‘Does filing of a civil suit have to be preceded by a criminal case?’
Claiming cheque valueQuestion: I had a cheque from a person that I submitted to the bank, but the bank refused to accept the cheque because it had been issued more than five years ago. I also tried to file a complaint with the police, but they too informed me that it was not possible to open a police case because the legal time-frame to open a case had expired. My question is, does this mean that my right to claim the cheque has been lost? Does the civil law allow a civil suit to be filed even five years after a cheque is issued? Does the law require filing a criminal report against the cheque...
Judge dismisses Trump's last Pennsylvania lawsuit capable of significantly disrupting election results
PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Williamsport rejected President Donald Trump’s legal bid to disrupt certification of Pennsylvania’s election results on Saturday, delivering an all but certain death blow to his campaign’s ambitions of reversing President-elect Joe Biden’s victory through the courts.In a 37-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Matthew W. Brann dismissed the lawsuit, describing it as a “Frankenstein’s Monster” of tortured legal claims that sought an “unhinged” remedy that would effectively disenfranchise all voters in the state.“One might expect that when seeking such a startling o...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dozens file federal suit alleging Chicago police abuse at this year's protests over the death of George Floyd
CHICAGO — Chicago was still struggling with looting and violence in the wake of police protests late this spring when Amika Tendaji and Jasson Perez heard about a mellow, anti-police demonstration taking place on a Sunday in Hyde Park.“People began saying hello to their neighbors, presumably not seeing them in a while, and just chatting,” recalled Tendaji, who brought her daughter and nephew to the protest.But things took a turn as the demonstration wound down, she said, when police forced the crowd to leave the neighborhood in one direction when some of their cars were parked elsewhere. Soon ...
Bayelsa guber: S/Court dismisses suit against Diri’s election
The Supreme Court on Wednesday, dismissed suit against the election Douye Diri as the dully elected governor of Bayelsa state.The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgement, dismissed the six appeals which sought to nullify the election of Governor Douye Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.The appeals had earlier been withdrawn by counsel to the appellants.The applicants that withdrew their appeals on Wednesday were the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), Alliance for Democracy (AD), its governoship candidate, Owei Woniwei, Liberation Movement(LM), its candidate, Vijah Opuama, as well ...
Ron Jeremy facing civil suit against alleged groping victim
Charity Carson, who previously accused the adult film star of sexually assaulting her at a Los Angeles hotel in May (20), has filed suit against Jeremy in Los Angeles County Superior Court.Carson recently told Rolling Stone she and Jeremy had been friends for nearly 25 years, but she was shocked when he led her to a bathroom in his hotel suite, closed the door behind them, pinned her against the wall and tried to grope her."He was trying to put my hand on his penis," Carson claimed. "I’m just like, 'What the hell are you doing?' I’m screaming at him and fighting."Carson managed to get away fro...
Ekiti APC crisis: Court dismisses suit seeking to dissolve SEC
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday dismissed a suit seeking the dissolution of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state.Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the suit filed on April 21, 2020 on the ground that it was statute bar.Justice Ekwo held that the Sen. Babafemi Ojudu and his faction in the APC leadership tussle in the state failed to institute their case within 14 days as allowed by law.Ekwo held that it was mandatory that activities arising from a congress that has to do with nomination, are pre election in nature, noting it is not contestable that the congr...
Trump files suit in Michigan to stop ballot counting
DETROIT — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign filed a lawsuit seeking a halt of ballot counting in Michigan on Wednesday “until meaningful access has been granted” to observe the process even as Democratic candidate Joe Biden was declared the winner in Michigan.The suit was filed in Michigan’s Court of Claims as state clerks neared a complete tabulation of the votes in an election that set a new record for voter turnout.“We also demand to review those ballots which are opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access,” the Trump campaign said in a statement.The campaign said...
The Detroit News
Judge rejects Republican suit against 'drive-thru' voting
Washington (AFP) - A federal judge in Texas rejected Monday a Republican effort to disqualify "drive-thru" voting in Houston, allowing some 127,000 votes in the Democratic-leaning area to stand.In one of scores of innovations made by election authorities across the country to deal with the Covid-19 challenge, Harris County set up tents in 10 locations that voters could drive into and vote privately from their cars under social-distancing conventions.The Republican Party of Texas sued as the voting began in early October, saying the drive-thru tents did not adhere to existing regulations for vo...
'I'm a football coach, not a model!' - RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann snaps at question about his suit after Man Utd hammering
Julian Nagelsmann snapped at a question about his suit after RB Leipzig's hammering against Manchester United, insisting: "I'm a football coach, not a model".Leipzig's unbeaten start to the 2020-21 campaign came to an end on Wednesday night as they were beaten 5-0 by the Red Devils.The German outfit reached the Champions League semi-finals last season and opened their latest campaign with a comfortable home win against Istanbul Basaksehir, but found themselves completely outgunned by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at Old Trafford.Mason Greenwood broke the deadlock in the 21st minute with a cool f...
McDonald's asks judge to toss out racial discrimination suit filed by Black former franchisees, calling it 'illogical'
CHICAGO — McDonald’s is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by more than 50 Black former franchisees who allege that racial discrimination by the fast food giant set them up to fail.Chicago-based McDonald’s, in a filing Friday in U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois, called the allegations “illogical” because the company “is only as successful as its franchisees.”The Sept. 1 complaint by the Black former franchisees alleged McDonald’s steered them to less profitable locations, with lower sales volumes and higher security costs, and excluded them from financial support and gr...