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  • Obama’s irresponsible taunt: President increasingly willing to go at it alone: "So Sue Me" He says

    07/06/2014 7:19:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 07/06/2013 | BY JONATHAN TURLEY
    'So sue me,' he dares in a Rose Garden speech on Tuesday that he intends to expand, not reduce, his use of unilateral actions to circumvent Congress. The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court late last month that President Obama violated the separation of powers in appointing officials is the type of decision that usually concentrates the mind of a chief executive. Obama, however, appeared to double down on his strategy — stating in a Rose Garden speech on Tuesday that he intended to expand, not reduce, his use of unilateral actions to circumvent Congress. Summing up his position, the...
  • Ten quotes: Obama’s journey from ‘yes we can’ to ‘so sue me’

    07/04/2014 5:13:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/4/14 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama has gone from “yes we can” to “so sue me.” The president’s standoffish remark this week about a Republican lawsuit was a reminder of how much Obama’s rhetoric has changed since his 2008 campaign and its promise to deliver a new kind of politics. These ten Obama quotations illustrate the transformation. 1. July 27, 2004: “There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America.” Obama vaults onto the national stage with a call for unity at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. 2. Feb. 5, 2008: “We know that what began as...
  • Insurer's Message: Prepare for Climate Change or Get Sued

    06/06/2014 3:15:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/06/14 | John Roach
    To insurance companies, there’s no doubt that climate change is here: They are beginning to file lawsuits against small towns and cities who they say haven’t prepared for the floods and storms that will cost the companies billions in payments. Earlier this week, the U.S. arm of a major global insurance company backed away from an unprecedented lawsuit against Chicago and its suburbs for failing to prepare for heavy rains and associated flooding it claimed were fueled by global warming. While legal experts said the case was a longshot, its withdrawal didn't alter the message it contained for governments: prepare...
  • Governor Scott to Sue U.S. Veterans Affairs Over Obstruction

    05/28/2014 9:03:20 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Governor Rick Scott ^ | 5-28-14 | Staff for Rick Scott
    Today, Governor Rick Scott announced plans to file a lawsuit establishing the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration’s (AHCA) authority to inspect federal VA hospitals in Florida, and to stop the federal veterans affairs agency from obstructing state actions. Governor Scott said, “As the chief health policy and planning entity for the state that licenses, inspects, and investigates consumer complaints, AHCA should be allowed access to federal VA hospitals to inspect their processes and their facilities. On seven separate occasions at six federal VA hospitals, however, state inspectors have been blocked by federal officials from carrying out their mission of...
  • Lieutenant governor’s race has legs in 2016 national politics

    05/11/2014 8:34:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Kyle Roerink
    The statewide race that seems to be gathering the greatest attention among political power brokers is for the position that carries the least power: lieutenant governor. The primary election June 10 is a proxy battle between the state’s two most influential politicians — Democrat Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval — and the zeal of the far right. This race normally wouldn’t catch voters’ eyes, but this campaign could define Nevada’s political landscape for 2016 and beyond. That’s because a Republican win could open the door for a well-funded, popular Sandoval to challenge Reid as the party continues...
  • Agnes Hailstone Takes Moose With Mosin Nagant

    05/09/2014 10:12:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
  • Congressman Blake Farenthold: "I Don't Think Mr. Holder Should Be Here"

    04/09/2014 12:15:33 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 65 replies
    Blake Farenthold's Press Release ^ | April 8, 2014 | Blake Farenthold
    Today, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) attended a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Attorney General Eric Holder was the sole witness. Today marked the seventh time General Holder has testified before the Judiciary Committee since his confirmation in 2009. Congressman Farenthold did not question Holder during the hearing because he felt that, since the Attorney General has been held in contempt of Congress, it was not appropriate for him to appear before Congress as if nothing was wrong. Instead, Congressman Farenthold made the following remarks during his designated questioning round in today’s hearing:...
  • Zimmerman's parents sue comedienne Roseanne Barr

