Tag Archives: litigation

“An Atheist In Our Country Is An Enemy”

Jeremy Hall, a soldier with no religious beliefs is suing the Department of Defense for discrimination based on his irreligion. He said “there is a pattern of discrimination against non-Christians in the military.”
Two years ago on Thanksgiving Day, after refusing to pray at his table, Hall said he was told to go sit somewhere else. […]

Suing OPEC

House passes bill to sue OPEC over oil prices “The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.” […] “‘This bill guarantees that oil prices will reflect […]

Cigarettes Are Evil

Some good (but not great) news: “A federal judge ruled yesterday that tobacco companies have violated civil racketeering laws, concluding that cigarette makers conspired for decades to deceive the public about the dangers of their product and ordering the companies to make landmark changes in the way cigarettes are marketed.” “But U.S. District Judge Gladys […]

Holding Politicians Accountable

Remember that raise PA legislators gave themselves? Well, Operation Clean Sweep Pennsylvania isn't the only group torqued by it. Common Cause Pennsylvania wants in on the butt-kicking. "A citizens lobby called Common Cause/Pennsylvania is considering a wide range of options, including a lawsuit and two pieces of legislation, to fight the pay raise that state […]

Nail ‘Em to the Wall

Justice! Judge awards $1 billion in spam lawsuit A federal judge has awarded an Internet service provider more than $1 billion in what is believed to be the largest judgment ever against spammers.