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The State of Arkansas Sues Family Dollar Over Rodent Infestation

Arkansas is suing Family Dollar over the discovery of more than 1,000 rodents in a distribution facility in the state that prompted the discount retail chain to recall items purchased from hundreds of stores in the South. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by … Continue reading

16 States Sue the US Postal Service Over Its Plan to Replace Its Fleet With Gas-Powered Vehicles

Sixteen states on Thursday sued the U.S. Postal Service over its plan to replace its aging delivery fleet with thousands of gas-powered delivery vehicles over the next decade, alleging that the agency hasn’t adequately accounted for the environmental harm of the vehicles. They were … Continue reading

A Jury Sides With Columbus Police in an Excessive Force Trial in Ohio

A federal jury has rejected allegations that police in Ohio’s capital city used excessive force when they fatally shot a man in 2016 during an undercover operation, an episode that led to heightened criticism of actions by Columbus police. The city has … Continue reading

A Convicted Sex Offender’s Free Speech Lawsuit Is Reinstated

A convicted sex offender has made a “plausible” claim that providing his email address and other internet identifying information to Connecticut officials violates his free speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in reinstating his lawsuit against the state. … Continue reading

The Parents of a Teen Who Died in a Fall From an Orlando Park Ride File a Lawsuit

The parents of a 14-year-old boy who fell to his death from the Free Fall ride at Icon Park on March 24 are expected to file a lawsuit on Monday. The lawsuit will be filed in the 9th Circuit Court in … Continue reading

Trial Will Begin in a Civil Lawsuit Over a UVA Lacrosse Player’s Death

Nearly 12 years after University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love was found dead in her off-campus apartment, the man who was convicted of second-degree murder in her killing is headed back to court for a civil trial in a … Continue reading

Parents Challenge an Alabama Law That Outlaws Treatment For Trans Kids

Parents of transgender teens filed a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to overturn an Alabama law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans people under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The new … Continue reading

The NFL Defends Itself Against Racial Discrimination Allegations

The NFL is telling a judge there are multiple reasons why a lawsuit brought against it by three Black coaches who allege racist hiring practices should fail. In the letter released Thursday in advance of an initial hearing before a … Continue reading

A Professor Who Refused to Use a Student’s Pronouns Is Awarded $400K

A public university professor in Ohio who was disciplined four years ago for refusing to use a transgender student’s pronouns is being awarded $400,000 following a lawsuit against the university. Nick Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University in … Continue reading

A Mega Dance Company Allegedly Has a Culture of Sexual Assault and Harassment

Every year, one of the world’s leading dance competition companies sells the dream of Hollywood fame to hundreds of thousands of ambitious young dancers hoping to launch careers on television, in movies and on stage. But behind the bright lights … Continue reading