On Thursday, September 22, Tulsa County District Attorney Stephen Kunzweiler announced Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer Betty Shelby would be charged with first-degree manslaughter after she shot and killed an unarmed black man on Friday, September 16, 2016, saying, “In the matter of the death of Terence Crutcher, I determined that the filing of the felony
Lawsuits & Litigation
Back in 2015 when the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, millions of Americans rejoiced; it was a decision long overdue for the countless same-sex couples who up to that point, had been denied the right to legally join their partners in matrimony, thus stripping them of their basic human rights.
Wells Fargo bank, one of the largest in the nation, has found itself in hot water after the corporate giant’s unrealistically aggressive sales and incentive structure wound up seeing employees opening thousands of sham accounts and credit cards in unsuspecting clients’ names, later resulting in a $185 million civil settlement. In addition to other illegal
On Friday, September 16, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson ruled Nick Gordon was ‘legally responsible’ for the untimely death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The wrongful death civil suit was filed by members of Brown’s estate who alleged that on New Year’s Eve, 2015, Gordon, during a cocaine and alcohol-fueled rage, gave the young
In September of 2015, actor and comedian Jim Carrey suffered a great loss when the body of his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Cathriona White, was discovered in her home after she took her own life. After writing a number of suicide notes, including one to Carrey, White swallowed a lethal dose of prescription pills with the expressed
German prosecutors and the U.S. Department of Justice, DOJ, have Robert Bosch GmbH under investigation in the Volkswagen emission scandal. In July 2016, the district judge preliminarily approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit that was filed against Volkswagen. If final approval is received, the company will compensate those that purchased or leased a
For every public sexual harassment lawsuit covered by the media, there are countless others that never see the light of day. While it may appear a victory for Gretchen Carlson, who received a $20 million settlement from Fox News in response to her complaint against the network regarding the alleged sexual harassment she endured from
John Henricks, a former inmate of the Ohio state prison system, was awarded a $3 million dollar settlement by a jury earlier this week after the state failed to answer his complaint in the appropriate amount of time. Henricks, who initially represented himself when he filed the case, accused Dr. Ida Gonzalez, along with the
S.B 1070, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (passed in 2010) has long been the focus of controversy. It is the strictest anti-immigration law in the U.S., making it mandatory for police officers to ask those pulled over to “show me your papers” to prove their legal immigration status. After several legal challenges, a settlement was reached in which Arizona backs off on discriminatory traffic stops targeting immigration status, among other things.
Uber Technology Inc. seems to stay in the legal spotlight. According to CNN Money, over 70 lawsuits have been filed against the company since it was founded in 2009. The claims range from classifying contract drivers wrong to discriminating against passengers with service animals. Many of those cases are still pending in court while others