Local Lawmakers Fight Back Against AG Sessions’s Threats to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities
Local Lawmakers Fight Back Against AG Sessions’s Threats to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities;
— NumbersUSA (@NumbersUSA) March 28, 2017
AG Sessions to punish sanctuary cities, cities could lose billions of dollars. It's about time! Put Americans FIRST https://t.co/cSwLK4NQsH
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) March 27, 2017
Austin leaders react after Sessions says ‘sanctuary cities’ not eligible for certain federal grants
TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS
Days before Austin Mayor Steve Adler is set to meet with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly along with other mayors across the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced at a White House briefing …
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 27, 2017
‘We will fight’: Mayors of sanctuary cities across the country fire back at Attorney General Sessions
After issuing a dire threat to ‘sanctuary cities’ on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being challenged by mayors who will continue to fight for diversity.
While borrowing the White House podium from Press Secretary Spicer, Sessions warned that …
Yeah, I’ll be interested to see how much fight they have in them when they finally realize a couple of things:
Per federal statute that was passed into law under Obama but then was completely ignored and not enforced:
A. It is illegal for ANYONE to harbor or shield (or cause to be harbored or shielded) illegal aliens, and those who do may be punished with up to 5 years in prison.
B. In the case where the harboring individual (like a mayor) shields an illegal alien who then kills someone, the eligible punishment goes up to life in prison. And when the feds actually start enforcing THAT law, all of a sudden the mayor of San Francisco will start listening and say “whaaaaaaa?” since a woman was murdered in his city, on his watch, specifically because he ignored and refused to enforce federal immigration laws – WHICH ALREADY MAKES HIM ELIGIBLE FOR LIFE IN PRISON!
C. Despite all the claims to the contrary, the federal government DOES have the legal authority to cut off federal spending to so called sanctuary cities whenever they so choose.
It’s nothing but name-calling and saber-rattling but once billions of dollars in federal spending stops flowing to the 300+ so-called sanctuary cities and a few of their mayors get thrown in prison, they will start coming around…RAPIDLY.
ACLU of RI Calls AG Sessions’ Sanctuary City Threats “Unseemly Saber-Rattling”
“U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session’s threat to cut off federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities is nothing but unseemly saber-rattling, designed to scare states and municipalities from protecting their residents from cruel federal policies.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 27, 2017
Mass. ACLU stands up against AG Sessions threats to sanctuary cities
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday reiterated threats about pulling federal funding from “sanctuary cities” for not complying with federal immigration efforts, but the American Civil Liberties Union is not deterred.
“I urge our …
Yes, but of course the ACLU is NOT the one who stands to lose BILLIONS in federal funding.
OC City Takes Stand on AG Sessions’ Threats To Withhold Grants to Sanctuary Cities
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Santa Ana officials were undeterred Monday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threats to withhold and even, in some cases, “claw back” Justice Department grants to “sanctuary cities.”
Santa Ana Councilman Sal Tinajero said he …
Scottsburg driver in crash that killed pedestrian arrested
Indiana State Police have arrested a Scottsburg man accused of driving while intoxicated and fatally hitting a pedestrian with his car in January.
Lucas Petty, 23, was arrested on a warrant on Sunday.
He is charged with causing death …
— CBS 4 News (@kgbt) March 20, 2017
Pedestrian and car collide in crash on busy Plymouth road
A pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car in Outland Road this evening. Traffic website Inrix reported that the crash happened at about 6.50pm on the busy road.
It reported the collision took place near the petrol station near Lyndhurst Road …
Pedestrian hit by car downtown critically injured, driver ID’d as El Paso County GOP chairman
NewsChannel 13 has learned that a driver who hit a pedestrian in downtown Colorado Springs Tuesday morning is El Paso County GOP Chairman Trevor Dierdorff.
The victim has … The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
Update: Victim identified in fatal pedestrian accident
Authorities have identified the victim as 53-year-old Harvey McCallister.
The SCMPD Traffic Investigations Unit continues to investigate the accident.
