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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...
  • Federal Lawsuits Filed Against Seattle City Leaders Is How You Really Rage Against The Machine

    07/01/2020 6:04:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies ^ | July 1, 2020 | Sarah Lee
    The destructive behavior characterizing Seattle’s “autonomous zone” – otherwise known as the CHOP and formerly known as the CHAZ – is surely viewed through different lenses by the people occupying and doing the damage and those that legally live in the area and have been inconvenienced and menaced over the last month. That distinction has been highlighted recently by lawsuits filed against city leaders who, residents say, have failed to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the people living near the CHAZ/CHOP. As a result of that, and the mendacity of Mayor Jenny Durkan, things seem to have turned...
  • Seven lawsuits say Giant Eagle’s mask policy violates the Americans with Disabilities Act

    05/27/2020 1:05:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    Seven lawsuits were filed against Giant Eagle on Tuesday, alleging the supermarket chain’s mask policy violates the Americans With Disabilities Act. One of the plaintiffs is Nicholas Conley, of Verona, who said he was told to leave the Monroeville store on May 1 because he wasn’t wearing a mask, although he had a medical excuse. Conley shot video of the incident on his phone. Police were called and Conley was charged with causing a disturbance and other offenses. Conley said a Giant Eagle worker told him his medical excuse was “fake.” Gov. Tom Wolf ordered masks to be worn in...
  • Lawsuit Documents Allege James Biden Committed Fraud, Racketeering

    05/21/2020 7:07:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 21, 2020 | Mark Hemingway
    Documents prepared as part of an ongoing lawsuit against Biden and his business partners allege they are in violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and have committed fraud. In January the FBI raided the offices of Americore Health, a health care company that manages rural hospitals, where James Biden, brother of former vice president candidate and current presidential candidate Joe Biden, was a major investor. Documents prepared as part of an ongoing lawsuit against Biden and his business partners, hedge fund managers Michael Lewitt and Amer Rustom, allege they are in violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt...
  • Fear of lawsuits holding the economy back: Why open your business back up if you're immediately going to get sued when someone gets sick?

    05/17/2020 6:58:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/17/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Last week, I spoke with a community college administrator.  I asked him a couple of questions: First, when do you want to re-open the campus?  He said the sooner, the better. Second, are you afraid of lawsuits?  Darn right, he said.  Then he added that many colleges are scared to death of a class action lawsuit. My guess is that a lot of businessmen and school administrators know exactly what my friend was saying. This is why we need litigation protection, as this editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal is indicating: As states lift their coronavirus lockdowns, businesses face a host of obstacles, including...
  • Judicial Watch Fights in Court on #Coronavirus Cash for Illegal Aliens [Weekly Update]

    05/15/2020 3:35:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 15, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Clinton Resists Court Order to Produce Memo on Process that Led to Her Mass Email Deletions Judicial Watch Sues to Stop Maryland County Giving $5 Million to Illegal Aliens New Judicial Watch Court Action to Block Newsom from Providing Illegal Cash to Illegal Aliens in California Clinton Resists Court Order to Produce Memo on Process that Led to Her Mass Email Deletions Perhaps Hillary Clinton thinks she can run out the clock on our efforts to get to the bottom of her scandalous email schemes. Recall that she is resisting, through an emergency appeal , a court order to...
  • As Deaths Rise to 20,000, Nursing Homes Seek Immunity from Lawsuits

    05/13/2020 5:28:09 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Insurrance Journal ^ | 05/10/20 | Jim Mustian and Jennifer Peltz
    Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. At least 15 states have enacted laws or governors’ orders that explicitly or apparently provide nursing homes and long-term care facilities some protection from lawsuits arising from the crisis. And in the case of New York, which leads the nation in deaths in such facilities, a lobbying group wrote the first draft of a measure that apparently makes it the only state...
  • Nursing Homes Are Being Sued for Obeying Liberal Governors’ Orders

    05/11/2020 5:01:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 11, 2020 | Jim Martin
    Few have deserved the 60 Plus Association’s Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award more than Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). From his courageous attempts to save Social Security to securing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of grant money for aging and disability resource services, he has made safeguarding the well-being of senior citizens a hallmark of his long tenure in Washington. That’s why we here at 60 Plus are so encouraged to see his scheduling of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine the need for liability protections at this time of great need for all Golden Age Americans. Because...
  • Hospitals can’t discharge coronavirus patients to nursing homes: Gov. Cuomo

    05/10/2020 12:11:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10 2020 | Aaron Feis
    Patients in New York hospitals must now test negative for the coronavirus before they can be discharged to nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday — partially reversing a policy that forced sickened seniors into facilities housing those most vulnerable. “We’re just not going to send a person who is positive to a nursing home after a hospital visit,” said Cuomo during an Albany press briefing. “Period.” The ruling partially overrides a controversial March 25 order that nursing homes cannot deny admission or readmission on the basis of a positive or suspected COVID-19 case.
  • Coronavirus patients admitted to Queens nursing home — with body bags

    04/23/2020 6:17:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 23, 2020 | 8:03pm | Updated | By Gabrielle Fonrouge, Bernadette Hogan and Bruce Golding
    The first coronavirus patients admitted to a Queens nursing home under a controversial state mandate arrived along with some grim accessories — a supply of body bags, The Post has learned. An executive at the facility — which was previously free of the deadly disease — said the bags were in the shipment of personal protective equipment received the same day the home was forced to begin treating two people discharged from hospitals with COVID-19. “My colleague noticed that one of the boxes was extremely heavy. Curious as to what could possibly be making that particular box so much heavier...
  • Newt Gingrich: Coronavirus and China – Why lawsuits should be one way to make country pay for pandemic

