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    Federal prosecutors are in the final stages of preparing an antitrust case against Google, according to a report, and aiming to file their case in September. The Justice Department has been investigating the tech giant for several years. In 2020 Google was sued both federally and by a coalition of state attorney generals for monopolizing the digital search market.  Google denied the charges, and is petitioning the judge to drop the case: a hearing is scheduled for later this month. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that yet another case against Google could be filed next month - this time accusing them of monopolizing digital advertising. Three sources told Bloomberg that investigators with the Justice Department's antitrust division are currently questioning online publishers, to finalize the details for the complaint. The interviews are follow-ups to previous discussions, the sources said.  Google's headquarters are pictured in Mountain View, California. The company could be facing yet another antitrust lawsuit Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google - whose company relies heavily on adverts for its revenue They said it is unclear whether the case will be filed...
    Gabby Petito’s parents have launched a lawsuit against police officers with the Moab Police Department, seeking $50 million dollars for her wrongful death. Petito was reported missing on September 11th, 2021 after she failed to return home from a road trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie. During their trip, the couple stopped in Moab, Utah. On August 12th, they got into a public domestic altercation where a witness reportedly accused Laundrie of hitting Petito. Moab police were called to handle the situation. Moab police advised the couple to spend the night apart and sent them on their way. Just over a month later, on September 19th, Petito would be found strangled to death near the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. Laundrie would evade police and later kill himself before police would have the opportunity to interview him about Petito’s death. He left behind a cryptic notebook that alleges he “ended her life” after Petito had a serious fall along a hiking route. The notebook, found next to Laundrie’s body in a nature reserve in Sarasota, Florida, read, “I thought it...
    Gabby Petito’s parents are planning to sue the Moab Police Department in Utah and two police officers for $50 million over their daughter's tragic death last year. The family contends that police botched their handling of a 911 call by a witness who claimed to have seen Petito's fiance, Brian Laundrie, assault their daughter shortly before her death. She was found dead at the age of 22 at Bridger-Teton National Forest campground in Wyoming about two weeks later on Sept. 19, 2021, in what a medical examiner determined to be death by strangulation. FBI SAYS BRIAN LAUNDRIE CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR GABBY PETITO'S DEATH IN NOTEBOOK "Had the officers involved had training to implement proper lethality assessment and to recognize the obvious indicators of abuse, it would have been clear to them that Gabby was a victim of intimate partner violence and needed immediate protection," said Brian Stewart, a lawyer for the family. Petito's parents held a press conference on Monday to announce the lawsuit, according to Fox News. Their notice of claim, which is needed to...
    Gabby Petito's family on Monday notified Utah officials of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that police failed to recognize their daughter was in a life-threatening situation last year when officers investigated a fight between her and her boyfriend.  The fight happened weeks before authorities say the boyfriend killed her while the couple was on a cross-country van trip. The notice of claim contends police in the tourist town of Moab missed signs that Petito was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of Brian Laundrie on Aug. 12, 2021. The officers ultimately allowed the couple to leave after requiring them to spend a night apart. Police body camera video from that day showing Petito, 22, visibly upset was widely viewed as the investigation unfolded and raised questions about whether a different police response could have prevented her death. 'If the officers had been properly trained and followed the law, Gabby would still be alive today,' said attorney James McConkie in a statement announcing the filing of the notice of claim. Notices of claims are required before...
    GABBY Petito's family has launched a $50m lawsuit against the Moab City Police Department, blaming its officers for "failing to protect" the van-life blogger in a domestic violence call weeks before her murder. The lawsuit, unveiled by the Petito family's attorney Brian Stewart on Monday, accuses Moab City PD of a series of negligent failures during an encounter with Gabby and her soon-to-be murderer boyfriend Brian Laundrie on August 12, 2021. 15The lawsuit concerns a domestic violence call made by several witnesses in Moab, Utah on August 12, 2021 - just over two weeks before Gabby was murderedCredit: Moab City Police Department 15Gabby was in hysterics through the majority of the police encounter while a smiling Laundrie placed blame on Gabby and issued a series of inconsistent statementsCredit: Moab Police Department 15The lawsuit was filed by Gabby's mom Nichole Schmidt (seen right), her father Joe Petitio (far left), and their respective partnersCredit: Dr OZ On that day, the department had been altered to a possible domestic dispute between Laundrie, 23, and Gabby, 21, near a supermarket with one witness calling...
    (CNN)Six-time major champion Phil Mickelson and 10 other golfers on the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday to challenge their suspensions by the PGA Tour. Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones, who are three of the 11 golfers listed on the lawsuit, are seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow them to play in the Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs, which is set to begin next week."The Tour has ventured to harm the careers and livelihoods of any golfers...who have the temerity to defy the Tour and play in tournaments sponsored by the new entrant. The Tour has done so in an intentional and relentless effort to crush nascent competition before it threatens the Tour's monopoly," the complaint says. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan announced in June that golfers playing in the controversial breakaway series were suspended and would no longer be eligible to participate in PGA Tour tournaments. 9/11 survivors group appalled by hurtful Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour ahead of event staged near Ground ZeroThe lawsuit plaintiffs -- Mickelson, Gooch, Swafford, Jones,...
