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Local Artist Reaches $50,000 Settlement With Cleveland State University Over Censorship of Sculpture—Cleveland Scene

Artist Billie Lawless has reached a settlement in his lawsuit against Cleveland State University over the school’s censorship of wording added by him to The

Sculptor Billie Lawless and Cleveland State University reach settlement in lawsuit over censorship of criticism of President Trump

Yesterday, sculptor Billie Lawless reached a settlement in his lawsuit against Cleveland ...

Cuyahoga County settles, avoiding lawsuit over juvenile detention center guard accused of throwing urine on boy—Cleveland.com

Pattakos said in a statement that he commended the juvenile court for taking ...

Cuyahoga County pays $70,000 settlement to victim of abuse by juvenile-jail officials

Earlier this week, Cuyahoga County finalized a settlement with the victim of a ...

Artist Sues Cleveland State for Censoring Trump Message on His Iconic ‘The Politician: A Toy’ Sculpture—Cleveland Scene

“CSU sought out Mr Lawless to display his sculpture, and benefited not just ...

Lawsuit against Cleveland State says officials censored phrase critical of Trump on large sculpture—Cleveland.com

“Lawless has continuously updated the sculpture with commentary on controversial issues, and only now, in response to his timely criticism of President Trump, has CSU acted to censor it,” Geronimo, ...

Sculptor Billie Lawless sues Cleveland State University for censoring his criticism of President Trump

January 24, 2019—This morning, artist Billie Lawless sued Cleveland State University in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to remedy the unlawful censorship of his sculpture, The ...

Metro RTA agrees to pay former executive director $200,000—Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

“While Mr Enty would have preferred to stay in his position as Metro’s executive director, the legal matter has resolved to his satisfaction,” Pattakos said Click here to view a PDF ...

Akron METRO RTA approves $200,000 settlement for former Executive Director Richard Enty

This morning, the Akron METRO Regional Transit Authority’s Board of Directors voted to confirm an agreement to pay $200,000 to former Executive Director Richard Enty who was terminated in January of ...