Litigation

2023-01-31 21:42:25
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Sues Washington Post Editor for Audiobook About His Presidency

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming $50 million in damages because of recordings from... Read More

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming $50 million in damages because of recordings from interviews that Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward released in an audiobook. Trump admits he consented to giving taped interviews to... Read More

2023-01-25 21:49:13
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Sues Google Again Alleging Monopolistic Ad Tactics

A Justice Department lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google accuses the internet giant of illegally acting like a monopoly with its... Read More

A Justice Department lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google accuses the internet giant of illegally acting like a monopoly with its digital advertising technology. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Virginia seeks a court order to break up Google’s grip... Read More

2023-01-20 18:43:54
by Tom Ramstack
Environmentalists Fire Back Against Oil Industry in Lawsuit over Greenhouse Gas Regulation

WASHINGTON — Environmentalists tried this week to strike down efforts by oil industry supporters who are challenging U.S. government warnings... Read More

WASHINGTON — Environmentalists tried this week to strike down efforts by oil industry supporters who are challenging U.S. government warnings about greenhouse gasses. They filed a brief that urged a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to dismiss a lawsuit... Read More

2022-11-21 22:40:24
by Tom Ramstack
Trump to Be Hit With Second Round of Lawsuit by Woman Claiming Rape

WASHINGTON — An advice columnist who accused Donald Trump of raping her before he was president plans to refile her... Read More

WASHINGTON — An advice columnist who accused Donald Trump of raping her before he was president plans to refile her defamation lawsuit against him this week and add a new legal claim. The new claim of battery results from the... Read More

2022-11-18 18:58:00
by Tom Ramstack
DC Sues Washington Commanders Again Claiming Season Ticket Holders Cheated

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general sued the Washington Commanders football team Thursday for allegedly keeping refundable deposits... Read More

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general sued the Washington Commanders football team Thursday for allegedly keeping refundable deposits that were supposed to be returned to season ticket holders. The lawsuit says the team violated Washington, D.C.’s, consumer protection... Read More

2022-11-14 22:21:12
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Argues Documents FBI Seized Were Personal in His Latest Court Battle

MIAMI — Former President Donald Trump is fighting back against FBI allegations he illegally took secret documents from the White... Read More

MIAMI — Former President Donald Trump is fighting back against FBI allegations he illegally took secret documents from the White House that he stored in his home. In a court filing last week that a judge unsealed Monday, Trump says... Read More

2022-11-14 19:49:33
by Dan McCue
8th Circuit Blocks Student Debt Relief Program Nationwide

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide injunction Monday temporarily barring the Biden... Read More

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide injunction Monday temporarily barring the Biden administration from moving forward with its student loan debt relief program. In August, President Joe Biden had rolled out a... Read More

2022-11-04 23:51:50
by Dan McCue
If Trump Runs, He’ll Face Multiple Legal Challenges as ‘Insurrectionist’

WASHINGTON — If former President Donald Trump actually runs for president in 2024, he’ll face a concerted multistate effort to... Read More

WASHINGTON — If former President Donald Trump actually runs for president in 2024, he’ll face a concerted multistate effort to brand him an insurrectionist and have him tossed off the ballot, an attorney for Free Speech for People said Friday.... Read More

2022-11-03 16:53:16
by Tom Ramstack
CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Settle Opioid Lawsuits for $13B

Drugstore retailers CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens on Wednesday announced a $10 billion settlement of thousands of state and local lawsuits... Read More

Drugstore retailers CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens on Wednesday announced a $10 billion settlement of thousands of state and local lawsuits accusing the companies of mishandling their sales of opioid painkillers. Walmart has tentatively agreed to pay another $3 billion to... Read More

2022-11-02 20:28:58
by Tom Ramstack
Giuliani Defamation Lawsuit Shows Challenges Faced by Poll Workers

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani by... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani by two Georgia women who counted ballots in 2020. They say the former New York mayor and attorney for Donald Trump... Read More

2022-11-02 15:37:41
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Blocks QAnon Linked Group's Close-Up Scrutiny of Ballot Drop Boxes

PHOENIX — A federal judge in Arizona issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that will keep members of a... Read More

PHOENIX — A federal judge in Arizona issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that will keep members of a QAnon-linked group from standing within 75 feet of ballot drop boxes and from openly carrying firearms or wearing body armor... Read More

2022-11-02 15:35:10
by Dan McCue
Pa. Supreme Court Orders Election Official to Set Aside Flawed Mail-In Ballots

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered state election officials to “refrain” from counting absentee and mail-in... Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered state election officials to “refrain” from counting absentee and mail-in ballots ahead of next week’s midterms that were sent back in either undated or incorrectly dated envelopes. In a tweet... Read More

2022-10-28 21:03:54
by Tom Ramstack
Howard University Gets Drawing Back After Judge Says It Was Stolen Art

WASHINGTON — A judge’s ruling last week allows Washington, D.C.'s, Howard University to recover a famed Black artist’s drawing that... Read More

WASHINGTON — A judge’s ruling last week allows Washington, D.C.'s, Howard University to recover a famed Black artist’s drawing that its attorneys say was stolen in the 1970s. The married North Carolina couple that held Charles White's "Centralia Madonna" argued... Read More

2022-10-20 21:00:43
by Tom Ramstack
Environmentalists Sue Forest Service for Flame Retardants Dropped on Fires

MISSOULA, Mont. — An environmental group is suing the U.S. Forest Service for the flame retardant it drops on western... Read More

