On Monday, attorneys for inmates at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility opened arguments in a class-action suit alleging barbaric conditions afflicting over a thousand prisoners. Both sides, according to the Clarion Ledger, presented their cases before U.S. District Judge William Barbour, Jr., on Monday. The juryless trial – expected to last up to six weeks
Lawsuits & Litigation
Ohio Files Another Lawsuit Addressing Opioid Crisis, Targeting Distributors
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a federal lawsuit against the State of California late Wednesday, citing the implementation of local immigration laws the federal government believes are unconstitutional. The suit, writes NBC News, names Gov. Jerry Brown and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants along with the state. Litigation – led by the Justice
A student organization at Wayne State University was recently decertified “for requiring its leadership to agree to a statement of beliefs,” according to a new lawsuit. The suit itself was filed on yesterday in federal court, and claims “Wayne State stripped the university’s chapter of InterVarsity of official student organization status illegally.”
Aldermen and Finance Committee Discuss Chicago’s Issues
Chessy Prout Releases Memoir Recounting Her Courageous Journey
Late last week a jury agreed to a “nearly $4 million verdict…in the case of the wrongful death of a mother of three,” Garylyn Langell. In handing down the verdict, the jury agreed that “an ER doctor was culpable in Langell’s 2011 death,” not her family physician. In addition to the verdict, the jury “awarded past economic damages at $490,000, and past non-economic damages at $3.5 million.” But what happened? How did Langell die, and what role did the ER play in her death?
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Three Muslim women forced by New York police officials to remove their hijabs for mugshots settled with the city for $60,000. According to The New York Times¸ the agreement was reached Monday and first reported the following day. Kimberly Joyce, spokeswoman for the city’s law department, said, “The resolution of these matters were in the
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is launching a lawsuit against the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, accusing both organizations of failing to protect her and dozens of other girls from former team doctor Larry Nassar. The suit, writes The New York Times, was filed in California Superior Court on Wednesday and publicly announced at