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  • Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs

    07/19/2017 3:38:14 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    USMC Life ^ | July 13, 2017
    Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs By USMC Life| July 13th, 2017|Featured, News|11 Comments A Cook County jury has returned a verdict in favor of the families of three of seven crew members who perished in the dramatic crash of a National Airlines 747 cargo airplane in Bagram, Afghanistan on April 29, 2013. The crash itself was captured on a dashcam video that went viral over the internet shortly after the accident occurred.
  • Throwback Tulsa: Controversial Creek Turnpike opened 25 years ago

    06/12/2017 7:13:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | March 5, 2017 | Debbie Jackson
    Least terns. A federal lawsuit. Greenpeace. Vandals. Industrious beavers. Angry homeowners. Bureaucratic delays. These were among the obstacles and setbacks that had to be overcome before the Creek Turnpike was built. At one point, the chairman of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority declared it a “total disaster” and exclaimed: “The Creek Turnpike in Tulsa, God only knows when that’ll be completed,” John Kilpatrick said, as reported by the Tulsa World’s Wayne Greene on Oct. 19, 1990. “If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn’t do that project,” the exasperated Kilpatrick said after federal bureaucrats held up construction of...
  • Fox News pushes sanctions against ex-host

    05/25/2017 5:47:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    WND ^ | May 24, 2017 | WND media
    The sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last year by former Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros against the network’s executives has morphed into a lawsuit about the lawsuit, with Fox News now filing its own counterclaim. Tantaros, former host of “The Five” and co-host of “Outnumbered,” filed suit in August 2016, alleging retaliation after she had taken exception to inappropriate remarks directed to her by former Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Ailes died earlier this month. “Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and...
  • U.S. Supreme Court limits where patent-infringement cases can be filed

    05/22/2017 5:40:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, May 22, 2017 4:51PM
    U.S. Supreme Court limits where patent-infringement cases can be filed; decision could limit venue-shopping “The Supreme Court on Monday limited the ability of patent holders to bring infringement lawsuits in courts that have plaintiff friendly reputations, a notable decision that could provide a boost to companies that defend against patent claims,” Brent Kendall reports for The Wall Street Journal. “The high court, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas, ruled unanimously that a lower court has been following an incorrect legal standard for almost 30 years that made it possible for patent holders to sue companies in almost any U.S....
  • ‘I have some regrets,' says woman behind wave of ADA lawsuits

    04/19/2017 7:45:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    ABC7 Denver ^ | 4/18/2017 | Ryan Luby
    DENVER -- A woman who says she filed dozens of lawsuits hoping to advocate for people with disabilities now says she feels used by a money-making effort. Alyssa Carton has filed 99 lawsuits against businesses in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the past three months. Carton has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. "I've endured a lot of challenges with accessibility and just, you know, struggling with everyday life," Carton said in an interview. She says she began filing lawsuits after responding to a job opening on Craigslist for a group called Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities, or AID, which is...
  • Weekly Update: JW Sues To Expose Anti-Trump Deep State

    04/15/2017 10:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App We Warn 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face a Lawsuit JW Sue the ATF for Records on AR-15 Ammo ‘Armor-Piercing’ Ban Gorsuch Confirmation a Victory for Constitutional Government Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App The administrative deep state – the legions of unelected, entrenched bureaucrats in Washington – thinks it doesn’t have to answer to an elected president, the rule of law, or the American people. We are now seeking to uncover the truth about the particularly notorious...
  • Report: Hundreds of 9/11 Victims File Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

    03/21/2017 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hundreds of people affected by 9/11 filed a lawsuit against the Saudi Arabia Monday, seeking monetary damages for the kingdomÂ’s alleged involvement in the terror attacks, according to a report.The lawsuit, finally made possible through the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, was filed in the federal court covering lower Manhattan and includes more than 800 people who were either injured or had family members who died in the attacks.The plaintiffs accuse the Kingdom of providing funds and support to al Qaeda, as well as knowing that some of the hijackers had ties to the terror group. According to the...
  • Breaking: Trump’s Private Legal Team Weighing Case Against MSNBC and Reporter David Johnston

    03/16/2017 2:06:09 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump’s private legal team is weighing a case against MSNBC and reporter David Johnston for leaking his 2005 tax forms on television this week. As reported earlier Rachel Maddow stepped on a rake earlier this week by releasing Trump’s 1040 tax return form from 2005. Rachel’s attempted hit piece enlightened the country that President Trump paid millions in taxes; he paid a higher tax rate than Socialists Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. The Hill, which is no friend of President Trump, reported last night that what Rachel did may be illegal – “Disclosing a taxpayer’s information without consent IS...
  • Obama's final year: US spent $36 million in records lawsuits

    03/14/2017 6:03:54 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 10 replies
    wsaw ^ | 14 March 2017 | Associated Press
    An Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data finds the Obama administration in its final year spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act. The Obama administration also set a record -- for a second consecutive year -- for times federal employees told citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page of files that were requested.
  • Court ruling could delay beltway

    03/07/2017 8:09:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | February 16, 2017 | Wesley Young
    A judge’s order could delay the start of construction on the next segment of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway unless contested condemnation claims are resolved by this coming fall. Attorney Matthew Bryant said Forsyth County Superior Court Judge John Craig would be signing orders this week dismissing some new condemnation proceedings started recently by the N.C. Department of Transportation against some landowners in the beltway segment planned between Reidsville and New Walkertown roads. Those new condemnation proceedings were started as part of the state’s effort to acquire land for that beltway segment, which is scheduled to go to contract this fall....
  • Judge Hands Former Hospital CEO Major Victory Against CNN: Reckless Reporting "With Malice"

