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  • Weekly Update: New JW Lawsuits on Dossier

    03/17/2018 9:49:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 16, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Parkland Update: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First Officers Should ‘Confront the Shooter’ Judicial Watch Files Two Lawsuits against DOJ for Documents on Top Officials’ Ties to Clinton Dossier Creator Fusion GPS Charm City Corruption: City with Highest Murder Rate Starts Defense Fund for Illegal Aliens Parkland Update: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First Officers Should ‘Confront the Shooter’ The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, just becomes more tragic as we learn new details of the local sheriff’s department response – actually, its lack of response. This week, Judicial Watch released Broward County Sheriff’s Office...
  • Two Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors take first steps to sue

    03/06/2018 10:57:29 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    sun-sentinel ^ | 3/6/2018 | Paula McMahon, Lisa J. Huriash, Megan O'Matz and Tonya Alanez
    Two wounded students are taking their first steps to sue over the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The law firm representing 15-year-old Kyle Laman sent a letter of its intent to sue the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Broward School Board and other defendants. Kyle is the second student to file notice this week. Separately, student survivor Anthony Borges, 15, and his parents notified Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry of their plan to sue. The notice claims negligence on the parts of Broward County Public Schools, Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ principal and its school resource officer....
  • More than 60 women have filed sexual harassment complaints against IHOP, Applebee’s restaurants

    02/07/2018 6:23:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Vox ^ | February 7, 2018 | Alexia Fernandez Campbell
    In late 2011, a 16-year-old girl from suburban St. Louis landed her first job as a waitress at a local IHOP restaurant. She needed to work there for at least a year to complete her high school co-op program. At first, it made her uncomfortable when her boss repeatedly complimented her appearance. Within a few months, his behavior made her terrified to go to work. The Illinois teen's fear of getting fired — and not graduating on time — led her to put up with escalating sexual harassment from the restaurant's general manager, according to allegations described in federal court...
  • Think Tank Requests SEC Investigation of California Governments Worried About Climate Change

    02/02/2018 6:39:03 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 2, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    A free-market think tank is asking the Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation into possible bond fraud by local and municipal governments that claim they will be harmed by climate change. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) says a number of municipalities, most of them in California, are suing oil and gas companies for future damages because of climate change, and in doing so are often explicit in their forecasts of predicted sea-level rise and monetary damages. However, when those same cities sell bonds to investors, they're being far more generic in their claims of future catastrophe. "In their suits...
  • AUTONOMOUS CARS Motorcyclist Sues GM Over Crash With Self-Driving Chevy Bolt

    01/23/2018 10:42:53 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 1/23/18 | Justin T. Westbrook
    Oscar Nilsson filed a lawsuit against General Motors Monday concerning a collision between Nilsson on his motorcycle and a Chevy Bolt involved in GMÂ’s Cruise self-driving test program in San Francisco. The crash occurred on December 7, where Nilsson claims a Chevy Bolt involved in GMÂ’s self-driving testing program swerved into his lane, knocking him off of his motorcycle and injuring him, via The Mercury News: Nilsson claims in the suit that he was riding behind one of GMÂ’s autonomous Bolts on Dec. 7 on Oak Street, when the car, with backup driver, changed lanes to the left. When he...
  • The Smoking Gun: Liberals Only Believe In Climate Change Catastrophe When It Suits Them

    01/20/2018 5:22:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 20, 2018 | Nicholas Waddy
    Recently a rash of lawsuits have been filed by California municipalities targeting energy companies. The claim these lawsuits make is that these California communities face imminent adverse environmental impacts due to climate change, caused by energy producers, which will force them to spend billions on infrastructural projects to mitigate weather- and sea level-related disasters. They claim, in fact, that the magnitude of these impending natural disasters is predictable, based on scientific modeling of the effects of climate change. Thus, these energy companies should fork over vast sums to the affected communities, to compensate them for their prospective woes. The holes...
  • Rascovar: Hogan, king of the road(s)

