Federal Lawsuit Challenges Denial of Widow’s Benefits

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders filed suit this week against the Social Security Administration on behalf of a widow seeking survivor benefits following the death of her same-sex spouse.

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  • Ginsburg Faulted for Comment on Texas Abortion Law

    By Tony Mauro

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is coming under criticism for recent comments she made about a Texas abortion law whose constitutionality could ultimately be decided by the high court.

  • Judge Finds Embassy Driver Immune in Fatal Car Crash

    By Nate Beck

    A federal judge ruled Monday the driver of a Swiss Confederation-owned car that struck and killed a pedestrian in 2011 qualifies for immunity from suit, despite a magistrate judge’s recommendation to the contrary.

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  • Texas Roadhouse Inc. Sues EEOC Over 'Unprovoked Attack'

    By Jenna Greene

    Restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse Inc. on Tuesday sued the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Kentucky federal court, demanding information about the origins of the agency’s age discrimination suit against it. In the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, Texas Roadhouse wants to know what triggered the EEOC’s “unprovoked attack” against the company.

  • Media Companies Balk at Giving Sensitive Docs to FCC

    By Jenna Greene

    Eight media companies unwillingly dragged into the Federal Communications Commission’s pending review of the Comcast Corp./Time Warner Cable Inc. merger don’t want to give the agency custody of highly sensitive documents.

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