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One of the Largest Confederate Monuments Is Being Deconstructed

Crews using a crane and other heavy equipment on Wednesday hoisted an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee off the giant pedestal where it has towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century. The piece, one … Continue reading

A Group of Judges Reach a Split Decision on a Student’s Appeal to Uphold a Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Her School

 The full panel of 15 appellate judges in Richmond has narrowly upheld a former northern Virginia high school student’s appeal to have her lawsuit against the school system reinstated after an alleged sexual assault on a band trip. The narrow … Continue reading

Two Black Men Sue Walmart for Falsely Accusing Them of Theft

Two Black men in Texas are suing Walmart for racial discrimination and false arrest, alleging that they were accused of theft and handcuffed by police after trying to return a television set.  Lawyers for Terence Richardson and Dennis Stewart said … Continue reading

A Father Accuses a School Mask Mandate of Violating His Rights

The father of a 12-year-old girl within the Winslow school system is suing over the decision to mandate students wear face coverings. Scott Fortuna, who lives in Penobscot County and whose daughter attends Winslow Junior High School, filed the lawsuit … Continue reading

A Federal Judge Allows a Civil Case Over School Support Services to Become a Class Action Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that a West Virginia civil case involving school support services for children with disabilities can become a class-action suit. U.S. District Judge Irene Berger issued the ruling Tuesday in a 2020 lawsuit filed by a … Continue reading

The Parents of Children Injured on a Tilt-A-Whirl Sue the Amusement Company

The families of children who were injured on the Tilt-A-Whirl at the Kitsap County Fair in 2018 are suing the owner of the amusement company that operated the ride at the fair’s carnival and its manufacturer. The lawsuit filed in … Continue reading

A Jury Denies Damages to the Family of a Man Killed by Police

A federal jury has denied a damage award to the family of a Livingston man who was shot and killed by police in January 2016. The estate of Sean Patrick O’Brien filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of … Continue reading

A Former News Anchor Files an Age and Gender Discrimination Suit Against Her Former Employer

As a prominent reporter and anchor at one of Iowa’s biggest local television stations, Sonya Heitshusen was known for doggedly investigating injustices and holding the powerful accountable. A year after WHO-TV in Des Moines abruptly let her go, she is turning … Continue reading

Boy Scouts of America Delay Their Bankruptcy Hearing

Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America are postponing a key bankruptcy hearing that was scheduled to start this week, following a court ruling that casts uncertainty on the future of the case. Attorneys on Friday filed court papers postponing … Continue reading

Only Two Homeless Discrimination Lawsuits Will Move Forward in San Diego

A judge has dismissed most claims in a lawsuit that accuses San Diego of discriminating against homeless and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic but allowed to claims to proceed, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.  Superior Court Judge Katherine Beal … Continue reading