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Appeals Court Sides With Boeing in Whistleblower Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has sided with Boeing and one of its suppliers in the whistleblower lawsuit brought by three ex-workers at the aircraft manufacturer’s former plant in Wichita. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed on Monday with a federal judge’s decision that the former workers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion…

Alabama Joins Suit Over Transgender Restroom Policy

Alabama and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Wednesday also includes Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that…

Kanye West Sued by Hungarian Musician Over ‘New Slaves’ Song

Kanye West is being sued in New York City by a Hungarian musician who says West sampled his song without permission. Gabor Presser says West’s 2013 album “Yeezus” contains a song called “New Slaves” that sampled a song Presser wrote in 1969. Presser’s lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court. It says one-third of “New Slaves” includes a song Presser…

Gov. Bentley Looks to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Spencer Collier

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is looking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former law enforcement secretary Spencer Collier. Bentley’s attorneys said in a motion filed Monday that claims Collier makes in his complaint are vague and should be dismissed or clarified. Bentley fired Collier in March and said an internal review found possible misuse of state funds within the Alabama…

Alabama Education Association Files Lawsuit over “Secret Meeting”

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) is filing a lawsuit against the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP). In the suit, the AEA claims PEEHIP held a “secret meeting” to increase the healthcare premiums of teachers across the state. This increase would offset most, if not all, of the four percent pay raise the State Legislature approved for teachers in the…

Trump University Lawsuit Headed to New York’s Highest Court

New York’s highest court is expected to decide next year whether to dismiss a fraud lawsuit against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over his former school for real estate investors. The midlevel Appellate Division in March rejected Trump’s request to dismiss the 2013 lawsuit. That court has now granted The Trump Entrepreneur Initiative’s request to file a further appeal….

AEA Files Lawsuit over Health Premium Increase

The Alabama Education Association has filed suit against the state teacher’s insurance board over what AEA attorneys say is a violation of the Open Meetings Act. AEA on Tuesday filed the suit, seeking to invalidate premium increases the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Program board voted on in April. The premiums are set to increase on October 1. Board members…

Gov. Bentley and AG Strange Face Lawsuits over Minimum Wage Law

The Alabama NAACP, low wage workers and advocates are suing the state’s governor and attorney general over a law that blocked a planned minimum wage increase in Birmingham. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court Thursday and lists Gov. Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange as defendants. Bentley in February signed a law requiring a uniform minimum wage…

Car into Alabama Store = Lawsuit

Woman sues Dollar General.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama woman is suing Dollar General saying she was injured when a car crashed inside one of its stores. News outlets report that 53-year-old Deborah Renae Gilliam filed a civil lawsuit Monday in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court. It says Gilliam was shopping March 14 at a Dollar General store in Northport when a driver smashed…

Alabama Supreme Court Overturns $12.6 Million Lawsuit

The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a $12.6 million judgment in a lawsuit resulting from a workplace accident. The justices sided with Dothan-based South Alabama Brick Co. in a decision released Friday. A Mobile County court returned the judgment against South Alabama Brick after a worker, Benito Perez, fell through a skylight while working on the roof of a company…