Categories
Science

Attorney General joins environmental lawsuit against Moreno Valley

California Attorney General Rob Bonta is joining the Sierra Club’s lawsuit against Moreno Valley over the city’s long-term plan that both parties allege fails to protect the environment and residents. A year ago, the Sierra Club sued the city for approving its 2040 general plan update, alleging that it violated the California Environmental Quality Act. […]

Categories
Canada

Sudbury police ‘unlawfully’ detained Indigenous academic after she faced hospital racism, lawsuit alleges  | CBC News

An Indigenous academic says she was unlawfully detained by police after she faced racial discrimination from medical staff at a hospital in Sudbury, Ont., according to a recently filed $300,000 lawsuit. Tasha Beeds, of nêhiyaw, Scottish-Métis, and Bajan ancestry, said Sudbury police detained her under the provincial Mental Health Act and forced her to return […]

Categories
Canada

Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s family files $10M civil lawsuit in connection with her death | CBC News

The family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet has filed a $10 million civil lawsuit in connection with her death. Korchinski-Paquet died after falling from the balcony of her High Park apartment while Toronto police officers were in her home on May 27, 2020.  The statement of claim, filed on June 27, names the City of Toronto, five Toronto […]

Categories
Science

Ex-employees say Olathe car dealership retaliated against them for reporting fraud

Two former employees claim the Robert Brogden’s Olathe Buick GMC dealership retaliated against them and they wrongfully lost their jobs after complaining about a hostile work environment. This Google Maps Street View image of the dealership is from 2021. Google Maps The former controller and a human resource specialist have each filed a lawsuit against […]

Categories
Canada

Husband of Ontario animal activist killed during protest files $5M lawsuit | CBC News

Every Monday, Mark Powell drives to the Burlington, Ont., pork plant where his wife died to give water to pigs on their way to slaughter. It’s what Regan Russell did every week, until one day in June 2020 when a transport truck driver drove over her and killed her. Police charged the driver with careless […]

Categories
Canada

Delayed diagnosis led to infant losing legs and hand, family claims in $31.7M lawsuit | CBC News

Kamryn Bond’s hospital stay when she was 11 months old had life-altering consequences.  Now 12 years old, Kamryn was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie on Feb. 19, 2011. Just over five weeks later, both her legs were amputated below the knees, along with her right hand and three fingers on her left […]

Categories
Gaming

Court OKs lawsuit by woman who says she helped create Pinterest | Engadget

Pinterest must now face a lawsuit from a former friend of one of its founders who claims she helped create the platform. Bloomberg reported that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Richard Seabolt on Thursday denied the company’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Christine Martinez, the plaintiff, claims she was asked by co-founder Ben Silbermann to […]

Categories
Canada

Proposed class-action lawsuit targets Ottawa over prison practice set to become illegal | CBC News

A proposed class-action lawsuit recently filed in Nova Scotia could see some former inmates seeking compensation for a prison practice that’s been performed on federal prisoners for years, but which will soon be illegal in Canada.  The practice is called “dry celling.” It is a type of confinement that critics have described as more restrictive and less […]

Categories
UK

Kindred Group Shakeup as It Loses Norway Gaming Lawsuit, Exits Germany – Casino.org

Posted on: June 23, 2022, 05:29h.  Last updated on: June 23, 2022, 10:22h. Gaming operator Kindred Group is having a rough month. Its operations in Europe are under fire, losing an ongoing court battle in Norway and saying auf Wiedersehen to Germany. Kindred Group CEO Henrik Tjarnstrom in a company file picture. The global gaming […]

Categories
Gaming

Former Tesla contractor rejects $15 million payout in racial abuse lawsuit | Engadget

Last year Owen Diaz, a former contracted elevator operator at Tesla’s Fremont assembly plant, successfully sued the automaker for creating a hostile, racially abusive work environment, and was awarded $137 million by the jury. That award was winnowed down to just $15 million by a judge who gave Diaz two weeks to accept or reject […]