Federal Lawsuit

CHICAGO | Lawsuit: Illinois guard shot by police had on security hat

CHICAGO— A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard who was wearing a hat with “security” emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside the suburban Chicago bar where the guard worked, says an attorney for the guard’s family who filed a federal lawsuit. Jemel Roberson, 26, was pronounced … Continue reading CHICAGO | Lawsuit: Illinois guard shot by police had on security hat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Anchorage shelter seeks to exclude transgender people

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A faith-based women’s homeless shelter in Anchorage is suing to block the city from requiring it to accept transgender women, which it said would violate its religious beliefs. Lawyers for Alliance Defending Freedom filed a motion in federal court Thursday seeking an injunction to stop the city from applying its gender identity … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Anchorage shelter seeks to exclude transgender people

BOSTON | Harvard, NYU law reviews accused of bias against whites, men

BOSTON — A group based in Texas is suing legal journals at Harvard University and New York University over allegations that they illegally give preference to women and racial minorities when selecting editors and the articles they publish. The group, called Faculty, Alumni and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences, filed a federal lawsuit against the … Continue reading BOSTON | Harvard, NYU law reviews accused of bias against whites, men

CONCORD, N.H. | Lawsuit alleges Party City denied job to woman with autism

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman who was hoping to land a sales job at Party City was turned down after a manager realized she has autism, according to a federal lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire. The woman, Ashley Waxman, was allegedly … Continue reading CONCORD, N.H. | Lawsuit alleges Party City denied job to woman with autism

PORTLAND, Ore | Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

PORTLAND, Ore — Four women who used to work for Nike filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment. The suit filed Thursday in Portland, Oregon, is among the first to hit the company since complaints about pay and bad managers … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

COLUMBUS, Ohio— A lawsuit by four former Ohio State University wrestlers alleges the school failed to stop “rampant sexual misconduct” by a now-dead team doctor despite being repeatedly informed about his behavior. In the federal lawsuit filed Monday, four Ohio men listed as John Does say Richard Strauss sexually assaulted or harassed them in the … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

San Francisco and other major cities sue the Pentagon over gun background checks

SAN FRANCISCO/ Dec. 26, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia filed a federal lawsuit this morning against the Department of Defense for failing to fully comply with its legal obligations to report information to the national criminal background check system for gun sales. Herrera released … Continue reading San Francisco and other major cities sue the Pentagon over gun background checks

Twitter: US backs down on seeking anti-Trump user records

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. government has dropped its request for Twitter to produce records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump, the company said Friday. As a result, Twitter is withdrawing a federal lawsuit that challenged the government’s request. On Thursday, Twitter charged that efforts by the government … Continue reading Twitter: US backs down on seeking anti-Trump user records