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  • 3 more bikers file federal civil suits over Twin Peaks arrests

    05/23/2016 7:12:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | May 20, 2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Three bikers arrested after the Twin Peaks shootout in Waco have joined the ranks of seven others who are suing McLennan County, Waco and state officials, alleging civil rights violations. Bradley Terwilliger, of Bastrop County, and Benjamin Matcek and Jimmy Dan Smith, both of Burleson County, are seeking unspecified damages in their lawsuit, filed Friday in a Travis County federal court. Like others before it, the lawsuit names McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, Waco police Detective Manuel Chavez and an unnamed Department of Public Safety agent as defendants. Reyna did not return phone messages...
  • Senate Passes Bill Exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Legal Claims

    WASHINGTON — A bill that would let the families of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the terrorist plot passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday, bringing Congress closer to a showdown with the White House, which has threatened to veto the legislation.The Senate’s passage of the bill, which will now be taken up in the House, is another sign of escalating tensions in a relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia that once received little scrutiny from lawmakers.Obama administration officials have lobbied against the bill, a view that the White House...
  • Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain

    04/20/2015 5:52:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Kim Jong-Un has climbed the highest mountain in North Korea, state-run media claims.
  • Israeli NGO Wins Historic $330m. judgment against North Korea... (Shurat HaDin Wins Suit)

    04/12/2015 11:57:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/13/2015 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    The case was over the abduction of Dong-Shik, a South Korean who was a permanent resident of the US and had spent seven years providing aid and proselytizing to North Korean defectors. An Israeli NGO announced on Monday that a US federal court in Washington, DC has granted it a historic $330 million default award judgment against North Korea in a civil damages trial for wrongful death, torture and kidnapping. The judgment, only announced Monday, but written on April 9, included $15 million dollars each to the son and brother of Reverend Dong Shik Kim, presumed dead, as well as...
  • LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime

    03/07/2015 6:47:19 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/07/15 | Michael Zhang
    Los Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in public places. As part of the settlement, the city will also teach its sheriff deputies that photography is not a crime.
  • Attkisson DOJ Suit Will Get Agents Names Who Planted Cable at Home

    01/08/2015 10:55:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/8/15 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Radio’s “John Gibson Show,” investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson explained she is suing the Department of Justice to get discovery, which she said hopefully will start with the names of the agents or third-party contractors sometimes hired for “certain dark projects,” who hacked her computer and planted a fiber optics cable at her house.
  • DARPA Is Getting Closer to an Iron Man Suit

    12/06/2014 5:55:58 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 12/04/14 | Erik Schechter
    The Army doesn't have an Iron Man suit. Yet. But the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Warrior Web program is a step closer to developing a soft, low-powered exosuit that will augment the physical capabilities of soldiers. Worn under the uniform, the proposed suit will allow troops to carry 100-plus pounds of equipment without risking the joint and back injuries that typically accumulate in the field.
  • Donald Sterling to Sue NBA for 1.7 Billion [satire]

    04/30/2014 9:41:17 PM PDT · by Talisker · 83 replies ^ | April 30, 2014
    Sterling’s legal team said, “No one approves of what our client said on that recording. There’s no denying that. But it was recorded in the comfort of his own home and later obtained and publicized illegally. Not to mention, the mafia tactics the league is using to try to muscle Mr. Sterling out of his rightfully owned franchise are highly illegal and even unconstitutional. We have no doubt that our client will be exonerated when it is all said and done.”
  • Sterling, NBA set for epic legal fight over Clippers

    04/30/2014 5:12:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 78 replies
    SI ^ | April 30, 2014 | Michael McCann
    While Silver said he had not polled the owners, he expressed confidence there will be sufficient support to oust Sterlin. Silver's bold prediction suggests he has the necessary votes. That said, expect there to be some debate among owners. No owner will defend Sterling's racism... 1. Neither the Clippers nor Sterling is in financial trouble. Article 13 was designed as an extraordinary remedy for such a problem -- not other problems. While sponsors have dropped their deals with the Clippers and players have contemplated boycotts, the team appears to be in strong financial shape with a deep-pocketed, if reviled, owner....
  • Conservative Group: Obama's Now an 'Empty Suit'