    Cliff Hawkins, Getty Images Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, and nine other golfers who joined the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour to challenge their suspensions from the league. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the 11 golfers filed an antitrust suit against the PGA. The players are raising the charge that the PGA Tour is a monopoly, and three of the golfers — Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones — are seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow them to play in the PGA’s FedEx Cup Playoffs, which they qualified for before joining LIV. The PGA announced in early June that it would suspend players joining LIV after Mickelson and others were lured to the series with lucrative offers. LIV is backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which is managed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and those who’ve gotten involved in the series have been accused of turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s conduct and poor human rights record. “We have followed the tournament regulations from...
    Team Hy Flyers Phil Mickelson of the U.S. speaks to the media after the first round of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational, June 9, 2022.Paul Childs | Action Images via Reuters Eleven professional golfers filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour Wednesday after being suspended from playing in the tour over their involvement with the Saudi-backed LIV league. The complaint, filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, ratchets up an ongoing battle between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Ian Poulter and Talor Gooch, among others, allege in the filing that the PGA's restrictive policies are an attempt to choke off the supply of professional golfers to LIV, thus limiting LIV's ability to compete with the tour. The golfers are asking that their suspensions be lifted and for unspecified monetary damages. Three of the plaintiffs — Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones — are further requesting a temporary restraining order against the Tour allowing them to participate in the FedEx Cup Playoffs for which they qualified and which start...
    A Baltimore family is suing a Sesame Street-themed amusement park for $25 million over claims of racial discrimination, alleging multiple costumed characters ignored a five-year-old black girl during a meet-and-greet event last month. The suit, which seeks class action status, was filed in a federal court in Philadelphia against SeaWorld Parks, the owner of the Sesame Place, for 'pervasive and appalling race discrimination.' The lawsuit alleges four employees dressed as Sesame Street characters ignored Quinton Burns, his daughter Kennedi Burns and other black guests during the meet-and-greet on June 18.  'Just looking at her face, it makes me want to cry every time I see it,' Quinton Burns said during a press conference Wednesday.   The lawsuit comes in the wake of a video, shared widely on social media, showing two other black girls apparently being snubbed by a costumed employee during a parade at the park in Langhorne, outside Philadelphia. Sesame Place apologized in a statement and promised more training for its employees after the video went viral earlier this month.  Quinton Burns, left, spoke of his anguish Wednesday as...
    WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a teenager wounded during a mass shooting at Oxford High School are suing the shop that sold the handgun used to kill four students and injure six other people. The complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Detroit on behalf of Matthew and Mary Mueller accuses Acme Shooting Goods LLC of negligently or unlawfully supplying the gun through a straw sale. READ MORE: City Of Detroit Secures $12.1 Million To Support 6 Affordable Housing ProjectsAuthorities have said James Crumbley bought the 9 mm semiautomatic handgun used in the Nov. 30 shooting as an early Christmas gift for his son, Ethan, who was 15 at the time. The lawsuit says Ethan accompanied his father to Acme Shooting Goods several days before the shooting and “engaged in behavior or made one or more statements while in the store which further indicated that the Acme gun was intended for” Ethan. Acme Shooting Goods was obligated to train, supervise and monitor employees to identify and prevent so-called “straw purchases,” according to the lawsuit. A straw purchase is...
    Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado told Fox News on Wednesday she intended to take legal action against the political action committee widely credited with making Madison Cawthorn the youngest member of Congress to lose a primary. Following Cawthorn's defeat in May, the American Muckrakers PAC announced they were targeting Boebert, who is also a first-term Republican. On Tuesday, the PAC published salacious allegations about Boebert working through a "sugar daddy" website prior to her election to Congress. The group said "their team and volunteers have uncovered that Lauren Boebert was an unlicensed, paid escort and met clients through SugarDaddyMeet.com. Text messages show she was bankrupt at the time and looking for some 'side income' and called her work 'pay to play.' She was paid to 'escort' with wealthy men," the group alleged. "According to our investigation, Boebert was hired by a wealthy male client in Aspen, Colorado, who was a Koch family member. Boebert's rich client subsequently introduced her to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Aspen," the group alleged. "After meeting with Senator Cruz, Boebert was encouraged by...
    HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Tenants of a rent-stabilized apartment building in Harlem announced a rent strike and new lawsuit against their landlord on Monday.The tenants say the landlord, Manhattanville Holdings LLC, and the property manager failed to start repairs on their building, located at 1833 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, following a deadly fire last year on November 18.EMBED More News Videos NJ Burkett has more on an apartment fire in Harlem that left 2 people dead and a 4-year-old critical. The fire killed residents, displaced several families and caused damage to apartments and common areas throughout the 46-unit building.Some tenants have been displaced for as long as seven months and were forced to find new housing on their own, while some have stayed in shelters temporarily.ALSO READ | 104-year-old Connecticut woman's wish comes true after getting to meet penguinEMBED More News Videos104-year-old Bertha Komor from Connecticut, checked off a wish on her bucket list when she got the chance to pet a penguin. "The night of the fire, I told our building manager that I had nowhere to go...
