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Oregon Bowling Alley Faces Lawsuit Over 2 Percent Fee
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An Oregon man has filed a class action lawsuit over a 2 percent fee he was charged at Grand Central Bowling’s bar. The lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court and alleges that the venue should have told its patrons about the extra fee. The complaint contends that the fee amounts to thousands of dollars in extra profit for the business each year. The bowling alley says that the service fee is charged to customers to compensate for the state's rising minimum wage.
Aimee Green, The Oregonian 11/16/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Two New England Energy Companies Accused of Overcharging Customers
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New England's Eversource Energy and Avangrid Inc. are facing a class action lawsuit alleging that they overcharged customers. According to the complaint, the companies caused their customers to incur overcharges of $3.6 billion. The federal lawsuit filed in Boston alleges that the overcharges impacted six states and affected 14.7 million people. "During the cold winter months, Defendants’ conduct resulted in spot market natural gas prices that were nearly 70% higher than they otherwise would have been," charges the lawsuit.
Staff Report, Business Wire 11/16/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuits Challenging Indian Point Power Plant Closure Dropped
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Two New York lawsuits challenging the closure of the Indian Point power plant have been quietly dropped. The lawsuits were filed by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who lost re-election last week. The lawsuits were filed in May in an effort to force the state to undertake an environmental review before the Buchanan nuclear plant is shut down. However, Astorino, who is set to leave office at the end of the year, filed paperwork Thursday to discontinue both lawsuits.
Joseph Spector, LoHud.com 11/16/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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San Diego RV Law Discriminates Against Disabled Homeless, Says Lawsuit
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A lawsuit has been filed in San Diego which challenges a law that prevents homeless people from living and sleeping in recreational vehicles. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of nine disabled homeless men and women who allege they have no choice but to live in their RVs and park them on city streets. According to the plaintiffs, their disabilities leave them unable to afford rent and the city's homeless shelters do not accommodate their disabilities. The lawsuit was filed by the non-profit group Disability Rights California.
David Garrick, San Diego Union Tribune 11/16/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lawsuit Says N.J. School Board Elections Stacked Against Minorities
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A group of families from Ramapo, New Jersey, have filed a lawsuit alleging that school board elections are stacked against minorities. The parents allege in the lawsuit that the at-large voting system leads to an under-representation of minorities in the school system. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, asks that no more school board elections be held until a ward system made up of nine single-member districts is in place. The plaintiffs, seven black and Latino voters and the Spring Valley NAACP, have named the school board and state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia as defendants.
Kimberly Redmond, LoHud.com 11/16/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Precision Shooting Recalls Crossbows for Injury Hazard
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Precision Shooting has issued a recall on its archery crossbows due to an injury hazard posed to users. As stated in the recall, "The crossbows can fire or discharge unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders." About 17,000 of the crossbows are included in the recall and were available for purchase at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Kinsey's Archery and other archery and hunting sporting goods stores nationwide and online from October 2016 through August 2017. There have been six reports of the crossbow firing unexpectedly, but no injuries have been reported.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 11/16/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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