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Wells Fargo Sued For Fraud Over Bogus Account Scandal

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.17.2016 | Business

Wells Fargo & Co, embroiled in a scandal over the opening of sham accounts, was sued on Friday by customers who accused the bank of fraud and reckless...

Katie Couric And Others Sued For Defamation Over Gun Documentary

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.16.2016 | Media

Katie Couric and the makers of “Under the Gun” are facing a defamation suit over the documentary. A gun rights group is suing them for $12 million...

The Tobacco Industry Finds Common Ground With 19th Century Slave Owners

Laurent Huber | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Laurent Huber

Tobacco and slavery have been linked in the past, not in terms of their comparative repugnance or harm but because of two basic connecting threads: the highly addictive nature of nicotine (making the user a "slave" to the product) and the moral turpitude of industries profiting while causing massive harm.

‘Black-ish’ Creator Accused Of Stealing Show Idea In $1M+ Lawsuit

Deadline | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.12.2016 | Black Voices

Just two days after inking an overall feature films deal at 20th Century Fox, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris was hit with a more than $1M lawsuit toda...

Ivanka Trump Responds Predictably To Charges She Copied Shoe Designs

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Style

There’s at least one thing Ivanka Trump wants to throw away even more than that shady letter she got from an indie jewelry brand. You might recall h...

Are Women Who Seek Compensation For Essure Side Effects Going To Ever Get Justice?

Toby Nwazor | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Toby Nwazor

After receiving thousands of complaints, a few months ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a "black box" warning to alert the public of the serious dangers associated with this device.

The Trump University ‘Success’ Sham

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics

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Lawsuit Targets ‘Extortionist’ Cities Near Ferguson That Lock Poor People In Cages

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics

ST. LOUIS ― Civil rights lawyers sued 13 St. Louis-area cities in federal court on Tuesday, alleging they violated the constitutional rights of poor...

This Georgia County Keeps Electing White People Because It Discriminates Against Minorities: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Minorities made up more than half of the population of Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 2010. But thanks to discriminatory election rules, ...

Jimmy Page Finally Addresses 'Stairway To Heaven' Plagiarism Trial

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment

In June, Led Zeppelin won a copyright lawsuit that claimed the band plagiarized the 1968 song “Taurus” by American rock band Spirit for the intro ...

Black Funeral Directors Say Mississippi County Sends Most Bodies To White Funeral Homes

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The African-American owners of six funeral homes in Harrison County, Mississippi, filed a lawsuit this week against the coroner and oth...

Family Of Latino Teen Killed By Undercover Cops Will Sue

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.20.2016 | Latino Voices

The families of two teenagers who were followed and shot by plainclothes California Highway Patrol officers this month allege the cops never identifie...

Chicago Police Settlements Cost Taxpayers $210 Million Plus Interest

The Huffington Post | Mercy Yang | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

As the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling at the hands of police officers stir up national debate on law enforcement practices, a new datab...

Trump Sues Ex-Staffer For $10 Million For Breaking Nondisclosure Agreement: Report

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump is suing former staffer Sam Nunberg for $10 million for breaching a nondisclosure agreement, The Associated Press reports. Court document...

Mesothelioma Awareness Is About People, Not Payments

Heather Von St. James | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

It's not about the lawsuits, or the money. Mesothelioma is about the people, the community, the innocent victims. That is why I fight for awareness and a ban on asbestos. For the people: my people.

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit - The Truth, The Lies, and The Cancer Victims

Toby Nwazor | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Credit Recently the jury's verdict on the talcum powder's lawsuit left many people shocked worldwide. If Johnson & Johnson was found guilty and order...

Ivanka Trump Sued For Allegedly Copying Shoe Designs

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Style

Luxury footwear label Aquazzura is inflicting pain on its competitors, and not just in the form of sky-high heels. The Italian brand slapped Ivanka T...

Lawsuit Filed After White Schoolboys Allegedly Drag Black Classmate With A Rope

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

The parents of a 12-year-old Texas girl, who sustained a severe rope burn on her neck during an overnight school field trip to Germer Ranch in Blanco ...

Exxon Sues MA Attorney General In Retaliatory Attempt To Thwart 'Exxon Knew' Climate Accountability

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Acting like a wounded and cornered beast, ExxonMobil has launched what appears to be a blatantly retaliatory and frivolous lawsuit against Massachuset...

Ellen DeGeneres Is Being Sued Over A Breast Joke

The Huffington Post | Karli Bendlin | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment

Talk about indecent exposure. Ellen DeGeneres is facing a lawsuit from a Georgia woman who claims she experienced emotional distress after the talk s...

Lesbian Couple Win $80K Settlement After Arrest For Holding Hands

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.23.2016 | Hawaii

Two vacationing lesbians who accused a Honolulu police officer of harassing them for kissing at a grocery store have won an $80,000 settlement from th...

Model Drags Hugh Hefner Into Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment

A woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and molesting her when she was 17 has filed a lawsuit against the comedian that also blames Playboy magazin...

Journalists Arrested In Ferguson Barred From Talking About Settlement

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

ST. LOUIS – Four journalists have settled a lawsuit against the St. Louis County Police Department over their arrests in Ferguson, Missouri, during ...

Pumping Milk at 40,000 Feet: Four Women Pilots Are Navigating a Course toward Fairness

Joan Williams | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Joan Williams

Women who work in roles traditionally held by men often face stereotypes and unfair treatment on the job. This was certainly true for four Frontier Airlines pilots who filed complaints yesterday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after Frontier denied their right to accommodations for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

A New and Ugly form of Racial Bias

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

A new civil rights consciousness has gripped a great deal of the country. Maybe we can address some of the challenges that still occur on the basis of race by turning the tide against consumer racial profiling and letting it be a thing of the past.