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Feds Ask Judge To Drop Health Care Overhaul Suit
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (AP) The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by 20 states challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The motion filed late Wednesday says the U.S. District Court in Pensacola lacks... Read More

NY Judge Faults Boxing Weigh-In, Awards No Damages
Posted on 9 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) The New York State Athletic Commission failed to properly weigh boxer Arturo Gatti before he fought Joey Gamache at Madison Square Garden in 2000, but that didn't cause Gamache's career-ending knockout loss, a judge said. ... Read More

Judge Oks 'Final' Delay In $3.4B Indian Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) A judge has granted more time for Congress to approve a $3.4 billion settlement against the government for swindling Indian tribes out of royalties for oil, gas and grazing leases. But U.S. District Judge James Robertson warned that... 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

NH teen who zapped nipples during shop class sues
Posted on 31 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DOVER, N.H. - (AP) A New Hampshire high school student shocked so severely in shop class that his heart stopped beating is suing his teacher, the school district and the city of Dover. Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not... 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

Court Won't Hear Appeal On Warrantless Entry
Posted on 5 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from two police officers who wanted the courts to throw out a lawsuit that accused them of illegally entering a man's house without a warrant following a hit-and-run accident. The high... Read More

Scouts Ordered To Pay $18.5M In Sex Abuse Case
Posted on 26 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) A jury on Friday ordered the Boy Scouts of America to pay $18.5 million to a man sexually abused by a former assistant Scoutmaster in what is believed to be the largest such award against the national organization. Lawyers for... Read More

Philippine Supreme Court Allows Gay Party In Polls
Posted on 8 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

MANILA, Philippines - (AP) The Philippine Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a decision barring a gay rights group from contesting national elections in May and recognized it as a legitimate political party for the first time. Voting 13-2, the court... 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

Utah, Wyo. Seek To Intervene In Mont. Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) State officials in Wyoming and Utah plan to enter a lawsuit pending in Montana to argue the federal government lacks authority to regulate firearms that are made and sold in the same state. The attorneys general of Wyoming and... Read More

Oregon veterans suit against KBR can continue
Posted on 31 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) A federal magistrate has ruled that a lawsuit by Oregon Army National Guard veterans against contractor Kellogg Brown & Root can continue. U.S. District Magistrate Paul Papak denied KBR's second motion to dismiss the suit... Read More

WA Settles With Inmate Shackled During Childbirth
Posted on 20 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SEATTLE - (AP) The Washington Department of Corrections has settled for more than $100,000 with a former inmate who says she was shackled while she gave birth in 2007. Casandra Brawley will receive $125,000 from the state to settle the lawsuit, which... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Nev. Tea Party Senate Hopeful
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CARSON CITY, Nev. - (AP) Conservatives affiliated with the national and Nevada tea party movement are challenging the candidacy of a Tea Party of Nevada member running for the U.S. Senate. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Carson City argues Scott Ashjian... Read More

Dead Soldiers' Parents Sue Insurer Over Benefits
Posted on 30 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - (AP) The parents of six deceased U.S. soldiers accuse Prudential Financial of paying paltry interest on military life insurance benefits and keeping more generous interest earnings for itself. Five plaintiffs joined the original... Read More