    01/27/2014 11:08:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/27/14 | MICHAEL WARREN
    American Action Network, a conservative non-profit organization, has released a new ad knocking President Obama as an "empty suit" in anticipation of Obama's state of the union address Tuesday night. Watch the video below:
  • Tennis Channel loses bid for new hearing in Comcast dispute (will be appealed to Supreme Court)

    09/05/2013 12:06:52 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 4, 2013, 4:54 p.m | Meg James
    <p>The Tennis Channel has lost its bid for a review of a pivotal court decision in its marathon legal match against cable giant Comcast Corp.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Tennis Channel's petition that asked the full panel of judges to hear its case accusing Comcast of anti-competitive behavior.</p>
  • George Zimmerman moves to restart libel lawsuit against NBC over edited 911 tape

    07/25/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    iMediaEthics ^ | July 25, 2013 05:00 AM EST | Hanqing Chen
    Days after George Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman’s lawyer in civil court, James Beasley, has confirmed that he will move to resume his client's libel suit against NBC. “We are going to get the libel case restarted,” Beasley wrote in a July 15 email to iMediaEthics. Beasley is currently requesting a lift on the stay on the defamation case, requested by NBC in February while awaiting the outcome of Zimmerman’s criminal case. In December 2012, Zimmerman filed a defamation lawsuit against NBC for misrepresenting the record of his call with a 911 responder when...
  • Lawyer brilliantly bites township trying to shut his client's site

    06/20/2013 8:45:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    CNet ^ | 6/19/13 | Chris Matyszczyk
    The temptation to bully can be too great to resist.If you don't like something or the someone who's done that something, you want to squish them -- if you're bigger than they are, that is.One method often used is to get a fancy lawyer to write a cease-and-desist letter, designed to stop the recipient from breathing.The township of West Orange, N.J., decided that Jake Freivald was a nail for its hammer. He had exercised sufficient temerity to operate a Web site called It's not a fancy site. And it certainly doesn't purport to have any affiliation with the township....
  • School settles guinea pig suit

    03/13/2013 10:39:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    upi ^ | March. 12, 2013
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.,- A Michigan university settled a lawsuit filed by a student who was barred from keeping her guinea pig, a service animal, in her dorm room. Grand Valley State University agreed to pay $40,000 to be divided by Kendra Velzen, the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan and the plaintiffs' attorney nearly a year after the suit was filed in March 2012, WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, Mich., reported Tuesday. The lawsuit said Velzen was denied a service animal exception to the housing rule in the "pet free" Calder Residents dorm, despite having a letter outlining her need for a...
  • Cummings seeks dismissal of Fast and Furious suit against Holder

    12/26/2012 6:30:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/26/12 | David Codrea
    A little-noticed brief filed last Thursday by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and fellow Democrats John Conyers, Jr., Henry A. Waxman, Edolphus Towns and Louise M. Slaughter, asks the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss without prejudice the civil complaint by the Oversight Committee against Eric Holder following the Attorney General being found in contempt of Congress for refusing to produce subpoenaed documents related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation. Characterizing the committee’s actions as a “rush toward unnecessary conflict” and referring to such litigation as “unnecessary and...
  • Keep Your Guns Locked Up or Face Lawsuits(VT)

    12/06/2012 9:33:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 57 replies ^ | 6 December, 2012 | Michele Bowman
    If you don’t lock up your guns – or at least keep them unloaded – when you have guests, you could be sued when something goes wrong. One Vermont family is finding out just how horribly wrong things can go: They are being sued for wrongful death in the wake of an accidental shooting between two house guests, which left one of them dead. The suit alleges that the family was negligent, because the weapon involved in the incident was loaded, unsecured and belonged to a family member. Tragic Facts Jeffrey Charbonneau, 24, and his friend Nick Bell, 25, ran...
  • Corzine Asks Judge to Dismiss MF Global Fraud Suit (RATS miss the perp's loot)

