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Ex Illini Women’s Basketball Players Sue School, Coach

Seven claim civil rights were violated

07/01/2015

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Ferguson Hires Lawyer to Negotiate with DOJ

Ferguson released only a brief statement confirming it has hired prominent Illinois attorney Daniel K. Webb to negotiate with the Justice Department on the consent decree.

04/17/2015

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

House Bill Could Force Proof in Wrongful Termination

A fired employee would have to prove discrimination was a motivating factor instead of a contributing factor in wrongful termination.

04/09/2015

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Springfield Voters Overturn Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Voters in Springfield, Missouri, have voted to repeal an ordinance that provided protection against discrimination in housing and hiring based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

04/07/2015

Demonstrators confront police outside the Ferguson police station on October 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to heal since riots erupted following the August 9, killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in suburban Ferguson. Another teenager, Vonderrit Myers Jr., was killed by a St. Louis police officer on October 8. Several demonstrators and members of the clergy were arrested at the protest after a show of civil disobedience.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

DOJ Releases Ferguson Report, Finds Focus on Revenue Over Safety

The U.S. Department of Justice has released the findings of its investigation into Ferguson government, including the police department, confirming a pattern of racial discrimination.

03/04/2015

The Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department headquarters  as shown March 3, 2015 in Ferguson. Reports say the Justice Department has discovered patterns of discrimination within the police department for disproportionately ticketing and arresting African-Americans. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis County Officials Prepare for DOJ’s Ferguson Report

St. Louis County officials say they are ready to step up and do what is needed as a result of the DOJ’s findings on the Ferguson police and court system.

03/04/2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NYT: Justice Dept. Report on Ferguson Police Could be Released This Week

The U.S. Department of Justice is not expected to be kind to Ferguson police in it’s final report on the department.

03/02/2015

A Wells Fargo sign is displayed during a home-preservation workshop at the Phoenix Convention Center on March 30, 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz.. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Illinois Suit Alleges Wells Fargo An Unfair Lender

The Chicago area’s Cook County has filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co., accusing the nation’s biggest mortgage lender of subjecting minority and female borrowers to discriminatory and predatory lending practices

11/30/2014

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Former Anheuser-Busch Exec Seeks New Trial

Francine Katz unsuccessfully sued the brewer for gender discrimination.

07/07/2014

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Deaf Girl, Parents Sue St. Charles School District

Rachel McMurtrey and her parents allege in a lawsuit that she was isolated and did not receive a proper education at St. Charles West High School.

06/24/2014

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