April 12, 2012

Felon suing state for lack of weight accommodation in Prison

A 400 pound man, Elias A. Diaz-55 years old, is a felon who spent eight months in jail, and is now claiming that he was given one set of street clothes and that the city did not accommodate for his weight. He alleges that the city did not find him clothes that fit, and is now suing the city for $1 million dollars in a federal lawsuit, for which $500,000 is sought for psychiatric treatment.
March 21, 2012

Tea Party Groups In Tennessee Demand Textbooks Overlook U.S. Founder’s Slave-Owning History

A group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee are pushing for a major overhaul in U.S. History textbooks.
March 21, 2012

Jimmy Fallon Slapped With Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

It has been reported Jimmy Fallon, late night talk show host, and NBC Universal are being sued for gender discrimination. According to the lawsuit filed by Paul Tarascio, Jimmy Fallon does not like working with men because he prefers to be told what to do by women.
January 16, 2012

Rick Santorum states that he would 'Invalidate' Gay Marriages

Rick Santorum, the Republican presidential candidate, recently spoke about his support for a federal ban on gay marriage. He stated that any current legal same sex marriages should be invalidated under a constitutional amendment.
November 3, 2011

Religious Discrimination Claimed Against Veterans Affairs Officials

In Houston, TX, a lawsuit has accused Veterans Affairs officials of religious discrimination. The lawsuit was filed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4, the American Legion Post 586 and the National Memorial Ladies. The lawsuit alleges the Houston National Cemetery for banning religious words such as “God” or “Jesus” and banning prayers at soldiers’ funerals.
September 30, 2011

New United Motors & Manufacturing, Inc. Settles $6 Million Lawsuit

In California, New United Motors & Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), California’s last auto plant, is settling a lawsuit for $6 million, to resolve a class action litigation after employees on medical leave were denied severance benefits. Workers told the EEOC they were physically capable of going to work during the severance period but they were denied.
September 21, 2011

Nivea Apologizes For Controversial Ad in Esquire

Skin care company Nivea has issued an apology for an advertisement that ran in Esquire magazine last month. The advertisement for Nivea for Men featured a clean-cut, African-American male holding what appeared to be a mask of a black man with an Afro hair style and a beard. The copy accompanying the ad read, “Look Like You Give a Damn. Re-civilize Yourself.”