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    OROVILLE — The city of Oroville is denying several claims that were filed by an Oroville Police Department officer on Thursday, Sept. 15. The initial complaint, filed by Michael Sears, alleged that several members of the police department participated in racial discrimination, harassment, mishandling of evidence and more. “The city categorically denies the claims and it looks forward to demonstrating the truth related to these accusations,” said the city in a news release Thursday. The primary lawsuit filed in federal court detailed a timeline from 2018 to 2022 of several alleged examples of a hostile work environment that Sears says he witnessed. “The numerous allegations made by Sears have been thoroughly and independently investigated and determined to be wholly without merit,” said the city. “The city of Oroville intends to vigorously challenge this lawsuit at trial and defend those wrongfully accused in court.” Related Articles California News | Judge dismisses lawsuit over DOJ memo on school board threats California News | San Jose: Imprisoned man charged again in 1983 killing of Tara Marowski California...
    The city of Memphis Friday refused to comment on the lawsuit filed against it by the woman who says she was raped by Cleotha Abston, the man accused of abducting and killing Eliza Fletcher. “We do not comment on pending litigation,” said Arlenia Cole, the city’s media affairs manager. Abston is also accused of raping Alicia Franklin in 2021, well before the Fletcher kidnapping and killing. Franklin says that the Memphis Police Department (MPD) did not handle her case properly and that she believes Fletcher would still be alive if the department did its job properly. “They had more than enough evidence that night when they interviewed me to get him off the streets, but they didn’t,” said Franklin in an interview with Good Morning America.  Franklin says she met Abston on a dating application, and after the pair went on a date, he raped her at gunpoint. “Every time I said something he threatened to kill me,” Franklin said. “He forced me in the car [and] he raped me.” A sexual assault kit was administered at a rape crisis center...
    Universal Orlando has settled a race discrimination lawsuit over claims a character from Despicable Me made a white power 'OK' symbol on two occasions, while stood behind six year-old black girl and five year-old Hispanic girl.   The lawsuits were brought by Tiffiney and Richard Zinger and Geisy Moreno and Joel Rodriguez over encounters with the character Gru, who was played by a different Universal worker during each of the two controversial encounters.  The two sets of parents said their children were victims of the discrimination in two separate incidents in February and March 2019. The first incident took place inside a Universal theme park, the second was during breakfast at a resort hotel. The terms of the settlement reached by the parties has not been made public, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The case was closed on September 12.  The families original sued Universal Orlando for $30,000, that later increased to $150,000. The suit was filed in Orange County, Fla. The lawsuit accused the company of violating the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992.  The families also alleged the performers touched their...
    Former President Donald Trump complained to Sean Hannity that he’s being “attacked” so close to an election he isn’t even running in. Thursday’s Hannity aired part two of the host’s interview with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate. On Wednesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the state filed a civil suit against the Trump Organization that alleges the company overvalued assets to obtain low-interest loans from financial institutions. The suit seeks $250 million, as well as the banning of Trump and his adult children at the company from operating businesses in the state. “Donald Trump falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and to cheat the system, thereby cheating all of us,” James said at a press conference. Trump called the lawsuit an attack by New York Democrats before claiming there’s a tradition of not bringing legal action against politicians so close to an election. Of course, Trump is not running this year. “And there’s a rule,” Trump said. “It’s an unwritten law. You never do this politically. You won’t see Hunter Biden...
    (CNN)Following a notice of dismissal filed by the plaintiffs for a lawsuit involving allegations of molestation against comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears, Haddish says the suit has cost her work.The "Girls Trip" star talked to TMZ about the aftermath of her and Spears being accused of having "groomed and molested" two then-minor siblings years ago in a lawsuit originally filed earlier this month in Los Angeles Superior Court."I lost everything," she told a TMZ photographer when she was questioned at LAX airport on Wednesday. "All my gigs are gone." The complainants were referred to as "Jane Doe" and "John Doe" in the suit, which stated their names are being withheld to protect their privacy.According to the complaint, a copy of which was obtained by CNN, "Jane Doe" and "John Doe" were 14 and 7, respectively, when Haddish and Spears allegedly had them participate in sexually suggestive videos in separate incidents in 2013 and 2014.Read MoreThe pair are siblings and Haddish was a "longtime family friend" of their mother. The incidents allegedly occurred while Haddish was supposedly trying to help...
    An Indiana judge has temporarily blocked the state's restrictive abortion law just a week after it went into effect. Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon granted a preliminary injunction on Thursday, ruling that there was "reasonable likelihood" that Senate Bill 1 violates the state constitution, after several abortion providers in the state filed a lawsuit, according to an order filed in Monroe Circuit Court. FDA RELEASES ADDITIONAL DOSES OF MODERNA'S COVID-19 BOOSTER AMID SHORTAGES The law's enforcement will be temporarily halted after being enacted on Sept. 15. It prohibits abortions in most circumstances with limited exceptions in cases in which the mother's serious health or life is at risk, lethal fetal anomaly up to 20 weeks post-fertilization, and rape or incest up to 10 weeks post-fertilization. Abortions that are allowed must also be performed in hospitals or outpatient surgical centers owned by hospitals because it strips abortion providers' licenses to perform the procedure. Hanlon, who was handed the case after three Democratic Monroe County judges passed on it, heard arguments from both sides on Tuesday. The American...
