Tag: Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Georgia Official Says County’s Voting Equipment Will Be Replaced

It was part of an effort by Trump allies in a number of swing states to gain access to and copy sensitive election software, with the help of friendly election administrators. In the latest batch of security videos, made public this week, members of the team can be seen inside an office handling the county’s […]

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Trump Is Battling a N.Y. Law Used to Take on Corporate Giants

For decades, the New York attorney general’s office has relied on a little known but powerful law to take on what it sees as the most egregious corporate malefactors, including oil producers, big banks, tobacco companies and Martin Shkreli. Now this dubious club has a new member: Donald J. Trump. The attorney general, Letitia James, […]

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Jury Rules Against Project Veritas in Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — A jury in a federal civil case on Thursday found that Project Veritas, a conservative group known for its deceptive tactics, had violated wiretapping laws and fraudulently misrepresented itself as part of a lengthy sting operation against Democratic political consultants. The jury awarded the consulting firm, Democracy Partners, $120,000. The decision amounted to […]

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Trump Claims He Declassified Documents, but His Lawyers Don’t

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald J. Trump claimed on Wednesday that when he was in the White House, his powers were so broad he could declassify virtually any document by simply “thinking about it.” That argument — which came as he defended his decision to retain government documents in his Florida home in an interview […]

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‘I’m Done Saying I’m Sorry,’ Alex Jones Tells Sandy Hook Families in Court

WATERBURY, Conn. — Alex Jones’s initial day of testimony in a trial for damages after years of lying about the Sandy Hook shootings ended in chaos. Confronted on Thursday with the harm he had done by repeatedly lying on his Infowars radio and online show that Robbie Parker, whose daughter Emilie died in the massacre, […]

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Judge Temporarily Suspends Indiana Abortion Ban

It also adds to the shifting and often chaotic patchwork of abortion regulations across the country as conservative legislatures push for tighter restrictions and abortion rights groups challenge them in court. The legal challenges are seeking to establish a right to abortion in individual state constitutions. Such cases, though in preliminary stages, are being watched […]

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In Mississippi, Welfare for the Well Connected as a Scandal Spreads

​As he became further enmeshed in a scheme that diverted federal welfare money to build a volleyball stadium that cost more than $5 million at the University of Southern Mississippi, the former football star Brett Favre texted a question to the ​head of a nonprofit doling out funds meant to go to welfare recipients in […]

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Appeals Court Restores Justice Dept.’s Access to Sensitive Files Seized From Trump

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored the Justice Department’s access to documents with classified markings that had been seized last month from former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida residence, handing a victory to federal investigators in their efforts to examine Mr. Trump’s hoarding of sensitive government records. In a strongly worded 29-page […]

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The Political Backdrop of Letitia James’s Lawsuit Against Trump

Democrats have spent six years waiting for someone to hold former President Donald J. Trump accountable for what they see as a lifetime of evading consequences for his actions. On Wednesday, Letitia James, the New York attorney general, filed a lawsuit accusing the former president, his family business and three of his children of inflating the […]

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Migrants Who Were Flown to Martha’s Vineyard Sue Florida Governor

The migrants who were flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last week filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and other state officials who orchestrated the flights to Massachusetts, saying that they had engaged in a “fraudulent and discriminatory scheme.” The complaint, which was filed in federal court in Boston, states […]

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Trump’s Lawyers Skirt Question of Declassification in Documents Case

On Monday evening, lawyers for former President Donald J. Trump insisted that he should not have to formally declare in court whether, as he has claimed publicly, he had used his power before leaving office to declassify sensitive documents seized from his Florida home last month. But on Tuesday, in a separate court filing, Mr. […]

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Videos Show Trump Allies Handling Georgia Voting Equipment

Newly released videos show allies of former President Donald J. Trump and contractors who were working on his behalf handling sensitive voting equipment in a rural Georgia county weeks after the 2020 election. The footage, which was made public as part of long-running litigation over Georgia’s voting system, raises new questions about efforts by Trump […]

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Where 6 Investigations Into Donald Trump Stand

But his aides ignored him and now he finds himself without the power of the presidency, staring at a host of prosecutors and lawyers who have him and his associates in their sights. Some of the issues at hand go back years, but many of the seeds for his current legal jeopardy were planted in […]

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Appeals Court Upholds Texas Social Media Law on Censorship

A federal appeals court on Friday reversed a lower court’s order blocking a Texas law that stops large social media platforms from removing political posts, a blow for tech companies that say their content moderation decisions are protected by the Constitution. “Today we reject the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to […]

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NY Attorney General May Sue Trump After Rejecting Settlement Offer

The New York attorney general’s office has rebuffed an offer from Donald J. Trump’s lawyers to settle a contentious civil investigation into the former president and his family real estate business, setting the stage for a lawsuit that would accuse Mr. Trump of fraud, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The attorney […]

