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  • Anti-Monsanto Lawyer And USRTK, Carey Gillam Collaborator Possibly Headed To Prison For Extortion

    07/01/2020 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 06/24/20 | Alex Berezow
    Surely, Timothy Litzenburg is a wealthy man. As one of the lead plaintiffs' attorneys suing Monsanto over the alleged (but factually incorrect) claim that its product Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer, he likely has had several nice paydays in recent years as the company has been slammed with one jackpot verdict after another. Lawsuits have cost its parent company, Bayer, billions of dollars. The trouble with money, however, is that no matter how much you have, you never really have enough. You always want more. Litzenburg wanted more, too, and he knew just how to do it. After seeing how easy...
  • Colorado among the states that share names, addresses of COVID-19 cases with law enforcement

    05/19/2020 6:29:25 PM PDT · by sicsempertyrannisDenver · 33 replies
    Public health officials in Colorado are sharing health information, including names and addresses, of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 with first responders. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told KRDO when conducting work as a public health authority, state and local public health agencies are not bound to HIPPA laws. In that scenario, agencies can provide patient health information about those who test positive for COVID-19. In Colorado, health officials say they can share that information with law enforcement, paramedics, and other first responders. Public health officials in at least two-thirds of U.S. states are sharing...
  • Lawyers Should File Lots of Class Actions Against Chinese Govt. for COVID-19

    03/12/2020 4:46:28 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 38 replies
    Self | March 12, 2020 | Stayfree
    American lawyers should file hundreds of class-action lawsuits against the Chinese government for the negligent release of the COVID-19 virus from their bio-lab in Wuhan province in China, where they have been developing weaponized virus for years, including the SARS virus.
  • 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...
  • Attorney Files Class Action Lawsuit Against CNN For Bullying Trump Supporters!

    08/26/2017 8:49:16 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    If you are a Trump supporter, are you sick of being called names such as “racist,” or “radical terrorist?” San Diego Attorney, Joni Turner, has just made a huge announcement live on periscope via Twitter saying she is filing a criminal and civil lawsuit against CNN on behalf of the American people that are being targeted as “radical terrorists” in their own Country. She has had it! My aunt, Attorney Joni Turner, taking down Fake News CNN! #MAGA @joniturnerlaw She is asking you to join her, and she says this is a suit for the United States. Joni is full...
  • Firm involved in DNC lawsuit got ‘voice changer’ call from Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ office

    06/02/2017 4:23:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    This is a very strange story. A law firm which represents Bernie Sanders supporters in a class-action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (and against former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz) received a call asking about the case. The caller’s voice was disguised, but when the firm checked the number on caller ID, it came up as one of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ offices. From the court filing: At 4:54 p.m. today, an individual called our law office from “305-936-5724.” See attached photo of the caller I.D.The caller refused to identify himself/herself, but asked my secretary about the Wilding et al....
  • Trump rally attendees sue San Jose, Mayor Liccardo and police chief

    07/14/2016 4:08:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/14/16 | Ramona Giwargis
    Fourteen people who attended a Donald Trump rally in San Jose last month filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city, mayor and police chief claiming city leaders failed to protect them from assaults by protesters as they left the event and violated their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly.
  • Federal judge certifies tea party in class action lawsuit against IRS

    01/12/2016 3:45:17 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2016
    A federal judge on Tuesday certified a class action lawsuit against the IRS for its political targeting, advancing the cause of more than 200 tea party groups who said they were denied their First Amendment rights by the tax agency's actions. Edward Greim, one of the lawyers advancing the tea party groups' case, said the certification is a major step because it means the judge has agreed that the IRS did systematically target more than 200 groups for special scrutiny.
  • Hausfeld Announces Early Victory in Virginia Hot Lanes Class Action

    11/03/2015 9:11:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Globe Newswire ^ | November 2, 2015 | Hausfeld
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hausfeld, a global plaintiffs’ law firm, announced today that the judge overseeing Brown, et al. v. Transurban USA, Inc., et al., No. 15-cv-494 (E.D. Va.), the Honorable James C. Cacheris, has largely denied the Defendants’ motions to dismiss the pending class action case. The plaintiffs in the case alleges that the I-495 and I-95/I-395 HOT Lanes operator (Transurban) and its debt-collection agents (Faneuil, Inc. and Law Enforcement Systems, LLC (“LES”)) violated state and federal law by assessing and seeking to collect crippling administrative fees and penalties for allegedly missed tolls. Drivers who use...
  • Advice for owners of emissions-spewing Volkswagens and Audis

    10/11/2015 3:46:49 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    SFChron ^ | 10-6-15 | Kathleen Pender
    Breese Berkowitz of Walnut Creek bought a new 2015 Passat TDI on Sept. 12 to replace an aging Toyota Prius hybrid. Her family’s other car is a plug-in Prius, and she wanted something environmentally friendly but not another plug-in because she needed a longer range. Volkswagen had been advertising its “clean diesel” technology and Berkowitz thought the Passat — the “Eco-friendly Car of the Year,” according to Cars.com — offered great gas mileage without sacrificing performance. On Sept. 18, she and everyone learned it was a fraud, that Volkswagen had installed so-called defeat devices on 11 million Volkswagen and Audi...
  • Class Action Lawsuits: Millions for Lawyers, Nothing for Consumers, Ruin for Businesses