— Vernon Morning Star (@VernonNews) March 28, 2017
Police: Pedestrian killed crossing road in Titusville
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck while attempting to cross a busy stretch of roadway in Titusville late Monday.
The accident happened about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 5200 block of South Washington Avenue. Titusville police said the …
Police investigate reported pedestrian vehicle accident in Sandy
Emergency responders were called to the scene of a reported pedestrian-vehicle accident at 3:02 p.m. Monday in Sandy Township.
— KristenABC2 (@KristenABC2) March 28, 2017
Fatal pedestrian accident in Eldersburg
A 50-year-old Eldersburg man died Monday evening after being struck by a car on Route 26 (Liberty Road).
Portion of West Hillsborough Ave. closed after vehicle vs. pedestrian
Officers are investigating a traffic fatality on West Hillsborough Avenue Monday night.
Eagle Mountain woman’s foot severed in truck-pedestrian accident in Florida; 3 others injured
DANIA BEACH, Florida
An Eagle Mountain woman had her foot severed in an accident that injured two …
Woman killed in hit-and-run accident
Deputies are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a female pedestrian dead not far from the Eastex Freeway in north Harris County Monday …
Columbus man accused of killing pedestrian, injuring another in hit-and-run crash
Columbus police made an arrest following a hit-and-run crash on Sunday evening that killed one person and critically injured another.
Columbus police officers responded to Taylor Road near Lakeside Drive around 7:15 p.m. in regards to …
Pedestrian struck and killed in Center Point car accident
One person hit by a car, involved in a wreck at Center Point Parkway, died Sunday morning.
Paul Johnson, one of the drivers involved, said he stopped to help a young woman that had just been involved in an accident moments ago.
As he started to pull …
Pedestrian killed in crash near Mayport Village
A pedestrian was killed Saturday night in an accident near Mayport Village.
A man died from his injuries after being run over by a woman …
No people or cows hurt in truck and cattle trailer crash on I-77 in Marietta
Marietta Police say a truck pulling a livestock trailer full of cows had a minor accident near Exit 1 on Interstate 77 Tuesday morning.
A Marietta Police officer at the scene says the truck’s driver told him a large cow jumped …
— Jon (@rivercityjon) March 28, 2017
Police: Driver hurt in crash with mail truck in Lindenhurst
The driver, whose identity was not released, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.
Suffolk County police said the woman was driving on West Hoffman Avenue when her Acura struck the back of the unoccupied mail truck at about …
Utah woman loses her foot, other family injured after being hit by truck in Florida
That’s when the pickup truck veered toward them and crossed over from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane and then ended on the shoulder of the road, Jachles said.
Police are investigating the accident and are looking at speed and alcohol as …
Truck driver faces DWI charge after fatal GWB accident
A North Carolina truck driver was arrested after a fatal accident on the George Washington Bridge Monday morning, authorities said.
A 25-year-old man, and two women, ages 28 and 39, were driving in a car on the westbound lower level of the George …
Police: Truck Driver Was Drunk In Deadly Cross Bronx Expressway
A truck driver was facing charges Monday night accused of being drunk behind the wheel and causing a deadly accident near the George Washington Bridge.
— CBC P.E.I. (@CBCPEI) March 28, 2017
Car and truck collide in North Canterbury
Rescue services are at the scene of a double fatal crash between a car and a truck in Culverden, North Canterbury.
The crash happened at 8:15am on Mouse Point Rd. Due to the severity of the crash police are still unsure how many people were in the car …
2013 search warrant death suit settles for $156,250
McKnight and the sheriff’s office were named in the wrongful death suit along with Sheriff George Lavender and the County Risk Sharing Authority of Ohio.
According to the settlement, all parties maintained denial of any liability for Barrows’ death …
— The Canadian Press (@CdnPress) March 28, 2017
Family of Canadian filmmaker who died during dive files wrongful-death lawsuit
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
The family of a Canadian filmmaker who died while diving in the Florida Keys earlier this year is suing the dive company and its owner for negligence.
