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Federal Suit on Marijuana Features 12-Year-Old

February 13, 2018 |

Though there’s no indication it’ll be any more successful than the many complaints it follows, a federal lawsuit is challenging the Trump administration’s policy of banning marijuana at the federal level—and is led by a 12-year-old girl. The case brought against the Justice Department by five plaintiffs—including Alexis…
Newser

Judge tosses suit against Capital Group that accused fund manager of shortchanging retirement plan

January 27, 2018 |

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Los Angeles fund giant Capital Group that alleged the firm was bilking employees by steering their retirement savings into its own mutual funds.

Former employee D’Ann Patterson sued the company in June, saying it had made “imprudent and self-interested…


L.A. Times – Business

$5M Suit: Simmons Knocked Me Down, Then ‘Pounced’

January 25, 2018 |

At least a dozen women have already lobbed sexual harassment and rape allegations against music mogul Russell Simmons, and now another has come forward with her own sexual assault story—and she’s suing. NBC News reports documentary filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik is seeking $ 5 million in damages from an assault she…
Newser

$750M Suit JonBenet’s Brother Filed Against CBS Advances

January 6, 2018 |

A judge declined to dismiss a $ 750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by JonBenet Ramsey’s brother. The Boulder Daily Camera reports a circuit court judge in Michigan on Friday denied a motion by CBS and other defendants who asked that he toss the case. Burke Ramsey sued CBS in…
Newser

Man Arrested, Given Drugs Over Mistaken Identity: Suit

January 5, 2018 |

A 63-year-old Pennsylvania man is suing for false imprisonment, negligence, assault, and more after he says he was arrested and injected with drugs because neither police nor a hospital bothered to check his identity, the BBC reports. Eugene Wright filed suit Wednesday. The lawsuit—as per the Meadville Tribune —claims…
Newser

Washington State Suit: Motel 6 Sold Its Guests Out to ICE

January 4, 2018 |

Washington state is suing Motel 6 for selling out its guests, accusing the budget motel chain of voluntarily giving ICE officials daily lists with guests’ driver’s license numbers, DOBs, and room numbers, reports KIRO 7 . “The scale of what Motel 6 was doing is deeply disturbing to me,” says state…
Newser

APNewsBreak: Foreign fishermen settle human trafficking suit

January 4, 2018 |

Attorneys for two Indonesian fishermen say their human trafficking lawsuit against an American fishing boat owner has been settled.
FOX News

Pershing Square, Valeant to Pay $290 Million to Settle Allergan Suit

December 30, 2017 |

Pershing Square Capital Management and Valeant Pharmaceuticals are paying $ 290 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged their trading in Allergan was illegal, allowing William Ackman to put behind him the last vestiges of an investment that created turmoil at his hedge fund.
WSJ.com: US Business

Judge Quashes Moore Suit, Jones Officially Given the Win

December 28, 2017 |

Despite an 11 th -hour effort by Roy Moore to keep Doug Jones from officially being declared the winner of a seat on the US Senate, Alabama’s election officials did just that Thursday, with Jones calling it a “new chapter” for the Yellowhammer State. Per USA Today , the Alabama State…
Newser

Apple Slowed iPhones, Forcing Owners to Buy New Ones: Suit

December 23, 2017 |

iPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple’s silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier iPhones. The allegations were in a lawsuit…
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