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  • Mandalay Bay owners sue victims of Las Vegas mass shooting

    07/17/2018 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2018 | David K. Li
    The corporate owners of the Mandalay Bay casino filed suit against the victims of last year’s Las Vegas concert mass shooting, claiming it has no liability for the massacre, according to a published report on Monday. MGM Resorts International went to federal courts in Nevada and California and took on more than 1,000 shooting victims, saying claims against the hotel giant "must be dismissed." [Snip] Las Vegas lawyer Robert Eglet, who is representing several victims, told the paper that the hotel’s unusual action is a pre-emptive strike to get the cases heard in federal court instead of state court. Englet...
  • British caver in Thai rescue considers legal action after Elon Musk calls him a ‘pedo’

    07/16/2018 11:06:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thailand cave said on Monday he may take legal action against Tesla CEO Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a “pedo” on Twitter. Musk has come under fire for launching the extraordinary attack on Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed his offer of a miniature submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang cave as a “PR stunt”. The boys and their football coach were rescued from the cave complex by an international team and after a week of intense drama....
  • Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General

    07/15/2018 10:20:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Katy Grimes
    Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General Should the powerful be allowed to ignore or change the laws they don’t agree with? Of course not. But that issue is at the heart of a lawsuit filed in May by former Attorney General candidate Eric Early against the unelected, appointed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is running to keep his office. The case was heard Friday morning in Sacramento Superior Court. When Becerra filed his election paperwork with the California Secretary of State, he represented that he was qualified for the position of Attorney General. However, according...
  • Former Trump Chauffer Sues for Overtime

    07/09/2018 10:22:06 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 70 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 9, 2018 | JOSH RUSSELL
    MANHATTAN (CN) – A New Yorker who had been President Donald Trump’s personal driver for 20 years claims in court that the “purported” billionaire stiffed him on overtime. Represented by the firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, the July 9 suit in Manhattan Supreme Court demands compensation for six years of service under the applicable statute of limitations. The driver, Noel Cintron says he “was forced to work thousands of hours of overtime without compensation” before Secret Service took over the job of ferrying President Trump. Cintron no longer drives the president but his service to the Trump Organization allegedly continues...
  • Lawsuit contends no-slip floor on cruise ship works too well

    07/08/2018 8:36:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    WSET ^ | Sunday, July 8th 2018
    The owners of a popular dinner cruise ship in Virginia are being sued by a customer who says the ship's no-skid flooring worked too well. The plaintiff, 66-year-old Jeffrey Makuch, says he took a cruise on the ship in June 2016 and fell while playing cornhole. He says the no-skid floor made it impossible for him to properly shift his weight while stepping to throw a beanbag.
  • Supreme Court Fallout: Calif. Teachers Sue Unions to Recoup Unconstitutional 'Agency Fees'

    07/08/2018 5:55:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/7/2018 | TYLER O'NEIL
    Justice is coming for unions that forced non-members to pay "non-political" agency fees that went to prop up Democratic candidates. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that forcing workers who disagree with a union to make these payments anyway violates the workers' First Amendment rights. Less than a week after that ruling, Janus v. Association of Federal, State, City, and Municipal Employees (FSCME), seven California teachers have filed a class-action lawsuit to recoup unjustly forced fees. "This lawsuit will enable teachers like me to recover the agency fees that we were wrongly forced to pay against our will," Scott Wilford,...
  • Christian College Wins [Federal Court] Legal Battle Against Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

    07/07/2018 7:33:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jul 6, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    A federal court has granted a Christian liberal arts college in Pennsylvania a permanent injunction against the Obama-era abortion pill mandate that required the school to be complicit in providing health care coverage that violated its religious convictions. On Thursday, Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted permanent relief to Geneva College, a liberal arts school affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Conti ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services Obamacare contraception mandate violated the college's rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring...
  • Students in Detroit Are Suing the State Because They Weren’t Taught to Read

    07/06/2018 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 147 replies
    www.theatlantic.com ^ | 07/06/2018 | Alia Wong
    A federal judge has concluded that the Constitution doesn't require schools to promote students’ literacy. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ What to do when a school is infested with vermin, when textbooks are outdated, when students can’t even read? Perhaps the answer is sue the government. That’s what seven students in Detroit have done. Their class-action suit filed against the state of Michigan asserts that education is a basic right, and that they have been denied it. Usually, such education-equity cases wend their way through state courts, as all 50 state constitutions mandate public-education systems, while the country’s guiding document doesn’t even include the...
  • Judge Tosses Lawsuit Alleging Trump-Russia Conspiracy

    07/05/2018 12:09:16 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/05/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    A federal judge tossed out a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump’s campaign and former adviser Roger Stone worked with WikiLeaks. “Plaintiffs assert that defendants engaged in a conspiracy with unidentified Russian agents and WikiLeaks to publish hacked emails,” the judge wrote Tuesday. “The Court will grant defendants’ motions to dismiss, deny plaintiffs’ motion, and dismiss plaintiffs’ suit without prejudice.” The suit was brought by former Democratic National Committee finance chief of staff and former LGBT finance chair Scott Comer and two donors, Roy Cockrum and Eric Schoenberg. Comer’s claimed damages included that the Trump campaign caused his grandmother to...
  • Judge dismisses suit alleging Trump campaign conspired with Russia over hack

