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Litigation

2022-05-23 20:40:24
by Tom Ramstack
Bank of America Loses Effort to Dismiss Investor’s Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — A federal court ruled last week that Bank of America can be sued over an investment manager’s decision... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal court ruled last week that Bank of America can be sued over an investment manager’s decision to sell a customer’s stock in what appears to be a sign of the times as the U.S. economy tilts... Read More

2022-05-11 23:46:07
by Tom Ramstack
House Democrats File Amicus Brief in Steve Bannon Prosecution

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats are trying to intervene in the upcoming trial of Trump advisor Steve Bannon to counter... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats are trying to intervene in the upcoming trial of Trump advisor Steve Bannon to counter his request to a federal court to dismiss charges against him for contempt of Congress. They have prepared an amicus... Read More

2022-05-06 21:31:58
by Dan McCue
Florida Pension Fund Sues to Block Musk Takeover of Twitter

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Florida pension fund filed a complaint in Delaware’s Chancery Court on Friday asking a judge to... Read More

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Florida pension fund filed a complaint in Delaware’s Chancery Court on Friday asking a judge to rule Twitter can’t close its deal with Elon Musk until, potentially, 2025. The complaint filed by the Orlando, Florida, Police... Read More

2022-05-06 20:17:20
by Tom Ramstack
Lawsuit Accuses Former House Speaker of Stealing Cannabis Trade Secrets

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is being sued for allegedly stealing data from an advocacy group to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is being sued for allegedly stealing data from an advocacy group to help form his own industry organization for promoting the legalization and sale of cannabis. The lawsuit says Boehner was approached... Read More

2022-05-03 18:05:35
by Reece Nations
Tulsa Race Massacre Reparations Lawsuit to Proceed After Ruling

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa County District Court Judge Caroline Wall ruled on Monday against a motion to dismiss a lawsuit... Read More

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa County District Court Judge Caroline Wall ruled on Monday against a motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The lawsuit was filed by civil rights attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons in 2020... Read More

2022-05-02 20:36:25
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Tosses Out RNC Bid to Block Select Committee Subpoena 

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has tossed out a Republican National Committee bid to block a subpoena to a third-party... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has tossed out a Republican National Committee bid to block a subpoena to a third-party vendor from the select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol by angry supporters of then-President... Read More

16 States That Want to Electrify USPS Fleet File Lawsuits

California and 15 states that want the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its mail delivery vehicles are suing to halt... Read More

California and 15 states that want the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its mail delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its delivery fleet. Three separate lawsuits, filed Thursday by the... Read More

2022-04-28 15:02:41
by Dan McCue
Elon Musk Wins Suit Over Tesla Purchase of Rooftop Solar Company

WILMINGTON, Del. — In a week in which his planned purchase of Twitter is dominating headlines, Elon Musk scored a... Read More

WILMINGTON, Del. — In a week in which his planned purchase of Twitter is dominating headlines, Elon Musk scored a victory of another sort on Wednesday, prevailing in a shareholder lawsuit over electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla’s purchase of SolarCity, a... Read More

2022-04-25 19:45:45
by Dan McCue
New York Judge Finds Former President Trump in Contempt

New York, N.Y. — Former President Donald Trump is in contempt of court for failing to comply with a subpoena... Read More

New York, N.Y. — Former President Donald Trump is in contempt of court for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James, a New York judge has ruled. The order, handed down by Judge Arthur... Read More

2022-04-25 19:35:55
by Tom Ramstack
Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Shows Businesses Bear Pandemic Losses

WASHINGTON — An Iowa Supreme Court ruling on Friday that denied insurance coverage for COVID-19 losses to a golf club... Read More

WASHINGTON — An Iowa Supreme Court ruling on Friday that denied insurance coverage for COVID-19 losses to a golf club and a restaurant appears to be a sign of the times in lawsuits coming out of the pandemic. A day... Read More

2022-04-18 19:23:24
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Strikes Down Mask Mandate for Travel

TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask mandate for... Read More

TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask mandate for travel on Monday, less than a week after the agency extended the public health mandate through May 3. In her... Read More

2022-04-06 15:13:17
by Dan McCue
GOP Congressional Candidate Arrington Sues DoD to Compel Document Release

WASHINGTON — Candidate Katie Arrington, currently hoping to unseat incumbent Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., in the upcoming South Carolina congressional... Read More

WASHINGTON — Candidate Katie Arrington, currently hoping to unseat incumbent Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., in the upcoming South Carolina congressional primary, sued the Defense Department on Tuesday seeking the release of records related to the suspension of her security clearance.... Read More

2022-04-02 00:09:23
by Dan McCue
Rep. Greene Sues Georgia Secretary of State to Block Candidacy Review

ATLANTA — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sued Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday to block his review... Read More

ATLANTA — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sued Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday to block his review of eligibility to run for Congress in light of her alleged involvement and support of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot... Read More

2022-03-29 23:03:25
by Reece Nations
FEC Sued for Failing to Act on Complaints Against Trump Campaign

WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for its failure to act on... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for its failure to act on a campaign spending disclosure complaint made against the campaign committee of former President Donald Trump. The CLC filed its complaint... Read More

2022-03-29 14:17:42
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Takes Case of Warhol Portrait to Determine Copyright Infringement

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a case to determine whether artist Andy Warhol violated a... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a case to determine whether artist Andy Warhol violated a photographer’s copyright by basing one of his artworks on a photograph of the musician Prince. Both Warhol and Prince are... Read More

2022-03-18 21:06:19
by Tom Ramstack
Government Settles for $127.5M With Families of School Shooting Victims

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government agreed this week to pay $127.5 million to families of students killed by a gunman... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government agreed this week to pay $127.5 million to families of students killed by a gunman in 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.... Read More