    BOSTON (CBS) – A group of restaurant owners in the North End have followed through on their threat to sue Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and the city for outdoor dining fees. Four restaurant owners are asking for more than $1 million in damages. READ MORE: Massive fire rips through multiple buildings in SalemOnly business owners in the North End were asked to pay an additional $7500 on top of the parking fees because the mayor says that part of the city has crowded streets and a denser population. READ MORE: I-Team: Zelle blamed after Lexington teen's bank account cleaned out by money transfer hackersThe city would not comment on the lawsuit. MORE NEWS: I-Team: Debris pile containing asbestos dumped in Chelsea last JulyThe restaurant owners involved in the lawsuit include Jorge Mendoza, owner of Vinoteca de Monica, Carla Gomes, owner of Terramia Ristorante and Antico Forne, Christian Silvestri, owner of Rabia’s Dolce Fumo and Patrick Mendoza, owner of Monica’s Trattoria.
    CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — The parents of South Jersey students who drank contaminated milk at their school have filed a class-action lawsuit. They say in addition to physical ailments this situation has caused their children, it’s impacted them emotionally as well. The parents are seeking monetary compensation and an apology. READ MORE: Mother, 5-Year-Old Son Shot Inside Harrowgate Home When Gunmen Fire 21 Shots From Vehicle: PoliceIt’s an emotional toll that’s a lot harder to get over than spilled milk. “Days later, we were still experiencing these issues,” Domonique Wilson said. “She is traumatic. She is saying, ‘No, I don’t want to drink anything, I don’t want to eat anything.'” Parents in the Camden County School District say their kids are still recovering after drinking milk tainted with sanitizer at school. The contamination impacted dozens of students at the Early Childhood Development Center nearly one week ago. “It was just complete chaos, and like Dominique said, my son had this big black C on his hand, and I’m like what does this mean?” Tiffanee Gould said. The big “C”...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The family of marine veteran Daniel Martinez, who police say was stabbed to death by a bouncer working for the Sons of Boston, said they will soon file a civil lawsuit against the bar. Alvaro Larrama is accused of killing Martinez, who is from Illinois and was at the bar near Faneuil Hall with friends earlier this month. Larrama was working as a bouncer at Sons of Boston when police said he got into a confrontation with Martinez and fatally stabbed him. He later turned himself into police and is charged with murder. During a press conference in Chicago on Thursday, Martinez’s father said the family is still grieving. “I don’t think there’s levels of difficulty. It is what it is. When you lose a loved one, whether it be a child, parent, it’s difficult. It’s human nature,” Martinez’s father Manuel said. “That loss of separation that you are never going to see them again here on this earth, that’s where our faith comes in. We gave great faith. We believe in the bible. We believe in...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- A group of mostly non-students cheered out against Santa Clara University Wednesday. This as two students and Children's Health Defense-California are suing the university over its COVID-19 booster mandate starting next week."My college career is at jeopardy," Santa Clara University student Harlow Glenn said. "I really just want to be here to study and be with my friends. For me, this is nothing to do with politics, it is simply my own medical concerns."Glenn is one of the students on the lawsuit. She says she had an adverse reaction to the original COVID-19 vaccine and the university isn't giving her medical exemption.The other student is her friend Jackson Druker, son of the Children's Health Defense-California's co-founder.RELATED: COVID now mostly killing unvaccinated, healthy Americans, data shows EMBED More News Videos Druker asked the supporters to put their signs down while he spoke because he agrees the lawsuit is not about politics."No one was willing to put their foot down, but thank god my mom is whoever she is," Druker said. "So, with her help, I...
    JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) reportedly intends to file a new defamation suit against the New York Times, after a judge said he would dismiss her previous case and a jury ruled against her. ABC News reported Palin wants the judge from her previous case pulled, and that her legal team intends to refile a suit targeting both the publication and editor James Bennet. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff announced Palin’s intentions during what was described as “a brief telephone conference with lawyers.” Palin sued the paper over a 2017 editorial titled “America’s Lethal Politics,” which was published after a number of Republican lawmakers were shot at the annual softball game. The piece, which was written by the paper’s editorial board, connected the attack to the 2011 shooting of then-Rep. Gabriel Giffords (D-AZ). A gunman killed six people and left Giffords with a traumatic head injury. The piece blamed her for Giffords’ shooting, after Palin’s political action committee had published an image on Facebook which showed Giffords’s district under crosshairs, before the shooting. A correction on the...
    The estates of Robin Williams and George Carlin sued Sirius XM’s Pandora Monday for streaming the late comedians’ recordings without the proper licensing or compensation. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by King & Ballow on behalf of five comedians or their estates, including Williams, Carlin, Andrew Dice Clay, Bill Engvall, and Ron White against the streaming service platform. The lawsuit alleges that the comedians’ material has been “exploited, performed, broadcast, and streamed'' across Pandora's platforms without a license for years, without payment of even “a fraction of a penny.” NEIL YOUNG URGES SPOTIFY EMPLOYEES TO QUIT JOBS AFTER PULLING MUSIC The complaint claims that Pandora’s licenses for the comedians’ work does not include spoken-word comedy, raising “significant liability for copyright infringement.” The lawsuit against Pandora asks for damages ranging from $4 million for Williams’s estate to around $13 million for White. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Carlin died in 2008. Williams died in 2014. Clay was a popular...
    by Jon Styf   Sixteen states again are challenging a federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers who work at facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. Friday’s filing in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana comes after the issuance of final guidance on the mandate from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), arguing the guidance is an action that is reviewable. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled by 5-4 vote Jan. 13 against the original Louisiana challenge to the mandate and a similar Missouri filing. The first Louisiana filing initially led to a nationwide injunction in late November. A federal court dismissed a similar Texas lawsuit following the Supreme Court ruling. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said that he believes in the renewed lawsuit. Tennessee joined Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia in the new filing. “We are renewing a challenge to the CMS vaccine mandate in court so Tennessee health care workers have the right to private health care decisions,” Lee said. “While this mandate represents the worst...
