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  • Court rules Catholic school wrongfully fired gay substitute

    Court rules Catholic school wrongfully fired gay substitute

    Class Action 09/06/2021

    A gay substitute teacher was wrongfully fired by a Roman Catholic school in North Carolina after he announced in 2014 on social media that he was going to marry his longtime partner, a federal judge has ruled.   U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn r...

  • Court’s Conservatives Seem to Back Trump on Immigration

    Court’s Conservatives Seem to Back Trump on Immigration

    Class Action 11/13/2019

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems prepared to allow the Trump administration to end a program that allows some immigrants to work legally in the United States and protects them from deportation.There did not appear to be any suppo...

  • Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

    Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

    Class Action 11/09/2019

    The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign.All eyes will be on Chi...

  • Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down 'Bridgegate' appeal

    Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down 'Bridgegate' appeal

    Class Action 05/12/2019

    The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion."Fu...

  • Parkland sheriff removal case heads to Florida Supreme Court

    Parkland sheriff removal case heads to Florida Supreme Court

    Class Action 04/06/2019

    A lawsuit claiming Florida's governor improperly suspended a county sheriff for failing to prevent last year's Parkland school shooting is going directly to the Florida Supreme Court.The Fourth District Court of Appeal transferred the case to the sta...

  • Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Class Action 07/19/2018

    British rock icon Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home and has been awarded more than 200,000 ($260,000) in damages.Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, wh...

  • Sylkatis Law

    Sylkatis Law

    Class Action 02/05/2018

    A lawsuit that accuses Evansville police officers of violating three teenagers' constitutional rights by coercing confessions in the killing of a homeless man can proceed to trial, a federal appeals court has ruled.A panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Cou...

  • Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Class Action 02/01/2018

    Sports doctor Larry Nassar's return to court to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts could unfold much the same as a hearing last week in another Michigan county.Judge Janice Cunningham has set aside several days for roughly 60 people ...

  • Women taking their right to go topless to state's high court

    Women taking their right to go topless to state's high court

    Class Action 01/11/2018

    In a case that pits freedom of expression and equality against public decency, three women are challenging a New Hampshire city ordinance prohibiting public nudity and taking it to the state's highest court.Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and Ginger Pierr...

  • Groups sue seeking court oversight of Chicago police reforms

    Groups sue seeking court oversight of Chicago police reforms

    Class Action 07/03/2017

    Several leading community groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Chicago Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation's second larg...

  • High court rejects Google's appeal in class action lawsuit

    High court rejects Google's appeal in class action lawsuit

    Class Action 06/09/2016

    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Google over a class action lawsuit filed by advertisers who claim the internet company displayed their ads on "low quality" web sites.   The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said ...

  • Ohio court approves class action in speed camera case

    Ohio court approves class action in speed camera case

    Class Action 02/09/2016

    A state appeals court approved class action status on Monday for thousands of motorists fined for speeding in a southwest Ohio village with citations issued from automatic camera enforcement. The 12th district appeals court ruling comes as New Miami'...