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  • 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...
  • Overnight Healthcare: House Republicans earn another win for ObamaCare suit

    10/20/2015 2:03:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/15 | Sarah Ferris, Peter Sullivan
    A federal judge on Monday denied a request from the Obama administration to immediately appeal a ruling in House Republicans' ObamaCare lawsuit. The district court judge, Rosemary Collyer, last month gave House Republicans a big win by ruling that their lawsuit against the administration could move forward. The Obama administration strongly objected to that decision and asked for the ability to immediately appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. But on Monday, Collyer denied that request, deciding that she will first decide the substance of the case. Collyer wrote that a ruling on the substance of...
  • Amazon Files Suit Against Individuals Offering Fake Product Reviews On Fiverr.com

    10/18/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | October 17, 2015 | Sarah Perez
    In April of this year, Amazon filed suit against the operators of websites that offered Amazon sellers the ability to purchase fake, four and five-star reviews of their products. Most of those websites have now been closed, and Amazon took action against the sellers involved. Now Amazon is continuing its crackdown on fake reviews by going after individuals who provide these sort of fake reviews this time, those who used the online freelancing marketplace fiverr.com.
  • Asylum seekers SUE Germany for not paying them benefits FAST ENOUGH

    10/15/2015 8:33:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    UK Express ^ | 10/15/2015 | Rebecca Perring
    A GROUP of asylum seekers are SUING Germany for not allowing them to register asylum quick enough so they can access benefits, throwing the Governments goodwill back in their faces. Around 20 Syrian migrants have filed a case against the Berlin state Government demanding immediate access to shelter and benefits after waiting for more than a week to be registered by the authorities. It comes as serious splits emerged in Angela Merkel's Government over how to divide economic migrants from genuine refugees fleeing war-torn countries. Hundreds of asylum seekers are still waiting to be registered due to huge backlogs at...
  • Bar the doors?

    10/14/2015 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    World Magazine ^ | October 17, 2015 | Daniel James Devine
    The U.S. Supreme Courts gay marriage decision may increase the likelihood churches will face LGBT lawsuits. Heres how some are protecting themselves.
  • Gun shop ordered to pay millions to injured police officers

    10/13/2015 4:32:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 10/13/2015 | GREG MOORE, The Associated Press
    Milwaukee Jurors ordered a Wisconsin gun store to pay nearly $6 million on Tuesday to two Milwaukee police officers who were shot and seriously wounded by a gun purchased at the store. The ruling came in a negligence lawsuit filed against the store, Badger Guns, by the two officers. The lawsuit alleges the shop allowed an illegal sale despite several warning signs that the gun was being sold to a "straw buyer," or someone who was buying the gun for someone who couldn't legally do so. Jurors sided with the officers, ruling that the store was negligent in selling...
  • Man suing after giant pine cone crushes skull at San Francisco park

    10/13/2015 9:34:20 AM PDT · by rey · 37 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 13 Oct 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO A Navy veteran is suing after what his lawyer describes as a 16-pound pine cone fell and crushed his skull in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1juNiqP ) that Sean Mace is suing the U.S. government, the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park for $5 million. Mace's attorney Scott Johnson says the veteran was relaxing under a non-native pine tree at the maritime park when the cone fell, causing an irreversible brain injury. Johnson says Mace has had two surgeries and requires a third. The park...
  • Ethicist: The ACLU is Right to Sue Catholic Hospitals

    10/05/2015 10:24:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/05/2015 | Arthur Caplan
    The visit to the United States by Pope Francis left a lot of goodwill behind. But there are areas where that goodwill slams into a church-state wall. The views of the church are completely out of step with American law and values when it comes to health care for women. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has just announced a lawsuit against Trinity Health Corporation, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country. The suit highlights a key area where the Catholic Church and the law of land are colliding.The lawsuit says Trinity is failing in its duties...
  • ACLU Sues Catholic Hospitals for Refusing to Give Abortions

    10/05/2015 6:08:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit last week against Trinity Health Corporation, one of the nations largest Catholic health care groups, for refusing to provide emergency abortions. The formal complaint is based on the health systems repeated and systematic failure to provide women suffering pregnancy complications with appropriate emergency abortions as required by federal law, according to an ACLU press release. Fox News religion correspondent Father John Morris said this is another example of religious institutions being forced to do things against their beliefs. "The ACLU wants no religious belief whatsoever to get in the way of their...
  • Black women kicked off Napa Wine Train to sue for discrimination ($11 million)

    group of predominantly African American women kicked off the Napa Wine Train in late August -- allegedly for being too loud -- filed an $11-million racial discrimination lawsuit Thursday. They said their reputations were tarnished and that some of them even lost their jobs after the incident.
  • Media Advisory: Court Hearing Scheduled for Tomorrow on Clinton Email Preservation

