Litigation

New York AG Says She’ll Seize Trump’s Property if He Can’t Pay $454M Civil Fraud Debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump could be at risk of losing some of his prized properties if he can’t... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump could be at risk of losing some of his prized properties if he can’t pay his staggering New York civil fraud penalty. With interest, he owes the state nearly $454 million — and the... Read More

2024-02-16 19:15:50
by Tom Ramstack
Environmentalists Sue EPA for Data on Health Risks of Forever Chemicals

WASHINGTON — Environmentalists sued the Environmental Protection Agency this week in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeking information about health... Read More

WASHINGTON — Environmentalists sued the Environmental Protection Agency this week in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeking information about health risks from forever chemicals in fluorinated plastic containers. The two groups that sued accuse the EPA of withholding information about... Read More

2024-02-06 21:29:04
by Dan McCue
DC Appellate Court Rejects Trump's Immunity Claim

WASHINGTON — A court of appeals in the District of Columbia has rejected former President Donald Trump’s claim that he... Read More

WASHINGTON — A court of appeals in the District of Columbia has rejected former President Donald Trump’s claim that he is immune from prosecution for allegedly interfering in the 2020 presidential election. In a unanimous, 57-page ruling, a three-judge panel... Read More

2024-02-01 22:19:11
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Lawsuit Over Steele Dossier Dismissed by Judge in London

LONDON, U.K. — A judge in London dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that former President Donald Trump filed against the British... Read More

LONDON, U.K. — A judge in London dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that former President Donald Trump filed against the British intelligence agent who wrote the "Steele Dossier" describing his questionable links to the Russian government. Trump’s lawsuit called the accusations... Read More

2024-01-31 19:07:22
by Dan McCue
Couple Claims ‘Healthy’ Snack Left Children With Lead Poisoning

HICKORY, N.C. — A North Carolina couple claimed in court that the manufacturer of a fruit puree they bought as... Read More

HICKORY, N.C. — A North Carolina couple claimed in court that the manufacturer of a fruit puree they bought as a healthy snack for their kids negligently sold products contaminated with large amounts of lead, leading to concerns the children... Read More

2024-01-29 21:40:39
by Tom Ramstack
Walmart Sued in Class Action Over Alleged Pricing Deception

WASHINGTON — Walmart is being sued over allegations it charges higher prices for products at the checkout stands than it... Read More

WASHINGTON — Walmart is being sued over allegations it charges higher prices for products at the checkout stands than it advertises on its shelves. The consumer class action lawsuits started in Chicago, Illinois, but are spreading, most recently to a... Read More

2024-01-05 20:27:17
by Tom Ramstack
SpaceX Lawsuit Opposes Authority of National Labor Relations Board

HOUSTON — SpaceX sued the National Labor Relations Board Thursday in a lawsuit that seeks to undercut the agency's fundamental... Read More

HOUSTON — SpaceX sued the National Labor Relations Board Thursday in a lawsuit that seeks to undercut the agency's fundamental authority to rule in workplace disputes. SpaceX hit back with the lawsuit one day after the NLRB filed a labor... Read More

2024-01-04 22:20:43
by Dan McCue
Late Congresswoman’s Family to Sue Caregiver for Negligence

WASHINGTON — This never should have happened. That was the sentiment expressed by the attorney for the family of trailblazing... Read More

WASHINGTON — This never should have happened. That was the sentiment expressed by the attorney for the family of trailblazing Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, who announced Thursday that they are suing the rehabilitation center in which she spent her... Read More

2024-01-02 19:11:13
by Tom Ramstack
Capitol Police Can Continue Lawsuit Against Trump for Jan. 6 Insurrection

WASHINGTON — A group of U.S. Capitol Police officers are moving ahead this week in suing former President Donald Trump... Read More

WASHINGTON — A group of U.S. Capitol Police officers are moving ahead this week in suing former President Donald Trump after winning a court judgment Friday that says he has no immunity from civil lawsuits. The police officers accuse Trump... Read More

2023-12-29 19:26:55
by Tom Ramstack
Former Commanders Co-Owner Sues Claiming Underpayment in Team Sale

WASHINGTON — A former co-owner of Washington, D.C.’s, professional football team is suing Bank of America over his allegations that... Read More

