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These Disney Workers Moved Thousands of Miles. Now, a Suit

They relocated from California to Florida, only to be stranded after $1B office complex was nixed

(Newser) - In 2021, Disney announced that it would build a $1 billion office complex for theme park staff in the Lake Nona neighborhood of Orlando, and that 2,000 workers would either need to move from California to central Florida or quit their jobs. Two years later, the company scrapped plans...

ACLU: Ten Commandments Law 'Blatantly Unconstitutional'

Civil rights group, others say they'll sue over Louisiana law mandating display in public schools

(Newser) - "I can't wait to be sued," Louisiana's Republican governor announced over the weekend, just days before signing a bill Wednesday requiring every public school classroom in the state to display the Bible's Ten Commandments . And now, the time has come. The American Civil Liberties Union,...

SpaceX Engineers' Suit Blames Firings on Harassment Letter

'Journal' looks into Musk's relationships with women who work for him

(Newser) - Eight engineers sued SpaceX and chief executive Elon Musk on Wednesday, claiming they were fired illegally after raising concerns about accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company. The group says it had distributed a letter in 2022 calling Musk a "distraction and embarrassment" and urging other executives...

Elon Musk Sues OpenAI: You're Not Helping Humanity
Musk Drops Lawsuit
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Musk Drops Lawsuit Against OpenAI

His complaint claimed founders broke their original vow to make it an open-source resource

(Newser) - Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit against OpenAI and two of its co-founders, including CEO Sam Altman. According to a court filing seen by CNBC , the case in California state court was dismissed without prejudice. A judge had been due to rule Wednesday on the defendants' request to dismiss the...

Lawsuit: Baby Reindeer Is the 'Biggest Lie in TV History'

Woman who says she was the inspiration for stalker character is suing Netflix for $170M

(Newser) - A woman who says she was the inspiration for a character in Baby Reindeer is seeking a big payday from Netflix. Scottish woman Fiona Harvey filed a $170 million lawsuit against the streaming service in California on Thursday, saying she was the inspiration for the character Martha, but the claim...

Wrong Turn Gets Family's 2 Pet Pigs Slaughtered

Washington family is suing the butcher shop that allegedly made the error

(Newser) - A Washington state family says an address mix-up led to the slaughtering of their two pet pigs. In a lawsuit filed by Natalie and Nathan Gray against Farmer George Meats, the Grays say employees of the butcher shop entered the wrong property—their property in Port Orchard, Washington—and fatally...

Big-Time Hitmaker Accused of Raping His Protege

Lawsuit accuses 'Single Ladies' songwriter The-Dream of physical, psychological abuse

(Newser) - A music producer responsible for some of the biggest pop hits of the last two decades, including Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," has been hit with rape allegations. The-Dream, an eight-time Grammy winner who also worked on Justin Bieber'...

'These Judges Bought What a Small Group of White Men' Sold

Appeals court rules Fearless Fund's grant program for Black women business owners is discriminatory

(Newser) - A US federal court of appeals panel suspended a venture capital firm's grant program for Black women business owners, ruling that a conservative group is likely to prevail in its lawsuit claiming that the program is discriminatory. The ruling against the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund is another victory for conservative...

Kanye's Ex-Assistant Sues Him for Sexual Harassment

Lauren Pisciotta alleges rapper sent her vulgar texts, pictures, and videos, then fired her

(Newser) - Kanye West is being sued again , this time by his former executive assistant. Per TMZ , Lauren Pisciotta, an OnlyFans model who started working for the rapper in 2021, alleges West approached her a year after he hired her and requested she delete her OnlyFans site to be more "God...

Commanders: McManus Is Out Amid Sex Assault Suit

NFL team boots kicker after complaint filed by flight attendants says flight 'turned into a party'

(Newser) - An NFL kicker sued by a pair of flight attendants for alleged sexual assault during a charter flight last year for the Jacksonville Jaguars has now been released from his new team. The Washington Post reports that the Washington Commanders have booted Brandon McManus, 32, who'd just signed a...

