• ABCSuit: Aetna violated law with envelope revealing HIV status

    A Pennsylvania man is suing health insurer Aetna, saying his sister learned he was taking HIV medication after the company mailed him an envelope with a large, clear window that showed information on where to purchase the drugs. The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia is seeking class-action status. It says the 52-year-old man from suburban Philadelphia Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesBROWN: Who’s on first as lawsuit filed on behalf of tent city homeless

    It’s getting so that you can’t tell the players at a homeless rights rally without a scorecard.A group of activists filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the city of Chicago over its plans to remove homeless encampments from beneath two Lake Shore Drive viaducts slated for repair.This may ring a bell with some of you who will recall a column Read more...

  • Hartford CourantSuit: Aetna violated law with envelope revealing HIV status

    A Pennsylvania man is suing health insurer Aetna, saying his sister learned he was taking HIV medication after the company mailed him an envelope with a large, clear window that showed information on where to purchase the drugs.The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia is seeking class-action status.It says the 52-year-old man from suburban Philadelphia doesn’t have Read more...

  • TMZIn-N-Out Sues Smashburger for Playing 'Double-Double' Name Game

    In-N-Out is going all animal (style) on Smashburger for peddling a burger it considers triple the cheese, and double the theft … so In-N-Out’s suing. In-N-Out just filed suit against its burger rival for allegedly jacking their double-double, triple-triple and quad-quad concepts, and tweaked it with their own version — 3 cheese slices and 2 patties, or as they call it Read more...

  • BBC NewsRise in victims of uninsured drivers

    The body that compensates victims of uninsured drivers is facing its first rise in claims for more than a decade.The Motor Insurer’s Bureau, which acts on behalf of the industry, is looking at why they have increased.In the year to July, cases submitted to the MIB rose by almost 10% to about 12,000 after declining since 2004.This year, the MIB Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesFormer Illinois treasurer prevails in lawsuit tied to sex allegations

    A judge has ruled three former workers in the Illinois treasurer’s office didn’t prove their allegation in a lawsuit that they were fired after cooperating in a harassment investigation.In issuing his ruling Monday, Cook County Circuit Judge James Snyder said Patrick Carlson, George Daglas and Ashvin Lad didn’t prove Republican Dan Rutherford fired them in retaliation for corroborating another employee’s Read more...

  • ABCAPNewsBreak: Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law

    More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, says a government audit that faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring immediate notification. The Health and Human Services inspector general’s office was issuing an “early alert” Monday on its findings from a large sampling of Read more...

  • Voice of AmericaCanada: Next Few Weeks Crucial for Resolving Lumber Dispute With US

    Canada said on Thursday the next few weeks would be critical to determine whether it could resolve a lumber dispute with the United States and threatened again that it would start litigation if no deal were struck. The U.S. Commerce Department this year slapped anti-dumping duties on imports of Canadian softwood lumber after U.S. producers alleged much of the wood Read more...

  • The Wall Street JournalTwo Uber Investors Seek to Defend Former CEO in Legal Battle

    The legal feud between Uber Technologies Inc. shareholders intensified as two investors petitioned a court to back former chief executive Travis Kalanick against a rival firm’s campaign to oust him from the ride-hailing company’s board. The filing in the Delaware Chancery Court by Shervin Pishevar and Steve Russell on Thursday was in response to a lawsuit against Mr. Kalanick… Read Read more...

  • The ColumbianWoman files lawsuit, wants Orange off ballot

    A Vancouver woman has filed a lawsuit to have Port of Vancouver commissioner candidate Don Orange removed from the general election ballot. Carolyn Crain, a registered voter in the port’s Commissioner District 1, filed her complaint with Clark County Superior Court on Thursday. She alleges Orange doesn’t live in the port district and therefore isn’t eligible to be elected as Read more...