    10/24/2012 4:23:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/23/12 | PATRICK FITZGERALD
    Corzine Asks Judge to Dismiss MF Global Fraud SuitBy PATRICK FITZGERALD October 23, 2012, 1:30 p.m. ET Lawyers for former MF Global Holdings Ltd. Chief Executive Jon Corzine are asking a federal judge to toss a civil fraud lawsuit accusing him of misleading investors about the risky bets the futures firm was taking before its collapse a year ago. Mr. Corzine's lawyers blasted the investors' suit as a "jumble of assertions and accusations" that makes "no sense" that should be dismissed in a filing Friday in U.S. District Court in New York. A group of banks and underwriters—among them units...
  • Doing the Devil’s Work: ACLU Bullies MS School over Prayer and Christianity

    10/23/2012 4:38:28 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 6 replies ^ | 10/23/12 | Gina Miller
    It may be that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was once a useful organization, but it has long since decayed into a festering, anti-Christian, pro-illegal alien, pro-perversion monstrosity. If there is a prayer being prayed in a public institution or a Christian cross displayed on public land, you can bet the ACLU will be there to jump up and down and threaten to sue based on the fraudulent claim that a “separation of church and state” exists in the United States Constitution. There is no such clause in the Constitution, but that does not stop the ACLU from continuing...
  • Apple's New Legal Woes With Samsung: Reveal Your Profit Margins

    10/19/2012 9:36:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2012/10/19 | Tim Worstall
    Apple's New Legal Woes With Samsung: Reveal Your Profit Margins It had appeared pretty much cut and dried. Apple won big against Samsung in California and looks to collect huge damages. German courts were ruling that Samsung had breached the design patents as well and thus EU action was on the cards. And then two further court rulings have come up with really rather take the shine off it all for Apple. The first is that in order to get those damages from Samsung Apple is going to have to reveal all about its profit margins. The second is that...
  • USSAF to Intervene in Wisconsin Anti’s Wolf Hunting Lawsuit

    10/07/2012 9:34:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 October, 2012 | USSAF
    Columbus, OH --( Today, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation along with Safari Club International, the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, and the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin filed a motion to intervene in a Wisconsin lawsuit seeking to stop the use of dogs in the state’s wolf hunt. The lawsuit, filed by a coalition of Wisconsin humane societies and several individuals against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), claims that the use of dogs to hunt wolves violates the state’s animal cruelty law despite the fact that the animal cruelty law clearly states it does not apply to hunting. The lawsuit...
  • Sadness in the Savage Nation

    10/02/2012 5:02:49 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 58 replies ^ | 10/02/12 | Gina Miller
    Last Thursday evening it was not surprising to hear Jeff Kuhner of the Washington Times filling for Dr. Michael Savage on his popular, nationally syndicated radio show, The Savage Nation, because Jeff regularly fills in for Dr. Savage, and he does an excellent job. But, I noticed something odd; Jeff did not mention Dr. Savage (which has never happened), and there was different bumper music playing than is normally heard on the program. It was not until the next day that I learned Dr. Savage had won the almost-two-year legal battle with his syndicator, Talk Radio Network (TRN), and had...
  • Caption this photo...

    09/01/2012 4:59:07 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 24 replies ^ | 09/01/2012 | ol hickory
  • Where Did Business Suits Come From?

    07/24/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 23, 2012 | Emily Chertoff
    Good morning, gentlemen. You look lovely today. Is that a peaked lapel I see? Yes, Casual Friday is four days away. While you carve another hash mark into the wall of your cubicle, wouldn't you like to know the origin of your wool-flannel slave-suit? This symbol of the American establishment in fact comes to us courtesy of our colonial oppressors! In fact, the suit's prehistory begins in the evolution of court dress in Britain. Until the mid-17th century, sumptuary laws prevented commoners from wearing certain colors, like the royal purple, fine furs, and elaborate trimmings, including velvet and satin. These...
  • Colorado Woman Sues ATF for Entering Home without a Warrant, Pointing Guns at 8 Year Old