    03/27/2015 8:53:05 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | March 26, 2015 | Gregory A. Hession, J.D.
    Manufacturers of consumer goods in the United States have a lot to fear from the government, and becoming the target of a class action lawsuit is right up there in the first tier of those concerns. An astounding 52 percent of major corporations are engaged in class action litigation right now. Federal judges have complete discretion about whether to certify a class action lawsuit, and then whether to approve large attorney fee requests. Once certified as a federal class action, an otherwise small lawsuit turns into a massive cash drain for the target company and a money machine for the...
  • American Indian groups argue over settlement money

    12/02/2014 1:35:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2014 3:46 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    More than $380 million in government dollars left over from a federal discrimination settlement with American Indians is in limbo amid disagreements over how the money should be spent. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Tuesday reviewed a proposal to form a new foundation to help American Indian farmers with the money unexpectedly left over after the Obama administration settled a class-action suit filed by American Indian farmers in 2011. The farmers said they had lost out on decades of farm loans because of government discrimination. …
  • Bill Cosby accuser Louisa Moritz plans class lawsuit over alleged sex assaults: report

    11/24/2014 10:46:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/24/2014 | BY NANCY DILLON , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    he actress, best known for her role as Rose in the Oscar-winning ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ is among a dozen women who’ve leveled tawdry claims about Cosby. She contends the comedian assaulted her before a 1971 appearance on ‘The Tonight Show,’ and is reportedly trying to get at least nine others to join her in a class action against him. It’s a legal longshot, but an actress who has accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault four decades ago is planning to sue him. And Louisa Moritz is trying to get at least nine other women to join her...
  • NSA Metadata Snooping Challenged by new Larry Klayman class action lawsuit

    05/07/2014 3:52:27 AM PDT · by Moseley · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 7, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Oops, your metadata is showing. Is the Government violating your Constitutional rights by intercepting your “metadata” without a warrant? The Government is collecting information about your phone calls, text messages, and email messages -- indiscriminately. Metadata is transmission and billing information about whom you called, from what phone number, when, and for how long. This can include your location, because billing records note which cell tower your mobile phone is connecting through. George Orwell’s book 1984 was meant as a warning. But it is shocking how many people view 1984 as a “how to” manual or blueprint for expanding their...
  • JOIN Class Action Lawsuit Against Obama & Holder!!!

    08/20/2013 8:38:48 PM PDT · by publius321 · 7 replies
    I received notice of this in my e-mail today through Dick Morris. I usually ignore Morris but the class action lawsuit excited me and I was happy to donate... (video info about the suit and also posted a link to the site at my blog)
  • Facebook sued for $15 billion over alleged privacy infractions

    05/18/2012 1:35:30 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 7 replies
    cnet ^ | 5/18/2012 | Don Reisinger
    As Facebook prepares to start trading on the Nasdaq, a class-action lawsuit has been brought against it. Law firm Stewarts Law US announced today that it has combined 21 privacy lawsuits against the social network into a single, class-action suit, charging the world's largest social network with violating user privacy by allegedly tracking their Web usage. Stewarts Law is asking for $15 billion -- a sum it arrived at by calling on the U.S. Wiretap Act, which "provides statutory damages of the greater of $100 per violation per day, up to $10,000, per Facebook user," the law firm wrote in...
  • NY judge grants class action status to frisk suit

    05/16/2012 10:47:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/16/12 | LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press
    Finding the city's attitude "deeply troubling," a judge granted class action status Wednesday to a 2008 lawsuit accusing the New York Police Department of discriminating against blacks and Hispanics with its stop-and-frisk policies aimed at reducing crime. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan said in a written ruling that there was "overwhelming evidence" that a centralized stop-and-frisk program has led to thousands of unlawful stops. She noted that the vast majority of New Yorkers who are unlawfully stopped will never file a lawsuit in response, and she said class-action status was created for just these kinds of court cases.
  • Class-action sex harassment suit against trucking company backfires

    04/05/2012 12:51:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies
    Court ruling makes it harder for EEOC to pursue discrimination cases in the Midwest, maybe nationally CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- They were learning to become truck drivers, but wound up in a nightmare. In detailed accounts to a federal agency, dozens of female employees of one of the nation's largest trucking companies told of being propositioned, groped and even assaulted by male drivers during cross-country training rides. "I was beaten, I was fondled, I was humiliated and I was taught nothing," one trainee, Ramona Villareal, said in a deposition. But rather than leading to a workplace discrimination judgment, the Equal...
  • International Academy a Respected Asbestos Think Tank

    11/15/2011 8:44:17 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 2 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 11-15-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Independent scientific research institutes whose work influences the policies of the U.S. government as well as governments abroad, also impacts litigation in the states, an economics professor says. "The information from these think tanks does bubble up," said Professor Alex Tabarrok, chair of the Economics Department at George Mason University in Virginia. And one such organization is the Collegium Ramazzini, an independent international academy founded in 1982 by Irving J. Selikoff, Cesare Maltoni and other scientists. Selikoff is credited as a pioneer in field of asbestos research, having established a link between the inhalation of asbestos...
  • BREAKING!! Obama's HHS ends controversial program in health reform law (Obamacare dying)

    10/14/2011 1:29:43 PM PDT · by milwguy · 130 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/14/2011 | sam baker
    The Obama administration will not implement a controversial piece of the healthcare reform law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday. Sebelius said the department will not continue trying to implement the CLASS program, which was intended to provide insurance for long-term care. Republicans charged that the program’s financial structure was unsustainable, and Sebelius conceded as much Friday. “We have not identified a way to make CLASS work at this time,” she wrote on the Huffington Post's website. Sebelius said HHS will “suspend” implementation of the program. The department recently reassigned the people it had placed in the...