San Diego Police Accused of Ignoring Kidnapping Ransom Calls

A woman who was kidnapped and shot in April last year by three gang members filed a lawsuit against the city of San Diego in state court Tuesday, claiming that police dispatchers persuaded her mother to treat the woman’s ransom calls as a “hoax” and led to her gunshot injuries by the three, causing her to become a quadriplegic.

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Canadian Hockey League Faces Class Action From Former Players

A proposed class action on behalf of current and former amateur hockey players in the Canadian Hockey League who didn’t go on to professional careers accuses the league of failing to warn young, vulnerable players of the long-term risks of repetitive brain trauma suffered on the ice.

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Worker of the Week

A customer who was slightly injured by a defective soda machine at a McDonald’s claims in court an employee took her into a bathroom to photograph her injuries, and would not let her go until she was photographed topless: “It’s policy,” the employee said, according to the complaint in Multnomah County Court.

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Only in California

A dehydrated, disoriented hiker who was rescued by L.A. sheriff’s officers claims in a federal complaint that, as he was “sharing his story about his spirituality and the spiritual meaning behind the subject hike,” one officer was “not too keen on (plaintiff’s) verbose and talkative demeanor,” and punched him in the face, breaking his jaw.

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