Lawsuits

December 27, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The partial government shutdown prompted the chief judge of Manhattan federal courts Thursday to suspend work on civil cases involving U.S. government lawyers, giving President Donald Trump a reprieve from the progress of some litigation he faces. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon...
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People visit the Capitol as a shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to ending, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a hardening standoff over border wall money, in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 27, 2018 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The partial government shutdown has prompted the chief judge of Manhattan federal courts to suspend work on civil cases involving U.S. government lawyers. The order suspends action in several civil lawsuits...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is asking a California judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a British diver who accused the tech entrepreneur of falsely calling him a pedophile. A court filing Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, argues that "the public knew from the outset that Musk's insults were not intended to be statements of fact." (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
December 27, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk is asking a California judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a British diver the tech entrepreneur called a pedophile on Twitter, arguing that it was nothing more than a "schoolyard spat on social media" that no reasonable reader took seriously. Musk's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, water flows from five of the gates on Shasta Dam for the first time in six years. trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam, the state's largest reservoir. The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, that two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit last month asking a judge to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if Shasta salamanders should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. (Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight via AP, File)
December 26, 2018 - 2:57 pm
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam, the state's largest reservoir. The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, Fred Warmbier, right, and Cindy Warmbier, parents of Otto Warmbier, wait for a meeting at the United Nations headquarters. A federal judge has ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died shortly after being released from that country. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 24, 2018 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died shortly after being released from that country. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell harshly condemned North...
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December 20, 2018 - 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Richmond, Virginia, appeals court has agreed to take up a case accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The order issued Thursday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit also presses pause on the ongoing district...
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December 20, 2018 - 6:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge, saying President Donald Trump has used his "position and platform" in unprecedented fashion to affect court cases, temporarily agreed Thursday to protect the identities of four plaintiffs in a lawsuit because they fear retaliation by the president or his followers...
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In this combination of Aug. 30, 2018, file photos, Gretchen Carlson, left, chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, and Regina Hopper, the pageant's CEO speaks to the contestants and the crowd during the annual Miss America arrival celebration in Atlantic City, N.J. Carlson, Hopper and the Miss America Organization are being sued by a former board member and four states claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant. The lawsuit filed Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Atlantic City. (Erin Grugan/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 4:47 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Atlantic City by Jennifer...
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December 19, 2018 - 8:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of Buzzfeed, which had been sued by a businessman for defamation over its publication of an unproven dossier on President Donald Trump's purported activities involving Russia and allegations of Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. election. Judge...
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December 19, 2018 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia sued Facebook on Wednesday for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine's suit alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data and failed...
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