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Airbnb unveils policies to fight user discrimination
The company was previously criticized for not doing enough to prevent discrimination on the service.
-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Plaintiff Business school Harvard Business School Service of process Harvard University Discrimination
ACLU sues Kansas City school district after young child handcuffed, reports say
The 7-year-old boy was taken to the principal's office in handcuffs, the lawsuit says. KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- The city's school district is being sued for a 2014 incident in which a 7-year-old student was handcuffed by a resource officer after crying and disrupting a teacher's class, reports say. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in federal court in Kansas City on behalf of the student, the Kansas City Star reports. The incident reportedly occurred in April 2014 at George Melcher Elementary School. The Associated Press reports the boy was told to change seats but refused because it would place him near a student who had bullied him in the past. The boy, who reportedly has a hearing impediment, began "crying and hollering," attracting the attention of school resource officer Brandon Craddock. The Star reports the lawsuit says the boy began to quiet down when Craddock entered the room. Craddock twice asked the boy to step outside into the hallway. The lawsuit states the boy became "frightened" when he went into the hallway and again began crying while trying to walk away from Craddock. According to the lawsuit, "Instead of stopping or employing any de-escalation techniques, Defendant Craddock twisted (the boy's) arms and handcuffed ... his arms behind his back, and then led him to the front office in handcuffs."  The boy was less than 4 feet tall and weighed less than 50 pounds at the time of the incident, the lawsuit says. He reportedly sat in the office handcuffed for as long as 15 minutes. The school district, Craddock and Principal Anne Wallace have been named as defendants in the lawsuit. It seeks an unspecified amount for damages and lawyers' fees. The boy's mother removed him from the school and home-schooled him for two years, reports say. The boy, now 9, returned to public schools this year.
30 points by The Plain Dealer | Civil liberties Plaintiff Kansas Kansas City Missouri High school Education
Jimmy Choo gets sued by its co-founder amid Fashion Week
Former Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon has made good on her threat to sue her former employer.
11 points by New York Post | Dispute resolution Jimmy Choo Ltd Jennifer Lopez Plaintiff Pleading Shoe Appeal Luxury brands
Jury selection still underway in Salvation Army collapse civil trial
Jury selection remains underway in the civil trial of defendants being sued in the deadly Center City Salvation Army thrift store collapse that killed six people and injured 13 others three years ago.
8 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jury Law Jury selection Plea Voir dire The Salvation Army Jury trial Plaintiff
Japan's ex-leader backs sick US sailors who blame radiation
TOKYO (AP) - A former Japanese prime minister is raising money for the hundreds of American sailors who say they got sick from radiation after taking part in relief operations for the 2011 tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Junichiro Koizumi, prime minister from 2001 to 2006, told ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Japan Junichiro Koizumi Cancer Aircraft carrier Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant The Tokyo Electric Power Company Plaintiff Shinz? Abe
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
Le Cirque's new general manager came with a side of harassment
Sexual harassment is on the extremely expensive menu at Le Cirque, a shocking new lawsuit says.
2 points by Daily News | Pleading Plaintiff Complaint Restaurant Cause of action Service of process Sexual intercourse Supreme Court of the United States
Sex products CEO accused of fake journalism promoting his company
The chief executive officer of a "sexual health" products retailer used a San Diego-based newsletter publishing business to promote products by ghost-writing articles and passing them off as ...
3 points by Las Vegas Sun | Chief executive officer U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Plaintiff Executive officer Defendant Stock market San Marcos California Chief executives
Getty Images says photographer suing it for $1 billion gave up her right to complain
A photographer who put thousands of pictures in the public domain gave up her right to complain when others sell them, photo agencies and affiliated companies say in court papers. Getty Images and other companies argued in papers filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday and Wednesday that Carol...
