$14M Jury Award for Protesters Could Resonate Around US
Civil Rights
$14M Jury Award for Protesters Could Resonate Around US

DENVER (AP) — A federal jury’s $14 million award to Denver protesters hit with pepper balls and a bag filled with lead during 2020 demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis could resonate nationwide as courts weigh... Read More

In The States
New York AG Adds to Civil and Criminal Lawsuits Against Former President Trump
2021-12-13 16:52:13
by Brock Blasdell

NEW YORK — New York’s Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed former president Donald J. Trump to appear in a deposition next month to answer allegations regarding the Trump organization’s involvement in improperly valuing real estate assets. The request falls... Read More

In The News
School District Faces Two $100M Suits After Oxford Shootings

Two lawsuits seeking $100 million each have been filed against a Michigan school district, its superintendent, principal and others after four students were fatally shot and others wounded at Oxford High School, a lawyer announced Thursday. The lawsuits were filed in federal... Read More

In The States
Census Data Shows America Growing More Diverse, DC Whiter
2021-08-13 15:29:27
by Dan McCue

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau to jump start the redistricting process across the country reveal an America that’s grown more diverse over the past decade. The largest demographic increases came in the number of people who identified themselves... Read More

Federal, State Laws Should Bolster Social Media Accountability, Carr says
2021-07-12 17:12:25
by Victoria Turner

Reforming Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act is not enough to curb the power of social media platforms, and should be bolstered by federal and state laws to enforce transparency, accountability and anti-discrimination, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said. ... Read More

In The States
Lawsuits Follow Changes In State Voting Laws
2021-05-07 21:10:56
by Tom Ramstack

Florida was hit with multiple civil rights lawsuits Thursday minutes after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to limit mail-in voting and to require more complete voter identification. The NAACP, the League of Women Voters and others said in their... Read More

Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump's Post-Impeachment Problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month's U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces more fallout from the unrest, including a lawsuit from a congressman Tuesday. But his biggest legal problems might be the... Read More

2020 Elections
The Trump Election Lawsuit Chronicles
2020-11-24 21:33:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Getting a formal concession, finally, might all come down to this. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of appeals on Monday granted a request from President Donald Trump's campaign to consider, on an expedited basis, an appeal of a... Read More

In The News
Blumenthal, Tillis Help Veterans With Legal Claims Against VA
2020-11-13 14:59:08
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON – This week, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., members of the Senate Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, introduced the Brian Tally VA Employment Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation requiring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs... Read More

Opinion Polls
New Poll Finds More Than 1-in-3 Willing to Sue Employer Over COVID-19
2020-06-02 18:50:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A new survey has found that 36% of American workers would sue their employers if one of their co-workers contracted COVID-19 upon their return to work, and soon after contracted it themselves. Additionally, the latest "Back-to-Normal Barometer" survey... Read More

Congress Tries to Protect Employers From Lawsuits Tied to Coronavirus
2020-05-13 13:30:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Industry and legal experts told the U.S. Senate Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic is creating liabilities that are not adequately addressed by existing laws and regulations. As a result, business owners are running up against hundreds of lawsuits... Read More

Class Actions Against China Grow Despite Foreign Policy Obstacles
2020-04-23 20:42:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Law firms and their clients who are joining the growing list of plaintiffs against the Chinese government over the coronavirus outbreak are running up against a foreign policy that could rule out any successful lawsuits. About a half-dozen... Read More

State News
Ohio Primary Date Change Inspires Multiple Lawsuits

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State government leaders were preparing for a legal battle and they got it over the last-minute decision late Monday to postpone Ohio’s primary election over concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The Ohio Democratic Party and Kiara... Read More

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