Courts en Illinois communities file suit against drug manufacturers, doctors <div class="node-body article-body">Several towns and municipalities across Illinois filed suit today against pharmaceutical manufacturers and three suburban doctors, saying these parties significantly contributed to the opioid epidemic in their communities. They are seeking an injunction against the defendants as well as damages.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Wed, 23 May 2018 17:58:00 +0000 82081 at <p>Oxycodon, a popular opioid medication. Image via Wikipedia.</p> Lawsuit: Albuquerque government pays women less than men <div class="node-body article-body">Last week, four Albuquerque, N.M., city employees filed a class-action lawsuit that accuses the city of paying female workers less than male workers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Finance Human Resources Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82051 at <p>2018 Wage and Tax Statement. Image via Internal Revenue Service.</p> Ku Klux Klan fliers spark different reactions among city governments <div class="node-body article-body">Across the country, people have been finding Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers with increasing frequency. When they complained to their local officials, they got a few different responses. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Law Enforcement Mon, 21 May 2018 19:26:00 +0000 82061 at <p>A Ku Klux Klan mannequin in the Black Archives in Tallahassee, Fla. Image via <a href=",_Florida_LCCN2011632084.tif">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Seattle officials file municipal court motion to vacate hundreds of marijuana possession charges and convictions <div class="node-body article-body">If a Seattle Municipal Court motion filed on April 27 is approved, Emerald City residents who got busted for joints might soon get busted out of the joint.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:18:00 +0000 81801 at <p>A marijuana bud. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> Two lawsuits accuse Cincinnati council members of violating local, state law in holding private meetings <div class="node-body article-body">Two recent lawsuits accuse Cincinnati council members of holding illegal, private meetings related to the employment status of Cincinnati's city manager.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Administration Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:14:00 +0000 81551 at <p>Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld, one of the council members named in the lawsuit. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Illinois village's assault weapons ban challenged in county court days after introduction <div class="node-body article-body">Days after the village of Deerfield, Ill. instituted a ban on assault weapons, it’s being challenged in court.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81531 at <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 13.3px; background-color: rgb(248, 249, 250);">A Colt AR-15 A3 Tactical Carbine. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</span></p> Pennsylvania city mayor convicted in corruption trial <div class="node-body article-body">On March 1, longtime Allentown, Pa. Mayor Ed Pawlowski was convicted of 47 federal crimes in a corruption trial. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:38:00 +0000 81311 at <p>Former Allentown, Pa. Mayor Ed Pawlowski. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> 5 municipal judges denied reappointment following Austin performance review <div class="node-body article-body">As a result of the city’s first performance review of sitting municipal judges, the Austin, Texas, City Council voted to not re-appoint five judges. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81231 at <p>Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Nashville mayor resigns, pleads guilty to felony theft amid adultery scandal <div class="node-body article-body">Nashville, Tenn., Mayor Megan Barry has resigned, received three years of probation and reimbursed the city $11,000 for illegal expenditures following a plea agreement in a theft case.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Finance Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81221 at <p>Recently resigned Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry speaks at an event in 2016. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Cook County proposes sexual harassment trainings amid inmate-related harassment lawsuits <div class="node-body article-body">Cook County, Ill., officials have recommended that county staff undergo annual sexual harassment training to ensure safer workplaces as two federal lawsuits accuse county officials of not doing enough to stop harassment from inmates.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Human Resources Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:41:00 +0000 80261 at <p>Chicago, Cook County&#39;s seat. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p>