Hot Docs: Carnival sued over Costa Concordia disaster for $460 million

Feb 2, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Costa Cruise Lines and its parent Carnival are facing a lawsuit over the Costa Concordia disaster from six of the ship’s passengers. Claimed damages are $460 million

Hot Docs: Supreme Court says states can’t ban downer animal slaughter

Jan 26, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal law preempted California’s own laws banning the slaughter and sale of downer livestock animals.

Hot Docs: Group challenges state-sponsored “Day of Prayer” in Arizona

Jan 19, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The group Freedom From Religion Foundation is challenging the legality of Arizona Governor Brewer’s “Arizona Day of Prayer” proclamations, claiming violations of the state constitution.

Hot Docs: Appeals court upholds wiretap immunity for telecom companies

Jan 12, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld immunity granted to telecommunications companies for their assisting the federal government in warrantless monitoring of phone and email lines

Hot Docs: Montana Supreme Court rejects Citizens United

Jan 5, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Montana Supreme Court recently upheld corporate limitations on campaign spending, seemingly in opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

Hot Docs: Civil rights group challenges animal terrorism law

Dec 29, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

A civil rights group is challenging the constitutionality of 2006’s Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, claiming it is overbroad, vague, and a content-based restriction.

Hot Docs: Walgreens sued over lead and arsenic in juice

Dec 22, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Coming on the heels of a Consumer Reports study, a California man is suing Walgreens for the lead and arsenic content of their grape and apple juice.

Hot Docs: Teacher spiked student’s drink with hot sauce, lawsuit claims

Dec 15, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

According to a new lawsuit, a Florida teacher intentionally spiked a can of soda that she knew a student was going to drink from, intending to “teach him a lesson.”

Hot Docs: Mobile software maker sued for logging keystrokes, texts

Dec 8, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Carrier IQ is facing class action lawsuits for creating software used on mobile devices to log keystrokes, web history, numbers dials, texts, and much more

Hot Docs: Judge rules “Occupy Minneapolis” can’t sleep in city square

Dec 1, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

A judge partly granted an injunction requested by Occupy Minneapolis, holding that the city can’t ban putting up signs, but it could stop sleeping in the plaza.

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