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Lawsuit Against Peoria's Mayor, Who Raided a House Over a Parody Twitter Account

Friday, June 13, 2014

Last year, 29-year-old Jon Daniel created @peoriamayor, a twitter account that parodied Mayor Jim Ardis as a foul-mouthed, booze swilling, drug taking buffoon with a predilection for prostitutes. It was a sloppily written, immature joke, featuring tweets like "...Who stole my crackpipe?" and "If you don't like Peoria and u wanna sit here and bitch about den leave." Daniel says it was meant as a joke for his friends.

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The Takeaway

'X-Men' & Out-of-Control Hollywood Culture

Friday, April 25, 2014

Director Bryan Singer has a new X-Men movie out soon, but the probable blockbuster will now be marred by controversy. Last week, a man sued Singer, alleging that  the director and other men repeatedly assaulted him as a teenager.

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WNYC News

NJ Muslim Community Upset by Surveillance Ruling

Friday, February 21, 2014

WNYC

The ruling that it was not unconstitutional for the NYPD to spy on Muslims in New Jersey has some in the Muslim community feeling uncomfortable.

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Schoolbook

Judge Stalls Efforts to Identify Person Behind Leaked School Assessments

Thursday, December 05, 2013

WNYC

An Essex County Superior Court Judge in New Jersey has temporarily stalled efforts by the Montclair Board of Education to identify the person who leaked more than a dozen school tests days before students were scheduled to take them.

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New Jersey News

Lawsuit: Taxpayer Dollars for Religious Schools

Monday, June 24, 2013

WNYC

The New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today challenging the state’s decision to award more than $11 million in taxpayer funds to two religious schools.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Confidentiality Provisions and Sexual Harassment Settlements

Thursday, November 03, 2011

CUNY Law Professor Rick Rossein talks about sexual harassment settlements in light of the accusations against Herman Cain from his days as head of the National Restaurant Association. 

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WNYC News

Wrongful Death Suits Continue to Hit City After Blizzard Clean-Up

Monday, March 07, 2011

Spring is just around the corner, but the fallout from the city's sluggish response to last December's blizzard may be just beginning.

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The Takeaway

Can You Sue A 4 Year Old? Only in New York...

Friday, October 29, 2010

A New York judge ruled that a four year old girl can be sued for negligence. In April 2009, four year old Juliet Breitman was riding her bike with a friend on a Manhattan sidewalk when she ran down an 87 year old woman named Claire Menagh, who fell and broke her hip. Menagh died several months later of unrelated causes. Justice Paul Wooten of State Supreme Court in Manhattan did not find Juliet liable, but ruled to allow the lawsuit to move forward. Alan Feuer has been following the story for The New York Times.

[CORRECTION: an earlier edition of this story said that Menagh "later died of the injuries she sustained." According to the Times, Menagh's death came months later and of causes unrelated to injuries from the accident. -Eds.]

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