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Litigation

2020-08-27 12:27:26
by Tom Ramstack
Tech Giants Try to Dismiss Lawsuit Accusing Them of Child Labor Violation

WASHINGTON -- Some of America’s technology giants are trying to get a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Some of America’s technology giants are trying to get a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of promoting the use of children to mine cobalt for their lithium-ion batteries. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell and Tesla said... Read More

2020 Election Will Be Most Litigated in US History

The 2020 election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden is shaping up to be the most litigated in U.S.... Read More

The 2020 election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden is shaping up to be the most litigated in U.S. history, as changes to balloting prompted by the coronavirus pandemic spur lawsuits that could leave the outcome in suspense for... Read More

2020-07-14 20:32:48
by Dan McCue
Trump Administration Walks Back Rule on Foreign Students

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic. The decision was announced at the start of... Read More

More Than 200 Schools Back Lawsuit Over Foreign Student Rule

BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international... Read More

BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students' safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing.... Read More

2020-07-13 13:27:31
by Tom Ramstack
Five States Sue Education Dept. Over CARES Act School Funding

Five states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit this week that accuses the U.S. Education Department of shorting... Read More

Five states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit this week that accuses the U.S. Education Department of shorting schools in low-income areas on their fair share of coronavirus relief funds. Instead, too much of the money is going... Read More

2020-07-09 19:06:22
by Dan McCue
Lawsuit Seeks to Block Republican National Convention in Jacksonville

A Jacksonville attorney filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a circuit court  to declare next month’s Republican National Convention a nuisance... Read More

A Jacksonville attorney filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a circuit court  to declare next month’s Republican National Convention a nuisance “injurious to the health,” and require it to either be cancelled or scaled down to a much smaller event with... Read More

2020-06-26 19:55:32
by Dan McCue
9th Circuit Rules Trump Can't Divert Pentagon Funds to Build Wall

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump does not have the authority to unilaterally divert Pentagon funds to build a miles-long wall... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump does not have the authority to unilaterally divert Pentagon funds to build a miles-long wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, a federal appeals court ruled Friday afternoon. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S.... Read More

2020-06-15 13:12:13
by Tom Ramstack
Pastor Sues Washington Mayor Over Political Street Lettering

A self-described street pastor is suing Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser over her decision to commission a street mural that... Read More

A self-described street pastor is suing Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser over her decision to commission a street mural that says “Black Lives Matter” in large letters on a street near the White House. The lawsuit filed by Rich Penkoski... Read More

ACLU Sues Over Police Force on Protesters Near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Trump administration Thursday, alleging officials violated the civil rights of... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Trump administration Thursday, alleging officials violated the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed from a park near the White House by police using chemical agents before President Donald... Read More

Trump Sued Over Executive Order Targeting Social Media Companies

President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting social media companies was challenged in court by a nonprofit group that claims the... Read More

President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting social media companies was challenged in court by a nonprofit group that claims the edict violates free speech protections guaranteed by the First Amendment. The Center for Democracy and Technology sued in Washington federal... Read More

2020-05-19 14:07:35
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Seeks Dismissal of Equal Rights Amendment Suit

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is attempting to get a lawsuit dismissed that seeks to add the Equal Rights Amendment... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is attempting to get a lawsuit dismissed that seeks to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A Justice Department motion to dismiss filed last week says the deadline expired for states to... Read More

2020-05-14 13:50:23
by Dan McCue
4th Circuit Rules Against Trump in Emoluments Clause Case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled against President Donald Trump on Thursday in a lawsuit alleging he's violated the... Read More

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled against President Donald Trump on Thursday in a lawsuit alleging he's violated the Constitution's emoluments clause by profiting from foreign and state government patrons at his hotel in downtown Washington. A divided 4th... Read More

2020-05-13 13:30:15
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Tries to Protect Employers From Lawsuits Tied to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - Industry and legal experts told the U.S. Senate Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic is creating liabilities that are... Read More

WASHINGTON - Industry and legal experts told the U.S. Senate Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic is creating liabilities that are not adequately addressed by existing laws and regulations. As a result, business owners are running up against hundreds of lawsuits... Read More

2020-05-11 13:36:49
by Tom Ramstack
Universities Sued by Students Who Say Online Education Inadequate

Universities nationwide are being sued by parents and students who say the schools are falling short of their duties during... Read More

Universities nationwide are being sued by parents and students who say the schools are falling short of their duties during the coronavirus shutdown. The universities have switched to online education until the national emergency subsides. The students and their parents... Read More

2020-05-08 15:45:15
by Gaspard Le Dem
Michigan Legislature Sues Gov. Whitmer Over Extension of Coronavirus Emergency

Republican lawmakers in Michigan’s state legislature are suing Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer over her move to extend stay-at-home orders last... Read More

Republican lawmakers in Michigan’s state legislature are suing Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer over her move to extend stay-at-home orders last week amid the coronavirus crisis. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday by House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike... Read More

2020-05-05 14:56:41
by Tom Ramstack
Restaurants Sue Insurance Companies for Business Losses from Pandemic

WASHINGTON - Restaurants are filing a surge of lawsuits against insurance companies as they seek coverage for business interruptions during... Read More

