Controversial Bankruptcy Trial Pits Troubled Prison Health-Care Provider Against Outraged Federal Officials and Civil Rights Groups

HOUSTON – A controversial legal maneuver in the bankruptcy trial of troubled prison health-care provider Tehum Care Services Inc. is drawing attention from federal officials and civil rights groups. The trial, set to begin Friday in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, will test the validity of a settlement proposed by Tehum that would strip prisoners and others of their right to sue parties involved in the takeover and bankruptcy of Corizon Health Inc., the nation’s former largest prison healthcare provider. Tehum, a shell company established to absorb legal liabilities of … Read more

Troubled St. Louis Gas Station Faces Potential Closure as Judge Revokes Permit

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A St. Louis gas station known for its association with criminal activities may face closure after having its conditional use permit revoked. A judge in St. Louis recently voided the permit of the Shell gas station located at 721 North Tucker Boulevard and Convention Plaza. The Neighborhood Improvement Association-Downtown West, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the gas station owner earlier this year, alleging that the station had been operating unlawfully in violation of the city code. Court records indicate that the city’s Board of Public Service had granted permits for the … Read more

Former Therapeutic Boarding School in Arkansas Faces Lawsuit for Alleged Sexual and Physical Abuse Amidst Troubled History

ARKANSAS – A former Arkansas religious boarding school is facing another lawsuit for allegations of sexual and physical abuse. The Lord’s Ranch, located in Warm Springs near the Missouri border, operated as a therapeutic facility from 1976 to 2016. The school’s owners, Ted and Shirley Suhl, along with counselor Emmet Alden Presley, are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The Lord’s Ranch claimed to provide services to students with emotional and behavioral issues. However, according to victims, the facility instead became a site of sexual abuse. Individual therapy sessions with Emmet Alden Presley allegedly turned … Read more