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    (CNN)Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Alex Villanueva for a photo leak of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna, and seven others in January.The civil claim, filed Thursday in LA Superior Court, seeks undisclosed damages to remedy civil rights violations, negligence, emotional distress, and violation of privacy.The sheriff's department said it does not comment on pending litigation.The day of the crash, family members gathered at the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station where the sheriff assured them the crash site was secured. However, a leak from the department, according to the lawsuit obtained by CNN, led to TMZ breaking the news and fans flocked to the site.8 deputies...
    This is crazy. The Star Tribune’s Stephen Montemayor reports: “At least a half-dozen Minnesota Republicans running for state legislative seats in November have promoted the sprawling QAnon conspiracy theory that includes false claims that Satanists and pedophiles run the government and that COVID-19 is part of a plot to steal the election. … Once dismissed as a fringe movement, QAnon is quickly seeping into mainstream Republican politics as scores of GOP candidates across the country express support for its ideas.” Training tomorrow’s leaders. MPR’s Melissa Townsend reports: “When Aarica Coleman decided to run for the Minnesota Senate earlier this year, she was motivated by deepening racial inequities across the state that have led to catastrophic crises in housing, health, income...
    Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube.Michael Newberg | CNBC A former YouTube moderator sued YouTube on Monday, accusing it of failing to protect workers who have to catch and remove violent videos posted to the site.  The suit says the plaintiff was required to watch murders, abortions, child rape, animal mutilation, and suicides. YouTube parent company Google faces increasing pressure to control content spanning violence and misinformation — particularly as it approaches the 2020 U.S. election and federal investigations. YouTube training for contractors includes a video of a "smashed open skull with people eating from it," among other violent videos, the lawsuit alleges. It's seeking compensation and medical treatment for the plaintiff and others who were who have experienced similar trauma. The...
    A former YouTube content moderator is suing the Google-owned company for failing to properly protect her and her co-workers from the mental harms caused by reviewing hours and hours of graphic footage every day. The proposed class-action lawsuit against YouTube is being brought by the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, which previously sued Facebook for failing to safeguard the mental health of its own content moderators. That earlier suit resulted in Facebook paying a $52 million settlement to moderators who developed PTSD as a result of their work for the company. “She has trouble sleeping and when she does sleep, she has horrific nightmares.” The lawsuit, which was first reported by CNET, says YouTube consistently failed to follow its...
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death may drastically affect the fate of a lawsuit seeking to strike down Obamacare — even if President Donald Trump fails to replace her with a more conservative justice. Ginsburg’s death leaves the court with a 5-3 conservative majority as it prepares to hear California v. Texas a week after the presidential election in November. The lawsuit was brought by a coalition of red state attorneys general seeking to strike down the entire Obamacare law, including the Medicaid expansion and protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Though congressional Republicans voted to repeal the law’s individual mandate penalty in 2017, they failed to repeal the law itself. The Department of Justice has backed the lawsuit, and a federal judge in Texas has already ruled the law...
    Bulked-up Bryson wants more muscle for Masters assault The best cheap burger in every state An antitrust body says it will rule on LVMHs takeover of Tiffany next month — but the French luxury giant plans to pull out either way © Provided by Business Insider Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The European Commission will decide by October 26 whether to clear LVMH's $16 billion acquisition of Tiffany & Co, it said on Monday. LVMH said it still plans to back out of the deal. The news comes after Tiffany filed a lawsuit accusing LVMH of deliberately stalling antitrust proceedings so that it wouldn’t have to pay the agreed price tag. LVMH calls the suit "totally unfounded."...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed MNPS District Six school board member Fran Bush to the newsmakers line to discuss the recent victory over former Superintendent of MNPS Shawn Joseph. Leahy: Big news yesterday broke. A legal victory for Fran Bush, a member of the Metro Nashville Public School Board and two other school board members who sued because their First Amendment rights and their 14th Amendment rights were denied by an agreement that was in the settlement of the severance package of...
    Getty Lawyers for Nicole Young are suing music mogul Dr. Dre, claiming she co-owns the “valuable” trademarks to his stage name, as well as his iconic album “The Chronic.” The suit alleges Dre, born André Romelle Young, transferred the trademarks after he kicked his estranged wife out of their family home earlier this year, Page Six reports. Young’s legal team claim Dre was “caught secretly transferring valuable trademarks he owned with his wife … to a newly created asset holding company that he created and controlled after he expelled his wife from their home, and before he threatened to file divorce.” The court docs go on to say, “Andre’s transparent and reprehensible scheme to transfer these assets away, without...
    Dr. Dre's estranged wife, Nicole Young, claims she co-owns the trademark to his name in explosive court documents.  In her lawsuit, Young, 50, alleges that the 55-year-old Beats by Dr. Dre mogul (born Andre Young) 'secretly' transferred 'valuable trademarks' to a 'newly created asset' holding company, including his 1992 debut album, The Chronic.  Young's team reported that Dre's transfer of property, which 'he owned with' the mother of his two children, occurred without her 'knowledge or consent.'   Bombshell claim: Dr. Dre's estranged wife, Nicole Young, claims she co-owns the trademark to his name in explosive court documents; seen in 2018 Then, she alleges he 'threatened to file divorce.'   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Nicole...
              Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Professor Alan Dershowitz to the newsmakers line. At the end of the third hour, Dershowitz explained his pending lawsuit against CNN who willingly doctored his testimony in front of the Senate regarding a president in impeachment. He added that it was important for him to pursue the lawsuit to disable cable news networks from distorting the truth. Leahy: We are joined on the line by professor of law at Harvard Law School Alan Dershowitz. Good morning Alan you are on...
    In June 2020, President Donald Trump tweeted a doctored video which was meant to look like it was aired by CNN and which purported to show a Black toddler running away from a “racist” white toddler. The chyron on the video read: “Terrified todler [sic] runs from racist baby,” followed by, “Racist baby probably a Trump voter.” The parents of the children filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Trump, his campaign, and the creator of video, Logan Cook, claiming that they published the “manipulated” video “knowing of its falsity” for the purpose of “commercial exploitation,” “economic benefit,” and to solicit donations to the Trump campaign. The video was initially marked as “manipulated media” by Twitter before the social media platform disabled...
    A new lawsuit launched at Starbucks claims a California man suffered severe burns to his body, including his genitals, after the lid to his hot tea came undone and it spilled on him. Tommy Piluyev last week filed a lawsuit against Starbucks Corporation and Pactiv Packaging Inc. a manufacturer and distributor of food packaging, related to the injuries he suffered in October 2018. Court documents viewed by DailyMail.com show the two companies are accused of negligence and product liability.    The incident happened in October 2018 when Piluyev, then 22, and his family purchased two pick-up grande size Honey Citrus Mint Teas at a Starbucks location in Roseville. The family had been driving home through the Sacramento-area in their 2018 BMW SUV...
