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  • Mo Brooks served with Swalwell lawsuit

    06/07/2021 1:00:45 AM PDT · by RandFan · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/21 08:30 PM EDT | BY JOSEPH CHOI
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has been served with a lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), days after attorneys for Swalwell said they were having trouble tracking down the Alabama Republican, Brooks and a Swalwell representative confirmed. The lawsuit accuses Brooks and other allies of former President Trump of provoking the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Brooks tweeted on Sunday that he had been served with the suit and claimed members of "Swalwell's team" broke into his home and served the lawsuit to his wife. Speaking to CNN, Philip Andonian, an attorney for Swalwell, shot back at Brooks's...
  • Dominion sues pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation

    01/09/2021 6:38:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | JANUARY 08, 2021 | Alex Swoyer
    Dominion Voting Systems announced Friday it sued pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, claiming she damaged the company’s reputation in her election lawsuits where she claimed votes in several swing-states were manipulated in favor of President-elect Joseph R. Biden. “Lies were told about government election officials, elections workers, and Dominion Voting Systems. Those lies have consequences. They have served to diminish the credibility of U.S. elections. They have subjected officials and Dominion employees to harassment and death threats. And they have severely damaged the reputation of our company,” said John Poulos, CEO of Dominion. “Today is the first step to restore our...
  • Election tech vendor Smartmatic demands retractions from right-wing media over misinformation

    12/15/2020 8:30:29 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Voting equipment manufacturer Smartmatic on Monday sent legal notices to Fox News and other conservative media organizations threatening legal action if they do not retract stories that have promoted “false and defamatory” claims about the company and its products in the weeks following the presidential election. In the letters, which were also sent to One America News and Newsmax, an attorney for Smartmatic said Fox “engaged in a concerted disinformation campaign” as Fox hosts and guests have repeatedly pushed discredited conspiracy theories and other misinformation to claim, falsely, that the election was “stolen” from President Donald Trump. Misinformation about voting...
  • $50 million lawsuit filed on behalf of Mich. woman wrongly declared dead

    10/09/2020 4:02:02 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    Detroit News ^ | 10/9/2020 | Charles E. Ramirez
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said Thursday he has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the city of Southfield and four of its paramedics on behalf of a woman who was declared dead and left at a Detroit funeral home for hours before anyone realized she was still alive. Fieger said he filed the suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The suit names the city and four city employees, Michael Storms, Scott Rickard, Phillip Mulligan and Jake Kroll. The woman, Timesha Beauchamp, 20, was in a body bag for at least two...
  • HOA sues retired Texas City couple for up to $100,000 for flower beds that don’t meet guidelines

    12/08/2019 12:57:50 PM PST · by bgill · 65 replies
    KHOU7 ^ | Dec. 7, 2019 | Chris Costa
    A property owner’s association is suing a retired Texas City couple for thousands of dollars over a dispute about flower beds that did not meet the HOA’s guidelines. Klaas and Dorothy Tadema moved into the Lago Mar neighborhood after their Dickinson home flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The Tademas said they installed flower beds on the property in November 2018. They said they were notified by the HOA in March 2019 that their home improvements did not meet the association’s guidelines, which the HOA calls “covenants.” The retired couple filed an application along with the $25 fee to get the improvements...
  • E. Jean Carroll Is Suing The President For Defamation (The Woman Who accused Trump of rape)

    11/04/2019 12:58:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    We haven’t seen E. Jean Carroll’s name in the headlines for a while, probably since she finished her recent book tour. But now she’s back, bringing a lawsuit against Donald Trump. But it’s not for sexual assault or anything related. It’s a defamation suit spurred by the President supposedly calling her a liar or at least suggesting she was being untruthful when she claimed that he had raped her in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman. She’s lawyered up and appears serious about moving this forward, so the tabloids should have a field day with it. (WaPo) A writer...
  • Man shot in the groin with pepper ball at Trump protest suing Phoenix

