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  • U.S. Catholic school hit with $1 million suit for not allowing same-sex date at dance

    09/30/2016 7:25:24 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 29, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    MEMPHIS, Tennessee, September 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — An all-boys Catholic high school in Memphis, Tennessee, is being sued for $1 million by a former student who claims the school caused him “severe injuries and damages” by refusing to allow him to bring his same-sex date to a homecoming dance last year. The suit, filed Sept. 20 in Circuit Court on behalf of Lance Sanderson, states that Christian Brothers High School (CBHS) caused the teenage boy who identifies as “gay” to “suffer severe injuries and damages which include, but are not limited to disability, past and future emotional distress, past and...
  • White Woman Sues Sperm Bank (again) after getting Black Man’s Sperm

    04/27/2016 5:12:20 AM PDT · by rochester · 59 replies
    Newser ^ | April 22, 2016 | Michael Harthorne
    She wants more than $150K for being given sperm from a black man (NEWSER) – A white Ohio woman mistakenly provided with sperm from a black man is suing the sperm bank she says is responsible…again. Reuters reports Jennifer Cramblett filed the new lawsuit in federal court on Friday. It claims the Midwest Sperm Bank committed negligence, fraud, and misconduct when it provided her and her partner with the wrong sperm resulting in her giving birth to a mixed-race daughter in August 2012. She's seeking more than $150,000 in damages. Cramblett's previous suit, which claimed wrongful birth and breach of...
  • Planned Parenthood Is Suing Undercover Video Anti-Abortion Group

    01/14/2016 12:06:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 14, 2016 | Dan Vergano
    Planned Parenthood filed a racketeering lawsuit against anti-abortion activist David Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress group on Thursday, calling the group “a complex criminal enterprise conceived and executed by anti-abortion extremists.” In July, the CMP began releasing edited videos of conversations with Planned Parenthood doctors, secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists posing as medical tissue firm officials. The videos claimed they exposed illegal sales of fetal tissues by Planned Parenthood to a tissue bank called Stem Express, as well as illegal abortion procedures.
  • Transsexuals announce legal action against Mexico's Cardinal

    09/03/2015 7:04:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 9/3/15 | Christopher Gillibrand
    Debate about legal recognition of homosexuals and transsexuals. In Mexico, a transgender organization has announced a lawsuit against Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera. "Pro Diana" founder, Diana Sanchez Barrios accuses the Archbishop of Mexico City, of discrimination according to the news portal "Proceso" (Wednesday local time) . Sanchez claimed that Rivera had spoken in the past in a dismissive and insulting manner about homosexuals and transsexuals. The aim of the action is all over the country to achieve legal recognition of homosexuals and transsexuals. Rivera dismissed all allegations. Such verbal attacks as she makes on him were forbidden him by the...
  • Racketeering suit is filed against anti-abortion group that released undercover videos

    08/03/2015 5:43:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The ABA Journal ^ | August 3, 2015 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    The National Abortion Federation filed a federal racketeering suit on Friday against the anti-abortion group that released undercover videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss the sale of fetal tissue and abortion methods. The July 31 suit (PDF) says the anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress, created a fake company called Biomax Procurement Services to obtain an exhibitors booth at national conferences of the National Abortion Federation, report the Los Angeles Times and the Recorder (sub. req.). According to the suit, activists posing as company operatives signed nondisclosure agreements barring them from making recordings at the conferences and from...
  • Judge says lawsuit can allege Scott intentionally violated law [Witch Hunt in Florida]

    12/09/2014 12:31:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/8/14 | MARY ELLEN KLAS
    A Tallahassee judge opened the door Monday for a new complaint against Gov. Rick Scott that alleges the governor intentionally withheld public records in violation of state law....
  • FCC Considering Move to Ban NFL Redskins Team Name

    09/30/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 73 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | 9/30/14 | Alina Selyukh
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.
  • NJ Turnpike Authority files lawsuit over pizza shop logo