    A California woman has accused a fertility doctor of using his own sperm to impregnate her twice 40 years ago after an at-home DNA test revealed that he was the biological father of her two children.  Katherine Richards, of Livermore, filed a lawsuit against Dr Michael Kiken on Wednesday in the US District Court for Northern California, alleging that the Virginia-based physician 'medically raped' her by using his sperm to inseminate her without her consent.   Richards and her husband were newlyweds struggling to conceive when they sought help from Kiken in 1978, according to the lawsuit.  They welcomed a daughter in 1980 before going back to the fertility clinic for another procedure that resulted in a son.  Both times the...
    A woman who accused a University of Wisconsin-Madison football player of sexual assault is suing the school over its decision to reverse his expulsion and allow him back on the team after he was acquitted.   Quintez Cephus was accused of sexually assaulting two 18-year-old women on the same night when they were drunk at his apartment in April 2018. Cephus was expelled from the university following an investigation that concluded he 'more likely than not' assaulted the two women.  He was acquitted of second and third-degree sexual assault charges following a jury trial last year.  Cephus was readmitted to the university the following month and rejoined the Wisconsin Badgers football team.  A woman who accused Quintez Cephus of sexually assaulting her is suing...
    The FTC is preparing for a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook before the year ends, according to The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. If you’ll recall, the agency started looking into the social network’s purchase of smaller companies like Instagram and WhatsApp last year, shortly after it slapped Facebook with a $5 billion fine over its privacy practices related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. While the FTC approved those acquisitions, it has the authority to revisit past transactions — in this case, its efforts were part of its investigation on the anticompetitive practices of the tech industry as a whole. Back in July, lawmakers grilled Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on the company’s $1 billion Instagram acquisition during an antitrust...
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is preparing a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook after a year of investigating whether the social media giant is stifling competition through acquisitions, according to a source.   The consumer trust watchdog is gearing up to file a suit against the social media giant before the end of 2020, an unidentified person familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal.  The FTC, headed by Republican chairman Joseph Simons, has spent more than a year carrying out a probe into Facebook's practices and whether the company has broken antitrust laws and used its dominant position in the tech sector to stamp out competition. News of a possible suit comes after founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was brought before the...
    In a case where Washington is challenging the company’s dominance on Facebook social media, according to people familiar with the matter, the Federal Trade Commission is set to file a no-confidence motion against Facebook Inc. by the end of the year. The lawsuit was filed after the FDC spent more than a year worrying that Facebook was using its powerful market position to mitigate competition as part of a broader effort by U.S. trust officials to investigate the behavior of a handful of dominant technology companies. No final decision has been made on whether to sue Facebook, and those familiar with the matter have said that when it comes to filing a no-confidence complaint against Google, the Commission does not...
    Binance lawsuit for money laundering Binance exchange is sued in US court by Japanese platform Fisco for allegedly facilitating the laundering of more than $ 9 million of cryptocurrencies. The Fisco platform filed a 33-page lawsuit in Northern California court on September 14. The platform had lost 6,000 bitcoins (BTC) during a hack in 2018. The hackers had sent 1,451 BTC at an address owned by Binance. Laundered bitcoins were then valued at around $ 9.4 million. Today they are worth more than $ 15 million. We can read in the complaint: “The thieves divided the bitcoins into hundreds of separate transaction transactions and accounts, all valued below the threshold of 2 bitcoins. In this...
    The Brazilian and the Spanish were willing to take the problem off the field of play Neymar and the Spanish defender of Olympique de Marseille Álvaro González held a strong fight in the French classic It’s over involving more players and even both clubs who ended up defending through statements, each one their player. Neymar repeatedly complained that González had made racist comments to him and the central defender He completely rejected this behavior and defended the integrity of his professional career. Two days later, the full video has come to light, 5 minutes in which you can do an analysis to see who of these players was the one who really deserves the penalty....
    Attorney General Letitia James won a lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Thursday to stop his administration from not counting undocumented immigrants in the census and as mandated in the U.S. Constitution. James was joined by attorneys general from 21 states plus the District of Columbia and 16 other cities in the suit. Three judges from the Southern District of New York ruled on Thursday that the U.S. Constitution explicitly requires all “persons” to be counted and doesn’t limit the count to only citizens. “The constitution is clear:  every person must be counted in the census,” said James Johnson, the NYC Corporation Counsel, who was a part of the suit. “Every. Person. The stakes for this decision were high. It’s...
    Different states reportedly have different reasons for signing on, and participating wouldn’t necessarily prevent them from pursuing other investigations. Democrat-led states may file their own lawsuit in the “coming months” over aspects the DOJ doesn’t cover, according to the sources. We’ve asked Google for comment. If these states (and potentially others) join the lawsuit, it could represent one of the largest antitrust actions since the case against Microsoft in 1998. That case ultimately involved 18 states and DC, and led to significant changes to Microsoft’s business. There’s no certainty Google will face a similar outcome, but the involvement of a dozen states suggests there’s a lot of pressure to limit the internet giant’s influence even without throwing Congress into...
    Andrew Napolitano, the Fox News legal analyst and former judge, has been sued by a one-time criminal defendant for $10million who claims that he was forced to perform oral sex on him while he presided over his case in 1988. A lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court on Friday alleges that Napolitano sexually assaulted Charles Corbishley after he lured him to his New Jersey home under false pretenses. Napolitano, who is being accused of sexual assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, has denied the allegations. ‘These accusations are completely false,’ Napolitano said in a statement given to DailyMail.com by his attorney, Thomas Clare. ‘Full stop. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes, at any time,...
    A U.S. Navy veteran has claimed he had no idea he was living with HIV for more than two decades, because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in the mid-1990s. In a federal lawsuit filed this week, the South Carolina man says he ended up with 'full-blown AIDS' because he never received treatment after being kept in the dark. 'The treatment he's getting now is effective, but he's had essentially 25 years of wear and tear for having no treatment,' said his lawyer, Chad McGowan.  Conditions related to his unknown HIV status included an infection of his brain tissue, McGowan said. 'He feels extremely guilty about the girlfriends he's had over the last 25...
    A South Carolina man has filed a sensational, $10-million lawsuit against longtime Fox News personality Andrew Napolitano, aka The Judge, accusing the former New Jersey Superior Court jurist of “forcibly sodomiz[ing] and sexually assault[ing]” him when he was a 20-year-old criminal defendant more than three decades ago, and then using his judicial power to reduce the young man’s sentence as a way of ensuring his silence. More recently, the lawsuit alleges: “In a brazen attempt to intimidate Plaintiff and stop him from filing this lawsuit,” Napolitano, now 70, “reached out to law enforcement authorities and made completely false criminal accusations against Plaintiff,” telling police “that Plaintiff had made threats of violence against him. These claims were outright fabrications. Plaintiff never...
