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Employees of one of the biggest porta-potty businesses in New York City have launched a class-action lawsuit claiming that they’re getting skimped on overtime. The allegations are particularly heinous considering the demands of the job involve being around literal stinking piles of shit on a daily basis. The New York Daily News reports that the […]

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Just like 50 Cent, his lawyers are either really dumb or really smart, and it’s really hard to tell. The rapper is currently on trial for allegedly leaking a private sex tape, and his lawyers are stalling. The Daily News reports that “Lawyers for rapper 50 Cent objected so often to evidence offered at his […]

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The activists that run the Illuminator Collective, who protest injustice and corruption with guerrilla light projections in New York City and beyond, are suing the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct. Members Kyle DePew, Grayson Earle and Yates McKee are alleging false arrest and improper seizure of property, according to a press release. DePew, Earle and McKee […]

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Chinatown’s beloved 169 Bar will stay open. The months-long ordeal between the City and the dive bar was settled in court Thursday morning, ANIMAL confirmed. “The case was resolved. We didn’t admit any guilt. We signed a settlement agreement with the city that didn’t involve shutting us down,” said Jesse Danoff, the lawyer representing 169 […]

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The two East Village women suing the city for $40 million despite emerging from the blast unscathed may be opportunists, but the person who has launched a campaign against them is not much better. EV Grieve shared a GoFundMe campaign that aims to “Evict Fire Victim Bilkers from NYC” and it has already raised $120 […]

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Two women who lived in an apartment in 129 Second Avenue, next to the buildings that collapsed in the East Village explosion in late March, are suing the city for $20 million — each — for physical and mental damages. The blast killed 2 people and injured nearly 2 dozen others, sending 4 people to […]

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Tyeesha Mobley, a mother of two who lives in the Morrisiana neighborhood of the Bronx, has filed a lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and the Administration for Children’s Services, DNAinfo reports. The suit claims that she was wrongfully arrested by a racist officer and had her children taken away after she called the police […]

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Two more horrifying complaints against the Department of Corrections and its contractors have recently been filed. DNAinfo reports that court documents claim a doctor at the Manhattan Detention Center told an inmate to “throw part of his severed middle finger in the garbage” after a corrections officer accidentally crushed it in an electronic door, and […]

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A lawsuit brought against Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club alleges that dancers are being stiffed of minimum wage and tips. The New York Post reports that the claim says that dancers are illegally classified as “independent contractors” rather than as employees, which prevents them from making minimum wage. The suit also argues that dancers are missing […]

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The domestic partner of Akai Gurley, the unarmed East New York man who was fatally shot in a stairwell by NYPD in November, plans to sue the city for $50 million for his death. The New York Daily News reports that Kimberly Ballinger, whose two-year-old daughter was fathered by Gurley, is taking the “first legal […]

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