ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson have announced plans to file a civil lawsuit in their son's death.
The parents of black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, a family attorney said on Thursday. "He did not have to kill Michael Brown," attorney Daryl Parks said of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A $5 million class-action lawsuit filed this week in Florida accuses hardwood and laminate flooring giant Lumber Liquidators, Inc of selling products laden with cancer-causing chemicals. The case, filed on Tuesday in federal court in Miami, claims the company "deceptively manufactured, labeled and sold the toxic laminate flooring." A similar lawsuit was filed late last year in California. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, called on federal agencies Wednesday to investigate the Delaware-based company's flooring. The report sampled Chinese-made laminate flooring sold in California, Virginia, Florida, Texas, and Illinois.