    ACTRESS Meryl Streep’s nephew, Charles Harrison Streep, attacked a teenager with “racial slurs” and caused his brain to bleed in a road rage episode in East Hampton, a lawsuit alleges.  Driving an Audi convertible on August 24, Charles Streep, 31, allegedly blew a stop sign and almost hit David Peralta, 18, who was in a red Ford Mustang in downtown East Hampton, Peralta’s lawyer Edmond Chakmakian told the New York Post on Wednesday. 5A lawsuit alleges that Charles Harrison Streep lodged racial slurs and body slammed 18-year-old David Peralta 5David Peralta, 18, had an emergency surgery to ease pressure on his brainCredit: THE LAW OFFICES OF EDMOND C. CHAKMAKIAN “The privileged individual that he is, he blew the stop sign...
    News of Canelo Alvarez suing his promoter Oscar De La Hoya and streaming service DAZN made waves. Here are more details of Alvarez’s court filing. Late on Tuesday, Sept. 8, news of Canelo Alvarez suing longtime promoter Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Promotions, and streaming service DAZN got everybody’s attention. Alvarez’s court filing provides more details about his lawsuit. It’s hard to see any scenario where he can still do business with either company. The question is, what number is enough for Alvarez to drop his suit and what are Golden Boy and DAZN willing to pay to avoid litigation? We’ll see, but the clock is ticking on Alvarez’s career. Next: Top 5 best moments in boxing history  ...
    Attorney General William Barr explained why the Justice Department is looking to intervene in the defamation lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll against President Trump, based on his denial of her allegation that he raped her in the 1990s. The DOJ submitted a filing Tuesday in which they sought to have the case moved from New York state court to federal court and to have the United States take Trump's place as the defendant. According to Barr, this is a normal use of the Westfall Act, which allows this in cases involving alleged actions by federal employees made during the course of their employment. DOJ CITES FEDERAL STATUTE AFTER CRITICISM FOR ASKING TO DEFEND TRUMP IN RAPE ACCUSER'S DEFAMATION...
    The Justice Department is seeking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation that rape accuser E. Jean Carroll filed against him after he called her a liar. Trump was acting 'within the scope' of his job as president, DOJ wrote in a new memo filed with the court as the suit moves to a new evidentiary phase – in a bid that would have a stable of taxpayer-paid government lawyers take up the defense.  Trump accused Carroll of 'totally lying' and said she was 'not my type' when she came out with an essay accusing him of raping her in the Bergdorf Goodman store in  Manhattan in 1995 or 1996.  E. Jean Carroll claims Donald Trump...
    The family of a man shot dead by an off-duty Dallas police officer who said he mistook his apartment for hers is now suing the housing complex where he was killed, arguing that the door lock was not working properly. . Botham Jean’s parents and sister filed the lawsuit in Dallas County District Court. The lawsuit comes just before the second anniversary of the death of the 26-year-old African-American man. Jean was fatally shot on September 6, 2018 by Officer Amber Guyger, who testified that she thought he was an intruder. Guyger was fired, charged with murder, and subsequently tried and found guilty last year. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. South Side...
    Meaghan Ellis September 3, 2020 0 Comments Joshua Powell, who previously served as chief of staff for the National Rifle Association (NRA), distanced from the gun rights advocacy group as he expressed a multitude of concerns about the group’s leadership and alleged corruptive culture. During an interview with ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas, Powell offered his take on the lawsuit that has been filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The lawsuit, which cites “illegal conduct,” also seeks to dissolve the NRA. According to Powell, James is “at the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to uncovering all that has transpired over the last three decades. “I think the NRA faces a massive threat,”...
    High-profile Democratic lawyer Marc Elias has signed onto a lawsuit aimed at removing rapper Kanye West from the ballot before the November Election, according to recent court filings. Elias has been referred to as a Democratic “super lawyer” and worked as the official lawyer for both Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris’ 2019 presidential campaign. The Virginia lawsuit pertains to two electors who signed onto West’s bid for the White House who now say their oaths were obtained under false pretenses, according to reporter Ben Jacobs. (RELATED: Trump Explains Tweet Suggesting Election Delay, Says He Doesn’t Want Date Change) Two Kanye West electors have officially filed suit in Virginia to remove the rapper from the...
    The boyfriend of slain EMT Breonna Taylor filed a $10.5 million lawsuit Tuesday claiming his arrest the night Taylor was killed was unlawful, citing the state’s stand your ground laws, according to WLKY. Kenneth Walker, 27, filed the suit against Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Louisville Metro government and Mayor Greg Discher, along with 13 Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Officers, former Chief Steve Conrad and interim Chief Rob Schroeder, according to WLKY. The lawsuit claims LMPD officers “threatened Kenny’s life, illegally detained Kenny, interrogated him under false pretenses, ignored his account as corroborated by neighbors, and arrested and jailed Kenny,” according to WLKY. Walker was originally charged with attempted murder and assault after officers went to Taylor’s home on...
    Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, filed a lawsuit Tuesday over his arrest the night Taylor was shot and killed by police, asking the court to declare him "immune" from prosecution and citing the state's "stand your ground" law, according to CBS affiliate WLKY. Walker fired at officers when they entered Taylor's home on March 13, later claiming he believed that they were intruders and was acting in self-defense.  Walker was initially charged with the attempted murder of a police officer. The charges were later dropped, but Walker's legal team is asking the court to ensure they won't be filed again, WLKY reported. "The charges brought against me were meant to silence me and cover up Breonna's murder," Walker said at a...
    PHOTO VIA ANTHONY SABATINI/TWITTERA Volusia County Circuit Judge has dismissed a challenge against a DeLand ordinance requiring people to wear masks inside businesses and other indoor locations. “Because extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, state and local governments all over America are enacting emergency laws designed to protect their citizens from the spread of this deadly virus — just like they did 100 years ago,” Circuit Judge Randell H. Rowe III wrote in the judgment. “The ordinance is authorized not only by statute, but by well settled case law precedent dating back over a hundred years.” In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the city, the DeLand City Commission passed the mask law in an emergency meeting July 2....
    Breonna Taylor's boyfriend is suing the city of Louisville and its police department saying he was the victim of misconduct the night of the raid that saw his EMT girlfriend shot dead by officers.    Lawyers for Kenneth Walker filed the civil lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court in Kentucky on Tuesday. The 28-year-old is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for assault, battery, false arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution, abuse of process and negligence the night Taylor was killed in her apartment during the raid.   'Kenny continues to reel from the death of the love of his life, but he is also the victim and survivor of police misconduct - misconduct that threatens his freedom to this day,' the complaint, obtained by...
