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The DOJ Files an Appeal to Block Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Plan

A division of the Justice Department that serves as a watchdog over the federal bankruptcy system filed an appeal late Wednesday seeking to block the controversial Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan. William Harrington, who serves as U.S. trustee for the Justice … Continue reading

A Teacher Faces a $1 Million Lawsuit After Cutting a Student’s Hair

The father of a 7-year-old Michigan girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents’ permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district, a librarian and a teacher’s assistant. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in … Continue reading

Aetna Is Accused of Discriminating Against LGBTQ People Seeking Fertility Treatments

Health insurance company Aetna has been sued for allegedly discriminating against LGBT people in a case in which a claimant says they were required to pay more out of pocket for fertility treatment coverage than straight couples. Plaintiff Emma Goidel filed a class-action lawsuit in … Continue reading

Advocates File a Federal Lawsuit to Close Nevada’s Legal Brothels

A national advocacy group and a Nevada lawyer have filed a sweeping federal lawsuit aimed at convincing a judge the nation’s only legal brothels are dens of illegal sex trafficking and unconstitutional slavery. The case filed Friday in Las Vegas … Continue reading

A Prostitution and Money Laundering Case Against the Founders of Backpage.com Is Declared a Mistrial

A federal judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in the case involving prostitution and money laundering charges against founders of the classified site Backpage.com, noting that none of the defendants have been charged with child sex trafficking, despite it being mentioned … Continue reading

A New Jersey Teacher Files a Second Lawsuit Against Her School Board

A Nutley teacher is suing the school district a second time, claiming the Board of Education and administrators are retaliating against her for the previous lawsuit in 2016. Jeannette Andreula, who has been an elementary school teacher since 1986, filed the new … Continue reading

A Lawsuit Alleges That Home Depot Doesn’t Provide Workers With Enough Breaks

Home Depot stores in Washington don’t give its hourly employees their legally-required breaks, alleges a lawsuit filed late last month against the company. The potential class action suit, filed in Snohomish County Superior Court, could cover at least 10,000 employees … Continue reading

Sexual Abuse Victims Sue the University of Michigan Over Its Public Speech Limit

Ten sexual assault victims sued the University of Michigan on Thursday over a policy that limits the number of people who can offer public comment at meetings of the school’s governing board. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of nine … Continue reading

Black Farmers Accuse Their Former Employer of Hiring White Immigrants Over Black US Workers

Six Black farmworkers in Mississippi say in a new lawsuit that their former employer brought white laborers from South Africa to do the same jobs they were doing, and that the farm has been violating federal law by paying the … Continue reading

A 27-Year Police Promotion Discrimination Lawsuit Ends in Worcester

The city of Worcester has agreed to settle a decades-old lawsuit brought by two Black police officers over racial discrimination in police promotions, according to court records. The officers, Andrew Harris and Spencer Tatum, sued the city in 1994, saying … Continue reading