    07/26/2014 5:23:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Emily Babay
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has filed a lawsuit to get a Florida pizza company to stop using logos similar to Garden State Parkway signs. The suit, filed this week in federal court in Newark, claims Jersey Boardwalk Pizza is infringing on the authority's service marks with its signage online and at its Tavernier and Florida City, Fla., shops.
  • Family of Electrocuted 7-Year-Old Sues Pool Companies

    06/25/2014 3:11:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 6/24/14
    The father of a 7-year-old boy who died when he was electrocuted in the family’s pool has filed a lawsuit against the company that made the pool light and the one that serviced the family’s swimming pool. Calder Sloan died on April 17 when he jumped into his family’s pool and was electrocuted. The child’s death was wake-up call to many pool owners around South Florida.
  • Woman Sues Gloria Estefan’s Miami Eatery

    10/28/2013 7:02:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 10/27/13
    A woman is suing Gloria Estefan's Miami restaurant "Bongo's Cuban Cafe". Gerry Ann Yanks called it a dangerous place....claims she was disfigured at the eatery.
  • Florida sues companies over 2010 oil spill [Third Anniversary was Saturday]

    04/22/2013 8:28:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/21/13 | Mariano Castillo
    The state of Florida on Saturday filed a lawsuit against BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit argues that Florida is entitled to the revenues it lost because of the spill. These include a long list of lost taxes -- sales, corporate, cigarette, liquor -- and other forms of revenue...
  • Brooklyn Judge Slams Birther Lawsuit As 'Fanciful, Delusional And Irrational' (177k In Sanctions)

    Brooklyn judge slams birther lawsuit as 'fanciful, delusional and irrational' and orders theorist to pay $177G. A birther's lawsuit was born of a crackpot theory. That’s what an irritated Brooklyn judge said in slapping a preeminent conspiracy theorist with a hefty bill for filing “a frivolous” suit and wasting the court’s time. Christopher Earl Strunk sought to have President Obama disqualified as a candidate. The author of some 20 other lawsuits — most of which have been dismissed — Strunk was ordered to pay $167,707 in attorney fees plus a $10,000 sanction for the 2011 lawsuit that named Obama, New...
  • Dead Teen Sued for Losing Control of Flying Body Parts

    01/08/2012 8:55:24 AM PST · by BraveMan · 99 replies · 2+ views
    The Stir ^ | December 30, 2011 | Lindsay Mannering
    You think you've heard it all until I tell you that an appeals court in Illinois recently ruled that a woman is allowed to sue a dead teen's estate for injuries caused by his flying body parts. The 18-year-old boy was running across the Amtrak tracks to catch another train but didn't make it -- he was hit by an oncoming train going 70 mph and his body was torn apart by the force and flung onto a nearby passengers' waiting platform. The woman, 58, was struck by a sizable chunk of the boy's body and was knocked to the...
  • Woman arrested after being 'caught having sex with 15-year-old boy on Thanksgiving Day'

    12/04/2011 4:09:05 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 232 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2011 | NA
    A Texas woman was arrested after relatives said they caught her having sex with a 15-year-old boy on Thanksgiving Day. The scene unfolded at a family gathering held on the holiday at a house in Oakridge Forest Lane in Spring. Police arrested Amanda Billiris, 23, after relatives said they witnessed her having sexual intercourse with the boy, the arrest report states. The avid motorcycle racer has been charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony, reports the Houston Courier. According to the Texas Penal Code, if convicted, she faces between two to 20 years in prison. Ms Billaris...
  • "Armed Citizen" Blog Re-Launches; Self-Defense Site Rebounds From Lawsuit

