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
Lawsuits & Litigation
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
ITT Technical Institute suddenly shut down all of its campuses and online courses on September 6, 2016. By doing so, it puts approximately 8,000 employees out of work without warning. Those employees are fighting back. Former ITT Tech employee lawsuits have been filed in Delaware and Indiana. At least one of those lawsuits has requested
The state of Alabama is set to execute two inmates this year for the first time since 2013. The Alabama Supreme Court upheld the death sentences of Tommy Arthur and Ronald Bert Smith, Jr. on Wednesday, August 14, 2016, setting their dates to die by lethal injection on November 3 and December 8 respectively. Smith
In April of 2013 in the city of Ottumwa, Iowa, 16-year-old Kraigen Grooms live-streamed himself raping a baby girl believed to be between the ages of 12-18 months old while another man in New Orleans recorded and watched the gruesome act. After being identified through social media with the help of a Facebook group known
Egyptian cotton is characterized by extra-long fibers that are used to produce high quality products, including sheets and pillow cases. Consumers pay a premium price because this particular type of cotton is superior in quality to other cottons. The fabric is light-weight, smooth and feels luxurious to the skin. In addition to vendor responses, a
Greed, one of the basest human traits, found an excellent outlet that has resulted in a $52M settlement from the National Milk Producers Federation. The Federation chose to engage in a conspiracy to drive up dairy prices by cutting the nation’s milk supply. As part of this greedy grab for more profit, the nation’s biggest dairy producers, backed by the Federation, forced smaller dairy farms to run a “dairy herd retirement program” in which 500,000 cows were slaughtered to artificially raise dairy prices.
After months of protesting by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota over the construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline designed to cover four states and carry 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day, the government has finally stepped in and all I can say is: it’s about time. Despite a ruling by
In yet another unsurprising case of Big Pharma trying to control the fate of millions of Americans’ health, Insys Therapeutics has donated $500,000 to an anti-legalization of marijuana campaign in Arizona known as Proposition 205. Pro-legalization advocates view the half million dollar donation as a further attempt to line the pockets of powerful drug corporations