endangered correction officers. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleged violence in city jails has increased 18 percent since the city instituted changes to how guards perform their work following a rash of alarming reports about the abuse of prisoners, particularly at the city’s main Rikers Island jail complex, where as many as 10,000 inmates are housed. The city and its officials have “created a substantial and imminent risk that Correction Officers will continue to...
  • "Bring it on": Students sue Trump administration over climate change

    04/21/2017 5:27:36 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/21/2017 | JOHN BLACKSTONE
    Avery McRae has been passionate about the environment for half a lifetime, and she’s been worried about climate change since kindergarten. Now, at 11, she is really getting serious. She recently signed on to sue President Trump and the U.S. government. “Trump is not doing anything to help stop climate change,” she says. “He’s a climate change denier, and we’re gonna prove that to the world!”
  • Tempers flare at Supreme Court over religious liberty case

    04/20/2017 1:51:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/19/2017 | Ryan Lovelace
    Arguments in a high-profile religious liberty case caused tempers to flare on both sides of the Supreme Court's ideological divide Wednesday. The high court waited for several months to hear Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, and did so with a full nine-justice court bolstered by the addition of Justice Neil Gorsuch, who joined the court this month. At issue in Trinity Lutheran is whether Missouri violated the Constitution in its decision to bar a church-operated daycare and preschool from a state program that provides funding to nonprofits to resurface playgrounds. Missouri's Constitution includes a provision that prevents public...
  • Banks, companies face $4.2 billion US lawsuit by 9/11 insurers

    04/16/2017 7:13:13 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 Apr 17 | Unattributed
    US insurers are suing two Saudi banks, companies affiliated with Osama bin Laden's family, and several charities for at least $4.2 billion over 9/11 attacks, as compensation for damages.
  • Soros Sued by Fellow Billionaire in $10 Billion Mine Brawl

    04/15/2017 9:04:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg, L.P ^ | April 14, 2017 | Franz Wild
    Companies controlled by Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz sued fellow billionaire George Soros, claiming he cost them at least $10 billion through a defamation campaign that stripped them of rights to an iron ore deposit in Guinea and other business opportunities around the world. Soros funded law firms, transparency groups, investigators and government officials in Guinea in a coordinated effort to ensure BSG Resources Ltd. lost the rights to the Simandou deposit in April 2014, BSGR said in a complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court.
  • How the United Passenger Suckered Us

    04/15/2017 6:22:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 406 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/16 | Michael Fumento
    But part of the phenomenon long precedes YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and social media dictating the news. It's the American cult of victimization You’ve been snookered folks! By that poor elderly doctor who was involuntarily dragged from his seat, had his face smashed in, and was beaten unconscious by the evil airport security at the behest of United Airlines. Because there’s no evidence any of that was true. It was in fact a premeditated temper tantrum gone viral, comprising one 69-year-old Vietnamese-American David Dao, a medical doctor who lost his license, planning a lawsuit from the moment United first politely asked...
  • How Much Money Will David Dao Make From United Airlines?

    04/14/2017 3:11:24 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 447 replies
    IBT ^ | 4/14/2017 | Juliana Rose Pignataro
    The passenger who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight by aviation security officials Sunday garnered much public sympathy in the days since video emerged of him being dragged, bloody and screaming, down the aisle of a plane. David Dao, 69, retained a lawyer and filed a petition with an Illinois court to get all evidence related to the incident preserved. While a lawsuit wasn't filed, Dao’s lawyer confirmed in a press conference Thursday there would likely be one, which begs the question: In the wake of such a high-profile, controversial incident, how much will Dao get? “Dr. Dao...
  • Attorney for United Airlines passenger Dao says there will 'probably' be a lawsuit

    04/13/2017 8:27:52 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 157 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 4/13/17 | Natalia Wojcik
    An attorney for Dr. David Dao, the passenger at the center of the United Airlines incident, said that there will likely be a lawsuit as a result of the incident. "I think corporate America needs to understand that we all want to be treated in the same manner with the same respect and the same dignity that they would treat their own family members. If they do that, wouldn't it be great? So, will there be a lawsuit? Yeah, probably," attorney Thomas Demetrio said during a press conference on Thursday.
  • Watch Out, United — Beaten Passenger David Dao Hires Two Prominent Chicago Lawyers![TR]

    04/12/2017 3:55:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 118 replies
    PerezHilton.com ^ | 4/12/2017 10:14 AM ET | PerezHilton
    Buckle up, United Airlines, because you're about to hit stormy skies. The airline has enraged the public this week for violently yanking an uncooperative passenger off an overbooked flight. Now, the company is gearing up for a legal battle that can't be fixed with a half-assed apology tweet. While United was playing the aviation blame game, the victim of Sunday's incident, Dr. David Dao, enlisted the aid of two prominent Chicago attorneys, hinting that he plans on giving the airline quite the ass kicking in court. The 69-year-old medical professional has hired corporate law specialist Stephen Golan and personal injury...
  • U.S. wildlife conservationists sue over proposed Mexico border wall