    10/15/2017 5:16:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | September 24, 2017 | Barry Rascovar
    Gov. Larry Hogan never met a highway project he didn’t like. He’s a 1950s type of politician – solve all the state’s transportation gridlock and congestion by paving the countryside with lanes of new concrete.He’s got a $9 billion plan that is a lollapalooza: Let construction giants build and pay for toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and the busy I-270 corridor from the beltway to Frederick – 70 miles of exclusive Lexus lanes – and let those companies reap the toll rewards so they can recoup a staggering $7.6 billion investment (the actual cost is likely to be substantially...
  • Disney, Weinstein Company Could Face Harassment Lawsuits as Scandal Widens

    10/11/2017 8:11:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 11, 2017 | John Nolte
    Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who ran the Walt Disney Company during the Harvey Weinstein years (1993-2005), have both denied any knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct during those years. This would include any sexual harassment settlements made during that time. The Weinstein Company also denies any knowledge. These denials could be tested in a court of law should those alleging harassment and abuse choose to press the issue of corporate liability. In 1979, two brothers from the outer boroughs of New York, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, had a dream and founded Miramax. Named after their parents, Miriam and Max,...
  • Bump Stock Producer Slapped With Lawsuit Over Vegas Shooting

    10/11/2017 7:26:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 10/11/2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    A personal injury law firm is now suing the producer of bump stocks — devices that can be fitted to a semi-automatic weapon to simulate fully-automatic fire — over its reported role in the Las Vegas shooting. The lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival and does not purport to represent the 58 who were killed or the hundreds of others who were injured, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Police said that at least two of the weapons in Stephen Paddock’s hotel suite were fitted with bump stocks. The firm, the...
  • Cops backing off busts in South Bronx to avoid lawsuits

    10/02/2017 3:35:38 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 1, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Bruce Golding
    Cops in some crime-ridden South Bronx neighborhoods have all but abandoned aggressive or intuitive policing — to avoid getting sued or otherwise derailing their careers, officers admitted to The Post. It also comes against the backdrop of a nationwide outcry against aggressive policing. Scores of NFL players have being kneeling during the national anthem at games to protest police brutality. Several precinct patrol officers recalled incidents in which they didn’t bust suspected drug dealers who were taunting them while recording with cellphone cameras. In one case, a cop said, neighbors were “leaning out their windows, shouting at us to go...
  • Thorny Battles Loom for Lawsuits Against Trump’s DACA Repeal

    09/06/2017 6:03:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | September 5, 2017 | Cogan Schneier
    Many of President Donald Trump’s policies have met resistance in federal courts, but anyone challenging the decision to end deportation protections for thousands of immigrants Tuesday will face a difficult legal fight.... “The reality is that DACA was announced and signed by the secretary of Homeland Security,” said Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a professor at Penn State Law and director of the school’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. “It is a policy document, so it is a tool in administrative law, but it can technically be rescinded, modified, replaced.” President Barack Obama created the program in 2012. He expanded it via...
  • Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs

    07/19/2017 3:38:14 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    USMC Life ^ | July 13, 2017
    Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs By USMC Life| July 13th, 2017|Featured, News|11 Comments A Cook County jury has returned a verdict in favor of the families of three of seven crew members who perished in the dramatic crash of a National Airlines 747 cargo airplane in Bagram, Afghanistan on April 29, 2013. The crash itself was captured on a dashcam video that went viral over the internet shortly after the accident occurred.
  • Throwback Tulsa: Controversial Creek Turnpike opened 25 years ago

    06/12/2017 7:13:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | March 5, 2017 | Debbie Jackson
    Least terns. A federal lawsuit. Greenpeace. Vandals. Industrious beavers. Angry homeowners. Bureaucratic delays. These were among the obstacles and setbacks that had to be overcome before the Creek Turnpike was built. At one point, the chairman of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority declared it a “total disaster” and exclaimed: “The Creek Turnpike in Tulsa, God only knows when that’ll be completed,” John Kilpatrick said, as reported by the Tulsa World’s Wayne Greene on Oct. 19, 1990. “If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn’t do that project,” the exasperated Kilpatrick said after federal bureaucrats held up construction of...
  • Fox News pushes sanctions against ex-host