    A lawsuit filed by the family of a little league player who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed in Pennsylvania says that it all could've been prevented with a safety railing, multiple news outlets report citing court documents. Easton Oliverson, 12, of Saint George, Utah, fractured his skull when he fell off the top bunk in a Williamsport dorm on Sunday, Aug. 14. The boy was expected to make his first appearance in the World Series as part of the Snow Canyon Little League team. Instead, he underwent emergency surgery and had to be put into a medically induced coma. Since then, his parents launched an Instagram account to provide updates on his recovery. The lawsuit, filed Friday, Sept. 16 in a Pennsylvania court, accuses the bed manufacturer, Savoy Contract Furniture, and the Little League, of negligence and liability, and seeks punitive and compensatory damages of at least $50,000, CNN reports. The suit also states that the company "designed, manufactured, distributed, marketed, and/or sold the bunk beds in a dangerous and defective condition," thus leaving Oliverson with “significant and permanent...
    (CNN)New York state Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil fraud lawsuit on Wednesday against former President Donald Trump, three of his children and a pair of business associates, capping more than three years of investigation into the Trump Organization.The probe came to a head recently when Trump -- who had failed with his own lawsuit seeking to stop the investigation -- declined to answer questions under oath during a deposition, invoking his Fifth Amendment rights hundreds of times. "No one in this country can pick and choose how the law applies to them, and Donald Trump is no exception," James said in May. "As we have said all along, we will continue this investigation undeterred." Read: New Yorks civil fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump and family membersJames, 63, is no stranger to the tense showdowns with powerful political figures. It was the result of her investigation into sexual harassment allegations against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- a fellow Democrat whose ticket she ran on when first elected attorney general in 2018 -- that ultimately led to his...
    The New York Attorney General has filed a civil fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump and three of his adult children, and his business, the Trump Organization, and others, according to CNN, citing court records. “The case docket indicates the defendants are Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Allen Weisselberg, Jeffrey Mcconney, The Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, The Trump Organization, Inc., and other businesses associated with Trump.” Donald Trump, James says in her news conference, inflated his net worth by “billions of dollars,” and did so with the assistance of others named in her lawsuit. NY AG Letitia James is holding a news conference slated to start at 11:30 AM ET, which you can watch live here.From Your Site Articles
    Memphis woman Alicia Franklin says she was raped by Cleotha Abston, who authorities believe abducted and killed billionaire heiress Eliza Fletcher on September 2 A woman in Memphis who was allegedly raped last year by Eliza Fletcher's alleged killer has filed a lawsuit against the city's police department accusing them of negligence for not sufficiently investigating her case.  The suit, filed by Alicia Franklin on September 20, says Memphis police may have been able to prevent Fletcher's kidnapping and death if they had adequately investigated Franklin's assault in September 21 more seriously. Franklin, 22, says she was raped by Cleotha Abston, who authorities believe abducted and killed billionaire heiress Fletcher on September 2 as she was running early in the morning.  'Cleotha Abston should and could have been arrested and indicted for the aggravated rape of Alicia Franklin many months earlier, most likely in the year 2021,' says the suit filed in Shelby County Circuit Court. The suit contends that if authorities had acted when Franklin reported her assault, 'the abduction and murder of Eliza Fletcher would not have occurred.'...
    Lyndsay Winkley | San Diego Union-Tribune The lawyer for the young woman who said three former San Diego State University football players raped her at a party last year filed a lawsuit this week accusing the city of failing to release documents that he says should have been given to his client under state law. According to the suit filed in San Diego Superior Court on Wednesday, attorney Dan Gilleon requested dozens of documents connected to his client’s civil case — first on Aug. 19 and again on Sept. 6. Gilleon asked for all test results and photos taken during the rape exam the young woman underwent, all search warrants served during the investigation, and all statements from witnesses and potential suspects, among other things. Gilleon made the requests under the California Public Records Act. Under the law, the public has access to many documents produced and maintained by state and local governments. However, there are exceptions, especially when police departments are involved, experts say. In documents provided by Gilleon, the Police Department cited several of these exemptions when it...
    Boston's Mission Hill K-8 school is facing a federal lawsuit from two parents accusing school officials and the city of failing to report and address instances of bullying, NBC10 reports. The Jamaica Plain school closed in June after a scathing report released the findings of a six-month investigation: The program failed to protect students from abuse and sexual misconduct and bullying for years.  The newly-filed lawsuit accuses the former principal of discouraging students from reporting abuse — physical and sexual — and failing to follow civil and disability laws, NBC10 says. The suit also alleges teachers protected aggressors, according to NBC10. Mission Hill attorneys declined comment to the outlet. Click here for more from NBC10.