    02/27/2017 3:43:39 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 18 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-27-2017 | Tim Brown
    Once again, CNN is back in the headlines as a fake news outlet.  This time, it comes from a federal judge, who did not refer to CNN as a complete fake news media corporation, but did say they that they were "acting recklessly with regard to the accuracy of its report, i.e., with ‘actual malice'."  The ruling from the judge allows the case to move forward and shoots down CNN pleading that the case be dismissed. Law News reports: Those who accuse CNN and other mainstream media outlets of “fake news” will probably revel in a recent decision by a federal...
  • Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions

    01/18/2017 9:44:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    AP ^ | January 18, 2017 | Staff
    Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later. If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S. The proposal, which was endorsed Tuesday by a GOP-led three-member panel of lawmakers, would permit the woman to file a lawsuit at any point in her life, something that goes against typical statute of limitation rules. It could also make the state vulnerable to costly court challenges.
  • Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions [Iowa]

    01/18/2017 5:56:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2017 6:39 PM EST | Barbara Rodriguez
    Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later. If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S. The proposal, which was endorsed Tuesday by a GOP-led three-member panel of lawmakers, would permit the woman to file a lawsuit at any point in her life, something that goes against typical statute of limitation rules. It could also make the state vulnerable to costly court challenges. …
  • Trump Versus The Green Blob: The Battle That Will Define His Presidency

    12/19/2016 8:58:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 19, 2016 | James Delingpole
    2016 will go down in history as the year when the world finally saw sense. Nowhere will this be more apparent than in America’s bold and brilliant decision to elect Donald Trump who, in my view, is set fair to be one of the truly great U.S. presidents. I realise that this isn’t obvious to some people—even those who claim to be on the conservative side of the political argument. But after a recent trip to D.C. for some private briefings, both with his transition teams and with key members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, I came away more confident...
  • BREAKING: McCain and Graham Seek to Gut 9/11 Bill to Immunize Foreign Governments Funding Terrorists

    11/30/2016 4:13:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 30, 2016 | Patrick Poole
    In a Senate floor speech today, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham announced that they are offering an amendment to strip a key element of the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA) that clarifies U.S. law for civil claims against foreign governments for funding terrorism. JASTA was passed in the Senate in May with no objections, and passed the House of Representatives unanimously in September. President Obama promptly vetoed the bill. The Senate and House successfully voted to override the veto and the bill became law. McCain and Graham specifically said they want to strip the "discretionary...
  • Anti-Trump Forces Planning 'All Out' Legal Assault on Electoral College (lawsuits in 29 states)

    11/30/2016 9:50:35 AM PST · by drewh · 222 replies
    Law News.com ^ | | 8:38 am, November 30th, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    Anti-Trump forces are apparently planning an all out legal assault on the Electoral College in a last ditch effort to keep Donald Trump from taking office in the White House. The plan? To file legal action in all 29 states which have laws that prohibit electors from “voting their conscience.” In other words, laws that prevent electors from going against the state’s popular vote. The inside scoop on what is being planned: Leaders of the effort, mainly Democrats, have plans to challenge laws in the 29 states that force electors to support their party’s candidate. Those laws have never been...
  • Alabama's bypass to the beach, a 'top priority' project, revived with BP money

    10/21/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | John Sharp
    With $65 million in new money thanks to the state's BP settlement, the long-beleaguered U.S. 98 project in coastal Alabama has a new life, but officials are proceeding cautiously.It was nearly a decade ago when a previous U.S. 98 project was shut down amid lawsuits and accusations surrounding sediment from the construction site that ran off into the waterways supplying a majority of the Mobile region's drinking water."The job has been redesigned," said Vince Calametti, ALDOT's Southwest Region's chief engineer. "There was an environmental assessment, and it will have to be re-evaluated. It will be one of the first things...
  • Renowned lawyer calls for Saudi bill similar to JASTA

    10/04/2016 9:30:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Oct 4, 2016
    Renowned international lawyer Dr. Khaled Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Nuwaisser has urged Saudi authorities to enact a bill similar to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) passed by the US Congress recently, saying the Saudi JASTA would give citizens the right to sue foreign countries and organizations that support terror against the Kingdom at local courts. Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette following the passage of the controversial legislation by the US Congress, overriding President Barack Obama’s veto, the Saudi lawyer described JASTA as a dangerous precedent, adding that it would give the US Congress greater powers than the international law...
  • Footlong Subs and Other Frivolous Lawsuits

    09/17/2016 7:03:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | 17 Sep, 2016 | Adam Schulman
    You may have heard about the attorney who sued his dry cleaner for $67 million for losing his pants, or the movie-goer who sued over her disappointment that “Drive” wasn’t another “Fast and the Furious,” or even the various lawsuits against God. Frivolous lawsuits are a big problem in America, driving up the cost of doing business and transferring massive amounts of wealth to lawyers, too often for little in return. That problem is multiplied in class-action lawsuits, in which plaintiffs claim to act on behalf of thousands, even millions, of other non-consenting individuals. In class-action lawsuits the threat of...
  • Clinton Straight Up Ignored Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Victims On Benghazi Attack

    09/13/2016 4:39:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    In August, the families of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, two of the victims in the Benghazi attack, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. They alleged that Clinton was “personally liable” in their deaths. They also sued Clinton for defamation, negligence, and for “intentional infliction of emotional distress.” Well, it should come to no one’s surprise that Hillary straight up ignored this lawsuit, with aides refusing to accept the court summons. You can read the lawsuit here. Now, something has to be done on their end to avoid having a judge rule automatically in favor of the families...