    05/25/2017 5:47:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    WND ^ | May 24, 2017 | WND media
    The sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last year by former Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros against the network’s executives has morphed into a lawsuit about the lawsuit, with Fox News now filing its own counterclaim. Tantaros, former host of “The Five” and co-host of “Outnumbered,” filed suit in August 2016, alleging retaliation after she had taken exception to inappropriate remarks directed to her by former Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Ailes died earlier this month. “Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and...
  • U.S. Supreme Court limits where patent-infringement cases can be filed

    05/22/2017 5:40:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, May 22, 2017 4:51PM
    U.S. Supreme Court limits where patent-infringement cases can be filed; decision could limit venue-shopping “The Supreme Court on Monday limited the ability of patent holders to bring infringement lawsuits in courts that have plaintiff friendly reputations, a notable decision that could provide a boost to companies that defend against patent claims,” Brent Kendall reports for The Wall Street Journal. “The high court, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas, ruled unanimously that a lower court has been following an incorrect legal standard for almost 30 years that made it possible for patent holders to sue companies in almost any U.S....
  • ‘I have some regrets,' says woman behind wave of ADA lawsuits

    04/19/2017 7:45:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    ABC7 Denver ^ | 4/18/2017 | Ryan Luby
    DENVER -- A woman who says she filed dozens of lawsuits hoping to advocate for people with disabilities now says she feels used by a money-making effort. Alyssa Carton has filed 99 lawsuits against businesses in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the past three months. Carton has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. "I've endured a lot of challenges with accessibility and just, you know, struggling with everyday life," Carton said in an interview. She says she began filing lawsuits after responding to a job opening on Craigslist for a group called Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities, or AID, which is...
  • Weekly Update: JW Sues To Expose Anti-Trump Deep State

    04/15/2017 10:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App We Warn 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face a Lawsuit JW Sue the ATF for Records on AR-15 Ammo ‘Armor-Piercing’ Ban Gorsuch Confirmation a Victory for Constitutional Government Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App The administrative deep state – the legions of unelected, entrenched bureaucrats in Washington – thinks it doesn’t have to answer to an elected president, the rule of law, or the American people. We are now seeking to uncover the truth about the particularly notorious...
  • Report: Hundreds of 9/11 Victims File Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

    03/21/2017 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | March 21, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hundreds of people affected by 9/11 filed a lawsuit against the Saudi Arabia Monday, seeking monetary damages for the kingdomÂ’s alleged involvement in the terror attacks, according to a report.The lawsuit, finally made possible through the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, was filed in the federal court covering lower Manhattan and includes more than 800 people who were either injured or had family members who died in the attacks.The plaintiffs accuse the Kingdom of providing funds and support to al Qaeda, as well as knowing that some of the hijackers had ties to the terror group. According to the...
  • Breaking: Trump’s Private Legal Team Weighing Case Against MSNBC and Reporter David Johnston

    03/16/2017 2:06:09 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump’s private legal team is weighing a case against MSNBC and reporter David Johnston for leaking his 2005 tax forms on television this week. As reported earlier Rachel Maddow stepped on a rake earlier this week by releasing Trump’s 1040 tax return form from 2005. Rachel’s attempted hit piece enlightened the country that President Trump paid millions in taxes; he paid a higher tax rate than Socialists Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. The Hill, which is no friend of President Trump, reported last night that what Rachel did may be illegal – “Disclosing a taxpayer’s information without consent IS...
  • Obama's final year: US spent $36 million in records lawsuits

    03/14/2017 6:03:54 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 10 replies
    wsaw ^ | 14 March 2017 | Associated Press
    An Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data finds the Obama administration in its final year spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act. The Obama administration also set a record -- for a second consecutive year -- for times federal employees told citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page of files that were requested.