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  February 13, 2013

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Death of ICE Agent in Mexico Prompts Lawsuit

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The death of an ICE Special Agent two years ago in Mexico has prompted a lawsuit against the U.S. government, various federal agencies and U.S. and Mexican officials. The man was killed in February 2011 when he and his partner's caravan were ambushed by members of a drug trafficking organization. The suit claims the agent was killed by firearms "originating from gun dealers in the United States" and accuses the defendants of conspiracy, coverup and negligence.
Emma Perez-Trevino, Brownsville Herald 02/13/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Suit: Michigan Right-To-Work Law Unconstitutional

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A group of labor unions in Michigan have filed a lawsuit against a new state law banning compulsory union membership for private sector employees. The lawsuit calls the right-to-work law unconstitutional, saying it "goes well beyond the limits of federal law." This suit is one of three that has been filed against the law.
Deepa Seetharaman, Reuters 02/12/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Penn State Weighing Settlement Demands

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The lawyer brought in by Penn State to help settle Jerry Sandusky-related claims said Monday that he recently gave university officials monetary settlement offers from most of the people asserting they were molested by the former assistant football coach. Attorney Ken Feinberg told The Associated Press that he delivered the demands to Penn State administrators, lawyers and members of the board of trustees during a meeting Friday in Philadelphia. "The next step is Penn State — we'll see how Penn State responds in the next few weeks," Feinberg said.
MARK SCOLFORO and GENARO C. ARMA, AP, Star Tribune-South Metro 02/13/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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West Texas Grocery Recalls Chicken Products

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Food retailer United Supermarkets in West Texas has issued a voluntary recall of 13 different chicken products due to potential health issues with steamed chicken from a single provider. The products were available at United, Market Street or Amigos locations. There has been no report of illness associated with the recall.
Ashley Eady, Lubbock Avalanche Journal 02/02/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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NJ, Newark Settle Schoolyard Murder Lawsuit

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The city of Newark and the state of New Jersey have agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the murder of three students in 2007 in a Newark school yard. The families of the victims said the district was negligent for "leaving gates to the Mount Vernon School open at night when the schoolyard was a known gang hangout." There have been six individuals charged with the murders of the victims.
Wire Report, The Washington Post 02/12/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Drug Clinic Settles Suit over Former Patient's Death

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Drug treatment company Narconon of Georgia has settled a lawsuit with the family of a former patient that died four years ago from a "lethal combination of alcohol and opiates." The lawsuit claimed the clinic tricked the victim's parents into believing it "provided in-patient care even though it lacked the proper license." The terms of the settlement were undisclosed.
Christian Boone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 02/13/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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