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Student Sues Apple for $1 Billion, Blames Face-Recognition Tech for False Arrest

Apple is being sued for $1 billion in damages by an 18-year-old college student who blames the company’s facial recognition software for his false arrest and for wrongly tying him to thefts at Apple stores in several states. The plaintiff …

Former Student Expelled After Gun Arrest Sues Virginia Tech

A former student expelled from Virginia Tech after being arrested on a gun charge is suing the school and police officials in federal court. Yunsong Zhao filed a complaint Thursday saying police violated his rights in falsely arresting him, and …

Federal Judge Orders St. Louis to Pay $1.5M in False Arrest Case

The city of St. Louis has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in damages to a man falsely arrested 14 years ago. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the July 26 ruling by a federal judge could end a …

Tennesseean Sues, Says Police Mistook Medical Condition for Drunkenness

A Lenoir City, Tenn., man has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Loudon County sheriff after he said he was mistakenly arrested when deputies mistook his cerebral palsy symptoms for drunkenness. According to the lawsuit filed last month in Loudon …

Court Allows ‘Fat Slob’ Arrest Lawsuit Against Kentucky City

Calling a police officer a “fat slob” is not an offense that can usually get someone charged, a federal appeals court ruled recently, allowing a lawsuit over the arrest to go forward. Kenneth Kennedy’s sued the Kentucky city of Villa …