Salmonella

     HACKENSACK, N.J. – Raw Deal Inc. supplied black raspberry extract contaminated with salmonella, Naturex claims in Bergen County Court.

Rio Grande

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Army Corps Of Engineers’ poor management of the Rio Grande imperils the protected silvery minnow and the willow flycatcher, the Wildearth Guardians claims in Federal Court.

Bad Neighbor

     CHICAGO – In 22 lawsuits, homeowners claim A. Finkl & Sons’ new steelmaking plant on Chicago’s South Side has damaged their homes with “vibrations, banging and shaking,” affecting the foundations, windows and doors, in…

Fracking

     COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Army Corps of Engineers is illegally withholding documents on fracking in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, which covers one-fifth of Ohio, the Southeastern Ohio Alliance to Save Our Water …

Securities

     MANHATTAN – CitiGroup alternative-trading “business unit” LavaFlow will pay $5 million to settle SEC charges of failing to protect the confidential data of its subscribers.

Copyright

     MANHATTAN – Eric Johnson claims Walt Disney Co. and ABC News violated copyright on his photos of the late R&B star Aaliyah, in Federal Court.

Tech Patent

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Andrea Electronics claims Acer, Lenovo and Toshiba violate patent on a signal processing system that reduces interference, in separate lawsuits in Federal Court.

High-Tech Fishing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Johnson Outdoors claims Garmin International violates a patent on “side scan sonar technology” used to find fish, in Federal Court.

Lesbians Rule

LITTLE ROCK – Sherwood, Ark. fired an animal control officer after subjecting him to sexual harassment from its lesbian-controlled department, whose officers harassed him by, for example, leaving “printed materials on his desk that described the ‘o…

Left Hanging at Six Flags

     WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CN) – A man who hung upside down for 15 to 25 minutes when a Six Flags rollercoaster stopped in mid-ride claims in court that the amusement park should pay for his permanent injuries.   &nbsp…