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Disabled Japanese man begins robo-suit adventure

A disabled Japanese man on Friday embarked on an ambitious trip that will take him to a mediaeval French World Heritage site with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit. Seiji Uchida, 49, who lost the ability to walk in a car accident 28 years ago, said his trip to…

Japanese scientists develop robotic exoskeleton

A disabled Japanese man on Friday embarked on an ambitious trip that will take him to a mediaeval French World Heritage site with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit. Seiji Uchida, 49, who lost the ability to walk in a car accident 28 years ago, said his trip to…

Wal-Mart gender discrimination decision could change rules for class action suits

The Supreme Court handed down a decision Monday morning that not only impacts the treatment of women within the Wal-Mart corporation, but could also change the rules of class action lawsuits, and give companies permission to look the other way from unfair practices, the National Women’s Law Center said. “We…

U.S. lawmakers file suit against Obama over Libya war

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of US lawmakers filed suit against President Barack Obama on Wednesday, saying US military operations in Libya are “illegal” because they do not have congressional approval. Democrat Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and nine other members of the House of Representatives signed the lawsuit challenging what…

‘Copyright troll’ Righthaven looks to dismiss suit against Democratic Underground

Citing “the spirit of judicial economy,” Righthaven, LLC., a company that makes its money by forcing settlements through copyright lawsuits, said it wanted to drop its claim against a liberal forum community which it sued over a four-paragraph excerpt from The Las Vegas Review Journal. The company’s recent motion to…

Groups sue BP for harm to endangered Gulf wildlife

U.S. environmental groups filed a suit on Wednesday against British-based oil giant BP Plc saying the world’s worst offshore spill inflicted “ongoing unlawful” harm on endangered wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. The suit is one of thousands of damages cases to stem from the spill from BP’s blown-out undersea…

Some 70,000 turtle eggs to be whisked far from oil

Update: “Two environmental groups have announced plans to file suit to prevent BP from burning alive endangered sea turtles in the cleanup of the Gulf Coast,” Democracy Now! reports. “The Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network say they’ll file suit against BP as well as the US…

ACLU suit forces release of long-secret Bagram prisoner list

A closely-held secret of US forces in Afghanistan is secret no more. A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union has forced the US government to release a list of 645 prisoners held in the Bagram prison as of Sept. 2009. “Releasing the names of those held at Bagram…

Chamber of Commerce against closing locks to keep out carp

Plans to keep an invasive fish species, the Asian carp, out of Lake Michigan by closing two locks on a canal running to the Mississippi River have run into opposition from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and other business lobbying groups. Michigan’s attorney general has filed suit to close off…

Judge won’t dismiss war crimes suit against Blackwater

A federal judge’s ruling Wednesday won’t shutter a war crimes suit against the security contracting firm formerly known as Blackwater, despite the fact that lawyers must refile their claims against the company. 64 Iraqis — including the estates of 19 who died — have sued the company, now called Xe,…

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