2022-03-08 22:16:30
by Tom Ramstack
Judge Affirms Opioid Judgment Against Major Pharmacy Chains

TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio federal judge overseeing a class action lawsuit over the opioid crisis on Monday refused... Read More

TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio federal judge overseeing a class action lawsuit over the opioid crisis on Monday refused to overturn a jury verdict that held major pharmacy chains liable for contributing to the addictions and overdoses blamed for... Read More

2022-03-04 20:37:18
by Reece Nations
Netflix Requests Federal Judge Block ‘Cuties’ Lawsuit

TYLER, Texas — Lawyers for Netflix asked a U.S. District Court for injunctive relief in a lawsuit brought by Tyler... Read More

TYLER, Texas — Lawyers for Netflix asked a U.S. District Court for injunctive relief in a lawsuit brought by Tyler County District Attorney Lucas Babin on Thursday. Netflix was indicted by Babin in September 2020 for promoting and streaming the... Read More

2022-03-03 13:17:11
by Alexa Hornbeck
Ruling on CRISPR Patent Complicates Research Efforts of Biotech Companies and UC California

This week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a decision regarding a patent dispute... Read More

This week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a decision regarding a patent dispute about who the first scientists were to invent the use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in eukaryotic cells.  The dispute is... Read More

2022-02-28 19:56:35
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Advisor Roger Stone Sues to Block Congressional Subpoena

WASHINGTON — Political consultant Roger Stone is suing a congressional committee that wants information about whether he encouraged the Jan.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Political consultant Roger Stone is suing a congressional committee that wants information about whether he encouraged the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol. Stone seeks a court order to block the House committee’s subpoena of his phone... Read More

2022-02-24 17:16:35
by Dan McCue
Appeal Claims Tennessee Elections Director Wrongly Violating Ex-Felon’s Voting Rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s elections director is wrongly violating an ex-felon’s voting rights, preventing him from registering despite having served... Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s elections director is wrongly violating an ex-felon’s voting rights, preventing him from registering despite having served his sentence and being granted clemency in another state, a newly filed appeal claims. Ernest Falls was convicted of involuntary... Read More

2022-02-23 15:42:30
by Dan McCue
4th Circuit Upholds Decision to Block SC’s ‘Heartbeat’ Bill

RICHMOND, Va. — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision to temporarily block South... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision to temporarily block South Carolina’s ban on abortions after six weeks. Signed by Republican Gov. Henry McMaster last year, the law requires doctors to... Read More

2022-02-18 22:31:06
by Tom Ramstack
Judge Reinstates DC Lawsuit Against Trump Organization

WASHINGTON — In a week of legal crises for Donald Trump, a judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday set Sept.... Read More

WASHINGTON — In a week of legal crises for Donald Trump, a judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday set Sept. 26 for the trial date in a lawsuit the District of Columbia's attorney general filed against the former president's 2017... Read More

2022-02-17 21:13:00
by Dan McCue
Judge Rules NY AG Can Question Trump, Children Under Oath

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James can question former President Donald Trump and two of his adult... Read More

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James can question former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children as part of a civil inquiry into his business practices, a state Supreme Court judge ruled Wednesday afternoon. The... Read More

2022-02-16 15:23:49
by Dan McCue
Second Shoe Drops for Palin in Libel Case

NEW YORK — The jury deliberating Sarah Palin’s libel suit against The New York Times returned a verdict against her,... Read More

NEW YORK — The jury deliberating Sarah Palin’s libel suit against The New York Times returned a verdict against her, concluding there was insufficient evidence to prove the newspaper acted with “actual malice” when it published a 2017 editorial erroneously... Read More

2022-02-15 14:01:22
by Dan McCue
Judge Says He'll Dismiss Sarah Palin's Libel Suit Against The New York Times

NEW YORK — The judge presiding over Sarah Palin’s libel suit against The New York Times announced Monday afternoon that... Read More

NEW YORK — The judge presiding over Sarah Palin’s libel suit against The New York Times announced Monday afternoon that he intends to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds the former Alaska governor failed to prove the newspaper acted with... Read More

2022-01-24 21:29:44
by Tom Ramstack
Sarah Palin Diagnosed With COVID Before New York Times Lawsuit Trial

NEW YORK — Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was diagnosed with COVID-19 this weekend, which delayed her defamation lawsuit against... Read More

NEW YORK — Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was diagnosed with COVID-19 this weekend, which delayed her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times that was scheduled for a trial beginning Monday. Palin reported her illness to Judge Jed Rakoff... Read More

2022-01-03 18:56:36
by Tom Ramstack
Coaches Sue Washington Nationals After Defying Vaccination Mandate

WASHINGTON — Two coaches from the Washington Nationals baseball team are adding to the lawsuits spun off from mandates by... Read More

WASHINGTON — Two coaches from the Washington Nationals baseball team are adding to the lawsuits spun off from mandates by the federal government and private employers requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The federal mandate announced by President Joe... Read More

2021-12-28 22:04:02
by Reece Nations
Coalition of Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing Arizona Abortion Ban

PHOENIX — Attorneys General from 23 states signed on to an amicus brief that challenges an Arizona law prohibiting abortions... Read More

PHOENIX — Attorneys General from 23 states signed on to an amicus brief that challenges an Arizona law prohibiting abortions sought because of fetal abnormalities. The coalition contends in their brief that the preservation of women’s reproductive autonomy can and... Read More

Trump Sues NY Attorney General, Seeking to End Civil Probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump sued New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday, resorting to a familiar... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump sued New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday, resorting to a familiar but seldom successful strategy as he seeks to end a yearslong civil investigation into his business practices that he alleges is... Read More

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