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MasterCard faces record $18.6B lawsuit over excessive fees
MasterCard is being sued for $18.6 billion in Britain for allegedly charging excessive fees on millions of transactions over a 16-year period.
4 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Debit card Pleading European Union Consumer protection United Kingdom MasterCard Consumer Maestro
West Point investigating prayer led by coaches after football game
The U.S. Military Academy is launching an inquiry into a prayer led by coaches following Army's opening-day victory over Temple last week. Video of the post-game invocation was pulled offline on Monday after West Point officials received a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Mikey Weinstein, who heads the ...
728 points by The Washington Times | Michael Weinstein Military Religious Freedom Foundation Prayer United States Army Pleading Separation of church and state First Amendment to the United States Constitution Coach
MasterCard faces $18.6 billion UK suit over fees
The claim is said to be the biggest in British legal history.         
58 points by Arizona Republic | Law United Kingdom Appeal European Union Pleading Common law Firm London
Geraldo Rivera apologizes to Fox News sex scandal victims
Even Roger Ailes' own supporters are turning against him.
-1 points by Daily News | Fox News Channel News Corporation Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse Roger Ailes The O'Reilly Factor Pleading America's Talking
Universities step up battle on sex assaults
Many Michigan universities have revamped their sexual assault policies and stepped up training and education        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Rape Michigan State University University Domestic violence Violence against women Pleading Michigan Violence
IT CEO accused of mistreating housekeeper
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) - The founder of an IT company has been accused of forcing a housekeeper to sleep in the garage with her dogs, work 15-hour days and sometimes go without food. The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2caW1LO ) says the U.S. Labor Department filed a complaint late ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Orange County California English-language films Mission San Juan Capistrano Santa Ana California Pleading Legal terms Cause of action Woman
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
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
‘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
Monee mayor accused of striking youth umpire pleads not guilty
The south suburban mayor who admitted he made contact an umpire at a youth baseball game pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony battery charges in Will County court. Monee Mayor Jay Farquhar told police he acted in self defense during a June 4 incident that the umpire, Tim Nelson, said required...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Battery Criminal law Felony Bodily harm Legal terms Baseball Pleading Assault
Embattled Chicago cop: 'These are families, and I'm here to protect them'
With his career on the line, embattled former Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans took his case to the public on Thursday, saying he can no longer quietly allow the agency that investigates the most series police misconduct allegations, among others, to "malign" him. Surrounded by supporters at a...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Commander Pleading Cause of action Allegation Criminal law Legal terms Police brutality Crime
Carlson settles lawsuit against Ailes for $20 million
Former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson settles her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, and the network's parent company offers a public apology
10 points by The Boston Globe | Fox News Channel Greta Van Susteren News Corporation Roger Ailes Rupert Murdoch Pleading America's Talking Sexual harassment
Indonesia Alleges Forest-Fire Investigators Were Threatened
Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry said it would take legal action against a palm-oil company that allegedly cleared land through illegal burning and took environmental investigators hostage.
87 points by The Wall Street Journal | Southeast Asia Indonesia Pleading Environment
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
Mayor's cover-up: de Blasio fights to hide Garner cop's records
One and only one person is leading the fight to prevent the public from learning the cop's disciplinary history.
761 points by Daily News | Law Lawyer Supreme Court of the United States Civil and political rights Appeal Pleading LAW United States
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
Rabbi & Orthodox Jew arrested for 'chilling plot' to kidnap & murder man whose wife wanted divorce
A rabbi and another Orthodox Jewish man have been arrested in New York for an alleged plot to kidnap and murder a man whose wife wanted to divorce him, according to federal officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
239 points by Russia Today | Orthodox Judaism Judaism Crimes Murder Pleading Allegation Cause of action Marriage
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
Feds sue supplements retailer over firing of employee
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The Justice Department has sued a Rapid City-based retailer of dietary supplements alleging that the company violated the employment rights of a former member of the South Dakota Air National Guard. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Rapid City alleges that BioFusion Health Products Inc. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Dakota Rapid City South Dakota Black Hills Termination of employment 131st Bomb Wing United States Air Force Pleading Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Ailes picked the wrong woman to mess with
Roger Ailes picked the wrong woman to allegedly sexually harass, hit on and terminate. Gretchen Carlson's Twitter bio reads: "Journalist, wife, mama, warrior for women, 100% believer in life motto Carpe Diem, author of Getting Real." There's another word she should add to that list: courageous.
