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Lawyers for NYPD whistleblower awarded $1.1M for fees
Lawyers for NYPD whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft have been awarded $1.1 million in fees — far less than the $4.6 million they wanted.
57 points by Daily News | New York City Judge Lawyer Dispute resolution Manhattan Civil procedure Fee Lawsuit
Inmates flooding courts with frivolous lawsuits
Dozens of Bay State inmates have filed hundreds of pleadings as part of frivolous lawsuits that are clogging the courts and turning judges into prisoner “pen pals” — according to one jurist and a top lawyer who are both clamoring for changes in what they call a “broken” system.
13 points by Boston Herald | Lawsuit Court Law Judge Prison Supreme Court of the United States Lawyer Appeal
Brooklyn man who said he was beaten by police admits to lying
A Brooklyn man who accused four NYPD cops of beating him KO'd his lawsuit when he admitted that he lied under oath.
2014 points by Daily News | Supreme Court of the United States Court Judge Jury Police Truth Police brutality Lawsuit
Embattled Lt. Glenn Evans gets support in lawsuit against CPD
Community activists from some crime-plagued neighborhoods showed up at the church to support Lt. Glenn Evans in a federal lawsuit against the city.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Commander Police brutality Pleading Chicago Police Department Lawsuit Superintendent Neighbourhood
‘Hollywood on the Hudson’ gets green light from appeals court
The controversial “Hollywood on the Hudson” park project is back on track thanks to a court ruling Thursday. A Manhattan appeals court green-lighted the $130 million project — which has been a ping-pong ball in the state legal system — by tossing out a challenge by a group of activists. The activists from the City...
5 points by New York Post | United States Appeal New York City Lawsuit Appellate court Trial court New Jersey Law
Disbarred attorney arrested on warrant after lawsuit
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A disbarred attorney, whose clients have accused her of embezzling $1.5 million of their money, has been arrested after failing to come to a court hearing in a civil lawsuit against her. The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2cA3jg0 ) reports that Julie Kronhaus was arrested Tuesday after an ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Orlando Florida Orlando Sentinel Dispute resolution Lawsuit Internal Revenue Service Civil procedure Appeal Lawsuits
‘This American Life’ creator’s home infested with bed bugs, rats: lawsuit
His American life includes living with bed bugs and rodents in a rundown Chelsea apartment, a new lawsuit says. Ira Glass, the creator of the famed National Public Radio weekly broadcast “This American Life,” and his wife are getting sued by their condo board for allegedly refusing to address a bed-bug infestation in their one-bedroom...
146 points by New York Post | Ira Glass Pleading Public Radio International This American Life Lawsuit David Sedaris
Wells Fargo to pay $150 million-plus over allegations its workers opened fake accounts
City and federal officials have reached a settlement of at least $150 million with Wells Fargo over allegations that the bank’s employees, driven by strict sales quotas, regularly opened new accounts for customers without their knowledge. The settlement, according to documents reviewed by The Times,...
8774 points by Los Angeles Times | Wells Fargo Lawsuit Bank of America Credit card Los Angeles Bank Fraud Dispute resolution
Judge: Elliott can participate in pension board meetings
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge has ruled ousted Kentucky Retirement Systems board member Thomas Elliott can still participate in meetings, but he won't have a vote. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to remove Elliott from the board. Elliott sued Bevin, one of several pending lawsuits testing the limits ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Kentucky Management Board of directors Lawsuit The Washington Times Question Lawsuits Corporate governance
Jury selection begins in Salvation Army collapse civil trial
Sometime Tuesday morning, 120 Philadelphians will be led into City Hall's Courtroom 253, where a judge and lawyers will select 12 jurors to decide who - if anyone - should pay the victims and survivors of the most epic municipal disaster since the 1985 MOVE bombing.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jury Judge Lawsuit Indictment Court Grand jury Jury selection Prosecutor
Fired Greenville police officer sues the city, police chief
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A former Greenville police officer has sued Police Chief Ken Miller and the city in U.S. District Court. Local media report that Joshua Pratt says in the lawsuit that he was improperly suspended and fired for a mistake in an affidavit. Pratt's lawsuit says he thinks ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Constable Protest Lawsuit Police Dispute resolution Civil disobedience Protests Appeal
Atlanta businessman duped pro athletes out of millions, feds allege

387 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Barack Obama Condoleezza Rice Pleading U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Injunction Lawsuit First Amendment to the United States Constitution Criticism
In stinging decision for Uber drivers, appeals court says they must go to arbitration
Uber drivers who have banded together to take the ride-hailing company to court now may have to shift strategies and settle for smaller payouts than they had sought. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Wednesday that drivers who signed up with Uber in 2013 and 2014 must...
