Friday, April 30, 2010

Briefs: Judge rules suit against CCA can continue

A federal judge says a prison violence lawsuit brought by 24 Idaho inmates against Corrections Corporation of America can move forward in court in Boise, Idaho.
U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill says he can find no reason to prevent former Idaho Correctional Center inmate Marlin Riggs from modifying his lawsuit to seek class-action status and add more plaintiffs.

Riggs sued Nashville-based CCA last year, and in March several more inmates joined him. The group says the prison is so violent it's called "gladiator school." But CCA asked the court to reject the amended lawsuit, saying Riggs should go it alone in court and the rest of the inmates should file a new lawsuit. Winmill turned down the request, saying it was more efficient to deal with the claims together.

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Group selects student video winners

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy has announced winners of the NASBA Center for the Public Trust-Ethics in Action Student Video Competition. Winners were: first place ($1,000 cash prize), Bobby Bracks, Fisk University; second ($500), Reggie Blair, Ben Carpenter and Jake Morgan, Lipscomb University; and third ($250), Libby Barker, Katie Hodges and Kelsey Woodrow, Lipscomb University.

The competition was designed to provide a fresh perspective on ethical issues in business. The NASBA Center for the Public Trust is a nonprofit organization.


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