Lawsuits

Gisselle Contreras, at podium, daughter of an immigrant detained at Adelanto, Calif., describes her father's housing conditions before his final deportation to Guatemala, as she joins criminal justice, disability rights, and immigration organizations announcing a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of people suffering in ICE detention centers for unconstitutional medical, mental health, and disability accommodations in ICE detention centers, during a news conference outside the Roybal Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. At left, Anthony Diaz, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
August 19, 2019 - 6:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. District Court, immigrants...
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Michael Avenatti
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY
August 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging he extorted Nike, and he's blaming his arrest on what he calls “vindictive” prosecutors.
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measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
Illustration Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
August 14, 2019 - 2:15 pm
New York students who haven't been vaccinated against measles and other diseases are waiting to hear if they can go back to school.
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Child Sex Abuse Billboard
Marla Diamond/WCBS 880
August 13, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Thousands of victims of child sex abuse in New York will have the chance to seek civil justice against their alleged abusers beginning Wednesday, when the state’s Child Victims Act takes effect.
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Jehovah's Witnesses Sex Abuse
Marla Diamond/WCBS 880
August 12, 2019 - 3:07 pm
Two Jehovah’s Witness filed lawsuits against the organization Monday claiming they were abused by elders as children.
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NYPD viral baby video
Nyashia Ferguson
August 08, 2019 - 5:28 pm
A mother whose toddler was yanked from her arms by New York police in a widely seen online video has sued the city.
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 Harvey Weinstein
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY
August 05, 2019 - 7:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein lost an effort Monday to get a federal appeals court to quickly decide whether sex trafficking claims can legally be brought against him. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan rejected the request by the disgraced movie mogul to immediately go to the 2nd U.S. Circuit...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York. Columbus police say five officers from the department's now-disbanded vice unit face discipline for the 2018 raid on a strip club that resulted in the arrest of Stormy Daniels. The department said Wednesday, July 31, 2019, that the officers could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to firing. The officers include a commander, lieutenant, sergeant and two of the arresting officers.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 01, 2019 - 6:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Five officers associated with an undercover investigation that led to Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club last year face discipline, the Columbus police department announced. The department said Wednesday that the officers could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to...
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Joseph Caramanno
Marla Diamond/WCBS 880
July 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm
A new lawsuit filed Tuesday claims two Catholic priest that were accused of sexually abusing minors were allowed to remain active at their churches despite complaints to the archdiocese.
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In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, Monday, July 8, 2019. Epstein pleaded not guilty to federal sex trafficking charges. The 66-year-old is accused of creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A few cells away from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a New York City jail, jet-setting financier Jeffrey Epstein sits accused of running a different kind of criminal network. There was the team of recruiters and enablers bringing Epstein dozens of underage girls to sexually...
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