Idaho Supreme Court Rules That Strict Abortion Ban Can Take Effect

In a late Friday ruling, the state’s highest court said that a ban could begin at the end of the month while legal challenges are reviewed.

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Lawsuit Against Fox Is Shaping Up to Be a Major First Amendment Case

The suit, filed by Dominion Voting Systems, could be one of the most consequential First Amendment cases in a generation.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #conspiracy-theories, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #fox-business-network, #fox-news-channel, #libel-and-slander, #murdoch-lachlan, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #perino-dana, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

More Black Former N.F.L. Players Eligible for Concussion Payouts

Tests for dementia were rescored under the N.F.L.’s concussion settlement to avoid race-based criteria.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #concussions, #davenport-najeh-1979, #dementia, #discrimination, #football, #henry-kevin-1968, #national-football-league, #seeger-christopher, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-medical

Peter Beagle, Author of ‘The Last Unicorn,’ Is Back In Control

After losing control of his intellectual property — including the book, a classic and a strong seller for decades — he has regained the rights, and is publishing again.

#beagle-peter-s, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-last-unicorn-book, #writing-and-writers

Tiny Oysters Are a Hopeful Sign in the Hudson River

The River Project is trying to bring back oysters, which thrived in the Hudson at a time when New York was known as “the Big Oyster.”

#bragg-alvin, #fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hudson-river-park-trust, #james-letitia, #marine-biology, #new-york-city, #oysters, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-river-project, #trump-donald-j

Trump to Be Deposed as N.Y. Investigation Nears Its End

Attorney General Letitia James finally will have the chance to question Donald J. Trump, a high-stakes interview that comes at a pivotal moment for the former president.

#attorneys-general, #engoron-arthur-f, #fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #james-letitia, #manhattan-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

House Can Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns From I.R.S., Appeals Court Says

The former president’s legal team has vowed to fight the congressional effort “tooth and nail.” He is virtually certain to appeal to the Supreme Court.

#appeals-courts-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #house-committee-on-ways-and-means, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Investigators Say Collector Had Suspect Art and Lots of Chutzpah

The investigators say Georges Lotfi invited them to his storage space because he did not think they would suspect that the antiquities he kept there were stolen, an accusation he denies.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bogdanos-matthew, #homeland-security-department, #lebanon, #lotfi-georges, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #smuggling, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Bert Fields, Lawyer to the Hollywood Elite, Dies at 93

A master dealmaker, he had as clients Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, the Beatles and many others, becoming something of a celebrity himself.

#deaths-obituaries, #eisner-michael-d, #fields-bert, #katzenberg-jeffrey, #legal-profession, #movies, #pellicano-anthony, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters.

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Jury Orders Alex Jones to Pay $45.2 Million in Sandy Hook Case

The parents of a child killed in the school shooting were awarded the punitive damages at the conclusion of the defamation trial against the conspiracy theorist.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #conspiracy-theories, #heslin-neil, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #lewis-jesse, #lewis-scarlett, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #rumors-and-misinformation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

Hockey Canada to Be Investigated After Settling Sexual Assault Complaints

Canada’s governing body for hockey has come under increasing scrutiny after revelations that it has paid millions of dollars to settle sexual assault and abuse claims.

#canada, #canadian-hockey-assn, #hockey-ice, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

What to Know About the Alex Jones Defamation Trial

The Infowars host has already been found liable in lawsuits filed by the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims. A trial this week will begin to determine how much he owes them.

#conspiracy-theories, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #suits-and-litigation-civil

ID Theft, Fraud, Prison: The Wild Life of a Bishop Robbed at the Pulpit

The police said Bishop Lamor Whitehead was robbed of a fortune in jewelry, the crime caught on camera. But the focus soon turned to him and his past run-ins with the law.

#brooklyn-nyc, #frauds-and-swindling, #identity-theft, #jewels-and-jewelry, #religion-and-belief, #robberies-and-thefts, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whitehead-lamor-m

Alex Jones, Under Questioning, Is Confronted With Evidence of Deception

The Infowars conspiracy theorist was presented with text messages from his own cellphone showing that he had withheld evidence in defamation lawsuits brought by Sandy Hook families.

#austin-tex, #conspiracy-theories, #heslin-neil, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #lewis-scarlett, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #text-messaging

Mickelson and Other LIV Golfers File Antitrust Suit Against PGA Tour

A complaint filed on behalf of 11 players pushed back against the punishments imposed by the PGA Tour for players who participate in events sponsored by the upstart LIV series.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #athletics-and-sports, #california, #golf, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #pga-championship, #pga-tour-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #swafford-hudson-1987, #united-states

Biden Administration Sues Idaho Over Its Abortion Restrictions

The Biden administration filed its first new litigation to protect access to abortion since the Supreme Court ruling in June that ended the constitutional right to terminate pregnancies.

