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

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

In The States
Media Outlets Sue Virginia’s Governor for Records of His Education Tip Line
2022-04-14 18:00:59
by Tom Ramstack

RICHMOND, Va. — A group of media outlets sued Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday over his refusal to turn over information about his administration's email tip line for reporting "divisive" information taught in schools. The media organizations filed Freedom... 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

In The States
North Carolina Law Barring Felons from Voting Declared Unconstitutional
2022-03-29 14:07:59
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina law banning people with felony records from voting after they’ve served their sentences is unconstitutional, a state court has ruled. Specifically, the Wake County Superior Court panel held in a 2-1 ruling Monday that... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In The States
Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas Over Voter Purge Program
2022-02-03 19:50:07
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — Civil rights organizations filed a complaint in federal court Tuesday against the Texas Secretary of State’s office for failing to turn over documents related to a voter registration list maintenance program mandated by the state’s new election... Read More

Immigration
States Sue Biden Administration to Halt Central American Minors Reunification Program 
2022-02-02 21:01:55
by Reece Nations

AMARILLO, Texas — The attorneys general of eight states filed a complaint in federal court on Friday against the Biden administration’s relaunch of the Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program. The program permits some Central American children who live... Read More

Books
Former Defense Dept. Leader Claims Right to Book Publication
2022-01-28 22:25:57
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper told a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Thursday that he is close to reaching an agreement with the Biden administration on redacting parts of his upcoming memoir. Defense Department officials are concerned it... Read More

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

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

In The States
Preliminary Injunction Filed in Challenge to Texas Voting Law
2021-12-30 21:17:22
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — A request for a preliminary injunction was filed on Tuesday by attorneys at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, Weil, Gotshal & Manges and the Harris County Attorney’s Office in a case challenging a provision... Read More

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

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

Law
Judge Orders Hospital to Offer Unapproved Drug to COVID Patient
2021-12-16 21:50:27
by Tom Ramstack

FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia judge ruled last week that a hospital has no authority to block a family’s choice to be treated for COVID-19 with the controversial drug ivermectin. The drug is not approved by the Food and... Read More

In The States
New York AG Adds to Civil and Criminal Lawsuits Against Former President Trump
2021-12-13 16:52:13
by Brock Blasdell

NEW YORK — New York’s Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed former president Donald J. Trump to appear in a deposition next month to answer allegations regarding the Trump organization’s involvement in improperly valuing real estate assets. The request falls... Read More

Redistricting
Judge in Map Case Refuses to Delay North Carolina Primary
2021-11-30 22:38:15
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — With a number of lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s new district maps still pending, a superior court judge has ruled in one case that there’s no reason at all to delay the state’s March 8 primary. The lawsuit... Read More

Litigation
6th Circuit to Oversee Lawsuits of Employer Vaccination Mandate
2021-11-16 23:02:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will preside over all litigation stemming from the Biden administration’s decision to require companies with at least 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing, the U.S. Judicial Panel on... Read More

In The News
Supreme Court to Hear Worker’s Case to Clarify Arbitration Clause Rights
2021-11-15 21:56:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case by a fast-food worker who claims employers have no right to force arbitration on employees after first contesting the workers' lawsuits in pre-trial proceedings. The Taco Bell worker who... Read More

Litigation
Dominion Voting Systems Files New Defamation Suit Against Fox News
2021-11-11 22:09:28
by Dan McCue

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Dominion Voting Systems filed a new defamation lawsuit against Fox News Thursday, this one focusing on the alleged roles of Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son, Fox CEO and Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch in falsely... Read More

Litigation
SolarWinds Sued By Shareholders Over Epic 2020 Data Breach
2021-11-09 20:27:54
by Dan McCue

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Shareholders are suing software provider SolarWinds Corp. in the Delaware Court of Chancery claiming the company directors should have known of, and yet did nothing to mitigate, the risk of the massive data breach that took place... Read More

Litigation
Trump Files Lawsuit to Block Release of Jan. 6 Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection to the congressional committee investigating the attack, challenging the decision of President Joe Biden.  In a federal lawsuit,... Read More

Litigation
Defense Dept. Official Sues to Get Answers on Suspension
2021-10-18 13:27:40
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A high-ranking Defense Department official sued in federal court in Washington, D.C. this week to determine why her security clearance still is suspended after five months. The DOD has accused Katie Arrington of “unauthorized disclosure of classified information,”... Read More

Law
Ruling Clears Way for More Lawsuits Against D.C. Ban on Carrying Guns
2021-10-04 20:08:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge’s ruling last week cast the District of Columbia back into disputes over gun rights at a time the murder rate is renewing calls for legislative reform. The judge ruled the District of Columbia must compensate... Read More

In The States
Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law Back in Texas Court

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments Friday over whether Texas can leave in place the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., which since September has banned most abortions and sent women racing to get care... Read More

In The States
In Ohio, Redistricting is Becoming a Much Litigated Event
2021-09-26 13:31:33
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The lawsuits keep coming over the ongoing redistricting effort in Ohio, where critics, in multiple court filings, claim Republicans are openly disregarding the rules established by public referendum six years ago. The latest lawsuit over the newly... Read More

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

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

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
California’s Governor Faces Recall In State Overwhelmed with Crises
2021-08-18 14:05:50
by Tom Ramstack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two California voters are suing to block a recall vote against Gov. Gavin Newsom that they say violates the U.S. Constitution. The planned Sept. 14 vote comes amid a backlash against some Democrats, such as New York... Read More

In The States
Wisconsin Democrats Challenge Decade-Old District Maps
2021-08-18 13:59:43
by Dan McCue

MADISON, Wis. -- Congressional and legislative district maps that have been used in electoral contests for the past decade should not be used as the starting point for drawing new boundaries using 2020 census data, Wisconsin Democrats say in a... Read More

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