Tag: lawsuit

FCA Claims Bigland Doesn’t Qualify for Whistleblower Protection

Reid Bigland, head of Ram Trucks and the man in charge of sales reporting at FCA, recently filed a whistleblower lawsuit against FCA US LLC for significantly cutting his pay after he talked to the SEC reguarding an investigation into the sales reporting practices of the company. That investigation ultimately led Fiat Chrysler to change the […]

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A Police Chief Was ‘Concerned’ About How His Department Handled Police Shootings, So He Kept It a Secret

Photo: iStock A Kansas police chief said that he was so concerned that his department was “contaminating” police shooting probes that he took several steps to address the issue, including continuing to employ allegedly corrupt officers, keeping broken policies in place and—most importantly—keeping all of this a secret. According to the Associated Press, newly filed […]

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Trump Team Says Video Clears Him of Nonconsensual Kiss Claim; Other Side Says Not So Fast

Photo: Getty A video of an encounter between Donald Trump and a then campaign aide clears him of her claims that he kissed her without consent, lawyers for Trump say, while the woman’s attorney says otherwise. Trump lawyer Charles Harder released a 15-second video to the media this week, saying it clearly shows Alva Johnson, […]

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A White Woman Charges She Got Kicked Out of Her Rental for Having a Play Date With Black Folks

Photo: iStock A white woman from Georgia is suing her former landlords, saying they evicted her because she dared to have black guests over at the home she rented from them. Victoria Sutton claims in a suit filed Wednesday that Patricia McCoy and her husband, Allen McCoy, hurled racial slurs and threatened her with violence […]

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Man Gets Taken Off Life Support by Wrong Family After Chicago Cops Misidentify Him, Lawsuit Charges

Photo: iStock One Chicago family was needlessly put through the ordeal of having to make a life-or-death decision about a loved one, while a second family was robbed of the chance to bid farewell to theirs after a Chicago police mixup, a lawsuit filed by both families claims. Elisha Brittman, 69, was found under a […]

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House Dems File Lawsuit to See How Much Trump Cheated on His Taxes

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies during a House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill May 22, 2019, in Washington, D.C.Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) The Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee is out here like Training Day-Denzel Washington and they putting cases on everybody. According to CNN, House Dems are suing the “Treasury Department, the […]

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North Carolina Man Sues Hardees for Civil Rights Violations for Shorting Him on Hash Rounds

Photo: iStock If you look at the menu for Hardees’ breakfast platter—as you might be wont to do if you were craving a quick, affordable morning meal—you’ll notice that along with two slices of bacon, two scrambled eggs, and two biscuits sopped in sausage gravy, you’ll also get roughly a half dozen hash rounds. Beloved […]

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New Lawsuit Alleges Macy’s Discriminates Against Black, Latino Employees in Its Hiring Practices

Photo: iStock If the allegations leveled against Macy’s in a recent lawsuit are true, the department store chain could be in serious trouble. NBC News reports that The Fortune Society Inc., a nonprofit that aids people with criminal records in securing employment and reintegrating into society, filed a lawsuit alleging Macy’s discriminates against black and […]

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Magic Leap accuses Nreal founder of stealing AR glasses tech for China

Chinese startup Nreal shocked CES attendees in January by revealing impressively compact augmented reality glasses that had serious potential to redefine the stagnant market for AR hardware. Now rival Magic Leap is accusing Nreal’s founder of stealing its proprietary information to rapidly bring the headset to market in competition with its own product, Magic Leap One. As noted […]

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Yes, the South Side Can Have Nice Things: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit That Would Have Thrown Wrench in Obama Library Plans

Photo: Getty A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a group of environmentalists’ efforts to stop the Obama Presidential Center from being built inside a public park on Chicago’s South Side. In dismissing the lawsuit brought against the city of Chicago by Protect Our Parks, U.S. District Judge Robert Blakely said the Obama Foundation had done […]

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Yes, the South Side Can Have Nice Things: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit That Would Have Thrown Wrench in Obama Presidential Center Plans [Corrected]

Photo: Getty A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a group of environmentalists’ efforts to stop the Obama Presidential Center from being built inside a public park on Chicago’s South Side. In dismissing the lawsuit brought against the city of Chicago by Protect Our Parks, U.S. District Judge Robert Blakely said the Obama Foundation had done […]

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Los Angeles Barbershop Ordered to Pay $80,000 for Discriminating Against HIV-Positive Customer

Screenshot: Lambda Legal In the fall of 2017, Nikko Briteramos was turned away from Los Angeles barbershop King of Kuts, despite getting his hair cut there several times before. But things changed once a barber disclosed to the shop’s owner he was HIV positive, Briteramos said. When he went to King of Kuts in October […]

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DJ Khaled Is Said to Be Planning to Make a Run on Billboard’s Pockets Over Number 1 Spot Spat

DJ KhaledPhoto: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for MTV) Apparently, when DJ Khaled intones, “We the best!” he means it, and anyone saying otherwise may be in for a fight—a legal fight, that is. According to Page Six, the Miami-based deejay is set to sue Billboard over its recent decision to deny him the No. 1 […]

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DJ Khaled Is Said to Be Planning to Make a Run on Billboard’s Pockets Over No. 1 Spot Spat

DJ KhaledPhoto: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for MTV) Apparently, when DJ Khaled intones, “We the best!” he means it, and anyone saying otherwise may be in for a fight—a legal fight, that is. According to Page Six, the Miami-based deejay is set to sue Billboard over its recent decision to deny him the No. 1 […]

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A New Lawsuit Against a Virginia Apartment Complex Shows How Modern Day Redlining Works

iStock The American Civil Liberties Union filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Virginia apartment complex Tuesday morning for its policy of banning all housing applications from people with criminal records. Filed in Richmond, Va., the lawsuit accuses Wisely Properties and Multifamily Management Services, Inc., owners and operators of the Sterling Glen apartment complex, of […]

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Doin’ It for the — Reality TV? Black Ink Crew: Chicago Stars Hit With Suit Charging They Really Jumped Somebody

Photo: iStock A case of when keeping it real goes wrong? The “real” in this case is reality TV. The potential wrong? Well, according to a lawsuit filed by a gentleman named Ronnie Spates, the stars of reality TV’s Black Ink Crew: Chicago really beat his ass at a party for their show. Spates claims […]

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What’s Pimpin’, Pippen? NBA Great Scottie Pippen’s Suing a 5-Year-Old and Her Parents in Dispute Over Damages to His $10,000,000 Mansion

Photo: Getty It’s a damn shame when you put up folks in your home and they — literally — piss all over it. That’s the charge NBA great Scottie Pippen is making in a lawsuit he’s filed against lawyer-turned-standup comic Lindsay Glazer Woloshin and her family — including her 5-year-old — whom he accuses of […]

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Apple defends App Store practices, noting human reviews and free apps

Faced with a recent Supreme Court ruling that has opened the door to antitrust lawsuits over its App Store commissions and policies, Apple today launched a defense in the form of a web page spotlighting its principles and practices. The page offers justifications for its 30% share of developers’ App Store revenues, which it notes […]

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