#abortion, #emergency-medical-treatment, #garland-merrick-b, #idaho, #justice-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Faces Questions About His Net Worth in Interview He Tried to Avoid

Former President Donald J. Trump has embraced the verbal sparring of legal depositions in the past, but now faces significant risk.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #presidential-election-of-2024, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-ivanka

Deshaun Watson Suspended Six Games by the N.F.L.

The former Houston Texans quarterback who recently signed a $230 million guaranteed contract with the Cleveland Browns will not be fined, a source said.

#cleveland-browns, #football, #houston-texans, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

One Woman’s Life in Subsidized Housing, and Her Campaign to Fix It

At the Holmes Towers on the Upper East Side, La Keesha Taylor has formed a coalition to keep the elevators running, the heat working and the rodents at bay.

#elevators-and-escalators, #housing-authority-nyc, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

Alex Jones Puts Company Behind Infowars Empire Into Bankruptcy

The move came as he faces a judgment of as much as $150 million for defaming Sandy Hook families.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #heslin-neil, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #lewis-jesse, #libel-and-slander, #newtown-conn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #sandy-hook-elementary-school-newtown-conn, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Breaking Agreement to Use a Condom Is a Sex Crime, Canada High Court Rules

The Supreme Court ruling is one of the strictest in a recent spate of measures addressing deceptive condom use, as courts try to define consent.

#canada, #condoms, #decisions-and-verdicts, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-of-canada

Allergan Reaches Tentative $2.37 Billion Deal to Settle Opioid Suits

If finalized, the agreement, along with a companion deal reached by Teva earlier this week, would send as much as $6.6 billion to communities harmed by the opioid epidemic.

#allergan-inc, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #liability-for-products, #opioids-and-opiates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teva-pharmaceutical-industries-ltd, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

‘Wagatha Christie’ Trial: Judge Finds No Libel

The High Court in London ruled against the plaintiff, Rebekah Vardy, putting an end to a legal feud that turned into a reality-show-style event.

#celebrities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #great-britain, #libel-and-slander, #news-and-news-media, #rooney-coleen-1986, #soccer, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vardy-rebekah

The Dog Lawyer Doesn’t Care That You Hate Him

In defending dogs at all costs, Richard Rosenthal has made a lot of enemies. But his animal clients owe him their lives.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-legal-defense-fund, #dogs, #lexus-project, #nonhuman-rights-project, #richard-rosenthal, #suits-and-litigation-civil

For First Time Since 1946, New Yorkers Have Just 2 Choices for Governor

Changes in election law have frozen out third parties in New York State, and even Rep. Lee Zeldin couldn’t secure the Independence Party line.

#elections-governors, #green-party-of-the-united-states, #law-and-legislation, #libertarian-party-us, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #third-party-politics-us, #voting-and-voters, #zeldin-lee-m

Teva Reaches Tentative $4.25 Billion Settlement Over Opioids

The deal would end thousands of lawsuits against one of the largest producers of opioid painkillers during the height of the opioid epidemic.

#allergan-inc, #attorneys-general, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #generic-brands-and-products, #new-york-state, #opioids-and-opiates, #pain-relieving-drugs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teva-pharmaceutical-industries-ltd, #your-feed-science

The Politics of Litigation May Be Changing

For years it was mainly Democrats who used the courts to force social change.

#democratic-party, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Ties Between Alex Jones and Radio Network Show Economics of Misinformation

The Genesis Communications Network built a lucrative business alongside the radio host, whose show the company has syndicated for more than two decades.

#anderson-ted, #conspiracy-theories, #genesis-communications-network, #gold, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #media, #minnesota, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #radio, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandy-hook-elementary-school-newtown-conn, #suits-and-litigation-civil

In Japan, Abe Suspect’s Grudge Against Unification Church Is a Familiar One

The man accused of killing Shinzo Abe said his mother’s huge donations to the church bankrupted his family. Many others in Japan have similar stories.

#abe-shinzo, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #japan, #kishi-nobusuke-1896-1987, #moon-sun-myung, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #unification-church

For the Jacob Burns Film Center, a Season of Off Screen Turmoil

The Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester, a celebrated venue that enjoys backing from cinema’s A-list, has been roiled by the dismissal of one of its original leaders who was accused of bullying behavior.

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Abortion Provider Prepares Defamation Suit Against Indiana Attorney General

The doctor in the case of a 10-year-old rape victim says the attorney general acted with “reckless disregard of the truth.” A spokesman calls the claims “baseless.”

#abortion, #attorneys-general, #bernard-caitlin, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #doctors, #indianapolis-star, #rokita-todd-1970, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Elon Musk Responds to Twitter’s Lawsuit Over $44 Billion Deal

Mr. Musk formally responded to Twitter’s attempt to force him to buy the company, arguing that there was no reason to hurry the case.

