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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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