    03/11/2014 1:35:29 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/11/2014 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD - The parents of George Zimmerman have sued comedienne Roseanne Barr, saying they fled their Lake Mary home in the middle of the night and have been unable to return because she posted their address on Twitter two years ago. Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman filed suit Monday in state circuit courtm accusing Barr of trying to incite "a lynch mob to descend" and carry out "vigilante justice." According to the suit, Barr published their address on Twitter March 29, 2012, a month after their son, George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford but...
  • Broomfield [Colorado]man rescued from Rock Creek during September floods could sue his rescuers

    03/06/2014 10:18:57 AM PST · by catnipman · 17 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 3/5/2014 | Megan Quinn
    A Broomfield [Colorado]man who was rescued from his submerged car during the September floods has filed papers indicating he might sue his rescuers and first responders. Roy Ortiz was rescued by North Metro Fire Rescue District and others who responded to the scene after his car was washed off the road on Sept. 12. He says crews took too long to respond to the accident after he became trapped in his upside-down car near the intersection of U.S. 287 and Dillon Road in Lafayette. He also claims the road should have been closed, thus the accident that left him trapped...
  • Lawyer on Christie’s SCHOOL FUNDING task force is bankrolling teen suing parents for college cash

    03/05/2014 8:17:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-5-2014 | Eric Owens
    Full Title - "Lawyer on Chris Christie’s SCHOOL FUNDING task force is bankrolling teen suing parents for college cash" The prominent New Jersey attorney who is funding the legal costs of 18-year-old Morris Catholic High School senior Rachel Canning in her lawsuit against her own parents serves on Gov. Chris Christie’s School Funding Task Force. The attorney is John P. Inglesino, the managing partner at Inglesino, Wyciskala & Taylor, LLC, a 10-attorney firm in Parsippany, N.J. Gov. Christie’s School Funding Task Force exists to eradicate abuse and fraud from New Jersey’s education system, explains the Common Sense Institute of New...
  • Judge rejects financial support requests by New Jersey teen suing parents

    03/05/2014 7:26:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-5-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Rachel Canning, 18, of Morris Catholic High School, was denied her requests for child support of $654 a week as well as thousands of dollars in attorney fees and immediate reimbursement of her high school tuition. Morris County Court Judge Peter Bogaard also ruled that Rachel’s parents must keep her on their health insurance policy and keep status quo on all college savings accounts set up for her. *************** “This whole thing is just destroying our family,” Sean Canning told The Post. “We love our daughter. She’s our pride and joy. The door is wide open. We want her to...
  • Communists Sue Democratic Party For Stealing Platform

    01/26/2014 9:25:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | Red Square
    In a surprise move, the CPUSA (Communist Party USA) has announced a lawsuit against the Democratic Party and its leadership for the alleged theft of intellectual property. The plaintiffs claim that the entire so-called "new" Democratic agenda is, in fact, the product of a decades-long, painstaking campaign by CPUSA theorists, agitators, and underground subversive cells - which makes it the intellectual property of the Communist Party USA, protected by American copyright laws. "They stole our entire platform, rebranded it 'progressive', and claimed it as their own," declared a CPUSA spokesperson at a press conference in San Francisco. "And we communists...
  • California Sheriff Denied Gun Purchase over Background Check

    11/30/2013 4:11:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/13 | AWR Hawkins
    When Siskiyou County, CA Sheriff John Lopey tried to buy an M1 Garand rifle through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), he was denied and told he failed to pass the background check conducted via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Lopey is a sheriff: he carries a gun and enforces the law for a living. Prior to being a sheriff, he spent 33 years with the California Highway Patrol and is a retired Army Colonel. He had Top Secret clearance in the Army. The FBI handles NICS background checks for firearms purchases. Ironically, Lopey recently went through and...
  • Couple sue Spike Lee over George Zimmerman tweet

    11/08/2013 5:55:40 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/8/2013 | SusanJacobson
    A Sanford couple have sued movie director Spike Lee for a tweet he posted that falsely claimed that their address was where George Zimmerman lived. After Lee disseminated the tweet last year to his more than 240,000 Twitter followers, Elaine McClain said she began receiving hate mail and she and her husband, David, had to temporarily move out of their home because they were being harassed. Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the February 2012 killing. A jury in July found him not guilty.
  • Judge: Foreigners can sue U.S. pastor over sermons [Religious Freedom is Dead]

