Lawsuits

Fox News Slapped With Racial-Discrimination Lawsuit

Fox News has a lot of problems, and apparently racial discrimination is one. (Surprise?) Two black women filed a federal lawsuit in state Supreme …

African-American News

Judge Napolitano Returns to Fox News After Being Benched

Andrew Napolitano, the former New Jersey Superior Court judge who was taken off the air at Fox News Channel after suggesting without evidence that …

Andrew Napolitano

Trump's lawyers try to shield him from sexual misconduct lawsuit

In the weeks leading up to the presidential election, nearly a dozen women came forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. The Republican …

Jewel Thief Doris Payne, 86, Banned From Malls Under Plea Deal

Legendary 86-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days of house arrest for stealing a $2,000 necklace — and banned from Atlanta-area malls.<p>"No shopping trips," the judge warned Payne, who politely said she would comply.<p>Payne, looking frail in an orange jail jumpsuit, …

Crime

Maxine Waters Responded to Bill O'Reilly, Who Later Accused Her of 'Demagoguery'

"I am a strong black woman and I cannot be intimidated."<p>Tuesday morning on <i>Fox & Friends</i>, Bill O'Reilly said he was too "distracted" by Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters' "James Brown wig" to comment on a speech she made about Donald Trump and patriotism. Like much having to do with O'Reilly, …

Republicans

$3.5 million crowdfunded drone campaign flops, lawsuit alleges

The Onagofly F115 is one of the highest crowdfunded Indiegogo projects.<p>The marketplace for the consumer drone is skyrocketing. Now there are more …

Drones

Family of slain Marshalltown man files lawsuit against city, officers

The mother of a Marshalltown man who was fatally shot by two police officers in 2014 has filed a lawsuit against the city and those officers in …

Policing

Couple plead guilty to lesser charges after trial fizzles for prosecutors

What began as a $45 million health care fraud trial ended Wednesday with a series of guilty pleas for mostly minor offenses involving a total of less than $9,000 in Medicare losses.<p>Richard and Maribel Tinimbang and two alleged co-conspirators had been on trial for the past five weeks on charges …

Fraud

Lawyer for Michael Irvin disputes sexual assault allegations

The lawyer for Hall of Fame receiver and NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin disputed sexual assault allegations made by a woman last week in Florida.<p>A woman reported to the Fort Lauderdale police that she had been sexually assaulted in a hotel room around 4 a.m. on March 22. The incident report …

Sports

Billion-dollar NFL concussion settlement turns nasty as lawyers, others vie for pieces of payouts to players

The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for …

New Haven

Tupac Shakur's Passport, Lyrics Spark Lawsuit From Family Trust

Tupac Shakur reached his final destination more than 20 years ago, but the deceased rapper’s passport sits at the center of a legal battle that is …

Rap & Hip-Hop

NYC Cops Accused of Using Choke Hold on Black Teen Who Seemed to Be Having Seizure: Report

The New York City Police Department is under fire after residents at Brooklyn’s Pink Houses accused officers of using a banned choke hold Monday on a …

Policing

Bill Cosby Is Trying to Have Damning Testimony Left Out of Sexual-Assault Trial

Despite a judge’s previous decision to have Bill Cosby’s admissions of drugging women prior to sex in a 2005 testimony used in his sexual-assault …

Bill Cosby

34 Charged in Ring That Sold Potent New Drug, Prosecutors Say

Calling the recent surge in opioid-related overdoses one of “the biggest public health and law-enforcement crises of our time,” prosecutors in Brooklyn announced the indictment on Wednesday of 34 people charged with running a sprawling drug ring that sold a potent new designer narcotic never before …

Addiction

Great Job, Internet!: Daily Mali isn’t the Daily Mail, thank you very much

Twitter was once a neat way to make new friends and absorb breaking news, but it’s since devolved into a vessel for anonymous racism and vicious public shaming. And as nuance no longer has a place on the social media network, who can blame its clientele for not double-checking the name of the …

Mali

Judge: Why Is Giuliani Defending Alleged Iranian Money Launderer?

