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Trump Sues Washington Post Editor for Audiobook About His Presidency
Litigation
Trump Sues Washington Post Editor for Audiobook About His Presidency
2023-01-31 21:42:25
by Tom Ramstack

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming $50 million in damages because of recordings from interviews that Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward released in an audiobook. Trump admits he consented to giving taped interviews to... Read More

Litigation
Environmentalists Fire Back Against Oil Industry in Lawsuit over Greenhouse Gas Regulation
2023-01-20 18:43:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Environmentalists tried this week to strike down efforts by oil industry supporters who are challenging U.S. government warnings about greenhouse gasses. They filed a brief that urged a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to dismiss a lawsuit... Read More

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
Giuliani Defamation Lawsuit Shows Challenges Faced by Poll Workers
2022-11-02 20:28:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani by two Georgia women who counted ballots in 2020. They say the former New York mayor and attorney for Donald Trump... Read More

2022 Elections
Voter Integrity Lawsuits Abound Leading to Midterm Elections 
2022-11-01 20:36:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Disputes over voter integrity are carrying over to lawsuits leading up to the Nov. 8 midterm election on how each state performs its constitutional duty to ensure politicians are fairly elected. Most of the roughly 100 lawsuits challenge... Read More

Litigation
New York Attorney General Seeks Injunction Against Trump
2022-10-14 21:07:09
by Tom Ramstack

NEW YORK — Donald Trump will learn on Halloween whether a New York judge grants the state attorney general’s request to block the Trump Organization from taking steps that might evade a lawsuit. The judge set a hearing for Oct.... Read More

Education
Biden’s Student Loan Rules Revised While States Sue to Stop the Debt Relief
2022-09-30 21:09:08
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration changed its rules on who qualifies for student loan forgiveness Thursday as seven states filed lawsuits to block the plan that would wipe away $10,000 of debt for most borrowers. The states said in their... Read More

Health
New York City to Abide by Judge’s Ruling on Vaccine Mandate — For Now
2022-09-27 21:42:01
by TWN Staff

NEW YORK — The city of New York will abide by a judge’s order barring enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of its largest police union while the decision is being appealed. On Friday, Manhattan State Supreme Court... Read More

Disabilities
Disabled Voters Win in Wisconsin; Legal Fights Elsewhere

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Trudy Le Beau has voted in every major election since she turned 18 — a half-century of civic participation that has gotten increasingly difficult as her multiple sclerosis progressed. Now, with no use of her arms... 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

Law
Massachusetts Court Says Motel Staff Not Liable for Guest’s Suicide
2022-09-02 16:03:35
by Tom Ramstack

CHICOPEE, Mass. — A Massachusetts court’s decision Thursday that absolved a motel chain from blame for the suicide of a guest clarifies the hospitality industry’s duty of care to its customers. The man’s family sued but Motel 6 successfully argued... Read More

Litigation
Moderna Sues Pfizer and BioNTech Over COVID Vaccine
2022-08-26 17:11:24
by Dan McCue

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Pharma giant Moderna sued Pfizer and BioNTech on Friday, claiming that their popular COVID vaccine was copied from groundbreaking science Moderna performed. In a statement posted on its website, Moderna said Pfizer and BioNTech infringed on patents... Read More

Regulation
FTC Sues Meta to Stop Its ‘Path Toward Dominance’
2022-07-27 20:18:34
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is attempting to block Meta, formerly known as Facebook, from purchasing a virtual reality fitness application in what the commission says is the company’s quest to buy its way to the top. “Instead of... Read More

Litigation
Drug Distributors Win Lawsuit Accusing Them of Opioid Abuse
2022-07-05 20:44:38
by Tom Ramstack

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. — A federal judge in West Virginia on Monday ruled in favor of drug distribution companies accused in a lawsuit of creating a public nuisance by distributing opioids that kill thousands of Americans each year. The judge... Read More

Litigation
States Try to Overturn New Federal Fuel Efficiency Standards
2022-07-05 17:15:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit filed last week by predominantly Republican states says the U.S. Department of Transportation exceeded its authority with new stricter fuel efficiency standards for automobiles. Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas and Utah are among states asking a federal... Read More

Litigation
Amazon, Cartier Sue Social Media Influencer, Businesses, Over Counterfeits
2022-06-15 14:58:51
by Dan McCue

SEATTLE – Amazon and Cartier filed joint lawsuits against an unnamed social media influencer and eight businesses on Wednesday on claims they advertised, promoted, and facilitated the sale of counterfeit luxury goods through Instagram and other websites. The federal lawsuits,... Read More

Wildfires
California Utility Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter in Deadly Wildfire
2022-06-10 17:38:29
by Tom Ramstack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony involuntary manslaughter charges after a Northern California fire caused by its electrical transmission lines burned 87 square miles of land and killed four residents. Prosecutors acknowledge criminal... Read More

Social Media
DC Attorney General Sues Meta Chief Executive for Cambridge Analytica Data Breach
2022-05-27 16:50:19
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C.'s attorney general is suing Meta Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg over his alleged backing of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal suspected of influencing the 2016 presidential election. Cambridge Analytica, a former British political consulting firm, used data... Read More

Litigation
ExxonMobil Climate Change Lawsuit to Proceed
2022-05-25 15:21:50
by Reece Nations

BOSTON — ExxonMobil will have to defend its business practices in Massachusetts after a lawsuit concerning the oil and gas giant's role in propagating climate change was allowed to proceed on Tuesday.  The Massachusetts Supreme Court dismissed Exxon’s special motion... Read More

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

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