    Five undocumented migrants, facing deportation have filed a lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a Washington, D.C., court, alleging they were denied COVID-19 booster shots at the detention centers where they are being held.  The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of the District of Columbia on Monday, requests that the at-risk plaintiffs be given booster shots to protect them from contracting the coronavirus. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is also named as a defendant. ICE informed DailyMail.com on Friday that it 'does not comment on pending litigation or cases connected to ongoing litigation.' The plaintiffs were identified as Aamir Shaikh, 49; Marvin Hernández Villalobo, 29; Liliana Cardenas Solis; 34; and James Mayen Mayen; 41. The name of a fifth person, who is 24, is redacted from the court document. Mayen Mayen and the unnamed plaintiff have both tested positive in the last week.  Each of the plaintiffs suffers from medical conditions that consist of diabetes, hypertension and tuberculosis. The lawsuit argues that the possibility of being infected with the virus could expose...
    Attorneys representing the family of slain rapper Drakeo the Ruler have announced plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against organizers of the disastrous Once Upon a Time in LA music festival. In a press conference with family held on Thursday, their attorney said they would be suing the organizers — including Live Nation, which organized Travis Scott's tragic Astroworld festival — for 'at least' $20 million. Drakeo the Ruler (born Darrell Wayne Caldwell) was only 28 when was stabbed to death by a group of masked individuals backstage at the Banc of California Stadium on December 18, 2021. Fox Television Stations, LLC Privacy Policy Legal action: Attorneys for the family of slain rapper Drakeo the Ruler announced plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit next week against the promoters of the Once Upon a Time in LA festival, where he was killed; pictured on Thursday Attorneys for Drakeo's family said at the press conference that they plan to file the wrongful death lawsuit in the upcoming week. At the start of the conference, lawyers shared video from the...
    Numerous Minneapolis restaurants are suing Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey over the city’s vaccine mandate that went into effect on Wednesday. The mandate, issued on January 14, requires that “everyone entering an establishment that serves food or drink in Minneapolis must show proof of either being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or having a negative PCR or antigen test taken within three days.” Seven establishments have filed a joint lawsuit against Frey’s order, according to KMSP. The complaint was filed Thursday in Hennepin County Fourth Judicial Court. The complaint, obtained by KMSP, states the order “is calculated and purposed to attempt to prod the general public toward vaccination.” The lawsuit later reads in part: 48. Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns to further Mayor Frey’s agenda of pushing for and convincing the public to get vaccinated. Whether the end being sought is noble, the scheme is forcing restaurants and bars to lose additional patrons and business that have already been reduced over the past two years and incur new costs and burdens to enforce the requirements of Emergency Regulation 2022—5....
    (CNN)A group of parents of public school students in Chesapeake, Virginia, filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking Virginia's Supreme Court to block a new executive order issued by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that makes masks voluntary for children in the state's public schools.The lawsuit, obtained by CNN affiliate WTKR, points to guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as to a law passed by Virginia's General Assembly last year directing local school boards to adopt in-person schooling policies that reduce the spread of Covid-19 based on CDC recommendations.The lawsuit alleges that the order, which Youngkin issued Saturday, is in "direct conflict" with that statute, and therefore runs afoul of a separation of powers provision of Virginia's Constitution. The lawsuit also names as defendants the acting state health commissioner, the acting superintendent for Virginia's public schools and local school officials in Chesapeake.Asked for comment on the lawsuit, Youngkin spokesperson Macaulay Porter said, "We will continue to protect parents' fundamental right to make decisions with regard to their child's upbringing, education and care."In office for less than a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Low attendance in New York City schools has the mayor and chancellor considering remote learning options, but some families are worried for their kids who had major setbacks with digital learning. They’re so concerned, they filed a lawsuit. READ MORE: New York City Schools Considering Temporary Remote Learning Option, Mayor Eric Adams SaysCBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis spoke to one parent who asked we hide her identity. “There was so many difficulties with that device that they gave us,” she said. This anonymous Queens mother says when the pandemic forced students into remote learning, she was relentless in her efforts to try and get help for her daughter. “I contacted that school day in and day out,” she said. The single mom, struggling financially, purchased a new modem, but she says the problem was with the iPad, and failure by the school to fix the issue forced her daughter to fall behind and repeat the 7th grade. “During the course of this, she got very depressed … It was hard because I was trying to help in any...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A married couple who survived the deadly Bronx high-rise fire have filed a lawsuit against the building’s owners and managers claiming they knew of defective conditions in the 19-story building. Rosa Reyes and Felix Martinez say they suffered serious injuries and are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit claims the owners failed to ensure that front doors of the apartments were self-closing and that smoke detectors were function. The couple also says the building owners failed to provide adequate heat. Investigators say the fire was caused by a space heater.