An attorney for the family of Rob Stewart held a news conference Tuesday morning …
— Sara Keltie (@revelocean) March 28, 2017
Fiancée of man killed by Smyrna Police sues for wrongful death
The fiancee of a man killed by Smyrna Police is suing the department for wrongful death and the subsequent cover up of the facts leading to his death.
The federal lawsuit names the City of Smyrna, Smyrna Police Officer Kenneth Owens, Cobb District …
Apple Named in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
FaceTime was cited in a lawsuit as a factor in the death of a 5-year-old girl in a car accident on I-35 in Texas.
A California couple has filed a wrongful lawsuit against Apple alleging that the company’s …
Wrongful death lawsuit filed against city of Torrance, police chief
A lawsuit was filed against Torrance today on behalf of the only child of a 39-year-old woman who was…
Marquise Jones wrongful death trial underway
His family says he did not, and they continue to seek justice by suing both the city of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Department for wrongful death.
Our cameras are not allowed in the federal courthouse, but we learned during opening …
Settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit of Franks in Kandiyohi County
The wrongful death civil lawsuit was filed in February 2016, seeking $100,000 in damages and alleging Gingery operated his vehicle in a negligent manner.
Gingery had been on his way to a job as an electrician at an oil refinery.
He told authorities he …
Cottage Pays $600,000 in Flesh-Eating Bacteria Wrongful-Death Suit
The three teenage children of a 43-year-old woman who suddenly died from a flesh-eating-bacteria infection settled a wrongful death case last month with Cottage hospital for $600,000.
The plaintiffs claimed Emergency Room doctors acted negligently when …
Wrongful Death Suit Targets Drug Prescribing Practices
A wrongful death suit was filed Thursday in Middlesex County Superior Court against a drug company linked to a scheme to pay kickbacks to doctors who prescribed its powerful opioid drug.
Insys Therapeutics of Chandler, Arizona, is a defendant in the …
Four MPD officers sued in wrongful death case
Four Memphis police officers are being sued by the family of Alexio Allen, shot and killed by a Memphis cop one year ago on March 23, 2016.
Allen’s family told 911 operators he was having a mental health issue at the time and needed …
Case Western Reserve University fraternity settles Willoughby Hills plane crash wrongful death case
Western Reserve University fraternity settles Willoughby Hills plane crash wrongful death case.
An airplane crashed shortly after takeoff late Aug. 25, 2014, from Cuyahoga County Airport, killing all four occupants.
Loudoun Settles $3.35M Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $10K
The county has settled a $3.35 million wrongful death suit against Fire-Rescue Chief W. Keith Brower for $10,000, bringing to a close a nearly four-year court battle.
The case stems from a conflict between professional crew and the now-defunct …
Family files wrongful death claim against city of Lemoore after man dies in police custody
Hill stood beside her attorneys during a press conference Thursday, announcing they have filed a claim against the city for wrongful death.
“We think the conduct of the officers is what led up to and caused Mr. Hills death,” said Neil Gehlawat, attorney
Families sue nursing home giant for neglected care they claim loved ones suffered
It’s never easy for Lori Dekervor to come back to Pine Hills Cemetery in Toronto where her father lies buried.
There are too many memories.
Too much hurt.
“My father was precious to me,” she told CTV’s W5 in an interview.
“I trusted them to take care …
Rape can happen anywhere, even in nursing homes. Family members of victims speak out here https://t.co/RegSd144Ax
— Safe Alliance (@Safe_Alliance) March 28, 2017
Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie
In 2016, a law passed that created a nurse aid registry for all Certified Nursing Assistants. “
It’s sad that we need laws to protect residents from their caregiver’s abuse.
She said that she trains all in home care facilities in South Georgia to speak up when they see …
Attorney Don Fann being interviewed by Channel 10 in a nursing home abuse case that was filed today. pic.twitter.com/DIco1xycqY
— JusticeForAll (@KelleyUustal) March 28, 2017
New details into alleged sexual abuse at Waterfront Center
A Department of Health report outlines 62-year-old Thomas Moore’s troubled stay at a Buffalo nursing home.