    08/16/2013 2:56:26 PM PDT · by fwdude · 112 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/15/13 | Bob Unruh
    A federal judge has backed a homosexual-rights group in its claim that members were injured by an American pastor’s biblical preaching in Uganda against homosexual behavior. But the ruling from Judge Michael Posner in a case brought by Sexual Minorities Uganda against Pastor Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries could mean much more. It could establish that an international consensus disavowing long-held biblical standards could trump the U.S. Constitution.
  • Newspaper Editor Sues Readers for Defaming Her Character

    07/17/2013 3:46:14 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7-17-2013 | Randy Hall
    Here's something you don't see every day: a newspaper editor suing six readers for $25,000 in damages including “humiliation, mortification and embarrassment,” “sleeplessness and anxiety” and “mental anguish.” The lawsuit was filed last year by Lori Kilchermann, general manager and editor of the Ionia Sentinel-Standard in Michigan, for running a photograph taken two years earlier during a GOP fund-raising event at a barn in Ionia County, along with a story about a methamphetamine bust in the same structure on Feb. 10, 2012. The picture on the Sentinel-Standard website showed Republican candidates Rick Snyder and Brian Calley, along with Kristy Cuttle,...
  • Asiana to sue San Francisco TV station over names

    07/15/2013 8:01:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 7-15-2013 | SF Gate
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana announced Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline's reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco. ------- Asiana has decided to sue KTVU-TV to "strongly respond to its racially discriminatory report" that disparaged Asians, Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin said. She said the airline will likely file suit in U.S. courts. She said the report seriously damaged Asiana's reputation. Asiana decided not to sue the NTSB because it said it was the...
  • Zimmerman lawyer to move ‘asap’ against NBC News

    07/14/2013 2:09:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    Last night’s not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will enable the neighborhood-watch volunteer to resume his case against NBC News for the mis-editing of his widely distributed call to police. Back in December, Zimmerman sued NBC Universal Media for defamation over the botched editing, which depicted him as a hardened racial profiler.
  • Why did Obama's campaign manager attend meetings with the IRS?

    06/05/2013 9:49:48 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-13 | DrJohn
    You all remember Stephanie Cutter. She was Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager in 2012. Cutter accused Romney of all sorts of things, including Romney essentially being a liar, a felon and a murderer. Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999, the Obama campaign is arguing in light of news reports on the firm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “This is serious business,” said Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign’s...
  • Top Republicans Let Darrell Issa Off the Leash

    06/05/2013 5:21:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 5, 2013 | Shane Goldmacher
    When Darrell Issa called Jay Carney a "paid liar" this week, his critics figured he'd finally gone too far—that his one-step-ahead-of-the-facts rhetoric would force Republicans to rein him in. They figured wrong. For all the polite Washington handwringing over that single comment, the truth is this: Issa’s aggressive approach is just what the Republican House leadership wants. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor singled out Issa for praise at a closed-door GOP conference meeting on Tuesday. Hours later, Cantor gave him plaudits on national television, saying on CNN that Issa and other GOP chairmen investigating the IRS were doing “a fantastic...
  • Pa. grad student sues, says C-plus cost her $1.3M

    03/10/2013 2:43:48 PM PDT · by Wanderer99 · 27 replies
    Xfinity ^ | 2/14/13
    EASTON, Pa. — Talk about grade inflation. Graduate student Megan Thode wasn't happy about the C-plus she received for one class, saying the mediocre grade kept her from getting her desired degree and becoming a licensed therapist — and, as a result, cost her $1.3 million in lost earnings. Now Thode is suing her professor and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, claiming monetary damages and seeking a grade change. A judge is hearing testimony in the case this week in Northampton County Court. Lehigh and the professor contend her lawsuit is without merit. Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano declined to dismiss...
  • Terrorists Sue for University Studies

