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Lawsuit Blames Stanford for Soccer Star's Suicide

Katie Meyer's family says notice of disciplinary action caused 'acute stress reaction'

(Newser) - "The actions that led to the death of Katie Meyer began and ended with Stanford University," according to a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of the star soccer goalie, who died by suicide earlier this year. Meyer's parents are suing the university and several administrators, blaming...

Khashoggi Fiancee Slams White House: 'Jamal Died Again'

State Dept. backs immunity for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

(Newser) - Mohammed bin Salman has repeatedly insisted he had nothing to do with the 2018 murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite American intelligence officials determining otherwise. Now the Saudi Arabian crown prince may be off the hook in a lawsuit brought by Khashoggi's fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, reports Reuters...

Petito Family Settles Lawsuit for $3M

Negligence case against killer's family is still scheduled for next year

(Newser) - A judge in Florida on Thursday awarded the family of Gabby Petito $3 million in a wrongful death suit filed against the estate of her killer. The settlement heads off a trial scheduled for next month in the case filed by the slain woman's parents, Joseph Petito and Nichole...

Court Hears Case of Woman Stabbed 20 Times in 'Suicide'

Ellen Greenberg's parents may soon take their case to trial

(Newser) - After more than a decade fighting the Philadelphia medical examiner's office on their daughter's cause of death, lawyers for Ellen Greenberg's parents made their case in front of a Pennsylvania appeals court Tuesday. "We are cautiously optimistic that the panel will find the estate of Ellen...

Trump Re-Ups Fight Against the 'Cat's Paws' of Twitter

Former president files lawsuit in appeals court regarding his ban on social media platform

(Newser) - Elon Musk has previously said he would lift former President Trump's Twitter ban, and now it looks as if it might be just a matter of time before that happens. Trump doesn't seem to want to wait for the social media platform's answer on that, however: On...

Trump Fights Jan. 6 Subpoena With 41-Page Complaint

Lawsuit likely means former president won't testify before House committee before it disbands

(Newser) - There were hints last month that, under certain conditions, Donald Trump might agree to testify before the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but it appears now that's not his plan. Axios reports the former president filed a lawsuit Friday to block the subpoena issued by the...

Trump Fights to Retain Control of Company With New Suit

He's seeking to block watchdog review of Trump Organization's financial dealings

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing New York Attorney General Letitia James of breaking the law while waging a "war of intimidation and harassment" against him. James, who's up for reelection, sued Trump, his children, and the Trump Organization for $250 million in September , alleging...

He Broke His Shin, Ended Up in a Vegetative State

Simple leg surgery went terribly wrong for Texas man, whose family was awarded $21M

(Newser) - Just over five years ago, engineering student Carlos David Castro Rojas, then 27 years old, went into Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for surgery on a fractured shin. He has been in a vegetative state since, unable to communicate or perform simple tasks like feeding himself. A jury has...

Woman Sues After Arrest: City Has 'Criminalized Kindness'

Norma Thornton violated ordinance in Bullhead City, Ariz., by feeding homeless people

(Newser) - An elderly Arizona woman is the first person to be arrested under a city ordinance after she shared food with people in need in a public park—and the first now to sue her hometown over that ordinance, per the AP . Norma Thornton, a 78-year-old retired restaurant owner, was arrested...

Lawmaker Sues Over Photo of Campaign Manager's Erection

Florida Rep. Jackie Toledo alleges sexual harassment by Fred Piccolo

(Newser) - A Florida lawmaker accuses her former campaign manager, a high-profile Republican strategist in the state, of sending her "unwanted, unsolicited, inappropriate, and grossly offensive" texts in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed Monday. The suit filed in Hillsborough County by Republican state Rep. Jackie Toledo includes various images that she...

Her Voter Fraud Conviction Caused Uproar. Now, She Sues

Pamela Moses accuses Tennessee, DA's office of wrongful conviction, humiliation

(Newser) - A Tennessee activist who received a six-year prison sentence for trying to register to vote while on felony probation is believed to be the first person to sue prosecutors after her case was thrown out, per the Guardian . Pamela Moses, convicted of illegal voter registration in November, was incarcerated for...

Jury Backs Spacey in Sexual Assault Trial

Panel deliberates less than 90 minutes in suit brought by fellow actor

(Newser) - A Manhattan jury found Kevin Spacey not liable Thursday for battery in a sexual abuse lawsuit brought by a fellow actor. The panel of six men and six women deliberated for less than 90 minutes, NBC News reports. When the verdict was read in court, Spacey hugged one of his...

Afghan Couple Sues: US Marine Stole Our Baby

US court granted Joshua Mast custody of a foreign citizen, whose relatives allege fraud

(Newser) - US Marine Corps attorney Joshua Mast and his wife, Stephanie, say they "acted admirably" in adopting a young war orphan from Afghanistan. But an Afghan couple tells a very different story, saying Mast stole the child—a relative they gained custody of after her parents and siblings were killed...

Lawyer: Trump Was 'Pleased to Set Record Straight'

He answered questions under oath in deposition lawsuit

(Newser) - Update: Former President Trump sat for a deposition Wednesday in the defamation lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll. The deposition was taken at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, CNN reports. Lawyers representing Carroll, who accuses Trump of raping her in a New York City department store in the...

Judge OKs False-Advertising Suit Against Barilla Pasta

Class-action plaintiffs have beef with Barilla's 'Italy's No. 1 brand of pasta'; product is made in NY, Iowa

(Newser) - "Italy's No. 1 brand of pasta" isn't as Italian as it sounds. That's the crux of a class-action lawsuit against Barilla that a federal judge this week ruled could proceed, meaning the company will have to face the plaintiffs' allegations that it engaged in false or...

Trump: CNN Should Have to 'Prove the Big Lie'

Ex-president says network will 'never be able to prove' his claims on election fraud are false

(Newser) - Former President Trump filed a defamation suit against CNN this week, accusing it of trying to smear him "for the purpose of defeating him politically." Now, Trump has issued the cable network a challenge. "Prove the big lie," Trump said Wednesday during an appearance on "...

Trump Sues CNN for $475M
Trump Sues CNN for $475M

Trump Sues CNN for $475M

Suit says network tried to smear him with 'scandalous, false, and defamatory labels'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has made good on his threat to sue CNN. In a suit filed in federal court in Monday, the former president's lawyers said the network had attempted to smear him "with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of 'racist,' 'Russian...

11 Suits in Mass Shooting Filed Against Smith & Wesson

Filings are centered on gun-maker's marketing of weapon

(Newser) - Survivors of the mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade and family members of those killed filed 11 lawsuits Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack, accusing gun-maker Smith & Wesson of illegally targeting its ads at young men at risk of committing mass...

Suit: She Gave Birth on Jail Cell Floor as Staff Laughed

Jazmin Valentine alleges she was ignored during her 6-hour labor

(Newser) - A woman who said she was left to give birth to her baby alone on the dirty, concrete floor of her jail cell in Maryland filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that jail nurses ignored her screams and pleas for help for six hours. Jazmin Valentine alleges some nurses working...

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Biden Loan Forgiveness Plan

Plaintiff argues that he'll be forced to pay state income tax on forgiven debt

(Newser) - President Biden's student loan debt forgiveness plan is being challenged by a lawsuit seeking to block it just before it can take effect. In the lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Tuesday, public interest lawyer Frank Garrison argues that he will be...

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