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State court tosses lawsuit over Carnival port in South Carolina
Wednesday January 22nd 2014, 6:50 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Carnival Cruise Lines on Wednesday won a round in a three-pronged legal battle with residents and environmental groups in Charleston, South Carolina, over the impact of port operations on the historic downtown. The state Supreme Court tossed out a lawsuit in which residents claimed a 2,000-passenger Carnival ship that uses Charleston as its home port created a nuisance. South Carolina Ports ... [News Source]

Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Wednesday January 22nd 2014, 6:15 pm Filed under Shareholder lawsuit

WAYNE, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on behalf of purchasers of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. ("Cooper" or the "Company") (CTB) common stock during the period between June 12, 2013 and November 8, 2013, inclusive (the "Class Period"), and all Cooper ... [News Source]

Appeals court says environmental assessment was flawed before 2008 Arctic offshore lease sale
Wednesday January 22nd 2014, 5:30 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled in favor of environmental groups that claimed the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before selling $2.7 billion in petroleum leases off Alaska's northwest coast in 2008. [News Source]

Court rules environmental study of offshore oil leases in Alaska Arctic was flawed
Wednesday January 22nd 2014, 5:11 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

In another blow to offshore oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic, a federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the federal government failed to properly evaluate the scale of oil production that could result from lease sales in 2008, throwing those leases into question. [News Source]

Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed
Wednesday January 22nd 2014, 5:06 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled in favor of environmental groups that claimed the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before selling $2.7 billion in petroleum leases off ... [News Source]

SC Supreme Court tosses lawsuit seeking to block Charleston cruise ship operations
Wednesday January 22nd 2014, 4:45 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's highest court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block cruise ship operations and plans to build a new $35 million terminal in Charleston, ruling that the environmental group and neighbourhood associations who sued did not have legal standing to ... [News Source]

Suit alleges retaliation, discrimination by Asheville Police Department against officer **UPDATED**
Wednesday January 22nd 2014, 3:47 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

Asheville Police Department Lt. Mark Byrd, claiming the city of Asheville’s management and the APD’s leadership retaliated and discriminated against him on a number of occasions, including when his wife filed a sexual harassment suit, filed a lawsuit in federal court Jan. 21. The lawsuit alleges that in its treatment of Byrd and other dissenting officers, the APD has “engaged in discrimination ... [News Source]