    09/30/2015 10:34:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 30, 2015
    (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today announced that Judge Reggie B. Walton set a status conference tomorrow in litigation concerning former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons email issue. The court is considering a request from Judicial Watch for a preservation order to protect all emails in the possession of Clinton, her lawyers and her former aides. The issue arises in a lawsuit brought on by Judicial Watch against the U.S. Department of State. Judicial Watchs preservation order proposal would protect any emails Clinton and her lawyers unilaterally determined to be personal. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:12-cv-02034))....
  • Newburgh man sues church for losing leg when crucifix fell on him

    10/17/2012 6:50:36 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16 replies
    Daily Freeman ^ | October 17, 2012 | Mid-Hudson News Network
    David and Delia Jimenez of Newburgh consider themselves very religious Catholics, so, when Mrs. Jimenezs diagnosed cancer disappeared two years ago, they attributed it to their praying at St. Patricks Church. Mr. Jimenez wanted to show his appreciation, so his wife asked the priest if he could clean the large crucifix outside the house of worship as a thank-you. He was granted the OK and, on Memorial Day 2010, as he stood on a step stool scrubbing the stone image of Jesus Christ, the monument toppled over, crushing his leg. He was rushed to Westchester Medical Center, where his leg...
  • Boehner:'Very Possible' I Might Sue Obama Over Iran Deal (Imbecile Litigating instead of Leading)

    09/10/2015 2:30:00 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 70 replies
    newmax ^ | 9/10/15 | t beamon
    House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that it was "very possible" that he might sue President Barack Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, a day after a federal judge ruled that the Ohio Republican's lawsuit on Obamacare could move forward. At his weekly news conference, Boehner said that he believed that Obama had not presented to Congress the full deal with Tehran for review. That is required by law. "If you read the provisions in [the congressional review law], it's pretty clear that the president has not complied," Boehner said, according to Politico. "Because it makes clear that any side...
  • Judge denies Obama admin. request to halt Clinton email cases

    09/10/2015 10:00:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge Thursday rejected the Obama administrations efforts to halt all of the open-records lawsuits seeking access to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clintons emails. Judge Richard J. Leon, without comment, rejected the Justice Departments request for a stay in a short order posted online. Hes the first judge to rule on the request, which the department filed last week as it tries to get a single judge to oversee the more than 30 open-records cases seeking Clinton emails. Judge Leons rejection probably puts the nail in that idea, since it would take universal buy-in from the more...
  • Trump security guards assaulted protesters on NY sidewalk, lawsuit claims

    09/09/2015 5:59:29 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 23 replies
    One America News Network ^ | September 9, 2015 | Emily Flitter
    NEW YORK (Reuters) Five people are suing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claiming his private security team assaulted them on a Manhattan sidewalk as they protested outside Trumps office, according to a filing on Wednesday in New York state court. The suit names Trump personally, the Trump Organization and Trumps security director Keith Schiller. It also addresses four unnamed members of Trumps security team. According to the suit, Schiller and the four other security guards attacked the group while they were demonstrating against Trumps statements on Mexican immigrants. Guards took their signs and told them to leave. One of...
  • Erin Brockovich takes on EPA

    09/05/2015 10:52:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Erin Brockovich is joining Navajo Nation's political battle against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The famed environmental activist will visit Navajo Nation on Sept. 8 to view the affects of a devastating EPA mining leak and could potentially testify on Capitol Hill later this month.
  • Judge won't halt water rule nationwide

    09/05/2015 9:47:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2015 | Devin Henry
    A federal judge on Friday declined to halt the Obama administration's controversial water rule nationwide, rebuffing the request of 13 states that are battling with the Environmental Protection Agency.Judge Ralph Erickson of the North Dakota U.S. District Court ruled that there are significant prudential reasons to limit the scope of the injunction he already gave the 13 states last week. Other courts have denied injunctions, he said, and some states want to implement the Waters of the United States rule. On the one hand, there is a desirability for uniformity regarding a national rule with national application, Erickson wrote. On...
  • Obama administration pays $400,000 for harassing ICE attorney trying to enforce immigration law.