    06/07/2012 4:57:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 86 replies
    WND ^ | 6 June, 2012 | Jack Minor
    GREELEY, Colo. – A Colorado woman has filed a lawsuit after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the ATF, entered her home without a warrant and threatened her and her 8-year old-son while looking for a previous tenant who had left the address more than a year earlier. According to the filing from Linda Griego, it was on June 15, 2010, when officers with the ATF – as part of the Regional Anti-Gang Enforcement Task Force – violently entered her home without a warrant, handcuffed and pointed guns at her and her son, Colby Frias. “They...
  • Sacramento group vows suit over endangered beetle

    01/05/2012 3:38:55 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Matt Weiser
    A group of Sacramento-area property owners and land managers on Wednesday threatened to sue the federal government if it does not proceed with removing a native beetle from the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially proposed removing the valley elderberry longhorn beetle from the endangered species list in 2006. But the process has dragged along and the beetle remains protected. On Wednesday, the Pacific Legal Foundation, a Sacramento-based nonprofit law firm, said the delay may have cost its clients millions of dollars over the past five years. Those clients include land owners, levee maintenance districts and...
  • Apple's helpful guidelines for competitors to avoid patent infringement(Ya Think?)

    12/07/2011 2:11:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    IT World ^ | 12/05/11 | Chris Nerney
    Apple's helpful guidelines for competitors to avoid patent infringement As long as rival tablets and smartphones don't look anything like tablets or smartphones, everything's cool By Chris Nerney 6 comments December 05, 2011, 3:03 PM — /snip For the iPhone design, alternative smartphone designs include: front surfaces that are not black or clear; front surfaces that are not rectangular, not flat, and without rounded corners; display screens that are more square than rectangular or not rectangular at all; display screens that are not centered on the front surface of the phone and that have substantial lateral borders; speaker openings that...
  • Gun Rights Crusaders Target State Over Definition of "Assault Weapon"(CA)

    11/20/2011 2:51:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 18 November, 2011 | Joe Eskenazi
    The term "assault weapon" has always rankled Second Amendment absolutists. Handled properly, an umbrella could be an "assault weapon." Considering the purpose of a weapon, the term "assault weapon" is rather redundant. In this state it's also "unconstitutionally vague" according to a lawsuit filed this week by a band of gun rights crusaders. The plaintiffs in the case, filed Thursday in Oakland, are the Calguns Foundation, the Second Amendment Foundation, and Brendan John Richards. The latter is an Iraq vet who managed to get himself arrested and his guns impounded -- twice. The former are two litigious firearms aficionado groups...
  • Proposed critical habitat for rare frog bigger in Ariz., N.M.

    09/22/2011 3:28:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Increase in critical habitat for a rare spotted frog ...
  • Blacks file Class Action Racial Discrimination Suit Against Obama & Democrats

    09/14/2011 8:47:34 AM PDT · by thoolou · 38 replies ^ | 9/12/2011 | Robert Oliver
    SEATTLE, WA -- On September 11, 2011, blacks from the West Coast and the East Coast joined together and signed one of the most comprehensive legal briefs ever prepared on racial discrimination, then filed their brief today, September 12th, at 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time in US District Court in Seattle (Case No. C11 - 1503). The plaintiffs, who refer to the defendants as “Father of Racism,” allege that as an organization, the Democratic Party has consistently refused to apologize for the role they played in slavery and Jim Crow laws and for other subsequent racist practices from 1792 to...
  • Baseball fan dressed in green Morph suit runs onto pitch - then hilariously evades capture from SIX

    08/07/2011 1:04:34 PM PDT · by rawhide · 14 replies ^ | 8-6-11 | Laurie Whitwell
    Enjoy at the Youtube links below
  • Idaho police tell man to stop wearing bunny suit

