Judicial Watch Sues FBI For Documents On Late U.S. Rep. John Murtha

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced April 19 that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “for stonewalling the release of documents...

California Judge Weighs Former FBI Informant's Lawsuit

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A former FBI informant who infiltrated a mosque and helped bring in a counterterrorism suspect suffered a blow in trying to sue his former handlers over his alleged mistreatment when the agency cut him loose. A federal judge issued tentative rulings Thursday against Craig Monteilh...

Federal EEOC Warned Census Bureau Of Likely Discrimination, Lawsuit Claims

NEW YORK - An amended complaint filed in a federal lawsuit alleges that the U.S. Census Bureau ignored a pointed, detailed warning by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that its screening process for hiring more than 1 million temporary census workers could result in massive racial...

ACLU Sues Over Man's Detention In United Arab Emirates

LOS ANGELES - (AP) American Civil Liberties Union lawyers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the FBI, CIA and other federal intelligence agencies, accusing them of detaining and torturing an American citizen later convicted on terrorism charges in the United Arab Emirates. The lawsuit filed by the ACLU...

Judge Approves Countrywide ID Theft Settlement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (AP) A federal judge on Monday granted final approval to a settlement between Countrywide Financial Corp. and millions of customers left at high risk for identity theft because of a security breach. Countrywide, now owned by Bank of America, will provide free credit monitoring. . ....

Pa. School Settles 2 Webcam Spy Lawsuits For $610K

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A Philadelphia-area school district agreed Monday to pay $610,000 to settle two lawsuits over secret photos taken on school-issued laptops. The Lower Merion School District admitted it captured thousands of webcam photographs and screen shots from student laptops in a misguided effort...

Court Asked, Can Ashcroft Be Sued For 9/11 Policy?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Abdullah al-Kidd had an all-American background: Kansas native, then a football star in college. That's when he converted to Islam. John Ashcroft was the attorney general who approved a policy that led to the arrests of al-Kidd and dozens of others without evidence of crimes...

Lawsuit Claims NYC Stole 9/11 DNA Software Secrets

NEW YORK - (AP) A software company that helped identify the remains of 9/11 victims is accusing the New York City Medical Examiner's Office of handing its secrets over to the FBI. A Manhattan federal judge has been asked to decide if the lawsuit, filed in March. . . . Full version available to lexis...

Financier Stanford's Lawsuit Seeks $7.2 Billion

HOUSTON - (AP) Jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford has filed a lawsuit accusing prosecutors and federal agents of depriving him of his constitutional rights by using abusive law-enforcement tactics. He is asking for $7.2 billion in damages. The lawsuit filed Wednesday comes after Stanford was declared...

FBI Accused Of Violating Muslims' Rights At Mosque

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Two civil liberties groups have sued the FBI, claiming that one of the agency's former informants was ordered to target Muslims for surveillance when he infiltrated a California mosque. The ACLU of Southern California and the Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic...

Student Files Lawsuit Over FBI's GPS Tracking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A community college student who says he's never done anything that should attract the interest of federal law enforcement officials filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the FBI for secretly putting a GPS tracking device on his car. Yasir Afifi, 20, says a mechanic doing an oil...

Feds: Stall Document Release In Massey Mine Blast Lawsuit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Federal prosecutors want to block Massey Energy Co. shareholders from reviewing documents gathered during civil and criminal investigations into last April's deadly explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia. Shareholders are suing Virginia-based Massey, its...

ACLU Sues In New Jersey Over FBI Ethnic Data Collection

NEWARK, N.J. - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in New Jersey Wednesday over the FBI's collection of racial and ethnic data in local communities. In the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, the ACLU said it filed a Freedom of Information Act request in...

Lawsuit Claims News Corp. Tried To Destroy Rival

NEW YORK - (AP) Paul Carlucci was interested in buying the small ad firm Floorgraphics and he said so over hors d'oeuvres. But its executives weren't interested in selling, and they said so, according to a lawsuit filed by Floorgraphics. So, the CEO of News America Marketing In-Store Services...

Government Wants To Keep Secrets In FBI Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES - (AP) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has invoked state secrets rules to prevent information from being released in a lawsuit filed by Southern California Muslims who claim the FBI monitored their activities solely because of their religion. In a legal declaration filed late Monday, Holder...

Williams Mullen: 4th Circuit Upholds Lengthy 'Stent' for Interventional Cardiologist

By John Staige Davis V Can a cardiologist be sent to prison for performing medically unnecessary stent procedures, even though he stented a considerably lower percentage of his patients than his peers? In United States v. McLean, No. 11-5130 (Apr. 23, 2013) ) [lexis.com subscribers may access the...