September 10, 2017 On June 5, 2017, an Orange County jury awarded $2 million in damages in the personal injury lawsuit to the granddaughter of late televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch, co-founders of Trinity Broadcasting Network. The jury awarded 24-year-old Carra Crouch $1 million for past emotional damage and $1 million for future pain and…

August 31, 2017 A New Jersey family has petitioned the state’s highest court to restore a $102 million judgment their grandson received after suffering extensive abuse as a result of a beating from his father. He was less than 12 months old at the time. The judgment was awarded against the child welfare system for…

August 20, 2017 When UCLA law student Dyne Suh and her friends headed to the Big Bear cabin they reserved through the website AirBnB for a ski weekend, they did not receive the reception they had expected. When Suh was just minutes from the cabin, the host, Tami Barker, informed her that the reservation was…

August 10, 2017 Customers of four California Chinese restaurants might have noticed a change in ownership and management at the locations during the spring of 2017 after the former owners and managers were arrested for wage theft and tax evasion totaling $6.5 million. The arrests also uncovered stories of immigrant workers who were housed in…

July 10, 2017 A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot popular cafeteria employee, Philando Castile, 32, during a traffic stop in 2016 was acquitted on all charges by a jury in June 2017. Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled Castile over in a suburb of Minneapolis, claiming he believed that Castile matched the description of a robbery suspect….

June 10, 2017 Francine Arthur, African-American mother of two, claims in an October 2016 lawsuit that she was harassed since April 2012 and wrongfully terminated by the Disney Corporation in California. Prior to her termination, she received multiple promotions since she began working as a night shift custodian in 2008. She moved up to Ghirardelli,…

May 20, 2017 On April 4, 2017, eight judges on a Chicago appellate court ruled to protect LGBT employees from discrimination in the workplace under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, making this the first decision of its kind. An Indiana federal district court will rehear the case. According to Gregory Nevins, a lawyer from the…

May 10, 2017 On April 10, 2017, Deirdre Harris, a 42 year-old African-American woman, from Huntington Beach, filed a civil rights lawsuit against Safeway and its subsidiary Albertson’s. The lawsuit claims that a store manager allegedly failed to take steps to correct or apologize for a checkout employee’s actions after the cashier incorrectly assumed Harris…

April 10, 2017 In February 2017, the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in favor of awarding a Mexican-American Texas death row inmate a new sentencing hearing. The reason for the change was that one of the jurors was heard to say during deliberations that the defendant must be guilty because Mexican men “take whatever they want.” In…

March 20, 2017 When Kathryn Otico spent 10 days at the Oakland International Airport training to work for Hawaiian Airlines, she expected to be paid for her time. But when training ended, Otico learned that Hawaiian Airlines had no intention of paying her. Otico became so upset that she filed a lawsuit against Hawaiian Airlines…

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