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Martese Johnson, Black Virginia Student Bloodied During Arrest, Files $3 Million Suit

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

A black University of Virginia student bloodied during an arrest caught on video filed a $3 million civil lawsuit on Tuesday against the state Alcohol...

Janell Ross

Lawsuit: CEO Wanted To Fire Exec Because Of Her Accent | Janell Ross | Posted 08.07.2012 | Latino Voices

The now-deceased CEO of America's largest Spanish-language radio network ridiculed a Latino executive’s accent, complained about her age, paid her l...

D.M. Levine

Race Discrimination Suit Against AIG Says Boss Called Lawyer 'Fat Albert' | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

A former AIG lawyer is suing the insurance giant for discrimination, claiming colleagues and supervisors taunted him, mistreated him and ultimately fi...

D.M. Levine

Twins Accused Of Massive Stock-Picking Robot Scheme Started As Teenagers | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

Call it a family business. On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against British twins for operating an alleged pump-and-dump s...

NOT AGAIN: BART's Most Infamous Cop On Trial For New Brutality Case

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

Only months after being released from prison for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, Johannes Mehserle is headed to court in a civil case alleging that...

"See Something, Say Something" And Impunity for Profiling

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

The "See Something, Say Something Act" seeks to amend the Homeland Security Act so that any person who files a report in "good faith" will be immune from civil suit. We should be skeptical of any act extending immunity from the law.

Can "True Believers" Sue Harold Camping?

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Claiming Camping knew he was "wrong" -- a.k.a. lying -- is a big deal because Harold Camping made some fairly serious claims when he started talking about Judgment Day.

Bastardi Family To Sue In Taconic Car Crash [UPDATE]

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE 8/5, 4:33pm: The lawyer for the family of Michael and Guy Bastardi, two of the three victims in the car struck by Diane Schuler on the Taconic ...