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Ala. Residents File Suit Over Improper Jailing
The city of Montgomery, Ala. is facing a lawsuit alleging the improper jailing of poor defendants over debt collection. The lawsuit, filed by four city residents, alleges "the city threw them into jail without giving them proper counsel or inquiring whether they had the means to pay off debts accrued from fines for driving without licenses or insurance." The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction to stop the city from collecting the fines.
Brian Lyman, The Montgomery Advertiser 04/30/2014
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Employees File Suit Over Wage Theft and Racial Slurs
A lawsuit has been filed against an auto dealership in Concord, Calif. by seven former and current employees who allege wage theft and racial slurs used in the workplace. The plaintiffs allege "a hostile work environment where they were berated with racist and sexist slurs" and that they were required to pay state and federal taxes on inflated wages they weren't paid. The lawsuit seeks lost wages, $3 million in compensatory damages for each of the seven plaintiffs and $21 million in punitive damages.
Lisa P. White, Contra Costa Times 04/29/2014
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Judge Approves Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting
A judge ruled on Thursday that a lawsuit over the shooting death of an emotionally-disturbed New York man can move forward. The judge will allow the family to file a lawsuit alleging unlawful entry and other claims against the city and cops involved in the incident in which police officers broke down the man's door and shot him. Police were responding to a 911 call about the man and allege that he lunged at them with a knife, prompting the shooting. The lawsuit requests that the New York Police Department make changes to its policies regarding the handling of emotionally-disturbed people.
Daniel Beekman, New York Daily News 05/01/2014
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Slackline Death of Student Cyclist Prompts Lawsuit
The family of a Utah State University student who was killed in a slackline accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The student was fatally injured when he was riding his bike on campus at a high rate of speed and ran into a slackline - a rope tied between two trees that people use for tightrope walking. The slackline was put up by three students who were not using it at the time of the accident. The family is seeking $2 million from the university and the students involved.
Pat Reavy, The Deseret News 05/01/2014
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