    06/08/2019 12:20:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    KTAR News ^ | 6/7/19
    PHOENIX – The man shot in the groin with a non-lethal weapon by police during a protest outside a 2017 Phoenix appearance by President Donald Trump intends to sue the city. Joshua Cobin told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Friday that seeing Facebook posts by police officers that mocked the incident pushed him to file a precursor to a lawsuit this week. The posts were in the news after this week’s release of the Plain View Project, a database of public Facebook activity by current and former police personnel in eight cities, including Phoenix. The project’s website says the posts and comments selected were...
  • Harry Reid testifies exercise device injury cost him Senate

    03/29/2019 1:24:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2019 | Ken Ritter
    Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid told a Nevada jury Thursday that his career was cut short by injuries he suffered when a TheraBand exercise device slipped from his hand and he fell in his home bathroom in 2015. From a wheelchair on the witness stand in a product liability lawsuit against Ohio-based device maker Hygenic Corp., the 79-year-old longtime Democratic leader covered half his face with his hand to indicate the bones he said were “smashed” when he spun around and fell against cabinets in his bathroom. Despite surgeries, he said he has irreparable retina damage and can only distinguish...
  • Lawsuit contends no-slip floor on cruise ship works too well

    07/08/2018 8:36:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    WSET ^ | Sunday, July 8th 2018
    The owners of a popular dinner cruise ship in Virginia are being sued by a customer who says the ship's no-skid flooring worked too well. The plaintiff, 66-year-old Jeffrey Makuch, says he took a cruise on the ship in June 2016 and fell while playing cornhole. He says the no-skid floor made it impossible for him to properly shift his weight while stepping to throw a beanbag.
  • Church Sued for $2.3 Million for Not Hosting LGBT Event in Building It Owns

    05/30/2018 9:32:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    An Oregon business has filed a complaint against a church that prohibited it from hosting an LGBT event in a building owned by the church, claiming that the fallout from that decision has harmed the company. In 2015, Ambridge Event Center, which once rented out a space owned by Holy Rosary Church for various events, was compelled to reject an LGBT group's request to hold an event on the property due to the church's "morals clause." In a lawsuit filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Oregon, Ambridge alleged that the church's rules against them hosting the LGBT...
  • Dinesh D’Souza Prosecutor Sues Building for Not Allowing Crazy Woman to Keep Dangerous Dog

    04/22/2014 8:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Preet Bharara, the legal troll most recently in the news for going after Dinesh D’Souza, the director behind a movie critical of Obama, and causing a major diplomatic incident with India by strip searching one of their female diplomats, has an even wackier case.Unlike many of the Indians targeted by the Sikh US Attorney, this time Bharara went after a building over a dog. This is a crazy case in a very literal sense.In December, Preet Bharara, who puts out more press releases than most spammers, announced that the government was suing a building for discriminating “against a disabled tenant”...
  • Suit filed against Ferguson on behalf of 4 protesters

    08/09/2016 8:17:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2016 8:26 PM EDT
    A $20 million federal lawsuit filed on behalf of four people arrested during protests following the death of Michael Brown accuses the city of Ferguson and its attorneys of constitutional violations and malicious prosecution. […] The plaintiffs were acquitted of wrongdoing earlier this year. The lawsuit claims the St. Louis suburb spent more than $120,000 in prosecuting cases against protesters who took to the streets in 2014 following Brown’s death. …
  • 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...
  • Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Manufacturers

    05/22/2015 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 123 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 05/22/2015 | Garbiel Arana
    ~snip~ Maddow opened her show with heart-rending footage of the Aurora trial. She highlighted the testimony of Brenton Lowak, whose friend Jessica Ghawi -- a 24-year-old aspiring sports reporter -- died in the shooting. ~snip~ The parents unsuccessfully sued the retailers who made the firearm that killed their daughter. Colorado state law requires that plaintiffs who sue the manufacturers of gun products pay the companies' legal fees if they lose. “That’s not a typo,” Maddow said, adding, “The mother and father of the victim who died in the Aurora mass shooting have just been ordered to pay a quarter-million dollars...
  • Judge says transgender man has plausible case he was mistreated at hospital