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Ohio Judge Temporarily Suspends Abortion Ban

An Ohio judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked the state’s ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, saying that the right to abortion is protected under the state’s Constitution. The decision restores broad abortion access — at least for the next 14 days — in Ohio and widens access in a block of states where […]

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California Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

California’s attorney general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon on Wednesday, claiming the retailer stifles competition and increases the prices consumers pay across the internet. The suit is limited to California, where officials said Amazon had around 25 million customers, but if it succeeds it could have a broad impact across the country. The lawsuit […]

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Alex Jones Could Face Ruinous Damages as Second Sandy Hook Trial Begins

The fabulist Alex Jones and his company Infowars face a second and potentially ruinous trial beginning on Tuesday to determine how much they must pay the families of eight Sandy Hook shooting victims and an F.B.I. agent who responded to the attack. Mr. Jones for years promoted lies on his radio and online show asserting […]

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Justice Dept. Says It’s Open to Trump Pick for Special Master

The Justice Department said on Monday that it was open to accepting one of former President Donald J. Trump’s proposed candidates for the job of an independent arbiter to review thousands of documents seized last month by the F.B.I. from Mr. Trump’s residence in Florida. In a brief court filing, prosecutors said they would not […]

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Trump Asks Judge to Keep Blocking F.B.I. From Working With Seized Classified Files

Lawyers for former President Donald J. Trump asked a federal judge on Monday to deny the Justice Department’s request to immediately restart a key of part of its criminal investigation into his hoarding of sensitive government documents at his residence in Florida. Renewing their request for an expansive independent review of records seized from Mr. […]

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For Trump’s Lawyers, Legal Exposure Comes With the Job

A dark joke has begun circulating among lawyers following the many legal travails of former President Donald J. Trump: MAGA actually stands for “making attorneys get attorneys.” Over six years and nine major investigations by Congress, the Justice Department and local prosecutors, as Mr. Trump has managed to avoid removal from the presidency and indictment, […]

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Yeshiva University Can Bar L.G.B.T. Club for Now, Sotomayor Rules

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said on Friday that Yeshiva University in Manhattan can for now disregard a state court ruling that ordered it to recognize an L.G.B.T. student club — a case she said could be considered by the full Supreme Court. The ruling in State Supreme Court in Manhattan in June was celebrated by gay […]

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Juul Settles Multi-State Youth Vaping Inquiry for $438.5 Million

Juul Labs has tentatively agreed to pay $438.5 million to settle an investigation by nearly three dozen states that focused on the company’s sales and marketing practices that they claim fueled the teenage vaping crisis. The investigation found that the company appealed to young people by hiring young models, using social media to court teenagers […]

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How Abbott Kept Sick Babies From Becoming a Scandal

But in any individual case, it can be hard to prove what caused an infection. The potentially deadly bacteria resides in dirt and water; studies have found it in kitchens. Because the bacteria can clump together in formula containers, it’s possible for a sample to test negative even if Cronobacter was in the powder that […]

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Judge’s Handling of Surfside Condo Collapse Case Yields Rapid Payout for Victims

MIAMI — Each day, before the unusual hearings unfolded inside Judge Michael A. Hanzman’s Miami courtroom this summer, the judge’s aides would stock the judge’s bench, the lawyers’ tables and the witness stand with boxes of tissues. At some point, they knew, almost everyone would cry, and each excruciating presentation would end with Judge Hanzman […]

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A Fair Auctioned a Beloved Goat. Its Owners Filed a Lawsuit.

In the beginning, Jessica Long’s young daughter was taking care of the baby goat until it could be auctioned as livestock at the sprawling Shasta District Fair in Northern California. But along the way, as Ms. Long explained, the relationship changed between her daughter and the goat, who became known as Cedar, or “Cedes,” as […]

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Biden’s Student Loan Plan Could Face a Protracted Legal Fight

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness initiative is poised to face an array of legal challenges that could freeze the plan before it gets up and running, threatening a policy that has stirred fierce bipartisan debate and infighting among Democrats. The plan announced by the White House last week would wipe out significant […]

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Biden’s Student Loan Plan Could Face a Protracted Legal Fight

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness initiative is poised to face an array of legal challenges that could freeze the plan before it gets up and running, threatening a policy that has stirred fierce bipartisan debate and infighting among Democrats. The plan announced by the White House last week would wipe out significant […]

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Does This Fisherman Have the Right to Be in a Billionaire’s Backyard?

“You see it on rivers like the Taylor,” Mr. Caimis aid. “Somebody comes along and builds a bunch of million-dollar homes, and then they decide they don’t want to see rafters anymore.” The group Backcountry Hunters and Anglers has vocally supported Mr. Hill. Along with habitat destruction, Mr. Tawney called privatization the top threat to […]

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