    A group of parents in Chicago have filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Teachers Union, claiming that the school closures this week are the result of an "illegal strike." The lawsuit, filed by the Liberty Justice Center on Thursday, seeks to get teachers back in the classroom, and accused the Chicago Teachers Union of participating in an illegal strike. "Because CTU members refused to teach under the conditions set forth by CPS—in-person instruction—CTU members are, by definition engaged in a strike," the lawsuit states. The Chicago Public Schools has closed classrooms since Wednesday as a result of a vote by the Chicago Teachers Union to switch classes to a remote format, which the district refused to do. A tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union states that they would go back to in-person learning when either coronavirus cases "substantially subside" or the city signs an agreement on "conditions of return." The lawsuit also notes that the Chicago Teachers Union received 73% support from their members to withhold in-person teaching due to rising coronavirus cases and so-called inadequate safety measures by the...
                 FW Publishing, the parent company of the Nashville Scene, and reporter Stephen Elliot filed a public records lawsuit against Governor Bill Lee after the state failed to provide reports for the state compiled by consulting group McKinsey and Company. The suit, which names both Lee and Tennessee Department of Human Resources Commissioner Juan Williams as respondents, argues the journalist is entitled to the documents under the Tennessee Public Records Act. “These records are important to understand the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State’s current buyout program for State employees, and the State’s spending of more than $3 million taxpayer dollars on private consultants,” attorney Paul McAdoo, who is representing the group, told the Scene. According to the court documents, Elliot filed requests with the proper officials numerous times. However, the petition for the documents was denied, citing the documents were protected “on the basis of the deliberative process privilege.” However, the petitioners of the suit argue “deliberative process privilege” does not apply to the documents in question under the Tennessee Public Records Act. Some of the...
    A southern California man, who appeared naked on the cover of Nirvana’s 1991 album “Nevermind” as an infant, had his child pornography lawsuit dismissed. Spencer Elden’s suit was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Fernando M. Olguin on Monday, after Elden missed a recent deadline to file opposition documents to the defendants’ request to throw out the suit, NBC News reported in a piece published Tuesday. (RELATED: Record Label Drops Marilyn Manson Following Allegations Of Abuse) Nirvana sued by the baby from Nevermind’s album cover https://t.co/YAJH6BY1HN — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 25, 2021 Thirty-year-old Elden, who was photographed naked in a swimming pool when he was 4-months-old, claimed the band’s use of his naked image was child pornography in an August lawsuit. The iconic cover features a naked baby in a pool and a digital image of a dollar bill on a fish hook was added to the cover. Elden’s attorney claimed the image was pornographic because it depicted the infant as a “sex worker” and his lawyer claimed the band used an “explicit image,” to garner attention, according...
    By Tierney Sneed | CNN Former President Donald Trump was hit with two new federal lawsuits Tuesday from law enforcement officers who were at the US Capitol on January 6 and who allege that Trump directed the assault that left them injured and emotionally traumatized. The two complaints — one filed by a US Capitol Police officer and another by two members of the DC Metropolitan Police — join six other civil suits that have been filed against Trump, the rioters or others for their alleged role in encouraging the Capitol attack. The latest cases accuse Trump of directing assault and battery; aiding and abetting assault and battery; and violating local Washington, DC, laws that prohibit incitement of riots and disorderly conduct. They also bring claims under the Ku Klux Klan Act, a Reconstruction-era law that has been cited in other January 6 lawsuits against Trump and his allies. “On information and belief, Defendant Trump agreed and conspired with his followers to stage an attack on the Capitol to prevent Congress and Vice President Mike Pence, by force, intimidation, or...
              by Nyamekye Daniel   Georgia is again pushing back against the Biden administration’s COVID-19 mandates. Georgia and 23 other states are asking the court to block the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administration for Children and Families from requiring Head Start program staff, certain contractors and volunteers to wear masks and be fully vaccinated by Jan. 31. Gov. Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr announced the court challenge against the Head Start vaccination and mask mandate Tuesday. “This is just the latest and most egregious in a growing list of overreaches by this president,” Kemp said. “It is all the more troubling and inexcusable, given this mandate directly impacts and impairs our children. “As with our prior lawsuits against the administration’s unwarranted and inappropriate decisions, we will not rest in this fight to protect the rights and choices of Georgia’s families, especially when it comes to our youngest citizens. We will not allow these policies to invade our classrooms, teaching the wrong lessons about the role of government to growing minds.” The lawsuit contends...
                 Attorneys at Mendenhall Law Group in Akron have filed a lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati over the school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. “School officials are overriding students’ civil rights to bodily autonomy under the United States and Ohio constitutions.  Young people do not experience this as a grave illness.  It is unprecedented for a university to require students to participate in experimental medical procedures such as injections or masking,” Warner Mendenhall told The Ohio Star Friday.“COVID-19 injections and masking are not stopping spread. Those who get the shot do not protect anyone else. It is absurd that people are mistreated because they rely on natural immunity or innate immune defenses,” he continued. “Natural immunity should not be ignored because its protection is at least six times stronger than the injection. This is particularly true given the new Omicron strain that is circulating.  We want university officials to end all mandates and not treat people differently.”The complaint for injunctive relief was filed in the Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County. Four University of Cincinnati students, Benjamin Lipp, Danielle Seymore,...