#computers-and-the-internet, #courts-of-equity, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #twitter

Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Access to Emergency Medical Abortions

Recent administrative guidance to hospitals said they had to allow the termination of a pregnancy in emergency situations if complications posed a threat to the health or life of the woman.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #emergency-medical-treatment, #paxton-ken, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

For Blind Internet Users, the Fix Can Be Worse Than the Flaws

Companies say their A.I.-powered tools are the best way to fix accessibility problems online, but many blind people find they make websites harder to use.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #blindness, #computers-and-the-internet, #disabilities, #e-commerce, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Why Elon Musk Can’t Back Out of Buying Twitter, According to Twitter

Here are some of the company’s main legal arguments.

#computers-and-the-internet, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #twitter

Louisiana Judge Allows Abortions to Become Legal Again

For the second time, a judge temporarily blocked the state’s trigger bans, which went into effect after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #law-and-legislation, #louisiana, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Twitter Sues Musk After He Tries Backing Out of $44 Billion Deal

The question of whether Elon Musk must buy Twitter, as he agreed to do in April, is headed to a court in Delaware.

#computers-and-the-internet, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #twitter

Why Overturning Roe Will Unleash a Legal Storm for the Supreme Court

Battles over laws related to abortion like criminalizing out-of-state travel for the procedure will intensity in the legal system.

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How Elon Musk Damaged Twitter and Left It Worse Off

Mr. Musk swooped in and exposed Twitter’s lack of business and financial prospects. After criticizing the company’s weaknesses, he now wants to back out of buying it.

#agrawal-parag, #computers-and-the-internet, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #twitter

What Is Delaware’s Court of Chancery and Its Role in Elon Musk’s Twitter Deal?

If Twitter sues Mr. Musk to force a sale of the company, the case is likely to end up at a 230-year-old court in Delaware.

#computers-and-the-internet, #decisions-and-verdicts, #delaware-court-of-chancery, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #twitter

Officials Balked at a Drug Company’s Tax Shelter. Auditors Approved It Anyway.

Court documents show the potential conflicts of interest when accounting firms simultaneously help clients avoid taxes and audit their finances.

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Judge Holds Cushman & Wakefield in Contempt in New York Trump Inquiry

The firm, Cushman & Wakefield, appraised the value of several of the former president’s properties that are at the center of a civil investigation by the attorney general’s office.

#attorneys-general, #cushmanwakefield, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #real-estate-commercial, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j

Drug Distributors Cleared of Blame for Opioids Crisis in W. Va. County

Often described as ground zero for the epidemic, the communities of Cabell County and Huntington, W. Va., had opted out of a settlement and lost their case at trial.

#amerisourcebergen-corp, #cabell-county-w-va, #cardinal-health-inc, #decisions-and-verdicts, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #huntington-w-va, #mckesson-corporation, #opioids-and-opiates, #pain-relieving-drugs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #west-virginia, #your-feed-healthcare

Mariah Lopez Is Suing New York, Over and Over, for Transgender Rights

Mariah Lopez first sued the city at age 13. Her latest settlement has forced the city to overhaul how it treats transgender people who are homeless.

#discrimination, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #johnson-marsha-p-1945-92, #new-york-city, #project-renewal, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Suing New York, Over and Over, for Transgender Rights

Mariah Lopez first sued the city at age 13. Her latest settlement has forced the city to overhaul how it treats transgender people who are homeless.

#discrimination, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #johnson-marsha-p-1945-92, #new-york-city, #project-renewal, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Why Judges Keep Recusing Themselves From a N.Y.C. Vaccine Mandate Case

The city’s teachers, who sued over vaccine requirements, said the judges assigned to the case owned thousands of dollars of Covid-19 vaccine-maker stock, which could affect their rulings.

#buchwald-naomi-reice, #caproni-valerie-e-1955, #conflicts-of-interest, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #ramos-edgardo-1960, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Court Decision Leaves Biden With Few Tools to Combat Climate Change

A Supreme Court ruling, combined with an energy crunch and intraparty politics, makes it nearly impossible for President Biden to achieve his climate goals.

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America’s Death Penalty Sentences Are Slowly Grinding to a Halt

The numbers of executions and death sentences are falling.

#capital-punishment, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #law-and-legislation, #minorities, #naacp-legal-defense-fund, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sentences-criminal, #state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Marked by the 2015 Paris Attacks, and Now Defending the Accused

Half the lawyers speaking for the 20 men charged with involvement in the massacre belong to a young generation in France scarred by a spate of terrorist acts.

#abdeslam-salah, #crime-and-criminals, #legal-profession, #paris-france, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #terrorism