Fan's Suit Rips Madonna for 'Pornography Without Warning'

Class-action complaint takes singer to task for 'sexual acts,' 'topless women' at concert

(Newser) - Filed today in the "did you know what concert you were going to see" category: A (former?) fan has sued Madonna and Live Nation for what he says was a concert filled with "pornography without warning," with half-naked women, "sexual acts" performed onstage, and uncomfortably warm...

Girl Worked 60-Hour Weeks Making Parts for Hyundai: Feds

Lawsuit claims car maker, a subsidiary, and a staffing agency profited illegally in Alabama

(Newser) - She worked up to 60 hours a week making car parts for Hyundai. According to the feds, she was just 13. The Labor Department sued Hyundai on Thursday, accusing the company of using child labor at the SMART Alabama factory in Luverne, which supplies parts for Hyundai's assembly line...

Lawsuit Filed Vs. Cannes Guard Who Scuffled With Celebs

Model accuses woman of assault on red carpet

(Newser) - A Ukrainian model, one of at least four celebrities to tangle with a female security guard at the Cannes Film Festival, is suing for "psychological trauma." Sawa Pontyjska, a presenter with FashionTV who was crowned Miss Europe 2023, says she had a legitimate ticket to the May 21...

Cher Is the Victor in Suit Against Sonny Bono's Widow

Singer wins complaint against Mary Bono over royalties; Cher is owed about $418K

(Newser) - When Cher officially split with her partner in life and business, Sonny Bono, in 1978, their divorce settlement left Bono with ownership of their song catalog, including such hits as "I Got You Babe" and "The Beat Goes On," and Cher with a 50% stake in publishing...

Juror to Drag Perfomer: 'Sorry You Went Through This'

Eric Posey wins $1.1M in defamation suit against blogger who falsely claimed he exposed himself

(Newser) - A jury has awarded more than $1.1 million to an Idaho drag performer who accused a far-right blogger of defaming him when she falsely claimed that he exposed himself to a crowd during a Pride event in June 2022. The Kootenai County District Court jury unanimously found Friday that...

Reese's Again Sued Over 'Misleading' Packaging
Reese's Sued Over Candy That
Isn't as Cool as Promised
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Reese's Sued Over Candy That Isn't as Cool as Promised

Designs shown on packaging are misleading, lawsuit states

(Newser) - Once again, the Hershey Company is being sued by consumers who feel its products aren't living up to what's promised on the packaging. This time, it's four people in Florida suing over Reese's products that, they say, don't look anything like what they're advertised...

DOJ: 'It Is Time to Break Up Live Nation-Ticketmaster'

Feds file sweeping antitrust lawsuit

(Newser) - The Justice Department filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America—squelching competition and driving up prices for fans. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, was being brought with...

Mom Says Son Tried to Get NBA Autograph, Got Run Over Instead

Tamaria McRae sues Hornets guard LaMelo Ball after she says Ball ran over son's foot in Charlotte

(Newser) - A young basketball fan was injured while seeking an autograph from one of his favorite NBA players, and now his mom is suing. ESPN reports that Tamaria McRae filed her complaint Tuesday in North Carolina against the Charlotte Hornets and guard LaMelo Ball, alleging that Ball hit her now-12-year-old son,...

South Korea's Climate Policy Challenged by a Fetus

Constitutional Court to rule on landmark case alleging violation of human rights

(Newser) - What right does a child, even a fetus, have to grow up in a healthy environment? It's a question at the heart of "the first lawsuit to challenge national climate policies in East Asia," per Nature . Resulting from the merger of four separate lawsuits filed between 2020...

Biden Lawyers Warn of Suit if Fox Doesn't Meet Demands

President's son threatens litigation against network over 'intimate images,' debunked coverage

(Newser) - Fox News has been slammed with multiple big lawsuits over the past few years, and now, a new possible complaint—this one from Hunter Biden, with a letter from his legal team noting that he plans to sue if Fox News doesn't meet certain demands regarding past coverage of...

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