Mercedes-Benz

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Mercedes-Benz seat heaters in model years 2000-2014 may spark, overheat and catch fire, a class action claims in Federal Court.
  December 19, 2014  

Tech Patents

Tech Patents MARSHALL, Texas - Dynamic Hosting Co. claims Microsoft, Sony, Samsung, Motorola and 21 others violate patents, including one on an "Internet message communicator with direct output to a hard copy device," in 24 federal complaints.
  December 19, 2014  

Police seeking info on Monday bank robbery

Police seeking info on Monday bank robbery Police seeking info on Monday bank robberyMansfield News JournalPolice responded to an aggravated robbery at Richland Bank, 460 W. Cook Road. Two suspects entered the parking lot in a burgundy Saturn four-door with no front plate. They entered the bank just before closing. They produced firearms and proceeded to ...
  December 19, 2014  

NAACP Sues Ferguson School District

NAACP Sues Ferguson School District ST. LOUIS (CN) - The Ferguson, Mo. school district's at-large system for school board elections discriminates against black voters, the NAACP claims in Federal Court.     The Missouri conference of the NAACP and three members sued the Ferguson-Florissant School District and the St. Louis County Board of Elections Commissioners on Thursday, claiming the at-large election system violates the federal Voting Rights Act by diluting African-American voting strength. &n...
  December 19, 2014  

Sailor Sues Winning America’s Cup Team

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A sailor on Oracle Racing's winning America's Cup team claims in court that he had to shell out $68,000 for a lawyer to fight charges that he tweaked the rules by adding extra weight to a sailboat.     Matthew Mitchell sued Oracle Racing Inc. on Wednesday in Superior Court.     Mitchell claims his employer told him to add the weight, so the employer should foot his legal bills.   &...
  December 19, 2014  

Info Demanded on DHS & ICE Record-Sharing

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Immigration attorneys sued the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records on their information-sharing, claiming it could hinder a California law allowing undocumented people to get driver's licenses.     The National Immigration Law Center sued the two government agencies on Thursday in Federal Court.     It claims the DHS and ICE have not responded to its April 24 Freedom of Inform...
  December 19, 2014  

Missouri Sues Cities for ‘Predatory’ Tickets

ST. LOUIS (CN) - Missouri's attorney general on Thursday sued 13 St. Louis County cities for alleged "predatory traffic ticketing" in their municipal courts.     Attorney General Chris Koster said the municipalities violate the Macks Creek law.     The law states that no municipality may receive more than 30 percent of its annual revenue from fines, and that court costs for traffic violations and fines in excess of 30 percent must be turned o...
  December 19, 2014  

Alarming Complaint About Aircraft Parts

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - Aircraft parts supplier Ameri-King ordered workers to scrub off "Made in China" labels and replace them with "Made in USA" labels, and sold repaired parts as new, a fired worker claims in court.     Hoang Nguyen sued Ameri-King on Dec. 16 in Orange County Court. Nguyen claims that in his 8 years working the assembly line for the Huntington Beach-based company he saw practices that could endanger the lives of commercial airline passengers.&nbs...
  December 19, 2014  

Records Sought on FBI Probe of L.A. Jails

(CN) - A Los Angeles group that runs a public affairs show sued the Department of Justice for records on the FBI's investigation of brutality and corruption in Los Angeles County jails.     The American Association of Women, based in Marina del Rey, runs the "Full Disclosure Network" TV show. It sued the Justice Department on Wednesday under the Freedom of Information Act, in District of Columbia Federal Court.     The Los Angeles Times repor...
  December 19, 2014  

Steve Jobs Deposition Kept Under Wraps

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - The public will not get a chance to see a videotaped deposition of Steve Jobs, taken for an antitrust lawsuit six months before the co-founder of Apple computer died.     U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who presided over a recently closed Apple antitrust lawsuit , denied media requests for the tape that was played during the trial.     The class action accused the tech giant of mono...
  December 19, 2014