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Cosi Asks Judge to Speed up Bankruptcy Hearing So They Can Apply for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Aid

Cosi, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection more than a year ago, has asked a judge to speed up the proceedings so the fast-casual chain can be eligible for federal relief funding for struggling restaurants. A judge approved Cosi’s motion for an … Continue reading

Florida Lawsuit Tests If Sex Discrimination Regulations Apply to Religious Institutions

Shortly after Christie Leonard moved to Manatee County in 2003, she began volunteering for Gospel Crusade, a Bradenton nonprofit that runs The Family Church and Christian Retreat conference center and produces videos for the Christian Television Network. Leonard operated cameras for the organization, and quickly decided she … Continue reading

Opponents of Anti-Racism Education Win Big in Divided Texas School System

Nine months after officials in the affluent Carroll Independent School District introduced a proposal to combat racial and cultural intolerance in schools, voters delivered a resounding victory Saturday to a slate of school board and City Council candidates who opposed the … Continue reading

Virginia Tech Faces Free Speech Lawsuits

Virginia Tech has received lawsuits from the nonprofit Speech First claiming that the university has put overly broad restrictions on student speech and expression. Speech First is a nonprofit organization that combats restrictions on freedom of speech and other civil rights … Continue reading

Walmart Sued by EEOC for Allegedly Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

Walmart violated federal law by failing to provide an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for an applicant and failing to hire the qualified applicant because he is deaf, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it … Continue reading

The New York State Athletic Commission Faces Lawsuit Over Racial Discrimination and Wage Violations

Two former employees of the New York State Athletic Commission have brought forward a class action lawsuit against the governmental body that oversees combat sports on charges of racial discrimination and multiple wage and hour law violations, has learned.  … Continue reading

YU Pride Alliance Sues Yeshiva University and Administration for LGBTQ Discrimination

The YU Pride Alliance, three Yeshiva University alumni and a student announced an LGBTQ discrimination lawsuit against the university, as well as President Ari Berman and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dr. Chaim Nissel, at a virtual press conference on … Continue reading

New Jersey Town Sued for Religious Discrimination in Zoning and Surveillance Practices

The attorney general of New Jersey announced Tuesday that the state has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Jackson Township for discrimination against its Jewish community. The complaint, filed by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights … Continue reading

Supreme Court Considers Freedom of Speech Case Stemming from Student’s Snapchat Profanity

Fourteen-year-old Brandi Levy was having that kind of day where she just wanted to scream. So she did, in a profanity-laced posting on Snapchat that has, improbably, ended up before the Supreme Court in the most significant case on student … Continue reading

Kaiser Permanente to Pay $11.5 Million in Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Prominent Plaintiffs’ law firms Medina Orthwein LLP and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP announced today that Plaintiffs have reached an agreement with Defendants Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., and the Southern … Continue reading