Smith & Wesson Fights a Case in New Jersey. Gun Control Could Be the Winner.

A case in New Jersey about Smith & Wesson’s advertising could expose secrets that the industry would prefer to keep hidden.

#advertising-and-marketing, #grewal-gurbir-s, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #smithwesson, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Two Americans Tied to Carlos Ghosn’s Escape Are Extradited to Japan

The father and son face trial on charges that they helped Mr. Ghosn, Nissan’s former chief, flee in a speaker box to Lebanon in 2019.

#extradition, #fugitives, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #kelly-greg-nissan-executive, #nissan-motor-co, #renault-sa, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #taylor-michael-private-security-contractor, #taylor-peter-maxwell

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A Supreme Court Test for What’s Left of the Voting Rights Act

While state legislatures consider new voting restrictions to address claims of election fraud, the justices will hear arguments on what kind of legal scrutiny such laws should face.

#arizona, #brnovich-mark, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Why a Recent Legal Decision May Upend Private Equity

A recent legal decision may force Wall Street to think twice before saddling struggling companies with debts they can’t handle.

#credit-and-debt, #jones-group-inc, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nine-west-group, #private-equity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sycamore-partners

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WeWork’s Path to Markets Is Cleared as Co-Founder and SoftBank Settle Suit

Adam Neumann was said to be selling $480 million of his shares to the Japanese conglomerate, which aims to take WeWork public.

#co-working, #initial-public-offerings, #neumann-adam, #softbank-corporation, #stocks-and-bonds, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wework-companies-inc

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This Website Puts Boisterous Children and Noisy Neighbors on the Map

The crowdsourced guide collects anonymous gripes and pins every grievance on an interactive map, creating a record of the irritating sounds and sights of Japan.

#children-and-childhood, #japan, #maps, #noise, #parenting, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Family of Georgia Teen Who Died After Basketball Drills Sues School Officials

Imani Bell, 16, collapsed while running up stadium steps in “extreme heat,” according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

#basketball, #bell-imani-d-2019, #clayton-county-ga, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #elite-scholars-academy-jonesboro-ga, #georgia, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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André Leon Talley: Eviction, Bankruptcy and Fashion Grift

An attempt to evict the fashion icon shines a spotlight on some of the very blurry lines in fashion.

#conde-nast-publications-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #malkemus-geroge, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #talley-andre-leon, #white-plains-ny, #yargaitis-anthony, #your-feed-fashion

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California Wins Court Victory for Its Net Neutrality Law

A federal judge’s ruling can allow the state to go ahead with its law while a lawsuit works its way through the courts.

#becerra-xavier, #california, #computers-and-the-internet, #net-neutrality, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #telephones-and-telecommunications

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Man Shoved by Officers During Protest Sues Buffalo Police

Martin Gugino, then 75, was pushed to the ground by officers during a protest against police violence last year. A video of the episode, which left Mr. Gugino with a fractured skull, circulated widely online.

#buffalo-ny, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gugino-martin-1944, #losi-john-buffalo-ny-police-officer, #mccabe-robert-buffalo-ny-police-officer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-buffalo-ny, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #torgalski-aaron-buffalo-ny-police-officer

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Trump Question Looms Over Race for Manhattan District Attorney

The investigation into Donald J. Trump has been the focus of enormous attention, but candidates have mostly avoided talking about the case.

#elections-district-attorneys, #manhattan-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Settlement Reached in Suit Accusing James Franco of Sexual Misconduct

Two former students of Mr. Franco’s have agreed to drop their claims that he had intimidated them into performing explicit sex scenes. Mr. Franco has denied the allegations.

#metoo-movement, #actors-and-actresses, #franco-james, #gaal-toni, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television, #women-and-girls

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Suit Over Ex-Trump Aide’s Testimony Divides White House and House Democrats

President Biden has inherited litigation over a subpoena to Donald F. McGahn II, President Donald J. Trump’s former lawyer, about the Russia investigation.

#executive-privilege-doctrine-of, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #justice-department, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Using an Anti-Klan Law Against Trump’s Clan

The recent federal lawsuit against Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani is forcing us into a much-needed history lesson.

#black-people, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #ku-klux-klan, #mississippi, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #reconstruction-era, #slavery-historical, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #thompson-bennie-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

The case focuses on two of the company’s facilities in New York.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #james-letitia, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-state, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Police Unions Lose Bid to Keep Disciplinary Records a Secret

A federal court ruling moves New York City closer to releasing a vast trove of records regarding police misconduct, a major milestone in a decades-long fight.

