Tag: legal-lawsuit

Congressional Democrats To File Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress agreed to file a lawsuit Wednesday against President Trump alleging that by retaining interests in a global business empire he has violated constitutional restrictions on taking gifts and benefits from foreign leaders. The lead senator filing the complaint in federal district court, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), said Tuesday that…

Gloria Allred: Acusser Will Sue Trump – WATCH LIVE

A woman who accused Donald Trump of sexually inappropriate contact will file a lawsuit against the president-elect on Tuesday, according to attorney Gloria Allred. A press conference in Los Angeles with the accuser and Allred is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. local time. At least 13 women, including the president-elect’s first wife, have accused Trump of…

Run-DMC Sues WalMart, Amazon for $50M

Seminal rap group Run-DMC has filed a $50 million lawsuit that accuses WalMart, Amazon, and other stores of selling items using its trademarked name and logo without permission. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is listed as the suit’s plaintiff. The lawsuit claims the retailers mentioned in the filing have not only improperly profited from such sales but…

JonBenét Ramsey’s Brother Sues CBS Over Doc Series

JonBenét Ramsey’s older brother has filed a lawsuit claiming that CBS, producers, and experts interviewed in its program, The Case of JonBenét Ramsey, conspired to defame him for financial gain. Burke Ramsey, 29, is seeking $750 million, alleging that his reputation was ruined by the documentary miniseries’ conclusion: that he killed his 6-year-old sister. The…

Obama To Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

President Obama will veto the bill that would allow 9/11 victims and their families to sue countries like Saudi Arabia for any role they may have played in the deadly terror attacks. The president has previously expressed skepticism about the legislation, saying it would unnecessarily harm relations with the Saudis, but the bill passed both…

Fox News Gretchen Carlson Settles Sexual-Harassment Lawsuit For $20M

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson settled her sexual-harassment lawsuit against former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, 21st Century Fox announced Tuesday morning. According to Vanity Fair, the two parties reached an agreement to settle for $20 million. As part of the agreement, Carlson agreed not to bring further lawsuits against other network…

Lawsuit: Fox News Is a Misogynistic Cult

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit claiming that she faced retaliation after complaining about sexual harassment from the cable channel’s former chief, Roger Ailes. In the suit, filed Monday, Tantaros claims the network “masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy…

Melania Trump to Sue Daily Mail for Defamation

Melania Trump is set to take legal action against The Daily Mail over an article she claims is defamatory about her personal background. The Mail and several other outlets ran a story last week raising “troubling questions” about Melania’s visa status upon first meeting Donald Trump, while also alleging that salacious details about her employment…

Bill O’Reilly Suing ‘Cheating’ Ex-Wife For $10M

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly reportedly plans to sue his ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy, accusing her of misleading him on the terms of their separation agreement, according to court documents unearthed Monday by Gawker. The documents, which were intended to remain secret, also show that O’Reilly believes McPhilmy used funds from their agreement to subsidize her…

Justice Department Sues North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over its controversial “bathroom law,” according to the Associated Press. The Department of Justice is seeking a permanent injunction to block the law and a declaration that the law is discriminatory. North Carolina had filed its own lawsuit against…

Woman Sues Starbucks Over Too Much Ice In Her Drink [VIDEO]

Illinois Starbucks customer Stacy Pincus is suing Starbucks for false advertising. Pincus claims that the company does not follow the advertised amount of coffee to ice ratio. Though Starbucks advertises that they maintain a specific number of ounces of coffee , lemonade, or tea in their drinks, customers are claiming they are being shorted. The…

Johnson & Johnson Loses Cancer Lawsuit [VIDEO]

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to a family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer, that she claimed was caused by using the brand’s talcum powder and other products. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury ruled in favor of plaintiff Jacqueline Fox, finding that the company failed to warn the…

LinkedIn to Pay $13M in ‘Spam’ Lawsuit [VIDEO]

LinkedIn has agreed to pay $13 million in a settlement for a class-action lawsuit alleging the social network sent emails to members’ contacts without their consent. The settlement applies to LinkedIn members who used the “Add Connections” feature between Sept. 17, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2014, which allowed people to import their email contacts and…

Ex-Super Model Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby [VIDEO]

Janice Dickinson, the model who last year accused Bill Cosby of raping her in 1982, filed a defamation lawsuit against the comedian Wednesday. The 60-year-old is seeking unspecified damages for false light and infliction of emotional distress, said Lisa Bloom, Dickinson’s lawyer. Dickinson claims she has been re-victimized and Cosby’s legal team defamed her by…

Committee will hold hearing authorizing lawsuit against Obama

House Rules Committee will hold 1st hearing on resolution authorizing lawsuit against President Obama July 16. House Speaker Boehner, R-Ohio, says lawsuit will focus on President Obama ‘effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the [Affordable Care Act] employer mandate’. President Obama is calling this a ‘Stunt’ and the American people seem to agree.

John Boehner Is Planning On Suing Obama [VIDEO]

Watch John Boehner On Planning Suing Obama VIDEO: Speaker of the House John Boehner is “disturbed” by President Obama’s use of executive orders on everything from immigration to same-sex marriage, that’s why he plans to sue. “The Constitution makes it clear that a president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws. In my view, the…

SCOTUS: Rules Police Will Need A Warrant Before Phone Searching A Person Arrested

The Supreme Court has ruled that police generally need a warrant before searching the cell phone or personal electronic device of a person arrested. Writing for a nearly unanimous court Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts said searches of digital devices for information are not comparable to searches law enforcement officers often conduct for contraband after…

Supreme Court Decided Aero/Internet Broadcasting Is Infringing The Law

Aereo, the startup that threatened to upend traditional television broadcasting by capturing over-the-air TV signals and streaming them on the Internet, has been dealt a crushing defeat by the Supreme Court after justices ruled 6 to 3 that the online television service violated copyrights by streaming broadcast channels to customers. The decision is a victory…

Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuits against MLB, players’ association

Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits that attempted to overturn his season-long suspension on Friday, suggesting he might be prepared to accept the penalty. The New York Yankees third baseman filed the lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig, and the players’ association in January after his suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement and labor…

You Saw This Coming of the Day: Octomom Being Investigated for Welfare Fraud

You Saw This Coming of the Day: Octomom Being Investigated for Welfare Fraud It’s been a busy few days for Nadya Suleman, nicknamed “Octomom” for giving birth to octuplets in January 2009. Yesterday, she appeared on Oprah: Where Are They Now where she revealed that her June 2012 pornographic debut was a “liberating and empowering”…