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The Department of Justice Updates Filing in a Religious Discrimination Lawsuit After Facing LGBTQ Backlash

The Department of Justice revised language that said it would “vigorously” defend religious colleges and universities accused of discriminating against LGBTQ students in an updated court filing in a class-action lawsuit, after criticism from LGBTQ advocates. The lawsuit, filed by 40 … Continue reading

Distributors Clash With Federal Regulators Over Who Should Be Blamed for the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid distribution companies and federal regulators pointed the finger at each other as a contributing factor in the nation’s opioid epidemic during a landmark civil trial in West Virginia. A former Drug Enforcement Administration official and the distributors each argued … Continue reading

An Ohio Lawsuit Demands That Google Be Declared a Public Utility

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit against Google on Tuesday asking the court to legally declare the search giant a public utility, akin to electricity and gas providers.  The lawsuit also alleges Google hurts its rivals by prioritizing its own … Continue reading

Survivors File Federal Lawsuits Over the Seacor Power Disaster

More lawsuits filed Tuesday in the capsizing of an offshore oil service vessel in a Gulf of Mexico storm provide harrowing descriptions of what survivors endured in the accident that killed 13 shipmates. Bryan Mires and James Gracien are among … Continue reading

The Supreme Court Has Been Asked to Decide if the Male-Only Draft Counts as Sex Discrimination

The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether it’s sex discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18. The question of whether it’s unconstitutional to require men but not women … Continue reading

A Pharmaceutical Company in North Carolina Is Investigating After a Noose Was Found at the Plant

American pharmaceutical company Merck is investigating after a noose was found at its plan in Durham, North Carolina, The News and Observer reports. The newspaper reports that a contractor found “a rope fashioned as a noose” at a construction project at Merck’s 262-acre … Continue reading

A Former Server Alleges That Her Co-workers at Red Robin Put Glass in Her Food After She Complained About Racist Remarks

A Black woman is suing a suburban Detroit restaurant where she used to work, saying co-workers put a sharp metal object in her salad after she complained to managers that they frequently used a racial slur in her presence. Zenarra … Continue reading

A Federal Judge Throws Out a New Jersey Lawsuit Over an Immigration Directive Given to Law Enforcement

Ocean County, New Jersey, faced stiff arguments Thursday in its protest of a state directive that forbids officers at the municipal level from informing federal immigration officials when an inmate is an undocumented immigrant. Avoiding more controversial aspects of the … Continue reading

A Black Security Guard Sues the Minnesota State Patrol for Civil Rights Violations and Unlawful Arrest During Protests

A Black man who worked as a security guard for a CNN crew covering protests in Minneapolis following George Floyd’s death last summer is suing two Minnesota State Patrol officers, accusing them of violating his civil rights and unlawful detention, his attorneys … Continue reading

A Muslim Flight Passenger Accuses Southwest Airlines of Religious Discrimination

A Muslim woman from Dallas-Fort Worth is the focus of a religious discrimination complaint filed against Southwest Airlines on Tuesday after she said a flight attendant targeted her because she was wearing a hijab. The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council … Continue reading