    04/21/2020 11:13:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    The pandemic which is now ravaging the world – killing an estimated 170,000 people and causing trillions of dollars of economic damage – originated in China and was hidden by the Chinese Communist dictatorship. The dictatorship lied to the world and got its puppet head of the World Health Organization to also lie to the world. A recent University of Southampton study titled, “Effect of non-pharmaceutical interventions for containing the COVID-19 outbreak in China” estimated that 95 percent of the COVID-19 cases we have seen could have been avoided if the Communist dictatorship had told the truth at the beginning...
  • Walmart sued over coronavirus death by family of deceased employee

    04/07/2020 6:52:27 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 56 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Apr 6, 2020 | Thomas Barrabi
    The family of a Walmart employee in Illinois, who died from complications related to COVID-19, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the retailer Monday, accusing the company of negligence in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. ...
  • Lawsuits Fly Over Gun Shop Closure Orders

    03/28/2020 12:57:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | Chis Eger
    Second Amendment groups and gun stores are joining forces and lawyering up to remain open in the face of state and local orders to close up shop. While governors in several states from coast to coast– such as Illinois, Lousiana, and Mississippi– have recognized gun and ammo suppliers as “essential” during the COVID-19 quarantine, allowing them to remain open without question, some have gone the other way. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) is the subject of a federal lawsuit filed by the Second Amendment Foundation to keep the Garden State’s gun shops open to the public. Federal District...
  • Defeat Law of the Sea Treaty -- Again

    05/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 16, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby. A former Rhodes Scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda, since he succeeded the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared that...
  • Bank founded by Tom Steyer has long record of lawsuits against low-income borrowers

    01/26/2020 10:05:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/26/20 | Casey Nolan - BANG
    In one of his many campaign ads airing across California, presidential candidate Tom Steyer has touted the work of a nonprofit-owned bank he founded, portraying it as a counterweight to Wall Street corruption. But while the Oakland-based institution has a well-regarded record of making socially responsible investments, its auto loan program has left behind a long trail of defaults and lawsuits against low-income borrowers in the state, a Bay Area News Group review of financial and legal documents found. Beneficial State Bank — which Steyer co-founded with his wife, Kat Taylor, and served as board chairman until joining the presidential...
  • One Month Before Iowa Caucus, State University Bans Students From Emailing About Politics

    01/05/2020 8:57:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    With just one month left before the Iowa Caucus, Iowa State University is stifling students’ First Amendment rights by prohibiting them from using email to communicate about campaigns and ballot issues. Students are also limited from “chalking,” a tradition of drawing both political and apolitical messages on the sidewalk with chalk.University officials approved an interim policy that restricts chalking on Iowa State’s campus to registered student organizations publicizing upcoming events open to all students. This limits thousands of students from participating in chalking.Speech First, a non-profit advocating for First Amendment rights, filed a lawsuit challenging Iowa State University for their...
  • California Farmer Fights Government Claim That Dirt Is a Pollutant

    12/04/2019 2:12:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 3, 2019 | Kevin Mooney
    No one told Jack LaPant that he could be in violation of the Clean Water Act for farming his own land. That’s mostly because the federal law includes a clear exemption for “normal” farming activities. But it’s also because the government officials LaPant consulted didn’t view overturned dirt that has been tilled and plowed as pollution. In 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers, which administers the Clean Water Act with the Environmental Protection Agency, began legal action against LaPant for plowing he did in 2011 to plant wheat on a ranch property he owned in Northern California. But in March...
  • These 2 Cases Show Why Trans ‘Rights’ Could Upend the Rights of All

    12/03/2019 7:13:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 27, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    The battle over the rights of “transgender” and “cisgender” people continues to escalate in one of the most influential arenas: our nation’s schools. The Chicago Tribune reported this month that after a four-year battle, a school board in Palatine, Illinois, has granted transgender students “unrestricted access to locker rooms based on gender identity.” Just a few days later, CBS News Minnesota reported a mother had sued her local school district, claiming that it discriminated against her child for being transgender. These are just two of the most recent stories showing just how prevalent the transgender debate in schools has become....
  • What Will Happen to the Billions Obtained From Opioid Drug Lawsuits?

    11/05/2019 6:19:59 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 29 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 10/30/19 | Wolfgang Vogel
    Based on the precedent of the tobacco settlement, I expect the following are most likely to happen. First, some lawyers will enrich themselves with millions of dollars. Second, state and local governments will use the bulk of the money to supplement their various non-health-related budgets. Third, what little what is left will (hopefully) be used to help the addicts for whom most of the money was intended in the first place. I sincerely hope I am wrong with this prediction and most money will indeed go to help these sick individuals and to prevent further drug-related crises. We shall see.
  • Joe Biden: Time to Sue Gun Manufacturers

    10/05/2019 1:59:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    During the MSNBC / Gabby Giffords / March for Our Lives gun control forum in Las Vegas, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden contended that it is time to use lawsuits to rein in gun manufacturers. Biden stressed that if he were granted a “wish list” for gun control, the first thing he would do is repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (2005). That Act protects gun manufacturers from lawsuits tied to firearms that were legally manufactured and legally sold. He said, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection,” and he claimed the suits...