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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...
  • Democrats Want to Abolish the Police and Confiscate Our Guns

    06/06/2020 1:02:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 06 2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    A radical, utterly sincere, and determined movement is on to abolish police departments. A radical, utterly sincere, and determined movement is on to confiscate our guns, to confiscate our right to defend ourselves. This is no accident. But first the facts… Links to mainstream Democrats calling for the police to be defunded, which will obviously result in the police being abolished, can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and most especially here.
  • Washington State Nonprofit Files Lawsuit Saying Fox News Misled Viewers About Coronavirus

    04/08/2020 3:14:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 4/3 | Sarah Jean Green
    A little-known Washington nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Fox News in King County Superior Court, claiming the news station, its parent companies and owners violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act and acted in bad faith by disseminating false information about the novel coronavirus through its television news broadcasts and minimized the danger posed by the virus as COVID-19 began to explode into a pandemic. The suit, filed on behalf of the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE), alleges Fox News engaged in unfair or deceptive acts by representing the coronavirus as a hoax in broadcasts that aired...
  • Sherwin-Williams in trouble over century-old ads for lead paint

    09/05/2018 9:09:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 81 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 09/06/2018 | Alexandra Bruell
    When companies get in trouble over their advertisements, it usually happens quickly. In the case of Sherwin-Williams Co., it took more than a century. The paint maker is fighting a California court ruling that ordered it and two other companies to collectively pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for promoting lead paint over several decades, when they allegedly knew or should have known it was hazardous. The litigation has highlighted Sherwin-Williams ads dating back to 1904. Sherwin-Williams SHW, +0.50% and its co-defendants in July petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, arguing that they were...
  • Summons issued to Trump in case alleging he is violating emoluments clause

    03/22/2018 6:45:36 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    A summons has been issued to President Trump in a lawsuit alleging he is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution. The lawsuit — filed by the attorneys general in Washington, D.C., and Maryland — alleges that Trump is violating the clause, which prevents elected officials from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without Congress’s approval, WAMU reported. The lawsuit is filed against Trump in his "official capacity and in his individual capacity," according to the Washington, D.C., radio station. The lawsuit also argues that businesses in Maryland and D.C. have been hurt because groups instead choose to stay...
  • California files more charges against antiabortion activists

    07/08/2017 1:49:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | July 7, 2015
    State prosecutors have filed new, more specific invasion-of-privacy charges against two antiabortion activists for secretly recording conversations at national meetings of abortion providers, after a San Francisco judge dismissed most of the initial charges. David Daleiden, leader of a group called the Center for Medical Progress, and an employee, Sandra Merritt, posed as fetal researchers to gain entry to the conventions of the National Abortion Federation in San Francisco in 2014 and Baltimore in 2015. The two said afterward they had been acting as investigative journalists to expose alleged plots by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to sell fetal...
  • Obama lawyers form 'worst-case scenario' group to tackle Trump

    02/24/2017 12:20:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 23, 2017 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Top lawyers who helped the Obama White House craft and hold to rules of conduct believe President Donald Trump and his staff will break ethics norms meant to guard against politicization of the government — and they’ve formed a new group to prepare, and fight. United to Protect Democracy, which draws its name from a line in President Barack Obama’s farewell address that urged his supporters to pick up where he was leaving off, has already raised a $1.5 million operating budget, hired five staffers and has plans to double that in the coming months. They’ve incorporated as both a...
  • Stein sues after Wisconsin refuses to order hand recounts

    11/28/2016 6:56:26 PM PST · by CedarDave · 160 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | 7:29 p.m. CST November 28, 2016 | Jason Stein and Patrick Marley
    Gannett publication - Title and link only. http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/11/28/elections-staff-layout-recount-timeline/94539210/
  • Liberal activists try to get Jesus portrait removed from courthouse; residents revolt

    09/28/2015 7:06:08 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 19 replies
    Allen West ^ | 9/28/2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    We’ve often reported here on the efforts of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FRFF) to remove all vestiges of “religious” symbols in public places – and by religious, it’s really only the Christian religion they object to. Their actions extend to public schools, military facilities and public offices. Most recently, FFRFF has drawn a red line in the sand in Breathitt County, Kentucky. Jesus must go. For some time, the FRFF has been trying to get a picture of Jesus removed from the courthouse. There’s just one little problem. FRFF can’t find anyone in Breathitt County to act as their...
  • Gay Man Files $70M Suit Against Bible Publishers Over ‘Homosexual verses' (2008)

    07/09/2015 2:21:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 94 replies
    A homosexual man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. Bradley LaShawn Fowler, an ex-con turned author, filed the federal suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Monday, the same day a judge refused to appoint him a lawyer for his suit against Thomas Nelson, The Grand Rapids Press reported. “The Court has some very genuine concerns about the nature and efficacy of these...
  • 56 percent of all patent lawsuits are made by patent trolls