    01/08/2013 12:19:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/13
    Three terrorists imprisoned in Israel filed an appeal to the Supreme Court on Tuesday over a Prison Services decision to stop providing them the opportunity to earn an academic degree while in jail. Previously terrorists were allowed to take university courses in prison, a benefit that was taken away last year as part of an effort to pressure Hamas to agree to a deal to release Gilad Shalit. Terrorists say their conditions should be identical to those of non-terrorist prisoners, who are allowed to pursue university studies...
  • Small Business Owner Threatens To Sue Obama Over Campaign Ad

    08/08/2012 6:05:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    fox news ^ | 8/8/12 | jprendergast
    The owner of a specialty deli at Findlay Market wants her store’s name removed from an ad President Obama used to explain his record on small business. Ten seconds into the ad “Always,” an employee is shown from behind, pushing up the security door of Krause’s while Obama talks about owners sacrificing to make their businesses run. The owner of the store, Debra Krause-McDonnell, said she did not give permission for her business to be shown and that some customers have told her they’ll no longer shop there. She says she’s “contemplating legal action.”
  • Did 26 State AGs play the America People when suing over Obamacare?

    07/05/2012 5:17:30 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 21 replies
    7-5-12 | johnwk
    I’m beginning to believe the 26 State Attorney Generals who challenged Obamacare may have acted more for political purposes or to pacify the people`s outrage over such an extraordinary assumption of power by the federal government, then actually having Obamacare overturned by the Court. When Obamacare was passed, instead of going directly to the Supreme Court which has original jurisdiction in such cases and which I then constantly pointed out, these AGs diddled and dallied for almost two years in lower courts which helped to diminish the people`s outrage by giving the people hope the law would eventually be rightfully...
  • Pam Bondi must sue again over Obamacare: SCOTUS rejected punishment tax!

    06/30/2012 2:50:44 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 32 replies
    6-30-12 | johnwk
    Justice Roberts` holding that Obamacare`s individual mandate is constitutional as a tax is not only an incoherent stretching of Congress` taxing authority, but defies the very limits of Congress` delegated powers which were carefully enumerated in our Constitution and subjoined to Art. I, § 8, cl.1 by our Founding Fathers ___ Obamacare being absent in the enumeration! The Roberts ruling is immediately exposed for its absurdity when it is analyzed. First, let us confirm beyond the shadow of doubt that Congress` taxing powers under imposts, duties, excises and direct taxes, whatever they may be, are limited by other provisions in...
  • Florida to sue DHS in voter registration battle

    06/11/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 10 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 06/11/2012 | J. Easley
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said he will sue the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to move forward with his controversial attempt to purge the voter-rolls in his state of ineligible voters. “I have a job to do to defend the right of legitimate voters,” Scott told Fox News on Monday. “We’ve been asking for the Department of Homeland Security’s database, SAVE, for months, and they haven’t given it to us. So this afternoon, we will be filing a lawsuit, the secretary of State of Florida, against the Department of Homeland Security to give us that database. We want to...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman prosecutor threatened to sue Harvard

    06/08/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-7-2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    “It’s certainly professional to respond, but by calling the dean and threatening to sue the school, which she knows she cannot do, is unprofessional,” Dershowitz told FoxNews.com. “I would welcome a lawsuit from Corey. It would give me a chance to prove what an awful thing she did.” ------ “When the communications official explained to her that I have a right to express my opinion as ‘a matter of academic freedom,’ and that Harvard has no control over what I say, she did not seem to understand,” Dershowitz wrote. “She persisted in her nonstop whining, claiming that she is prohibited...
  • Former NC Democratic staffer may sue (RAT sexual harassment scandal)

    06/03/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 5/31/12
    Former NC Democratic staffer may sueThursday, May 31, 2012 RALEIGH (WTVD) -- There may soon be more fallout from a sexual harassment scandal the state Democratic party recently faced. A former staffer is considering filing a lawsuit against the party and its chairman, David Parker. Raleigh attorney Kieran Shanahan sent a letter to Parker asking him to preserve all records related to Adriadn Ortega's employment and sexual harassment complaints.
  • Couple who both lost a leg in crash sue student for sending messages to boyfriend (shortened title)