    03/20/2015 12:11:01 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 20 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/20/2015 | Randy Furst
    Jakob Rumble was in severe pain when he came to the emergency room of Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina with his mother. What happened next provoked a federal lawsuit by the West St. Paul resident and a decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson that is being hailed by national transgender and gay rights organizations. Nelson ruled this week that Rumble, who identifies himself as a transgender man, has built a “plausible” case that he was a victim of discrimination and mistreatment by an emergency room doctor on the basis of gender identity. She denied a motion by the...
  • McDonald's sued for $1.5 mil by customer after employee called 'Angel' only gave him one NAPKIN

    02/28/2014 12:26:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 54 replies
    A McDonald's customer is suing the fast food restaurant for $1.5million because he was given only one napkin with his meal. Webster Lucas claims he is now unable to work because of the 'undue mental anguish' and 'emotional distress' caused by the incident. He launched the lawsuit following a row with the store manager at the outlet in Pacoima, California, on January 29. Tempers seem to have flared after Mr Lucas complained that he had received just a single paper towel with his Quarter Pounder Deluxe. Mr Lucas, who is African-American, says the he was racially abused by the manager...
  • Disgruntled worker who is ‘not a female or a male’ sues for $518,682 over PRONOUNS

    02/09/2014 8:48:34 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/09/2014 | Eric Owens
    A person in Oregon named Valeria Jones is suing catering company Bon Appétit Management for $518,682 because coworkers used female names in reference to Jones despite the fact that Jones had continually expressed the desire to be addressed only with gender neutral pronouns. Some of the terms the coworkers called Jones included, for example, “little lady,” “lady” and “miss,” reports The Oregonian. The coworkers said Jones looked like a woman—possibly some unidentified female celebrity Jones’s lawsuit, filed this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court by Portland attorney Donel Courtney, doesn’t identify the pronoun Jones prefers. The Oregonian suggests that people...
  • Lawsuit calls Georgia's 'Stand Your Ground' law unconstitutional

    11/05/2013 8:27:58 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    reuters.com ^ | November 05, 2013 | David Beasley
    A national coalition led by the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. is seeking to have Georgia's "Stand Your Ground" statute ruled unconstitutional, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed late Monday that the law discriminates against minorities. The 2006 law, which allows citizens to use deadly force in self-defense if they feel threatened, harms black people because they are often perceived by society as more dangerous than other racial groups, Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition said in the suit filed in Atlanta. "All Georgians, and particularly those of color, will be compelled to at all times prove that they are not taking part...
  • Woman sues McDonald’s after hot coffee spills on her lap (not again)

    10/26/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    KDVR, Fox 31, Denver ^ | 3:54 pm, October 25, 2013 | David Mitchell
    A woman from Clovis, Calif. is suing McDonald’s for negligence after hot coffee she bought at the fast food restaurant spilled on her lap and burned her. The attorney for 74-year-old Joan Fino says settlement talks between his client and McDonald’s ended Thursday without an agreement. … Fino says coffee spilled on her lap at the drive-up window and gave her second degree burns in her groin area. …
  • Man sues pope: Church bells ruined my marriage

    09/06/2013 8:36:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/5/03 | Joe Kovacs
    A Rhode Island man has filed a federal lawsuit against Pope Francis and others, claiming the frequent bell-ringing of the Catholic church across the street has disrupted his life so much, it helped precipitate the demise of his marriage. John Devaney, 64, of Narragansett, R.I., lives directly across from the picturesque St. Thomas More Catholic Church. “The bells have been going off 700 times a week, very loud volume, and it’s been going on for too long,” he told the Providence Journal in a videotaped interview. “I’m not getting any response back from the people that control the bell-ringing.” “First...