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DJ Khaled Files Trademark Infringement Suit Over Famous Son’s Name
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On June 11, 2018, world famous music producer DJ Khaled filed a trademark infringement suit in federal court in the Southern District of New York against Curtis Bordenave and his company Business Moves Consulting Inc., alleging that they intentionally filed for and misused trademarks for ASAHD, ASAHD Couture, A.S.A.H.D., A Son and His Dad and We The Best Lifestyle.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 06/20/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Cuomo Says New York Will File Suit Over Separation of Immigrant Children From Families
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The state of New York will be filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s immigration policy which has separated over 2,000 children from their parents. Governor Cuomo has stated that the lawsuit will be filed in two weeks and will allege violations of federal constitutional rights. Currently, more than 70 of the affected children are being temporarily housed at 10 private facilities in New York. "It has been a clear violation of due process," stated Cuomo about the immigration policy.
Tom Precious, Buffalo News 06/19/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Near Drowning at Newport Beach Pool Subject of Lawsuit
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A near drowning at a hotel in Newport Beach, California, is the subject of a lawsuit filed by a family from Utah. The plaintiffs were staying at the Marriott Coast Villas Resort when their 11-year-old daughter nearly drowned. According to the lawsuit, the child's hair became entangled in the drain, causing her to be trapped under water. The child's injuries after remaining underwater for two minutes required a three-day hospitalization at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. The lawsuit accuses the hotel of negligence and product liability claims.
R. Scott Moxley, OC Weekly 06/19/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Guatemalan Mother Separated From 7-Year-Old at Border Files Suit
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A Guatemalan woman who was forcibly separated from her 7-year-old at the U.S. border has filed a lawsuit seeking to be reconciled with her child. The woman and her son were seeking asylum when they were separated by U.S. officials. The two had received violence and death threats from the husband prior to escaping their home country. The lawsuit was filed in the federal district court in Washington on Tuesday and alleges the separation violated rights given to the plaintiff by both the Constitution and international conventions.
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post 06/19/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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ASU Facing Lawsuit By Woman Fired For Taking Family Leave
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Arizona State University is facing a lawsuit by a woman who alleges she was improperly fired. The former employee alleges in the complaint that her job was terminated after taking time off under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The former assistant dean of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. Named as defendants in the lawsuit are the Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees ASU.
Rachel Leingang, Arizona Republic 06/19/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lorex Recalls Video Monitors For Burn Hazard Amidst 328 Incident Reports
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Lorex has issued a recall on three models of video monitors due to a burn hazard. The recall applies to Lorex video monitors models LW2751, LW2752 and LW2962H which were sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and online at www.lorextechnology.com and other websites from April 2014 through March 2017. "The video monitor's batteries can overheat, swell and expand and cause the battery cover to open or come off and expose hot batteries, posing a burn hazard to consumers," states the recall. There have been 328 incident reports in connection with the recall, but no injuries have been reported.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 06/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit: 12-Year-Old Committed Suicide After School Forced Her to Hug Bullies
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The family of a 12-year-old girl from New Jersey who committed suicide has filed suit against the child's school. According to the complaint, filed against Rockaway Township Board of Education and the township, school officials forced the girl to hug her bullies. The lawsuit states that the other children tormented the girl with texts, Instagram posts, and Snapchat messages prior to her committing suicide. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed in their responsibility to ensure the safety of children in local schools.
Thomas Moriarty, NJ.com 06/19/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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