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Other noon headlines: Police rescind warning to bar; ACLU challenges state board of education remarks
Jury rejects Ford dealers' claim; Police rescind warning to bar; ACLU challenges state board of education remarks


 
  • Jury rejects Ford dealers' claim
  • Police rescind warning to bar
  • ACLU challenges state board of education remarks
  • Jury rejects Ford dealers' claim
    A jury in Cleveland has rejected a claim by more than 3,000 commercial truck dealers that Ford Motor Co. overcharged them over an 11-year period by offering discounts to other dealerships. The jury returned the verdict Wednesday in the class-action lawsuit filed in 2002 by Westgate Ford Truck Sales of Youngstown. Dealers had won a nearly $2 billion award in the first trial in 2011. Last year, an appeals court threw out the ruling and said Ford's defense must have more leeway. Attorney James Lowe, representing dealers, said Thursday no decision has been made on an appeal. A message seeking comment was left for Ford's defense team. The earlier award included a judgment of about $781 million and about $1.2 billion in interest.

    Police rescind warning to bar
    Cleveland officials are rescinding a letter warning that too many 911 calls had been made from a bar which was the recent scene of two alleged anti-gay attacks. The warning letter to Cocktails bar says safety forces were called to the site nine times over the past year and repeated calls create an "undue burden" on responders and taxpayers. Safety director Martin Flask tells The Plain Dealer the letter wasn't referring to the two recent attacks. A patron was assaulted by a group on Sept. 1. On Sept. 5, police say a teenager threw rocks and yelled anti-gay slurs at patrons. On Sept. 6, the department sent the warning letter. Flask says police will work with the owners to address concerns. The bar's manager tells WEWS-TV he isn't hesitating to call police if necessary.

    ACLU challenges state board of education remarks
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is marking Banned Books Week by inviting the state board of education to an event in Columbus. In a letter to board president Debe Terhar, the ACLU challenged her remarks advocating the removal of Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ from the state’s reading list on the grounds it is “pornographic.” The 1970 novel features a black child who grapples with racism and is eventually raped and impregnated by her own father. The ACLU invited Terhar and other board members to a September 26 event in Columbus celebrating the work of banned African-American authors. Lorain-native Toni Morrison has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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