Lawsuit

Education
7:09 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Public School Teachers Mulling Pension Lawsuit Against Legislature

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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.

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Government
12:08 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

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  Kentucky’s Attorney General’s office said the state's same-sex marriage ban should stand, but that overturning it would grant gay couples the same legal protections as straight couples.  

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.  Assistant Attorney General Clay Barkley asked the judge to dismiss the case saying the men lack standing to challenge the law.  

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Politics
3:40 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Tennessee Interim DCS Head Faces Legislators

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. 

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Society
8:19 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Widow of Fort Campbell Soldier Sues Fox and National Geographic

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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.

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Developing: Chuck Jones Lawsuit
3:39 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Long Legal Battle Likely in Store for Chuck Jones in Copyright Infringement Case

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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 restraining order requested 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. Means does not represent anyone involved in the lawsuits.

Chuck Jones Lawsuit
4:27 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Lawsuit Filed Against Chuck Jones Alleges Counterfeiting Textbooks

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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.

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.

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Developing
2:45 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

CBR Files Restraining Order against Owner Chuck Jones

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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, Jones relinquished control of the company to Nashville based consultant Myles MacDonald as part of a settlement with his business partner.

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Environment
2:48 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Environmental Groups File Suit to Expand EPA Air Pollution Rules

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—including Kentucky—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.

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Business
8:07 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Bowling Green Businessman Awarded Almost $1M in Lawsuit Against City

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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's store.

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