Lawsuits

Democrats exploring lawsuit against Trump

Senate Democrats are exploring a lawsuit against President Trump on the grounds that his vast business empire has created conflicts of interest that …

Politics

Kids take to the steps of the Supreme Court to demand climate action

Plaintiffs from a youth climate lawsuit against the federal government traveled to D.C. to demand action.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of kids and young …

Climate

Mel B claims ex has ties to pornography producers

Mel B’s estranged husband is running porn sites and renting properties to film X-rated movies, her lawyers claim.<p>Larry Bakman told a judge that …

Mel B

Andrea Tantaros has filed another suit against Fox News for spying on her

Andrea Tantaros has slammed her former employer Fox News with a second lawsuit, this time for allegedly spying on her and other sexual harassment …

Idaho Supreme Court finds errors in grocery tax lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has found several errors in a lawsuit filed by 30 lawmakers challenging Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's veto on a bill that would …

Idaho

Former Bill & Melinda Gates digital chief sues organization, claims he was misled about his role

A former Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation chief digital officer has filed a lawsuit against the organization, claiming he was misled about the scope …

Philanthropy

Ex-paramedic said she tried to help St. Paul cop but was arrested. Now, the city will settle her lawsuit.

When a former paramedic saw a man bleeding in a St. Paul road, it never occurred to her to not stop to help.<p>But Christie Jones said her actions as a …

Policing

Tucker Carlson’s First Show Replacing Bill O’Reilly Had This Many Viewers

Fox News' Tucker Carlson averaged 3.2 million viewers in his first show in Bill O'Reilly's former 8 p.m. time slot on Monday, according to early …

Republican Party

Four things to watch for after jury returns verdict in John Wiley Price's public corruption trial | Commentary

When a federal jury wraps up its deliberations in the trial of John Wiley Price, there are several potential developments that bear watching in the …

Corruption

Tucker Carlson: Somehow, a bidding war has broken out for Fox host's new book

Tucker Carlson has written a book. Apparently publishers are so confident that people will want to read it, they've launched a bidding war that will …

Tucker Carlson

Woman Orders Internet From Comcast. That's Where She Says Her Nightmare With Fees Began

In August 2015, Megan Scott was driving home from a funeral with her roommate when a sales representative from Comcast called her phone.<p>Scott told …

Net Neutrality

Couple accused of abusing orphaned nieces and nephew will not testify in own defence

The two are on trial for multiple charges including assault with a weapon<p>An aunt and uncle accused of abusing their orphaned nieces and nephew will …

Crime

De Blasio has lost touch with reality

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday laughed off a New York Post cover that depicts him as a hot-air balloon for releasing a series of short-on-detail …

New York City

Lawsuit: Florence police chief filed false charges in indecency case

A man who said he was jailed on a false charge of indecency with a child is suing the city of Florence and its police chief.<p>Manuel Ayala, 39, spent …

Crime

Milwaukee Inmate Died After Being Deprived of Water for 7 Days

Inmates, correction officers and investigators are testifying in Milwaukee this week to help determine whether jail employees will be charged with abuse in the dehydration death of an inmate who the authorities say was deprived of water for a week.<p>Prosecutors and a lawyer representing the estate of …

Crime

NYC business groups vow to fight de Blasio's cigarette bills

Mayor Bill de Blasio lit a fire under the city’s cigarette sellers last week, proposing to reduce their number and increase the price of a …

Bill de Blasio

Woman claims she was fired because she is Muslim in lawsuit

A Portland woman is suing the rent-to-own chain, claiming she was harassed and eventually fired because she is Muslim.<p>The Portland Press Herald …

Uber

Journalist Sues Troll Over Twitter Assault

When journalist Kurt Eichenwald checked his Twitter account in December, he saw a flashing tweet that said "You Deserve a Seizure for Your Posts," …

Social Media

3 Muslim inmates are suing a Denver-area prison for religious discrimination

Three Muslim inmates — Donell Blount, Cecil Mason and Terry Phillips — filed a lawsuit on Monday in Denver's U.S. District Court against three prison …

Prison

Judge Asked to Disqualify Universal's Law Firm From 'Straight Outta Compton' Suit

Jerry Heller's estate says 25-year-old communications regarding Ice Cube create a conflict for Greenberg Traurig.<p>After a brief pause, thanks to the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Vista unveils draft district election maps

Under pressure to start electing City Council members by district rather than a citywide vote, Vista has released two proposed maps that show what …

California

Fashion Says No to Brooklyn As Garment District Faces Rezoning

Following the announcement of Mayor De Blasio’s plan to move fashion production out of Manhattan, the city’s garment workers and designers are taking …

Textiles

Allan Shyback's version of killing wife untrue, Crown argues at trial

Accused was charged with 2nd-degree murder and indignity to a body after Lisa Mitchell's body was found<p>The Crown is attempting to poke holes in the …

Crime

Mirror Group settles phone-hacking claims

Lord Jeffrey Archer, Dame Mary Archer, ex-footballer Kevin Keegan, actress Patsy Kensit and former home secretary Charles Clarke were among 44 people …

Entertainment

'American Idol' Alum Phillip Phillips Talks New Music After Battle with Legal Drama

As his lawsuit to get out of his contract with 19 Entertainment nears settlement, 2012 winner Phillip Phillips is getting excited about finally being …

Music

A Woman Is Suing United Airlines for Allegedly Downgrading Her Seat Without Explanation

United Airlines (ual) is facing yet another fresh court case brought by a disgruntled customer.<p>Passenger Karen Shiboleth alleges that she was forced …

Airlines

Alex Jones Sued By Chobani After Yogurt Maker Says Radio Host Posted Fake Stories

BOISE, Idaho — Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company.<p>Chobani says that Jones and his Infowars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked …

Conspiracies

GM ignition switch appeal denied by SCOTUS

The Supreme Court turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches. The lawsuits could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims. Without comment he justices left in place a lower court ruling that said the …

Travis Kalanick is the kind of boss who works on his laptop at a strip club

As part of its exhaustive profile (paywall) of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, the New York Times included one particularly telling detail: at an outing to a strip club with a group of married couples, Kalanick “pulled out a laptop to work on a spreadsheet, crunching Uber’s numbers while friends watched …

Uber

After 26 years, last 'cocaine cowboy' back in Miami court

The last of the "cocaine cowboys" who investigators say smuggled vast amounts of the drug into the U.S. is due back in a Miami courtroom 26 years …

Florida