In 2014, a man smuggled six high-powered weapons into the same casino hotel that Stephen Paddock used as a venue for the most deadly mass shooting in US history. Victims argue in lawsuits against the casino owner that the earlier case shows that the hotel did not do enough to prevent guests from bringing in an arsenal.
A lawsuit between the gun group and an insurance broker claims that the NRA’s “overtly political and inflammatory approach” and “provocative public stances” led to heightened government scrutiny that spoiled a lucrative source of income.
The lawsuit argues against “expedited removal” policies instituted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that remove asylum protections for victims of domestic and gang violence. “This is a naked attempt by the Trump administration to eviscerate our country’s asylum protections,” said an ACLU official.
The suit by several subordinates accuses State Police Chief Pete Kassetas of “blatant, ongoing and systematic discrimination” against officers based on gender and sexual orientation. The governor’s office called the allegations “ridiculous.”
In a stunning rebuke of a sitting president, the New York State attorney general’s lawsuit accuses Trump’s charity and his family of sweeping violations of campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign. The suit seeks to shutter the foundation and bar Trump and three of his children from serving on the boards of nonprofits.
The federal lawsuit alleges that the use of sound cannons by the NYPD against protesters constitutes excessive force. Police claimed immunity, but the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the case can proceed to trial.
The InfoWars conspiracy theorist has repeatedly proclaimed the bizarre falsehood that the 2012 mass shooting that killed 20 first graders and six adults in Newtown, Conn., was an elaborate hoax invented by government-backed “gun grabbers.” In three separate lawsuits, the families of eight victims as well as an FBI agent seek damages for defamation.
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.”