Judge Dismisses Most of Tennessee Mosque Construction Lawsuit

A judge has thrown out most of a lawsuit seeking to halt the construction of a mosque on the outskirts of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

According to court documents, Chancellor Robert Corlew III ruled this week that 17 plaintiffs challenging soning approval for construction of a new Islamic Center of Murfreesboror failed to prove they are being harmed by the project. The lawsuit was filed in September and claimed the plaintiffs had “been and will be irreparably harmed by the risk of terrorism generated by proselytizing for Islam and teaching the practices of Sharia law.”

Corlew dismissed most of the lawsuit this week, saying the plaintiffs have “not demonstrated a loss different from that which is common to all citizens of Rutherford County.” The only part of the lawsuit that remains is the question of whether the Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission gave adequate notice before approving the mosque’s site plan. County officials advertised the meeting in the Murfreesboro Post, a free weekly newspaper that plaintiffs claim does not meet qualifications for a “newspaper of general circulation.”

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Cosmed Group, Inc settles dispute

Cosmed Group, Inc settled a patent dispute against Napasol AG. Cosmed Group filed a suit against Napasol for infringement of its patent rights.

Cosmed Group, a leader in steam pasteurizing was awarded a United States Patent in 2004 for their natural vacuum and steamer. In exchange for the settle, Napasol will license the Cosmed products.

An official from Cosmed has said that he the company is ready to put the dispute behind them and they are happy that they are receiving acknowledgment for their patented items.

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Customers out thousands of dollars after wind power business fails

A Shenandoah-based wind power firm permanently closed Monday with no plans to refund money to its customers.

The business’ owners were denied a loan from the city when they opened the wind power company in 2009 after a background investigation showed they filed for bankruptcy in Branson, MO in 2005, owing more than $800,000 for other businesses. One of the owners blamed the company’s failure on malfunctioning parts produced in a Chinese factory. Former workers report that most of the employees lacked training in wind generators and electrical work and instead learned skills from other workers.

If your business runs into legal troubles, contact the Des Moines business attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600.



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