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Wrongfully Convicted New York Man Wins $6.5 Million Settlement
Posted on 14 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - (AP) A New York man who wrongfully served 16 years in prison has won a $6.5 million settlement. Jeffrey Deskovic was released from prison in 2006 after DNA linked the 1989 murder of a Peekskill High School classmate to another man... Read More

Seventh Lawsuit Filed Over Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A seventh challenge to Arizona's tough new immigration crackdown says training materials designed to teach police officers how to enforce the law give "vague and ill-defined factors" as reasons to question someone's legal... Read More

AP Probe: Nearly $1B In NYC Police Lawsuit Payouts
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting on his wedding day said they wanted justice. The legal system gave them money more than $7 million. The city did what it has done time and time again: pay... 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

Granny Tasered In Bed By Police Sues Oklahoma City
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - (AP) An 87-year-old grandmother who was Tasered by police while hooked to an oxygen machine in her bed is suing her Oklahoma hometown. Attorney Brian Dell said Tuesday that he filed the lawsuit June 21 on behalf of his client, Lona Varner... Read More

In Lawsuit, Escorts Say Utah Law Makes Acting Sexy Illegal
Posted on 23 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) Two escort services have filed a federal lawsuit to halt a Utah solicitation law they fear could lead to the arrest of strippers or escorts who are simply acting sexy. Utah defines solicitation as a person agreeing to sex in exchange... Read More