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Settlement approved in discrimination suit against Motel 6


February 19, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) โ€” A judge has given final approval to a $10 million settlement in a class-action discrimination lawsuit that alleged Motel 6 employees in Phoenix shared the whereabouts and private information of guests with immigration authorities who later arrested some of them.U.S. District Judge D...

Judge finds US in contempt after immigrants in suit deported

February 19, 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) โ€” A federal judge has found the U.S. government in contempt after authorities deported five young immigrants who were seeking to remain in the country under a program for abused and neglected immigrant children.U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins issued the civil order Friday ...

Unique Illinois privacy law leads to $550M Facebook deal


February 9, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) โ€” Adam Pezen, Carlo Licata and Nimesh Patel are among millions of people who have been tagged in Facebook photos at some point in the past decade, sometimes at the suggestion of an automated tagging feature powered by facial recognition technology.It was their Illinois addresses, though,...