Detainees Sue Arkansas Jail That Gave Them Ivermectin to Treat Covid

For months, the jail’s doctor has promoted the drug, which health experts say should not be used to treat or prevent Covid-19.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #arkansas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #ivermectin-drug, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-county

Prince Andrew’s Downfall: What To Know

After a New York judge ruled that a civil suit against the prince could move forward, he was stripped of his military titles. What happens now?

#metoo-movement, #andrew-duke-of-york, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #giuffre-virginia-roberts, #maxwell-ghislaine, #royal-families, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Police Presentation in Portland Celebrated Violence Against Protesters

Training materials released by the Oregon city included a meme that mocked protesters as dirty hippies and suggested they would be left “stitched and bandaged.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

Survivor993 Is Not Alone: Lawsuits Show Abuse at School for At-Risk Teens

The Family Foundation School, closed in 2014, has long faced accusations of using improper methods. Decades later, lawsuits submitted under the Child Victims’ Act have exposed rampant claims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #family-foundation-school-hancock-ny, #hancock-ny, #ianelli-elizabeth, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #school-discipline-students, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Once a Trump Foil, Michael Avenatti Says Jail Treatment Was Payback

Mr. Avenatti, who was convicted in California of trying to extort Nike, is awaiting trial in New York on charges that he stole about $300,000 from Stormy Daniels.

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Navient Reaches $1.85 Billion Deal Over Predatory Lending Claims

The student loan servicer agreed to cancel $1.7 billion in private student loan debts for nearly 66,000 borrowers and to pay $95 million in restitution.

#consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #consumer-protection, #navient-corporation, #personal-finances, #student-loans, #suits-and-litigation-civil

‘Rust’ Armorer Sues Supplier of Ammunition and Guns for Film Set

The lawsuit accuses the supplier of contributing boxes of ammunition that were represented as containing only inert dummy rounds but that included live rounds.

#baldwin-alec, #firearms, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #movies, #rust-movie, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Epstein Accuser’s Lawsuit Against Prince Andrew Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Virginia Giuffre has sued Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, accusing him of raping her when she was a teenager.

#andrew-duke-of-york, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #giuffre-virginia-roberts, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

‘Cheer’ Is Back. Here’s Where the Jerry Harris Case Stands.

The Emmy-winning Netflix documentary series returns for a second season on Wednesday without its breakout star, who is awaiting trial in a case involving child sexual abuse imagery.

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Facebook Antitrust Suit Can Move Forward, Judge Says

The government can proceed with its claims that the company abused its monopoly power through acquisitions.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #meta-platforms-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Civil Suits Against Trump Seek Damages for Jan. 6 Attack

Lawyers argued that the cases against the former president should be allowed to go forward because he inflamed a mob and failed to stop the violence it wrought.

#house-of-representatives, #mehta-amit-p, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Lawsuit, Yale and Other Elite Colleges Are Accused of Limiting Financial Aid

The federal lawsuit against Yale, M.I.T. and other colleges is the latest legal action to question admissions practices.

#admissions-standards, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #brown-university, #california-institute-of-technology, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #cornell-university, #dartmouth-college, #duke-university, #emory-university, #financial-aid-education, #georgetown-university, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #northwestern-university, #rice-university, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-chicago, #university-of-notre-dame, #university-of-pennsylvania, #vanderbilt-university, #yale-university

Freelance Writer Ruth Shalit Barrett Accuses Atlantic of Defamation

A lawsuit by Ruth Shalit Barrett centers on the magazine’s retraction of her article in 2020 about wealthy parents seeking Ivy League admissions for their children through sports.

#atlantic-the-magazine, #libel-and-slander, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #shalit-ruth, #suits-and-litigation-civil

U.S. Sues Shop Owner Who Dumped 91,500 Pennies on Ex-Worker’s Driveway

The Labor Department said the owner of a Georgia auto-repair shop had retaliated against the former employee for reporting that he had not received his final paycheck.

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Families of Veterans Who Died of Covid Win $53 Million Legal Settlement

The New Jersey nursing home settlement is believed to be the first of its kind nationwide.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #holyoke-soldiershome-holyoke-mass, #menlo-park-veterans-memorial-home, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-veterans-home-at-paramus, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #veterans

F.D.R.’s Court-Packing Plan Had Two Parts. We Need to Bring Back the Second.

Roosevelt warned about courts becoming a “third house of the national legislature.” History may be on the verge of repeating itself.

#appeals-courts-us, #law-and-legislation, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Google Infringed on Speaker Technology Owned by Sonos, Trade Court Rules

The company will not be allowed to import products that infringe on Sonos patents, including smart speakers, video streaming devices and some computers and phones.

#computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #sonos-inc, #speakers-audio, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-international-trade-commission

Capitol Police Chief to Commit to Steps for Improvement

Chief J. Thomas Manger, head of an agency still reeling from Jan. 6, plans to tell lawmakers he is already addressing most of the 103 recommendations from an internal watchdog.

#attacks-on-police, #manger-j-thomas, #senate-committee-on-rules-and-administration, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Prince Andrew’s Abuse Case Could Mean for the Royal Family

As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to mark 70 years on the throne this year, a sexual abuse case in a Manhattan court involving her son could mean more turmoil for the royal family.

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Lawsuit Accusing Nirvana of Sexually Exploitive Imagery Is Dismissed

Spencer Elden, who was pictured naked as a baby on the cover of “Nevermind,” said Nirvana had engaged in “child pornography.”

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Woman Suing Prince Andrew for Abuse Settled With Epstein for $500,000

The prince’s lawyers are expected to argue that Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s suit should be dismissed because of the earlier settlement’s terms.

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Woman Suing Prince Andrew for Abuse Settled With Jeffrey Epstein for $500,000

The prince’s lawyers are expected to argue that Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s suit should be dismissed because of the earlier settlement’s terms.

#andrew-duke-of-york, #boies-david, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #giuffre-virginia-roberts, #great-britain, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #royal-families, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Victim of Berkeley Balcony Collapse Dies in Ireland

Aoife Beary, who was left with life-changing injuries after the 2015 accident, died on New Year’s Day, her family said.

#accidents-and-safety, #balconies-and-terraces, #berkeley-calif, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #dublin-ireland, #falls, #ireland, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Letitia James Seeks to Question Trump Children in Fraud Inquiry

The attorney general, Letitia James, has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump as part of a civil investigation.

#attorneys-general, #frauds-and-swindling, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-eric-f-1984, #trump-ivanka

Virginia Sues Town of Windsor, Accusing It of Discriminatory Policing

The suit comes after a monthslong investigation, which Attorney General Mark Herring said uncovered a pattern of “discriminatory, unconstitutional policing.”

#attorneys-general, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gutierrez-joe-windsor-va-police-officer, #herring-mark-1959-2020, #nazario-caron, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #windsor-va

Teva Pharmaceuticals Found Liable in Landmark Opioid Trial

The case was the first of its kind, targeting every point of the prescription opioid supply chain, from manufacturers to pharmacy chains that filled prescriptions.

#allergan-inc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #central-islip-ny, #compensation-for-damages-law, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #johnsonjohnson, #long-island-ny, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-state, #opioids-and-opiates, #suffolk-county-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teva-pharmaceutical-industries-ltd

Judge Says New York Times Can Retain Project Veritas Memos, for Now

A New York appeals court said the paper did not need to immediately give up or destroy documents related to the conservative group. The paper is still prevented from publishing certain documents.

#first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-the-press, #libel-and-slander, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #project-veritas, #reporters-committee-for-freedom-of-the-press, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sulzberger-a-g, #wood-charles-d

Why New York City May Soon Be More Walkable for Blind People

A federal judge ordered New York City to install more than 9,000 accessible pedestrian signals at city crosswalks.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #blindness, #de-blasio-bill, #deafness, #disabilities, #new-york-city, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-nyc, #walking

Will Juan Carlos, Spain’s Disgraced King, Get a Royal Homecoming?

In the years since Juan Carlos, Spain’s former king, fled the country to escape corruption investigations, some of the cases have been resolved or dropped. Now Spaniards are weighing whether they want him back.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #immunity-from-prosecution, #juan-carlos-i-king-of-spain, #politics-and-government, #royal-families, #spain, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Why Police Believe They’re Not to Blame for Deaths in Custody

Inside the self-reinforcing ecosystem of paid experts who advise and train officers, then absolve those accused of killings.

#axon-enterprise, #institute-for-the-prevention-of-in-custody-deaths, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #research, #stun-guns, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Daniel Sturridge Ordered to Pay $30,000 to Man Who Returned His Dog

Daniel Sturridge lost his Pomeranian in a 2019 break-in. A man who returned the dog sued for breach of contract after Mr. Sturridge reneged on a promised reward, according to court records.

#daniel-sturridge, #dogs, #foster-washington, #los-angeles-calif, #lucci, #pomeranian, #robberies-and-thefts, #soccer, #suits-and-litigation-civil

A Dangerous Ruling About The Times, Project Veritas and Press Freedom

A troubling ruling that raises First Amendment concerns.