    05/24/2012 7:47:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-24-2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title - Can you be blamed for texting a driver? Couple who both lost a leg in crash sue student for sending messages to boyfriend, 18, before he hit them with his truck A couple who each lost a leg after a driver careened his truck into their motorbike is suing the man's girlfriend for texting him while he was behind the wheel. David and Linda Kubert, both 59, were in Mine Hill, New Jersey when they saw Kyle Best, then 18, looking down at a text message as he swerved towards them. After the September 2009 crash, police...
  • 'The Bachelor': African-American Men Suing -- The Show Is RACIST!!!

    04/18/2012 1:17:32 PM PDT · by Justaham · 32 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 4/18/12
    Two African-American men have just filed a discrimination lawsuit against the producers of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" -- and now, they're going public with details behind their racism accusations ... we're streaming LIVE. The news conference is scheduled to start at 12:30 PM PDT. As we previously reported, the men -- Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks -- claim they were passed over for the role of the "bachelor" because of the color of their skin.
  • Occupy protesters sue over free speech, force (Time to get rich!)

    12/25/2011 1:19:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/22/11 | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI
    Occupy protesters sue over free speech, forceBy ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | AP – Thu, Dec 22, 2011 Most major Occupy encampments have been dispersed, but they live on in a flurry of lawsuits in which protesters are asserting their constitutional rights to free speech and assembly and challenging authorities' mass arrests and use of force to break up tent cities. Lawyers representing protesters have filed lawsuits — or are planning them — in state and federal courts from coast to coast, challenging eviction orders and what they call heavy-handed police tactics and the banning of demonstrators from public properties. Some say...
  • Los Angeles may sue Occupy protesters

    12/24/2011 3:47:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/24/11
    The city of Los Angeles is weighing a lawsuit against Occupy LA protesters to recoup financial damages sustained during the two-month encampment.
  • Four ex-players sue NFL alleging brain damage

    12/23/2011 7:10:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/22/11
    Four ex-players sue NFL alleging brain damageReuters – 16 hrs ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four former National Football League players, including two Pro Bowl players, sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them facing medical problems years after their careers ended. Dorsey Levens and Jamal Lewis, both named to the annual All-Star Pro Bowl, as well as Fulton Kuykendall and Ryan Stewart, filed the lawsuit against the National Football League and NFL Properties LLC on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. The suits are the latest in a series filed against the NFL in recent months...
  • NYPD Union Chief: We'll Sue Protesters Who Hurt Sergeants

    10/28/2011 10:49:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 10/28/11
    NYPD Union Chief: We'll Sue Protesters Who Hurt SergeantsNew York City Sergeants Benevolent Association president says protesters who hurt sergeants will be taken to court Friday, Oct 28, 2011 | Updated 8:17 AM EDT The head of the union representing New York City police sergeants wants Occupy Wall Street protesters to know that he'll pursue legal action against anyone who harms police. In a New York Post op-ed, Ed Mullins, president of the New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association, writes that he respects the ideas of free speech and assembly that have empowered the Wall Street movement. But cops should...
  • Failed Democrat Pol Sues Critics Over Election Loss

    10/25/2011 10:30:09 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 40 replies
    There's nothing quite like a politician scorned. When voters in Ohio's 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully. No, he decided to get even. So he did what anyone does in today's culture: he sued somebody. Charging that its activities contributed to his defeat and thus to his "loss of livelihood," Driehaus is suing the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life candidates for Congress and which has been one of the leading and most effective organizations involved in the fight to cut off federal...
  • BREAKING: Obama proposes letting the jobless sue for discrimination

    09/28/2011 7:52:11 AM PDT · by Scythian · 102 replies
    Advocates for the unemployed have cheered a push by the Obama administration to ban discrimination against the jobless. But business groups and their allies are calling the effort unnecessary and counterproductive. The job creation bill that President Obama sent to Congress earlier this month includes a provision that would allow unsuccessful job applicants to sue if they think a company of 15 more employees denied them a job because they were unemployed. The provision would ban employment ads that explicitly declare the unemployed ineligible, with phrases like "Jobless need not apply." As The Lookout has reported, such ads appear to...
  • Latest brainstorm. Let’s sue companies who refuse to hire the unemployed!

