Posts Tagged ‘lawsuit’
Does Occupy Philly have a case against city over 2011 arrests?

Does Occupy Philly have a case against city over 2011 arrests?

Twenty-six members of Occupy Philly arrested two years ago after their eviction from Dilworth Plaza are suing the city. They’re claiming their First Amendment Rights to free speech were violated when the city arrested them early on the morning of November 30th, 2011. The evidence? All 26 protesters were later acquitted for charges of blocking a highway, failure...

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After Arrest, Green Party Candidate Suing Commission on Presidential Debates

After Arrest, Green Party Candidate Suing Commission on Presidential Debates

The Green Party was not just excluded from the presidential debates this campaign season, but their ticket of Dr. Jill Stein and Philly activist Cheri Honkala were arrested last week after staging a protest at the presidential town hall debate in Long Island. Now, Stein is taking the Commission on Presidential Debates to court. According to a press release sent...

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In Blow to Gov. Tom Corbett, Health Care Law Upheld [UPDATED]

In Blow to Gov. Tom Corbett, Health Care Law Upheld [UPDATED]

"Damn it. I'll get you, Obamacare!" Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, several states’ attorneys general jumped on a lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality. Then-Pennsylvania Attorney General, now-Governor Tom Corbett was one of them, joining the federal lawsuit on March 23,...

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Muslim Settles Discrimination Lawsuit with Roxborough Security Firm

Muslim Settles Discrimination Lawsuit with Roxborough Security Firm

Image: Shutterstock Philadelphia-based security firm Imperial Security, Inc. has paid $50,000 to a Muslim woman who claimed she was terminated by the company after refusing to remove her khimar head covering. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who filed the suit against Imperial in 2010, Julie Halloway-Russell wore her head scarf during...

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Fracking Opponents Present Army Corp of Engineers with Petition to Vote No on Draft Rules

Fracking Opponents Present Army Corp of Engineers with Petition to Vote No on Draft Rules

Tracy Carluccio with the petition. A coalition of grassroots organizations, labor unions and religious groups presented the Army Corp of Engineers with a petition signed by over 70,000 people today, following a press conference, urging the Corp to vote against draft regulations on Nov. 21 that could open the Delaware River watershed up to natural gas operations. A...

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Philly Tour Guides Not Yet Legally Allowed To Lie About History

Remember when three tour guides filed suit against the city, invoking their free speech rights against taking a test proving they had the knowledge to work in their chosen profession? Yeah, in spite of on-the-fence Tea Patriot outrage and even the backing of the libertarian Institute for Justice, the suit will not proceed. But neither side has won, yet. The federal...

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Better Late Than Never? ACLU Sues City Over “Stop And Frisk”

Better Late Than Never? ACLU Sues City Over “Stop And Frisk”

Since Mayor Nutter deployed his Stop and Frisk policy, crime has dropped. Of course, crediting “Stop and Frisk” — the process by which police officers may essentially pat you down on the street if you’re, well, suspicious — to an overall decrease in crime throughout the city is mad, but when people discuss the success of such policies, these...

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Greene Saga: After Lawsuit, It. Is. So. On.

Greene Saga: After Lawsuit, It. Is. So. On.

Former Mayor John Street feels betrayed. At least that’s what he said outside city hall late yesterday. He told reporters: “I feel betrayed by Carl Greene because we gave him every support any executive director would want or need” – and he added – “I’m not the only one. Governor [Ed] Rendell feels that way.” Where the hell did we put that...

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Philly’s Board of Pensions and Retirement Sues Citigroup

It seems the only way to get out of the recession is to sue those who benefited from it—namely, America’s biggest banks. The city’s Board of Pensions and Retirement is doing just that in an effort to hold big banks accountable for the economic meltdown from nearly two years ago. Yay, accountability! U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein gave the suit...

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