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Fraud lawsuit against Bronx Dems won’t halt election
Fraud allegations won’t stop the Democratic Party primaries from rolling on in the Bronx — at least for now.
52 points by Daily News | Pleading Plaintiff Cause of action Elections Allegation Jurisdiction Candidate Legal terms
Judge seeks common ground in 9/11 suits against Saudi Arabia
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge tried Thursday to bring order to the legal process after a new law opened the floodgates to 9/11 lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for the 2001 terrorist attacks.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | September 11 attacks United Arab Emirates United States Lawsuit Appeal Al-Qaeda House of Saud Jurisdiction
Nevada AG indicts man identified as ‘sovereign citizen’ accused of taking over Las Vegas home
A man accused of taking over a Las Vegas home and claiming ownership of the property as a sovereign citizen was indicted on theft and burglary charges Thursday.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Criminal law Nevada Burglary Trespass Jurisdiction Theft Lawsuit Cease and desist
Critics sue Uptown redevelopment agency, calling it unconstitutional
The city's Uptown Redevelopment Authority and the economic development zone that feeds it were created in violation of the Texas Constitution, two critics allege in a new lawsuit, seeking to void all resulting actions and block Uptown from collecting or spending another dime.
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Constitution Pleading Plaintiff Bus rapid transit United States Constitution Law Judicial review Jurisdiction
Chicago school board lawsuit accuses state of 'separate and unequal' funding
The Chicago school board, on behalf of several Chicago Public Schools families, sued Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education on Tuesday, accusing the state of employing "separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in Illinois." The lawsuit, which CPS said was filed in...
1100 points by Chicago Tribune | School Chicago Illinois United States State Democratic Party Cook County Illinois Jurisdiction
Lawyers say city worker with Asperger’s should view mocking as ‘petty’ and ‘trivial’
He has Asperger’s syndrome and says he was mocked and locked in a basement, and found mutilated stuffed animals at his work space. But the city says if he were “reasonable,’’ he would see the incidents as just “petty slights and trivial inconveniences.’’ If anything, plaintiff Michael Bistreich’s problems were caused by his “own negligent...
144 points by New York Post | Law Pleading Human rights Civil procedure Lawsuit Appeal Plaintiff Jurisdiction
Diana Rauner’s nonprofit among group again suing governor, state
A coalition of social service agencies sued the state to begin "timely payments" for services under binding contracts dating back to last year.
436 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Appeal Pleading Civil procedure Lawsuit Plaintiff Jurisdiction Judgment Dispute resolution
Melania wins ‘substantial’ settlement from blogger over prostitution claims
Melania Trump has won a “substantial” amount of money in a settlement with Maryland blogger who wrote about claims that she had once worked as a prostitute. “The First Lady of the United States has settled her lawsuit against Webster Griffin Tarpley of Maryland,” said Matthew Blackett, one of Mrs. Trump’s attorneys. “Mr. Tarpley has...
9562 points by New York Post | Melania Trump Plaintiff People from New York City Donald Trump Jurisdiction Lawsuit Aflac Trump family
Judge dismisses more Flint water crisis lawsuits
Judge said plaintiffs failed to comply with a 60-day notice requirement under the Safe Water Drinking Act        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Drinking water Safe Drinking Water Act Water treatment Water crisis Plaintiff Water Jurisdiction Water supply
Flint water lawsuit dismissed by judge
Allowing the class-action case to proceed would bypass procedures of the Safe Drinking Water Act, judge said        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Drinking water Lawsuit Water United States Water supply network Appeal Legal terms Jurisdiction
Suit settled over false fraud claims against Michigan's jobless
The state's Unemployment Insurance Agency has promised to change its practices and assure claimants get due process.        
110 points by Detroit Free Press | Unemployment Plaintiff Pleading Class action Insurance fraud Michigan Jurisdiction United States
Brazilian banker finally settles suit over unpaid $340G bar tab
The bigwig popped bottles to the tune of $340,000 at the Meatpacking District hotspot in June — but didn’t settle his tab until February.
153 points by Daily News | Civil procedure Dispute resolution Trial Pleading Appeal Jurisdiction Tequila Mergers and acquisitions
Michigan tries to block court-ordered water bottle delivery to Flint
Michigan officials are fighting a federal court order to deliver water to the residents of Flint to ease the damage of lead contamination. The state argues the bottle distribution would be unnecessary to ensure residents have safe drinking water. Read Full Article at RT.com
4288 points by Russia Today | Lawsuit Jurisdiction Drinking water Detroit Appeal U.S. state Michigan Water
Landry's sues animal rights group over allegations about white tigers
Landry's, Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit against a California-based animal welfare organization over allegations made about the living conditions for the white tigers at the company's Downtown Aquarium. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Harris County, accuses the Animal Legal Defense Fund of defaming the company with "deliberately false accusations of animal mistreatment and criminal conduct," over four captive-bred white Bengal tigers that have been housed at Houston's Downtown Aquarium since 2004. If not, the animal welfare group will file a lawsuit in federal court based on the Endangered Species Act.
862 points by The Houston Chronicle | Tiger Animal rights movement Defamation Endangered species Bengal tiger Animal welfare organizations Jurisdiction Animal law
Judge clears way for release of many more Pulse 911 calls
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Monday cleared the way for the release of many of the hundreds of 911 calls related to a mass shooting at a gay Florida nightclub, but calls capturing patrons' deaths will still be…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Law enforcement agency Jurisdiction Appeal Law Police United States Marshals Service
Former student’s parents drop several claims in civil lawsuit against Northfield school
The parents of a 13-year-old boy are moving forward with an amended civil lawsuit against a special education school in Northfield, where they allege a female classmate sexually assaulted him.In doing so, the parents have voluntarily dropped several claims of negligence, alleging harm to themselves...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Pleading Jurisdiction Sexual harassment Auburn Washington Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse Individualized Education Program Dispute resolution
Judge in 9/11 Suits Feels No Regret That None Ever Went to Trial
Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein acknowledged that by not holding a trial for any of the cases, there was a “loss of information” to the public.
591 points by The New York Times | September 11 attacks World Trade Center Lawsuit American Airlines Flight 11 Cantor Fitzgerald United Airlines Flight 175 September 11 Jurisdiction