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…

UPS Driver Charged With Stealing Guns

     RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) – A United Parcel Service truck driver was arrested Friday on federal gun-trafficking charges, accused of stealing dozens of guns going through a UPS hub and selling them on the black market through …

No Damages for Tasered Paraplegic in Chicago

     CHICAGO (CN) – A Chicago man who became paraplegic after being Tasered by police and falling out a window cannot collect damages from the city, an Illinois appeals court ruled.     Jarvis Payne’s f…