WASHINGTON - Restaurants are filing a surge of lawsuits against insurance companies as they seek coverage for business interruptions during the coronavirus shutdown. The insurance companies say their business interruption policies grant them exemptions for viruses that cause no physical... Read More

Blind Justice: No Visual Cues in High Court Phone Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey Fisher broke his glasses. That left the very nearsighted lawyer with an unappealing choice. He could wear contacts and clearly... Read More

2020-04-23 20:42:44
by Tom Ramstack
Class Actions Against China Grow Despite Foreign Policy Obstacles

WASHINGTON - Law firms and their clients who are joining the growing list of plaintiffs against the Chinese government over... Read More

WASHINGTON - Law firms and their clients who are joining the growing list of plaintiffs against the Chinese government over the coronavirus outbreak are running up against a foreign policy that could rule out any successful lawsuits. About a half-dozen... Read More

2020-03-23 19:15:32
by Tom Ramstack
Lawsuit Against Trump Delayed While Similar Dispute Pending

WASHINGTON - A federal judge put a lawsuit by Congress against President Donald Trump on hold Friday until other legal... Read More

WASHINGTON - A federal judge put a lawsuit by Congress against President Donald Trump on hold Friday until other legal action against the White House is resolved. The lawsuit filed by congressional Democrats seeks six years of Trump’s federal tax... Read More

2020-03-20 12:58:49
by Dan McCue
Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak

The leaders of Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature told a federal judge Thursday they are opposed to a request by Democrats to... Read More

The leaders of Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature told a federal judge Thursday they are opposed to a request by Democrats to amend absentee and online primary rules in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The state Democratic Party and the Democratic... Read More

Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Riff, Court Rules

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Monday that the British rock band Led Zeppelin did not steal portions... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Monday that the British rock band Led Zeppelin did not steal portions of its iconic hit “Stairway to Heaven” from a guitarist from another band. The ruling, by an 11-judge panel of... Read More

Lawsuit Threatened Over Trump Flags Hanging in Rural Pa. Municipal Building

One flag features Donald Trump standing on a tank. Another has him dressed as Captain America. On the third, the... Read More

One flag features Donald Trump standing on a tank. Another has him dressed as Captain America. On the third, the shirtless president is holding a rocket launcher, his biceps ripped. All three flags are hanging on the wood-paneled walls of... Read More

Trump Blocked From Building Mexico Wall With Trident Submarine Base Funds

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration was barred by a court from diverting $89 million to build the Mexico border... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration was barred by a court from diverting $89 million to build the Mexico border wall from a construction project at a submarine base in Washington state. Thursday’s ruling by a federal judge in Seattle... Read More

Georgia City Sues Drug Company Over Medicine That Went from $40 to $39,000

ATLANTA — The city of Marietta, Ga., has filed a class action lawsuit against a drug company after the price... Read More

ATLANTA — The city of Marietta, Ga., has filed a class action lawsuit against a drug company after the price of a decades-old medicine went from $40 a vial to more than $39,000. The city, which covers health care costs... Read More

2020-02-06 21:55:15
by Tom Ramstack
States’ Attorneys General Sue to Force ERA into Constitution

WASHINGTON -- The attorneys general of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada are suing in federal court for an order that would... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The attorneys general of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada are suing in federal court for an order that would add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On January 27 Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the... Read More

2020-01-30 21:06:42
by Tom Ramstack
States Sue Federal Government Over Impending Food Stamp Losses

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen states have joined a lawsuit that seeks to block the Trump administration from reducing food benefits for... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen states have joined a lawsuit that seeks to block the Trump administration from reducing food benefits for about 700,000 people nationwide. The cuts represent a rule change the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized shortly before Christmas for... Read More

2020-01-29 20:26:33
by Dan McCue
5th Circuit Won't Review Ruling That Tossed Obamacare Mandate

WASHINGTON - An appeals court in New Orleans rejected a request to review a December ruling invalidating a key provision... Read More

WASHINGTON - An appeals court in New Orleans rejected a request to review a December ruling invalidating a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. In December, a three-judge panel in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the... Read More

2020-01-23 13:39:07
by Dan McCue
District of Columbia Sues Inaugural Committee, Alleging Abuse of Funds

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia is suing the Trump inaugural committee and the two companies that control the Trump... Read More

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia is suing the Trump inaugural committee and the two companies that control the Trump International Hotel here, accusing them of abusing nonprofit funds to benefit the president's family. The city's attorney general, Karl Racine,... Read More

2020-01-21 16:26:02
by Dan McCue
Justices Reject Appeal of Obamacare, Grand Jury Secrecy Cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request that it resolve a dispute over the authority of a... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request that it resolve a dispute over the authority of a judge to order the disclosure of secret grand jury material in rare circumstances. The underlying case stems from a researcher's... Read More

2020-01-04 00:14:32
by Tom Ramstack
Environmentalists Win Lawsuit Protecting Ocean Monuments

WASHINGTON - Environmentalists won an appeals court ruling in Washington, D.C. last week protecting ocean marine national monuments. Marine national... Read More

WASHINGTON - Environmentalists won an appeals court ruling in Washington, D.C. last week protecting ocean marine national monuments. Marine national monuments refer to offshore underwater areas intended to protect coral reefs or wildlife. There are five of them in U.S.... Read More

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