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Gay Student Sues China Over Textbooks

A Chinese student is suing her government over medical textbooks that classify homosexuality as a mental disorder that can be cured through shock therapy. Twenty-year-old Qui Bai—whose family turned away from her when they found out she was gay—was looking for answers about her sexuality two years ago...

AstraZeneca Sues Generic Indian Pharm for Its Purple Pills

AstraZenaca, the makers of the acid reflux pill Nexium, successfully secured an injunction against the generic pharm company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories for the latter's use of the color purple in packing its pills, according to the New Jersey Law Journal. The two companies have been duking it out in......

ACLU Sues Over Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act isn't even law yet, but it's already causing lawsuits. CISA, recently passed in the Senate and one of a trio of proposed cybersecurity laws, encourages companies to share cybersecurity information with the government. The law has been decried as a cybersurveillance measure, not a......

Temp Workers Can Sue for Discrimination ... Maybe

The battle over workers' rights and employers' desire to conduct business lawsuit-free turned another page recently. In Faush v. Tuesday Morning. Inc,The Third Circuit overturned a grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant temp-employer, remanding the case back to the lower court for further findings. The language applied......

Journalists, protesters sue police over clash at Black Lives march in Berkeley

1 hour agoHealth : Booster Shots

A group of journalists and demonstrators has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Berkeley and Hayward police departments of civil rights violations and the excessive use of force during a protest last December. Berkeley police clubbed protesters, some from behind, and gassed others during the...

Early-Bird Special: 10 Productivity Apps for Mac for 92% Off

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

These 10 productivity-boosting apps for Mac, however, definitely do—especially since you can score them for a whopping 92% off at The Mary Sue Shop.

10Qs: Actor Brock Ciarlelli Discusses Coming Out on The Middle & Why Karen Walker Is His Spirit Animal

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

Brock Ciarlelli is in his seventh season of playing Brad Bottig on the popular sitcom The Middle. While Brad has had plenty of important storylines over the years, after he came out to his friend (and former girlfriend) Sue Heck (Eden...Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Over Syrian Refugee Ban

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), challenging his efforts to block Syrian refugees from resettling within his state’s borders. “This lawsuit is calling out Governor...Show More Summary

It’s 2015. Why Can’t Supergirl Wear a Skirt?

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

If you’re like me and the rest of The Mary Sue crew, you’re really enjoying CBS’ Supergirl. Finally, TV networks have figured out what women want, and it’s superheroes who like to hit things and save the world while also talking about the patriarchy. Show More Summary

Atheists Threaten Calif. City With Lawsuit for Holding Prayer After Shooting of 6-Y-O Girl

An atheist group is threatening to sue a California town for hosting a 12-hour prayer rally on the steps of city hall the day after a 6-year-old girl was shot last week.

Muslim Clock Nerd Ahmed Mohamed Gonna Sue Bejesus Out Of Bigot Texas Town

In a development we’ve only been anticipating since Day One, the family of Ahmed Mohamed is threatening to sue over a September incident in which the 14-year-old was arrested after he brought a home-rebuilt alarm clock to school in Irving, Texas. The family’s attorneys have sent letters to the school district and city asking for a

Interview: The Legend of Wonder Woman Writer Renae De Liz — Plus, Exclusive Art From Chapter Three!

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The Mary Sue spoke to Renae De Liz, writer and penciller for The Legend of Wonder Woman, about her creative process in crafting a coming-of-age story about Diana of Themyscira. Here's what De Liz had to say about her work on this series, for which Ray Dillon also provided ink and colors. Show More Summary

Jameis Winston’s Threat Against CNN Shows Pattern of Defamation Suits in Assault Cases

A letter from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston's lawyer to CNN threatening to sue if the network broadcasted the documentary film The Hunting Ground is the latest action in a series of high-profile sexual assault cases...Show More Summary

Must Read: Edie Parker Sues Copycat Brand, Alessandro Michele for Gucci Won't Go on Sale

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Tuesday.Edie Parker sues Box BagEdie Parker is suing handbag company Box Bag and its agent Beth Smolen for federal trademark infringement, unfair competition, trade dress infringement and copyright infringement. The New York-based label, which... Continue reading

WTO rules against US dolphin-safe tuna labels because they're unfair to Mexican fisheries

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The barb in trade agreements' tail is the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system, which lets companies sue governments to repeal rules that interfere with their profitability. It's let tobacco giants fight anti-smoking campaigns, and now it's letting fisheries attack rules aimed at preventing the wholesale slaughter of dolphins. (more…)

City sues 2 South L.A. property owners in an effort to curb gang violence

Frustrated by rising gang violence at two South Los Angeles residential complexes, the city of Los Angeles has filed lawsuits to force the property owners to take steps to deter criminal behavior. City Atty. Mike Feuer has filed a pair of nuisance abatement lawsuits against the owners of a 36-unit...

Texas Planned Parenthood Affiliates Sue to Reinstate Medicaid Funding

The lawsuit filed in federal court Monday claims anti-abortion lawmakers in Texas are playing political games with family planning funding. Again. Image: Shutterstock The post Texas Planned Parenthood Affiliates Sue to Reinstate Medicaid Funding appeared first on RH Reality Check.

ACLU sues Indiana governor Mike Pence for refusing to resettle Syrian refugees

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday sued Indiana Governor Mike Pence over his refusal to allow refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war to resettle in the state, saying his position violates federal authority and the U.S. Constitution. Pence is one of more than 25 U.S. governors, mostly...

BOSSIP Exclusive: Rich Homie Quan’s Old Record Label Sues To Block Rapper From Releasing Music Without Permission

10 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Think It’s A Game Ent. Sued Rich Homie Quan For Signing Deals Behind Its Back Rich Homie Quan’s old record label is pissed off that the rapper has been doing business deals on the low – and has sued the

German publishing giant sues dev behind iOS 9 ad blocker

10 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Begun, the iOS 9 ad blockers legal wars has. Germany’s Axel Springer, a company which owns major newspapers like Bild and Die Welt, is trying to sue the developers behind Blockr, an ad blocker for iOS 9. The move comes through Axel Springer sub-company WeltN24, which aims to stop development of Blockr, as well as […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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