52 points by Los Angeles Times | Appeal Appellate court United States Court Lawsuit Plaintiff Contract Courts
Student accused of raping ‘mattress girl’ loses lawsuit — again
The Columbia University student accused of raping “mattress girl” Emma Sulkowicz lost his second attempt at suing the university for discrimination — and this time the judge told him not to come back. On Friday, Manhattan federal judge Gregory Woods tossed Paul Nungesser’s latest lawsuit, which seeks to hold the Ivy League school responsible for...
-1 points by New York Post | Abuse Appeal Columbia University Lawsuit Ivy League Discrimination Law Rape
Defense attorneys win access to internal affairs complaints against Baltimore police officer
Attorneys for a group of defendants arrested by a Baltimore police sergeant can view the internal affairs files for more than 30 complaints against him and use them to challenge his credibility, a city judge has ruled.Sgt. Joseph Donato's record includes excessive-force and false-arrest complaints...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Pleading Plaintiff Felony Complaint Constable Police brutality Lawsuit
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
Lawsuit filed over fatal shooting at Markham nightclub
The aunt of a 26-year-old man who was killed at the former Adrianna's nightclub in Markham two years ago has filed a lawsuit alleging club officials knew it attracted a dangerous crowd but failed to take steps to ensure customers' safety. Christopher Hooper was shot and killed at Adrianna's in...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Pleading Plaintiff Crime Lawsuit Request for Comments Dispute resolution SouthtownStar
License Committee waters down home-sharing ordinance
Critics say the changes don't go far enough to remove unreasonable requirements for people who use Airbnb and other services to rent their homes.
21 points by Chicago Sun-Times | United States Constitution Supreme Court of the United States Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution Court order Lawsuit Decision making Warrant
Lawsuit says Ohio jail officer pepper-sprayed man in restraints (video)
A woman sued the Montgomery County Jail last year in connection with a similar incident. Watch video In a still from surveillance video, officers in the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, Ohio, restrain Charles Wade as another officer pepper-sprays Wade in the face.Image from video  DAYTON, Ohio -- A jail sued last year by a woman who said she was pepper-sprayed while in restraints is facing another lawsuit, this time from a man who says he went through the same ordeal, reports say. The October 2016 incident at the Montgomery County Jail involving Charles Wade, 37, of Englewood, Ohio, was captured on video. Wade was brought to the jail by an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper after being arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol, whio.com reports. Video footage shows Wade, with his wrists handcuffed behind his back, being searched by officers. While initially calm, Wade begins to pound his own head against the wall. Officers then decide to put Wade in a seven-point restraint chair. Wade walks calmly to the chair, insisting he's not resisting. Once seated and partially restrained, he begins to struggle and complains of discomfort as officers push him forward to unlock the handcuffs behind his back.    It's then an officer walks up and pepper-sprays Wade as he's held by four other officers. Wade can be heard gagging, saying "I can't breathe, help me please!" The Washington Post notes Wade was aware of the jail's use of a restraining chair, having seen a viral video of Amber Swink from her arrest in November 2015. An officer pepper-sprayed Swink as she sat in the chair alone in a room, fully restrained. Swink sued the jail in September. The lawsuit against the jail was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court and names Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, jail staff and management, the County Board of Commissioners and "any and all other jane and/or john does" as defendants, wdtn.com reports. According to wdtn.com, multiple lawsuits have been filed against the jail. County commissioners have called for a federal investigation, a move that Sheriff Plummer tells whio.com is "political." Plummer is a Republican, while the commissioners are all Democrats. "We believe (Wade) was fighting with the officers," Plummer tells whio.com. "And if you would just comply, we wouldn't have that situation, OK? My officers have to go home to their families and their loved ones. We don't pay them enough to fight people like that in that jail." Douglas Brannon, the lawyer representing both Wade and Swink, tells reporters that Plummer has lost control of the jail. "I think it happened again because there was no discipline handed out to officers involved in abusing Amber Swink," Brannon tells the Post. "I think this type of treatment is becoming something that happens with impunity within the Montgomery County jail." If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section. 
23 points by The Plain Dealer | The Washington Post Lawsuit County commission County council 2016 Plaintiff County Dayton Ohio
Inmate challenges cop’s credibility, wins new trial

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jury Appeal Judge Lawsuit Jury trial Law Court United States Constitution
Cigna sues Anthem for $14.8B in attempt to end merger plans
Ed AdamczykFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Health insurer Cigna announced it is suing competitor Anthem Inc. for $14.8 billion after a federal judge a merger of the two companies.