The disabled level 3 sex offender arrived at the Waterfront Center in downtown Buffalo Nov. 23 from the Fishkill …
Nursing Home Abuse: Horrors In The Guise Of Caregiving
“Lately we’ve had an influx of nursing home abuse and neglect cases, which unfortunately means that more and more loved ones are being victimized by those who families are putting their full trust in,” said Yosi Yahoudai, a personal injury attorney at …
Nursing Home Rapes Not Unusual Says Boca Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
If you read the term “sexual predator” in the news you might assume it involves the sexual assault of children. Sexual predators also operate in Florida assisted living facilities and nursing homes, where …
Please call your senators today at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on HR 1215 (the law would preempt CA elde…https://t.co/A78Ayw2U63
— Ingrid Evans (@THEEVANSLAWFIRM) March 17, 2017
Man charged with sexual abuse in nursing home
A disabled sex-offender is accused of assaulting a resident at the nursing facility he was living in.
And now this incident is drawing the attention of State Assemblyman Sean Ryan who says “We don’t want the elderly and disabled to …
Abuse case, resident’s death raise questions about nursing home care
Another resident died, after Park East’s nursing staff apparently twice neglected to clean his breathing tube, according to state and federal reports.
Those incidents helped earn Park East, a 218-bed nursing home in Beachwood, the lowest possible …
Nursing home rape epidemic: What’s being done after CNN report?
The multi-part investigation revealed disturbing cases of rape and sexual abuse by nursing assistants and found that more than 1,000 nursing homes had been cited for mishandling suspected cases of sexual abuse.
It also documented the trail of one aide …
Hidden camera captures nursing aides allegedly abusing grandmother
A hidden camera captured a 93-year-old great-grandmother being tossed around and her hair pulled in a Sharon nursing home and rehab last week.
The video, set up by her family in her room at Wingate at Sharon, shows two women toss …
86-year-old man arrested after allegedly groping woman, fondling self at nursing home
An 86-year-old man is behind bars Wednesday, charged with sexual abuse and indecent exposure.
Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson says Napoleon Worrell was arrested and charged in connection with an incident at his nursing home.
State says Grand Blanc nursing home not providing proper care
The Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service – a state-appointed group assigned to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities – has filed a lawsuit against Medilodge of Grand Blanc after receiving a complaint …
Boca Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Says Beware of Financial Abuse of Loved One
Nursing home and assisted living facility residents are at risk of financial abuse by unscrupulous staff members.
You may have thought the facility could be trusted with your family member, but, the …
Guest editorial: Nursing home abuse is sickening
There is something very wrong with a society that allows its weakest and most vulnerable members to be preyed upon.
But that is what is happening in many nursing homes across America.
Male and female residents, many of them with dementia or other …
Beware Of Financial Abuse Of Loved One Says Boca Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Nursing home and assisted living facility residents are at risk of financial abuse by unscrupulous staff members.
You may have thought the facility could be trusted with your family member but the reality is there may be staff members willing to steal …
I need someone to explain this to me like I’m a 4 year old because seriously, I’m just not getting it.
In 2015, a 21 year old white supremacist walked into a church and, unprovoked, shot and killed 9 people. It was a singular and entirely random act that no one could have predicted. And what did we, as a country, do? We BANNED the confederate flag. Even though it is an inanimate object and took no part in the shooting whatsoever, we banned a piece of cloth.
But in 2016 alone, pitbulls, UNPROVOKED, killed 22 people; nearly 2 1/2 times the number of people killed in that random shooting. And our response? Silence and indifference.
And check this out; for the 12-year period from 2005 to 2016, pitbulls, unprovoked, killed 254 people. That’s an average of 22 people per year. For 12 years. In a row. Those numbers are both reliable AND predictable. And what did we ban? Nothing; not a damn thing.
Here’s a fun fact: On any given day, about 1,000 people are treated for serious dog bite injuries in the US and on average, 63% of those injuries are caused by pitbulls. That’s an average of 630 serious pitbull attacks on people EACH DAY. Multiply that by 365 days in a year and you get 230,000 predictable pitbull attacks on people (give or take) per year that are so serious that people had to seek medical attention.
