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NY Judge Tosses Bin Laden Brothers From Lawsuits
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A New York judge has dismissed several dozen defendants including members of Osama bin Laden's family from lawsuits seeking to blame individuals, banks and foreign entities for the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Federal Judge George Daniels... Read More

NYC Jury: Novartis Discriminated Against Women
Posted on 17 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A jury has decided that the drug company Novartis AG engaged in a pattern of discrimination against women, paying them less than men and treating pregnant women unfavorably. The verdict was returned Monday in Manhattan federal court... Read More

NY Suburb Settles Suit Over Jews' `Shabbos House'
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A New York village has settled a federal lawsuit and will allow Orthodox Jews to gather at a house near a hospital so they can visit patients on the Sabbath without breaking their law against driving. The village of Suffern, N.Y., had... Read More

Fla. Homeowners Lose Beach Dispute At High Court
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Florida can undertake beach-widening projects without paying beachfront property owners who lose exclusive access to the water. The court, by an 8-0 vote, rejected a challenge by six homeowners... Read More

Suit Returns Pa. 'Sexting' District To Spotlight
Posted on 21 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - (AP) A Pennsylvania school district that was at the center of a highly publicized "sexting" case was sued Thursday by a teenager who claims her principal confiscated her cell phone, found nude images she had taken of herself... Read More

Jury Deliberating Fla. Chinese Drywall Case
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Deliberations will resume in Florida in the first jury trial over homes built with defective Chinese drywall. Jurors deliberated about four hours Thursday and will be back again Friday. Armin and Lisa Seifart are seeking at least $4... Read More

Axl Rose Countersues Ex-Manager For $5 Million
Posted on 21 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Axl Rose has filed a countersuit against his former manager, claiming the man and his music management company tried to sabotage Guns N' Roses to try to force Rose into a reunion tour with the band's original members. Rose... Read More

Lawyers Give Final Arguments In Gay Marriage Case
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Lawyers arguing a landmark federal case involving California's same-sex marriage ban made their final arguments Wednesday, with supporters describing matrimony as an institution intended to promote childbearing and opponents saying... Read More

Singer's Widow Settles For $4M In Ohio Jail Death
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CLEVELAND - (AP) The widow of R&B singer Sean Levert has won a $4 million settlement of a lawsuit over his 2008 death in an Ohio jail. The agreement with Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County and a jail medical services contractor was reached late... Read More

Former NFL star being sued in Miami over car crash
Posted on 21 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor is being sued over a South Florida car crash last year in which he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Police said Taylor struck a van on Nov. 8 on an expressway. He told... Read More

BP Stockholder Lawsuit Filed In AK
Posted on 21 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JUNEAU, Alaska - (AP) A stockholder lawsuit claims "gross mismanagement" by top BP officials has severely damaged the company's reputation and hurt its value. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Superior Court in Anchorage, alleges the officials... Read More

Lawsuit Seeks Closing Of BP Platform In The Gulf
Posted on 17 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal judge was asked Monday to shut down a BP oil and gas platform that operated with incomplete and inaccurate engineering documents in the same part of the Gulf as the company's massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A lawsuit... Read More