    Arizona citizen Peggy McClain recently filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Superintendent Kathy Hoffman because of LGBTQ-focused chat rooms available on the ADE website where youths can speak to adults about sex and gender identity. “She’s in an office to protect children and to guide children and to make children better, and she’s putting them in grave danger,” McClain said of Hoffman in a phone interview with The Arizona Sun Times. McClain argued that Hoffman was breaking the law and that the ADE’s actions violated Arizona’s Parents’ Bill of Rights. Under the law, any attempt to “encourage or coerce” a minor to withhold information from the child’s parents “shall be grounds for discipline of an employee of this state,” such as Hoffman. “These chats, QChat and QueerChat, are designed to lure youth and include an quick escape button so parents will think their children are searching Google,” wrote McClain on Not in Our Schools. McClain also shared that children are asked to give personal information when signing up for QChat Space; this includes race, romantic interests,...
    by Eric Lendrum   On Wednesday, a federal lawsuit was filed against the state of Florida over a recently-enacted policy that orders the state’s Medicaid program to prohibit the funding of gender-altering procedures. According to NPR, the suit was filed in the Northern District of Florida by a coalition of far-left groups allegedly representing four Florida Medicaid recipients, who claim to be either “transgender” or to be the parents of “transgender” children. “This exclusion is discrimination, plain and simple,” said Carl Charles, a spokesman for Lambda Legal, a far-left organization that is leading the lawsuit, and has filed similar lawsuits around the country. “Transgender Medicaid beneficiaries deserve health care coverage free from discrimination, just like any other Medicaid beneficiary in Florida.” One of the lawsuit’s plaintiffs is a 20-year-old women who believes she is a man, named Brit Rothstein. Rothstein had attempted to seek chest surgery for the removal of her own breasts, and although she had been authorized for the procedure on August 11th, Florida’s Medicaid program canceled the surgery the following day. Another plaintiff is a woman named...
    (CNN)Attorneys for Michael Jennings, a Black pastor arrested while watering his neighbor's flowers, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday alleging that the three Childersburg, Alabama, police officers who arrested him violated his rights under the First and Fourth amendments. In the lawsuit, Jennings' attorneys also claimed false arrest. Jennings was arrested in May after neighbor who didn't recognize him called police, thinking Jennings was a suspicious person at another neighbor's house, who was out of town, CNN previously reported. Black pastor arrested while watering neighbors flowers, video showsIn a Saturday news conference, Jennings said he felt dehumanized and humiliated during the arrest and that his wife and a neighbor pleaded with police to release him. "What they did that day, they did with impunity, figured there would be no action taken against them. I felt dehumanized, I felt little," Jennings said. "I felt helpless, and it hurt me."Read MoreHe added that despite verbally identifying himself to the responding officers, police did not believe him. Jennings said he didn't have physical identification on him and told police he would...
    A federal judge in Florida delivered a sharp, strong, and devastating 65-page rebuke as he dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and more than two dozen others including the Democratic National Committee and, initially, five former FBI officials who were later dropped from the $24 million suit. U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks said the lawsuit was so weak he agreed with the defendants who described it as “a fundraising tool, a press release, or a list of political grievances,” and added, “it has no merit as a lawsuit.” The lawsuit was filed by Alina Habba, who “previously worked as general counsel at a parking garage company.” It “blamed Hillary Clinton and others for conspiring to malign his character,” Bloomberg reports, and “accused more than two dozen defendants of orchestrating ‘a malicious conspiracy to disseminate patently false and injurious information about Donald J. Trump and his campaign, all in the hopes of destroying his life, his political career and rigging the 2016 Presidential Election in favor of Hillary Clinton.’ It was filed in March under the civil version of a...
    A federal judge in Florida has tossed a racketeering lawsuit that Donald Trump filed against Hillary Clinton and a slew of other defendants—dismantling his claims one by one in an absolutely withering critique. “It is not simply that I find the Amended Complaint ‘inadequate in any respect,’” Judge Donald Middlebrooks writes at one point. “It is inadequate in nearly every respect.” Trump filed the suit in March alleging that Clinton and the others “orchestrated a malicious conspiracy to disseminate patently false and injurious information” about his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia. After the defendants filed a motion to dismiss, Trump’s lawyers filed a 193-page amended complaint, adding a new claim of wire fraud—and the judge writes, “eighty new pages of largely irrelevant allegations that did nothing to salvage the legal sufficiency of his claims.” Trump had no immediate comment on the dismissal. Middlebrooks, who was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton, makes clear from the outset that he thinks the complaint filed by Trump’s lawyers is legal gobbledygook. “Plaintiff’s theory of this case, set forth over 527...
    Ricky Martin has filed a $20 million lawsuit against his nephew Dennis Yadiel Sanchez after he claimed he had an incestuous relationship with the singer. Martin, 50, claims he's been 'persecuted, besieged, harassed, stalked and extorted' by the 21-year-old, whom he calls a 'maladjusted person' according to TMZ.   The Livin' La Vida Loca singer filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in San Juan, claiming Sanchez is trying to 'assassinate' his reputation and has caused him and his family to feel 'unsafe.'  The latest: Ricky Martin has filed a $20 million lawsuit against his nephew Dennis Yadiel Sanchez after he claimed he had an incestuous relationship with the singer; Pictured 2022 Martin listed a number of troublesome deeds reportedly done by his nephew, including posting the singer's cell phone number on his Instagram, and even making an Instagram account for one of his children, which made him 'uncomfortable.'  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Ricky Martin returns to the stage at The Hollywood Bowl...... Ricky Martin shares a rare snap of his son Matteo as they... ...
