March 31, 2010
The 77-page lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia takes aim at so-called Communications Management Units, which one critic called “a stateside Guantanamo.”
Five current and former prisoners held at the units argue they were held in an extreme environment that did not fit the crimes they were convicted for such as material support for terrorism and terrorism linked with environmental activism.
Read Article: Reuters
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Tuesday to limit the grounds for some lawsuits brought by whistle-blowers claiming fraud in U.S. health care, defense and other programs.
The overall effect of the decision is likely to be narrow because Congress amended the disputed provision as part of the health care overhaul that became law March 23.
Read Article: USA Today
A federal judge has ruled most of the lawsuits claiming Houston-based KBR should have stopped a deadly 2004 truck convoy in Iraq can move toward trial, but a May 24 trial date is off to allow KBR time to file an appeal.
The case centers on April 2004 attacks on a convoy of supply trucks KBR ran in Iraq, during which six civilian truck drivers were killed and 14 wounded.
Read Article: Chron
A Queens woman has filed a lawsuit against big wheels at a Long Island car dealership – alleging they snapped her bra, whacked her backside with a backscratcher and hounded her with come-ons.
Katherine Salas, 23, claims the sexual harassment at Bical Chevrolet was so bad she was forced to quit last year just six weeks into her receptionist’s job.
Read Article: NY Daily News.Com
ASHEVILLE — An Asheville police officer claims a supervisor subjected her to sexually explicit and racist text messages and that the city failed to address the problem, according to a federal lawsuit.
Officer Cherie Byrd makes the allegations against Sgt. Eric Lauffer, who won a 2008 “officer of the year” award from the city.
Byrd said she filed the lawsuit against the city and Lauffer after officials failed to address her complaints and retaliated against her.
The suit claims Lauffer used vulgar language describing sexual activity in messages to Byrd.
Read Article: Citizen Times
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