193 points by Los Angeles Times | Appeal Copyright Public domain Shuttlecock Plaintiff Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Pleading Charles Dickens
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
Ex-appointees sue Macomb County clerk over firings
Two former appointees of Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger filed a civil rights and whistle-blower suit Friday        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Pleading Whistleblower Local government in the United States Plaintiff First Amendment to the United States Constitution Computer Complaint Cause of action
Protesters in Baton Rouge police killing claim history of 'racist law enforcement' – lawsuit
The aggressive mass arrest of protesters who took the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to demand accountability for the police killing of Alton Sterling in July 2016 were part of a history of racist actions by the city's police, a new lawsuit says. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Police Constable Police officer Protest Baton Rouge Louisiana Police brutality Crime Plaintiff
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
GIF as a deadly weapon: Man charged over seizure-inducing tweet to journalist
In a landmark federal case, a man has been charged in the US with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for sending a malicious tweet which triggered an epileptic fit. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Police Law enforcement agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Complaint United States Photosensitive epilepsy Pleading Plaintiff
Lawsuit claims some Ford Shelby GT350s can’t perform
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, plaintiffs allege they didn’t get the performance vehicle they paid for        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Mustang Shelby Mustang Ford Motor Company Pleading Plaintiff Dearborn Michigan Automotive industry Automobile
Court hearing on SpeedVegas set for April 6
A hearing has been set for April 6 in Clark County District Court to consider an emergency motion to close the SpeedVegas track south of Las Vegas where customers pay to drive or ride in cars that go more than 150 mph on a 1½-mile course.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Pleading Service of process Civil procedure Driving Plaintiff Cause of action Judge Dispute resolution
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
Walmart passes off mass-produced brews as craft beer: lawsuit
Walmart is being sued by beer lovers who claim a craft brew being marketed by the retail giant is really bunk.
102 points by Daily News | Plaintiff Brewing Beer Keg Brewery
Judge Refuses to Dismiss ‘Timeless’ Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that NBC’s “Timeless” is a ripoff of a Spanish TV time travel series. U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson, in a ruling issued on Wednesday, denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Sony and other defendants had asked the court to toss the case. Onza Partners, producers... Read more »
1397 points by Variety | Time travel Civil procedure Dispute resolution President of the United States Dispositive motion United States magistrate judge Judgment Plaintiff
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, 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, reports. According to, multiple lawsuits have been filed against the jail. County commissioners have called for a federal investigation, a move that Sheriff Plummer tells is "political." Plummer is a Republican, while the commissioners are all Democrats. "We believe (Wade) was fighting with the officers," Plummer tells "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 crime and courts comments section. 
23 points by The Plain Dealer | The Washington Post Lawsuit County commission County council 2016 Plaintiff County Dayton Ohio
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
Canadian govt responsible for harming aboriginal children in ‘Sixites Scoop’ – court
A Canadian court has ruled that the government harmed thousands of indigenous children who were robbed of their cultural heritage when it took them from their families. Launched eight years ago, the lawsuit could cost the government US$1bn. Read Full Article at
137 points by Russia Today | Class action Plaintiff Adoption Pierre Trudeau Federal government of the United States Canada Justin Trudeau Federal government
MSU’s head gymnastics coach resigns amid scandal
Kathie Klages’ resignation comes amid a lawsuit accusing her of downplaying complaints against Dr. Larry Nasser        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Pleading Human sexual behavior Plaintiff Sexual intercourse Rape Complaint Service of process Cause of action
Colorado says it wants at least $16 million from Castle in foreclosure lawsuit
Colorado’s attorney general’s office says former foreclosure titan Larry Castle, his wife and two businesses in which he allegedly held a financial interest should have to pay about $16 million – and perhaps as much as $26 million – if the state wins its long-running lawsuit against them.
17 points by The Denver Post | Lawyer Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Law U.S. state Equity Judge Plaintiff Appeal
MSU’s head gymnastics coach retires amid scandal
Kathie Klages’ retirement comes amid a lawsuit accusing her of downplaying complaints against Dr. Larry Nasser        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Pleading Plaintiff Cause of action Complaint Michigan State University Human sexual behavior Service of process Sexual intercourse
Feds search Friars Club in Midtown
U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents recently searched the tony Friars Club, a source told the Daily News.
123 points by Daily News | United States New York City Human rights Pleading Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution Service of process Court order Plaintiff
Michigan Dems say they'll tackle fraud scandal at unemployment agency
Democrats are drafting bills to require compensation, extend statute of limitations, hike jobless benefits        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Plaintiff Class action Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Civil procedure Unemployment English-language films Michigan
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
Rights group files petition to join suit against travel ban
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An immigration rights group has filed a petition to join a lawsuit by Washington and Minnesota states against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Appeal United States Plaintiff Donald Trump United States Congress United States Constitution Appellate court Immigration to the United States
Rights groups files petition to join suit against travel ban
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An immigration rights group has filed a petition to join a lawsuit by Washington and Minnesota states against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed the petition Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States district court President of the United States Appeal United States Injunction Plaintiff U.S. state Washington
Court won’t hear city’s appeal in red-light camera lawsuit
The decision means that the case that could ultimately lead to refunds of fines will continue.
