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Biting at the Apple
Posted on 23 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On February 16, 2016, Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an order compelling tech-giant Apple Inc. to assist law enforcement agents in enabling the search of an encrypted iPhone... Read More

FBI, FOIA, iPhones & Terrorism
Posted on 6 Oct 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

On September 30, 2017, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted the FBI’s motion for summary judgment in a case brought under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) relating to an agreement with... Read More

Williams Mullen: 4th Circuit Upholds Lengthy 'Stent' for Interventional Cardiologist
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Williams Mullen

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... Read More

ACLU Sues Over Man's Detention In United Arab Emirates
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Judge Approves Countrywide ID Theft Settlement
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Lawsuit Claims News Corp. Tried To Destroy Rival
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Student Files Lawsuit Over FBI's GPS Tracking
Posted on 3 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Government Wants To Keep Secrets In FBI Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Pa. School Settles 2 Webcam Spy Lawsuits For $610K
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Court Asked, Can Ashcroft Be Sued For 9/11 Policy?
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Lawsuit Claims NYC Stole 9/11 DNA Software Secrets
Posted on 31 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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,... Read More

Feds: Stall Document Release In Massey Mine Blast Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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.... Read More

California Judge Weighs Former FBI Informant's Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

ACLU Sues In New Jersey Over FBI Ethnic Data Collection
Posted on 5 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

FBI Accused Of Violating Muslims' Rights At Mosque
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More