Union Leader

A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled that a trial court improperly denied Philadelphia electrical union leader John J. “Johnny Doc” Dougherty’s motion to stay a civil action brought by an electric contractor who alleges Dougherty engaged in battery, intentional interference with contractual relations and civil conspiracy while attempting to persuade him to join the union.

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Former NY Senate Hopeful Sues Over Jail Strip Search

A former Republican candidate for the New York Senate who was sentenced to prison two years ago in an apartment-rental scam claims in a lawsuit filed Friday that he was forced to strip naked and undergo a body-cavity search as punishment for complaining about inadequate medical treatment.

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ICE Contractor Faces Suit Over ‘Inhumane’ Van Ride

A five-hour bus trip to bring immigrant detainees from Northern California to Bakersfield turned into a day-long ordeal, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday accusing a Homeland Security contractor of using a windowless van to transport the immigrants in suffocating heat that caused them to vomit and faint.

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