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  • Dinesh D’Souza Prosecutor Sues Building for Not Allowing Crazy Woman to Keep Dangerous Dog

    04/22/2014 8:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Preet Bharara, the legal troll most recently in the news for going after Dinesh D’Souza, the director behind a movie critical of Obama, and causing a major diplomatic incident with India by strip searching one of their female diplomats, has an even wackier case.Unlike many of the Indians targeted by the Sikh US Attorney, this time Bharara went after a building over a dog. This is a crazy case in a very literal sense.In December, Preet Bharara, who puts out more press releases than most spammers, announced that the government was suing a building for discriminating “against a disabled tenant”...
  • Suit filed against Ferguson on behalf of 4 protesters

    08/09/2016 8:17:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2016 8:26 PM EDT
    A $20 million federal lawsuit filed on behalf of four people arrested during protests following the death of Michael Brown accuses the city of Ferguson and its attorneys of constitutional violations and malicious prosecution. […] The plaintiffs were acquitted of wrongdoing earlier this year. The lawsuit claims the St. Louis suburb spent more than $120,000 in prosecuting cases against protesters who took to the streets in 2014 following Brown’s death. …
  • Scared Man Who Sued Over ‘Haunted House’ Loses in Court

    11/26/2015 12:38:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 64 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    Scared man who sued over 'haunted house' loses in court People who go to "haunted house" attractions to be scared shouldn't be surprised when they're scared, a state court of appeals has ruled. A state appeals court has given precedent-setting status to a ruling that gave the scary mansions the same legal status as ski lodges, bumper cars and other commercial recreational facilities: They're not responsible for injuries caused by an "inherent risk" of the activity. In this case, the court said, that risk was the terror Scott Griffin experienced after leaving what he thought was the exit gate of...
  • Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Manufacturers

    05/22/2015 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 123 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 05/22/2015 | Garbiel Arana
    ~snip~ Maddow opened her show with heart-rending footage of the Aurora trial. She highlighted the testimony of Brenton Lowak, whose friend Jessica Ghawi -- a 24-year-old aspiring sports reporter -- died in the shooting. ~snip~ The parents unsuccessfully sued the retailers who made the firearm that killed their daughter. Colorado state law requires that plaintiffs who sue the manufacturers of gun products pay the companies' legal fees if they lose. “That’s not a typo,” Maddow said, adding, “The mother and father of the victim who died in the Aurora mass shooting have just been ordered to pay a quarter-million dollars...
  • Judge says transgender man has plausible case he was mistreated at hospital

    03/20/2015 12:11:01 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 20 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/20/2015 | Randy Furst
    Jakob Rumble was in severe pain when he came to the emergency room of Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina with his mother. What happened next provoked a federal lawsuit by the West St. Paul resident and a decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson that is being hailed by national transgender and gay rights organizations. Nelson ruled this week that Rumble, who identifies himself as a transgender man, has built a “plausible” case that he was a victim of discrimination and mistreatment by an emergency room doctor on the basis of gender identity. She denied a motion by the...
  • McDonald's sued for $1.5 mil by customer after employee called 'Angel' only gave him one NAPKIN

    02/28/2014 12:26:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 54 replies
    A McDonald's customer is suing the fast food restaurant for $1.5million because he was given only one napkin with his meal. Webster Lucas claims he is now unable to work because of the 'undue mental anguish' and 'emotional distress' caused by the incident. He launched the lawsuit following a row with the store manager at the outlet in Pacoima, California, on January 29. Tempers seem to have flared after Mr Lucas complained that he had received just a single paper towel with his Quarter Pounder Deluxe. Mr Lucas, who is African-American, says the he was racially abused by the manager...
  • Disgruntled worker who is ‘not a female or a male’ sues for $518,682 over PRONOUNS

    02/09/2014 8:48:34 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/09/2014 | Eric Owens
    A person in Oregon named Valeria Jones is suing catering company Bon Appétit Management for $518,682 because coworkers used female names in reference to Jones despite the fact that Jones had continually expressed the desire to be addressed only with gender neutral pronouns. Some of the terms the coworkers called Jones included, for example, “little lady,” “lady” and “miss,” reports The Oregonian. The coworkers said Jones looked like a woman—possibly some unidentified female celebrity Jones’s lawsuit, filed this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court by Portland attorney Donel Courtney, doesn’t identify the pronoun Jones prefers. The Oregonian suggests that people...
  • Lawsuit calls Georgia's 'Stand Your Ground' law unconstitutional

    11/05/2013 8:27:58 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    reuters.com ^ | November 05, 2013 | David Beasley
    A national coalition led by the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. is seeking to have Georgia's "Stand Your Ground" statute ruled unconstitutional, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed late Monday that the law discriminates against minorities. The 2006 law, which allows citizens to use deadly force in self-defense if they feel threatened, harms black people because they are often perceived by society as more dangerous than other racial groups, Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition said in the suit filed in Atlanta. "All Georgians, and particularly those of color, will be compelled to at all times prove that they are not taking part...
  • Woman sues McDonald’s after hot coffee spills on her lap (not again)

    10/26/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    KDVR, Fox 31, Denver ^ | 3:54 pm, October 25, 2013 | David Mitchell
    A woman from Clovis, Calif. is suing McDonald’s for negligence after hot coffee she bought at the fast food restaurant spilled on her lap and burned her. The attorney for 74-year-old Joan Fino says settlement talks between his client and McDonald’s ended Thursday without an agreement. … Fino says coffee spilled on her lap at the drive-up window and gave her second degree burns in her groin area. …
  • Man sues pope: Church bells ruined my marriage

