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Judge Awards $1M In Legal Fees To Activist Who Sued Councilwoman

April 18, 2018

Click On Below Text For full Article: OAKLAND (BCN) A judge has awarded former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown $1 million in attorneys’ fees and costs for her successful lawsuit against Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks for an incident in 2015 in which Brooks pushed Brown down at an Oakland nightclub.

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Fukushima Fallout: the Irradiated Sailors of the USS Ronald Reagan

April 17, 2018

Click On Below Text For full Article: American sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan were exposed to radiation from Fukushima. Many are sick. Some have died. Why can’t they get justice?

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Oakland City Council has its own Donald Trump

April 17, 2018

Click On Below Text For full Article: Councilmember Desley Brooks listens during a special meeting of the Oakland City Council to hear comments and discuss 2015-2017 budget in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, June 22, 2015.  

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Shove by Oakland city councilwoman could cost taxpayers $3 million

April 17, 2018

Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks’ knockdown assault on former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown at a barbecue restaurant in Jack London Square could wind up costing the city’s taxpayers a whopping $3 million — plus attorney’s fees.

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Former Black Panther leader awarded millions over dispute with Oakland councilwoman

April 17, 2018

Click On Below Text For full Article: OAKLAND — A jury returned a verdict Thursday afternoon that awards former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown $3.75 million in a civil lawsuit filed against the city of Oakland and Councilwoman Desley Brooks.

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$12 million lawsuit brought against Syracuse for incident involving police, student

April 17, 2018

Click On Below Text For full Article: A $12 million lawsuit has been filed against the city of Syracuse, Police Chief Frank Fowler, and a Syracuse police officer accused of using excessive force while arresting a 14-year-old special needs student at Nottingham High School. The incident took place more than a year ago, and started …

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Syracuse Police face $12 million lawsuit from student

April 17, 2018

Click On Below Text For full Article: Syracuse Police Department, the City of Syracuse and others are facing a $12 million lawsuit from a former Nottingham High School student following an officer-student altercation in February of 2017.

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Fukushima Flunks Decontamination

Tepco Faces New $5B Suit On Fukushima Radiation Exposure

September 7, 2017

Click On Below Text For full Article: Law360, Los Angeles (August 24, 2017, 10:19 PM EDT) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. is facing a fresh $5 billion suit on behalf of more than 150 California-based U.S. Navy first responders accusing it of failing to disclose the sailors would be exposed to nuclear radiation from the Fukushima meltdown while …

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