    Ousted Fox News anchor Ed Henry's workplace misconduct was allegedly an open secret at the network long before he was fired last month, some current and former female staffers have since claimed.  Henry was fired last month after former Fox Business producer Jennifer Eckhart filed a federal lawsuit against the network and the anchorman accusing him of raping her in 2017.  Fox News said at the time of Henry's termination that they 'took swift action' against the anchor as soon as they were informed of Eckhart's allegations by her lawyer on June 25. The cable news network say they retained a law firm to investigate the allegations made by Eckhart before announcing less than a week later that they had fired Henry. Fox...
    People visit the M&M store in Times Square on July in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty Images A former Mars executive is claiming that a member of the family and the company's board "stamped" on his foot and told him that he would regret his choice to leave for a position with JAB Holdings. The allegation is part of JAB Holdings' rebuttal against a trade secrets lawsuit filed by Mars in May in federal court in Washington, D.C. The M&M maker claims that Jacek Szarzynski, who formerly served as CFO of Mars' petcare business and is named as a defendant in the suit, stole upwards of 6,000 documents from Mars and passed them over to JAB. The latest salvo, which was...
    A former intern at SpaceX is suing the aerospace company, claiming that SpaceX retaliated against her after she reported experiencing sexual harassment and gender discrimination while on the job, according to a new lawsuit. The suit alleges that the former intern was not extended a full-time job opportunity when she brought up inappropriate comments and actions made by her then manager. The plaintiff, Julia CrowleyFarenga, worked as a summer intern for SpaceX in 2015, 2016, and 2017, according to a lawsuit filed August 21st with Los Angeles County Superior Court and first reported by Business Insider. While at the company, she worked in the propulsion division under the same manager each summer, the suit says. During her last summer at...
    SACRAMENTO —  California reached a milestone Friday in its long-standing feud with President Trump when Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra announced he has filed his 100th lawsuit against the administration, this time challenging changes in environmental rules. Becerra said the lawsuit filed Friday, like the 99 others, challenges the Republican president’s authority to change federal policies in ways that harm California and its residents. The attorney general, who was first appointed to the post in 2017 and was elected in 2018, said he did not expect to have to file so many lawsuits. “I am surprised that any president in any administration would at least 100 times be caught red-handed violating the law,” Becerra said in an interview with The Times....
    (CNN)Eight players from the University of Nebraska football team are suing the Big Ten Conference, requesting an order to invalidate the Big Ten's decision to not play football this fall.The 13-page lawsuit was filed Thursday in Lancaster County District Court in Nebraska.The plaintiffs in the suit are Nebraska football players Garrett Snodgrass, Garrett Nelson, Ethan Piper, Noa Pola Gates, Alante Brown, Brant Banks, Brig Banks and Jackson Hannah. They are seeking damages of less than $75,000 and for the fall season to be restored, the lawsuit says.While Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren has previously said that the vote by the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors was "overwhelmingly in support of postponing fall sports and will not be revisited,"...
    Fox News’ Tucker Carlson was one of numerous hosts to be named in a lawsuit July 20 claiming sexual misconduct, harassment and more against top faces at the company.
    The husband of a woman killed after an elderly driver crashed through a Georgia emergency room has sued the hospital for not having protective barriers installed near the entrance. Fredrick Hill has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Piedmont Atlanta Hospital after Kimberly Hill, 55, was tragically killed on June 30. 'I want answers,' Fredrick told WSB-TV this week. 'If Piedmont had better safety stuff around it my wife would still be here.'  Fredrick Hill (right), pictured with Kimberly Hill (left), has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Piedmont Atlanta Hospital  Fredrick Hill (pictured): 'If Piedmont had better safety stuff around it my wife would still be here' Kimberly and her siblings had arrived to the hospital that day in...
    Portland police arrest a protester after dispersing a crowd of about 150 people from Portland City Hall on August 25, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Nathan Howard/Getty Images The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that federal agents deployed by the Trump administration used excessive force and illegal detentions on Portland protestors. The lawsuit alleges that the aggressive tactics violated protestors' Constitutional rights. President Donald Trump, the Department of Homeland Security, and DHS acting director Chad Wolf are named in the lawsuit. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday that alleges federal agents used excessive force and illegal detentions after they were deployed by President Donald Trump's administration...
    CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart got personal with an attack on 18-year-old student Nick Sandmann on Tuesday, who received a settlement from CNN in January after suing the network over its coverage of him following a viral 2019 confrontation with Native American activist Nathan Phillips. As Lockhart watched the Republican National Convention — where Sandmann delivered a speech on how he was defamed by the media — the CNN analyst tweeted, “I’m watching tonight because it’s important. But i don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky,” referring to Sandman, who attended Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky. I’m watching tonight because it’s important. But i don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled...
    McDonald's is investigating whether its ousted former CEO Steve Easterbrook covered up improper conduct by his colleagues, it has emerged. The 53-year-old British executive was dismissed last November after his relationship with McDonald's employee came to light, and is now facing a lawsuit which claims he lied about other liaisons.  Now the US fast food giant says its ongoing probe will be widened to look at the actions of its human resources department, which some managers have accused of ignoring complaints under Mr Easterbrook's leadership.  'The board will follow the facts wherever they may lead,' McDonald's said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.    Former McDonald's boss Steve Easterbrook (pictured with the firm's mascot Ronald McDonald in Germany)...
    Eight Indiana elementary school teachers who were shot ‘execution style’ with airsoft guns during an active shooter drill last year are suing the sheriff’s department who conducted the training for physical and emotional trauma. The educators, from Meadowlawn Elementary School, had undertaken ALICE training from the White County Sheriff’s Office in January 2019 when they say they were left 'bruised, bloodied and traumatized' by the supervising officers. ALICE training - which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate - teaches people to respond to a school shooter and take on a proactive role, learning counter actions, instead of the traditional duck-and-cover.   The lawsuit, filed last week in Indiana’s northern federal court by Nicole Baltes, Jeanne Franks, Abby Hare, Breanne Paulik,...
    (CNN)New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday her office has filed a federal lawsuit challenging changes to the US Postal Service.Read the lawsuit here:Doc-1-Complaint-Usps (PDF)Doc-1-Complaint-Usps (Text)
    The husband of a New York architect who was killed by falling masonry in midtown Manhattan has filed a lawsuit against the city and the building's owners.   Erica Tishman, 60, was killed by the damaged brickwork at 729 Seventh Avenue on December 17. On Monday Steven Tishman alleged in Manhattan Supreme Court that the owners of the building and the city knew of the risk eight months prior to the incident, but did nothing to fix it. As a result of the negligence by the owners and the city, 'the defendants robbed Erica Tishman of her life, they robbed Steven Tishman of his wife, they robbed three children of their mother and a grandchild of his grandmother,' the court papers allege.  Tishman...
            by Scott McClallen  The Minnesota Supreme Court plans to hear oral arguments Jan. 9 in a lawsuit challenging as unconstitutional state ballot laws that plaintiffs say shut out Republican candidates from the March 3, 2020, presidential primary. Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, a 2020 Republican presidential candidate and the petitioner, James Bernard Martin, Jr., filed a lawsuit on Dec. 13 against Minnesota Secretary of State (SOS) Steve Simon. The men claim the 2016 law excluded De La Fuente from the November 2020 ballot, despite him meeting all requirements to run for president. Minnesota law states that each party chair must determine candidates nominated for president and submit them to the Secretary of State at least 63 days before the presidential primary,...