    09/06/2013 8:36:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/5/03 | Joe Kovacs
    A Rhode Island man has filed a federal lawsuit against Pope Francis and others, claiming the frequent bell-ringing of the Catholic church across the street has disrupted his life so much, it helped precipitate the demise of his marriage. John Devaney, 64, of Narragansett, R.I., lives directly across from the picturesque St. Thomas More Catholic Church. “The bells have been going off 700 times a week, very loud volume, and it’s been going on for too long,” he told the Providence Journal in a videotaped interview. “I’m not getting any response back from the people that control the bell-ringing.” “First...
  • Rangel sues Boehner seeking to overturn House Ethics censure

    04/22/2013 2:34:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is suing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and six other lawmakers, charging that they mishandled the Ethics investigation that led to his public censure in late 2010. In a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Washington D.C., Rangel claims the Ethics Committee that investigated his alleged wrongdoing are guilty of "numerous flagrant, knowing and intentional violations" of his due process rights. House members who approved his censure were "knowingly deceived" by the committee leaders – including then-Chairman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and ranking member Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) – into thinking that the probe "had been conducted in...
  • Black Family Claims Disneyland Character Refused To Touch Their Kids

    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — An African American family sued Disneyland after the actor who portrayed the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” allegedly refused to hug or touch their children because of their skin color. Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego County said the person in the rabbit costume also acted impatiently as their young kids posed for a picture at the Anaheim theme park. The Blacks, however, said it was a different scene when a Caucasian family arrived.
  • Arguments begin in case of minister accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ for homosexuality remarks

    01/08/2013 11:51:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.8.2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    Lawyers for a Massachusetts pastor have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a foreign homosexual advocacy group accusing him of “crimes against humanity.” During a 90-minute hearing on Monday in U.S. District Court, Judge Michael Ponsor said the lawsuit filed by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) against Springfield-based minister Scott Lively poses a test of free-speech protection and the rights of sexual minorities to equal protection under the law. Ponsor heard arguments from lawyers representing both Lively and SMUG. SMUG, represented in court by the George Soros-funded “Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR),” accused Lively of...
  • Scott Lively's lawyers file 109-page response to international "gay" lawsuit against him

    07/06/2012 5:47:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 2 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 07/06/2012 | n/a
    Scott Lively and the pro-family law firm Liberty Counsel filed a 109-page response to the bizarre and frightening international "human rights" lawsuit filed against him last March, as well as a motion to dismiss the case. On March 14, 2012, a Soros-funded New York-based far-left advocacy organization called the "Center for Constitutional Rights" (CCR) filed a 47-page lawsuit in Federal District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts against Pastor Scott Lively. Lively is accused of inciting murder, torture, and other civil rights violations in Uganda. They claim that Lively's meetings and conversations with church leaders and public officials on pro-family issues in...
  • Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn

    04/17/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    KWTX ^ | April 17, 2012 | KWTX
    Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 17, 2012)--South Dakota prison inmate Dean Cochrun is suing the hospital where he was circumcised as a newborn, claiming the procedure has robbed him of his sexual prowess. The suit asks for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Cochrun is acting as his own lawyer. The lawsuit also requests that his circumcision be reversed.
  • I JUST TURNED BOORTZ OFF

    01/26/2012 8:46:40 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 87 replies
    self | Jan 26,2012 | swampsniper
    I just turned Neal Boortz off, he came on ridiculing today's legal eligibility proceedings in Georgia. This isn't the first time he has pi$$ed me off but he showed his a$$ big time today.
  • Failed Democrat Pol Sues Critics Over Election Loss

    10/25/2011 10:30:09 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 40 replies
    There's nothing quite like a politician scorned. When voters in Ohio's 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully. No, he decided to get even. So he did what anyone does in today's culture: he sued somebody. Charging that its activities contributed to his defeat and thus to his "loss of livelihood," Driehaus is suing the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life candidates for Congress and which has been one of the leading and most effective organizations involved in the fight to cut off federal...
  • Birthers Sue Esquire Over Parody, Seeking More than $200 Million

    06/29/2011 2:36:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    blogs.forbes.com ^ | June 29, 2011 | Jeff Bercovici
    Farah, the CEO of WorldNetDaily.com, and Corsi, author of “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President,” have filed suit against Hearst, Esquire magazine and writer Mark Warren over a satirical article that they say defamed them and damaged their business interests. They’re seeking compensatory damages of $100 million and punitive damages of $20 million, plus legal costs. [Update: As a commenter points out, that's only for one of the five counts; the full amount sought totals more than $285 million.]
  • Michigan Inmate Sues State Over Prison's Porn Ban

    07/04/2011 5:34:16 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 4, 2011
    A Michigan inmate is suing Gov. Rick Snyder and the state over his prison's ban on pornographic materials, claiming he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, the Detroit News reported. In a handwritten lawsuit filed June 10 in US District Court in Detroit, Kyle Richards said the porn ban has "been used as a method of 'psychological warfare' against prisoners, in order to both destroy the morale of inmates and break the spirit of individuals." The Macomb County jail where Richards is imprisoned does not allow inmates to possess porn, the newspaper reported. However, instead of suing the...
  • Activist sues Sarah Palin for $100K over traffic [Moonbats in flight]

    04/30/2011 9:21:20 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Sat Apr 30 | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska – An activist is suing Sarah Palin for at least $100,000, claiming she undertook a campaign to "punish, embarrass, discredit and silence" him while she was Alaska's governor. The lawsuit was filed in state court by Chip Thoma and first reported by TMZ.com. Palin's attorney, John Tiemessen, called the complaint frivolous and said it was filed "merely for the purpose of harassment." "The governor's actions and statements regarding this matter are a matter of public record and governed by the long standing doctrine of executive immunity from tort claims," he said in an email late Friday. "Like all...