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Opponents of Chukchi leases file suit in federal court (Alaska Public Radio Network)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 10:30 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Alaska Natives and environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Juneau. They hope the court will stop a proposed oil and gas lease sale slated for next Wednesday. The Minerals Management Service, the MMS, plans to offer nearly 30,000,000 acres in the Chukchi sea for oil and gas exploration [...]

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Two Face Serious OSHA Charges (R News)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 10:10 pm Filed under Asbestos lawsuit

Two Rochester men are indicted on charges of illegal asbestos removal and lying to OSHA. A Rochester company was also named in the six count indictment. [News Source]

Mystery novelist Sarah Paretsky sues over accident (Chicago Tribune)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 9:11 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

V.I. Warshawski author make her case: Lake Shore Drive collision impaired her earnings Best-selling mystery writer Sara Paretsky has authored a lawsuit against an Indiana man she blames for injuries she suffered in a traffic accident two years ago. [News Source]

Breaking News (Alaska Journal of Commerce)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 7:40 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Alaska Native groups filed a lawsuit Jan. 31 to block the upcoming Beaufort Sea offshore lease sale. The groups involved in the filing are the village and city of Point Hope, the Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope and the Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands (REDOIL) Network.

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Former coach/AD involved in sexual discrimination lawsuit 02/01/08 (News-Herald)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 6:35 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

NAPOLEON — A former Downriver high school athletic director and football coach is involved in a harassment lawsuit. The suit was filed in 2004 against Napoleon Community Schools in Jackson County. A jury trial is scheduled to start in U.S. District Court in Detroit on May 20.

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Update: Chandra Levy (Newsweek)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 5:56 pm Filed under Libel lawsuit

In the mass-media age, news stories captivate us for a moment, then vanish. We revisit those stories to bring you the final chapter. [News Source]

Lawsuit claims Hofstra football players harassed female manager (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 5:34 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – A former athletic manager for Hofstra University’s football team claims in a federal discrimination lawsuit that players sexually harassed her repeatedly, including when an assistant coach played a sexually explicit movie on a team bus.

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