The lawsuit by New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco calls on the Department of Defense to address a “clearly broken system” that allowed a former serviceman to buy a gun and kill 26 people in a Texas church in November. The gunman should have been disqualified from purchasing firearms, but the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the FBI.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer says the Chesapeake Apartments, plagued by violent crime for decades, are a serious threat to public safety. He is suing to prompt safety improvements, and he says the owner of the complex should be ordered to live there until the problems are resolved.
The Connecticut Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in the lawsuit against Remington by families of those killed by Adam Lanza in the 2012 school massacre. The plaintiffs’ attorney said, “It wasn’t just that [Remington] marketed the weapon looking for people with characteristics of Adam Lanza but that Adam Lanza heard the message.”
TIKD alleges in a lawsuit that it is being blocked from consulting on traffic-ticket cases by the Florida Bar Association and The Ticket Clinic, a law practice with 28 offices in Florida. Its legal foes counter that TIKD is practicing law without a license.
A lawsuit by Shari Webber-Dunn, a convicted murderer and practicing Thelemite, alleges that women prisoners in Kansas are subjected to endless Christian imagery and propaganda, including an 8-foot wooden cross, Christian-themed radio and TV broadcasts, and housing units plastered with proselytizing messages.
June Rodgers alleges that the state should be held responsible after her son was shot and killed in April by a convicted felon who had been released without bail a few days earlier following an arrest for illegally possessing a handgun.
Missouri joins a growing list of states that have sued pharmaceutical firms. State Attorney General Josh Hawley says their “campaign of fraud and deception” led to the opioid crisis. The suit names the pharmaceutical firms Endo, Purdue and Janssen.
Survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting last June charged in a federal lawsuit that Omar Mateen’s wife and the security firm where he worked knew that the mass killer was mentally unstable and potentially violent.