• lawsuit Jan 17

    14 States, 2 Cities File Lawsuit to Stop Trump Administration Food Stamp Rule

    New York Attorney General Letitia James and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine are co-leading a lawsuit filed Thursday to stop the Trump Administration from eliminating food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans, James’ office said.   The lawsuit, which was joined by 13 attorney generals — including those for New Jersey and Connecticut — as well as New York…

  • Jeffrey Epstein Jan 16

    Virgin Islands Suit Alleges Decades-Long Abuse by Epstein

    A lawsuit filed by prosecutors in the Virgin Islands says multimillionaire sex offender Jeffery Epstein used two private islands in the U.S. territory to engage in a nearly two-decade conspiracy to traffic and abuse girls. At one point, the suit filed Wednesday alleges, Epstein and associates organized a search party to catch a 15-year-old victim trying to swim away,...

  • JetBlue Jan 15

    NYC Woman: Flight Attendant Sexually Attacked Me and JetBlue Did Nothing

    A Queens woman who works for JetBlue says she was sexually assaulted by a flight attendant after a night out with a few other coworkers — and alleges the airline failed to take action even after its investigation substantiated her allegations, according to a lawsuit filed last week. The employee, only identified in the lawsuit as Jane Doe, is suing…

  • lawsuit Jan 14

    Harvard Professor Sues New York Times Over Story Related to Epstein

    A Harvard University law professor announced Monday that he is suing The New York Times for what he calls “clickbait defamation” over a story the newspaper published related to donations from financier Jeffrey Epstein. Lawrence Lessig filed the lawsuit in response to a story the Times published on Sept. 14 about his thoughts on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology receiving…

  • sexual harassment lawsuit Jan 8

    Ex-Wayfair Worker Sues Over Response to Harassment Complaint

    A former employee at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair says in a federal lawsuit the company failed to adequately respond when she complained that a subordinate was sexually harassing her and then retaliated by firing her. Emily Forsythe, 33, tells The Boston Globe for a story published Wednesday the man had expressed an interest in a personal relationship when they…

  • boston public schools Jan 7

    Boston Public Schools Accused of Sharing Student Information With ICE

    The civil rights lawyers behind a lawsuit filed against Boston Public Schools claiming that immigration agents can access student information are calling on the district to shut down that communication. Boston Public Schools denies the allegations, but the attorneys behind the lawsuit say the school district is putting students in jeopardy. It’s all focused on what’s called a student...

  • IKEA Jan 7

    IKEA to Pay $46 Million to Parents of Boy Killed by Tipped Over Dresser

    IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died of injuries suffered when a 70-pound (32-kilogram) recalled dresser tipped over onto him, the family’s lawyers said Monday.

  • lawsuit Jan 6

    Boston Public Schools Accused of Sharing Student Information With ICE

    Boston Public Schools denies they’re sharing any student information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement but the attorneys suing them say that’s not true and it’s already led to the deportation of one student.

  • lawsuit Jan 4

    Woman Sues TripAdvisor After Falling Off Runaway Camel

    A woman is suing TripAdvisor after a runaway camel tossed her to the ground during a tour in Morocco. Breanne Ayala, 24, is accusing Massachusetts-based TripAdvisor and its subsidiary Viator of negligence and breach of contract for failing to ensure the camel tour company was operating safely, The Boston Globe reported on Friday, citing the lawsuit. The suit was filed…

  • lawsuit Dec 23, 2019

    8 Online E-Cigarette Retailers Sued by Mass. AG for Violating State Law

    Eight online e-cigarette retailers have been sued in Massachusetts for violation of a new state law passed last month, according to the attorney general’s office. In November, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill banning flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. The bill is meant to reduce the appeal of the product to young people...

  • lawsuit Dec 21, 2019

    18-Year-Old Getting Breast-Enhancement Surgery Went Into Coma, Lawsuit says

    An 18-year-old Colorado woman’s breast-enhancement surgery in August went wrong, putting her in a coma in which she has remained since, her parents allege in a lawsuit. Emmalyn Nguyen’s parents allege negligence in a lawsuit filed in Arapahoe County Court against the doctor and nurse who allegedly administered anesthesia to the young woman before her Aug. 1 surgery. The...

  • lawsuit Dec 17, 2019

    ICE Asks Federal Judge to Toss Courthouse Arrests Lawsuit

    Immigration officials defended the agency’s policy to make arrests at state courthouses in a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked a federal judge on Friday to toss a lawsuit by Massachusetts prosecutors that argued the practice of courthouse arrests is making it harder for them to hold defendants accountable and get justice for victims....

  • lawsuit Dec 16, 2019

    RI Ex-Priest Sues Over Inclusion on List of Suspected Abusers

    A former Rhode Island priest has sued his old diocese for including his name on a list of clergy “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors. In a defamation lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, ex-priest John Tormey said he never sexually assaulted anyone and was not given the opportunity to defend himself, the Providence Journal reported. The lawsuit,…

  • Royal Caribbean Dec 12, 2019

    Parents of Toddler Chloe Wiegand Speak Out on Suing Royal Caribbean

    The parents of the 18-month-old girl who fell to her death on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship said enduring the pain of her loss and taking legal action has “been too much for all of us” after filing a lawsuit against the cruise line on Wednesday....


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  • lawsuit Dec 6, 2019

    Muslim Man Sues Union, Boston College Over Mandatory Dues

    Anti-union groups are hailing a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by a Muslim electrician against a union and Boston College. Ardeshir Ansari filed the suit last month after he informed the school and the Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615 last fall that his religious beliefs conflicted with his union membership, according to The Boston Globe. Ansari,…

  • Elon Musk Dec 4, 2019

    Elon Musk Tells Jurors Insult Provoked ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

    Elon Musk has owned up to insulting a British spelunker in a rash tweet, but wouldn’t concede on the witness stand that he called the man a pedophile. The Tesla CEO returns to the witness stand Wednesday after spending several hours at his defamation trial trying to dance around the meaning of the “pedo guy” tweet he aimed at...

  • Nov 25, 2019

    McDonald’s Agrees to $26M Settlement With California Workers

    McDonald’s has agreed to a $26 million settlement of a long-running class-action lawsuit over wages and work conditions at corporate-run locations in California, the parties said Monday.

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Dunkin’ Sues Owner of East Boston Store After Video Surfaces Showing Scurrying Rodents

    A Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Maverick Square in East Boston temporarily closed down on Tuesday after a video of mice running around the shop went viral, and Dunkin’ is now suing the owner of the franchise

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Dunkin’ Closed After Video Shows Rodents in Store

    A Dunkin’ store in East Boston has closed after video showed rodents inside.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Federal Judge Tosses Suit Challenging Wynn’s Casino License

    A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a $3 billion lawsuit accusing Wynn Resorts of cheating to win its casino license for Encore Boston Harbor. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse’s allegations do not constitute racketeering violations under the federal RICO act.

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