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A Lawsuit Is Filed in Rhode Island to Protect Roe v. Wade From Being Overturned

Three lawsuits were filed last week in New York, Michigan and Rhode Island to protect Roe v. Wade from being overturned, and firmly establish the Equal Rights Amendment (“ERA”) in the United States Constitution. The plaintiff, The Elizabeth Cady Stanton … Continue reading

A Civil Suit Against Bill Cosby Heads to Trial

Judy Huth met Bill Cosby when she was still a teenager, she has recounted in court papers. It was the mid-1970s, and Mr. Cosby had already had his breakthrough on the TV series “I Spy” and become a movie star, … Continue reading

The City of St. Louis Will Pay a Police Chief $162K to Settle a Discrimination Lawsuit

The city of St. Louis will pay a St. Louis assistant police chief nearly $162,000 to settle his federal discrimination lawsuit in which he alleged he was passed over for the city’s top police job because he is white. Lt. … Continue reading

Illinois Fuel Retailers Fight Against a Requirement to Post About a Tax Freeze

Illinois fuel retailers argued in a lawsuit filed Thursday that a requirement to post signs alerting consumers about a six-month freeze in the state motor-fuel tax unconstitutionally compels them to promote Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reelection campaign. The Illinois Fuel & Retail Association … Continue reading

A Missouri School District Faces a Federal Civil Rights Investigation

Administrators at a Missouri school district that is the subject of a federal civil rights investigation failed to protect a Black teen from repeated racial taunts that culminated with him being threatened with a lynching, a lawsuit alleges. The suit … Continue reading

The Maine AG Plans to Sue Manufacturers of Forever Chemicals

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey said the state is preparing for a lawsuit against manufacturers of so-called forever chemicals. Frey said at the Democratic State Convention last weekend that steps are being taken to “hold these chemical manufacturers to account.” … Continue reading

A Mother Sues TikTok Over Her Daughter’s Death in a ‘Blackout Challenge’

A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl died while trying out a dangerous stunt called the Blackout Challenge last year, and now her mother is suing TikTok. Last December, Tawainna Anderson’s daughter Nylah was rushed to the hospital after trying out the TikTok … Continue reading

Nebraska Settles a Lawsuit Over an Inmate’s Death For $4.79K

Nebraska has agreed to pay $479,000 to the family of a “talkative” Scottsbluff man who was strangled to death in 2017 by a fellow inmate who didn’t want a cellmate . The lawsuit filed by Terry Berry Jr.’s family against … Continue reading

Civil Rights Enforcers Warn Employers About Discriminatory AI

The federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers that the commonly used hiring tools could violate civil rights … Continue reading

California Legislators Raise Medical Malpractice Award Limits

The California Legislature on Thursday agreed to increase how much money people can win in medical malpractice lawsuits, resolving one of the thorniest disputes in state politics by raising a cap on damages for the first time in 47 years. … Continue reading