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AG Rob Bonta Ruling Sends Fate of District 10 Back into Court’s Hands
June 30, 2022
California Attorney General Rob Bonta has re-opened the possibility of a lawsuit filed by Mark Ridley-Thomas supporters to sue over the selection of Herb Wesson as a temporary member of the Los Angeles City Council, throwing the status of Los Angeles’ 10th Council District back into question. ... read more »
City Officials Announce Settlement of LA Homelessness Lawsuit
April 7, 2022
The city of Los Angeles will spend up to $3 billion over the next five years to develop as many as 16,000 beds or housing units for the homeless, enough to accommodate 60% of the homeless population in each of the 15 City Council districts, under the terms of a settlement of a long-running lawsuit demanding solutions to the crisis. ... read more »
Judge Tosses LAPD Officers’ Suit Over COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
January 13, 2022
A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit brought by 13 Los Angeles Police Department officers challenging the city's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination ordinance for its employees, according to court papers obtained today. ... read more »
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Court Reaffirms There is NO “Dispute Who Actually Owns the Rose Bowl Game”
July 15, 2021
A federal judge today dismissed the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’® lawsuit against the City of Pasadena, noting that the city’s acknowledgment that the Tournament owns the Rose Bowl Game® trademark rendered much of the lawsuit moot. ... read more »
Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
One of Nielsen’s Top Black Executives Sues the Global Data and Measurement Corporation Charging Discrimination
November 19, 2020
For the past decade, Nielsen Holdings has produced a series of annual reports, Nielsen’s Diverse Intelligence Series, highlighting a comprehensive collection of insights and the buying power of U.S. multicultural consumers compiled from the company’s multiple measurement verticals, spanning from retail to entertainment. Cheryl Grace, Nielsen’s senior vice president of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, the founder of the series, has been the company’s spokesperson for the company’s campaign, particularly the report focused on African American consumers. ... read more »
Local Photographer, Haleigh Nickerson Sues Diesel And Terry Richardson For Stealing Her Work
November 19, 2020
The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges willful copyright infringement. ... read more »
Supreme Court Sides with Comcast in Discrimination Dispute Against Byron Allen
March 26, 2020
The lawsuit arose out of Comcast’s decision several years ago not to carry several Allen-owned television channels, such as Pets.TV and Recipe.TV. Comcast has argued its rejection of Allen’s channels was purely a business decision, reflecting what it viewed as the channels’ limited audience appeal. Allen then promptly filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast, alleging that the company’s refusal to contract with Allen’s company was racially motivated, in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. ... read more »
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MLK daughter slams Comcast over racial discrimination suit
November 14, 2019
King says if Comcast wins, “pivotal” anti-discrimination legislation could be compromised. ... read more »
Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Harvard in Affirmative Action Lawsuit
October 17, 2019
Harvard College’s lawsuit regarding the usage of race in admissions was upheld by federal judge Allison Burroughs Tuesday, Oct. 1. ... read more »
IMW Wins $887K Against Pasadena Unified School District
September 26, 2019
Another victory for prominent Los Angeles law firm Ivie, McNeil, Wyatt, Purcell & Diggs (IMW) came recently in a case against Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).  The firm obtained a jury verdict of more than $887,000 against PUSD on September 11, 2019, after a one-week trial in Van Nuys. The jurors voted 11-1 in favor of the plaintiff, who had been a 14-year old Pasadena High School student when she was pressured into consensual sex with another student by the school’s security guard. ... read more »
Bullied Employee Collects $1.58 Million From UC Regents
August 29, 2019
Former UCLA employee Nicole Birden said she feels “good about her victory” now that UC regents have been ordered to pay her $1.58 million, as compensation for her experience in what she and her attorney James DeSimone are calling a hostile and racist work environment. Birden, who is African American, said she was constantly bullied and called names including the N word during her work as a phlebotomist for UCLA. She was eventually terminated, she said, without ever having been written up or subject to any other disciplinary action. ... read more »
Lawsuits Show ‘Culture of Discrimination’ Inside LAWA Police Department
August 15, 2019
An African American police lieutenant with the Los Angeles World Airport Police Department said she is anxious about returning to work after a colleague and she filed discrimination lawsuits against the organization. ... read more »
City Sues FAA Over LAX Flight Plans
July 1, 2019
Accusing the FAA of persistently failing to address the negative impacts of overflights of aircraft headed to LAX, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today he is suing the agency, ... read more »
Harris, Colleagues Demand McDonald’s Improve Sexual Harassment Policies at Locations Across the Country
June 13, 2019
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday called on McDonald’s to improve its protections against sexual harassment at locations across the country and do more to address allegations of workplace harassment, abuse and retaliation suffered by McDonald’s workers. In a letter to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, the Senators emphasized how the updated company policies McDonald’s recently announced are insufficient if franchisees – who own the vast majority of McDonald’s locations – are not required to implement and enforce them. ... read more »
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