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Lawsuit Filed Over Beating of Down Syndrome Man
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department in California is facing a lawsuit filed by the family of a man with Down Syndrome who was mistakenly taken down by a deputy. The lawsuit alleges that the 21-year-old man, who has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old, was beaten and pepper-sprayed after he ignored the deputy's order to stop. The lawsuit, filed last Thursday, accuses the department of negligence and battery.
Wire Report, The Fresno Bee 05/02/2014
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Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Mormon Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others are facing a lawsuit filed on Friday by a woman who alleges she was repeatedly sexually abused by a church missionary when she was a teenager in the 1980's. According to the lawsuit, a church bishop aimed to cover up the abuse. The woman became pregnant by the missionary at the age of thirteen, giving birth to a son in 1986.
Reza Gostar, The Desert Sun 05/02/2014
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Class-Action Suit Filed Over College Security Breach
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona over a security breach which left 2.4 million individuals' private information unprotected. The lawsuit alleges that the district received reports in 2011 that their secure files had been breached and that their failure to act led to a broader security breach in 2013. The lawsuit also alleges that the district did not notify those affected by the breach until seven months later. The lawsuit seeks $2,500 on behalf of each plaintiff.
Mary Beth Faller, The Republic - Columbus, Indiana 05/02/2014
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First Crowdfunding Lawsuit Filed in Washington
The first lawsuit in the state of Washington involving crowdfunding was announced on Thursday. The lawsuit cites "an alleged failure to deliver a promised horror-themed decks of cards—and other similar items—to hundreds of individuals who funded [a] project through Kickstarter." The lawsuit contends that an artist who raised $25,000 with the help of 800 backers failed to deliver promised items to those who contributed to the project. Penalties could be as high as $2,000 for each violation.
Niraj Chokshi, The Washington Post 05/02/2014
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College Student Sues, Alleges Professor Fixated on Her Porn Past
A former Portland State University student has filed a lawsuit alleging that her academic career was ruined after one of her professors began fixating on her past career as a model for an online pornography website. The lawsuit alleges that the professor "used her influence over [the plaintiff's] college opportunities to coerce her to provide sex-related material." The lawsuit seeks more than $1 million in damages from the university.
Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian 05/05/2014
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Widow Files Lawsuit Over Fatal Lamborghini Crash
A lawsuit has been filed by the widow of a Miami doctor who was killed in a car accident in April. The doctor was riding in a Lamborghini with a friend who was driving 100 miles per hour while intoxicated when they collided with a parked SUV. The driver of the SUV was severely injured as well as the driver of the Lamborghini, who has been in the hospital since the accident. The wrongful death suit was announced at a news conference Monday morning.
David Ovalle, Miami Herald 05/05/2014
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