    09/23/2011 1:05:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Well, at least they’re focusing on jobs, even if only for trial lawyers.The latest brilliant plan to get people back to work seems to focus on… wait for it… punishing potential employers by dragging them into court on a whole new class of discrimination based lawsuits. The idea, spearheaded by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and a handful of other Democrats, would identify employers who run advertisements which specifically seek to avoid hiring people who are currently unemployed and allow them to be taken to court on some form of discrimination charge. Lawyers should be allowed to win financial damages from...
  • Bank Of America's Legal Woes Go Global After Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund Sues For Mortgage Fraud

    09/08/2011 1:28:37 PM PDT · by Neidermeyer · 42 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Sept 8 , 2011 | Tyler Durden
    It was only a matter of time. A few weeks after every money losing firm in the US and the kitchen sink disclosed it would sue Bank of America in an accelerating attempt to salvage something through litigation, the worst case scenario for Brian Moynhian just got real. As of minutes ago, Norway's Government Pension Fund, which is another name for its Sovereign Wealth Fund, has just announced it is suing Bank of America for mortgage fraud. Not only that but it is also going after Countrywide, obviously, but far more importantly, is also suing KPGM, the auditor on the...
  • "Wigger Wednesday": Black student sues school district alleging racism

    08/07/2011 10:54:03 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 37 replies
    City Pages ^ | 8/3/2011 | Jessica Lussenhop
    A local high school is being sued by a black student over a longstanding student tradition known as "Wigger Wednesday." Quera Pruitt, a former Red Wing High School student, says seeing her white classmates don do-rags and saggy jeans while throwing gang signs on "Wigger Wednesday" is a form of racial discrimination. "To her, and frankly to me, 'Wigger Day' is the same thing as 'Nigger Day,'" says her attorney, Joshua Williams.
  • Lawmakers sue President Obama over Libya

    06/15/2011 11:51:30 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/15/11 12:06 PM EDT | REID J. EPSTEIN
    A bipartisan group of House members announced on Wednesday that it is filing a lawsuit charging that President Obama made an illegal end-run around Congress when he approved U.S military action against Libya. “With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies,” said Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who led the 10-member anti-war coalition with Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.). The White House is expected on Wednesday to deliver to Congress a much-anticipated report detailing military activity in...
  • Lawmaker seeks to strip funds for government’s case against Arizona immigration law

    02/18/2011 12:16:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    TheHill ^ | 02/18/11 | Josiah Ryan
    Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) is seeking to pass a measure that would ban the federal government from using funds to challenge Arizona's new immigration law. Poe will seek to attach his measure to the House GOP spending bill being considered on the House floor. “This is an issue of public safety, and that’s why its important for the federal government to get out of the way of the state of Arizona,” Poe said. “The sovereign state of Arizona is being overrun by dangerous people.”
  • Slopes behind ropes: fear of lawsuits closing great New Jersey sledding hills

    02/02/2011 7:31:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies · 1+ views
    NJ.com ^ | January 26, 2011 | Brian Donohue
    <p>It's one of the simple, most wonderful pleasures of life: zooming down a snow-covered hill just fast enough for a touch of fear to quicken your pulse. Maybe it's a solo run. Maybe you're clinging to a loved one as you tear down the hill tandem. Surely, sledding is one of those things that makes it worth toughing it out and living in New Jersey when sunnier climes often beckon.</p>
  • Jesse Ventura sues TSA, says body scans and pat-down searches violate rights

    01/24/2011 6:00:37 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-24-11 | Amy Forliti
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration on Monday, alleging full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Ventura is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to issue an injunction ordering officials to stop subjecting him to "warrantless and suspicionless" scans and body searches. The lawsuit, which also names Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John Pistole as defendants, argues the searches are "unwarranted and unreasonable intrusions on Governor Ventura's personal privacy and dignity and are a justifiable cause...
  • Parents of dead Mexican teenager sue U.S. government ($25 million)