1014 points by CNN | Bill Cosby The Cosby Show Human sexual behavior Phylicia Rash?d Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Pleading A Different World Rape
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
Woman swindles more than $1M from N.Y. movie producer: suit
A real-life femme fatale bilked a film producer out of more than $1 million in a lonely-hearts scam straight out of a B-movie noir.
114 points by Daily News | Pleading Allegation Film Film producer Executive producer Filmmaking Cause of action National Film Registry
CPD detective sues city for alleged Whistleblower Act violation
A Chicago Police officer is suing the city of Chicago for allegedly violating the Illinois Whistleblower act.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Police brutality Cook County Illinois Firearm Chicago Chicago Police Department Felony Pleading
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 RT.com
-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
Three more firefighters say they were hazed by FDNY members
Three more FDNY firefighters have stepped forward to claim they were hazed and humiliated by fellow smoke-eaters, The Post has learned. The individuals contacted attorneys in the wake of a series of Post reports on a rookie firefighter who charges he was sexually assaulted and tormented at his midtown firehouse, and another who says he...
820 points by New York Post | Pleading Bullying Abuse Discrimination Racism Allegation Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Cause of action
Ex-Solebury School student sues school, alleging abuse
A woman who claims she was sexually abused by her gym teacher at the Solebury School filed suit against the Bucks County boarding school and also plans to cooperate with prosecutors, her attorneys said Friday.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Child abuse Pleading Law Bullying Bucks County Pennsylvania Jury Human rights Victim
Dallas teacher fired for porn past tries to reclaim job, says she endured sex slavery
A Dallas ISD teacher who was fired for working in the porn industry when she was younger is appealing to keep her teaching job.
10 points by The Houston Chronicle | Sexual intercourse Human sexual behavior High school Rape Human sexuality Psychological manipulation Pleading Bullying
State board to consider sanctions against Houston cancer doctor
The Texas Medical Board will decide next month whether to accept a staff recommendation to place a controversial Houston cancer doctor on probation and fine him $360,000 for violating state medical rules.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Physician Doctor-patient relationship Oncology Pleading Patient Legal terms Illness Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Charged: Navy commander in bribery scandal
The Justice Department announced Thursday that it was charging a Navy commander in a bribery scandal that has engulfed 17 Navy personnel, including a one-star Navy admiral.
255 points by CNN | English-language films Pleading Admiral Navy Cause of action United States Navy Royal Navy Organized crime
Robert Durst’s missing wife ‘was afraid of him,’ longtime friend claims at murder trial
A longtime friend of real estate scion Robert Durst testified Wednesday that Durst’s wife Kathleen — who vanished without a trace in 1982 — feared him before she disappeared.“She never said he would hurt her, but she was afraid of him,” New York advertising executive Nick Chavin, 72, said in court at a pre-trial hearing ahead of Durst’s murder trial in Los Angeles.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Judge Murder Capital punishment Testimony Witness Trial Lawyer Pleading
Daughter of Paul Walker says Porsche covered up 'dangerous' cars
Meadow Walker says Porsche Cars of North America "improperly redacted" damaging information from emails and documents.
31 points by Daily News | Porsche Carrera GT Porsche Porsche 911 Sports cars Pleading Allegation Porsche Cayenne English-language films
Ticketmaster Accused of Hacking Rival Firm’s Database
A few years ago Ticketmaster, the dominant player in concert ticket sales, faced a threat from a handful of startup companies. One of them was CrowdSurge, which focused on allowing artists and bands to sell directly to their fans. According to an amended complaint filed Wednesday in federal court, Ticketmaster hired one of CrowdSurge’s top... Read more »
44 points by Variety | Pleading Live Nation Entertainment Cause of action Allegation
Lawsuit: MSU coach defended Nassar’s treatment
Woman is the third alleged victim to come forward accusing former MSU coach of being aware of alleged sexual abuse        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Pleading Allegation Cause of action Gymnastics Michigan State University Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics Child pornography Child sexual abuse
Trump's ambassador pick is a former attorney of Robert Durst
President Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel has experience working for a headline-grabbing real estate scion: Robert Durst.
