Air Force Member Sues Charlotte Marriott for $160 Million After Alleged Sexual Assault and Theft in Hotel Room

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A man from Mississippi has filed a $160 million lawsuit against a hotel in Uptown Charlotte, alleging that he was sexually assaulted by another individual during his stay. The incident reportedly took place at the Charlotte Marriott City Center, located at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets. The plaintiff, who has been referred to as “John Doe” in legal documents, claims to be a member of the Air Force and was visiting Charlotte in April 2022 while en route to Orlando for training. Due to flight cancellations, he used loyalty points … Read more

Low-Cost Air Carriers JetBlue and Spirit Airlines End $3.8bn Merger Deal After US Judge Blocks Acquisition

New York, USA – Low-cost air carriers JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines have terminated their $3.8 billion merger agreement, following a previous ruling by a US judge in January that blocked the deal due to anti-competition concerns. The merger, if successful, would have created the United States’ fifth-largest carrier and would have helped Spirit Airlines secure its survival. However, the deal faced obstacles ever since a Boston judge warned that it would harm consumers by reducing competition. JetBlue CEO Joanna Geraghty informed employees through an internal note seen by Reuters that the likelihood of obtaining … Read more

U.S. Steel Agrees to $42 Million Settlement for Violating Federal Clean Air Laws

HARRISBURG, Pa. – U.S. Steel has reached a settlement in a lawsuit that accused the company of violating federal clean air laws. The lawsuit, filed by environmental groups Clean Air Council, PennEnvironment, and the Allegheny County Health Department, alleged that the Pittsburgh-based company operated plants without desulfurization controls for over three months, resulting in the release of sulfurous gas into nearby towns. The settlement, which is now being reviewed by a federal judge, includes provisions for $37 million worth of improvements to U.S. Steel’s pollution control and plant reliability systems at its Mon Valley Works … Read more

Air Force Veteran’s Husband Files $30 Million Lawsuit Against US Government Over Capitol Shooting

Washington, D.C. – The husband of Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran who was shot and killed by an officer during the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot, has filed a $30 million lawsuit against the U.S. government. Aaron Babbitt accuses the government of ‘wrongful death, assault and battery, and various negligence issues.’ The lawsuit claims that Ashli Babbitt was unarmed and had no unlawful intentions when she was shot by then-Lieutenant Michael Byrd of the U.S. Capitol Police inside the Capitol building. Ashli Babbitt’s death was ruled a homicide by the examiner at Washington Hospital … Read more