#freedom-of-the-press, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #project-veritas, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Judge Upholds His Block on New York Times Coverage of Project Veritas

The New York State judge also ordered The Times to turn over any physical copies and destroy any electronic versions of documents a lawyer prepared for the group.

#freedom-of-the-press, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #project-veritas, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-courts-state, #wood-charles-d

Canada and Indigenous People Settle Over Drinking Water

A court-approved settlement will compensate Indigenous people for the decades that many have lived with dirty water, and will also fund the clean up.

#canada, #compensation-for-damages-law, #indigenous-people, #reparations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trudeau-justin, #water, #water-pollution

Why Uber Won’t Call the Police

Ride-sharing rests on a promise of safety. What if one side isn’t keeping up their end of the bargain?

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Phil Waldron’s Unlikely Role in Pushing Baseless Election Claims

Phil Waldron, who owns a bar in Texas, is a case study in how pro-Trump fringe players managed to get a hearing for conspiracy theories at the highest level during the presidential transition.

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Haitian Migrants File Lawsuit Protesting Treatment by Border Patrol

Images of Border Patrol agents corralling Black migrants prompted criticism of the Biden administration’s response to an influx of thousands in Del Rio, Texas.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #del-rio-tex, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #haiti, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #office-of-professional-responsibility, #rio-grande-river, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Sues Letitia James in Bid to Stop Inquiry Into His Business

The attorney general, Letitia James, is seeking to question the former president under oath next month as part of a long-running investigation.

#james-letitia, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

Whiplash on U.S. Vaccine Mandate Leaves Employers ‘Totally Confused’

Companies are struggling to figure out what to do as legal battles and rising Covid cases complicate their plans. Even up in the air: What does “fully vaccinated” mean?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #food-and-drug-administration, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Britney Spears Felt Trapped. Her Business Manager Benefited.

Louise Taylor faces questions about whether she improperly enriched herself as the pop star’s business manager.

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Biden’s Covid Vaccine Mandate Reinstated for Large Businesses

The decision, by a split three-judge panel, overturned an earlier ruling that had blocked a Biden administration rule requiring companies with more than 100 employees mandate vaccinations or testing for workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #national-retail-federation, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

‘Health Defenders’ Jailed in Iran Wanted to Sue Supreme Leader Over Covid

Two lawyers and a civil rights activist who were outspoken about Iran’s chaotic response to the pandemic and delays in its vaccine rollout are on trial now, charged with threatening national security.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #iran, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tehran-iran

Fox News’ Request to Dismiss Dominion’s Defamation Suit Is Rejected

Dominion, an election technology company, has accused the network of defaming it by spreading false claims that it was involved in rigging vote counts in the 2020 election.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #fox-news-channel, #libel-and-slander, #rumors-and-misinformation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Judge Overturns Purdue Pharma’s Opioid Settlement

The ruling said the company’s owners, members of the Sackler family, could not receive protection from civil lawsuits in return for a $4.5 billion contribution.

#appeals-courts-us, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #justice-department, #office-of-the-united-states-trustee, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Government Suspends Settlement Talks With Separated Migrant Families

The government said it was unable to reach a global settlement with parents and children who were separated at the border under a Trump administration policy.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Former McDonald’s C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook Repays Company $105 Million

The settlement with Steve Easterbrook, who was ousted in 2019 for an inappropriate relationship, is one of the largest ever clawbacks of executive compensation.

#easterbrook-stephen-j-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-compensation, #mcdonalds-corporation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Facing Subpoenas, Trump Allies Try to Run Out the Clock on Democrats

Democrats hope a Biden Justice Department can speed up legal action, but Donald J. Trump and his allies are proving adept at using judicial delay to withhold information from Congress.

#bannon-stephen-k, #executive-privilege-doctrine-of, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #navarro-peter, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Weaponized the Supreme Court

The three justices appointed by Trump are doing exactly what they were sent to the court to do.

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Landlord Accused of Demanding Sex From Tenants to Pay $4.5 Million

A federal civil rights suit had accused Joseph Centanni of demanding sexual acts from tenants in Elizabeth, N.J. He denied wrongdoing, but agreed to pay.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #compensation-for-damages-law, #elizabeth-nj, #justice-department, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Chicago Woman Who Was Handcuffed Naked Receives $2.9 Million Settlement

The Chicago City Council approved a settlement on Wednesday for Anjanette Young, a medical social worker who was forced to stand naked in front of a dozen police officers in 2019.

#chicago-ill, #city-councils, #police-department-chicago-ill, #search-and-seizure, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #young-anjanette