    Apple has hit back at the creator of popular video game Fortnite and says it should remain banned from its App Store, claiming its chief executive allegedly asked for a 'side letter' to make its own game shop that would've upended its commission-based business model. The company on Friday responded to a lawsuit brought by Epic Games earlier this month accusing Apple of violating antitrust laws when it removed Fortnite from its platform.   In a filing lodged in a California federal court, Apple asked a judge to deny Epic's request for an emergency order to restore the game. Epic has been working to avoid dishing out fees to Apple and announced it would offer iOS users a discount on purchases...
    By Echo Wang and David Shepardson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - TikTok is preparing to mount a legal challenge as early as Monday to President Donald Trump's executive order prohibiting transactions with the popular short video app and its Chinese parent ByteDance, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump issued an executive order on Aug. 14 that gave ByteDance 90 days to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok. ByteDance has been making progress in talks with potential acquirers, including Microsoft Corp and Oracle. Some of ByteDance's U.S. investors could also join the winning bid. TikTok's legal challenge pertains to an earlier executive order, which Trump issued on Aug. 6, the sources said. That order directed the Secretary of Commerce to...
    Cashiers at the Chipotle restaurant chain have been rounding off customers’ tabs a little too well, according to a lawsuit. Some of the chain’s locations in Pennsylvania have been keeping the change by hundreds of thousands of dollars, the suit claims, KDKA-TV of Pittsburgh reported. The state attorney general’s office has received at least seven complaints, reports said. Corporate bosses are likely behind the move, a lawyer told the station. “It has become very clear that this is a top-down directive from the corporation, this is how they should handle the situation,” Frank Salpietro said. One customer in Hampton, Pa., said she received $4 change on a bill of $15.51 instead of receiving $4.49 after paying with a $20 bill,...
    PINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — A lawsuit alleges a well-known restaurant chain is keeping change instead of returning it to customers. The lawsuit alleges Chipotle Mexican Grill has caused consumer losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars. One of the complaints came from a customer at the Pine Township Chipotle on Perry Highway. It is not the first complaint either. The Attorney General’s Office says, so far, they’ve received five similar complaints. (Photo Credit: Bryce Lutz/KDKA) Another example in the lawsuit cites Chipotle in Hampton, where customers were allegedly not given the proper change they were entitled to. Chipolte has 96 restaurants statewide, including many here in the Pittsburgh area, where the lawsuit originated. “It has become very clear that...
    Alleged We Build The Wall scammer Brian Kolfage launched a second GoFundMe account just days before his arrest, this time targeting Black Lives Matter for 'fueling racist hate attacks against innocent Americans'. Iraq War hero Kolfage wanted $500,000 to fund a class action lawsuit for the 'random white people' robbed and attacked in Portland, Oregon by supporters of BLM - which he dubbed a 'full blown racist terror group'. The Purple Heart recipient and triple-amputee also called for a boycott of the four major US sports - the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL - for giving BLM a platform. His appeal, which was posted on Monday, attracted a smattering of donations but was online for less than 24 hours before...
    Police in Florida have released body camera footage in the fatal arrest of a black man who was shot and killed by a plainclothes deputy earlier this month after he claimed the 22-year-old drew a gun as he was running away. The attorneys representing the family of the slain man, Salaythis Melvin, however, say newly released footage of the incident contradicts the officer’s story and now plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit as their son posed 'no threat'. They also claim an officer called Melvin the 'n-word' while administering first aid to him as he lay on the ground fighting for his life.   Melvin was shot dead by Orange County Sheriff’s Office Agent James Montiel on August 7 outside...
    Former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann is slated to speak at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC), which the teenager claimed has angered Democrats. Sandmann, who was viciously smeared as a bigot and a bully by the mainstream media in January 2019 for out-of-context video clips, argued that the Left’s anger stems from the teen’s chance to finally “testify about the media” to the public. “The left is mad I decided to speak because it’ll be the first time I testify about the media,” the teen posted to social media on Wednesday afternoon. The left is mad I decided to speak because it’ll be the first time I testify about the media. — Nicholas Sandmann (@N1ckSandmann) August 19,...
    Part of the lawsuit read: “For years, TWC has deceptively used its Weather Channel app to amass its users’ private, personal geolocation data — tracking minute details about its users’ locations throughout the day and night, all while leading users to believe that their data will only be used to provide them with ‘personalized local weather data, alerts and forecasts.” TWC spokesperson Melissa Medori told ABC News in a statement that “the Weather Company has always been transparent about its use of location data.” She added that the company “fundamentally disagreed with this lawsuit from the start, and during the case [it] showed that the claims were baseless.” As the city attorney’s announcement noted, TWC and IBM revised the...
              Eight Minneapolis residents filed a lawsuit Monday against the City of Minneapolis and Mayor Jacob Frey for the negative repercussions of defunding the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). The plaintiffs allege that city officials’ words and actions concerning law enforcement caused a severe uptick in Metro’s crime rates. The plaintiffs are represented by the Upper Midwest Law Center (UMWLC), who issued a press release the day after the suit was filed. “The petition alleges Minneapolis’s leaders have violated their duties to fund, employ and manage a police force as required by the City Charter. Rather than work to improve public safety, the City Council and Mayor Jacob Frey are making the city a more...
    (Reuters) - U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has halted a controversial cost-cutting program that slowed mail delivery ahead of the Nov. 3 elections, which could see a doubling in the number of ballots cast by mail because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Lawsuits filed to block the moves revealed details about the scale of the planned cuts: * The Postal Service had planned to remove 671 mail sorting machines nationwide, including 502 delivery barcode sorting machines capable of processing 35,000 pieces of mail per hour, by Sept. 30. * As of Aug. 16 it had already decommissioned 95% of its target, according to a lawsuit filed jointly by the Urban League, Common Cause and the League of Urban Voters. *...
    Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.The Supreme Court will hear Texas v. United States, the case that threatens to undo Obamacare and leave 23 million Americans uninsured, on November 10—exactly one week after the presidential election. The lawsuit, brought by Republican attorneys general, argues that the lack of a financial penalty tied to the  individual mandate, which the GOP’s 2017 tax bill set to zero, invalidates the entirety of the Affordable Care Act. The Trump administration has helped boost the lawsuit, which, beyond ending the insurance mandate, could erase popular consumer protections such as bans on insurers discriminating against people with preexisting conditions or the ability for children to remain...
    (CNN)Democratic attorneys general across the country are launching a multi-pronged legal effort to push back on the recent changes that disrupted mail delivery across the country.Read the lawsuit here:USPS-Complaint (PDF)USPS-Complaint (Text)
    Cuba Gooding Jr (pictured on Thursday leaving court in Manhattan, showing off his BLM mask) has been accused of rape A new Cuba Gooding Jr. accuser has claimed in a lawsuit that the actor raped her in a hotel room in 2013 after undressing himself and forcing himself on her while Mumford and Sons played in the background.  The actor is already on trial on six groping charges relating to three alleged incidents in New York between 2018 and 2019. On Tuesday, another woman filed a lawsuit under the name Jane Doe alleging the 2013 rape.  She claimed she met the actor in a lounge bar and that they went back to The Mercer Hotel where he asked her to...
    NEW YORK – Several people, including candidates for public office, sued President Donald Trump, the United States Postal Service and the new postmaster general in New York on Monday to secure adequate funding for postal operations. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan at a time when there was a threat of multiple lawsuits across the country in response to comments the president made recently and actions taken by newly appointed postmaster general Louis DeJoy , to change operations at post offices across the country. The lawsuit alleges that Trump and DeJoy are trying to make sure that the postal service cannot reliably deliver election mail. It also calls for a court order to force adequate funding...
    NEW YORK – Several people, including candidates for public office, sued President Donald Trump, the United States Postal Service and the new postmaster general in New York on Monday to secure adequate funding for postal operations. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan at a time when there was a threat of multiple lawsuits across the country in response to comments the president made recently and actions taken by newly appointed postmaster general Louis DeJoy , to change operations at post offices across the country. The lawsuit alleges that Trump and DeJoy are trying to make sure that the postal service cannot reliably deliver election mail. It also calls for a court order to force adequate funding...
    Donald Trump’s sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service is on track to face numerous lawsuits. One was already filed in federal court in Manhattan on Monday, seeking to force Trump and Postmaster General DeJoy to allow adequate funding for the Postal Service to operate as it should. Plaintiffs in the suit include Mondaire Jones, a candidate for U.S. House from New York’s Congressional District; several candidates for state office in New York; and voters who worry they’ll be disenfranchised if Trump succeeds at destroying mail-in voting. “Those individuals included a Chicago resident who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant, a digital colorist for film and television who votes in California, an 85-year old Suffolk County, New York, voter at an...
    Apple has retaliated against Epic Games after being served a lawsuit for pulling the wildly popular video game Fortnite from the App Store. On August 28, Apple is set to remove Epic Games's developer account from the platform - banning the firm from designing apps for the App Store in the future. The feud began a week ago when Epic Games released its own direct payment on its website that provides users with discounts and avoids paying Apple a 30 percent fee of in-app purchases, which the tech giant cites as a violation. Epic sued in US court seeking no money from Apple, but rather injunctions that would end many of the companies' practices related to their app stores.  The...
    (CNN)We are facing, at this very moment, an unprecedented threat to the core of our democracy: the right to vote. The United States Postal Service has adopted severe cost-cutting measures and vital equipment has been taken out of service -- right on the brink of an election likely to involve record numbers of mail-in ballots, given safety issues posed by the novel coronavirus. President Donald Trump eliminated any doubt about his strategy when he brazenly declared that he opposes fully funding the USPS because he disfavors mail-in ballots. (Trump repeatedly has claimed, without evidence, that mail-in ballots lead to significant voter fraud.) So, legally: what can be done to stop this, or at least to push back? Elie...
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Lawsuit against President Trump and leader of the U.S. Postal Service seeks to force adequate funding before election. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Nine women are suing the estate of Jeffrey Epstein based on decades-old abuse allegations dating as far back as 1978. “In or about 1978, and continuing for a period of time thereafter, when Plaintiff Jane Doe XIV was approximately thirteen years old, Epstein sexually assaulted, abused, battered and raped her multiple times,” the lawsuit alleges. “As a result of the aforementioned sexual abuse, Plaintiff Jane Doe XIV suffered, and continues to suffer from severe and serious injuries including, but not limited to, severe emotional distress and physical manifestations thereof.” This appears to be the oldest known allegation of sexual abuse against Epstein. The 1978 claim is three years after Epstein taught teens at the Dalton School, an elite institution...
    Mary L. Trump has remained silent on the passing of her uncle Robert Trump, who unsuccessfully tried to block the publication of her tell-all book on the president and his famous family earlier this year. Robert Trump, the youngest of the Trump siblings, died Saturday night at the age of 71. Tributes have poured in from members of the Trump family including the president, who visited his brother in the hospital in New York City on Saturday and praised him as his 'best friend'. As Trump's children and confidantes shared touching tributes to the soft-spoken brother, Mary remained silent.  However, she was active on Twitter where she shared several photos of her pet cat and bird.  Mary L....
    Snoop Dogg, more honor late Nipsey Hussle on his birthday Here’s how savers — both Republicans and Democrats — should vote to avoid a huge hit to their nest eggs Kings suspend mascot Bailey the lion actor after sexual harassment lawsuit The Los Angeles Kings have suspended Tim Smith, the actor behind the mask of mascot Bailey the lion, after the filing of a sexual harassment lawsuit against him by a former member of the Kings Ice Crew, according to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The actor behind Bailey the lion has now faced two separate sexual harassment accusers. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Smith also works as the Kings’ senior manager of game presentation and events,...
    Epic Games has filed suit against Google over alleged antitrust violations, just hours after being dropped from the both the Play Store and iOS App store and filing a similar lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit alleges that Google’s payment restrictions on the play store constitute a monopoly and thus a violation of both the Sherman Act and California’s Cartwright Act. Epic’s hit game Fortnite was removed from the Google Play Store earlier today. Where the Apple complaint opened with a description of the company’s iconic 1984 ad, Epic’s complaint against Google focuses on that company’s now-infamous “Don’t Be Evil” mantra. “Twenty-two years later, Google has relegated its motto to nearly an afterthought,” the complaint alleges, “and is using its size...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr is facing a lawsuit brought by members of Black Lives Matter and other activist groups, who allege that the constitutional rights of nonviolent George Floyd protesters were violated when, on June 1, they were violently removed by law enforcement from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. in order to clear a path for President Donald Trump and his allies to walk from the White House to nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo-op. But Barr, reporter Colin Kalmbacher notes in Law & Crime, is arguing that that lawsuit lacks merit because he enjoys “qualified immunity.” In a memo filed this week, Barr argued, “Following days of unrest in the nation’s capital, on June 1, 2020,...