    04/13/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 4/11/13 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: According to a new, comprehensive report by Lex Machina, more than half of all patent lawsuits in the US now come from patent trolls.Patent lawsuits are used as weapons in business wars between companies such as Oracle vs. Google and Apple vs. Samsung. Behind the intellectual property (IP) headlines, however, Lex Machina, a Silicon Valley startup, has found that patent troll lawsuits have increased from 24 percent of cases filed in 2007 to 56% in 2012. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a "patent troll uses patents as legal weapons, instead of actually creating any new products or coming...
  • Ohio Woman Sues For $500 Billion After Her Car Is Towed

    06/09/2012 11:15:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    While some might consider towing, impounding and disposing of a 2002 Saturn to be an act of automotive mercy, one Ohio woman believes the damages and losses incurred when it happened to her are worth a whopping $500 Billion. You read that right, Michelle Mathis believes the Columbus Department of Public Safety's Impound Unit owes her billions of dollars as a result of the way they treated her automotive Tupperware Saturn. According to court documents obtained by TheNewspaper.com Mathis is seeking $500 billion in compensatory damages and. oh why not, another $20 million in punitive damages. The whole incident began...
  • TN GOP targets 'frivolous' lawsuits - Tennessee GOP warns filers they could face high fees

    04/29/2012 7:52:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Nashville Tennessean | 4/29/12 | Duane W. Gang
    Gannett Newspaper - Link Only: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120429/NEWS0201/304290083/TN-GOP-targets-frivolous-lawsuits-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2011 Announced!

    01/01/2012 10:59:04 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 25 replies
    Faces of Lawsuit Abuse ^ | 1/1/2012 | Facesoflawsuitabuse
    The U.S. has been the undisputed lawsuit capital of the world for some time. And while the courts play a central role in resolving disputes and maintaining a civil society, that function isn’t easy when they are packed with frivolous suits. Ridiculous lawsuits clog up our legal system’s dwindling resources, taking time away from legitimate grievances to devote to the vindictive, the hypocritical, the irresponsible, and the outright absurd. With that in mind, FacesOfLawsuitAbuse.org has compiled some of the most egregious examples of frivolous and abusive litigation from around the country and asked you to tell us which ones were...
  • Texas makes losers pay for frivolous lawsuits

    06/05/2011 9:05:26 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | Sunday June, 5 2011 | Editorial
    It’s no wonder that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has recently been the focus of speculation about whether he might run for president in 2012. Texas has been on an economic roll since 2001, creating far more new jobs than any other state in the nation even as its population increased to 25 million. Love him or hate him, Perry is in his fourth term in Austin and thus deserves a big chunk of the credit for many of the good things happening in the Lone Star State. Texas also has implemented some of the nation’s most significant state-level reforms aimed...
  • Texting woman falls in fountain, files lawsuit

    01/20/2011 1:09:07 PM PST · by speciallybland · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/19/2011
    FRESNO, California (KFSN) -- Earlier this week ABC30 showed you video of a woman who mistakenly fell into the fountain at a Pennsylvania mall, because she was distracted by text messaging. Well now that woman is suing the mall for not helping her. The video has received more than 1.5 million views since it went viral on YouTube last week. The woman in the video, Cathy Cruz Marrero, doesn't think the video is very funny. She claims she could have gotten seriously hurt and that the security guards should have helped instead of laugh. "I'm just like dumbfounded. And all...
  • Small Businesses Share Stories of Frivolous Lawsuits ( facesoflawsuitabuse.org )

    12/22/2009 5:32:22 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 696+ views
    PR News Wire ^ | December 10th | ILR
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two small business owners and the founder of a nonprofit organization - all targets of abusive lawsuits - are speaking out about their legal ordeals at www.FacesOfLawsuitAbuse.org as part of a nationwide public awareness campaign launched today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) that demonstrates how abusive lawsuits affect real people in very real ways.
  • Gary Kreep To File 9 New Birther Lawsuits

    10/16/2009 11:04:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 117 replies · 3,600+ views
    For Goodness Sakes ^ | 10/16/09 | staff
    Eight all at once and one separately. He’s not giving out details at this time, but says he has lawyers working on the briefs. Kreep has become much more outspoken about Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq., even while not mentioning her name. He trashed the main complaint she wrote for their case Barnett v. Obama to hell, calling it “terrible,” at the mildest. Andrea Shea King blog talk radio.
  • HANNITY EXCLUSIVE (VIDEO OF HANNAH GILES AND HER ATTORNEY)

    09/24/2009 11:00:46 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 31 replies · 2,224+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 09-24-09 | Sean Hannity
    'Prostitute' responds to ACORN lawsuit View article...
  • ACORN files suit against filmmakers

    09/23/2009 2:35:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 219 replies · 8,953+ views
    politico.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2009 | JAKE SHERMAN
    ACORN filed suit today in Maryland against conservative filmmakers James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles and conservative Web site Breitbart.com for secretly taping the organization’s employees at its Baltimore office. In the complaint, ACORN alleges that the filmmakers entered into the organization’s offices in July with a “hidden camera and microphone” and taped employees Tonja Thompson and Shera Williams. Both employees are listed as plaintiffs on the complaint, filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. ACORN is seeking $500,000 for each employee and $1 million for the organization in damages.