#civilian-complaint-review-board, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-civil-liberties-union, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #ku-klux-klan, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Big Tech’s Next Big Problem Could Come From People Like ‘Mr. Sweepy’

Government antitrust lawsuits have created openings for numerous private cases against Big Tech, with more expected to come. If successful, the cases could cost them dearly.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #online-advertising, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Obscure Musicology Journal Sparks Battles Over Race and Free Speech

A scholar’s address about racism and music theory was met with a vituperative, personal response by a small journal. It faced calls to cease publishing.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #ewell-philip-a, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunter-college, #jackson-timothy-l-1958, #journal-of-schenkerian-studies, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #schenker-heinrich, #society-for-music-theory, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-texas

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2 Americans Tied to Carlos Ghosn’s Escape to Be Extradited to Japan

The Supreme Court denied a bid by a father and son to block their extradition. They face trial on charges they helped Japan’s most famous criminal defendant flee to Lebanon.

#beirut-lebanon, #extradition, #fugitives, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taylor-michael-private-security-contractor, #taylor-peter-maxwell

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Under Pressure, California Church Postpones Conference for Thousands

Grace Community Church reversed course after Los Angeles County health officials warned that indoor conferences were prohibited and that the event could worsen the spread of the coronavirus.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evangelical-movement, #grace-community-church-sun-valley-calif, #los-angeles-county-calif, #macarthur-john-f-jr, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sun-valley-calif

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Amazon Sues New York Attorney General to Block Covid-19 Charges

The company said the attorney general, Letitia James, had overstepped her authority in investigating workplace safety.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Control of Britney Spears’s Estate Debated at Court Hearing

Lawyers for the pop star and her father, from whom she is estranged, discussed how he would share management of her finances with a corporate fiduciary.

#bessemer-trust-co, #documentary-films-and-programs, #new-york-times, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Meghan Markle Wins Privacy Case Against Mail on Sunday

The Duchess of Sussex sued after The Mail on Sunday published extracts of a letter she had written to her estranged father in 2018.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #mail-on-sunday-the-newspaper, #markle-meghan, #privacy, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Democrats Must Make Judgeships a Top Priority

Under Trump, Republicans reshaped the federal judiciary. Now Democrats have the chance to do the same.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #breyer-stephen-g, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-senate, #federal-courts-us, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Biden Administration Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Obamacare

In a letter to the court in a pending case, the Justice Department disavowed the Trump administration’s challenge to the law.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #justice-department, #kneedler-edwin-s, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Canadian Woman Cited in Online Attacks Is Arrested in Toronto

Nadire Atas trashed the reputations of dozens of people. On Tuesday, she was charged by the Toronto police with harassment and other offenses.

#atas-nadire, #babcock-guy, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #libel-and-slander, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #toronto-ontario

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Britney Spears Conservatorship Case Heads Back to Court

After a new documentary about Spears by The New York Times was shown, calls to #FreeBritney were joined by a new message: “We are sorry, Britney.”

#celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #los-angeles-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Fox Files Motion to Dismiss Smartmatic’s $2.7 Billion Defamation Suit

In a court filing, Rupert Murdoch’s media company says it had the right to broadcast the debunked claims of election fraud promoted by President Donald Trump’s legal team on Fox News and Fox Business.

#bartiromo-maria, #clement-paul-d, #dobbs-lou, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #kirklandellis, #libel-and-slander, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #pirro-jeanine, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smartmatic-sgo-group, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Isn’t the Only One on Trial. The Conservative Media Is, Too.

The former president’s second impeachment trial begins oral arguments on Tuesday. But conservative media organizations face an even more consequential test in the weeks and months ahead.

#conservatism-us-politics, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Who Are David Schoen and Bruce Castor, Trump’s Impeachment Trial Lawyers?

The former president’s defense team brings together an Alabama civil rights and criminal defense lawyer and a former Pennsylvania prosecutor best known for not charging Bill Cosby.

#castor-bruce-1961, #impeachment, #legal-profession, #schoen-david-attorney, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Lawsuits Take the Lead in Fight Against Disinformation

Defamation cases have made waves across an uneasy right-wing media landscape, from Fox to Newsmax.

#dobbs-lou, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #kelly-greg-1968, #lindell-mike, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ruddy-christopher, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smartmatic-sgo-group, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wabc

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At the Super Bowl, Antonio Brown Tries to Move On. Many Cannot.

The Buccaneers receiver has been one of the most electrifying players in the N.F.L., but he is facing accusations of sexual assault and harassment.

