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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Litigation
Reporters and Lawyers Sue CIA After Interviewing Wikileaks Founder
2022-08-23 21:04:34
by Tom Ramstack

NEW YORK — American lawyers and journalists who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London are suing the Central Intelligence Agency for what they call "an extraordinary campaign of illegal spying" against them. They said in... Read More

Sports
Golfers Sue Under Antitrust Laws to Compete in Saudi Arabia
2022-08-04 20:17:56
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Eleven pro golfers led by six-time major champion Phil Mickelson on Wednesday challenged their suspension from competing in the United States after they participated in the Saudi-financed LIV Golf series. Their antitrust lawsuit filed in San Francisco, California,... Read More

Political News
North Carolina Green Party Sues State for Ballot Access
2022-07-14 21:37:57
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Green Party sued the state Board of Elections on Thursday, asking a judge to force party candidates onto the 2022 ballot despite an ongoing investigation into allegedly fraudulent signatures in the paperwork of the... Read More

In The News
Twitter Suing Musk Claiming Attempt to Purchase Company Was ‘Elaborate Joke’
2022-07-13 16:25:32
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Twitter sued Elon Musk Tuesday after the world’s richest man attempted to back out of his $44 billion deal to buy the social media company last week. The company calls his attempt to back out part of a... Read More

Postal Service
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 purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its delivery fleet. Three separate lawsuits, filed Thursday by the... Read More

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

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

Political News
Judge: Georgia Voters Can Challenge Greene's Reelection Run

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that a group of Georgia voters can proceed with legal efforts seeking to disqualify U.S Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for reelection to Congress, citing her role in the deadly... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Litigation
Contempt Case to Continue as Mark Meadows Sues Jan. 6 Panel
2021-12-09 16:06:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sued the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol Wednesday after its chairman vowed to pursue contempt charges against the former Trump advisor. The long running conflict... Read More

Litigation
Florida Sues Biden Over Contractor Vaccine Mandate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida on Thursday sued President Joe Biden's administration over its coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal contractors, opening yet another battleground between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and the White House. The lawsuit, announced by... Read More

Litigation
Trump Accuses His Niece and NY Times of Conspiracy for Revealing His Tax Returns
2021-09-22 13:59:46
by Tom Ramstack

Former President Donald Trump accuses his niece and The New York Times of deceit and conspiracy to obtain his tax returns in a lawsuit he filed Tuesday. The lawsuit asks for $100 million in compensation after the former president says... Read More

In The States
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 all but dared supporters of the state's near-total ban on the procedure to try making an early example of him... Read More

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

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

Justice
Justice Department Sues to Block Texas Abortion Law
2021-09-09 21:09:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday sued the state of Texas over a newly enacted law that prohibits nearly all abortions in the state. The move came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the... Read More

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

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

In The States
Lawsuit Filed to Thwart Texas Abortion Ban
2021-08-23 15:54:45
by Reece Nations

DALLAS -- A Texas attorney filed a lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order on Monday to block the enforcement of new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas legislature during its regular session earlier this year. The restrictions... Read More

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

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

In The States
Virginia House of Delegates Elections Could Get Complicated
2021-07-11 12:08:24
by Dan McCue

While states across the country have been grappling with a delay in the reporting of U.S. Census Bureau data as they contemplate drawing new election district maps, the pandemic-caused slowing of the information could impact Virginia House of Delegates races... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Litigation
Voting Machine Company Sues Trump Lawyers and Fox News
2021-02-05 22:01:35
by Tom Ramstack

Electronic voting systems operator Smartmatic is suing two of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys and Fox News cable network, claiming they defamed the company by accusing it of rigging the 2020 presidential election in favor of Joe Biden. The lawsuit... Read More

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