Cook County approved a $3.25 million settlement for a woman who’d been raped in a suburban Chicago holding cell. The 52-year old woman was attacked...

The family of a mentally ill Oregon inmate will receive a $2.85 million settlement two years after the man was found dead in his...


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Image of the outside of the Balderas Home

For parents, the fear of losing a child is one of their worst nightmares. Unfortunately for Peter and Martha Balderas of Amarillo, this nightmare became a reality when four of their children were “killed in an accidental poisoning” at their home back in January. As a result, the grieving parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against “the maker of a pesticide that caused the deaths and also against the person who provided the chemical.”
One of the recent recalled hoverboards

Do you or someone you know own a hoverboard? If so, then this recall notice is for you. Earlier this week the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a massive recall for a variety of different types of hoverboards from seven different companies. Unsure what a hoverboard is? Well, simply put it's a “self-balancing scooter...a popular toy among kids and teenagers.” The recall itself was issued after the CPSC announced “evidence of a LayZ Board brand hoverboard involved in an October fire in Pennsylvania that destroyed one townhome and damaged four others.” It was the “second reported house fire involving a LayZ Board brand hoverboard,” according to the CPSC.

A civil rights watchdog announced that it's reached a potential $3 million settlement against suspended Georgia Sheriff Jeff Hobby, who searched an entire school...

A federal agency blamed the safety culture at Amtrak for last year’s fatal crash near Philadelphia, which left two railway employees dead along the...
A diverse array of attendees at a 2015 UK food sovereignty gathering hold a banner. It says Food sovereignty! Food for People, not for corporate profit / Global Justice Now.

More than ever, food sovereignty movements around the world are needed to reconnect us to the land and each other. Happily, there are victories to report!

Grays Harbor County in Washington agreed to pay damages and make policy changes after a suit challenged its use of solitary confinement in juvenile...
Person accessing VPN on smartphone; image courtesy of

It is difficult to find a person who has never heard of a VPN service. However, not everyone really understands the full spectrum of benefits VPN services provide. What's the difference between having a VPN and not having it on any of your devices? Before anything else, let's find out what VPN means.
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Injustice abounds. At a time when we the people face the growing existential threat of climate change, we look for legal and peaceful ways to stop impending tragedies. However, as I described in “50 Years of ‘Legal’ Climate Change” political forces have often thwarted justice for the people. 1 And now the Trump administration is accelerating the tilt of the judiciary against the people.

A 73-year old doctor from Florida has been arrested in connection with the deaths of four former patients. Boynton Beach physician Peter Katz had already...

When convicted killer Muhammad Shabazz Ali was brought to a hospital in Dayton, OH, his behavior took a turn for the worse. The mentally ill...

A 9-year old girl named Cheyenne Lewis will receive $4m from the state of Washington. The child was found living in sordid conditions in 2015....
Students Forced to Turn to the Courts for Loan Relief

Students Forced to Turn to the Courts for Loan Relief
Preschooler's Death Could Have Been Prevented, According to Family

Preschooler's Death Could Have Been Prevented, According to Family

Judge Recommends Lawsuit Following School Bus Tragedy Move Forward
Thick blue smoke rising from an industrial complex in front of a glowing sky.

Former NASA scientist James Hansen suggests suing polluters to make progress towards preserving a livable biosphere. Is it better than our other options?