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Anita Hill Joins Cohen Milstein 'Of Counsel'
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has announced that Anita F. Hill will be joining the firm's Civil Rights & Employment Practice group of counsel. "We are honored and excited to welcome Anita to the firm,"... Read More

Mid-Year Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Civil Rights Cases
Posted on 18 Jul 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During the first part of 2014, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable civil rights settlements and verdicts from across the country. This informal list of top five cases captured our attention, so we thought you... Read More

Legal Foundation: Supreme Court Must Reverse Appeals Court Equal Protection Ruling
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER ­­- A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation on July 1 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit invalidating a voter-approved ballot initiative barring... Read More

Daniel M. Kowalski: Key Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law Blocked
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by Daniel M. Kowalski

By Daniel M. Kowalski, Attorney, The Fowler Law Firm PC Daniel M. Kowalski discusses the July 28, 2010 decision by Judge Susan R. Bolton in United States v. Ariz., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75558 (D. Ariz. 2010) . Mr. Kowalski is an immigration lawyer with... Read More

Julie Myers Wood: Flawed Analysis Blocks Parts of 2010 Arizona Immigration Law, S.B. 1070
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by Julie Myers Wood

By Julie Myers Wood, President Immigration and Customs Solutions, LLC Julie Myers Wood, former Assistant Secretary running U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, analyzes the U.S. District Court decision ( 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75558 ) enjoining... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Discrimination At Louisiana Oil Services Company
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. - (AP) About 230 current and former employees at a Louisiana-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace.... Read More

Dad Of Gas-Soaked Stun Gun Victim Sues Pennsylvania Police
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) The father of a Pennsylvania man who had soaked himself in gasoline during a domestic dispute is suing the Pennsylvania State Police because his son caught fire and died when a trooper used a stun gun to subdue him. Shawn Mohney's... Read More

N.Y. School Sued Over Teen Suspended Over Rosary
Posted on 2 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a school to reinstate a 13-year-old boy who was suspended for wearing rosary beads, pending a hearing into whether the suspension violated his civil rights. Oneida Middle School officials contend... Read More

California Groups Sue EPA Over Civil Rights Complaint
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FRESNO, Calif. - (AP) Sixteen years ago, soon after she gave birth to her first baby, Maricela Mares-Alatorre joined residents of three small California farmworker towns who alleged they were being discriminated against by environmental regulators, because... Read More

Raided Pot Providers Sue Feds
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) Two medical marijuana providers have accused the U.S. government of civil rights violations in what may be the first lawsuit of its kind in response to a federal crackdown on pot operations across the nation. The owners of Montana... Read More

Court Bars Candidates Lawsuit Over Expletive
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. - (AP) A federal court has rejected a lawsuit filed by an independent candidate for the state Assembly in Wisconsin who wants to use a racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa said in the... Read More

Feds File Legal Brief In Support Of Tennessee Mosque
Posted on 19 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) Federal attorneys on Monday jumped into a court battle over the construction of a Tennessee mosque by offering legal proof that Islam is a recognized religion entitled to constitutional protection. U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin... Read More

Transgender Woman Sues LPGA Over Birth Rule
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A transgender woman is suing the LPGA over a requirement which states all competitors must be "female at birth." The New York Times is reporting Wednesday that Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old who underwent gender reassignment surgery... Read More

Cameraman Sues Sacha Baron Cohen Over 'Bruno' Spat
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A cameraman sued Sacha Baron Cohen on Tuesday, claiming his civil rights were violated when he was roughed up by a film crew shooting the comedian in character as "Bruno" during a gay marriage rally. Mike Skiff, a self-described... Read More

Supreme Court Nixes Case Over Anonymity At Hawaiian School
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HONOLULU - (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a dispute over whether to identify students challenging a private school system's admissions policy that gives preference to those of Hawaiian ancestry. The court on Monday left in place... Read More