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Texas Doctor Who Defied State's New Abortion Ban is Sued

DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law... Read More

DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law all but dared supporters of the state's near-total ban on the procedure to try making an early example of him... Read More

2021-09-21 13:59:28
by Dan McCue
AT&T Hauls FCC Into Court Over Trump-Era Wi-Fi Expansion

WASHINGTON - Lawyers for AT&T and a host of utility providers and public safety officials squared off against the FCC... Read More

WASHINGTON - Lawyers for AT&T and a host of utility providers and public safety officials squared off against the FCC in a District of Columbia courtroom on Friday in a battle over a Trump-era regulatory change that expanded the use... Read More

2021-09-16 19:38:34
by Dan McCue
Lone Sentence in Popular Series Could Cost Netflix a Cool $5 Million

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A single line in Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which is expected to rake in the... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A single line in Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which is expected to rake in the statues at this weekend’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, could wind up costing the streaming giant a cool $5 million thanks... Read More

2021-09-16 19:22:32
by Reece Nations
Texas AG Paxton Now Suing 15 School Districts Over Masking Guidance

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has expanded litigation efforts against a swath of school districts that defied... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has expanded litigation efforts against a swath of school districts that defied Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates. Paxton announced on Tuesday his office had filed lawsuits against the Paris, Diboll,... Read More

2021-08-26 18:48:54
by Dan McCue
Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump, Stone, Extremist Groups Over Jan. 6

WASHINGTON -- Seven Capitol Police Officers filed a federal lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, and members of... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Seven Capitol Police Officers filed a federal lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, and members of two right-wing extremist groups on Thursday over their role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The 71-page... Read More

2021-08-13 15:58:18
by Tom Ramstack
Nunes’s Defamation Suit Against Washington Post to Continue

WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit by Rep. Devin Nunes against The Washington Post for defamation is proceeding after a judge this... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit by Rep. Devin Nunes against The Washington Post for defamation is proceeding after a judge this week declined to dismiss it. The Post reported that Nunes accused the Obama administration of spying on Trump Tower in... Read More

2021-08-11 20:48:33
by Tom Ramstack
Medical Groups Join Lawsuit to Support DC’s Vaccination Law for Children

WASHINGTON -- A group of medical associations is speaking out to support the District of Columbia’s new law that allows... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A group of medical associations is speaking out to support the District of Columbia’s new law that allows children as young as 11 years old to request vaccinations from health care professionals without their parents' permission. The plaintiffs... Read More

2021-08-10 15:45:54
by Dan McCue
Dominion Voting Systems Files Flurry of Defamation Suits

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a series of defamation lawsuits against One America News Network, Newsmax and Patrick Byrne, the... Read More

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a series of defamation lawsuits against One America News Network, Newsmax and Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock.com, over their roles in advancing conspiracy theories that Dominion rigged the results of the 2020 presidential... Read More

2021-08-06 20:49:08
by Tom Ramstack
Mexican Government Sues Gunmakers For Contributing to Drug Cartel Violence

The Mexican government this week filed a lawsuit accusing U.S. gunmakers of helping to fuel violence by drug cartels and... Read More

The Mexican government this week filed a lawsuit accusing U.S. gunmakers of helping to fuel violence by drug cartels and other criminals who encounter few impediments to acquiring the firearms.  The lawsuit filed in federal court in Massachusetts says companies... Read More

Jurisdictional Question Revived in Suits Over Coastal Loss

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The question of whether lawsuits blaming big oil companies for loss of vulnerable Louisiana coastal wetlands... Read More

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The question of whether lawsuits blaming big oil companies for loss of vulnerable Louisiana coastal wetlands will be tried in state courts, as local parish governments want, or in federal courts, as the oil companies want,... Read More

2021-07-23 20:15:27
by Tom Ramstack
Opioid Maker and Distributors Settle State Lawsuits for $26 Billion

A coalition of state attorneys general reached a $26 billion settlement with opioid maker Johnson & Johnson and three of... Read More

A coalition of state attorneys general reached a $26 billion settlement with opioid maker Johnson & Johnson and three of its distributors this week. They blame the companies for a half-million deaths in the United States from overdoses and addictions... Read More

2021-07-16 20:06:03
by Tom Ramstack
Judge Refuses to Toss Lawsuits by Students Seeking Tuition Refunds

WASHINGTON -- In a ruling with implications for the upcoming fall semester, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. last week... Read More

WASHINGTON -- In a ruling with implications for the upcoming fall semester, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. last week refused to dismiss lawsuits by college students seeking tuition refunds. The students want at least part of their tuition and... Read More

2021-07-16 15:01:38
by Tom Ramstack
Parent Sues D.C. Health Dept. Over Law on Child Vaccinations

WASHINGTON -- The father of a 16-year-old girl is suing the District of Columbia Department of Health over its new... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The father of a 16-year-old girl is suing the District of Columbia Department of Health over its new law that allows children as young as 11 years old to get vaccinated without parental consent. The lawsuit in U.S.... Read More

2021-07-14 18:50:44
by Dan McCue
ACLU Sues to Block Texas Abortion Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday sued the state of Texas to block “radical” new abortion restrictions currently set... Read More

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday sued the state of Texas to block “radical” new abortion restrictions currently set to take effect on Sept. 1. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of Texas abortion providers -- led by... Read More