1 points by UPI | Lawsuit United Press International Appeal United States district court President of the United States Impeachment in the United States Insurance companies of the United States Health insurance
Cigna rejects Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid; sues for $1.85 billion termination fee
Cigna says it is rejecting Anthem's proposed $48 billion acquisition bid and suing the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer. The announcement comes hours after another major insurer, Aetna, said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana. The Department of...
4 points by Chicago Tribune | Insurance companies of the United States Mergers and acquisitions Lawsuit Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association WellPoint Federal government of the United States Medicare Federal Bureau of Investigation
Colorado attorney general sues to stop Boulder County’s oil and gas moratorium
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has filed a lawsuit against Boulder County, calling its moratorium on all new applications for oil and gas development "illegal."
484 points by The Denver Post | Law Colorado LAW United States Supreme Court of the United States Lawsuit U.S. state Front Range Urban Corridor
Cigna rejects $48 billion Anthem takeover, sues for damages
Cigna says it is rejecting Anthem's proposed $48 billion acquisition bid and suing the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer. The announcement comes hours after another major insurer, Aetna, said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana. The Department of Justice sued last summer to stop ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Insurance companies of the United States Mergers and acquisitions Lawsuit Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association WellPoint Washington D.C. The Washington Times Comment
Are ADA lawsuits about compliance or making money? (2 letters)
Thank you for highlighting the epidemic of Americans with Disability Act lawsuits which is occurring in Colorado and across the nation.
2 points by The Denver Post | Disability Penalty Developmental disability Executive director Colorado United States Self-advocacy Lawsuit
More allegations surface against MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages
The woman, identified as Jane IMSU Doe, is the second alleged victim to make allegations against Klages in recent weeks.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Police Law enforcement agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Pleading Criminal Investigation Department Constable United States Lawsuit
MSU suspends coach as abuse allegations grow
Kathie Klages, who has coached the gymnastics team for 27 seasons, was suspended Monday        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Pleading Michigan State University Lawsuit Rape Human sexual behavior Sexual assault Police Plaintiff
Details of MSU doctor’s alleged abuse emerge
Kathie Klages, who has coached the gymnastics team for 27 seasons, was suspended Monday        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Pleading Michigan State University Lawsuit Rape Human sexual behavior Police Sexual assault Plaintiff
US withdraws stay request in transgender bathroom case
DALLAS (AP) - President Donald Trump's administration is stepping back from a request made by the Obama administration in an ongoing lawsuit over bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools. The Department of Justice on Friday withdrew a motion asking that a temporary injunction blocking Obama administration guidance on ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Lawsuit President of the United States Federal government of the United States Court order Washington D.C. Donald Trump Transgender
Mayor de Blasio compares Gov. Cuomo to President Trump
Mayor de Blasio Friday compared frequent foe Gov. Cuomo to President Trump.
251 points by Daily News | Appeal Injunction New York City Court order Lawsuit Brian Lehrer WNYC United States
Lawsuit over fishing monitors to reach Court of Appeals soon
HAMPTON, New Hampshire (AP) - A New England fishermen's group suing the federal government over the cost of at-sea monitoring is scheduled to present oral arguments before the federal Court of Appeals in March. The monitors are workers who collect data that help the government craft fishing regulations. The government ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Appeal Federal government of the United States U.S. state Massachusetts Lawsuit President of the United States New England
Lawmakers ask Harris County to fire attorney in civil rights case
Two Houston-based lawmakers have called on Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan to dismiss an attorney hired to represent county judges in a federal civil rights lawsuit, after that attorney claimed in a hearing that many people jailed in Harris County were there by choice - not because they could not afford to post bond.
344 points by The Houston Chronicle | Prison Bail Judge Law Counties of the United States Plaintiff U.S. state Lawsuit
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
Bow residents sound off on school budget reductions
Bow residents spoke out on their determination to preserve the integrity of their schools despite the threat of a potential multimillion-dollar burden on the town and a sawbuck-sized tax impact.Close to 75 residents attended a joint public hearing on the proposed budgets for the town and school, but...
42 points by Concord Monitor | Appeal Court Board of directors United States Court order Lawsuit Appellate court State supreme court
Dozens were falsely told they had Alzheimer's, lawsuits say
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shawn Blazsek would go days without sleeping and was forgetting how to tie his shoes. He knew a string of concussions from high school football and boxing was catching up with him. Still, at age 33,…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Alzheimer's disease Toledo Ohio Memory Memory loss Semantic memory Lawsuit Rita Hayworth Interstate 90
Lawsuit targets key funding source for teacher unions
A conservative group has joined with eight California educators in a lawsuit filed this week that seeks to eliminate the right of unions to collect mandatory “agency fees” from teachers — even if they are not full members. Similar litigation challenging the fees failed last year when the Supreme...
