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Paltrow: I Initially Thought Ski Crash Was a Sex Assault

Star took the stand Friday to testify about 2016 accident on slopes of Park City, Utah

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow's ski crash trial continued Friday, with the star herself taking the stand to testify about the incident that took place in Park City, Utah, in February 2016. The 50-year-old actor and Goop CEO testified she initially thought retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, 76, slammed directly into her back...

Cops Sue Rapper Whose Home They Raided

Afroman put their images on merchandise

(Newser) - Rap artist Afroman says he was furious after police officers raided his Ohio home last August with guns drawn , finding no evidence of the kidnapping and drug trafficking they'd alleged in a search warrant. No charges were ever filed against Afroman, known for the 2000 hit "Because I...

He Was Arrested, Then Found a Swastika in His Car

City of Torrance to pay California man $750K after he claims 2 cops spray-painted his vehicle

(Newser) - A California man just got a rather large payout to settle a lawsuit over offensive graffiti he says two former police officers spray-painted inside his car. The Los Angeles Times reports that Kiley Swaine was granted $750,000 from the city of Torrance, where he was arrested for mail theft...

Fox News Sues Its Own Producer
Fox News Sues
Its Own Producer

Fox News Sues Its Own Producer

Abby Grossberg is also suing Fox, claims she was pressured to protect higher-ups in Dominion case

(Newser) - A Fox News producer is suing her own company, which is accused of airing false election fraud claims, saying executives pressured her into taking the blame in order to protect higher-ups and hosts, including Tucker Carlson . Abby Grossberg, who worked with Maria Bartiromo from 2020-2021 before joining Tucker Carlson Tonight,...

Gwyneth Paltrow Files Counterclaim Over Ski Crash
Gwyneth Paltrow's
Ski Crash Trial
Is Starting

Gwyneth Paltrow's Ski Crash Trial Is Starting

Actress says her accuser is actually the one who crashed into her

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow is scheduled to stand trial on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a retired optometrist who said that the actress-turned-lifestyle influencer violently crashed into him in 2016 while skiing in Utah at one of the most upscale ski resorts in the United States, the AP reports. After his...

Lawsuit: Elizabeth Holmes Owes Theranos Big Bucks

Breach of contract lawsuit filed against ex-CEO says she owes $25M in promissory notes

(Newser) - As Elizabeth Holmes continues to try to delay the beginning of her 11-year prison sentence, new trouble has popped up, this one financial. The Guardian reports that a breach of contract lawsuit against the former Theranos CEO filed in December emerged Friday during Holmes' latest court appearance in California, claiming...

Man Sues Buffalo Wild Wings, Says Its Wings Are Bogus

Because the chain's boneless wings are really made from chicken breasts

(Newser) - A Chicago man who expected he was eating boneless chicken wings while dining at Buffalo Wild Wings says what he got was a whole lot closer to chicken nuggets—and he filed a class-action suit Friday over what he alleges is fraud. Aimen Halim says he ordered "boneless wings"...

Maine's Lobster Industry Is Up in Claws

Sues a California aquarium for recommending that consumers avoid lobster due to harm to whales

(Newser) - A coalition representing the Maine lobster industry is suing an aquarium on the other side of the country for recommending that seafood customers avoid buying a variety of lobster mostly harvested in their state, reports the AP . Industry groups including the Maine Lobstermen's Association are suing the Monterey Bay...

Suit: My Ex's Friends Helped Her Get Abortion Pills

Marcus Silva filed his complaint against 3 women in Texas, where a near-total abortion ban is in place

(Newser) - Just days ago, five women sued the state of Texas, claiming they were denied abortions, despite the fact there was a deadly risk to them and their fetuses. Now, another abortion complaint in the Lone Star State, but this time in the other direction. A man is suing three women,...

Couple: Snorkeling Tour Boat Left Us Behind in Open Ocean
Snorkeling Tour Boat
Allegedly Left Couple
Behind in Open Ocean

Snorkeling Tour Boat Allegedly Left Couple Behind in Open Ocean

They say they had to swim to the nearest shore, Lanai

(Newser) - When Elizabeth Webster and Alexander Burckle set out from Maui on a snorkeling trip during their honeymoon in 2021, they were probably expecting a bit of an adventure—but not to be left behind at sea. That's what the California couple says happened, and they're now suing the...

