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  February 18, 2014

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Calif. Police Beat and Taser Deaf Man, Lawsuit Filed

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A deaf man in California has filed a lawsuit after police officers stunned him with a Taser and beat him unconscious after mistaking his sign language for angry gestures. The officers were responding to a call about a robbery when they encountered the plaintiff outside of his friend's house. The plaintiff began to sign at the officers, which was mistaken for aggression. The officers then hit the plaintiff with a Taser and beat him until he was unconscious. The lawsuit accuses the officers of violating the plaintiff's rights as a disabled person under the American with Disabilities Act.
Lee Moran, New York Daily News 02/18/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Lawsuit Claims Latino Cops Passed Up For Promotions

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A 2011 federal lawsuit alleging that Latino police officers from Westminster, Calif. were passed up for assignments and designated as mall cops is set to appear in court. The lawsuit was filed by three police officers from the department who have all worked there for over a decade. Their suit contends that they were routinely passed up for promotions and special assignments. The lawsuit is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Tuesday.
Adolfo Flores, LA Times 02/17/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Vietnamese & Asian Salons Allege Discrimination in Lawsuit

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A lawsuit has been filed in Louisiana alleging that Vietnamese and Asian hair and nail salon owners are targeted for inspections by the state cosmetology board. The lawsuit was filed by nine current and former salon owners, who say the board discriminates against them by inspecting their shops more frequently. The lawsuit also alleges that during cosmetology board hearings for violation complaints, Vietnamese and Asian salon owners were not given the chance to speak. The lawsuit seeks class-action status in addition to damages and a court order that the board institute a program to retrain board members, inspectors and attorneys.
Joe Gyan Jr, The Advocate 02/18/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Six Flags Joins Lawsuit Over Fatal Theme Park Accident

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Six Flags Over Texas has decided to join a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who fell to her death from a roller coaster at the amusement park in Arlington, Texas. Six Flags was originally named in the lawsuit, but after denying liability, has decided to join the suit against the roller coaster manufacturer. The Dallas woman fell 75 feet from the Texas Giant roller coaster in July, the ride has subsequently reopened.
Wire Report, KVUE-TV 02/18/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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David Lazarus: Capital One Says it Can Show up at Cardholders' Homes, Workplaces

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Credit card issuer Capital One recently sent a contract update to cardholders that makes clear it can drop by any time it pleases. The update specifies that "we may contact you in any manner we choose" and that such contacts can include calls, emails, texts, faxes or a "personal visit." Cap One says these visits can be "at your home and at your place of employment." Cap One is saying it can trick you into picking up the phone by using what looks like a local number or masquerading as something it's not, such as Save the Puppies or a similarly friendly-seeming bogus organization. This is known as spoofing, and it's perfectly legal.
David Lazarus, LA Times 02/18/2014   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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