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Cops sued by family whose son died after being tasered in genitals – and other shocking US cases

A US federal judge has ruled that a family can proceed with their lawsuit against a police officer who tasered their teenage son in the groin on the night that he died in police custody after being arrested while high on LSD. The Texas teenager, Graham Dyer, was arrested on the night of August 13, 2013 during a trip on ...

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Musk called out for greed, sued over his mammoth $2.62bn Tesla package

Tesla CEO Elon Musk faces legal action from a Tesla shareholder who accused the visionary CEO of neglecting the needs of investors and using the tech company for his personal enrichment. Days after some shareholders said the time has come to oust the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk faces yet another challenge. A new lawsuit filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery ...

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Facebook & Google sued over election ads in Washington state

Silicon Valley social media giants may face millions of dollars in penalties from two lawsuits filed in Seattle, Washington, arguing that they have failed to comply with state and local laws on election advertising. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Facebook and Google on Monday, saying they have not produced documents requested by the media and members of the public ...

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Happy GDPR day! US news sites blocked, FB sued as EU privacy rules come into force

Blocked from viewing US news outlets, overwhelmed by emails, Europeans shared memes and cheered. Facebook and Google, though, may have little to cheer about, now that they’re sued for “forced consent” over new privacy rules. The new set of strict regulations, also known as the General Data Protection Regulation (or briefly GDPR), was passed in April 2016 and came into ...

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US doctor who danced over unconscious patients sued for malpractice

A self-proclaimed “highly competent surgeon” in Atlanta is facing several lawsuits for malpractice after posting YouTube videos of her singing and dancing over her unconscious patients. According to WSB-TV Atlanta, one of the lawsuits filed against Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte accuses her of causing her patient permanent brain damage after performing a liposuction in 2016. The 26-year-old son of the patient ...

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Sandy Hook ‘hoax’ claim: Alex Jones sued by parents of massacre victims

Parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are suing Infowars frontman Alex Jones for defamation. Jones has consistently claimed the shooting was a hoax and the parents of the victims are actors. The 2012 shooting, perpetrated by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, resulted in the deaths of 20 elementary school children and six adults. Despite this, noted ...

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Inquiry finds FBI sued Apple to unlock phone without considering all options

The Office of the Inspector General has issued its report on the circumstances surrounding the FBI’s 2016 lawsuit attempting to force Apple to unlock an iPhone as part of a criminal investigation. While it stops short of saying the FBI was untruthful in its justification of going to court, the report is unsparing of the bureaucracy and clashing political motives that ...

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No women or families: Facebook sued over ‘insidious’ housing ads

Facebook is being sued by a prominent civil rights group for alleged discrimination in advertising. The plaintiffs say Facebook allowed landlords to exclude women and people with children from seeing housing ads. The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and three of its member organizations filed the lawsuit against the social media giant in a New York City federal court on ...

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Seth Rich lawsuit: Fox News sued over WikiLeaks-DNC claims

The parents of late DNC staffer Seth Rich have sued Fox News over a retracted report claiming their son was in contact with WikiLeaks and leaked the DNC emails to the whistleblowing organization. Joel and Mary Rich filed the suit in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday, accusing the network of fabricating a conspiracy theory in its May 16 ...

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Walmart, Dick’s sued for age discrimination over gun sale policy change

Just weeks after two of America’s biggest retailers changed their policies to sell guns only to people aged 21 and over, they’re facing an age discrimination lawsuit. The changes were made following the Parkland school shooting. Oregon man Tyler Watson filed lawsuits against both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after he was refused service when attempting to buy a .22-caliber ...

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