WASHINGTON — A former co-owner of Washington, D.C.’s, professional football team is suing Bank of America over his allegations that he was deceived into selling his stake in the Commanders for far less than its value. Tampa, Florida, billionaire Robert... Read More

2023-12-27 20:16:50
by Tom Ramstack
Trump’s Republican Critics Ask Court to Reject His ‘Absolute Immunity’

WASHINGTON — Former top Republican federal officials on Tuesday filed a brief with the appeals court in Washington, D.C., asking... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former top Republican federal officials on Tuesday filed a brief with the appeals court in Washington, D.C., asking that former President Donald Trump's claim of immunity for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol not be allowed. Trump's... Read More

2023-12-26 20:15:39
by Tom Ramstack
Appellate Ruling Will Let DC Superior Court Decide if Energy Companies Liable for Climate Change

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit against energy companies for the pollution their fuels create will remain in District of Columbia Superior... Read More

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit against energy companies for the pollution their fuels create will remain in District of Columbia Superior Court after a federal appellate ruling last week. The lawsuit by the D.C. attorney general’s office accuses energy companies ExxonMobil... Read More

2023-12-26 15:17:23
by Dan McCue
Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down State Legislative Maps

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday struck down Republican-drawn legislative maps and ordered new district boundary lines... Read More

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday struck down Republican-drawn legislative maps and ordered new district boundary lines in the perennial battleground state to be drawn before the 2024 election. In its 4-3 ruling, the court majority held... Read More

2023-12-19 20:40:57
by Tom Ramstack
Judge Clears Way for Removal of Memorial Glorifying Confederacy’s ‘Lost Cause’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday cleared the way for the removal of a Confederate memorial... Read More

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday cleared the way for the removal of a Confederate memorial from Arlington National Cemetery, just one day after a temporary restraining order had halted work to remove it. In his... Read More

2023-12-14 22:54:30
by Tom Ramstack
Catholic University Wins Legal Right to Auction Dress From ‘Wizard of Oz’ 

NEW YORK — A New York judge’s ruling this week authorizes Catholic University of America to auction a gingham dress... Read More

NEW YORK — A New York judge’s ruling this week authorizes Catholic University of America to auction a gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Ownership of the dress was contested by the... Read More

2023-12-12 16:28:15
by Dan McCue
Public Health Advocacy Group Sues DraftKings

WOBURN, Mass. — DraftKings, one of the nation’s most popular sports betting companies, engages in unfair and deceptive practices while... Read More

WOBURN, Mass. — DraftKings, one of the nation’s most popular sports betting companies, engages in unfair and deceptive practices while taking advantage of the addictive nature of gambling activities, a class action lawsuit filed in Massachusetts claims. The lawsuit, Scanlon... Read More

2023-11-27 21:13:58
by Dan McCue
Appeals Court Revives Refineries’ Hope of Securing Fuel Mandate Exemptions

NEW ORLEANS — A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down the Biden administration’s decision to deny small Gulf Coast... Read More

NEW ORLEANS — A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down the Biden administration’s decision to deny small Gulf Coast refineries with “hardship” waivers that would exempt them from the nation’s biofuel mandates. The underlying case revolves around the Clean... Read More

2023-11-15 21:04:55
by Tom Ramstack
Fox News Producer Sues Network After Refusing to Support Trump

WASHINGTON — A former Fox News reporter says in a lawsuit moved to federal court this week that he was... Read More

WASHINGTON — A former Fox News reporter says in a lawsuit moved to federal court this week that he was fired for questioning the television network’s reports that he said were designed to “appease” the Trump administration after the Jan.... Read More

2023-10-27 21:15:08
by Dan McCue
5th Circuit Blocks Oil and Gas Lease Sale in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has temporarily paused a lower court ruling that required the Biden administration to... Read More

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has temporarily paused a lower court ruling that required the Biden administration to proceed with and expand a planned offshore oil and gas auction in the Gulf of Mexico. The auction in question... Read More

2023-10-25 21:36:18
by Tom Ramstack
Meta Platforms Sued by States Over Alleged Harm to Children

WASHINGTON — Meta Platforms Inc. was sued Tuesday in federal court by states saying the company’s Facebook and Instagram social... Read More

