Tag: Suits and Litigation (Civil)

3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic

The Walgreens employee was bewildered by the quantity of opioids the company was shipping to just one store. Its pharmacy in Port Richey, Fla. (population 2,831) was ordering 3,271 bottles of oxycodone a month. “I don’t know how they can even house this many bottles to be honest,” Barbara Martin, whose job was to review […]

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Will Trump’s Racism Sink the G.O.P.?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Most Republicans met President Trump’s racist tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color with silence, mild rebuke or whataboutism. This week on “The Argument,” the columnists debate whether the Grand Old Party has fully […]

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Daily Stormer Publisher Should Pay Woman More Than $14 Million, Judge Recommends

The publisher of a neo-Nazi website should pay more than $14 million in damages for encouraging “an online anti-Semitic harassment and intimidation campaign” against a woman in 2016, a federal magistrate judge in Montana recommended on Monday. In his opinion, the judge, Jeremiah Lynch, also recommended that the publisher, Andrew Anglin, be made to remove […]

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Landlords Strike Back, Suing to Dismantle Rent-Regulation System

Two real estate trade groups and seven landlords filed a federal lawsuit on Monday night aimed not just at opposing the new rent laws in New York City, but also at challenging the entire rent-regulation system, which dictates the rents of about 2.4 million tenants who live in nearly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments. They are […]

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What the City Didn’t Want the Public to Know: Its Policy Deepens Segregation

For more than two years, lawyers for New York City have fought to keep secret a report on the city’s affordable housing lotteries, arguing that its release would insert an unfavorable and “potentially incorrect analysis into the public conversation.” The report was finally released on Monday, following a federal court ruling, and its findings were […]

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American Soccer: Where Men Are Men, and Women Are Repeat World Cup Champions

It’s a little bittersweet that so many girls turned out to cheer on the national women’s soccer team at a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan on Wednesday, wearing their favorite players’ jerseys or clutching posters of Megan Rapinoe, a top scorer in the Women’s World Cup. Those girls will run harder, wake up earlier and practice […]

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Hospital C.E.O. Resigns and 23 Employees Are Fired After Doctor Is Charged in Murders

The chief executive of an Ohio health care system announced his resignation and the termination of 23 employees on Thursday, one month after a doctor who worked for the hospital was charged in one of the largest murder cases in the state’s history. Ed Lamb, the chief executive of Mount Carmel Health System, said in […]

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22 States Considered Eliminating the ‘Tampon Tax’ This Year. Here’s What Happened.

Why are tampons taxed when Viagra isn’t? That’s the question at the heart of the push to repeal the so-called tampon tax, a catchy phrase that refers to state sales taxes applied to menstrual products, including pads and cups. Thirty-five states still tax the items, despite momentum to change that. Opponents of the tax argue […]

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Can Gun Makers Be Held Accountable for Mass Shootings?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher As mass shootings became commonplace, attempts to hold gun makers accountable kept hitting the same roadblock — until now. We look at a lawsuit that could transform the firearms industry. [For an exclusive look at how […]

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The Long History of the U.S. Government Asking Americans Whether They Are Citizens

When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross ordered the Census Bureau to attach a question on citizenship to the 2020 census, the first argument he used to back up his decision was also the simplest: We’ve always asked. The question has been “a longstanding historical practice,” he wrote, “asked in some form or another for nearly 200 […]

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How the Case Against Jeffrey Epstein Unfolded Over More Than a Decade

The sex-trafficking charges filed against Jeffrey Epstein this week in Manhattan underscored the long scope of the investigation into accusations that he engaged in sexual acts with girls, some as young as 14, in both his Upper East Side townhouse and his residence in Palm Beach, Fla. The allegations against Mr. Epstein stretch back to […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Sued for Blocking Critics on Twitter

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] President Trump and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are diametrical opposites in nearly every way, except perhaps for their shared home state of New York and their social media dominance. But now there may be another thing that binds the two: […]

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Federal Appeals Court Rules for Trump in Emoluments Case

WASHINGTON — In a legal victory for President Trump, a federal appeals court panel on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that profits earned by his Washington hotel while he is in office violate the Constitution. A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., found that the state […]

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Trump Can’t Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Appeals Court Rules

WASHINGTON — President Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking people from following his Twitter account because they criticized or mocked him, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling could have broader implications for how the First Amendment applies to the social-media era. Because Mr. Trump uses Twitter to conduct government business, […]

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Obamacare in Jeopardy as Appeals Court Hears Case Backed by Trump

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel will hear arguments Tuesday on whether a federal judge in Texas was correct in striking down the Affordable Care Act, a case with enormous stakes not only for millions of people who gained health insurance through the law but for the political futures of President Trump and […]

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Justice Dept. Seeks to Halt Democrats’ Suit Over Trump’s Profits in Office

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday asked a federal appeals court to issue an emergency order halting a lawsuit by congressional Democrats that alleges that President Trump has illegally profited from his family business while in office. In a court filing, the department’s lawyers asserted that Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Accused of Luring Girls to His Manhattan Mansion and Abusing Them

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Federal prosecutors appear to have resurrected a federal sex crimes case against the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein by focusing on accusations that he sexually assaulted girls at his mansion in Manhattan — more than a decade after a widely […]

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Why the Trump White House Is Caught Up in the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

By the time Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier and felon, was arrested on Saturday and charged with sex trafficking, he had been repeatedly accused of pedophilia and sexual abuse for more than a decade. But Mr. Epstein — whose acquaintances include two presidents and multiple celebrities — had until then avoided federal prosecution. Now, Mr. Epstein […]

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‘Prospective Threat’ of Chinese Spying Justifies Huawei Ban, U.S. Says

BEIJING — The Trump administration says the mere potential for Beijing to influence the Chinese technology giant Huawei is enough to justify a law passed last year restricting federal agencies’ business with the company. Huawei has challenged the law in federal court, arguing that Congress produced no proof that the firm was a security threat […]

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