UPDATE: Civil Rights Lawsuits in the News

Charleston jury awards $1.3M to black couple who accused trooper of racial profiling

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-jury-awards-m-to-black-couple-who-accused-trooper/article_d583b24a-09df-11e7-a743-6f08f0b3fa6c.htmlThe judgment ended a three-day trial in the civil rights lawsuit by Catherine and Jerome Newkirk, who were pulled over for speeding by Trooper James Enzor in Florence County.

The Newkirks alleged that the trooper had used excessive force in wrongfully …

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Woman files civil rights suit against UMass basketball team staff, coach – GazetteNET

http://www.gazettenet.com/Derek-Kellogg-among-four-current-former-UMass-basketball-staff-named-in-civil-lawsuit-8641775SPRINGFIELD
A woman is suing UMass director of basketball operations Lou Roe in federal court, accusing him and three other basketball team staff members of depriving her of her civil rights.

In addition to Roe, the civil suit names former UMass …

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Proposed Law Could Be a New Attack on Civil Rights

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/business/dealbook/class-action-proposed-law.htmlIf it becomes law, a bill that would end class-action lawsuits would be a disservice to the working class — voters who are said to have driven the 2016 election.

A chilling little bill is working its way through …

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Judge Disrobed for Shocking Defendant Now Facing Civil Rights Lawsuit

https://www.care2.com/causes/judge-disrobed-for-shocking-defendant-now-facing-civil-rights-lawsuit.htmlAn increasing public focus on the use of excessive force used by law enforcement across the United States has stirred up a renewed demand for civil rights protections and accountability.

Though attention is primarily on enforcement officers working the …

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Unfairness in Class Action: A New Attack on Civil Rights

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/courts/news/2017/03/06/427463/unfairness-in-class-action-a-new-attack-on-civil-rights/Moreover, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, may be pro-defendant when it comes to ruling on class action issues, and he outright opposes lawsuits to enforce civil rights statutes.

Without help from government, the …

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A $12 Million Dollar Civil Rights Lawsuit has been filed against Apple for Alleged Racial Profiling by Apple Store Staff

A new civil rights case has been filed against Apple Inc. in Maryland’s District Court, Montgomery.

The two Plaintiffs in this case are Deandre Simmons and Darius Green from the State of Maryland.

The two are identified in the lawsuit as being “African …

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Fast-Food Workers File Federal Civil Rights Suit Against City of Memphis Over Illegal Surveillance, Intimidation

MEMPHIS, TENN.
A local Fight for $15 fast-food worker organization filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Memphis Wednesday, charging its police department with a widespread and illegal campaign of surveillance and intimidation in …

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Galinis civil rights suit settle – Coldwater Daily Reporter

http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/20170227/galinis-civil-rights-suit-settledKALAMAZOO
Federal Judge Paul Maloney issued an order Friday cancelling this week’s civil rights trials between Peter Galinis and Branch County Sheriff John Pollack, as well as others.

The judge wrote that he had been informed by attorney William …

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Police union: $3.35 million civil rights suit settlement ‘casts a pall’ over Matt Kenny, other officers

https://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/police-union-million-civil-rights-suit-settlement-casts-a-pall/article_1c79872b-2feb-5dfd-9a91-44b2c6bedd71.htmlAttorney Anand Swaminathan stands next to Tony Robinson’s mother, Andrea Irwin (right), and announces the family has received a $3.35 million settlement in its civil rights lawsuit against Madison police officer Matt Kenny.

Kenny shot and killed …

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