Charter Schools Want More Money From D.C.

     WASHINGTON (CN) – Charter schools sued the District of Columbia on Wednesday, claiming the District underfunds charter schools that serve 37,000 of the District’s children.     The DC Association o…

VA Hospital

DETROIT – A doctor claims in Federal Court that she was sexually harassed and sexually assaulted by another doctor in the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and that he pleaded guilty to it.

Shareholder Class Action

LAS VEGAS – Galectin Therapeutics and its top three officers used stock promoters to inflate its share price and the price fell from $14.54 to $5.70 in a day when the truth came out, shareholders claim in Federal Court.

Ponzi Scheme

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Edwin A. Vasquez and Vasquez Global Investments, of Arden, N.C., swiped $332,000 from clients in a commodities pool Vasquez ran “in the manner of a Ponzi scheme,” the Commodity Futures Trading Commission claims in Federal Court.

$27 Million Award Against McDonald’s

     RYAN, Texas (CN) – A Texas jury ordered McDonald’s to pay $27 million to the families of two college students who were killed in an automobile collision after one was severely beaten in the restaurant’s parking lot. &…

Pop Artist’s Foundation Sues Hotel Chelsea

MANHATTAN (CN) – Late pop artist Larry Rivers’ foundation claims in court that the new owners of New York’s storied Hotel Chelsea swiped his “Dutch Masters” painting that was on loan in the lobby – not a donation.     The L…

Nanny-Screener Failed Miserably, Parents Say

KENOSHA, Wisc. (CN) – A child-care screening service recommended a nanny who had a “history of alcohol and violence,” and she got drunk on the job and killed a 3-month-old baby, the parents claim in court.     Defendant Sar…

Sarbanes-Oxley Enforcement Actions

WASHINGTON – The SEC on Wednesday announced enforcement actions against the CEO and former CFO of Florida-based QSGI, a computer equipment company, for Sarbanes-Oxley violations.     CEO Marc Sherman will fight the charges.&…

Gang Sweep Rounds up 17 in El Monte

LOS ANGELES (CN) – Seventeen alleged “members and associates” of an L.A. street gang were arrested Wednesday on a 62-count indictment that accuses them of drug dealing, robbery, burglary, carjacking, witness intimidation, kidnapping, gun dealing, c…

Permit Needed to Cover a Forest Fire?

WASHINGTON (CN) – A proposed federal law that would force journalists to get a permit before reporting from public lands appears to have been killed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – killed by partisan bickering, not by First Amendment concern…