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Wende Inmate Seeks Release Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
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An inmate at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York has filed a lawsuit seeking his release from the facility in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak. The 47-year-old alleges his asthma, high cholesterol, obesity, and other issues make him susceptible to severe illness or death were he to contract the virus. The prison reported a 16% positivity rate of COVID-19 with 177 inmates having contracted the virus. The inmate's lawsuit was filed in State Supreme Court.
Harold McNeil and Patrick Lakamp, Buffalo News 01/24/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Google Seeks to Move Antitrust Lawsuit to California
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Google is seeking to have an antitrust lawsuit filed in Texas against the company moved to a court in California. The lawsuit was filed by 10 states in December and alleges Google violated antitrust laws when it worked with Facebook Inc to boost its online advertising business. Google filed for the transfer, stating that California has more relevant witnesses and documents.
David Shepardson, Reuters 01/20/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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District Judge Rules in Favor of Ex-Hyundai Employee's Age Discrimination Lawsuit
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A lawsuit filed by a former Hyundai employee alleging age discrimination will go to trial. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled in favor of the plaintiff, who alleged he was let go from his job at the plant in Montgomery, Alabama, because of his age. The plaintiff, who was 50 years old, was fired after 14 years with the plant. The lawsuit seeks to reinstate the plaintiff to his former position, back pay, and court costs.
William Thornton, AL.com 01/24/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Judge Allows Lawsuit Accusing NRA of Fraud and Abuse of Funds to Continue
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The National Rifle Association's bid to dismiss or delay a lawsuit filed by the state of New York has been rejected by a judge. The lawsuit, filed after an 18-month investigation, accuses the NRA's directors of fraud and seeks to dissolve the nonprofit. According to the lawsuit, millions of dollars of the nonprofit's funds were used to pay for things such as private jets and expensive vacations. The gun-rights group recently filed for bankruptcy, which would typically halt existing litigation, but the lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James will continue.
Reese Oxner, National Public Radio 01/22/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Texas Supreme Court Denies Alex Jones' Bid to Dismiss Sandy Hook Cases
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The Texas Supreme Court has rejected Alex Jones' motion to dismiss defamation lawsuits filed against him by the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. On Friday, the court declined Jones' request to dismiss four lawsuits filed over the 2012 shooting. The plaintiffs allege that Jones defamed them and caused them emotional distress when he claimed on his radio show that the shooting was a hoax.
Tal Axelrod, The Hill 01/22/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Long Beach Auto Shop Released From Lawsuit Over Elderly Man's Death
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A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by the children of an elderly man who died after a fall in an auto repair shop. The lawsuit accused Junior & True Automotive of failing to seek medical care for the 85-year-old man after he fell in 2016. The man died three days later after failing to recover from his injuries, according to the complaint. The lawsuit was dismissed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kristin Escalante on Thursday, who found no proof of service was filed in the case.
Staff Report, Long Beach Post 01/23/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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