Australian college woman who sued for sexual assault cut by more than $150,000
... hopping, with participants expected to drink a certain number of drinks to make par. She had no memory of the alleged assault, but discovered it later when others told her that the other party had been joking about it. She successfully sued college and the ACT Supreme Court awarded her more than $420,000 for damages, medical costs and economic loss. The case was whether or not the college breached its duty of care by forcing the intoxicated students to leave the university campus and committing a further breach in ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
Scottish First Minister Sturgeon to hold new independence referendum in 2023
... without the prime minister's consent, she will fight the next general election on the single issue of Scotland's independence. A Johnson spokesman said: "Our position remains the same, that now is not the time to talk about another referendum." The Supreme Court will consider whether or not to accept the Scottish government's Lord Advocate's referral, as a decision is taken by the first minister so we will carefully study the details of the proposal.
Updated: 06/29/2022
Amazon puts temporary purchase limit on emergency contraceptive pills
... of three units per week on emergency contraceptive pills, the company said on Tuesday. Inc has put a temporary purchase limit of three units per week on emergency contraceptive pills, the company said on Tuesday. The move came days after the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women's constitutional right to abortion. Some women with unwanted pregnancies in the country may have to travel to another state where the procedure remains legal and available, buying abortion ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
US judge dismisses child slavery suit against Hershey, Nestle
... leave too many people liable for forced child labor, including consumers and retailers who might benefit from lower prices. The plaintiffs had brought a lawsuit under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. In June of last year, the US Supreme Court threw out a similar lawsuit by six Malian citizens against Cargill and Nestle, which was brought under the Alien Tort Statute, a 1789 federal law. It was the latest in a series of rulings limiting access to federal courts based on human rights ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
Mary Miller wins tight primary in Illinois, Trump wins
... more conservative. Trump paid the district a visit on Saturday for a rally backing Miller, who tried to ride momentum from the event into a victory on Tuesday. The appearance was marred by Miller credited with victory for white life — a reference to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that provided constitutional protections for abortion rights. Her campaign said she misread prepared remarks that included the phrase Right to Life, and Miller later told a local radio station ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
Colorado Republican wins 2020 election denier Ron Hanks for Senate seat
O Dea beat state Rep. Ron Hanks, a 2020 election denier who opposes abortion without exception, for the right to face Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in November. O Dea beat state Rep. Ron Hanks , a 2020 election denier who opposes abortion without exception, for the right to face Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in November. A construction company ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
Disney employees will cover travel costs to get abortions
... abortion. Since the ruling, a growing number of companies have confirmed that they will cover travel costs through their health insurance plans for employees who leave their home state to get an abortion. Disney told employees it recognised the impact of the Supreme Court ruling and remained committed to giving them comprehensive access to affordable healthcare, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live. Disney employs around 80,000 people at its resort in Florida, where the ban ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
Federal court upholds California rental laws
... great news for tenants. As an Assemblymember, I wrote a common-sense law to protect tenants from egregious rent hikes and predatory evictions. Members of Better Housing for Long Beach are evaluating their next steps, including possibly appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court .
Updated: 06/28/2022
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