WASHINGTON — Meta Platforms Inc. was sued Tuesday in federal court by states saying the company’s Facebook and Instagram social media use features that are addictive to children and threaten their mental health. Facebook and Instagram include interactive features that... Read More

2023-10-23 16:51:56
by Dan McCue
Advocates Sue for New Campaign Disclosure Rules

WASHINGTON — A pair of advocates for more transparency in campaign finance sued the Federal Election Commission on Monday for... Read More

WASHINGTON — A pair of advocates for more transparency in campaign finance sued the Federal Election Commission on Monday for failing to create new disclosure rules for so-called “special-purpose” accounts maintained by national party committees. Special-purpose accounts are vehicles that... Read More

2023-10-19 15:09:54
by Dan McCue
Trump Confidante Powell Strikes Plea Deal in Georgia Elections Case

WASHINGTON — Attorney Sidney Powell, a high-profile member of former President Donald Trump’s inner circle and well-known conspiracy theorist, pleaded... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorney Sidney Powell, a high-profile member of former President Donald Trump’s inner circle and well-known conspiracy theorist, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to six misdemeanor counts of conspiracy related to attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election... Read More

2023-10-16 18:17:16
by Dan McCue
Judge Imposes Narrow Gag Order in Trump Jan. 6 Case

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is now subject to a partial gag order barring him from verbal and written... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is now subject to a partial gag order barring him from verbal and written attacks on Special Counsel Jack Smith, his staff, witnesses and potential witnesses in his election conspiracy case. In handing down... Read More

2023-10-09 21:13:54
by Tom Ramstack
Anti-Affirmative Action Group Sues Naval Academy Over Admissions Policy

BALTIMORE — A group that opposes race-conscious college admissions sued the U.S. Naval Academy last week. The Virginia-based group, called... Read More

BALTIMORE — A group that opposes race-conscious college admissions sued the U.S. Naval Academy last week. The Virginia-based group, called Students for Fair Admissions, says the Naval Academy discriminates by allowing race to be a factor in deciding who is... Read More

2023-10-05 18:13:44
by Tom Ramstack
Utility Agrees to Pay DC $57M in Record Environmental Settlement

WASHINGTON — The Washington, D.C., area’s biggest electrical utility agreed this week to pay a $57 million settlement that will... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Washington, D.C., area’s biggest electrical utility agreed this week to pay a $57 million settlement that will be used to clean up contaminants it dumped into the Anacostia River. The settlement with the D.C. attorney general was... Read More

2023-10-04 20:16:16
by Tom Ramstack
Court Lets Texas Take Over Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that an attorney general's antitrust lawsuit against internet giant Google can... Read More

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that an attorney general's antitrust lawsuit against internet giant Google can be tried in Texas instead of New York. Texas is one of 10 states in the lawsuit that accuses Google... Read More

2023-09-26 21:51:28
by Tom Ramstack
President’s Son Sues Rudy Giuliani for Revealing Data From a Laptop

WASHINGTON — Presidential son Hunter Biden claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani and his former lawyer violated... Read More

WASHINGTON — Presidential son Hunter Biden claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani and his former lawyer violated his privacy by publicly revealing personal computer data. The data was taken from a laptop Biden left at a computer... Read More

2023-09-25 19:38:05
by Dan McCue
Appeals Court Rejects Bid for Stay of ‘Good Neighbor’ Pollution Plan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Monday rejected an attempt by the state of... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Monday rejected an attempt by the state of Utah to block the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing a plan to protect downwind states from smog that blows from... Read More

2023-09-25 14:51:39
by Dan McCue
Court Says Gulf Oil and Gas Lease Sale Must Proceed Without Restrictions

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A federal judge has ordered the Interior Department to proceed with a pending oil and gas... Read More

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A federal judge has ordered the Interior Department to proceed with a pending oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico without last-minute restrictions added to protect an endangered species of whale. U.S. District... Read More

2023-09-18 21:35:07
by Tom Ramstack
Hunter Biden Says IRS Invaded His Privacy After Agents Disclosed His Tax Records

WASHINGTON — Presidential son Hunter Biden sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday for what he calls an invasion of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Presidential son Hunter Biden sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday for what he calls an invasion of his privacy even as he faces unrelated felony gun charges. Biden’s lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District... Read More

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