    Amid harrowing sexual-abuse allegations against a South Carolina cheerleading coach who died by suicide last week, his widow announced Wednesday that she is closing their well-known gym’s “ doors indefinitely.” In a statement to The Daily Beast, Kathy Foster said it was a “difficult decision” to close Rockstar Cheerleading and Dance but that she believes “it is the best option under the circumstances.” According to Rockstar Cheer, Greenville’s website, Foster’s former husband, Scott Foster, opened the gym in 2007 to launch a nationally recognized cheer organization that had licensing agreements with dozens of other gyms across the country. “Over the past 15 years, our incredible athletes have worked hard to build a winning legacy and I will always be extremely proud of each of them,” Kathy Foster added in the statement. “I ask for privacy for my children and for those personally affected during this difficult time.” The news comes just days after The Daily Beast first reported a lawsuit filed against Scott Foster that alleges the 49-year-old coach sexually abused, exploited, and transported underage athletes for years—and...
    A prominent leader in the Black Lives Matter movement has been accused of stealing more than $10 million from the group in an explosive lawsuit filed by other organizers in the movement. Shalomyah Bowers, a board member of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), was accused of using the group as a 'personal piggy bank' in the suit filed in Thursday in Los Angeles. The lawsuit filed by Black Lives Matter Grassroots (BLMGR) offers few specifics about the alleged theft of funds, but illuminates the growing fractures in the movement that took in more than $90 million in donations in 2020. In a lengthy statement, the BLMGFN board furiously denounced the allegations as 'harmful, divisive, and false' and accused BLMGR leaders of lining their own pockets with '$10,000 monthly stipends' rather than supporting local groups and families.  A new suit accuses BLMGF board member Shalomyah Bowers of stealing $10 million in donations, allegations that the board furiously denies At a press conference on Thursday, BLMGR leader Melina Abdullah slammed BLMGNF, saying the group had lost touch with the foundations...
    The leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has been accused by former colleagues of stealing more than $10 million in donations from the organization for his own personal use, according to a lawsuit filed in court this week. Shalomyah Bowers was called out in the court filing as a “rogue administrator, a middle man turned usurper” who syphoned contributions to the nonprofit activist group to use as his own “personal piggy bank,” according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday. “His actions have lead [sic] [Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation] into multiple investigations by the Internal Revenue Service and various state attorney generals, blazing a path of irreparable harm to BLM in less than eighteen months,” the suit claims. “While BLM leaders and movement workers were on the street risking their lives, Mr. Bowers remained in his cushy offices devising a scheme of fraud and misrepresentation to break the implied-in-fact contract between donors and BLM.” The suit, filed by Black Lives Matter Grassroots, was light on details of Bowers’ alleged theft...
    A prominent South Carolina cheerleading coach who died by suicide last month sexually abused male and female athletes and presided over a culture that allowed staff to commit sexual assault, even as a well-known private equity firm allegedly cashed in on the chaos, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit filed in the District of South Carolina in Greenville Thursday alleges that 49-year-old Scott Foster sexually abused, exploited, and transported underaged athletes across state lines for years. The lawsuit goes on to detail horrific claims made by four Jane Does and two John Does—and is filed on behalf of 95 other Jane Does. While none of the alleged victims have been identified, the lawsuit says that they live all around the country and vary in age. All the unnamed victims were “minors at the time they were sexually abused and assaulted, sexually exploited, transported across state lines for illegal sexual activity,” the lawsuit states. The allegations detailed in the lawsuit include claims that Foster consumed drugs with his athletes in a “Rockstar house” apartment he paid for, coerced at...
    Charlie Sheen has settled a 2017 lawsuit with his ex-girlfriend who claimed he exposed her to HIV. The actor, 56, has agreed to pay the unnamed woman $120,000 in monthly installments over the course of a year, according to the stipulation filed to LA County Superior Court. Charlie publicly announced that he was HIV positive back in November 2015. The anonymous woman who filed the suit, also referred to as Jane Doe, previously informed court that, upon meeting Charlie, she signed an NDA out of fear.  The lawsuit, filed five years ago, said the woman claimed that Sheen - a 'confidential male defendant' - had unprotected sex with her before revealing that he was HIV positive.  Charlie Sheen has settled a lawsuit with his ex-girlfriend who claimed he exposed her to HIV. But the legal case, which has involved the Two and A Half Men actor for half a decade, has now been put to rest, according to documents obtained by TMZ.   Back in 2016, authorities considered launching an investigation against Sheen amidst claims that he had exposed several other...
    On Friday, August 26, Moderna announced that it had filed a lawsuit against two of its competitors: Pfizer and BioNTech, alleging that that the companies copied technology that Moderna developed before the COVID-19 pandemic but used in its COVID-19 vaccine. According to Axios, Moderna “is seeking unspecified monetary damages for patent infringement.” “It said its lawsuit is not seeking to take its competitors' vaccine off the market or an injunction to stop its future sale,” Axios reports. “The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts as well as in Germany, said Moderna filed for patents between 2010 and 2016 for its ‘foundational’ mRNA technology. It alleges Pfizer and BioNTech later ‘copied’ Moderna's invention without its permission in developing its competing coronavirus shots, according to a news release.” READ MORE: Long COVID-19 may be caused by overactive immune systems In Moderna’s August 26 press release, CEO Stéphane Bancel said, “We are filing these lawsuits to protect the innovative mRNA technology platform that we pioneered, invested billions of dollars in creating, and patented during the decade preceding the COVID-19 pandemic.” When...
