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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...

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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...

Right-Wing Blog Heads for Chapter 11

Founder of Gateway Pundit blames 'progressive liberal lawfare attacks' but vows to keep publishing

(Newser) - A popular far-right blog has filed for bankruptcy, though its founder vows to continue publishing. The Washington Post reports that the Gateway Pundit, run by Jim Hoft, is seeking Chapter 11 protections after a series of lawsuits accusing the site of promoting conspiracy theories on the 2020 election, school shootings,...

Suits: Clinic Destroyed Embryos, Implanted Them Anyway

Ovation Fertility cut corners, tried to trick couples into signing away claims, they allege

(Newser) - Eleven couples say a California fertility clinic destroyed their embryos but went ahead and implanted them anyway, according to a new lawsuit—the second of at least eight expected to be filed in the case, per the Guardian . Two couples sued Ovation Fertility in Newport Beach last week, alleging their...

George Santos Mocks Kimmel Over Fraud Lawsuit

Ex-GOP congressman, who has raised zero cash for new House bid, taunts late-night host over complaint

(Newser) - When NBC News spotted George Santos on Thursday outside the New York City courtroom where Donald Trump's hush money trial is taking place, the former GOP congressman was mum about why he was there. He cleared that up in social media, revealing his presence involved not Trump but his...

Hugh Grant Got 'Enormous Sum' to Keep Suit Out of Court

Actor says he won't let windfall be 'hush money' after his snooping complaint against the UK tabloid

(Newser) - Hugh Grant received "an enormous sum of money" to settle a lawsuit accusing the Sun of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car, and breaking into his home, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was announced in court. Grant, who along with Prince Harry had sued News Group...

Italy's Quest to Protect Its Art Compared to 'a Land Grab'

Cultural code enforcement targets reproductions of iconic works in the public domain

(Newser) - For years, German toy maker Ravensburger has been decorating puzzles with Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing. Under European law, copyright protections extend 70 years after the death of an artist, meaning Vitruvian Man has been in the public domain for centuries since Da Vinci's 1519 death....

Switzerland Sued Over Climate Inaction: 'This Is Huge'

2K older women had brought case over effects of heat waves to EU's high court for human rights

(Newser) - The European Court of Human Rights is holding an entire nation accountable for its tepid action against climate change, issuing a "landmark ruling" on Tuesday that Switzerland's lack of appropriate action violates its citizens' human rights, per the New York Times . "This is huge," University of...

Thousands Eligible for Payouts in NYC Hijab Mug Shot Lawsuit

City agrees to pay $17.5M in class-action suit filed by women forced to remove head coverings

(Newser) - If the New York City Police Department forced you to remove a religious head covering between 2014 and 2021, you could be in for a payout. The city has agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by two Muslim women who were forced to remove...

Inmates in Prime Eclipse Path Sue for a Viewing

New York state prisoners say lockdown violates religious rights to witness the celestial event

(Newser) - Inmates in New York are suing the state corrections department over the decision to lock down prisons during next Monday's total solar eclipse. The suit filed Friday in federal court in upstate New York argues that the April 8 lockdown violates inmates' constitutional rights to practice their faiths by...

Canadian Schools Sue Social Media Giants

Lawsuits say apps are wreaking havoc with students' education

(Newser) - Four of the largest school boards in the Canadian province of Ontario launched lawsuits Thursday against TikTok, Meta, and Snapchat, alleging the social media platforms are disrupting student learning. The lawsuits claim platforms like Facebook and Instagram are "designed for compulsive use, have rewired the way children think, behave,...

Dead Whistleblower's Mom Blames Boeing

'If this hadn't gone on so long, I'd still have my son,' says Vicky Stokes

(Newser) - The mother of Boeing whistleblower John Barnett says she blames his former employer for his death. Barnett, 62, was found dead of an apparent suicide on March 9 while giving evidence in a whistleblower lawsuit against the company that employed him for 32 years. The former quality manager described a...

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