Alec Baldwin sues man who accused him of parking spot rage

New York 11/05/19, 20:48

Alec Baldwin filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against the man who says Baldwin hit him in the face during an argument over a New York City parking space. Baldwin wrote in his lawsuit that contractor Wojciech Cieszkowski's claim that he was violently assaulted by the actor is "objectively false." "When two New ...

Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

U.S. 10/22/19, 11:02

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Virginia Kendall's ruling means that Chicago's suit that seeks to recoup $130,000 that city officials say the police department spent investigating Smollett's claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic ...

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

U.S. 10/10/19, 13:27

A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland. The rulings clear the way for the trial to start Oct. 21 involving just two of the more than 2,000 local governments ...

Actor Robert De Niro in real-life drama with ex-worker

U.S. 10/03/19, 16:02

Robert De Niro has found himself in a real-life court drama, trading dueling lawsuits with his former assistant after their decade-long working relationship went dreadfully sour. He's accusing her of misappropriating money. She says he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments. Chase Robinson sued the 76-year-old De Niro Thursday in Manhattan ...

Far left judge: Trump must give deposition in protesters’ lawsuit

New York 09/20/19, 17:17

A New York judge Friday ordered President Donald Trump to give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim they were roughed up outside Trump Tower in 2015. State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied Trump's effort to quash the subpoena, ordering him to videotape ...

Obama appointed judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

U.S. 06/29/19, 11:47

A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland, an Obama appointee, acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists ...

$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

U.S. 06/19/19, 06:20

An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder.At least 29 wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System and now-fired intensive care ...

Update: Indiana AG’s office plans vigorous defense

U.S. 06/18/19, 14:54

The Latest on the allegations of groping made against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (all times local):3:45 p.m.The Indiana attorney general's office says it will vigorously defend him against a federal lawsuit by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party last year.Attorney Hannah Kaufman Joseph, left, ...

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

U.S. 06/18/19, 09:25

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.The book, "Nobody Died ...

Ex-Alabama Gov. Bentley settles fired official’s lawsuit

U.S. 06/13/19, 14:33

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned amid a scandal, has reached a settlement agreement to end a wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed by his one-time law enforcement secretary who had publicly accused the governor of having an affair with an aide, lawyers confirmed Thursday.Former Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier sued ...

Judge to determine damages against neo-Nazi website operator

U.S. 06/12/19, 04:47

A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday for the amount of monetary damages a Muslim-American radio host can recover against a neo-Nazi website operator who falsely accused him of terrorism.SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah (oh-bee-DAHL'-ah) is seeking more than $1 million in damages against The Daily Stormer founder Andrew ...

Update: House authorizes lawsuits against Barr, McGahn

Politics 06/11/19, 15:35

The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The House has approved a resolution that will make it easier to file lawsuits against the Trump administration when officials defy subpoenas. The legislation passed 229-191, along party lines. It empowers Democrats to take legal action to enforce subpoenas ...

Update: Companies respond to suit over Grenfell fire

U.S. 06/11/19, 13:18

The Latest on a lawsuit filed in the United States over a 2017 London high-rise fire that killed 72 (all times local):2 p.m.Two of the companies that are being sued by victims of a London high-rise fire that killed 72 have released statements expressing their "deepest sympathies" to those affected.The ...

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Business 06/11/19, 12:14

A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the merger would hurt competition and drive up prices for cellphone service. They said the promised benefits, such ...

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