    A former SoulCycle executive has accused the company of discrimination, claiming she was demoted after announcing her pregnancy, before being fired 32 days after giving birth.  Jordan Kafenbaum, the former senior director of instructor programming and talent management, filed a lawsuit against SoulCycle interim CEO Sunder Reddy and former people officer Adrienne Gemperle, in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday.   Kafenbaum, who was responsible for overseeing almost 400 employees, says she was fired on April 27 - four weeks into her maternity leave - after the company claimed it was eliminating her position due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  Kafenbaum, however, has accused her former employer of 'blatant pregnancy discrimination and retaliation', claiming she was slowly pushed out of her...
    The stepmother of former Atlanta Police officer Garrett Rolfe, who was fired and charged in the death of Rayshard Brooks, claimed in June that she was fired from her company because of the incident. The company, however, has filed a lawsuit against her alleging that an entirely different set of circumstances led to her termination at the company. Fox News host Tucker Carlson first reported on Melissa Rolfe’s termination from Equity Prime Mortgage (EPM) in Atlanta back in June. The company released a statement the next day that strongly disputed what had been reported. “According to a source familiar with the matter who spoke to this program, Rolfe was promised that her job was safe, but today she was told,...
    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, said he is not responsible for who gets hired, has never made legislative decisions based on improper motives and the notion of tying consequential legislation to the employment of a few individuals is “seriously mistaken.” That’s the latest statement from the longest-serving statehouse speaker in the country after an ongoing patronage scandal involving a utility and a civil RICO lawsuit filed by a group of attorneys against both Madigan and the utility, ComEd. Madigan's statement Tuesday afternoon came multiple requests for comment on a number of issues, including Madigan being referred to as “Public Official A” in the U.S. Department of Justice’s deferred prosecution agreement with ComEd. In that agreement, the utility...
    One of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell's alleged victims is asking his estate for more than $25million in compensation, court documents reveal. The unnamed woman, who claims Epstein recruited her aged 13 and abused her for five years, says the amount is to reflect 'significant past and future pain and suffering'. She claims to have suffered extensive 'emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life' after enduring 'horrific' rapes and sexual assaults at the hands of Epstein. The request for compensation 'in excess' of $25million is one of the first numbers to emerge for individual claims against Epstein's estate. Given that there are more than 100 potential claimants already, a sizable portion of his $650million estate looks set to be...
    Pinterest's former chief operation officer Françoise Brougher has accused the company of firing her for 'speaking out about the rampant discrimination, hostile work environment, and misogyny' in the business.  Brougher, who was the top female executive at the firm, left Pinterest suddenly in April this year with little explanation provided.  But in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Brougher accused the $21billion virtual pinboard business of sacking her after she complained about sexist treatment.  Brougher claims in a suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court that she was excluded from important meetings, paid less than male coworkers, and was given gender-specific feedback.  Pinterest is is understood to be defending the claim.  Brougher has accused the $21billion virtual pinboard business of...
    The mother of an eight-year-old boy with special needs whose arrest at a Key West school sparked outrage announced on Tuesday that she was planning to sue. Bianca Digennaro, 48, has initiated legal action after her son was detained in December 2018 while at school. Harrowing footage of the arrest went viral on Monday after it was published online by Benjamin Crump, the Tallahassee-based civil rights lawyer representing the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.  Digennaro is suing the city and school district; the three officers who detained her son - Michael Malgrat, Kenneth Waite and Fred Sims; her son's teacher, Ashley Henriquez; principal Fran Herin and assistant principal Kyle Sheer. Bianca Digennaro, 48, announced during a...
    (CNN)Police officers at a Florida elementary school arrested an 8-year-old boy who had allegedly hit a teacher -- only to realize the boy's wrists were too small for the handcuffs.Part of the Key West police bodycam footage of the December 2018 arrest was released on Monday by civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the boy's mother. On Tuesday she filed a federal lawsuit, claiming that the officers used excessive force, that school officials failed to intervene, and that the city and school district violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit says the boy has special needs.Key West Police declined to comment to CNN, citing the litigation.But in a statement to the Miami Herald on Monday, Key West...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by ACLU affiliates in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont challenges the use of checkpoints by the U.S. Border Patrol nearly 100 miles from the Canadian border, saying they are beyond the patrol's authority. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in New Hampshire on behalf of Jesse Drewniak, of Hudson, New Hampshire, who was one of a group of people stopped at an August 2017 checkpoint in Woodstock, along Interstate 93. “I found the checkpoint to be terrifying and dehumanizing," Drewniak, a U.S. citizen, said in a statement. He was coming home from a fly-fishing trip to the White Mountains at the time. Gilles Bissonnette, legal director of the ACLU of New Hampshire, said...
    The family of Carole Baskin's missing ex-husband has filed a lawsuit against her and are offering a $100,000 reward for anyone with information about what happened to him over two decades ago. Don Lewis - who started the animal sanctuary which later became Big Cat Rescue Corp. in Tampa, Florida with Carole - vanished a day before a scheduled trip to Costa Rica in 1997. In the Netflix phenomenon Tiger King, Baskin's rival Joe Exotic raised suspicions she fed her spouse to tigers after was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot against her. Attorney John Phillips held a news conference in Tampa Monday and announced an independent investigation into the disappearance of Lewis, whose van was found...
    McDonald’s aired some extremely dirty corporate laundry in public Monday, accusing former Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook of fraudulently hiding details of three “physical sexual relationships” with employees when the board fired him last November over a separate relationship with a subordinate. The bombshell documents also say Easterbrook awarded stock valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars to one of the employees. He could be forced to repay a severance deal said to be worth some $40 million. The allegations were made public Monday in a securities filing, and in documents lodged with Delaware’s Court of Chancery, and widely reported by outlets, including the Financial Times in London and The New York Times. The Golden Arches, in seeking to...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton slammed New York Attorney General Letitia James for trying to dissolve the National Rifle Association and welcomed the organization to his state saying that “in Texas we care about what the founders put in the Constitution.” Paxton made the comment Sunday on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” three days after James announced that her office has filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association and its leadership, including Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. On Sunday Paxton said he is “absolutely” welcoming the NRA to come to Texas because “they have done amazing work over the years defending the Second Amendment.” “I can tell you one thing in Texas that we care about, and I think we will always care about, is God and guns,” he said, explaining that the...