    Mayfield, Kentucky (CNN)A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Mayfield Consumer Products on behalf of candle factory workers alleging they were told they would be fired if they left work ahead of last week's deadly tornadoes.One of the tornadoes ripped into the Mayfield factory, killing at least eight people. The storm was part of a deadly weather system that hit parts of the Midwest and South, leaving 85 people dead, according to state officials. More than 100 people were working at the candle factory when the tornado swept in. Production had been "going 24/7," in part to meet Christmastime candle demand, US Rep. James Comer, who represents the area, has told CNN. JUST WATCHEDHear brother's message to sister who died in tornado at candle factoryReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHHear brother's message to sister who died in tornado at candle factory 01:50"There are many people with the same set of issues. We're asking for financial relief," Amos Jones, the Washington, DC-based attorney who is representing some of the workers, told CNN. The lawsuit is based on the Kentucky equivalent of the federal...
    Tesla faces six new lawsuits alleging the electric car company is not handling sexual harassment properly. Six women have come forward in lawsuits, claiming they were subjected to constant sexual harassment by co-workers while working inside one of Tesla's California factories. The lawyer for the women said this is not merely a work problem but one based on an internal office culture that does not appear to take sexual harassment claims seriously. "Elon Musk tweeting a lewd comment about women's bodies or a taunt toward employees who report misconduct reflects an attitude at the top that enables the pattern of pervasive sexual harassment and retaliation at the heart of these cases," said David A. Lowe , who is representing all six women in court. "Tesla has failed to take sexual harassment seriously, from the top of the company down." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The six lawsuits have been filed in the Alameda County Superior Court. Five of the women were or are currently employed at the Tesla factory in Fremont,...
    A judge in California on Monday dismissed Rose McGowan's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein after she failed to file paperwork by the court-imposed deadline. McGowan, 48, was one of the first women to publicly accuse the disgraced film producer of sexual assault.  In 2017, McGowan accused Weinstein of raping her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997, and her allegations sparked the chain of the events that culminated in his being sentenced by a New York judge to 23 years in prison in 2020. In October 2019, McGowan filed a federal suit against Weinstein's legal and security teams, alleging their efforts to suppress sexual assault and harassment allegations against him violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act). Rose McGowan is seen in September, campaigning for the Republican candidate for governor of California, Larry Elder. On Monday her case against Harvey Weinstein was dismissed McGowan is seen with Weinstein in Los Angeles, at the 2007 premier of Grindhouse  In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in California, McGowan alleged that Weinstein launched an effort involving 'some of the most...
    After two close friends died in the Astroworld concert tragedy, their families are filing wrongful death lawsuits against Travis Scott, the Live Nation entertainment company, and more. The families of Jacob "Jake" Jurinek, 20, and Franco Patino, 21, both from Naperville, Illinois, are among the latest to file lawsuits as a result of the Nov. 5 Astroworld concert tragedy in Houston, Texas, which killed 10 people and injured hundreds. The lawsuit states that Scott and Live Nation failed to protect the individuals at the concert. ASTROWORLD TRAGEDY: TRAVIS SCOTT, DRAKE, APPLE AND LIVE NATION HIT WITH $750M LAWSUIT Travis Scott performs at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) (Amy Harris/Invision/AP) "Defendants egregiously failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of those in attendance at the concert, including but not limited to the failure to provide adequate security personnel to implement crowd control measures, proper barricades, and the failure to provide a sufficient amount of emergency medical support," the suit states....
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Miramar and eight other cities are filing a lawsuit against the state and Governor Ron DeSantis over a provision in HB1, also known as the ‘Anti-Riot Act’. The bill, which DeSantis signed into law earlier this year in response to Black Lives Matter protests, contains a provision that says cities are not allowed to lower their police and public safety budgets without approval from state officials. READ MORE: New Clue In Deadly Miami Gardens Hit And Run CrashThe cities filing the lawsuit say they will not stand by and let the governor dictate or control their public safety budgets. “They have no place to be able to come in potentially based off HB1 to take in, take root, and basically take control,” said Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam. “The public is more familiar with HB1 because of some of the First Amendment issues that have been fought in federal court but this is a little different HB1 also impacts the abilities for local governments to control their budgets,” he added. READ MORE: Dozens...