So to recap, that means that from 2005-2016, 254 people were killed by pitbulls and approximately 2,760,000 others were bitten, mauled, maimed and/or disfigured by pitbulls. Since these figures have held steady for 12 years, they are both reliable AND predictable.
254 people dead and nearly 2.8 MILLION people, a large majority of them children, bitten, maimed, mauled and disfigured by pitbulls.
And the public outcry? There was none. Zero. Zip. Goose egg. Nada. Nothing.
Statistically speaking, in 2017 22 people will die and about 230,000 people will be injured by pitbulls and in 2018 it will happen all over again; reliably and 100% predictably.
Millions of lives irreparably altered or destroyed. Tens of billions of dollars in medical expenditures and tens of billions of dollars more in insurance settlements.
So what is the message we’re sending here?
1 guy kills 9 people in a completely random, isolated incident and we ban a 150 year old piece of cloth that had nothing to do with the killing, but one specific breed of dog consistently, reliably and predictably kills 22 people and attacks, mauls, maims and disfigures 230,000 others each year, almost all of them unprovoked and the vast majority of them children and yet we do nothing.
Will somebody PLEASE tell me why we haven’t banned pitbulls yet???
8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby
Deputies arrived within one minute of the initial call.
Deputies learned that a family friend was watching an 8 month old baby boy when the family dog attacked the baby.
Deputies observed the dog actively attacking the baby and had to shoot the animal …
— DogsBite.org (@dogsbite) March 24, 2017
Lake City therapy mini horses killed by neighbor’s dog
However, the owner also stated that her female pitbull has showed aggression before and “it would not come as a surprise to her if her dog did attack the horse.”
Animal Control was able to determine that one of the owners pitbulls was the attacker. The …
Man, service dog attacked by pit bull
A pit bull attacked a man and his service dog Tuesday morning in north Charlotte, police said.
The man was seriously hurt after the dog bit his face, his hands and his arms.
The man’s service dog was hurt, but is expected to recover.
Former Nicholasville mayor mourns dog killed in pit bull attack
A former Nicholasville mayor is mourning his dog after he says a pit bull attacked it off Cherrybrook Drive Thursday afternoon.
Animal control officials are still looking for the owner and dog involved.
“I didn’t see it cause I was looking down at …
Pitbull attack on Bluff beach
Paramedics are on scene treating the injured dog and women.
Paramedic Garrith Jamieson treats the dog that was attacked by the pitbulls.
TWO women and their dog have been attacked on Garvies beach by two …
Man found dead overnight after alleged pitbull attack
Philadelphia police are investigating whether a pitbull killed a man late Friday night.
The victim and his dog were found in his apartment on the 5300 block of Rising Sun Avenue.
Neighbors say the victim and his brother had only …
South Florida toddler in critical condition after being mauled by mastiff mix
The 3-year-old girl was attacked in the 1200 block of Northwest Eighth Court about 8:45 p.m. after the dog crawled under a fence at a house, Florida City Police Maj. Steven Taylor said.
The girl was flown to Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami-Dade …
Brooklyn boy, 5, who was attacked by pit bull ‘looking more like himself’ after facial reconstruction surgery
Joel Rivera said his son, Jeremiah, is looking more like himself every day after facial reconstruction surgery and round-the-clock care.
“He is in good hands. He looks great,” Rivera, 35, told the Daily News.
“He’s starting to look more like himself as …
Reports reveal pit bull owner has history of dog attacks
Kim Anaheim says she was viciously attacked by her neighbor’s pit bulls Saturday morning.
She says she took her dog, a chocolate lab named Rapunzel for a walk by the lake behind her condo at Sugar Mills in Mandarin when she …
The Devin Nunes/Trump/wiretapping controversy
The raw intelligence that Nunes reviewed showed no evidence of a wiretap on Trump.
Rather, it showed that the conversations had been intercepted incidentally under a court-ordered FISA warrant.
