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Family Files Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting At Ohio Wal-Mart

The family of John Crawford III Tuesday filed a wrongful death suit against the police department, Wal-Mart and the city. Crawford was shot by police in a Wal-Mart store in August.
16, 2014

The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart has sued the officers involved, the police chief, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the city.

Family Of Boy Shot By Cleveland Officer Files Suit

Tamir Rice
The family of Tamir Rice Friday filed a wrongful death suit after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer.
December 5, 2014

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was carrying a pellet gun when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

Reynoldsburg Teachers Threaten To Sue School Board Over Pay

Fresh from the picket line, Reynoldsburg teachers are threatening to strike over back pay.
October 10, 2014

Fresh from a three week long strike, teachers now threaten to sue the Board of Education.

OSU Band Director Sues, Alleges Discrimination

Jon Woods
Fired OSUMB director Jon Woods (L) announced he has filed a lawsuit against Ohio State University. Former OSUMB director Paul Droste lent Woods support at the announcement.
26, 2014

Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters has filed a lawsuit against “individuals and the university.”

ACLU, Others Sue Over Ohio’s Early Voting Rules

The American Civil Liberties Union and others sue Ohio's elections chief over voting limits.
May 1, 2014

Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Ohio’s elections chief over limits on when voters can cast an early ballot in the perennial battleground state.

Ruling Clears Upper Arlington In Discrimination Claim

Tree of Life Christian Schools has been trying since 2009 to consolidate its schools in an office complex in Upper Arlington.
30, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that Upper Arlington didn’t discriminate in blocking a Christian school that is trying to move to a large office complex in the city.

Columbus Officers Deny Wrongdoing In Excessive Force Lawsuit

In the lawsuit, 21-year-old Joseph Hines of Jackson, Mich., accuses officers of a "brutal, unjustified physical attack" that led to a three-day hospitalization and permanent scars.
December 19, 2013

Columbus police officers accused of using excessive force on an Ohio State University student admit punching the young man up to seven times, spraying mace in his face, and hog-tying him, but say they did nothing wrong.

Judge Won’t Stop Condemned Ohio Killer’s Execution

A federal judge has refused to delay the scheduled execution of Ohio death row inmate Ronald Phillips.
November 7, 2013

A federal judge has declined to block a child killer’s upcoming execution at the request of lawyers suing over Ohio’s new process for carrying out capital punishment.

Activists, Lawmakers Bring Promised Lawsuit Over Medicaid

The lawsuit filed Tuesday with the Ohio Supreme Court by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law argues the board violated the Legislature's intent by approving the expansion dollars.
October 23, 2013

Anti-abortion groups and six Republican lawmakers have filed a lawsuit against the state over a move to fund an expansion of the Medicaid health program.

Court Favors Abercrombie In Okla. Suit Over Hijab

Abercrombie & Fitch
A federal appeals court in Oklahoma dismissed a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch filed by a woman who claimed she was denied a job because she wore a hijab or headscarf during her interview.
October 2, 2013

A federal appeals court has dismissed claims by an Oklahoma woman who says she wasn’t hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because her headscarf conflicted with the retailer’s dress code, which has since been changed.