Courts http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6607/more en Illinois communities file suit against drug manufacturers, doctors http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/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="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-communities-file-suit-against-drug-manufacturers-doctors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-communities-file-suit-against-drug-manufacturers-doctors#comments Courts Wed, 23 May 2018 17:58:00 +0000 82081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Oxycodon, a popular opioid medication. Image via Wikipedia.</p> Lawsuit: Albuquerque government pays women less than men http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men#comments Courts Finance Human Resources Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82051 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>2018 Wage and Tax Statement. Image via Internal Revenue Service.</p> Ku Klux Klan fliers spark different reactions among city governments http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/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="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/ku-klux-klan-fliers-spark-different-reactions-among-city-governments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/ku-klux-klan-fliers-spark-different-reactions-among-city-governments#comments Courts Law Enforcement Mon, 21 May 2018 19:26:00 +0000 82061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A Ku Klux Klan mannequin in the Black Archives in Tallahassee, Fla. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Ku_Klux_Klan_mannequin_in_the_Black_Archives_in_Tallahassee,_Florida_LCCN2011632084.tif">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Seattle officials file municipal court motion to vacate hundreds of marijuana possession charges and convictions http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/seattle-officials-file-municipal-court-motion-vacate-hundreds-marijuana-possession-charges-an <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="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/seattle-officials-file-municipal-court-motion-vacate-hundreds-marijuana-possession-charges-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/seattle-officials-file-municipal-court-motion-vacate-hundreds-marijuana-possession-charges-an#comments Courts Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:18:00 +0000 81801 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A marijuana bud. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TrainWreckege.jpg">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> Two lawsuits accuse Cincinnati council members of violating local, state law in holding private meetings http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/two-lawsuits-accuse-cincinnati-council-members-violating-local-state-law-holding-priv <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="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/two-lawsuits-accuse-cincinnati-council-members-violating-local-state-law-holding-priv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/two-lawsuits-accuse-cincinnati-council-members-violating-local-state-law-holding-priv#comments Courts Administration Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:14:00 +0000 81551 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld, one of the council members named in the lawsuit. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:P.G._Sittenfeld">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Illinois village's assault weapons ban challenged in county court days after introduction http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-villages-assault-weapons-ban-challenged-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-villages-assault-weapons-ban-challenged-county-court-days-after-introduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-villages-assault-weapons-ban-challenged-county-court-days-after-introduction#comments Courts Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81531 at http://americancityandcounty.com <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="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AR15_A3_Tactical_Carbine_pic1.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</span></p> Pennsylvania city mayor convicted in corruption trial http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/pennsylvania-city-mayor-convicted-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/pennsylvania-city-mayor-convicted-corruption-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/pennsylvania-city-mayor-convicted-corruption-trial#comments Courts Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:38:00 +0000 81311 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Former Allentown, Pa. Mayor Ed Pawlowski. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ed_Pawlowski_Allentown_Mayor.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> 5 municipal judges denied reappointment following Austin performance review http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/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="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/5-municipal-judges-denied-reappointment-following-austin-performance-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/5-municipal-judges-denied-reappointment-following-austin-performance-review#comments Courts Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:3D_Judges_Gavel.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Nashville mayor resigns, pleads guilty to felony theft amid adultery scandal http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/nashville-mayor-resigns-pleads-guilty-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/nashville-mayor-resigns-pleads-guilty-felony-theft-amid-adultery-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/nashville-mayor-resigns-pleads-guilty-felony-theft-amid-adultery-scandal#comments Courts Finance Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81221 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Recently resigned Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry speaks at an event in 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forum_highlights_women-owned_small_businesses_160317-A-EO110-005.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Cook County proposes sexual harassment trainings amid inmate-related harassment lawsuits http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/cook-county-proposes-sexual-harassment-trainings-amid-inmate-related-harassment-laws <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="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/cook-county-proposes-sexual-harassment-trainings-amid-inmate-related-harassment-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/cook-county-proposes-sexual-harassment-trainings-amid-inmate-related-harassment-laws#comments Courts Human Resources Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:41:00 +0000 80261 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Chicago, Cook County&#39;s seat. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chicago_as_seen_from_a_commercial_flight_03.JPG">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p>