    More than 125 fans sued rapper Travis Scott for $750 million over the deadly Astroworld Festival incident that left 10 dead and hundreds injured earlier this month. The lawsuit, filed by Houston Attorney Tony Buzbee - who had previously been representing at least 35 victims from the concert - accuses Scott and festival organizers of 'gross negligence' for the chaos at Astroworld on November 5.   The suit also names Live Nation, Epic Records Drake and Apple as defendants for their involvement in organizing the festival, and Buzbee plans to file another lawsuit with 100 more plaintiffs in the coming days.    'No amount of money will ever make these Plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life,' Buzbee said in the lawsuit.  'But, the damages sought in this case attempts to fix, help, or make up for the harms and losses suffered by these Plaintiffs -- nothing more and nothing less.' The lawsuit comes as W Magazine is reportedly scrambling to pull their next issue featuring Kylie Jenner and Scott on the cover after the Astroworld Festival tragedy. ...
              more   Republican lawmakers in the Michigan House and Senate on Thursday filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration vaccine mandate. The mandate, which could impact millions of Americans, has faced widespread backlash and legal opposition from multiple state officials and private leaders. Numerous lawsuits have been filed. “This mandate from the federal government is the fastest way to make a bad situation worse. The comply-or-leave overtone of the new OSHA rules can only really do one thing, which is exacerbate a labor shortage crisis,” said Michigan State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey in a statement. Shirkey, like many other opponents, explained that the new regulation has the potential to impact staffing levels in many industries, some of which are already facing critical shortages. “Healthcare workers are in desperate supply. Our energy security cannot afford to have linemen walk off the job. This federal overreach will exacerbate supply chain shortage, interrupt manufacturing production already way behind, destabilize our critical infrastructure and worsen the labor shortages across all industries,” Shirkey added. Officials...
                      by Debra Heine  Dozens of US Navy SEALS and other Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel on Tuesday filed a Federal lawsuit against the Biden Administration and the Department of Defense for their refusal to grant religious exemptions to Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The First Liberty Institute, a legal organization dedicated to defending religious liberty for all Americans, is representing 40 active-duty SEALs and three reservists. The Department of Defense has granted only a “smattering” of vaccine exemptions to date, the New York Times reported, “including to people who were already leaving the military or have medical issues.” According to the Times, the Pentagon is actually planning to reverse some of those exemptions, “like for people who recently had the coronavirus” and have natural immunity. In the Marines and the Army, about 93 percent of all active-duty troops have been at least partially vaccinated. Each service branch set its own deadlines and complex disciplinary procedures for those who decline shots, including extensive counseling sessions with clergy and commanders. The DoD has not granted a religious...
    A group of former inmates has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Oklahoma County authorities alleging they were 'tortured' by jail officials who made them listen to Baby Shark on repeat.  In the lawsuit, Daniel Hendrick, Joseph Mitchell and John Basco allege that they were taken from their cells at the Oklahoma County Detention Center by two officers, put in a 'standing stress position' with their arms handcuffed behind their backs, and were then forced to listen to the popular children's song on a loop for hours. The suit called the conduct 'tantamount to torture,' and said the two police officers involved, Christian Charles Miles and Gregory Cornell Butler Jr., were 'wanton, depraved and sadistic.' It compared the conduct to the heavy metal music played at Guantanamo Bay 'as an "enhanced interrogation" technique to weaken Iraqi captives' resolve, and cited academic studies as to why the Baby Shark song by Pinkfong, which went viral in 2019, is particularly irritating, CBS News reported.  The civil rights lawsuit names Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III, county commissioners and the jail trust, as well...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A class action lawsuit has been filed against New York City over conditions at Rikers Island. Two former detainees allege people housed at Rikers Island are deprived of adequate water, food and medication. Calling it a humanitarian crisis at the city’s jail complex, the plaintiffs say the conditions are “horrific” with dozens of inmates stuffed into bug-infested cages without working toilets. The lawsuit also claims staff shortages made problems worse. So far, there’s no comment about the lawsuit from city officials.
    A coalition of more than ten U.S. attorneys general announced a lawsuit against the Biden administration in an attempt to halt COVID-19 vaccine mandates for federal contractors and federally contracted employees. The lawsuit, led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, argues that the mandate goes against the Procurement Act, citing twelve counts of violations. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt blasted plans by leaders in Kansas City and St. Louis to slash police funding amid a crime surge.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) LA SHERIFF CALLS VAX MANDATE 'IMMINENT THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY' "Far from increasing economy and efficiency in procurement, the contractor vaccine mandate will have deleterious effects on economy and inefficiency by causing the large-scale resignations of unvaccinated employees of federal contractors," the lawsuit states.  The lawsuit also claims that the mandate imposed on federal workers through Executive Order 14042 from President Biden is unconstitutional. U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images) "Defendants, through their vaccine...
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — Five Northern California counties have joined together to sue PG&E for the injuries and damage done by the Dixie Fire. The wildfire started back in July and has gone on to burn 963,276 acres – the largest non-complex fire in recorded California history – across parts of Butte, Plumas, Shasta, Lassen and Tehama counties. One fatality has been confirmed in the fire and 1,329 structures, including many homes, were destroyed. READ MORE: 1 Dead In 3-Vehicle Crash Near Power Inn And Fruitridge Roads In SacramentoA preliminary report from PG&E acknowledged that its equipment may have been involved in the start of the Dixie Fire near the Cresta Dam, but the official cause still remains under investigation by Cal Fire. On Wednesday, those five counties affected by the Dixie Fire announced they have now filed a joint lawsuit against PG&E. READ MORE: Sacramento Applies For Funding To Convert Downtown Motel Into Homeless Housing“Unfortunately as local elected officials we have to again bring PG&E to task over a preventable fire,” said Butte County’s Board...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The owners of several popular Little Havana businesses have filed a federal multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the city of Miami. The lawsuit by Mad Room Hospitality, which owns Ball & Chain and Taquerias el Mexicano, seeks more than $27.9M in lost profits and additional damages to their businesses caused they say by the city’s relentless efforts to run them out of town. READ MORE: Investigation Underway After Shooting Outside Boost Mobile Store In MiamiThey claim they have been harassed and it all comes on the heels of a scathing memo from Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo, asking police to target anyone they perceive as offensive. Attorney David Weinstein, who gave CBS4 News a better understanding of the lawsuit, says the city is saying they violated codes but the owner, Mr. Fuller claims that is not true. “The business said they were up to code and the city was saying you are not in complaisance. They would then conduct raids of the establishments and the business was saying it was done in violation of their rights.” READ MORE: ‘It...