114 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Appeal Law Case law Rahm Emanuel Plaintiff Judge Court Civil procedure
SEC charges Chinese investor with insider trading in Comcast-DreamWorks Animation deal
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Chinese investor and his family members with illegally profiting from Comcast Corp.’s $3.8-billion acquisition last year of DreamWorks Animation. The government on Friday obtained an emergency court order to freeze brokerage accounts used in...
111 points by Los Angeles Times | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Stock market Stock DreamWorks Animation Legal terms Plaintiff Kung Fu Panda
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
Melania Trump's 'Daily Mail' lawsuit: A FLOTUS first?
She says 'escort' story damaged her ability to profit from high-profile role. But can she?         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Defamation First Lady of the United States Donald Trump Plaintiff Theodore Roosevelt Melania Trump New York Times Co. v. Sullivan Pleading
Lawsuit: District allowed ingestion of contaminated water at Butler elementary school
A Butler resident and her daughter, who has concerning lead levels in her blood, have filed a complaint against the Butler Area School District and its former school superintendent due to extended lead contamination in well water at the Summit Elementary School, despite school officials being long aware of the problem. 
21 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Plaintiff Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Class action Superintendent Equity
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
Tyson reveals SEC inquiry, likely tied to price-fixing suits
NEW YORK — Tyson Foods says it's being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, likely in connection with lawsuits alleging that the poultry company and others engaged in price fixing activities.The Springdale, Arkansas-based company says in a regulatory filing that it received a subpoena from the SEC on Jan. 20. It says it is cooperating with the investigation, which is in an "early stage."
-2 points by Boston Herald | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chicken Competition Plaintiff United States antitrust law Civil procedure Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Springdale Arkansas
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
Tyson reveals SEC probe, likely over price-fixing suits
Tyson says it is cooperating with the investigation, which is in an “early stage”        
-2 points by The Detroit News | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chicken Competition Plaintiff United States antitrust law Civil procedure Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Copyright
Lawsuit: MetLife failed to pay workers $50M in overtime
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A lawsuit alleges insurance giant MetLife Inc. failed to pay $50 million in overtime to claim specialists across the country for the past three years. The complaint was filed Tuesday in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, by former claim specialist and lead plaintiff Stephanie McKinney, of ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Plaintiff Connecticut Pleading Hartford Connecticut U.S. state Federal government of the United States Bloomfield Connecticut Class action
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
Phila. SD agrees to enhance special-ed services

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | High school Education Summer of Love Individualized Education Program Plaintiff Class action Defamation School district
NCAA agrees to pay $208 million to settle antitrust lawsuit
The NCAA and 11 major conferences have agreed to pay $208.7 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit filed by former college athletes who claimed the value of their scholarships was illegally capped. The NCAA announced the settlement Friday night. The settlement still must be approved by a judge. The ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Plaintiff American football Basketball Big East Conference Washington D.C. Civil procedure Lawsuit The Washington Times
Trump's immigration order temporarily halted nationwide
A federal judge has issued a nationwide, temporary restraining order against enforcing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US. Read Full Article at
1567 points by Russia Today | President of the United States U.S. state United States district court Federal government of the United States Plaintiff Injunction Pleading Lawsuit
Steve Mnuchin Faces Fraud Claim Related to Relativity Media
Steve Mnuchin may be headed for U.S. Senate approval as America’s next treasury secretary, but he’s getting a big thumbs down from a film lending company that alleges in a lawsuit that the Wall Street and Hollywood financier helped cheat it out of more than $80 million. In a legal filing late Thursday, RKA Film... Read more »
1067 points by Variety | Pleading Plaintiff Debt Cause of action United States Senate Film Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Service of process
Report: Pilot ran out of fuel before June fatal crash
A 38-year-old woman was electrocuted after the plane crashed and knocked down a power line        
-2 points by The Detroit News | National Transportation Safety Board Crash Bandicoot Pleading John Doe Plaintiff Step climb Jeremy Piven Aircraft
Lawsuit: Disabled protesters were barred from Capitol lawn event
Blind activist Joe Harcz and other protesters say their rights were violated when they were kept away from Capitol event        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | First Amendment to the United States Constitution Pleading United States Constitution Supreme Court of the United States Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Plaintiff Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution United States district court