Tag Archives: lawsuits

No Prosecution For Wal-Mart Over Black Friday Death Stampede

After a security guard was trampled to death by an unruly mob stampeding the entrance of a Long Island Wal-Mart, many called for the criminal prosecution of the company for staging the pre-dawn “doorbuster” holiday sales event with little security. Yesterday the company evaded charges. Mega-retailer Wal-Mart will avoid criminal prosecution for its role in the fatal post- Thanksgiving Day …

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SunTrust Sues Pat Robertson For Millions Over Failed Oil Refinery

Anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson is being sued by SunTrust bank for $3.6M because he refuses to reimburse them for costs incurred when the bank backed his ill-fated purchase of a Los Angeles oil refinery. SunTrust said one of its predecessor banks, Richmond-based Crestar, provided a letter of credit to Golden West Refining Co. in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., in 1998 …

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Louisiana Couple Files Federal Suit Over Denial Of Marriage License

A gay couple in New Orleans is asking a federal judge to overturn that state’s ban on same-sex marriage after being denied a marriage license. Kristoffer Bonilla, 33, and John Thomas Wray, 18, are asking a federal judge to strike down the constitutional amendment, which lawmakers and voters overwhelmingly approved in 2004. The men filed the lawsuit against several state …

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E-Harmony’s “Shotgun Wedding” Launches

Last year a New Jersey man successfully sued Christian-run dating site E-Harmony under his state’s anti-discrimination laws. As part of their settlement, today the site launches their LGBT dating campaign. As of today, EHarmony comes out of the closet. The adamantly heterosexual dating website, which has accepted only male-female couples since its inception in 2000, is launching a gay matchmaking …

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Lawrence King’s Family Sues Everybody For Not Destroying His Gayness

The family of murdered gay teen Lawrence King has filed suit against just about everybody that ever knew him for not insisting that he “tone down” his feminine ways. Because that’s why he was murdered. Not because Brandon McInerney was a Nazi-obsessed skinhead wannabe who hated gays. The family of a gay teenager who was shot to death in class …

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HomoQuotable – Ron deHarte

“The mini-sized payout the jury awarded for emotional distress to the firefighters speaks volumes about the so-called notion that they endured severe or pervasive trauma while wearing earphones, sitting six feet off the ground inside a fire truck with the windows rolled up and a roaring diesel engine powering them along a one-mile parade route. This is the same parade …

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How To Become A Millionaire

Step 1: Get shitfaced.Step 2: Fall on tracks.Step 3: Lose leg to train.Step 4: Sue NYC.Step 5: Collect $2.3M.

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SD Firefighters Win Gay Pride Harassment Lawsuit But Get Tiny Settlement

San Diego firefighters have finally triumphed in their lawsuit against the city for being forced to work a gay pride parade, where they claim they were sexually harassed by attendees. But the four plaintiffs must share a meager $34,000 settlement. A jury found four San Diego firefighters who sued the city were sexually harassed after being ordered to participate in …

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NBA Star Sued For Gay Sexual Harassment And Racial Discrimination

New York Knicks star center Eddy Curry has been hit with a sexual harassment and racial discrimination suit by his former chauffeur. The stunning court papers claim Curry, a married father of three, repeatedly approached chauffeur David Kuchinsky “in the nude,” allegedly telling him, “Look at me, Dave, look” and “Come and touch it, Dave.” Curry also made Kuchinsky perform …

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The Unkindest Cut

A Jewish man in Queens is suing a European research group for libel because it incorrectly stated that he was uncircumcised. Angered over an online claim that he was not circumcised, a Queens man is suing a research group that mentioned the delicate subject on its Web site. John Singer, 49, is seeking unspecified damages for the allegedly libelous statement …

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