Tag: Suits and Litigation (Civil)

White House Must Restore Press Credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta, Judge Rules

A federal judge on Friday directed the White House to restore the press credentials of Jim Acosta of CNN, a win for media advocates and news organizations in a major legal test of press rights under President Trump. The revocation of Mr. Acosta’s press badge, which grants access to the […]

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California Fire Liability Poses Threat to PG&E, a Major Utility

As wildfires ravage large swaths of California for a second year, one of the state’s biggest utilities has declared that it faces billions of dollars in potential liability — far more than its insurance would cover. The potential losses could leave the company’s customers on the hook to pay the […]

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Actress Paz de la Huerta, Alleging Rape, Sues Harvey Weinstein for $60 Million

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Actress Paz de la Huerta went public a year ago in Vanity Fair with allegations that Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood movie producer, had raped her twice in her New York City apartment. She later […]

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CNN Sues Trump Administration for Barring Jim Acosta From White House

CNN sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to reinstate the press credentials of its chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, escalating a dispute that has highlighted the increasingly tense dynamic between President Trump and the news media. In a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court, the network […]

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We’re Suing the Florida Governor. He Should Not Oversee His Own Election.

On Sunday, the Republican secretary of state of Arizona, Michele Reagan, did a stunning thing. She explained to America why it was taking so long to count the ballots in Arizona’s unresolved Senate race. Her explanation was thorough, sober, informative and nonpartisan. Most important, it helped foster confidence in the […]

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Uncounted Ballots, Overvoted Ballots: Why Is the Governor Claiming Fraud in Florida’s Election?

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — In the chaos that has swirled over the vote count in Florida following Tuesday’s midterm elections, one headline made its way ominously around the state: A teacher in Broward County had discovered a box labeled “provisional ballots,” left behind at the polling place at her school. Mishandled […]

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Well After Election Day, Florida and Georgia Voters Still Wonder Who Won

ATLANTA — Two days after Election Day, the 31 million residents of Georgia and Florida still could not say for sure who had won three of their marquee political contests. Razor-thin and shrinking leads in the vote tallies on Thursday unleashed hordes of lawyers, talk of recounts and runoffs, and […]

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Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State, With Governor’s Race Still Disputed

ATLANTA — Brian Kemp, the Republican who has claimed victory in Georgia’s governor’s race, said on Thursday that he was resigning as secretary of state, removing himself from the process of determining whether he had in fact been elected. With some ballots still to be counted, his Democratic opponent, Stacey […]

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Who Owns the Supreme Court?

The Trump administration’s treatment of the Supreme Court as a wholly owned subsidiary is one of the most compelling dramas now unfolding in Washington. Whether this drama plays out as comedy or tragedy is up to the court. “Comedy” may be an odd word in this context, but I have […]

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He Helped People Cheat at Grand Theft Auto. Then His Home Was Raided.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Imagine you are racing a car through a packed city center. You are in first place, only seconds from victory, when suddenly, a missile explodes and kills you. By the time you have come back to life — you’re playing a video game — you are far […]

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Motel 6 Agrees to Pay $8.9 Million to Settle Claims It Helped ICE Arrest Guests

Motel 6 has agreed to pay up to $8.9 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that its employees provided the personal information of several Latino guests to federal immigration officials, leading to their detainment. The class-action lawsuit, filed in January, encompasses the claims of eight hotel guests who said Motel […]

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New York Investigators Subpoena Michael Cohen for Documents Linked to Trump Foundation

On its own, the Tax Department’s inquiry may provide political ammunition for Mr. Cuomo more than it presents a legal peril to Mr. Trump. Even if the department found evidence of criminal behavior, it would need to refer the matter to a law enforcement agency, such as the attorney general’s […]

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Jimmy Bennett Says He Feared Speaking Out About Asia Argento

Jimmy Bennett, the actor who has claimed that he was sexually abused as a teenager by the Italian actress and director Asia Argento and who sought a cash settlement from her, issued his first public statement about the matter on Wednesday. He said he was too “afraid and ashamed” to […]

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Police in California Look Into Allegations Against Asia Argento

The authorities in California said Monday that they were looking into allegations that the actress and director Asia Argento had sexually assaulted a young man in a hotel room when he was 17. In a brief statement, Darren Harris, a captain with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said the […]

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Asia Argento, Who Accused Weinstein, Made Deal With Her Own Accuser

The fallout from “a sexual battery” was so traumatic that it hindered Mr. Bennett’s work and income and threatened his mental health, according to a notice of intent to sue that his lawyer sent in November to Richard Hofstetter, Mr. Bourdain’s longtime lawyer, who was also representing Ms. Argento at […]

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Cuomo Moves to Scrap N.R.A. Lawsuit Accusing Him of ‘Blacklisting’

The long-running battle between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and the National Rifle Association, which says it has lost millions of dollars because of state officials’ political agenda, entered another round of legal wrangling and public posturing this week. Mr. Cuomo announced on Friday that the state was moving to dismiss a lawsuit […]

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Judge Upholds Order for Trump Administration to Restore DACA

A federal judge on Friday upheld his previous order to revive an Obama-era program that shields some 700,000 young immigrants from deportation, saying that the Trump administration had failed to justify eliminating it. Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia gave the government 20 days to appeal his […]

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Lawyers in Sandy Hook Lawsuit Spar Over Meaning of an Online Broadcast

In April 2017, according to court documents, Mr. Jones aired a clip of Ms. De La Rosa’s interview with Anderson Cooper of CNN after the shooting. Mr. Jones notes that when Mr. Cooper turns his head, “his nose disappears repeatedly because the green screen isn’t set right,” implying that the interview was not filmed near […]

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How Robert Indiana’s Caretaker Came to Control His Artistic Legacy

In the case, Morgan Art Foundation, a for-profit company that owns the rights to Mr. Indiana’s LOVE image, argues that it was damaged when Mr. Thomas and Mr. McKenzie conspired to put forward what they characterize as a bunch of bogus Indianas that were not up to the artist’s standards. Mr. McKenzie and Mr. Thomas […]

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CBS Board to Meet on Les Moonves’s Role After Misconduct Allegations

The board of CBS Corporation spent most of the weekend discussing what immediate actions it should take involving Les Moonves, the company’s chief executive, after a published report that included allegations of sexual misconduct from six women. At least two of the board’s 14 members have questioned whether Mr. Moonves should continue to run the […]

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‘Lopping,’ ‘Tips’ and the ‘Z-List’: Bias Lawsuit Explores Harvard’s Admissions Secrets

He added, “It is certainly not a goal of ours to limit ethnicity.” ‘Stronger and Better’ The plaintiffs say that the personal rating — which considers an applicant’s character and personality — is the most insidious of Harvard’s admissions metrics. They say that Asian-Americans are routinely described as industrious and intelligent, but unexceptional and indistinguishable […]

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A Carbon Tax Plan That’s a Bad Deal for the Public

Beware of oil companies bearing gifts. Recently, the lobbyists and former Senators Trent Lott and John Breaux, backed by companies like Exxon Mobil and Shell, have been campaigning for a federal tax on carbon dioxide emissions. This would increase energy costs, but all revenue from the tax would be returned to the public. A family […]

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