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NYC Handyman Lawsuit: I Got Sick from Rat Feces

Robert Petersen, a New York City handyman, claims he became sick due to insufficient safety gear when a “ceiling full rats” and feces fell on him. Now, after being fired, he’s suing his former employer. So reports The New York Post.


Ohio State Coaches, Officials Didn’t Protect Students from Dr. Strauss’ Sex Abuse: Lawsuit

Ohio State University is facing a new lawsuit alleging coaches and other school officials failed in their duty to protect those at the school from sexual assaults by team doctor Richard Strauss. So reports NBC News.


Blogger Nabs $345K Settlement After Arrest for Photographing OD Scene

Avi Adelman, a photojournalist and blogger, won a $345,000 settlement from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system after being arrested for taking pictures of someone being treated for a drug overdose. So reports PetaPixel.


Couple Sues Airbnb Owner Over Alleged Hidden Sex Cams

A couple staying in a San Diego Airbnb has filed a lawsuit against the home's owners after claiming there were hidden cameras in the converted garage housing the pair. So reports an NBC San Diego.


Kentucky Man Wins Right to 'Im God' Vanity Plate in 1st Amendment Case

Kentucky resident Ben Hart will be able to use a license plate that reads "IM GOD" after being denied the right by the state's Division of Motor Vehicles. So reports WKU Public Radio.


Coalition of States Sues Federal Government Over Fuel-efficiency Standards

A coalition of 24 states led by California filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency in hopes a federal court will block the Trump Administration from nullifying California's ability to set stricter fuel-efficiency standards. So reports The Indianapolis Business Journal.


Woman Charged for Playing Topless Frisbee Gets $50k Settlement

Effie Krokos of Colorado was awarded a $50,000 settlement after being charged with "indecent exposure" as she was cited for playing Frisbee topless. So reports the Mercury News


UNT Attorney Steps Down After Using 'N-word' During Panel Discussion

University of North Texas Assistant General Counsel Caitlin Sewell will step down after using the n-word during a panel discussion about hatred on campus. So reports a Fox 5 Washington DC.


Orangutan Who Was Ruled a 'Non-human Person' Retires to Florida

Sandra, an orangutan granted legal personhood in a 2015 ruling, has moved to Florida and will retire to the Center for Great Apes. So reports Newsweek.


U.S. Women's Soccer Scores Goal in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled members of the women's national soccer team will be allowed to move forward with a gender discrimination lawsuit as a class. So reports CNN.


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