    08/03/2011 8:52:05 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2011 | Laura Zuckerman
    SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Police in Idaho Falls said on Tuesday they have told a 34-year-old man to stop wearing a bunny suit in public after residents complained that he has been frightening children. Police warned Idaho Falls resident William Falkingham after a woman said she saw him dressed in the costume, peeking at her young son from behind a tree and pointing his finger like a gun, according to a police report. An investigation of the sighting led officers to question other neighbors, "who expressed that they were greatly disturbed by Falkingham and his bunny suit," the report said....
  • Jury awards $360,000 to building caretaker over urination dispute gone bad in downtown Portland(OR)

    07/05/2011 6:07:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 2 July, 2011 | Helen Jung
    A Multnomah County jury Friday ordered Nicholas Moyer Kassab and a friend to pay $362,500 to a downtown office building caretaker who confronted the men after Kassab -- the grandson of developer Tom Moyer -- allegedly urinated in the building's entryway. The verdict followed a four-day trial that touched on issues of class and privilege. "The only place that my client could find a neutral battlefield for his struggle against two rich and powerful men was in an American courtroom in front of a jury," said Greg Kafoury, the caretaker's attorney. "This is the highest form of justice." Richard Kuhn,...
  • Carrying a paralysed man up a mountain? No problem...

    07/02/2011 10:47:18 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:17 AM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A Japanese man paralysed from the waist down has embarked on an ambitious trip to Normandy to climb a mountain... with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit. Father-of-two Seiji Uchida, 49, will be carried up Mont Saint Michel - a World Heritage site - by a companion clad in a cybernetic exoskeleton which can boost the wearer's strength tenfold. For Mr Uchida, who lost the ability to walk 28 years ago after a car accident, reaching the picturesque abbey at the top of the mountain on the French coast is just the beginning of his trip of a lifetime.
  • Illinois Concealed Carry and the Right to Self-Defense: NRA Files Suit on Behalf of Beating Victim

    05/15/2011 11:52:23 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | May 14, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    The viciousness of the crime rocked my small community to its core. It was a heinous, random attack that "couldn't happen here." But it did...
  • D.C. Circuit Revives Suit Challenging Firearm Laws

    04/16/2011 7:26:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 15 April,2011 | Mike Scarcella
    A federal appeals court in Washington today ruled in favor of a Canadian man and a gun advocacy organization in reviving a suit that challenges the constitutionality of firearm regulations that ban non-residents from purchasing guns in the United States. The plaintiffs, Stephen Dearth of Canada and the Second Amendment Foundation, in March 2009 sued the Justice Department in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge James Robertson in January 2010 dismissed (PDF) the suit, saying none of the plaintiffs have standing to sue. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today unanimously reversed Robertson’s decision...
  • Court: Wal-Mart to Face Massive Class-Action Suit

    03/29/2011 10:07:04 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2011 | Paul Elias / Associated Press
    A sharply divided federal appeals court on Monday exposed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to billions of dollars in legal damages when it ruled a massive class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination over pay for female workers can go to trial. In its 6-5 ruling, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said the world's largest private employer will have to face charges that it pays women less than men for the same jobs and that female employees receive fewer promotions and have to wait longer for those promotions than male counterparts. The retailer has fiercely fought the lawsuit since it was...
  • Demron Anti-Radiation Suits Donated to Japan -- American Technology at Its Best!

    03/18/2011 9:32:36 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 19 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | March 19th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Dan Edward, director of Radiation Shield Technologies, was on Fox News wearing the suit. It looks a lot like scuba diving gear. The suit is the only one in the world that is NBC, meaning it protects against nuclear, biological and chemical threats. After 9/11, many agencies in the United States asked for suits, but oddly enough when asked by the Fox News interviewer how many nuclear plants in the United States have them, the answer was none.
  • Allstate sues JPMorgan Chase over sale of toxic RMBS

