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Suit: Man Rendered Impotent After NY Jail Doctors Ignored 6-Day Erection

A former inmate at the Manhattan Detention Complex claims in a lawsuit that damage sustained to his penis from a six-day erection that went untreated while he was in custody has left him permanently impotent. Rodney Cotton had been taking Risperdal—an antidepressant that is known to cause painful and prolonged erections known as priapism.

Cotton, who was locked up after a parole violation in 2011, told DNAinfo that he saw two doctors who both simply gave him Tylenol and ice packs before he was taken to Bellevue Hospital and given surgery, four days after he initially made a complaint. One of the doctors is also being sued for allegedly telling another inmate to throw part of his severed finger in the trash, rather than attempting to preserve it.


Man Sues Chinese Actress Over Her Intense Stare in TV Show

Rules making it easier to file lawsuits in China have led to a new concern over frivolous claims, such as one in which a man says actress Zhao Wei …

Yahoo! Sued For Spying Over Emails And Privacy Violation

A judge in California made a ruling against Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), and opened up a path for lawsuits against the company on the grounds of …

Police fighting to keep cellphone trackers secret

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The Chicago Police Department is fighting to keep a lid on how, when and where officers have used covert cellphone tracking systems — with an outside law firm billing the city more than $120,000 to battle a lawsuit that seeks those secret details.

Since 2005, the department has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on cell-site simulators manufactured by the Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Florida, records show. The devices — with names like StingRay and KingFish — capture cellphone signals.

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Another Rent-Stablized Tenant Sued for Using Airbnb

A rent-stabilized tenant at 784 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side could be evicted because she illegally rented her apartment through Airbnb. Landlord Jacob Chetrit sued to evict Stacie Poole for renting her studio for $190/night on the short term rental website, reports the Post.

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Texas sues to block family medical leave for homosexual couples

The state of Texas sued the U.S. Labor Department over a rule that would grant family medical leave protections to all married same-sex couples, saying it violates the rights of states that don’t recognize gay marriage.

The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Wichita Falls, Texas is the first challenge to the department’s rule, which is set to take effect on March 27.

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DuPont sues Monsanto!

DuPont has filed a lawsuit againstMonsanto, claiming that Monsanto didn’t pay royalties awarded during a previous arbitration decision. It centers around “gene-gun technology used to develop herbicide-resistant soybeans,” according to the Delaware News Journal.

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Chicago lobbyist sues for pension from working one day as substitute teacher!

America is the land of opportunity, where any young kid with stars in their eyes can grow up to achieve prosperity and success through hard work and a little bit of luck. Or, they could sign on with a union.

Chicago’s David Piccioli is retired from the public sector. After working for a period of time as a legislative aide, Piccoli became a lobbyist for the Illinois Federation of teachers. Now, at age 65, he’s enjoying his golden years. Owing to where he worked, Mr. Piccioli is pulling in two pensions, each worth more than $30K. But thanks to yet another fabulous nugget in the legal code, he would like a third pension worth more than $36K in recognition of his work as a substitute teacher… work which lasted for precisely one day

Caribbean countries sued for banning entry to gays, lesbians

A Jamaican lawyer has filed a lawsuit in the Caribbean Court of Justice aimed at forcing the governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize to scrap immigration laws that bar the entry of gays and lesbians.

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