In the non-spun version of plain English, that means Trump was right …
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 24, 2017
Mike Pence appears to be the “Donald Trump transition team” member caught on wiretap https://t.co/QI6DFJsgtM
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) March 23, 2017
Trump is quite sure he was right about wiretapping
We know hurling insults at the sitting president isn’t the most constructive use of anyone’s time, but when we call Trump a toddler or childish, it’s not just because he often appears to have given up on holding his breath until someone gives him what …
Wiretap: A new front opens on Trump wiretap story, but did it bring us any closer to the truth?
The bizarre Trump wiretap story just got a little crazier.
Republican Devin Nunes, chairman of a House permanent subcommittee on intelligence, says he learned that U.S. intelligence agencies had inadvertently intercepted communications involving the …
Police ID Operator Killed In Excavator Crash On Route 2 In East Hartford
EAST HARTFORD, CT – FATALITY
A construction worker fell to his death from the cab of an excavator that tipped over at Exit 2E on Route 2 Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
The worker, who was operating an …
Man dies in bridge construction accident
The site of a fall from a bridge under construction that led to a worker’s death Monday.
The bridge west of Asheboro is part of the U.S. 64 Bypass project.
Work has been halted temporarily on the project, including a scheduled lane closing for …
Former British Marine, 32, who survived two tours of Afghanistan falls to his death working at a mine
His sudden death means he leaves behind a wife and two young sons aged four and one.
Nathaniel had been living in Queensland and working at the mine while awaiting a transfer to the Australian Army.
His grieving widow Katie Beesley has lashed out at …
Florida’s workplace death rate rises more than nation’s, data shows
During the most recent year-long reporting period, Florida’s rate of fatalities increased from 2.7 to 3.1 for every 1,000 workers.
Nationally, the worker-fatality rate dropped during that time from 3.43 to 3.38 per 1,000, according to the Bureau of …
Worker dies in wind turbine site accident
A Scottish Power Renewables spokesperson said: “ScottishPower Renewables can confirm the fatality of a 37 year old man working for a contractor at Kilgallioch Wind Farm in South Ayrshire.
“A full investigation is now under way by the Police and the …
Savage River contract worker dies after fall at Grange Resources mine, WorkSafe investigates
“Scaling operations are undertaken to ensure that loose material can’t be dislodged from a work area.
“Any workplace fatality is a tragedy and the union’s thoughts are clearly with the family and friends of the deceased worker and we continue to …
Ex-worker sues, says bosses hassled her over her religion
A former employee of Miami Behavioral Health Center has just sued the nonprofit mental health provider on allegations of religious discrimination.
Jenessys Gomez, 37, says she is a follower of the Yoruba religion, the African ancestor to voodoo and …
Folks, your org culture *is* what your leaders model & what behavior gets rewarded. Huge props to AJ Vandermeyden: https://t.co/c3w1qvN6Sb
— Jez Humble (@jezhumble) February 28, 2017
Diddy responds to discrimination lawsuit against his TV network
Diddy has responded to a racial discrimination lawsuit that has been brought against his television network, Revolt.
The cable network are being sued by a group of former employees – who all served on the production staff of the televised version of …
Professor Files Sex Bias Lawsuit Against U of O For Pay Discrimination
Attorney Jennifer Middleton represents professor Freyd in the lawsuit. Middleton: “According to her own department studies, she’s paid $50,000 a year less than her comparable male colleagues.
So, this seems like a clear instance of sex discrimination in pay …
Nevada company settles male sex-discrimination lawsuit
A Nevada company settled a male sex discrimination lawsuit brought forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the commission announced Wednesday.
The commission claims that Ultracare Las Vegas terminated an employee’s …
Diddy’s Revolt TV Responds To Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit https://t.co/G5FGaGw3ah
— CertifiedBOOTLEG.com (@certifiedblog) March 23, 2017
Diddy’s Revolt TV Responds To Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit
Revolt TV is at the center of a recent lawsuit launched by Douglas Goodstein and four other former producers.
According to Page Six, the group of white men–each over age 39–are accusing their bosses of treating them “worse than other employees who …
— The FADER (@thefader) March 22, 2017
City settles Muslim discrimination lawsuit for $1.6M
The city will pay $1.6 million to settle a 2013 discrimination suit in which several prominent Muslim clerics accused the NYPD of unlawful surveillance.