    08/31/2015 6:32:12 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    Newsworks ^ | 8/30/2015 | Julia Preston
    Patricia M. Vroom is the top attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in Arizona. When the Obama administration initiated its unilateral policy of prosecutorial discretion, allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. as long they have not yet been convicted of a serious felony crime, they found attorney Vroom too slow in authorizing the release of illegal aliens who had committed crimes in the U.S. but did not yet meet the administrations high threshold for seeking deportation of such undocumented aliens. U.S. immigration law, as enacted by Congress pursuant to the Constitution, provides that any...
  • Fox News anchor who shares same name as hamster toy sues Hasbro for $5M

    09/02/2015 7:42:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Dareh Gregorian
    A Fox News anchor says shes no hamsteror choking hazard. In papers filed in New Jersey Federal Court, Harris Faulkner says shes suffered substantial commercial and emotional damage from a plastic hamster doll that shares her name.
  • NRA Sues Over Seattle's Adoption of 'Gun Violence Tax'

    08/24/2015 3:38:48 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    Three gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax," a tax on firearms and ammunition designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence. The complaint was filed Monday in King County Superior Court by the NRA, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with two gun owners and two gun shops. It called the tax legally unenforceable because Washington state prohibits local governments from adopting laws related to firearms unless those local ordinances are specifically authorized by...
  • Planned Parenthood threatens legal action against makers of videos

    08/21/2015 6:28:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Planned Parenthood is threatening legal action against the pro-life organization that has released a series of secretly recorded videos scrutinizing the health providers fetal tissue donation program. In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Planned Parenthood's executive vice president Dawn Laguens said the group is "considering everything" in going after the Center For Medical Progress, the group behind the release of videos. "I absolutely do believe that they have violated laws in terms of how they secured these videos," she said in an interview at the group's Washington D.C.'s headquarters. "But the fraud is also in how they have presented...
  • John Doe investigators say there are more tapes of raids

    08/20/2015 11:29:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-21-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. They illegally seized the property of their political targets in an unconstitutional investigation. Now two top investigators in Wisconsins political John Doe probe are asking the state Supreme Court to hold on to that property so they can use it to defend themselves against civil rights lawsuits. David Budde and Robert Stelter, investigators with the Milwaukee County District Attorneys office, want to intervene in John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitzs appeal. Schmitz is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling last month that shut down the investigation. As part of that ruling, the court ordered...
  • Hood county bows to LGBT machine, pays $44k in frivolous case

    08/19/2015 5:42:20 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 13 replies
    TXvalues Blog ^ | August 18, 2015 | David Walls
    August 18, 2015 Today, attorneys for a gay couple that sued Hood County, Texas over a same-sex marriage license, have announced that they cut a deal in which the County agreed to give nearly $44,000 of taxpayer dollars to LGBT attorneys.
  • Frozen Shrimp Sold at Costco Tied to Company That Uses Slave Labor: Lawsuit

    The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident.Bay Area activists have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Costco is knowingly selling frozen shrimp tied to a company that uses slave labor. Costco knows the farmed prawns it buys from Southeast Asia are linked to fishermen from Thailand who have been shackled, tortured or even murdered, activists claimed at a press conference held in Burlingame on Wednesday morning. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident who cites state laws that aim to prevent companies from misleading customers about illegal behavior in...
  • Justice Department Joins Private Discrimination Lawsuit Against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    08/14/2015 10:46:05 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    A U.S. District Court judge in Arizona granted a Justice Department motion to intervene in Melendres v. Arpaio, a private lawsuit filed against Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joseph Arpaio...Later that year, the court issued an injunction instituting reforms to Sheriff Arpaio's department's enforcement operations. Thursday's ruling gives the Justice Department enforcement powers to carry out the injunction and monitoring for future violations as well. [snip]

    08/13/2015 5:05:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/12/2015 | Caroline May
    Illegal immigrants are suing the U.S. government for what they say was psychological and physical harm due to their detention, according to an Associated Press report. The five illegal immigrants, all hailing from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador, are seeking millions of dollars in damages and claim they received poor medical care and suffered psychologically from being detained. Andrew Free, the immigration lawyer representing the plaintiffs, told the AP that the governments use of family detention violates their rights and that the government fails to provide the standard of care that they owe to these detainees. We expect this will...
  • Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database

