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Black Franchise Owner, Former MLB Player, Sues McDonald’s for Racial Bias

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Black owner of 14 McDonald’s franchises says the company has shown more favorable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed …

Family of Man Shot by Georgia Trooper to Sue State for Money

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Relatives of man who was shot to death by a Georgia state trooper now charged with murder plan to sue the state for wrongful death. Lawyers for family members of Julian Lewis filed notice Monday in federal …

Detroit Residents Concerned About Traffic Camera Expansion

DETROIT — Detroit officials’ plan to install 200 more traffic light-mounted cameras at city intersections is facing community resistance amid privacy and racial discrimination concerns. The 200 additional cameras would build off of an initial 121-camera pilot program and bring …

An Activist Investor Crusades Against Forced Arbitration at Tesla

When Tesla Inc.’s shareholders gather September 22 for their annual meeting, Kristin Hull will have roughly three minutes to make the case against the company’s use of mandatory arbitration for employee sexual harassment and racial discrimination claims. Hull is the …

Insurance a Major Factor in Law Enforcement Civil Rights Settlements

Municipalities, their insurers and risk pools should be heeding the current public re-examination of police and prosecutorial actions taking place across the country, according to an insurance policyholder attorney who works on civil rights cases. Attorney Alexander Brown sees the …

San Francisco May Ban Police, City Use of Facial Recognition

About the photo: This photo shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies …

Tennessee City Officials to Settle in Fatal Police Shooting

Chattanooga, Tenn., city officials agreed to pay $33,500 to end an appeal of a federal lawsuit seeking damages in a fatal shooting when six police officers fired 59 times at an armed man on his porch. City Attorney Mike McMahan …

Lawsuit Filed in Alleged Oregon Bullying Case

The family of an Oregon teen is seeking nearly $300,000 in a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleges the boy was bullied and beaten by another high school student. The lawsuit filed against the Sherwood, Ore., School District and the …

Illinois Woman Sues City Over Fire Department Test

A 27-year-old woman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago, alleging that the fire department’s physical fitness test discriminates against female applicants. In a complaint filed Tuesday, Samantha Vasich says she was rejected from the fire …

Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Atlanta Officers Settled

A federal civil rights lawsuit claiming that two Cobb County police officers broke a man’s nose during an arrest has been settled, according to court records. The case was dismissed Tuesday after a notice of settlement was filed May 6. …