    04/12/2017 2:55:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 12, 2017
    A conservation group and an Arizona congressman have filed what they say is the first federal lawsuit against the proposed border wall. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Tucson by the Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a southern Arizona Democrat. Wildlife conservationists say the wall would be detrimental to rare animals such as jaguars and ocelots that are known to traverse the international line. The lawsuit seeks to require the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to put together a report on construction of the wall and the environmental impact of expanded operations on the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Seattle mayor denies sex abuse claims made in lawsuit, media

    04/07/2017 4:41:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | April 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was accused in a lawsuit of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s. Two other men claim in interviews with The Seattle Times that Murray abused them in the 1980s when they lived in an Oregon center for troubled children. . . . In the lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court, a 46-year-old man, identified only by the initials D.H., said Murray "raped and molested him" over several years, beginning in 1986, when he was 15 and addicted to crack cocaine and Murray was in his early 30s. . . . The newspaper...
  • Neil Gorsuch Could Rule on These 3 Big Cases If He Joins Supreme Court Soon

    04/06/2017 12:43:33 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 2/1/2017 | Fred Lucas
    President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court could have a say in rulings on religious freedom, transgender bathrooms in schools, and private property rights, if he is confirmed before April 16. One is regarding whether a Christian school in Missouri is entitled to compete for the same state dollars as nonreligious schools. The outcome could affect so-called Blaine amendments in states across the country. The second case involves property rights in Wisconsin. The third is a transgender bathroom case out of a Virginia high school, and how broadly the federal government may interpret Title IX, a federal law that...
  • CNN Faces Growing Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    04/04/2017 7:16:15 PM PDT · by jonefab · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | APRIL 04, 2017 9:26am PT | Eriq Gardner
    The lawsuit against CNN and sister companies claims that African Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations. Both Fox News and CNN are in court defending themselves from racial discrimination, though the color of each suit is different. The one against Fox News has garnered more recent attention, perhaps thanks to questions that continue to circle around how the cable news network has handled allegations of harassment during the leadership of Roger Ailes. The suit, filed in New York Supreme Court last week by Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, alleges that the two women were subjected to "top-down racial harassment,"...
  • Fox News Julie Roginsky Sues Network Alleging Roger Ailes Demoted Her for Refusing Sexual Advances

    04/03/2017 12:33:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 205 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14:27 EDT, 3 April 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Julie Roginsky filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the County of New York on Monday claiming that she was sexually harassed by former CEO Roger Ailes during her time at the network and refused a promised promotion when she turned down his sexual advances. She began working as a contributor for the network back in 2011, and things went fine until in 2015 Ailes began asking her to meet in private where he would ask her personal questions about her love and sex life according to the complaint. The court filing claims...
  • Trump administration appeals court ruling on revised travel ban

    03/31/2017 6:48:39 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 30, 2017 | Staff
    The Trump administration is appealing a Hawaii federal judge’s ruling blocking President Trump’s revised travel ban. Attorneys from the Department of Justice appealed the earlier ruling on Thursday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The move comes a day after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued a longer-lasting hold on key provisions of Trump’s executive order.
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Weekly Update: New Clinton Email Lawsuit

    03/25/2017 11:11:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    JW Goes to Court for Accountability over Hillary Clinton’s Mishandling of Classified Emails JW Sues Over Obama Student Loan Scandal Special Presentation: Government Oversight Challenges’ JW Goes to Court for Accountability over Hillary Clinton’s Mishandling of Classified Emails Lawlessness was the modus operandi of the Obama administration. If it felt a law stood in the way of its intentions, it ignored the law. Seems the Obama intelligence agencies learned this lesson well. In the critical matter of Hillary Clinton’s illegal email practices, the Director of National Intelligence simply ignored a directive requiring a damage assessment and a report. So...
  • Landlords suing over Seattle’s ‘first come, first served’ rental ordinance say it’s unconstitutional

    03/24/2017 9:47:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Q13 FOX News ^ | March 24, 2017 | BY HANA KIM
    A lawsuit in Seattle pits some fundamental rights against each other — it’s civil rights that ban discrimination, and property rights that allow owners to decide what to do with their homes and land. The issue is with a new law that requires landlords to rent to tenants on a “first come, first served” basis. The goal is to make sure all renters are treated equally. But the landlords who are suing say the program is a bureaucratic nightmare and unconstitutional. Critics say it’s all about the survival of the fastest, but supporters say it levels the playing field for...
  • Groups suing to block state funds for private schools

    03/21/2017 7:37:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Public school advocates are suing to block the state of Michigan from helping private schools with the cost of complying with state requirements such as immunization reporting and safety drills. The lawsuit will be filed later Tuesday in the Court of Claims. The Michigan Association of School Boards and groups representing school administrators and others said at a news conference that spending $2.5 million in the current state budget on nonpublic schools is unconstitutional.
  • TRUMP SUPPORTER FIGHTS BACK: Man Wearing “Make America Great Again” Hat Sues (trunc)

    03/20/2017 5:30:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | 3/19/17 | 100% Fed Up
    ...The Happiest Hour Bar for Refusing To Serve HimEnough is enough. Americans need to start making business owners and their employees pay up for discriminating against them simply because they dare to show their support for our President. Good for this Trump supporter for fighting back against the intolerant left. A lot of Americans would be happy to contribute to his legal defense… Bartenders at a West Village hot spot served up discrimination — with a liberal twist — refusing to serve a customer because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to a lawsuit. Greg Piatek,...