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Lawsuit challenges Fayetteville election on civil rights ordinance
Thursday October 23rd 2014, 8:02 am Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

A hearing was held Wednesday in Fayetteville on a lawsuit attempting to block a special election on the Fayetteville civil rights ordinance that it includes protection for gay people against discrimination in housing and employment. The plaintiff, Kristin Higgins , a UA professor, testified that petition canvassers told her to get her signature that the petitions were in support of the ordinance ... [News Source]

State pays $200,000 to settle Hall lawsuit
Thursday October 23rd 2014, 2:22 am Filed under Accident lawsuit

Driver sued official after car crash on snowy day [News Source]

US Court hears arguments on sex discrimination at Goldman Sachs
Thursday October 23rd 2014, 12:11 am Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group on Wednesday attacked expert evidence offered by attorneys for former female employees in a US federal sex discrimination lawsuit, arguing there was no pattern of gender-based pay and promotion disparities at the bank. In the first day of arguments in a case launched in 2010, a lawyer for two former Goldman employees said the Wall Street giant displayed a ... [News Source]

UCLA conference center and hotel wins court victory
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 10:04 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

UCLA has won a court victory for the conference center and hotel under construction at the center of the Westwood campus. A Superior Court judge has ruled against a lawsuit from critics in a neighborhood organization who alleged that environmental studies for the project were inadequate and... [News Source]

San Bernardino inmates allege gay discrimination in jail
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 9:23 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies called gay, bisexual and transgender inmates "sisses" and "freak shows" and denied them access to services given to other inmates, civil rights attorneys alleged in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. [News Source]

Judge Ruled Powerful VC Firm Can Keep Harassment Complaints Private
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 8:53 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

In 2012, Ellen Pao, a partner at the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, sued the venerated venture capital firm for sexual harassment and discrimination . It was a more cloistered time and the allegations were shocking, creating a fissure in Silicon Valley's self-image and spurring a wider discussion about sexism in the tech industry. Read more... [News Source]

Critics of Dow herbicide sue U.S. EPA over approval
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 8:36 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide's active ingredients, 2,4-D, before granting approval on Oct. 15 to Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide. The groups are asking the court to set aside the EPA's approval. They claim the EPA's approval violated both the Endangered ... [News Source]