    01/04/2011 4:37:19 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 43 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | January 4, 2011 | David Burnett
    The Armed Citizen is back online! TheArmedCitizen.com, the premiere website for chronicling civilian defensive gun use re-launched on New Year’s Day following five months of down time. The site, founded by historian and author Clayton Cramer, fell prey to a frivolous lawsuit from a company known as Righthaven, a legal firm which partners with online newspapers to sue blogs that rebroadcast stories or images from the publications. “It’s basically legal extortion,” said co-blogger David Burnett. “They print their stories online with all kinds of buttons inviting you to share the story on the web. If you repost the story with...
  • Health group sues McDonald's over Happy Meal toys

    12/15/2010 8:48:08 AM PST · by KingofZion · 58 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle (AP) ^ | December 15, 2010 | Associated Press
    A California mother and The Center for Science in the Public Interest have sued McDonald's Corp. trying to get the fast-food chain to stop using toys to market meals to young children. *** They claim McDonald's decision to markets its meals directly to young children violates several consumer protection laws because it exploits a child's vulnerability. McDonald's is facing increased scrutiny for the practice. San Francisco recently became the first city to prohibit fast-food restaurants from including toys with children's meals that don't met nutritional guidlines. A similiar ordinance was passed Santa Clara County.
  • Big changes proposed for Alaska ethics law

    08/05/2009 10:02:42 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 15 replies · 1,514+ views
    ADN ^ | August 5, 2009 | RACHEL D'ORO
    Alaska's attorney general is recommending sweeping changes to state ethics law and the process of dealing with complaints against public officials, following multiple complaints against former Gov. Sarah Palin that she cited as a reason for leaving office. Attorney General Daniel Sullivan said Wednesday the changes, which would apply only to the state's administrative branch, would discourage abuse of the law. His opinion comes two weeks after an ethics investigator's confidential report on a complaint against Palin was leaked to The Associated Press.
  • Bay County woman sues Starbucks over hot coffee

    06/01/2009 4:44:50 PM PDT · by MichiganMan · 83 replies · 1,840+ views
    The Bay City Times ^ | 6-01-2009 | Tom Gilchrist
    Bay City, Michigan - In 1994, a jury awarded a New Mexico woman $2.9 million after she was burned by spilled McDonald's coffee. Now a Bay County woman claims she's steamed at Starbucks for the same reason. Irene Bruno alleges she endured severe burns and permanent scars three years ago when a worker at a Midland County Starbucks Coffee outlet improperly secured a lid on a large cup of coffee, causing the hot liquid to spill onto Bruno's lap, inner thighs and legs. Bruno, in a lawsuit filed in May in U.S. District Court, claims the lid on the coffee...
  • Yet Another Ethics Complaint Filed Against Sarah Palin (Anklebiters Still Attacking Her)

    04/22/2009 5:19:27 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 25 replies · 808+ views
    Alaska Report ^ | April 22, 2009 | R. A. Mansour
    An ethics complaint against Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be filed this afternoon asserting that Palin’s involvement with SarahPAC constitutes "outside employment" and "misuse of official position." Anchorage resident Sondra Tompkins, child disability advocate and mother of a special needs child, is filing the complaint after observing Governor Palin repeatedly display "a pattern of unethical behavior." Sondra believes that the tipping point for her was Sarah Palin's most recent abdication of her role as Governor and apparent conflict-of-interest when she spoke at two outside events in Indiana rather than work with the Alaska Legislature during the most critical time, the...
  • O'Reilly: I'll Promote and Contribute to Palin Legal Defense Fund

    04/01/2009 12:01:12 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 21 replies · 2,891+ views
    O'Reilly via C4P ^ | March 31, 2009 | Videmus Omnia
    Bill O'Reilly did a segment on all the frivolous ethics charges against Governor Palin, and the legal bills they're causing her to rack up. After Lis Wiehl pointed out that politicians are not allowed to advertise these funds, and that the max contribution is $1000, O'Reilly promised that he would advertise the fund so she wouldn't have to, and contribute $1000 himself. Here is Bill making his promise (forward to 1:00 to start): Video at Link