200 points by Daily News | Benjamin Netanyahu Israel 2016 2015 Pleading Politics of Israel Leap year starting on Friday Proposals for a Palestinian state
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
Attorney for Roger Ailes Accuser Says That U.S. Attorney is Investigating Fox News
An attorney representing former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros in her suit against the network and its former chieftan Roger Ailes told a New York court on Wednesday that Fox was being investigated by federal authorities. Judd Burstein said at a court hearing that he “was told by the U.S. Attorney’s office there is an ongoing... Read more »
437 points by Variety | Fox News Channel News Corporation Roger Ailes New York City Pleading Legal terms Fox Broadcasting Company 20th Century Fox
Feds probing Fox News in undisclosed criminal investigation
The U.S. Attorney’s office may be investigating Fox News for an unspecified violation of federal law, the Daily News has learned.
23014 points by Daily News | Supreme Court of the United States Pleading Fox News Channel Roger Ailes United States News Corporation United States Department of Justice Grand jury
College bro blames school for his drunken punching rampage
A New Jersey man convicted of randomly punching fellow students at a Massachusetts university is now suing Endicott College, claiming the school was lax in enforcing underage drinking laws. Dillon DeStefano, 22, of River Vale, cited Massachusetts’ social host liability law in his lawsuit against the private college in Beverly, Mass., and president Richard Wylie....
78 points by New York Post | New Jersey Pleading Criminal law Law Beverly Massachusetts Essex County Massachusetts University Battery
3rd allegation emerges against ex-MSU gymnastics coach
Former MSU women's gymnastics coach Kathie Klages told the mother of a current gymnast in December that the child pornography the FBI said it found on Larry Nassar's computers and hard drives may have been planted, an attorney confirme        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Pleading Police Federal Bureau of Investigation Human sexual behavior Michigan State University Allegation Sexual intercourse Cause of action
Bermuda lawsuit says Massachusetts hospital bribed premier
BOSTON — The government of Bermuda has sued a Massachusetts hospital, saying it bribed the island's former leader in order to secure business there.The Boston Globe reports that the federal suit filed Tuesday alleges that Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Ewart Brown, a doctor who was Bermuda's premier from 2006 to 2010, were part of a racketeering conspiracy that spanned 20 years.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Massachusetts Bermuda Pleading Organized crime British Empire Health care Ewart Brown Medicine
Suit alleges IPRA investigator leaked confidential records on Chicago cop
Two years into a bitter child custody battle, Chicago police Officer Emily Hock said she became fearful after her son's father seemed to have an uncanny knowledge of her daily work schedule. Hock said she had her personal car swept for GPS trackers and even asked for an investigation to be opened...
429 points by Chicago Tribune | Police brutality Police Pleading Cook County Illinois Chicago Constable Police officer Intentional infliction of emotional distress
LETTER: Coverage of Clark County School Board Trustee Kevin Child is overblown
Mr. Child could be the biggest jerk ever elected to a public position. But using the local newspaper to destroy an elected individual who has not been charged with a criminal offense is offensive to me.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Crime High school Morality School Complaint Education Pleading Teacher
Tenn. lawmaker resigns amid allegations of inappropriate sexual contact
Scandal comes just months after another lawmaker expelled for inappropriate behavior.       
13626 points by USA Today | United States Legislatures United States House of Representatives United States Senate Termination of employment United States Capitol Senate Pleading
MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages retires as allegations stack up
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 Pleading Criminal Investigation Department Federal Bureau of Investigation Michigan State University Allegation United States Constable
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