Tiger Woods' Ex Is Making Big Allegations

One of her 2 lawsuits claims golfer committed sexual abuse

(Newser) - Tiger Woods not only tricked his ex into leaving the couple's shared home but also allegedly committed sexual abuse, according to court documents. Erica Herman, who dated Woods from 2017 to October 2022, first alleged Woods' homestead trust broke an oral tenancy agreement that allowed her to stay at...

A Win for Couple Who Alleged Racial Bias in Home Valuation

Paul Austin, Tenisha Tate-Austin settle lawsuit with appraisal company, hope to bring change

(Newser) - A Black couple who said the value of their California home increased by almost $500,000 when they had a white friend stand in as the owner have settled a lawsuit with the appraisal company. Paul Austin and Tenisha Tate-Austin of the San Francisco suburb of Marin City will receive...

Schlapp Accuser Named: 'I'm Not Going to Drop This'

Ex-Herschel Walker aide Carlton Huffman, 39, alleges CPAC chair groped him during car ride

(Newser) - Matt Schlapp just wrapped up this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, leaving him more time to contend with another large item on his plate: the $9.4 million sexual battery and defamation lawsuit brought by a former staffer for Herschel Walker's Senate campaign, who alleges the CPAC chair...

Tucker Carlson on Trump: 'There Isn't Really an Upside'

Latest round of private texts, messages revealed in court filings around Dominion suit against Fox

(Newser) - We've already seen some court filings released in Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, and now a new round has dropped—this time revealing intense feelings from Tucker Carlson against former President Trump. The Daily Beast reports that hundreds of pages of new internal...

5 Women Sue Texas Over Abortion Law

Plaintiffs say they were denied abortions despite deadly risk to themselves and their fetuses

(Newser) - Five women are suing the state of Texas, saying they were denied abortions despite deadly risks to themselves and their fetuses. But they aren't requesting that the state's abortion ban be overturned. Rather, they want a court to clarify that the law does allow for abortion if the...

Trump Had No Immunity on Jan. 6 Speech, DOJ Says

The protection ends at inciting violence, government lawyers write

(Newser) - The Justice Department took months to decide whether former president Donald Trump is subject to lawsuits seeking to hold him responsible for the attack on the Capitol. He is, the department announced Thursday. The issue is Trump's encouragement of his supporters—based on his claims of election fraud—to...

Jack Daniel's Blamed for Fungus Coating Tennessee County

Barrelhouse construction halted over lack of permits in Lincoln County

(Newser) - Construction on a Jack Daniel's whiskey barrel warehouse in Tennessee has been halted after a woman complained about an ugly fungus coating her property, which neighbors six other Jack Daniel's barrelhouses. The crusty black stuff is whiskey fungus, or Baudoinia compniacensis, which can grow on a variety of...

Opioid Distributors That 'Turned on the Faucets' Win Big Case

Plaintiffs lose complaint in Georgia in which they'd sued distributors as if they were drug dealers

(Newser) - A trio of opioid distributors emerged victorious at a Georgia trial on Wednesday, in the first lawsuit from private individuals against pharma companies that made it to trial. Per Reuters , the verdict was handed down in Glynn County Superior Court in favor of Cardinal Health, McKesson Corp., and the regional...

After 'Grotesque Conduct,' $29M for Kobe Bryant's Family

Widow Vanessa Bryant had sued over pics taken at scene of crash that killed Kobe, daughter Gianna

(Newser) - Last summer, a federal jury decided that Vanessa Bryant, widow of retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, was entitled to $15 million from Los Angeles County. The award was bestowed in regard to a lawsuit over photos taken and shared by first responders of the bodies of her husband, 41, and...

South Park Is Caught in the Middle of a $200M Suit

Warner Bros. Discovery is suing Paramount, South Park Digital Studios over exclusivity rights

(Newser) - During the peak of the pandemic, homebound Americans continued to receive a bit of comic relief thanks to South Park, which aired a couple of COVID-themed episodes to break the tension. Who's not laughing now: Warner Bros. Discovery, which is suing competitor Paramount for airing new episodes of the...

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