    07/04/2018 1:33:23 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/3/18 | Brandon Conradis
    A district judge on Tuesday evening tossed out a lawsuit alleging the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians and WikiLeaks to publish hacked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails during the 2016 presidential race. Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the suit largely on the basis of jurisdiction, arguing the plaintiffs did not successfully tie the Trump campaign's actions to D.C. "Campaign meetings, canvassing voters, and other regular business activities of a political campaign do not constitute activities related to the conspiracies alleged in the complaint," Huvelle wrote. "The same is true...
  • Judge tosses suit alleging Trump campaign conspired with Russia in DNC hack

    07/04/2018 3:38:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/03/18 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump's campaign and former Trump adviser Roger Stone conspired with Russia and WikiLeaks to publish hacked Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 presidential race. U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle said in a ruling Tuesday evening that the suit's efforts to tie the Trump campaign and Stone's alleged actions to the nation's capital were too flimsy for the case to proceed in a Washington, D.C., court. "The Trump Campaign’s efforts to elect President Trump in D.C. are not suit-related contacts for those efforts did not involve acts taken...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting “bad faith,” a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...
  • Supreme Court throws out ruling in case protecting unions from class-action lawsuits

    07/03/2018 7:00:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 02, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    Organized labor, already reeling from a potentially major financial hit thanks to a Supreme Court ruling last week that could result in millions of public-sector workers cutting off funding, could be subject to another blow from the justices: class-action suits from those workers seeking to get paid back from the unions. In a little-noticed action, the Supreme Court invalidated a ruling last week by the 7th Circuit Court denying class-action certification in a case called Riffey v. Rauner. The case involved nonunion state-subsidized Illinois home healthcare workers seeking to be repaid the funds that for years they were forced to...
  • Outrageous decision in US court

    07/03/2018 12:41:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/18
    Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer refused the Fraenkel family's request to reconsider the low compensation imposed on Iran and Syria as those responsible for the kidnapping and murder of their son Naftali, along with Eyal Yifrach and Gil-Ad Sha'ar. The verdict set a compensation of $ 4.1 million, while the suit demanded $ 340 million, an amount that was common in previous similar suits. The suit was based on the fact that Naftali's family had American citizenship. The judge explained her decision with an outrageous statement that also imposed responsibility on the Fraenkel family, which she asserted had exposed itself to...
  • Ex-Secret Service agent files $1.5 billion RICO case against Clintons

    07/02/2018 6:59:17 AM PDT · by Gideon300 · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 1, 2018 | WND Exclusive
    Former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne has filed a mega-RICO civil lawsuit against Bill and Hillary Clinton, their foundation, John Podesta, Media Matters, David Brock and even George Soros charging they are involved in an epic criminal conspiracy against him because of his role in the impeachment and his authorship of a tell-all 2016 book called “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.” But he’ll have his work cut out for him. The judge assigned to the case in D.C. District Court, Paul L. Friedman, is a...
  • Woman sues Chinese buffet for $1M over ‘fried rice syndrome’

    06/29/2018 5:57:16 PM PDT · by texas booster · 43 replies
    The NY Post ^ | June 28 2018 | Jackie Salo
    A Texas woman filed for $1 million in damages from a Chinese buffet after she allegedly suffered a terrifying bout of “fried rice syndrome.” Germaine Mobley, 62, said went to Asian King Buffet in Waxahachie for a lunch in 2016 that left her gravely ill in an intensive care unit, the Dallas News reported. Mobley claimed in the lawsuit that she was sickened by Bacillus cereus, also known as “fried rice syndrome,” a type of bacteria often found in foods kept at room temperature. Mobley said she ordered fried rice at the restaurant and began to feel sick during the...
  • Targeted Attack - Capital Gazette shooter previously sued newspaper for defamation

    06/28/2018 5:19:57 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 58 replies
    The Gateway. Pundit ^ | 6/28/2018 | Cristina Laila
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/targeted-attack-capital-gazette-shooter-previously-sued-newspaper-for-defamation/
  • California Cannot Force Pro-Life Centers to Advertise Abortion Services, Supreme Court Rules

    06/26/2018 8:25:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a California law that compels pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion services is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas and released Tuesday, the high court ruled in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra that the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act "unduly burdens protected speech." "The unlicensed notice imposes a government-scripted, speaker-based disclosure requirement that is wholly disconnected from California's informational interest," wrote Justice Thomas. "California has offered no justification that the notice plausibly furthers. It targets speakers, not speech, and imposes...
  • SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!

    06/26/2018 8:22:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter ^ | June 26, 2018 | President Trump
    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!
  • Supreme Court Rules for Trump in Travel Ban Case

    06/26/2018 7:20:14 AM PDT · by abb · 118 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 26, 2018 | Staff
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