Tag: Lawsuit

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Lawsuit Against County For New Campaign Policy

The current policy prohibits anyone to electioneer or campaign on county property which has resulted in a bi-partisan lawsuit against county officials. Texas Civil Rights Project together with MALDEF better known as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund are representing a democrat and republican who believe that this policy is unlawful. Efren Olivarez director of TCRP believes that this rule oppresses people’s right to express themselves, the organizations are seeking that this policy not be enforced with this lawsuit. District Attorney Omar Escobar disagrees with this lawsuit saying there are two policies in effect. Escobar arguing that both plaintiffs did...

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Cameron County Housing Authorities file lawsuit against Port Isabel

In the legal documents, Cameron County Housing Authority and Community Housing and Economic Development Corporation allege federal funds were lost in 2015, due to a discrimination against low-income and Latino residents after hurricane dolly struck in 2008. Ben Riemer, the attorney representing the corporation tells Fox News, “The leaders in Port Isabel prevented my client from proceeding my client from re-developing this property ” Riemer continued saying it’s city commissioners and planning and zoning commission violated federal fair housing act. Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema responded saying they did the job correctly. “We just categorically deny that. We’ve...

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Lawyer to Uber: Turn over data on rape, assault reports from riders

Image License Cropped Photo: Elliott Brown / CC BY-SA 2.0 License Link 14 NOV 17 20:15 ET Sara Ashley O’Brien (CNN Money) — A new lawsuit is again calling into question Uber’s background check policies and how it monitors its drivers. On Tuesday, two anonymous women filed a complaint in California against Uber claiming the ridesharing company had falsely presented its service as safe to passengers. Both women say they were raped by drivers. They state that they ordered the service after a couple of drinks, believing it to be safe. “Uber’s advertising campaigns make the assertion that it...

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Brownsville Civil Rights Case Reversed By Fifth Circuit

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the city of Brownsville, in a case that dates back 11 years. The court of appeals ruled that George Alvarez’s rights were not violated in a 2005 case, after pleading guilty to a third-degree felony. Judgement on the 2005 case has been reversed. Details provided in a lawsuit state that in November 2005, Brownsville police arrested George Alvarez on suspicion of burglary and public intoxication, while in a holding cell, he allegedly got into an altercation with a detective and was charged with assault on...

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La Joya Joins Legal Fight Against SB4

LA JOYA (KFXV) — Two valley cities are showing their support to lawsuits against Senate Bill Four. They’re the first two municipalities speaking out since the law was signed by the state governor.  La Joya is the second in the valley to join the legal fight against Senate Bill Four to stop the law from going into effect.  Council members voted in support of a lawsuit against the anti-sanctuary bill, which is set to go into effect on September First. La Joya follows Brownsville in joining the legal fight. Jose Salinas, La Joya Mayor– says they’re seeing an increase...

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