    (CBS4) – A group of parents in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties filed suit Tuesday against Tri-County Health Department over its mask mandate in schools. Tri-County issued a public health order in August requiring teachers and administrators to enforce the mandate or face criminal penalties. (credit: CBS) Becky O’Guin, Communications Manager for Tri-County Health, said in a statement that “TCHD provides education and support in an effort to obtain voluntary compliance” but she also told CBS4’s Shaun Boyd “a violation of a public health order could carry jail time.” Attorneys Suzanne Taheri and George Brauchler are representing the parents. They say only the legislature can pass laws with criminal consequences, not a health department with an unelected board. The mask mandate, they say, does not allow exceptions for special needs students, indoor sports or religious objections and, they say, it is arbitrary, “TCHD’s own public health data actually indicates children ages 2-18 are the least likely population to be harmed, hospitalized, or killed by COVID19, and that schools are not major transmission points that lead to community increase in hospitalizations...
    Former President Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against the White House in hopes of claiming executive privilege and blocking records from his presidential administration being sent to the House Select Committee, the group of lawmakers examining the January 6 riots. Accoding to The Guardian, Trump recently released a statement outlining his intent to fight back as he pushes for executive privilege on the matter. “We will fight the subpoenas on executive privilege and other grounds for the good of our country, while we wait to find out whether or not subpoenas will be sent out to Antifa and BLM for the death and destruction they have caused," Trump said. The embattled former president has also set high demands for his former top-ranking White House officials including "former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, strategist Steve Bannon and defense department aide Kash Patel," the publication reports. Despite the House Select Committee's likely subpoenas and requests for testimony, Trump is expecting his former White House staff members to refrain from cooperating. The road Trump...
    The family of a young girl who died after being sucked into an irrigation pipe inside a man-made pond in Washington have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a winery operating in the area.  Danika Ross, 10, drowned inside the pipe in July at the pond in Quincy, which the family say is on property owned by Cave B Estate Winery. According to the suit, Danika was swimming in the man-made pond with her siblings when she was sucked into the irrigation pipe, that her parents' described as 'not grated' and 'larger than necessary.'  After being sucked in, Danika was 'thrust down into a 90-degree bend in the pipe' before her body was 'transported nearly 70 feet up the hill via the mechanical pump mechanism,' the complaint alleges, referring to Danika's death as 'painful, gruesome, terrifying, and senseless.'   The Grant County Coroner's office concluded that Danika died of asphyxiation from drowning.  Two of Danika's sibling's witnessed the incident and tried to help, but could not fight the suction. The suit claims that the Cave B website advertises swimming in the lake,...
    In this article AAL JBLU VIDEO2:5902:59DOJ files anti-trust lawsuit against American and JetBlue AirlinesClosing BellThe Department of Justice, six states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday sued American Airlines and JetBlue Airways over the carriers' alliance in the Northeast U.S., alleging it violates antitrust law and would drive up airfares. American and JetBlue announced the partnership in July 2020 and it was approved during the last weeks of the Trump administration. A condition of the approval was giving up certain slots in New York and Washington. The so-called Northeast Alliance allows the carriers to coordinate schedules only in the region but they cannot coordinate airfares. The agreement aims to take on rivals at four airports in the New York City area and Boston, mostly United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. JetBlue and American have argued the partnership would allow them to expand service in congested airports. "By consolidating their businesses in this way, American and JetBlue will effectively merge their operations on flights to and from the four airports—which collectively account for two thirds of JetBlue's business," said the...
    Ohio State Rep. Douglas Swearingen (R-OH-89), Ohio Republican senate primary contender J.D. Vance, and The Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence have filed an amicus brief in State of Ohio v. Google, a case filed against the tech giant by the state’s attorney general, taking aim at its allegedly anti-competitive practices. The lawsuit, filed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, asks a Delaware County Court to declare Google a public utility, on the grounds of its market dominance and “discriminatory and anti-competitive behavior.” As a public utility, Google would be subject to tough federal regulations on how it treats other businesses and users that depend on its services. JD Vance, the venture capitalist and author of “Hillbilly Elegy”, speaks with supporters following a rally Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Middletown, Ohio, where he announced he is joining the crowded Republican race for the Ohio U.S. Senate seat being left by Rob Portman. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Sundar Pichai CEO of Google “Google uses its dominance of internet search to steer Ohioans to Google’s own products — that’s discriminatory and anti-competitive,” Yost said...