Family Sues Dakota County Jail Alleging Severe Neglect of Inmate in Medical Crisis

Hastings, MN – A lawsuit claims that a Minnesota man faced dire neglect at a county jail that left him in a critical condition, sparking outrage and raising questions about inmate treatment. Caleb Duffy, 22, was allegedly found in his cell in a severe state, with surroundings and conditions indicating grotesque neglect, after being arrested on suspicions of domestic assault. On July 4, 2022, Duffy was detained and placed in Dakota County Jail, where he was held for over two days. Despite a pre-existing diabetes condition and mental health issues, it is claimed that necessary … Read more

Bedouin Women Unite to Provide Support and Aid Amidst Crisis, Defying Traditional Norms

BEERSHEVA, Israel – Attorney Hanan Alsanah, the director of the Center for Bedouin Women’s Rights at Itach-Ma’aki: Women Lawyers for Social Justice, was preparing for a family picnic on her day off when she received a series of WhatsApp messages on October 7. These messages, usually inactive on Saturdays, alerted her to an imminent attack. Alsanah initially hoped that the authorities would intervene and stop the violence, but as time passed, it became clear that they were not taking action. Alsanah felt unsafe and considered leaving the area with her children. However, after receiving messages … Read more

Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Mayor’s Administration Withholding Public Records on Migrant Crisis, Impacting Public Trust

Chicago, Illinois – NBC 5 Investigates has filed a lawsuit against the administration of Mayor Brandon Johnson, accusing the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications of withholding public records related to the migrant crisis. The news organization has been reporting on the conditions inside migrant shelters and environmental concerns at proposed migrant base camps, as well as tracking the public funds spent on the crisis. In an effort to obtain more information, NBC 5 Investigates submitted several public records requests regarding the city’s operational response, strategy, and conditions within migrant shelters. These … Read more

Unregulated Lawsuit Lending Industry Sparks Crisis in New York’s Real Estate World

New York City – An unregulated, multi-billion dollar industry in New York is causing a “crisis” in the real estate world, according to two powerful building and construction groups. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC-NYS) and Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) are calling for reforms to the practice of “third-party litigation lending,” which provides quick cash advances to potential plaintiffs who may not have to repay the money if they lose their lawsuit. “What it’s created is a general liability crisis,” said Brian Sampson, president of ABC-NYS. The groups argue that the industry, … Read more