Attorneys General Sue Google For Anticompetitive Practices

Attorneys general from 36 states and Washington, D.C., hit Google LLC with yet another antitrust lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the company... Read More

Attorneys general from 36 states and Washington, D.C., hit Google LLC with yet another antitrust lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the company of unfair business tactics to monopolize sales of apps used on Android phones.  The lawsuit says Google bought off competitors... Read More

2021-07-08 13:08:25
by Tom Ramstack
Attorneys for Britney Spears Resign From Conservatorship Case

The court-appointed attorneys representing Britney Spears in her conservatorship case resigned Tuesday after the pop icon asked a judge for... Read More

The court-appointed attorneys representing Britney Spears in her conservatorship case resigned Tuesday after the pop icon asked a judge for permission to hire her own counsel. The high-profile case is testing whether California's conservatorship laws protect the wealthy celebrities they... Read More

More States Agree to Settlement Plan for Opioid-maker Purdue

More than a dozen states have dropped their longstanding objections to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's reorganization plan, edging the company... Read More

More than a dozen states have dropped their longstanding objections to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's reorganization plan, edging the company closer to resolving its bankruptcy case and transforming itself into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic... Read More

2021-07-07 18:36:01
by Dan McCue
Trump Sues Facebook, Twitter and Google

BEDMINSTER, N.J. - Former President Donald Trump filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google, and their CEOs... Read More

BEDMINSTER, N.J. - Former President Donald Trump filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google, and their CEOs on Wednesday, alleging the companies violated his 1st Amendment rights when they banned him and suspended his accounts. “Our case... Read More

Building Collapse Lawsuits Seek to Get Answers, Assign Blame

Even as the search continues over a week later for signs of life in the mangled debris of the fallen... Read More

Even as the search continues over a week later for signs of life in the mangled debris of the fallen Champlain Towers South, the process of seeking answers about why it happened and who is to blame is already underway... Read More

2021-06-03 13:30:20
by Dan McCue
It’s No-Go for Fireworks Show on Mount Rushmore, Judge Rules

A federal judge in South Dakota sided with the Biden administration on Wednesday, upholding its decision to block Fourth of... Read More

A federal judge in South Dakota sided with the Biden administration on Wednesday, upholding its decision to block Fourth of July fireworks at Mount Rushmore. The decision by Chief U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange temporarily ends a contentious legal battle... Read More

Johnson & Johnson Asks High Court to Void $2B Talc Verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict in favor of... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using the company's talc products. The case features an array of high-profile... Read More

Judge Digs Into Apple App Store Policies as Epic Trial Ends

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The judge who will decide a case challenging Apple's stranglehold on its iPhone app store... Read More

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The judge who will decide a case challenging Apple's stranglehold on its iPhone app store indicated on Monday she would like to promote more competition but without dismantling a commission system that reaps billions of... Read More

Second Amendment Sanctuaries Facing 1st Court Test in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws... Read More

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment... Read More

2021-05-10 17:57:47
by Dan McCue
Crist Challenger Sues FEC for Failing to Address Twitter Concerns

WASHINGTON - Former Republican Congressional candidate Anna Paulina Luna, who ran unsuccessfully to unseat Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., last year,... Read More

WASHINGTON - Former Republican Congressional candidate Anna Paulina Luna, who ran unsuccessfully to unseat Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., last year, is suing the Federal Elections Commission saying it failed to address her concerns over her treatment by Twitter. Luna, a... Read More

2021-05-06 12:44:11
by Reece Nations
DOJ to Appeal Federal Judge Ruling on CDC Eviction Moratorium

WASHINGTON — After a federal judge ruled on Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions exceeded... Read More

WASHINGTON — After a federal judge ruled on Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions exceeded the agency's authority, the Department of Justice announced it would appeal the decision. U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich authored... Read More

Judges Hear Arguments Over Contentious Census Privacy Tool

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep... Read More

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people's information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts on Monday went before a judicial panel that must... Read More

2021-05-03 13:21:46
by Tom Ramstack
$1.6 MIllion to Go to Protesters at 2017 Inauguration

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia government this week agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle two lawsuits by protesters... Read More

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia government this week agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle two lawsuits by protesters during the January 2017 presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. In one of the lawsuits, six demonstrators represented by the ACLU... Read More

2021-04-20 14:41:47
by Tom Ramstack
The Hartford to Pay $650 Million to Settle Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Claims

The Hartford Financial Services Group announced Friday it would pay $650 million to settle sexual abuse claims against the Boy... Read More

The Hartford Financial Services Group announced Friday it would pay $650 million to settle sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America. If it is approved by a Delaware bankruptcy judge, the payment to the Boy Scouts and its... Read More

Stephen Miller’s New Legal Group to Challenge Biden Policies With Lawsuits

WASHINGTON - He’s baaack. Stephen Miller, that is.  Former President Donald Trump’s senior White House advisor and the architect behind... Read More

WASHINGTON - He’s baaack. Stephen Miller, that is.  Former President Donald Trump’s senior White House advisor and the architect behind that administration’s hard line immigration policies, is launching a new organization this week, America First Legal. And, though the 35-year-old... Read More

2021-03-26 13:46:29
by Dan McCue
Fox News Slapped With $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 2020 Election Claims

Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news company sought... Read More

Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news company sought to boost faltering ratings by falsely claiming the voting machine company had rigged the 2020 election.  The company, which is... Read More

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