    08/13/2015 4:00:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | August 13,2014 | By DANIEL BATES
    Platte River Networks was used by Clinton to maintain 'homebrew' server in her New York State house which held her State Department emails She handed over the server and a thumb drive this week to FBI after emails were found to contain 'above top secret' material Her White House campaign is said to be in 'panic' over the growing scandal which comes out of probe into US diplomats' deaths in Benghazi Daily Mail Online can reveal Denver, Colorado, based firm was sued for illegally accessing master database of US phone numbers It was also accused of causing chaos to White...
  • Youths file federal climate change lawsuit in Eugene

    08/13/2015 6:53:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Alleging that they are victims of a federal government that has long ignored science in favor of promoting the development and use of fossil fuels, 21 youths on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Eugene that asks a judge to force the government to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change.
  • Tammy Baldwin silent on her failures as she blasts Tomah VA medical center

    08/12/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Something was missing in U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwins statement last week criticizing staff at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Department Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Office released a report finding psychiatrists at the facility failed to discuss the health hazards of synthetic opiates they prescribed to Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski. The 35-year-old Simcakoski died in August 2014 after he was prescribed a fatal mixture of opiates and Valium, although the report did leave open the possibility Simcakoski could have taken additional doses. This report confirms that the Tomah VA physicians entrusted with Jasons...
  • TransCanada could sue to recoup $2.4 billion spent on Keystone XL [Using NAFTA Trade Agreement]

    08/11/2015 2:53:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Columbus Telegram ^ | 08/11/2015 | By Nicholas Bergin / Lincoln Journal Star
    The Canadian company that has spent the past seven years on a quest to build the Keystone XL pipeline through Americas heartland says it has spent $2.4 billion even before the first shovel has broken ground. If TransCanada fails in its attempt to build the pipeline, it could use a Clinton-era trade agreement to try to recoup some of that cost. The North American Free Trade Agreement signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico in 1994 lets corporations sue the members to seek payback for violations of international law. Known as a Chapter 11 claim, the suit would be...
  • Former sportscaster sues Fox network for religious discrimination

    08/11/2015 9:33:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2015 | Rick Moran
    Craig James, a longtime football analyst for several networks and a 2012 Senate candidate in Texas, is suing Fox Sports Southwest for firing him for his religious beliefs on homosexuality. James's 2012 candidacy unraveled after he made several controversial statements about gays and gay marriage. The Daily Signal: Craig James, a former professional football player and respected sportscaster, is suing Fox Sports Southwest, alleging that the broadcast network fired him because of his religious beliefs on homosexuality and marriage. After working at the network for only a few days—and hosting one broadcast—James was terminated by Fox Sports on Sep....
  • Bill Cosby ordered to give sworn deposition in sex abuse lawsuit

    08/05/2015 11:47:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2015
    Comedian Bill Cosby has been ordered to give a sworn deposition in a lawsuit brought by a woman who accuses him of sexually molesting her during a party at the Playboy Mansion in 1974. The order by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan, made public Wednesday, requires Cosby to submit to questioning by Judy Huth's lawyer on Oct. 9. Huth will give a deposition of her own on Oct. 15.
  • Craig James Sues Fox Sports for Religious Discrimination over Gay Marriage Firing

    08/03/2015 12:42:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 aug 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    College football analyst Craig James filed suit against Fox Sports in a Dallas court this morning contending religious discrimination for his 2013 termination over his stance on gay marriage. [He] expressed deep concern that a corporate entity could fire someone for voicing an opinion shared by three-fourths of the voters of his state in a plebiscite on gay marriage. Fox Sports hired the former SMU and New England Patriots running back after his unsuccessful bid for one of Texas U.S. Senate seats in 2012 in which the candidate responded to a question about gay marriage by stating, Im a guy...
  • Trump Sues Chef Who Backed Out Of Restaurant Deal [Chef Backs Out After Illegal Immigrant Remark]

    08/02/2015 9:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/02/2015 | Mike Levine
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump wants a prominent chef to pay $10 million in damages after the food star bailed on plans to open a new restaurant inside Trumps latest project in the nations capital. A group owned by Trump Trump Post Office LLC filed a lawsuit today in federal court. Last year the group began $200 million in renovations on the historic Old Post Office Pavilion in downtown Washington. And within months, chef Jose Andres announced he would be opening a new restaurant inside the new Trump International Hotel. At the time, Andres issued a press release saying...