Lawsuit

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December 13, 2019 - 8:18 pm
The city of Lawrence is arguing that a man who was shot by Police officers, caused his own injuries by refusing to follow directions during a confrontation. Akira Lewis was shot in May 2018 by an officer who said she mistakenly drew her gun when she thought she was using a Taser. He has sued two...
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November 27, 2019 - 9:27 pm
Lawyers for a federal prisoner scheduled to be put to death next month are asking a judge to halt the execution because the prisoner has Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Wesley Ira Purkey’s lawsuit was filed late Tuesday in Washington. His execution is scheduled for Dec. 13. Purkey, 67, is...
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November 26, 2019 - 6:11 pm
Two women who had accused Kansas State University of refusing to investigate their sexual assaults at off-campus fraternity houses are ending their federal lawsuits. A court document filed Tuesday shows the women have agreed to permanently dismiss their consolidated cases, with each side bearing...
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November 07, 2019 - 7:59 pm
An employee of a Kansas City area restaurant chain alleges in a lawsuit that he was forced out after telling a manager that he had been diagnosed with HIV. Armando Gutierrez filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court. It says he had been working as a serving for a year at The Big Biscuit restaurant...
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November 04, 2019 - 9:11 pm
Relatives of a Kansas man who was fatally shot by a police officer have settled a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit for $1 million. The settlement was announced on Monday for the family of Antonio Garcia Jr. Garcia was killed by a Leavenworth officer on July 11, 2017, while sitting in a car...
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October 29, 2019 - 9:00 pm
Wichita Mayoral Candidate Brandon Whipple has filed a defamation lawsuit against a man who he says produced and released a campaign commercial accusing him of sexual harassment. The lawsuit says an LLC was formed in New Mexico, which hired a Wichita production company run by Matthew Colborn to...
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October 24, 2019 - 11:03 pm
The police officer who shot Andrew Finch, during what turned out to be a swatting call in 2017, is now suing the City of Wichita. The lawsuit was filed by Justin Rapp late Thursday afternoon for breach of contract. In the lawsuit, Rapp claims he was kept on restricted duty after he had been cleared...
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October 24, 2019 - 7:53 pm
A lawsuit alleges that a Kansas student was allowed to stay in school after sexually assaulting a classmate, even though he was facing charges for other sex crimes. A father filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court. The suit says the Royal Valley School District was aware that the student already...
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October 07, 2019 - 10:13 pm
The union representing Southwest Airlines pilots is suing Boeing, saying its pilots are losing money because the company rushed an unsafe plane into service only to have the 737 Max grounded after two deadly crashes. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said in the lawsuit filed Monday that...
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September 24, 2019 - 6:52 pm
A Lawrence, Kansas, motorist who was shot by police claims in a lawsuit that officers used excessive force and the city doesn't properly train its police. Akira Lewis filed the lawsuit Friday against the city, the police department and its chief, and the two officers involved in the March 2018...
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