#metoo-movement, #brown-antonio-1988, #football, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #taylor-britney

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Students Punished for ‘Vulgar’ Social Media Posts Are Fighting Back

A lawsuit against the University of Tennessee questions when schools can discipline students because of their online speech.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #diei-kimberly, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-tennessee

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Documentary Looks at Britney Spears’ Legal Battle With Dad

While looking at the pop star’s legal struggles for a new Times documentary, I was struck by the media culture of a bygone era.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #lauer-matt, #lewinsky-monica-s, #pop-and-rock-music, #sawyer-diane, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television

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Smartmatic Files $2.7 Billion Lawsuit Against Fox News

Smartmatic accused Rupert Murdoch’s network of promoting a false narrative about the 2020 election that damaged the company.

#fox-news-channel, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Family of Man Attacked by Fire Ants at V.A. Facility Before His Death Sues U.S.

Joel Marrable, an Air Force veteran, was largely bedridden by cancer and “incapable” of defending himself when ants attacked him at a Veterans Affairs facility, his family said.

#atlanta-ga, #deaths-fatalities, #insects, #marrable-joel, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

The consulting firm has reached the agreement with 47 states because of its advice to drugmakers, including Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin.

#addiction-psychology, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mckinseyco, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Justice Dept Drops Lawsuit Claiming Yale Discriminated in Admissions

The Trump administration had claimed that the school’s practices hurt white and Asian-American applicants, violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #students-for-fair-admissions, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #yale-university

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How Rich Hospitals Profit From Patients in Car Crashes

Hospitals use century-old lien laws to bypass insurers and charge patients, especially poorer ones, the full amount.

#community-health-systems-inc, #compensation-for-damages-law, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #medicaid, #parkview-health, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-mary-hospital-fredericksburg-va, #wellstar-health-system

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Couple Forced to Adopt Their Own Children After a Surrogate Pregnancy

Tammy and Jordan Myers will have to adopt their twins after two Michigan judges denied them parental rights because the children had been carried by a surrogate.

#adoptions, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #michigan, #myers-jordan-1983, #myers-tammy-1981, #parenting, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #surrogate-motherhood, #vermilye-lauren

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A Vanishing Priest, a Wall of Secrecy and a 25-Year-Old Abuse Case

Religious orders have their own hierarchies, so they have their own ways of handling abuse allegations.

#clergy, #covenant-house, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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A Vast Web of Vengeance

Outrageous lies destroyed Guy Babcock’s online reputation. When he went hunting for their source, what he discovered was worse than he could have imagined.

#atas-nadire, #babcock-guy, #canada, #communications-decency-act-of-1996, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #england, #google-inc, #libel-and-slander, #pinterest, #ripoff-report-web-site, #rumors-and-misinformation, #section-230, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states

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Legal Pressure on Trump Increases With Judge’s Order in Fraud Inquiry

The order, answering a demand for documents by New York’s attorney general, rejected a bid to shield the records with attorney-client privilege.

#james-letitia, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j

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Former Boy Scouts Chaplain Is Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse

James Glawson, 76, sexually assaulted six young men, including one who is developmentally disabled, Rhode Island authorities said.

#abuse-of-the-disabled, #boy-scouts, #chaplains, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #glawson-james, #intellectual-disabilities, #men-and-boys, #rhode-island, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Facebook Said to Consider Suing Apple Over App Store Practices

The social network has discussed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, as tensions grow between the companies over how each treats consumer data.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement

Some 40 women will participate in the bankruptcy court agreement, though others who have sued Mr. Weinstein and accused him of sexual abuse have objected to the terms and are considering an appeal.

#metoo-movement, #bankruptcies, #compensation-for-damages-law, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weinstein-co, #weinstein-harvey, #weinstein-bob, #women-and-girls

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$200,000 Settlement for Texas Man Pepper-Sprayed While Recording Son’s Traffic Stop

An alleged racial profiling of a Latino man quickly escalated and led to the demotion of a police sergeant.

#dallas-tex, #davis-robert-j, #fines-penalties, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #puente-marco, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

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Supreme Court Ends Emoluments Suits Against Trump

The lawsuits accused the former president of violating the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments. The justices dismissed the suits as moot.

#conflicts-of-interest, #corruption-institutional, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems Over False Election Claims

The suit against Mr. Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump who pushed to overturn the election results, accuses him of carrying out “a viral disinformation campaign.”

#dominion-voting-systems-corp, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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