    01/17/2011 2:17:14 PM PST · by epithermal · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/2011 | Jim Forsyth
    SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (Reuters) – The parents of a Mexican teenager allegedly killed last year by a bullet fired by a U.S. Border Patrol agent across the Rio Grande river, on Monday sued the U.S. government for $25 million. The U.S. Border Patrol says Sergio Hernandez Guereca, 15, was pelting U.S. agents with rocks from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande river last June when Border Patrol agents on the U.S. side shot him to death. But Bob Hilliard, attorney for the Mexican family, said today that the boy was the victim of "brutality" on the part of the...
  • Feds threaten to sue states over union laws

    01/14/2011 2:23:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/14/11 | SAM HANANEL, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The National Labor Relations Board on Friday threatened to sue Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah over constitutional amendments guaranteeing workers the right to a secret ballot in union elections. The agency's acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, said the amendments conflict with federal law, which gives employers the option of recognizing a union if a majority of workers sign cards that support unionizing. The amendments, approved Nov. 2, have taken effect in South Dakota and Utah, and will do so soon in Arizona and South Carolina. Business and anti-union groups sought the amendments, arguing that such secrecy...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The Salon.com article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • This Week in California... Laguna Beach Woman Sues City for Poisoned Cat

    09/02/2010 4:06:57 PM PDT · by Erin Brown · 2 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | September 2, 2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    Kim Jensen of Laguna Beach, CA recently discovered that her cat had become violently ill from chewing on the carcass of a gopher that had been poisoned by her neighbor’s rodent repellent. Jensen is suing the city for $950.25 in vet bills because she claims her neighbor, Bill Martinez took the poison, which is city property, “for his personal use.” In an article by Claudia Koerner in the Orange County Register, Jensen explains her actions, saying, “‘The city needs to be responsible for its employees,’ Jensen said, adding it stings that her tax dollars may have in part funded the...
  • Israelis sue Al-Jazeera over reporting during Second Lebanon War

    07/13/2010 12:41:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    haaretz ^ | 7/13/10 | ap
    A group of 91 Israelis wounded by Hezbollah rockets during the 2006 Second Lebanon War is suing the Arab news network Al-Jazeera for $1.2 billion in a New York court for allegedly aiding the Lebanese guerrillas, their lawyer said Tuesday. Nitzana Darshan-Leitner said the suit, which was filed Monday, claims the Qatar-based news network intentionally violated Israel's military censorship regulations and reported the precise locations of rocket strikes in Israel in live broadcasts during the month-long 2006 war.
  • Feds Sue Arizona…But, What About Rhode Island?

    07/07/2010 5:44:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    big government ^ | 7/7/10 | Michael Graham
    Anyway, if enforcing immigration law is a bad thing for local cops to do, as Holder claims, why pick on Arizona? If he’s really upset that the same laws he has taken an oath to enforce might actually get (gulp!) enforced, why isn’t he suing Providence instead of Phoenix? They’ve been doing local immigration enforcement for years now. As The Boston Globe-Democrat reported yesterday, “From Woonsocket to Westerly, the troopers patrolling the nation’s smallest state are reporting all illegal immigrants they encounter, even on routine stops such as speeding, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” Even liberal Providence, where politicians...
  • BREAKING: New York Sues BP Over Loss on Retirement Fund (Yes,bankrupt them, see how much you'll get)

    06/23/2010 10:18:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 06/23/2010 | Gus Lubin
    The New York State Common Retirement Fund has sued BP over losses, according to preliminary wire reports. State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the fund trustee, announced he had hired Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC to represent the Fund in a class action against BP Plc. DiNapoli said he is seeking to lead the class action against BP to give the Fund and other investors their best chance at recovering damages sustained from the decline in shareholder value subsequent to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. DiNapoli said the Fund held more than 19M shares at the time...