Cholera ‘Forever Destroyed’ U.N.’s Image in Haiti, Ban Ki-moon Says

In a memoir, the former secretary general said the United Nations should have done far more to combat a cholera scourge traced to peacekeepers. But he also criticized Haitian leaders.

#ban-ki-moon, #cholera, #compensation-for-damages-law, #earthquakes, #haiti, #preval-rene, #united-nations

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Tulsa Massacre Survivors Testify to Congress

The three known survivors, who were all children in 1921, offered their firsthand accounts of the race massacre at a hearing in Washington.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #race-and-ethnicity, #randle-lessie-benningfield, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Banks Fight $4 Billion Debt Relief Plan for Black Farmers

Lenders are pressuring the Agriculture Department to give them more money, saying quick repayments will cut into profits.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #american-bankers-assn, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #credit-and-debt, #discrimination, #independent-community-bankers-of-america, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #minorities, #national-rural-lenders-association, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

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Cleared of Murder, Brothers Are Awarded $75 Million

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, half brothers with intellectual disabilities, spent three decades in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl before DNA evidence implicated someone else.

#artis-roscoe, #brown-leon, #capital-punishment, #compensation-for-damages-law, #confessions, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #forensic-science, #intellectual-disabilities, #mccollum-henry-lee, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-carolina, #north-carolina-innocence-inquiry-commission, #robeson-county-nc, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Workers at Exclusive Montana Resort Reach $1 Million Wage Settlement

A group of guest workers from Jamaica had accused the Yellowstone Club and Hospitality Staffing Solutions of shortchanging their wages and tips.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #skiing, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #visas, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #yellowstone-club

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Fyre Festival Ticket Holders Win $7,220 Each in Class-Action Settlement

Nearly four years after the infamous festival stranded thousands of attendees in the Bahamas, 277 ticket holders learned they will receive payouts, pending approval.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #festivals, #frauds-and-swindling, #fyre-media-inc, #ja-rule, #mcfarland-billy-1991, #music, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Jacob Blake Sues Police Officer Who Shot Him

Mr. Blake, a Wisconsin man who was partially paralyzed in the encounter last year, did not “initiate any type of physical confrontation” with the police, according to a federal lawsuit.

#black-people, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #compensation-for-damages-law, #justice-department, #kenosha-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sheskey-rusten-kenosha-wis-police-officer, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #ku-klux-klan, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Prosecutor Says Executors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate Enabled His Abuse

The attorney general of the Virgin Islands said two longtime associates of Mr. Epstein’s were “captains” of his criminal enterprise and should not be in charge of his estate.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #compensation-for-damages-law, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #george-denise-n, #human-trafficking, #indyke-darren, #kahn-richard, #sex-crimes, #southern-trust-co

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The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

#cable-television, #compensation-for-damages-law, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Rich Hospitals Profit From Patients in Car Crashes

Hospitals use century-old lien laws to bypass insurers and charge patients, especially poorer ones, the full amount.

#community-health-systems-inc, #compensation-for-damages-law, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #medicaid, #parkview-health, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-mary-hospital-fredericksburg-va, #wellstar-health-system

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Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement

Some 40 women will participate in the bankruptcy court agreement, though others who have sued Mr. Weinstein and accused him of sexual abuse have objected to the terms and are considering an appeal.

#metoo-movement, #bankruptcies, #compensation-for-damages-law, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weinstein-co, #weinstein-harvey, #weinstein-bob, #women-and-girls

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Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’

More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening?

#augusta-ga, #compensation-for-damages-law, #death-and-dying, #elderly, #helena-mont, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #malpractice, #new-rochelle-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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U.S. Figure Skating to Pay $1.45 Million to Ex-Skater Who Says He Was Abused

Adam Schmidt had accused U.S. Figure Skating, the sport’s national governing body, of failing to protect him from sexual abuse by Richard Callaghan, a once-prominent coach of Olympians.

#callaghan-richard, #compensation-for-damages-law, #figure-skating, #maurizi-craig, #olympic-games, #schmidt-adam-1985, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-figure-skating-assn

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Trump Campaign Settles With Artist Who Said He Was Assaulted

Rod Webber, a Boston artist with a provocative streak, is to receive $20,000 from the campaign, which admitted no wrongdoing.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #assaults, #compensation-for-damages-law, #manchester-nh, #new-hampshire, #rochester-nh, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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Jeffrey Epstein Victim Fund Gets More Claims Than Expected

A victim compensation fund has already paid out millions of dollars, with more claims expected to be approved in the coming weeks.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #compensation-for-damages-law, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

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Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Role in Opioid Crisis

The admission in federal court brought a formal end to a major investigation that resulted in a multibillion-dollar settlement between the drug maker and the government.

#bankruptcies, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #compensation-for-damages-law, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fines-penalties, #justice-department, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #practice-fusion-inc, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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$73 Million Settlement Is Reached in Sex Abuse Suit Involving U.C.L.A. Gynecologist

More than 5,500 women were included in a class-action suit against Dr. James Heaps, who is still facing 20 felony counts of sexual assault. He has pleaded not guilty.

#colleges-and-universities, #compensation-for-damages-law, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #heaps-james, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tyndall-george, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-los-angeles

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Artists Have Final Victory in a Case of Destroyed Graffiti

The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case of a New York City developer who painted over murals in 2013 cements a ruling that awarded $6.75 million to the artists.

#5pointz-arts-center, #art, #block-frederic-l, #compensation-for-damages-law, #decisions-and-verdicts, #fines-penalties, #gm-realty-lp, #graffiti, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #murals, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #supreme-court-us, #wolkoff-jerry

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‘Fifth Girl’ in 1963 Church Bombing Gets an Apology From Alabama’s Governor

Gov. Kay Ivey offered to have state officials meet with lawyers for a maimed survivor of an infamous racist attack in Birmingham to discuss restitution for an “egregious injustice.”

#apologies, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #ivey-kay, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #rudolph-sarah-collins

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