    New York (CNN)On the heels of protests shining a light on police brutality, law enforcement agencies are under pressure to be more transparent when addressing accusations of bad behavior by their officers.The issue is running hottest in the nation's most populous city, where thousands of New York Police Department disciplinary records are up for grabs in a court battle slated to begin later this month. NYPD officers accused of overstepping their authority are now sitting down for virtual interviews with civilian investigators in what is the latest chapter of tension between law enforcement and the agencies that provide oversight of officer actions. When it comes to policing the police, strong watchdogs are the exception In a directive issued Wednesday, officers...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a bombshell suit Thursday seeking to disband the National Rifle Association and alleging that top execs diverted millions of dollars in funds and accepted inappropriate gifts to subsidize lavish lifestyles. Though they are not charged with any crimes, named in the suit along with the NRA are: Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president; former treasurer and chief financial officer Wilson “Woody” Phillips; former chief of staff and head of general operations Joshua Powell; and corporate secretary and general counsel John Frazer. The NRA has fired back, claiming in a string of tweets that the suit is politically motivated. These are just some of the inappropriate expenditures, gifts and other wrongdoing alleged in the...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a bombshell suit Thursday seeking to disband the National Rifle Association and alleging that top execs diverted millions of dollars in funds and accepted inappropriate gifts to subsidize lavish lifestyles. Though they are not charged with any crimes, named in the suit along with the NRA are: Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president; former treasurer and chief financial officer Wilson “Woody” Phillips; former chief of staff and head of general operations Joshua Powell; and corporate secretary and general counsel John Frazer. The NRA has fired back, claiming in a string of tweets that the suit is politically motivated. These are just some of the inappropriate expenditures, gifts and other wrongdoing alleged in the suit:...
    Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots network, Moms Demand Action, vowed Thursday to take on the National Rifle Association (NRA) at the ballot box following the announcement of a lawsuit from the New York attorney general seeking to dissolve the gun rights group.  “The NRA has become so politically toxic in the last year… that sometimes it's hard to remember the true destructive nature of the organization,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, told reporters on a press call. “Come November, we’re going to make sure they’re out of power, too.” Watts said that Everytown and Moms Demand Action plan to out-spend, out-work and out-vote the NRA and its favored candidates. Everytown is co-founded by former Democratic presidential contender and former New...
    Bradley Cortright August 6, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump says the National Rifle Association (NRA) should re-locate to Texas after New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the organization.As he left the White House on Thursday, Trump was asked about the new lawsuit, he said, “I just heard about that. That’s a very terrible thing that just happened.” He continued, “I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life. And I’ve told them that for a long time. I think they should move to Texas. Texas would be a great place, or to another state of their choosing, but I would say that Texas would be...
    Getty Google sent out e-mails to users regarding a class action lawsuit from 2018. Google LLC settled a class-action lawsuit over it’s now-defunct Google Plus social media service on August 4, and former users received an e-mail stating they may be eligible to receive money from the $7.5 million settlement reached by the Internet company. The e-mail received by users who were members of the Google service between January 1, 2015 and April 2, 2019, was titled, “Notice of Class Action Settlement re Google Plus,” and warned suspicious readers, “You are not being sued.” Without a personal greeting, and an offer for a cash payout, many recipients were unsure the e-mail was legitimate. so I just got the...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA). The case included a litany of allegations that top NRA officials engaged in fraudulent conduct. Among the named defendants in the lawsuit is NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who is accused of awarding contracts to close associates and family and granting lucrative no-show contracts to former employees in order to buy their silence and continued loyalty. The suit also accused former Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Wilson “Woody” Phillips, former Chief of Staff and the Executive Director of General Operations Joshua Powell, and Corporate Secretary and General Counsel John Frazer of failing to manage the NRA’s funds and...
    By Michael R. Sisak, Larry Neumeister and Lisa Marie Pane | Associated Press New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures. Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit, filed in state court in Manhattan after an 18-month investigation, highlighted misspending and self-dealing allegations that have roiled the NRA and its longtime leader, Wayne LaPierre, in recent years — from hair and makeup for his wife to a $17 million post-employment contract for himself. Simultaneously, the Washington, D.C., attorney general sued the NRA Foundation, a charitable arm...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that she is filing a lawsuit with the intention of dissolving the National Rifle Association (NRA). “Just a few minutes ago, my office filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association to dissolve the organization in its entirety for years of self-dealing and illegal conduct that violate New York’s charities law and undermine its own mission,” James said at a press conference. WATCH: BREAKING: New York AG Letitia James announces that she is filing a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the @NRA. She accuses the organization of “years of self-dealing and illegal conduct that violate New York’s charities law and undermine its own mission.”pic.twitter.com/oddMGEnqm4 — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 6, 2020 “The...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that the state is suing the National Rifle Association (NRA) and several of its high-profile leaders, and looking to “dissolve” the organization over alleged financial irregularities. The NY AG announced early Thursday that her office was planning a major announcement that would have a national impact. Although many anticipated an investigation or charges against President Donald Trump or members of his family, the NY AG said she was suing to “dissolve” the NRA over “fraud and abuse,” citing recent reports and an internal investigation she claims show fiscal mismanagement. “I filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association for years of self-dealing and illegal conduct. The @NRA is fraught with fraud...
    Bradley Cortright August 6, 2020 0 Comments New York State Attorney General Letitia James is trying to dismantle the National Rifle Association (NRA) due to its culture of “self-dealing and illegal conduct” that violate state law. In what was billed as a “major national announcement” on Thursday, James said, “Just a few minutes ago, my office filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association to dissolve the organization in its entirety for years of self-dealing and illegal conduct that violate New York’s charities law and undermine its own mission.”Watch the announcement below: #BREAKING: New York Attorney General Letitia James files lawsuit to dissolve NRA: "My office filed a lawsuit to dissolve the organization in its entirety." pic.twitter.com/FcJtVAS2XN— The Hill (@thehill) August 6, 2020...
    (CNN)New York Attorney General Letitia James announced she will attempt to dissolve the National Rifle Association, accusing its senior leadership of violating laws governing non-profit groups, using millions from the organization's reserves for personal use and tax fraud. In a news release Thursday morning, James, a Democrat, alleged that current and former NRA leadership "instituted a culture of self-dealing mismanagement" benefiting themselves, family, friends and favored vendors, leading the organization to lose more than $63 million in three years. "The NRA's influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets," James said in the news release Read More James' office filed the suit Thursday morning in...
    The Attorney General of New York has filed a lawsuit against the leaders of the National Rifle Association, alleging they spent years defrauding their organization for their own personal benefit. Attorney General Letitia James claimed in the lawsuit she filed on Thursday that NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and other executives engaged in a pattern of siphoning funds away from the organization to finance their own lifestyles. James also alleged that the NRA’s leadership engaged in numerous acts of self-dealing, financial mismanagement, and numerous violations of federal and state laws, the result of which was an access of $64 million in losses for the organization. The lawsuit demands that LaPierre and his cohorts repay NRA members for the funds they...