lawsuit

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Bishop Eddie Long’s church, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is being sued by Tama Colson for sexual harassment and sexual discrimination over a cell phone picture of one of her supervisor’s genitals. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is the focus of another lawsuit, this one by a former employee […]

From CNN.com: Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will pursue a lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart posted an edited video clip of Sherrod appearing to say she discriminated against a white farmer looking for assistance. The clip showed her addressing a chapter of the NAACP. “I will definitely do it,” […]

From the New York Times: The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Arizona to challenge a new state law intended to combat illegal immigration, arguing that it would undermine the federal government’s pursuit of terrorists, gang members and other criminal immigrants. The suit, filed in federal court in Phoenix, had been expected since […]

Yvonne Moore, a lifelong southern Baptist and D.C. resident, launched a lawsuit in early 2007 against her church of close to 40 years for performing gay marriages which she described as “disgusting.” Moore, who has since dropped the lawsuit, was suing to receive her weekly donations back, which she estimated to total over $250,000 in […]

VIA: AJC.com Attorney General Thurbert Baker told Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday he will not file a federal lawsuit to block federal health care reform legislation signed into law this week. Baker, a Democrat seeking his party’s nomination for governor, told the Republican Perdue that he was “unaware of any constitutional infirmities and do not […]

VIA: CNN.com The head of the National Black Farmers Association said Thursday the U.S. government has agreed to pay qualified farmers $50,000 each to settle claims of racial bias. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said those farmers may also pursue a claim for actual damages from the bias, and potentially receive up to $250,000. The […]