February 23, 2018

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    • Kansas City Area Companies Ran Phony Sweepstakes That Netted Millions, Lawsuit Alleges - KCUR February 22, 2018
      KCURKansas City Area Companies Ran Phony Sweepstakes That Netted Millions, Lawsuit AllegesKCURTen Kansas City-area companies and their owners ran a fraudulent sweepstakes operation that took in more than $110 million since 2013, according to a lawsuit filed this week in federal court in Kansas City, Missouri. The suit, filed jointly by the ...and more »
    • Lawsuit says race motivated Trump to end immigrant protections - Reuters February 22, 2018
      ReutersLawsuit says race motivated Trump to end immigrant protectionsReutersBOSTON (Reuters) - A group of Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming that the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to terminate the protections that allowed them to remain in the country was racially ...and more »
    • In NYC, Climate Adaptation (and Liability Suit) in a Race Against Time - Climate Liability News February 22, 2018
      Climate Liability NewsIn NYC, Climate Adaptation (and Liability Suit) in a Race Against TimeClimate Liability NewsWhen New York City announced its lawsuit against five major oil companies to hold them accountable for the impacts of climate change, the television cameras and microphones gathered in lower Manhattan to record the announcement. But it struck a chord […]
    • Prep school sued after student hurts her butt during musical chairs - New York Post February 21, 2018
      New York PostPrep school sued after student hurts her butt during musical chairsNew York PostAn innocent game of musical chairs at an Upper East Side prep school is headed to court — because one of the students yanked the seat from under another kid and she landed on her duff. Manhattan plaintiff Kate Liggett claims […]
    • Young Immigrants Are Being Held Illegally, Lawsuit Claims - New York Times February 20, 2018
      New York TimesYoung Immigrants Are Being Held Illegally, Lawsuit ClaimsNew York TimesL.V.M. said he was raising both middle fingers to respond to another student, the lawsuit said. After his arrest, agents brought L.V.M. to Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center in Virginia, a secure facility. Nearly six weeks later, he was transferred to a ...
    • If climate change wrecks your city, can it sue Exxon? - The Verge February 20, 2018
      The VergeIf climate change wrecks your city, can it sue Exxon?The VergeNine cities and counties have now brought similar lawsuits, including San Francisco, Oakland, and New York. In recent weeks, officials in Los Angeles and Florida have discussed joining the fray. “Are the oil companies going to stick the public with the ...
    • NBA Owner Backs Lawsuit Against Russian Doping Whistle-Blower - New York Times February 20, 2018
      New York TimesNBA Owner Backs Lawsuit Against Russian Doping Whistle-BlowerNew York TimesThe oligarch, Mikhail D. Prokhorov, who led Russia's biathlon federation before and during the 2014 Sochi Games, is backing a long-shot legal effort against the whistle-blower, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, that will commence with a defamation lawsuit to be ...Russian oligarch bankrolls lawsuit against Olympic […]
    • Millions of speeding tickets from automatic cameras are invalid ... - amNY February 13, 2018
      amNYMillions of speeding tickets from automatic cameras are invalid ...amNYA new lawsuit alleges that millions of tickets automatically issued by New York City speed cameras are invalid because of a technical error. The summons notifications mailed to drivers fail to include what's called a “certificate charging liability ...New Yorkers waste millions on invalid speed-cam tickets: […]
    • Lawsuit Takes Aim at Trump Administration Marijuana Policy - New York Times February 13, 2018
      New York TimesLawsuit Takes Aim at Trump Administration Marijuana PolicyNew York TimesOn Wednesday, yet another courtroom battle promises to pull the White House into the legal spotlight as crucial arguments are heard in New York in a sweeping lawsuit that is challenging the administration's marijuana policy by seeking to legalize pot ...and more »