    (CNN)Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former confidante now serving a 20-year prison sentence for child sex trafficking, is being sued for more than $878,000 in unpaid legal fees by a law firm representing her, according to court documents.Two lawyers from the firm, Jeffrey Pagliuca and Laura Menninger, were lead attorneys on Maxwell's defense team during her trial last year that ended in a conviction for her role in facilitating Epstein's abuse of minor girls.The lawsuit, filed on Monday by the law firm Haddon, Morgan and Foreman in county court in Denver, Colorado, also names her brother Kevin Maxwell and her estranged husband Scott Borgerson as defendants.According to the suit, Ghislaine Maxwell told her attorneys after she was incarcerated in 2020 that her brother Kevin would coordinate the financial aspects of her defense. The firm has continually threatened to stop representing Maxwell beginning in 2020 after legal fees continued to go unpaid, the lawsuit says.Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, grew up in the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside and is the daughter of Robert Maxwell -- a Czech-born newspaper tycoon and former British lawmaker who died...
    (CNN)More than a year after a Pennsylvania woman filed a lawsuit against comedian Horatio Sanz, SNL Studios and NBCUniversal, she's filed a proposed amended complaint seeking to add Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Fallon, and "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels as defendants, arguing they enabled Sanz's alleged misconduct. In 2021, the woman said Sanz, a former "SNL" cast member began grooming her when she was around 14 and sexually assaulted her when she was 17 years old, according to court documents. At the time of the initial suit, the woman, who is identified only as Jane Doe, alleged that Sanz sexually abused her by "kissing her, groping her breasts, groping her buttocks, and digitally penetrating her genitals forcibly and without Plaintiff's consent" at and after "SNL" parties, CNN previously reported. Sanz has denied the allegations.In the proposed amended complaint filed Tuesday, the woman says Fallon was "aware of Sanz's online grooming efforts as he was of his in-person conduct." The filings also claim NBC, Morgan, Fallon and Michaels "enabled Sanz's crimes of sexual assault and battery" by "providing the physical space...
    Bonner claims that by their actions — and in many cases, their inactions — these individuals, businesses, and law enforcement agencies violated the victims' constitutional rights. "People have a right to life under the 14th Amendment, and what we’ve seen here is that the law enforcement agencies have shown a deliberate, conscious disregard of the life," said Bonner, who is also representing victims of the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The civil rights lawsuit will be "one-of-a-kind in the whole world," Bonner continued. The lawsuit is expected to be filed soon. "Now it's time for all of us to stand up and demand change and protection," a statement on the Bonner & Bonner website says. Other attorneys from a separate California law firm are preparing to file a federal lawsuit regarding the shooting on behalf of three individual families. Though it will not be a class-action suit, it will likely include many or all of the same defendants as the class-action suit filed by Bonner.
    FORMER President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit, calling for a neutral special master to inspect the documents seized in the Mar-a-Lago raid. Trump asked a federal judge on Monday to stop the FBI from reviewing the documents until this special master can be appointed. 1Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit after the Mar-a-Lago raid The raid was a “shockingly aggressive move” and the search warrant was overly broad, according to the court filing. Trump said in a statement on his media site Truth: "We have just filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida strongly asserting my rights, including under the Fourth Amendment of our Constitution, "regarding the unnecessary, unwarranted, and unAmerican Break-In by dozens of FBI agents, and others, of my home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida." Following the lawsuit, Justice Department Spokesman Anthony Coley said in a statement: "The Aug. 8 search warrant at Mar-a-Lago was authorized by a federal court upon the required finding of probable cause." More to follow...For the latest news on this story,...
    REAL Housewives of Atlanta alum NeNe Leakes has dropped her lawsuit against Bravo producers and Andy Cohen after accusing the network of ignoring alleged racism claims on the set. The Sun can exclusively confirm NeNe, 55, dropped all claims against the television network. 5RHOA alum NeNe Leakes has dropped her lawsuit against Bravo and Andy CohenCredit: Getty 5NeNe claimed in the lawsuit that allegations of racism were ignoredCredit: Refer to Caption On Friday, a document filed in Atlanta courts shared NeNe and Bravo had filed a joint dismissal without prejudice, meaning she can re-open the case in the future. The court documents confirming the dismissal don't indicate why NeNe decided to drop her claims at this time. According to the document: "All Parties consent and stipulate the foregoing dismissal. Read More on NeNe LeakesLOVE & LAWSUITS RHOA star NeNe Leakes SUED for 'stealing MARRIED boyfriend from wifeNENE'S NOT PLAYING RHOA's NeNe hires attorney who repped Oscar star to fight Bravo lawsuit "No party will seek recovery of costs or attorney's fees in any submission to this Court."...
    VETERAN actor Bill Paxton sadly passed away in 2017. A lawsuit filed by his family has reportedly been withdrawn. 2Bill Paxton at the People's Choice Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, California, on January 18, 2017Credit: Reuters What was Bill Paxton's cause of death? Film star Bill Paxton passed away on February 25, 2017. His cause of death was a stroke which reportedly occurred 11 days after he had surgery to replace a heart valve and repair aorta damage. As a result of his death, his family filed a lawsuit against Dr. Ali Khoynezhad of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for reportedly using a high-risk and unconventional surgical approach that he lacked the experience to perform. Read More on The US SunHORROR FALL Hiker plunges 100ft down mountain to her death while walking with friends'LOVE OF MY LIFE' Details on Benjamin Keough's dating life prior to death revealed The lawsuit also alleged that the misguided treatment caused Bill Paxton to suffer excessive bleeding, cardiogenic shock, and a compromised coronary artery. However, it was reported that the lawsuit which was filed more than four years...
