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Marijuana company sues Chula Vista over business license denial

A marijuana company is suing Chula Vista after the city rejected its business license application. If successful, the lawsuit could put an abrupt halt to the city’s permitting process.

The lawsuit, filed in San Diego Superior Court this week by Caligrown, claims that consultants hired by Chula Vista to evaluate applicants didn’t follow the city’s own rules and therefore unfairly rejected the company’s application.

Attorneys representing the company are asking a judge to order the city to stop issuing any licenses to dispensaries and to re-evaluate all of the dispensary applications. Other businesses such as delivery services, testing sites, cultivation facilities or manufacturing operations would not be impacted.

“The suit demonstrates the city’s process is fatally flawed, and will not serve the citizens of Chula Vista in their desire to permit the ‘best and most qualified candidates,’ and thereby eliminate the dangerous, illegal operators that have plagued the city for

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Kickboxing studio owner sues Murphy for forcing her to close business during pandemic

The owner of a Franklin Borough kickboxing studio has sued Gov. Phil Murphy, claiming the governor’s shutdown orders at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic requires businesses to be financially compensated while forced to be closed.

CKO Kickboxing owner Darlene Pallay says Murphy violated a portion of the state’s Disaster Control Act when the governor signed Executive Order 104 on March 19.

“(Murphy) did not follow the law, because he did not order that the affected property owners be compensated, forcing private owners to pay for a public benefit,” one of Pallay’s attorneys Robert W. Ferguson said. “In essence, the governor’s edicts, as he has ruled for the last six months, have been paid for by New Jersey’s small businesses.”

A spokesman for Murphy didn’t immediately return a message from NJ Advance Media seeking comment.

The suit claims that the Disaster Control Act requires Murphy to establish an emergency compensation

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Woman sues Apple for allegedly copying skin-toned emojis idea

a group of people in a dark room: Woman sues Apple for allegedly copying skin-toned emojis idea

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Woman sues Apple for allegedly copying skin-toned emojis idea

An African-American businesswoman has sued Apple Inc. for an unspecified amount, alleging that the company copied her idea of offering users five skin tones for emojis.

Katrina Parrott debuted her copyrighted method which allows users to pick their choice of skin tone for emojis called ‘iDiversicons’ on Apple’s App Store in 2013 and iTunes in 2014, which she alleges was stolen by the tech giant, Bloomberg reported.

She alleges two of the company’s senior software engineers got a close look at her innovation during a series of meetings in 2014 for a partnership deal, but then released their own five-skin tone keyboard modified pallet in April 2015.

After its own skin-tone emojis were released, Apple dropped iDiversicons from its App Store and iTunes, she added.

Parrott has filed a lawsuit with the federal court in Waco, Texas accusing

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Trafficking victim sues feds to stop her deportation

She was trafficked into the country as a Peruvian teenager, locked away in virtual indentured servitude for six years before she escaped. Now married, the mother of four children and living in Charlotte, she was denied a special immigration visa created to protect women like her, and has been teed up for deportation.

She’s not leaving without a fight.

In a new federal lawsuit, the woman — identified only as Jane Doe — has called on the courts to block controversial Trump administration policies regarding so-called “T visas,” which were created 20 years ago to protect those trafficked into the country for sex or labor.

Her complaint names three federal agencies and two Trump cabinet members — acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the president’s top immigration official and acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which initiated the

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