766 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States Antonin Scalia William Rehnquist United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Harvard Law School Clarence Thomas Lawsuit
Former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder visits Sacramento to meet with his clients: California's legislators
With California’s relationship to President Trump growing increasingly strained, Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday met in person with the high-profile attorney tasked with shaping their strategy for upcoming clashes: former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder. The visit marks the first time the Washington,...
102 points by Los Angeles Times | Legislature President of the United States United States Law Legislatures United States Senate Lawsuit Eric Holder
Melania Trump's lawsuit claims she lost a 'once-in-a-lifetime' chance to profit off her high profile
First Lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say the “multi-year term” during which she “is one of the most photographed women in the world” could mean millions of dollars for her personal brand. Although...
5308 points by Los Angeles Times | Donald Trump George W. Bush Melania Trump Lawsuit President President of the United States People from New York City First Lady of the United States
Watch live: Federal appeals court to hear battle over Trump’s travel ban
A federal appellate court has scheduled telephone oral arguments for Tuesday afternoon in a lawsuit over President Trump’s travel and refugee ban. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear from lawyers from the federal government and states suing Trump. Washington state and Minnesota sued Trump last week, saying the ban harmed...
332 points by New York Post | United States Appeal Federal government of the United States Appellate court President of the United States Court Lawsuit U.S. state
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
Firms bumped as finalists for pot licenses fight for answers
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Two Maryland companies say the state is wrongly refusing to explain why they were abruptly bumped off a list of 15 finalists to be licensed to grow medical marijuana in the state. Green Thumb Industries and Maryland Cultivation and Processing have asked a Baltimore judge to ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Maryland Washington D.C. Lawsuit U.S. state Baltimore Annapolis Maryland Plurality voting system Anne Arundel County Maryland
Letter: Fight HB 365
Fight HB 365An open letter to state Sen. John Reagan: Although we may disagree on a number of issues, I consider you to be an intelligent and dedicated public servant for whom I have a great deal of respect. Because of this, I want to reach out to you concerning a matter upon which we may have commo...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Law Lawsuit United States House Committee on the Judiciary Pleading Civil procedure English-language films Plaintiff Dispute resolution
Melania Trump re-files Daily Mail lawsuit
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has re-filed a libel lawsuit against the corporation that publishes the Daily Mail's website, this time in New York, for reporting rumors that she worked as an escort.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Corporation U.S. state World Million Punitive damages Computer file Lawsuit Business and financial operations occupations
Double Door evicted from longtime Wicker Park space
The Double Door club was evicted from its longtime Wicker Park space Monday after attorneys for the club failed to post money required to appeal their eviction case, according to an attorney for Double Door's landlord. Cook County Circuit Judge Orville Hambright Jr. ruled in August that Double...
2857 points by Chicago Tribune | Appeal Lease Leasehold estate Landlord Eviction Court Court order Lawsuit
SNAP director steps down amid lawsuit
The founder and president of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) resigned this week as the organization faces lawsuit in which it was accused of colluding with attorneys. Barbara Blaine, who founded SNAP 29 years ago, resigned effective Friday, according to a statement from SNAP. “Her contribution to the survivors movement is […]
151 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States Lawsuit David Clohessy Barbara Blaine Pleading Catholic Church Roman Catholic Church Termination of employment
Parents of basketball girl who sued school are teaching her narcissism, not justice
Actions have consequences. And legal actions can have big consequences. That’s the lesson that Sydney Phillips and her family got this week when she and her younger sister were expelled from St. Theresa School in Kenilworth, NJ. This past fall, Sydney, a rising basketball star, had wanted to play for her school. Not enough female...
2688 points by New York Post | High school Lawsuit Family Judge Household income in the United States Basketball Nativity scene Christian school
Buzzfeed sued by firm named in Trump dossier
Buzzfeed was sued by the Russia-tied tech firm named in the dossier that contained unsubstantiated allegations against President Trump for including “libelous, unverified” information about the company, McClatchy reported Friday, citing the lawsuits. The defamation suits were brought by XBT Holdings. Company lawyers reportedly filed complaints against BuzzFeed and its editor Ben Smith. A former...
19 points by New York Post | White House Press Secretary Pleading Defamation Mass media Democratic Party President of the United States Verification Lawsuit
Seattle federal judge orders nationwide halt to immigration ban
In one of the strongest blows yet to President Trump’s controversial immigration ban, a federal judge in Seattle on Friday ordered an immediate nationwide halt to enforcement of the order that has caused havoc at airports and sown confusion among thousands of visa holders and refugees. The temporary...
1210 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Injunction United States Federal government of the United States Supreme Court of the United States Lawsuit Impeachment in the United States Court order