iOS app Android app


Doing the Right Thing for Whales

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

North Atlantic right whales are struggling to survive and, thanks to action by The Humane Society of the United States, their chances just got a bit b...

FDIC Ready To Sue Executives From Failed Banks, Seeking Over $1B

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is poised to sue over 50 executives from failed banks, Bloomberg News reports. The potential lawsuits would...

GMAC Pulls Foreclosure Affidavits Signed By Kristine Wilson

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Attorneys for homeowners in Florida say Ally Financial's GMAC mortgage unit has begun to withdraw affidavits submitted in support of foreclosures that...

GMAC Foreclosures Investigated By State Attorneys General

Bloomberg | Dakin Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Attorneys general in three U.S. states are investigating foreclosures at Ally Financial Inc.'s GMAC Mortgage unit after the lender said it would halt ...

PSCs on Drugs

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Over the years all sorts of things have been said and written about Erik Prince, founder, owner, and former head of Xe Services (formerly Blackwater W...

Department of Energy Loses Legal Battle to American Small Business League

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has lost a legal battle with the American Small Business League (ASBL) over subcontracting reports for contracts a...

It's the Tea Party People Who Are the Parasites

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Tea Party will defend to the death -- perhaps literally -- their right to be bankrupt and ill in an entirely privatized system of health care.

Department of Homeland Security Sued Over Data on Lockheed Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Homeland Security is being sued by the American Small Business League (ASBL) for refusing to release subcontracting data on a contra...

Goldman Sachs Slapped With Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The lawsuit documents have been added below (hat tip to the WSJ.) Three former Goldman Sachs employees filed a gender bias lawsuit against ...

HAMP Homeowners Sue Bank Of America Over Mortgage Modification

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Permanent modifications, which lower mortgage payments to 31% of a borrower's pretax monthly income for five years, have been given to only about a th...

Colorado Springs Police Who Tasered Grandfather Defended By City

City Desk : Colorado Springs Gazette | Daniel Chacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The City Attorney's Office is planning to fight a lawsuit filed against four Colorado Springs police officers by a man who was Tasered twice last year...

Strike Two on 'Just Following Orders' Defense

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Sick soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan filed claims because of "alleged failures of the military contractors to treat water and dispose of waste in a manner required" by the US military. The defense is looking even lamer than ever.

Larimer County Settles Lawsuit Against Sheriff Alderden For $200,000

The Coloradoan | Kevin Duggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Larimer County officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit against Sheriff Jim Alderden brought by a former jail employee who claims she was fired in re...

ART DEBATE: Ansel Adams Trust Sues Over Garage Sale Negatives

AP | BROOKE DONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A group representing Ansel Adams sued a California man for selling prints and posters under the name of the famed nature phot...

Momentum Against Factory Farms Makes Headlines

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States announced that a federal judge has ordered a trial in a federal legal case we brought against a polluting egg factory farm in the Central Valley of California.

Morgan Stanley And Deutsche Bank Are Being Sued By Nuns

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Has Judgment Day arrived early on Wall Street? Taking their cue from their American sisters, several groups of Irish nuns are suing Morgan Stanley a...

Energy Companies Win Katrina Greenhouse-Gas Suit After Eight Federal Judges' Recusals | Mark Schleifstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So many members of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals have recused themselves from a rehearing of a lawsuit that charges energy companies with cont...

Woman Sues Google After Unsafe Walking Directions Lead To Accident

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — A pedestrian injured by a motorist while following an online route has filed a lawsuit claiming Google Inc. supplied unsafe dir...

Goldman, SEC Consider All-In-One Settlement | SUSANNE CRAIG and KARA SCANNELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the Securities and Exchange Commission recently held discussions about a possible settlement to simultaneously resolve th...

iPhone Lawsuit: Judge Approves Class Action Against Apple, AT&T

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A federal judge says a monopoly abuse lawsuit against Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s mobile phone unit can move forward as a clas...

Viacom vs. YouTube: What was won. What was lost.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

When Viacom filed suit against YouTube back in 2007 the web was a very different place. Video, which is likely to be 90% of web traffic by 2014, was a...

Foie Gras Factory Farm Can't Duck HSUS Lawsuit

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We have seen time and again that factory farmers' willful disregard for animal welfare often goes hand in hand with disregard for the environment, for workers' rights, and the rights of the unfortunate neighbors of these facilities.

Lawsuit: Denver Pit-Bull Ban Violates Americans With Disabilities Act, Unfairly Impacts Service Dogs

Face the State | Jared Jacang Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Both Denver and Aurora have laws banning pit bulls. The breed, they say, is so dangerous to the public that any dog displaying more than 50 percent of...

The Legend of Social Responsibility

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The other day I had a discussion with someone, concering how people seem to blame others so often for their troubles nowadays. It always seems like it...

Gizmodo Faces Likely Criminal and Civil Charges over iPhone Episode

David Swift | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Swift

While Gizmodo has certainly succeeded in inserting itself in the news cycle, it may not realize exactly just how much trouble it put itself in.