The Brooklyn federal court suit, filed by the ACLU on behalf of Imam Hamid Hassan Raza and …
Black Students Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $450,000
A 2015 racial discrimination lawsuit was settled between the University Place School District in Washington state and three African-American students for a total of $450,000, The News Tribune reports.
The three students—Jamal Welch, Elijah West and …
South Washington County Schools settles racial discrimination lawsuit for $75,000; district denies wrongdoing
Walker then sued in federal court claiming racial discrimination and retaliation in her contract nonrenewal.
Walker, who is black, claimed in her lawsuit that she had generally positive performance evaluations the first couple years of her district …
An important age discrimination case that SCOTUS may hear: can workplaces refuse to hire older workers? https://t.co/HacGiu7vxh
— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) March 23, 2017
UP School District Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
Three families and the University Place School District have settled a lawsuit surrounding allegations of racial discrimination.
Filed back in 2015, related court documents claim the plaintiffs, all African American, experienced “racial name-calling …
Lawsuit alleges discrimination by Lapeer Township zoning code
LAPEER TWP, MI
A Lapeer Township church has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the community’s zoning ordinances bar the congregation from worshipping and violate the church’s constitutional rights.
Irish Oaks Community Church is leasing property at …
Asbestos plaintiffs seek friendly results in Madison County
A county in downstate Illinois has almost three times as many asbestos-related lawsuits as any other county in the nation.
Reform advocates say it’s costing …
— protectMOworkers (@ProtectMOWorker) March 23, 2017
Second Madison County asbestos trial this year starts; Deceased Ohio man allegedly exposed to potent crocidolite
Four of the decedent’s children were in the audience section of the courtroom surrounded by the Simmons team.
Pridemore, of Ohio, filed his lawsuit on November 7, 2014.
Chandler told jurors Pridemore was exposed to crocidolite asbestos, also referred …
Armstrong asbestos trust target of lawsuit
Utah’s attorney general is suing four asbestos-related trusts, including the Armstrong World Industries Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust, in search of information about whether the trusts are doing enough to prevent fraudulent claims.
— Construction News (@constr_material) March 22, 2017
Texans for Lawsuit Reform releases ‘The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and its National Consequences’
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform has released its latest paper, “The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and Its National Consequences,” a comprehensive look at Texas’ involvement with asbestos litigation – arguably the longest running mass-tort in …
State AGs Probe Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts To Recover Medicare Payments
The AGs cite the Medicare Secondary Payer law, a little used federal statute that carries stiff penalties for insurers and others who arrange for lawsuit settlements to be paid directly to claimants without making sure they first settle outstanding …
Lawsuit-abuse watchdog group applauds recent House bill
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch enjoyed seeing the U.S. House of Representatives recently pass the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017.
The House passed the bill, known as …
Miami-based asbestos firm files tortious interference lawsuit
A Miami-based law firm that typically specializes in asbestos litigation has filed a lawsuit against a former client and his South Carolina attorney for allegedly interfering with a business relationship in an effort to keep …
Lawsuit claims asbestos at state-owned building led to judge’s death
A lawsuit filed by late State Supreme Court associate justice Mario Ramil is moving forward.
Ramil filed the suit last October against numerous companies, claiming he was exposed to asbestos while he worked at the state-owned Princess Victoria Kamamalu …
Ramil asbestos lawsuit takes new turn
Three months before former Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Mario Ramil died, he sued over asbestos exposure in the state-owned Kamamalu building on the corner of King and Richards Streets.
Ramil worked in the basement offices as state insurance …
Contractor denies mishandling asbestos in school job
The asbestos remediation was monitored by Universal Environmental of Framingham.
Jason Becotte, an inspector for the company, would not comment on Healey’s allegations that RM Technologies botched the asbestos removal, citing the pending lawsuit.
House passes bill to curb class-action lawsuits
As in the last session of Congress, lawmakers folded the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act into the legislation.
It requires trusts created under the bankruptcy code to file quarterly reports on their public bankruptcy dockets that …