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August 14, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A week after activists filed a lawsuit over Whittier's handling of its municipal elections, officials have decided to reconsider the method used to choose city council members. In a news release, city officials said they would discuss the matter of district-based elections during the city council's Aug. 27 meeting. Supporters of the lawsuit, however, said they remain skeptical of the city officials' sincerity. "The Whittier City Council has been analyzing our city elections process, trying to discern the best way for all our residents' voices to be heard on election day," Mayor Bob Henderson said in the release issued Tuesday evening.
January 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC and a lawsuit filed against the school and others by former defensive lineman Armond Armstead are part of a report on a painkilling drug and its use in college football that will air Thursday night on the ABC News program "Nightline. " In his lawsuit, filed last August, Armstead claims he received improperly administered painkilling injections of Toradol -- a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug also known as Ketorolac - that caused him to suffer a heart attack and hurt his chances for an NFL career.
January 27, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Taco Bell diners (or would-be diners) -- and Taco Bell itself -- take taco filling seriously. News that a California woman was filing suit over the beef content of tacos was reported Tuesday by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Readers responded with a mixture of disgust, irritation with the lawsuit itself and societal perspective. Wrote keithbcr on the paper’s website : "I don't go to Taco Bell for nutrition, I stop there because it's open at 3 a.m. and a burrito is fairly easy to shovel down while driving home.
April 22, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
George Zimmerman's parents are picking a court fight with Roseanne Barr. The entertainer admitted in a court filing this week that she had posted the address of Robert and Gladys Zimmerman on Twitter during the heated controversy over whether their son should have shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin two years ago. The Zimmermans contend that her tweet forced them to flee because media and protesters descended on their neighborhood....
July 9, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Lance Armstrong filed a federal lawsuit Monday in an attempt to block charges by theĀ U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his record-setting cycling career. The seven-time Tour de France champion is asking the court to issue an injunction before his Saturday deadline for formally challenging the USADA's arbitration process or accepting sanctions that could include a lifetime ban from cycling and being stripped of his Tour victories. The lawsuit claims that the USADA rules violate the constitutional right to a fair trial, and that Chief Executive Travis Tygart, who was named a co-defendant in the lawsuit, is waging a personal vendetta against Armstrong, who has consistently claimed his innocence.
July 25, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- The mother of a mentally disturbed man who died after being restrained by Palm Desert police won reinstatement Thursday of her federal lawsuit for excessive, deadly force. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said evidence suggested that U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II, who presided over a trial on the suit, improperly relied on his personal experience as a former police officer when he ruled for Riverside County after a jury failed to reach a verdict.
September 5, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to block the Internet giant from electronically scanning the content of emails on its Gmail service. The lawsuit filed in May accuses Google of illegally opening and reading emails in violation of California's privacy laws and federal wiretapping statutes. Google says it targets advertising based on words that appear in Gmail messages but that machines, not humans, scan emails. It said in court papers that email users must expect that kind of "automated processing" of their emails and that the lawsuit is seeking to "criminalize ordinary business practices that have been part of Google's free Gmail service since it was introduced nearly a decade ago. " Privacy watchdogs have complained about the practice from the start, and yet Gmail has continued to grow in popularity.
February 15, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
MOBILE, Ala. -- The first lawsuit was filed Friday by one of thousands of passengers trapped aboard a Carnival cruise ship adrift in the Gulf of Mexico for the past five days. After disembarking in Mobile early Friday, Cassie Terry, 25, of Lake Jackson, Texas, hired attorneys Wayne Collins and Brent Allison in the Houston area, who filed the lawsuit in federal court in Miami. The suit charges Carnival with failing to provide a seaworthy ship and sanitary conditions, describing the ship as "a floating toilet, a floating petri dish, a floating hell.
November 19, 2010
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $100 million to Citigroup to settle all claims in a dispute related to its 2008 acquisition of Wachovia Corp. Wachovia nearly collapsed in October 2008, at the height of the financial crisis, under the weight of losses from real estate loans that went bad. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank initially agreed to be bought by Citigroup Inc. with help from the U.S. government. However, Wells Fargo & Co. came in with a higher offer days later and managed to grab Wachovia away from Citi.
August 24, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Representatives for Martin Scorsese have dismissed a lawsuit filed against the director by Cecchi Gori Pictures as a "media stunt" whose claims are contradicted by an earlier agreement. In a complaint filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Cecchi Gori said Scorsese reneged on an agreement to direct a film called "Silence" for the production company as his next project. Cecchi Gori Pictures is the troubled film venture founded by Italian media mogul Vittorio Cecchi Gori.
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