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Closeness To Gulf Oil Spill The Key To Many Claims
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Details released Friday about how claims will be paid from BP PLC's $20 billion fund show that how close geographically a person or business is to the Gulf oil spill will play a key role. The claims process is shifting from BP to the... Read More

Madoff Trustee Sues HSBC For $9 Billion In N.Y. Court
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) HSBC prolonged disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's ability to burn investors by "engineering a labyrinth" of international sources of funding for his epic Ponzi scheme, a court-appointed trustee alleged Sunday. Trustee Irving... Read More

High Court Says Black Firefighter Lawsuit Can Proceed
Posted on 24 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of African Americans did not wait too long to sue Chicago over a hiring test they challenged as discriminatory, freeing them to further press their case. It is the second time in... Read More

U.S. Judge: Oil Spill Claims Czar Feinberg Not Independent Of BP
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling potential claimants that he is, a federal judge said in a ruling Wednesday that may spur more people... Read More

Journalists Sue Over 2008 GOP Convention Arrests
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – (AP) Syndicated journalist Amy Goodman and two of her producers are suing St. Paul and Minneapolis over their arrests while covering protests at the 2008 Republican National Convention. Goodman and the producers of her radio and TV... 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

Toyota Sues Old GM For California Plant Damages
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Toyota is suing the company handling bankrupt General Motors' assets, demanding $73 million in damages from the shuttering of a joint-venture California plant. Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman Paul Nolasco said Wednesday the lawsuit was filed... Read More

91,000 BP Gulf Oil Spill Claims Filed, But Just 1 Final Payment
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - (AP) BP's compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims has issued a final settlement payment to just one of the thousands of people and businesses waiting for checks, records show, and that $10 million payout went to a company... Read More

2 Arizona City Councils Vote To Sue Over Immigration Law
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – (AP) The Tucson and Flagstaff city councils voted Tuesday to sue Arizona over its tough new immigration law, citing concerns about enforcement costs and negative effects on the state's tourism industry. They are the first... Read More