    Two initiatives sponsored by progressives are still on the Arizona ballot for now, after judges rejected challenges from conservative groups challenging them. The “Voters Right to Know Act” (VRKA), which adds new disclosure requirements regarding campaign contributions, was challenged over submitting incorrect campaign addresses. The “Protection from Predatory Debt Collection Act” (PPDCA), which is backed by a California-based employee union and makes broad changes to debt collecting laws, was challenged for an “inaccurate and misleading” ballot description. Despite the adverse rulings, attorneys say they plan to appeal. President Scot Mussi, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club which filed the lawsuit against VRKA, said there is another reason the ballot initiative may ultimately fail. “The practical implications of it is that this information will be used to dox, harass and intimidate anyone for supporting various organizations,” he said Monday. He cited a U.S. Supreme Court decision from last year that rejected California’s effort to have nonprofits identify their major donors. The VRKA would require any nonprofit or political party spending $50,000 or more on any combination of statewide races to...
    Only three election integrity bills made it into law this past legislative year in Arizona, and at least two of them are now subject to lawsuits from progressives and Democrats. Five lawsuits have been filed against HB 2492, which requires proof of citizenship in order to register to vote — with the exception of voting in congressional elections, which is pre-empted by federal law. Two lawsuits have been filed against SB 1260, which makes it a felony to knowingly help someone to register to vote when the person is already registered in another state. State Representative Jake Hoffman (R-Queen Creek), who sponsored HB 2492, told The Arizona Sun Times, “Since Jim Crow, when the courts were used by Democrats to institutionalize racism against black Americans, the Democrat Party and their operatives have a long track record of exploiting the judiciary branch of our government as a back door for enacting their anti-civil rights agenda.” He added, “Make no mistake, Democrats have made it clear with their lawsuits against my legislation that they want non-citizens to vote in U.S. elections —...
    Jon Kopaloff, Getty Images / Chris Graythen, Getty Images Brad Pitt is set to pay a $20.5 million dollar settlement to the families who moved into homes built in the Lower Ninth Ward, after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Page Six is reporting that the lawsuit, filed in 2018, against Pitt and his Make it Right foundation, has officially entered a “preliminary settlement.” Back in 2008, Pitt and the foundation worked together to build over 100 “green” homes for families displaced after the hurricane. By 2018, residents were unhappy with the homes structural integrity along with growing health issues. They filed the lawsuit after numerous requests for assistance from the organization were ignored. Page Six reports that another nonprofit organization, Global Green, has volunteered to pay the settlement. If the amount is approved by a judge, each of the home owners will be able to get $25,000 as reimbursement for repairs made to their home. Pitt released a statement on Thursday, expressing his happiness that the lawsuit has an end in sight. I am incredibly grateful for...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – A lawsuit has been filed by the Michigan Nurses Association against the University of Michigan alleging the university is refusing to bargain in contract negotiations over the workloads of nurses. The lawsuit claims the university is refusing to discuss the number of patients assigned per nurse, which they say presents safety concerns. The 6,200 MNA-UMPNC nurses have been without a contract since July 1. READ MORE: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets On Sale For 2022-2023 Season“When nurses are forced to take care of too many people at once, patient care gets compromised and nurses are put in danger of injury or burnout, and that’s happening far too often at our hospital,” said Renee Curtis, RN, president of MNA-UMPNC in a press release. “Our union is fighting for patient safety, first and foremost. It’s absurd to think that conversations about how to keep patients safe can be effective without talking about our nurses’ workloads.” The Michigan Nurses Association says nurses have voiced their opinions about possible unsafe situations, including filing 1,090 forms that documented...
    Angelina Jolie stepped out with her son Knox at Universal Studios, after it was revealed she filed an anonymous 'Jane Doe' lawsuit asking why the FBI didn't arrest Brad Pitt over assault claims. The 47-year-old movie donned a white summer dress she visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with her son inside the theme park, located in University City in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. Angelina had sued the FBI after an investigation into her ex-husband Brad was closed, claiming he poured beer on her, injured her, and fought with son Maddox in 2016. The latest: Angelina Jolie stepped out with her son Knox at Universal Studios, after it was revealed she filed an anonymous 'Jane Doe' lawsuit asking why the FBI didn't arrest Brad Pitt over assault claims Angelina slipped on wrap dress that grazed her calves, while carrying a cream cardigan in one hand. The striking star wore aviator sunglasses and her brunette tresses center parted and loose around her. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next She hired her sons! Angelina Jolie reveals Pax, 18, and......
    Angelina Jolie has been identified as the 'Jane Doe' who sued the FBI after an investigation into her ex-husband Brad Pitt was closed, following 2016 allegations of physical and verbal assault. After initial speculation about the unnamed plaintiff in the suit it has now been confirmed that the The Maleficent actress, 47, was the one who filed in April, according to Puck News' Eriq Gardner.  The suit asked for the bureau to hand over documents related to the investigation into the actor, 58, after Jolie claimed that he 'physically and verbally assaulted' her and their children while flying on a private plane.  Angelina Jolie, 47, has been identified as the 'Jane Doe' who sued the FBI after an investigation into her ex-husband Brad Pitt, 58, was closed, following 2016 allegations of physical and verbal assault; Pictured 2008 The FBI cleared Pitt of any wrongdoing in the incident, which happened during a private jet flight, falling under the jurisdiction of the federal government. Days after, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt and asked for full custody of their kids. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2...
    HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — The family of a Michigan woman who was killed after an air bag module exploded in her SUV following a crash filed a lawsuit alleging negligence. The complaint was filed Thursday in Houghton County Circuit Court and names Arc Automotive Inc., General Motors and Toyoda Gosei North America Corp. It seeks a jury trial and more than $25,000 in damages. READ MORE: The Temptations 'Ain't Too Proud' Musical Opens At Detroit Opera HouseThe lawsuit claims that pieces of the air bag inflator, steering wheel and steering column from Marlene Beaudoin’s Chevy Traverse pierced her chest, neck and head after her vehicle was struck Aug. 15, 2021 by a car in Calumet in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Police reports show that a metal inflator fragment hit her neck in the crash. Beaudoin, 39, died at a hospital. Four of Beaudoin’s 10 children also were in the SUV. The Associated Press left emails Friday seeking comment from Arc Automotive Inc., General Motors and Toyoda Gosei North America. READ MORE: Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Found in Oakland County; What To Do If...
    Canva Erika Jayne was served with a $50 million lawsuit after landing at LAX. A newly filed court document obtained by Heavy confirms reports Erika Jayne was served with a $50 million lawsuit at Los Angeles International Airport in July after returning from a vacation to Hawaii with fellow “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” stars. The New York Post’s Page Six published video of the moment a process server handed Jayne a stack of documents at LAX. Jayne is facing several legal battles in connection to her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, and the collapse of his law firm, Girardi Keese. Girardi and his fellow lawyers are being accused in several lawsuits of fraud and Jayne has been named in multiple legal documents with accusations that she aided in the firm’s schemes and benefited financially from them. Jayne and her attorneys have denied any wrongdoing and have said the focus should be on Girardi and his now-shuttered firm. Jayne was served with documents in a lawsuit filed by another law firm, Edelson PC, which partnered with Girardi Keese...
    (CNN)Five more passengers are suing Uber over alleged sexual assault incidents that occurred in recent months at the hands of drivers on its platform.The lawsuit is the latest reminder of the flood of lawsuits that Uber and competitor Lyft face as they work to combat well-known safety issues on their platforms, especially for female riders.The incidents detailed in a lawsuit filed this week in San Francisco County Superior Court took place between August 2021 to February 2022 in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. They include: a plaintiff who alleges she was "digitally penetrated" by a driver who then attempted rape; another plaintiff who alleges she had her breasts fondled by a driver who then raped her; and another who alleges her driver "began masturbating in the driver's seat" and then forced her to perform oral sex while he held down her head. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of five Jane Does by law firm Slater Slater Schulman LLP as a multiparty complaint to be litigated individually. The firm said it has retained roughly 550 clients who have claims against...
    New York (CNN Business)Elon Musk's legal team on Friday made public its official response to Twitter's lawsuit attempting to force him to complete their $44 billion acquisition deal. In the answer to Twitter's complaint, which includes counter-claims against the company, Musk's team attempts to refute the company's allegations that the Tesla CEO is unjustly trying to exit the deal. His team repeats allegations that Twitter has misstated the number of fake and spam bot accounts on its platform — a central charge Musk has made to justify terminating the acquisition agreement after originally citing a desire to "defeat the spam bots" as a reason for buying the company. Musk's response, which was filed publicly on Friday, states that the billionaire's team conducted an analysis of fake and spam accounts on the platform using data provided by Twitter's "firehose" of tweets and a public tool called Botometer created by researchers at the University of Indiana. It did not further detail the process of that evaluation and added that its analysis was "constrained" by a lack of time and information from Twitter....
    A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Equifax for their credit score debacle which led some customers to pay double on their mortgage repayments.  Equifax, one of America's top credit rating companies that reports on more than 200 million consumers, sent out inaccurate credit scores which then affected consumers looking to apply to auto loans, mortgages and credit cards. Many people had their credit scores downgraded between March 17 and April 6 - meaning in many cases their loan applications were rejected and they were plagued with high interest rates. But now the credit bureau, who blamed the blunder on a 'coding issue' is facing a lawsuit, filed in US District Court in North Georgia by law firm Morgan and Morgan. The Florida-based firm are seeking a trial by jury for damages suffered by anyone whose credit score changed during the glitched period.   Equifax is now facing a class-action lawsuit, filed in US District Court in North Georgia by law firm Morgan and Morgan. The company sent out inaccurate credit scores which then affected consumers looking to apply to auto loans,...
    A $10 million race and gender discrimination lawsuit has been filed against D.C. Fire and EMS by four black female firefighters, reports 7News. The women allege that they were subjected to "harsher standards" and "disciplinary actions" by D.C. Fire and EMS, than their white colleagues, continues the outlet. One of the attorneys who filed the case, Pam Keith, alleges that "Black women are tolerated, but not embraced" in the D.C. Fire and EMS community that she describes as a "boys club".  To read the full story by 7News, click here. 