MISSOULA, Mont. — An environmental group is suing the U.S. Forest Service for the flame retardant it drops on western wildfires, saying the chemical pollutes waterways and violates the Clean Water Act.  The Forest Service dropped more than 761,000 gallons... Read More

2022-10-20 17:36:06
by Dan McCue
Texas Sues Google for Alleged Unauthorized Use of Residents’ Biometric Data

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Google on Thursday, alleging the tech giant has unlawfully captured and... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Google on Thursday, alleging the tech giant has unlawfully captured and used the biometric data of millions of Texans without properly obtaining their informed consent to do so.  The 32-page complaint, filed... Read More

2022-10-15 00:11:03
by Dan McCue
DOJ Asks 11th Circuit to Toss Special Master in Mar-a-Lago Docs Case

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday asked the 11th Circuit to overturn a lower court decision to appoint a... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday asked the 11th Circuit to overturn a lower court decision to appoint a special master to review a slew of documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s home. The filing comes a day... Read More

2022-10-14 21:07:09
by Tom Ramstack
New York Attorney General Seeks Injunction Against Trump

NEW YORK — Donald Trump will learn on Halloween whether a New York judge grants the state attorney general’s request... Read More

NEW YORK — Donald Trump will learn on Halloween whether a New York judge grants the state attorney general’s request to block the Trump Organization from taking steps that might evade a lawsuit. The judge set a hearing for Oct.... Read More

2022-10-07 19:52:44
by Tom Ramstack
DC Government Shielded From Liability After Mental Patient Murders Neighbor

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled late last month that the District of Columbia cannot be sued for... Read More

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled late last month that the District of Columbia cannot be sued for the murder of a man at the hands of a mental patient who was under supervised release. The man’s wife,... Read More

2022-09-30 21:09:08
by Tom Ramstack
Biden’s Student Loan Rules Revised While States Sue to Stop the Debt Relief

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration changed its rules on who qualifies for student loan forgiveness Thursday as seven states filed... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration changed its rules on who qualifies for student loan forgiveness Thursday as seven states filed lawsuits to block the plan that would wipe away $10,000 of debt for most borrowers. The states said in their... Read More

2022-09-27 21:42:01
by TWN Staff
New York City to Abide by Judge’s Ruling on Vaccine Mandate — For Now

NEW YORK — The city of New York will abide by a judge’s order barring enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccine... Read More

NEW YORK — The city of New York will abide by a judge’s order barring enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of its largest police union while the decision is being appealed. On Friday, Manhattan State Supreme Court... Read More

Biogen Pays $900M to Settle Doctor Kickback Allegations

BOSTON (AP) — Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying... Read More

BOSTON (AP) — Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying kickbacks to doctors to persuade them to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs, federal prosecutors said. The agreement announced Monday settles... Read More

Trump's Legal Woes Mount Without Protection of Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general. It's been a week of widening... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general. It's been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling up as the former president operates without the protections afforded by the... Read More

'Art of the Steal': Trump Accused of Vast Fraud in NY Suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks and others about the value of prized assets like golf courses, hotels and his Mar-a-Lago estate, New York’s attorney general... Read More

2022-09-14 21:30:47
by Madeline Hughes
California Sues Amazon for 'Taking Vengeance' on Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The state of California is suing Amazon alleging antitrust violations of how the “dominant online retail store... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The state of California is suing Amazon alleging antitrust violations of how the “dominant online retail store in the United States” takes vengeance on small businesses who attempt to put their products on other websites for cheaper... Read More

2022-09-12 20:50:37
by Tom Ramstack
Maryland Court to Decide if Pandemic Requires Insurers to Cover Businesses

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's high court is expected to rule soon on whether insurers for corporations whose businesses suffered because... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's high court is expected to rule soon on whether insurers for corporations whose businesses suffered because of the COVID-19 pandemic must cover the lost income. On Friday, the Maryland Court of Appeals heard arguments from fashion... Read More

2022-09-12 19:36:55
by Tom Ramstack
CVS Nurse Sues Over Firing After Refusal to Dispense Contraceptives

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former northern Virginia MinuteClinic nurse practitioner is suing CVS Health after she claims she was fired... Read More

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former northern Virginia MinuteClinic nurse practitioner is suing CVS Health after she claims she was fired for refusing to dispense contraceptives for religious reasons. The lawsuit says Paige Casey avoided giving out the contraceptives for 2... Read More

Juul to Pay Nearly $440M to Settle States' Teen Vaping Probe

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year... Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking a... Read More

2022-09-02 20:38:39
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Advisor’s Lawsuit Dismissed Despite FBI Warrant Errors

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump administration advisor Carter Page... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump administration advisor Carter Page after he was investigated by the FBI for alleged illegal ties to the Russian government. The investigation included tapping his... Read More

2022-09-02 16:03:35
by Tom Ramstack
Massachusetts Court Says Motel Staff Not Liable for Guest’s Suicide

CHICOPEE, Mass. — A Massachusetts court’s decision Thursday that absolved a motel chain from blame for the suicide of a... Read More

CHICOPEE, Mass. — A Massachusetts court’s decision Thursday that absolved a motel chain from blame for the suicide of a guest clarifies the hospitality industry’s duty of care to its customers. The man’s family sued but Motel 6 successfully argued... Read More

2022-09-01 20:23:26
by Tom Ramstack
Florida Sues FDA to Speed Up Canadian Drug Import Approval

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida's governor announced Wednesday his state is suing the Food and Drug Administration to speed up permission... Read More

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida's governor announced Wednesday his state is suing the Food and Drug Administration to speed up permission to import drugs from Canada. Canadian drugs for diabetes, hepatitis C and other common illnesses are less expensive than most... Read More

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