A federal judge has ordered defense attorneys for an alleged money launderer for the Iranian government to detail the involvement of President Trump's "cyber czar," ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey in the case.<p>As NBC News reported yesterday, Giuliani has …

Rudy Giuliani

Motion In Lawsuit Against BuzzFeed Has A Hilarious Title

A motion in a lawsuit against BuzzFeed and its founder, Ben Smith, mocked its targets by using a

Florida

Ex-Trump University student wants the president's apology

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's $25 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that alleged fraud at his now-defunct Trump University may be put on hold because a former student in Florida wants a full refund plus interest and an apology.<p>A federal judge in San Diego will …

College & University

Adnan Syed Update: Is A New Trial Still In The Works For 'Serial' Subject?

Podcast fans scored a bevy of new material from the makers of "Serial" on Tuesday with the release of "S-Town." The new true crime program, broken …

Crime

Man who claims he invented e-mail is now running for US Senate

Shiva Ayyadurai, who sued the Techdirt blog for libel, will run in Massachusetts.<p>Shiva Ayyadurai, the Massachusetts man who for years has made a …

U.S. Senate

Man faces perjury allegations over strip club death of British woman Stacey Tierney

Police say Melbourne man would be charged via summons as part of investigation into death of 29-year-old in Dreams Gentlemen’s Club<p>A man has been interviewed over perjury allegations in connection to the investigation into the death of British woman Stacey Tierney, who was found dead in a Melbourne …

Crime

Wells Fargo Says It Will Pay $110 Million To Settle Fake Account Fiasco Class Action

Wells Fargo is currently facing — and trying to get out of — a dozen class action lawsuits involving a fake account fiasco that saw bank employees …

Fraud

‘You the Jury’: First look at court show with Bay Area judge

The Fox network has released its first sneak-peek trailer for “You the Jury,” an offbeat, prime-time court show in which the South Bay’s LaDoris …

Silicon Valley

Courtwatch: Charles Banks Sued His Mayacamas Vineyards Partners ...

Wine investor Charles Banks created a stir in 2013 when he purchased iconic Mayacamas Vineyards, as a personal investment, in partnership with …

Banking

Baylor tries to dismiss lawsuit alleging 52 rapes by football players

Baylor is moving to dismiss the lawsuit, filed in January, on a two-year statute of limitations<p>Baylor is officially fighting back on a Title IX lawsuit alleging 52 acts of rape by 31 football players.<p>According to the <i>Waco Tribune</i>, Baylor has moved to dismiss the lawsuit, filed in January , which …

College Football

Lawyer Asks Federal Judge to Dismiss Cop’s Lawsuit Against Black Lives Matter Activist

Campaign Zero co-founder and prominent activist in the Movement for Black Lives DeRay Mckesson is being sued by an unnamed Baton Rouge, La., police …

Black Lives Matter

'Duck Dynasty' Producers Dealt A Blow in Court, Can't Return to Company

Despite receiving good news last week, “Duck Dynasty” producers Scott and Deirdre Gurney are still out at their company.<p>A Los Angeles Superior Court …

TV

'Birdman' Exec Producer's $70 Million Lawsuit Gutted by Judge

Sarah Johnson acknowledged the riskiness of her investments, according to the court's decision.<p>Sarah Johnson, an executive producer on the …

Entertainment

New York foster father faces trial in sex abuse case

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years is set to go on trial on charges he sexually abused eight of the children. In addition to the alleged abuse of the boys, prosecutors also said the man sexually abused a dog in front of a child.<p>The case …

Crime

Buzzfeed got listicle-trolled by the guy suing them in court filing

<i>Buzzfeed</i> got trolled in court.<p>The website's been embroiled in a lawsuit with a Russian tech executive since early February, a spat that stems from <i>Buzzfeed's</i> decision to publish a dossier of unverified information alleging a number of ways in which Russian officials compromised the electoral affairs …

Technology