    (CNN)Twenty-eight incarcerated women in Indiana have alleged in two separate federal lawsuits that they were ​threatened or sexually assaulted, including two who said they were raped, last year by ​men incarcerated at the same facility who, according to one of the lawsuits, bribed a corrections officer with $1,000 to obtain the keys to their jail cells. The women are suing Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel, former Clark County jail officer David Lowe and unidentified jail officers in two federal civil rights actions filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The lawsuits stem from events that ​the plaintiffs say​ took place in the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville on the evening of October 23 ​into the morning of October 24 2021, attorneys for both lawsuits told CNN. The first lawsuit, filed on June 21 on behalf of 20 ​named women, alleges that ​men incarcerated at the same facility threatened, assaulted or raped them over multiple hours after Lowe gave the men keys to access the women's cells. The second lawsuit was filed on July 25...
    (CNN)A New Jersey family says the wrong body was in their mother's casket, which had to be lifted out of the ground during the funeral service, according to a lawsuit that was filed Monday in Bergen County. Kummi Kim, Yoonsung Kim, Jungmi Kim Walder and Kummi's husband, Taichul Kim, are suing Central Funeral Home Of New Jersey, the Blackley Funeral Home and Cremation Services along with employees. CNN has reached out to the Central Funeral Home and the Blackley Funeral Home and Cremation Services for comment.In the lawsuit, the Kim family says the "mix-up" of their mother's body "intentionally and negligently inflicted severe emotional distress." When their mother, Kyung Ja Kim, died in November, her family reached out to both funeral homes for burial arrangements. The mother's body was transported on November 10 and was to be ready for a funeral on November 13 at a church in Leonia, New Jersey, the lawsuit says. Family members "traveled long distances" for the event, according to the suit.Read MoreBut when Kummi Kim viewed the body of her mother on the morning of...
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Delaware gun rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking an injunction against recently passed gun control legislation. The News Journal reports the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association and other groups filed the suit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. The lawsuit names the secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security and superintendent of Delaware State Police as defendants. The 92-page lawsuit focuses on a bill that makes it illegal to make, sell, purchase or possess certain semi-automatic firearms. It argues the legislation violates the Second Amendment as well as other constitutional rights. DSSA President Jeff Hague hinted at future lawsuits regarding other gun-related bills. A spokeswoman for Gov. John Carney declined to comment. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)A Democratic super PAC on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission in a bid to force the agency to take action against former President Donald Trump for, in their view, essentially running for president without formally declaring himself a candidate.The lawsuit from American Bridge 21st Century follows a March complaint with the commission, alleging that Trump is raising and spending big sums to promote a likely presidential campaign in 2024, while skirting federal campaign finance laws that require those who raise or spend more than $5,000 to register as a candidate. Presidential candidates also must comply with strict limits on the amount of money they can collect from each donor and are barred from coordinating their activities with super PACs.American Bridge says it has filed the lawsuit because the FEC, which often deadlocks along partisan lines, has not yet taken action. It's not clear that the case would move through the court system quickly enough to influence matters before the 2024 campaign gets underway.An FEC spokeswoman said Wednesday that the commission does not comment on litigation. And...
    (CNN) — In more than a dozen states, legal fights are underway over abortion bans and other laws that greatly limit the procedure after the US Supreme Court ended a constitutional right to an abortion on June 24. Abortion rights proponents have taken legal action, challenging several states’ abortion restrictions and have seen some success in temporarily blocking bans in at least five states: Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan and Utah. READ MORE: Man Arrested After Cocaine, Guns Found In Macomb County HomeHere’s where some states’ abortion bans stand as courts consider legal challenges:  Arizona: state seeks to lift hold on pre-Roe abortion ban  Arizona’s Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking a state court to lift a 1973 court injunction against an abortion ban enacted in 1901. In a filing Wednesday with the Arizona superior court in Pima County, Brnovich pointed to the US Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which ended federal constitutional protections for abortion rights. “It is beyond dispute that Dobbs represents a change in the very law that was the sole and express basis for...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A defamation lawsuit filed by the former chair of the Virginia Parole Board against a Richmond TV station and one of its reporters has been thrown out by a judge. Tonya Chapman filed a $7 million lawsuit against WTVR-TV and reporter Jon Burkett in March 2021, alleging that two stories Burkett published about an investigation of the parole board by the state’s government watchdog agency included several defamatory statements. The lawsuit claimed Chapman suffered “great humiliation” and injury to her personal and business reputations. The stories focused on a 13-page draft report produced by the Office of the State Inspector General about the board’s controversial 2020 decision to release Vincent Martin, an inmate who had served about 40 years in prison for killing a Richmond police officer in 1979. WTVR was the first news organization to report on the document, which contained significant differences from the final report made public last year, including a critical finding about Chapman. Chapman did not participate in the decision to grant Martin parole. She said in her lawsuit that nothing...
    by Joe Mueller   President Joe Biden, members of his administration and select social media companies must turn over documents and answer questions within the next 30 days during a discovery phase of a lawsuit alleging collusion to suppress freedom of speech, a court ruled. The attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri filed a lawsuit in May alleging Biden and eight high-ranking members of his administration and the government colluded with and/or coerced social media companies Meta, Twitter and YouTube to suppress “disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social medial platforms.” On Tuesday, Terry Doughty, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, ruled there is “good cause” for the discovery process and set a timetable, including specific deadlines for depositions. “In May, Missouri and Louisiana filed a landmark lawsuit against top-ranking Biden Administration officials for allegedly colluding with social media giants to suppress freedom of speech on a number of topics including the origins of COVID-19, the efficacy of masks, and election integrity,” Missouri Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a candidate for the seat of retiring...