    02/18/2011 8:52:34 AM PST · by FromLori · 17 replies
    Housing Wire ^ | 2/16/2011 | KERRI PANCHUK
    Insurance giant Allstate is suing JPMorgan Chase (JPM: 47.72 -0.21%) and subsidiaries Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual for fraudulently selling the insurer more than $750 million in residential mortgage-backed securities backed by toxic loans. In its complaint, Allstate alleges the defendants "made numerous misrepresentations and omissions regarding the riskiness and credit quality" of the loans backing the securities sold as part of the transaction. JPMorgan Chase acquired Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual — along with the banks' assets — back in 2008 when the housing meltdown hit. While both firms are technically defunct, each still has structured finance trading platforms...
  • Shirley Sherrod Mum on Suit Against Breitbart

    02/14/2011 6:27:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    big government ^ | 2/14/11 | Albany Herald
    Shirley Sherrod, ousted from her position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after an internet video produced by conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart surfaced, has filed suit in District of Columbia Superior Court alleging defamation, false light and infliction of emotional distress. Breitbart confirmed that his company,, LLC,had been served with a copy of the suit over the weekend. In addition to Breitbart, producer Larry O’Conner and an unknown ‘John Doe’ are also named in the suit. Sherrod resigned as Georgia’s Director of Rural Development after the video clip appeared last July. The edited clip showed a speech she gave...
  • Feds File Whistleblower Suit Against Mayo(Clinic)

    12/20/2010 4:10:32 PM PST · by Son House · 6 replies
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 12/20/2010 | By Jeff Hansel
    The Department of Justice has filed a whistleblower complaint against Mayo Clinic . "Dr. David Ketroser, the lead whistleblower in this case, is a physician and an attorney," says a Department of Justice statement provided by Mayo. According to the justice department, "Mayo billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs for surgical pathology services it never provided; specifically, the preparation and examination of human tissue slides." Mayo spokesman Bryan Anderson said that "upon discovering a billing error in 2007, Mayo corrected it and voluntarily refunded $242,711 to the government. We worked with outside accounting experts to ensure this...
  • Madoff trustee sues JPMorgan for $6.4 billion

    12/04/2010 5:58:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/02/10 | Jonathan Stempel
    Madoff trustee sues JPMorgan for $6.4 billion By Jonathan Stempel Thu Dec 2, 3:23 pm ET NEW YORK (Reuters) – The trustee seeking money for defrauded former clients of Bernard Madoff said he filed a $6.4 billion lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co of aiding the imprisoned Ponzi schemer's fraud as his main banker. The lawsuit is the second largest that trustee Irving Picard has filed against former Madoff clients or others he believes assisted in the estimated $65 billion Ponzi scheme. JPMorgan, the No. 2 U.S. bank, was for more than 20 years the main banker for Bernard L....
  • Use of excerpts from and linking to article found to be fair use (Righthaven slapped)

    Righthaven, a company which has purchased and owns the copyrights to various news and media articles, has filed multiple lawsuits against various individuals who have reposted, excerpted or quoted one of Righthaven's copyrighted articles..... ...In one of these cases, a court recently held that the defendant's use of a news article was fair use where the defendant used excerpts of the article on his blog and then linked back to the original article....
  • State slams Mexico’s role in SB 1070 suit

    10/14/2010 8:43:35 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review - Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Saying its officials have an ulterior motive, Gov. Jan Brewer asked a federal appeals court to ignore the pleas of the Mexican government to keep the state’s immigration law from being enforced. In legal papers filed Wednesday, Brewer said through her attorney that Mexico seeks a voice in the legal dispute over Senate Bill 1070 based on its contention that keeping Arizona out of the immigration business protects “consistent sovereign-to-sovereign relations” between itself and the United States. The legal brief filed by Mexico also says the country has an interest in protecting the estimated 11 million of its...
  • Foreclosure Fraud: It's Worse Than You Think

    10/12/2010 3:45:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies · 1+ views
    CNBC ^ | 10/12/10 | Diana Olick
    Foreclosure Fraud: It's Worse Than You Think Posted By: Diana Olick | CNBC Real Estate Reporter | 12 Oct 2010 | 01:14 PM ET There has been plenty of pontificating over the ramifications of foreclosure freezes on troubled borrowers, foreclosure buyers and the larger housing market, not to mention lawsuits, investor losses and bank write downs. There has been precious little talk of what the real legal issues are behind the robosigning scandal. Yes, you can't/shouldn't sign documents you never read, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. The real issue is ownership of these loans and who...
  • Citigroup, Ally Sued for Racketeering Over Database [cool things they can do with computers]

