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Parents of Slain Woman File Suit Alleging Police Cover Up
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The parents of a woman who authorities believe was murdered by her husband, a former Evans, Colorado police officer, have filed a lawsuit alleging that the police department conspired to cover up her murder. The lawsuit accuses the Evans Police Department of a "conspiracy to cover-up the murder" and portray it a suicide. The young woman was shot and killed early in the morning on New Year's Day 2012. The woman's husband has since been charged with her murder.
Alan Gathright, Marshall Zelinger, The Denver Channel 03/30/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit Accuses Metro Health CEO of "Unethical Conduct"
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A lawsuit has been filed against the chief executive officer of Metro Health accusing him of "a pattern of illegal and unethical conduct" during the proposed sale of the company to an out-of-state for-profit company. The whistleblower lawsuit was filed in Kent County Circuit Court on Monday and alleges that the plaintiff was fired after raising concerns about what would happen to charitable funds were the company to be sold. The lawsuit also names Metropolitan Health Corp. and Metropolitan Hospital as defendants.
Sue Thoms, MLive 03/31/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit Filed Over Plan to Close Sweet Briar College
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A lawsuit has been filed seeking to stop the closure of Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia. The lawsuit was filed by the Amherst County Attorney after the school's president announced earlier this month that the school would be closing. The lawsuit contends that the school is violating the terms of the will under which the school was founded and that it has violated state law by misusing charitable funds. Alumnae and faculty have been strongly opposed to the plan to close the school.
Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post 03/30/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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N.M. Teacher Faces Religious Discrimination, Lawsuit Says
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A teacher from Estancia, New Mexico has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was discriminated against because of her religion. The plaintiff has been a teacher at the school for the past 25 years. As a member of the United Church of God, the plaintiff must observe the Sabbath and seven religious holidays, including the weeklong Feast of Tabernacles in the fall. Until last year, the plaintiffs request for the week off has not caused problems. However, the lawsuit states that this year the plaintiff's request for time off was denied, unless she would make up the time with unpaid overtime. The lawsuit contends that other teachers at the school were not subjected to such treatment. The lawsuit seeks damages and asks that a judge step in and stop the district.
Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13 03/30/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Family Files Suit Over Clemson Student's Fraternity Death
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The family of a student from Clemson University who died during a fraternity pledge run has filed lawsuits over the boy's death seeking $25 million in damages. According to the lawsuit, the boy was killed when he went over a bridge and fell headfirst into shallow water during an early morning run with fraternity members and pledges. The lawsuits allege that one of the fraternity members confronted the young man and soon after he went over the railing. The lawsuits name Clemson University, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and three individual fraternity members as defendants. The lawsuits are being filed as wrongful death and survival action.
John Monk, The State 03/30/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Deadly FedEx Truck Collision
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by a family member of a woman and her son who were killed in a head-on collision with a FedEx truck. The accident took place on Interstate 80 in Wyoming when a tire on the FedEx tractor-trailer blew out, sending the vehicle into oncoming traffic. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming and alleges that a tire on the FedEx truck "was in a defective, dangerous condition" before the accident. The lawsuit names Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and its subsidiaries, FedEx Ground Package Systems and a company called CLR Transportation as defendants.
Staff Report, Wyoming Tribune Eagle 03/31/2015   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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