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The widow of a Norwegian Cruise Line employee who died while participating in a rescue drill aboard a cruise ship asked a Florida federal court Monday to send her wrongful death suit back to state court, saying the company is wrong that the claims must be arbitrated in the Philippines.
A real estate developer on Monday sued the owner of Cincinnati's Terrace Plaza Hotel in Ohio county court, accusing it of engaging another potential buyer for the historic facility despite the fact that the two had already signed a $9.5 million purchase agreement for the property.
Celebrity chef Marc Murphy has been slapped with a proposed class action in New York state court alleging that staff members working events for his upscale Benchmarc catering company were denied tips, making only an hourly rate that for some was below minimum wage.
A D.C. federal judge on Monday rejected an Iranian national's bid to overturn the denial of her investor visa application, finding that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services did not act arbitrarily when it denied her application based on gaps in the record.
A local historian asked the Texas Supreme Court on Monday to order the El Paso clerk to place an ordinance rezoning a downtown area that is slotted to be demolished for an arena as a historic site on the ballot at the next general election, arguing that a decision by her and the city council to take no action circumvents the municipal charter.