    10/04/2010 3:05:22 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 25 replies
    bizweek bberg via ^ | 100410 | y Margaret Cronin Fisk and Thom Weidlich
    Citigroup Inc. and Ally Financial Inc. units were sued by homeowners in Kentucky for allegedly conspiring with Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. to falsely foreclose on loans. The lawsuit, filed as a civil-racketeering class action on behalf all Kentucky homeowners facing foreclosure, also names as a defendant Reston, Virginia-based MERS, the company that handles mortgage transfers among member banks. The suit claims that through MERS the banks are foreclosing on homes even when they don’t hold titles to the properties.
  • Apple loses patent-infringement trial over Cover Flow, Time Machine

    10/03/2010 1:46:58 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | October 01, 2010 | By Josh Ong
    Apple has lost a patent case against its Cover Flow and Time Machine interfaces, despite some of the infringement charges from claimant Mirror Worlds being ruled invalid. Mirror Worlds LLC filed the lawsuit in 2008, alleging that Apple had infringed on patents for creating "streams" of documents sorted by time. According to Bloomberg, a federal jury sided with Mirror Worlds on Friday, although specific details of the ruling were unavailable. The judgment wasn't completely one-sided, though. Legal news site Law360 noted (registration required) in August that some of Mirror Worlds' claims again Apple had been ruled invalid for "indefiniteness." Mirror...
  • Chrysler bosses sue over lost pensions(Lee Iacocca, one of them)

    09/11/2010 2:54:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 09/10/10
    Chrysler bosses sue over lost pensions (AFP) – 11 hours ago DETROIT, Michigan — More than 450 Chrysler bosses including ex-chairman Lee Iacocca sued Daimler AG and Cerberus Friday claiming they lost 100 million dollars in pensions in the automaker's bankruptcy. One of the lawyers, Sheldon Miller, said supplemental pensions were not transferred to the new Chrysler during its restructuring in 2009 and "as a result, each of the plaintiffs lost large percentages of their earned retirement pensions." The class action lawsuit launched on Friday claims Daimler failed to protect the supplemental pensions properly. Daimler could have converted pensions into...
  • Man whose conviction was overturned still fighting(victim of false accusation)

    08/28/2010 6:15:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 21 August, 2010 | BILL DRAPER(AP)
    After Ted White Jr. was wrongfully convicted of molesting his 12-year-old stepdaughter, his parents poured everything they had into clearing their son's name. When he won his freedom after finding out that the detective who led the sex-abuse investigation was his estranged wife's secret lover, White wanted someone to pay — to pay the legal bills and to pay for what he went through during his nearly six years behind bars. Now, more than five years after his release, he's still waiting for the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit to do what it once promised — pay the multimillion-dollar...
  • DOJ Defends Health Reform as Tax Obama Denied

    07/18/2010 9:48:40 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | July17, 2010 | Josh Gerstein
    The Justice Department is defending penalties in the new health care reform legislation for those who fail to buy or acquire insurance as taxes even though President Barack Obama has adamantly denied they're anything of the sort
  • Governors: Obama's Immigration Suit Is 'Toxic' (Obama/Holder helping to exterminate the Rats)

    07/12/2010 3:45:00 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/12/2010 | fox news
    Democratic governors expressed "grave" concerns to White House officials this weekend about the Obama administration's suit against Arizona's new immigration law, warning it could cost the party in crucial elections this fall, The New York Times reported late Sunday. The closed-door meeting took place at the National Governors Association in Boston on Saturday, according to two unnamed governors who spoke to the Times. "Universally the governors are saying, 'We've got to talk about jobs, and all of a sudden we have immigration going on,'" Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, was quoted as saying. "It is such a toxic...