Lawsuit http://wkms.org en Public School Teachers Mulling Pension Lawsuit Against Legislature http://wkms.org/post/public-school-teachers-mulling-pension-lawsuit-against-legislature <p>A group of Louisville teachers are planning to file a class-action lawsuit against the governor and leaders in the Kentucky General Assembly, claiming they violated the state's contract with teachers by deliberately underfunding teachers' retirement fund by billions of dollars.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:09:34 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40500 at http://wkms.org Public School Teachers Mulling Pension Lawsuit Against Legislature State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage http://wkms.org/post/state-defends-ban-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky&rsquo;s Attorney General&rsquo;s office said the state&#39;s same-sex marriage ban should stand, but that overturning it would grant gay couples the same legal protections as straight couples. &nbsp;</p><p>The state made its defense of the ban today in response to a lawsuit brought by Gregory Bourke and Michael De Leon of Louisville, who were married in Canada nine years ago. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Assistant Attorney General Clay Barkley asked the judge to dismiss the case saying the men lack standing to challenge the law. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:08:00 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35389 at http://wkms.org State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Tennessee Interim DCS Head Faces Legislators http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-interim-dcs-head-faces-legislators <p>The temporary head Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services says he will turn things around, even with the title of “interim.” Jim Henry replaces former DCS Commissioner Kate O’Day who resigned yesterday just 24 hours before she was to testify in front of the legislature about unreported child deaths. Commissioner O’Day was criticized for not being accessible, but Henry says he plans to meet with child advocacy groups immediately.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:40:23 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 27736 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Interim DCS Head Faces Legislators Widow of Fort Campbell Soldier Sues Fox and National Geographic http://wkms.org/post/widow-fort-campbell-soldier-sues-fox-and-national-geographic <p></p><p>The widow of a Fort Campbell soldier killed in a blast in Afghanistan is suing the National Geographic Society and Fox Cable Networks for airing images of her family in a documentary about a combat hospital. Donnice Roberts filed the lawsuit this month in federal court in Texas. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:19:05 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24441 at http://wkms.org Widow of Fort Campbell Soldier Sues Fox and National Geographic Long Legal Battle Likely in Store for Chuck Jones in Copyright Infringement Case http://wkms.org/post/long-legal-battle-likely-store-chuck-jones-copyright-infringement-case <p></p><p>Murray Businessman Chuck Jones could be in for a long, and expensive, legal battle with textbook publishers McGraw Hill and Pearson Education according to one attorney. Karl Means is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group for the Shulman Rogers law firm in Potomac, Maryland. Means says the <a href="http://wkms.org/post/lawsuit-filed-against-chuck-jones-alleges-counterfeiting-textbooks?nopop=1">restraining order requested</a> last Thursday is likely just the first piece of litigation Jones will face. He also says criminal charges, while uncommon, are still possible for Jones. Listen to the interview with Means by clicking "Listen" above.&nbsp;Means does not represent anyone involved in the lawsuits.</p><p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:39:51 +0000 Shelly Baskin 22595 at http://wkms.org Long Legal Battle Likely in Store for Chuck Jones in Copyright Infringement Case Lawsuit Filed Against Chuck Jones Alleges Counterfeiting Textbooks http://wkms.org/post/lawsuit-filed-against-chuck-jones-alleges-counterfeiting-textbooks <p>A lawsuit filed in US District court against Murray businessman Chuck Jones and several of his associates and businesses alleges Jones used companies he owned to infringe the copyrights of several textbook publishers.</p><p>McGraw-Hill and Pearson Educations allege Jones and his associates produced counterfeit covers for international editions of their textbooks, allowing him to sell and rent them as US editions for a significant profit.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:27:30 +0000 Shelly Baskin 22465 at http://wkms.org Lawsuit Filed Against Chuck Jones Alleges Counterfeiting Textbooks CBR Files Restraining Order against Owner Chuck Jones http://wkms.org/post/cbr-files-restraining-order-against-owner-chuck-jones <p>College Book Rental Company, a company owned and until recently, managed by Murray businessman Chuck Jones has filed a restraining order against Jones. In late August, <a href="http://wkms.org/post/murrays-chuck-jones-leaves-leadership-his-companies-consultant-place">Jones relinquished control of the company</a> to Nashville based consultant Myles MacDonald as part of a settlement with his business partner.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:45:27 +0000 Shelly Baskin & Whitney Jones 22385 at http://wkms.org CBR Files Restraining Order against Owner Chuck Jones Environmental Groups File Suit to Expand EPA Air Pollution Rules http://wkms.org/post/environmental-groups-file-suit-expand-epa-air-pollution-rules <p>Environmental groups have filed suit in federal court in an effort to get the Environmental Protection Agency to stiffen rules regulating air pollution. The EPA finalized the Cross-State Air Pollution rule last summer, to crack down on several states&mdash;including Kentucky&mdash;that both send pollution across state lines and are affected by pollution from other states. That rule has been challenged by several states and industry groups, and is held up in court. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:48:23 +0000 Erica Peterson 20381 at http://wkms.org Environmental Groups File Suit to Expand EPA Air Pollution Rules Bowling Green Businessman Awarded Almost $1M in Lawsuit Against City http://wkms.org/post/bowling-green-businessman-awarded-almost-1m-lawsuit-against-city <p>A southern Kentucky businessman has been awarded nearly $1 million after a jury found the city of Bowling Green and a city electrical inspector were negligent in handling a long-term power outage at the man&#39;s store. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:07:15 +0000 the associated press 18491 at http://wkms.org Bowling Green Businessman Awarded Almost $1M in Lawsuit Against City