Retaliation

Jesse Leon sued Los Angeles and City Councilman José Huizar in superior court, claiming Huizar fired him to retaliate for reporting his concerns that Huizar “intended to extort commercial cannabis operators seeking to do business within his council district” by demanding “political donations, ‘consulting fees’ funneled to the councilmember’s friends, and cash payments made directly to Huizar.”

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Soleimani Assassination

Kevin Cloyd, a civilian assistant fire chief at a U.S. military base in Iraq, sued KBR for $10 million, claiming he suffered brain injuries in Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack after KBR “ignore(d) the unambiguous threats of retaliation” and “failed to evacuate its workers after the United States assassinated Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Harris County Court.

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US Spying

Andre Chartrand, a former vice president of engineering, claims Solarflare Communications illegally fired and defamed him to retaliate for his refusal to participate with the government in “illegal international espionage” involving embedding “spy software for transmission to Chinese customers,” in San Diego Superior Court.

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