Tag: Suits and Litigation (Civil)

At Supreme Court, a Case on Abuse of the No-Fly List

When F.B.I. agents asked Muhammad Tanvir to spy on his fellow Muslims, he turned them down. His faith, he said, did not allow him to become an informant. The agents were persistent. According to a lawsuit filed by Mr. Tanvir, they cajoled him, threatened him and finally, in 2010, applied a novel sort of pressure: […]

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How a Neighbors’ Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case

The Bahamian pleasure palace featured a faux Mayan temple, sculptures of smoke-breathing snakes and a disco with a stripper pole. The owner, Peter Nygard, a Canadian fashion executive, showed off his estate on TV shows like “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and threw loud beachfront parties, reveling in the company of teenage girls and […]

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Beatings, Burns and a Broken Promise

When the abuse began, Migdalia could not call for help. She was 57 but with the mind of a child. She had never spoken and could not form words. She lived in a Bronx group home with two dozen other adults who also were mostly nonverbal and helpless. Bruises started appearing on her arms and […]

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Wells Fargo Is Said to Be Near Settlements Over Sales Practices

Wells Fargo is preparing to settle with federal prosecutors and the Securities and Exchange Commission over the widespread abuse of customers in its banking, auto lending and mortgage businesses, according to two people familiar with the matter. The settlements could be announced as soon as Friday, according to the people, who spoke on the condition […]

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New Mexico Sues Google Over Children’s Privacy Violations

New Mexico’s attorney general sued Google on Thursday, saying the tech giant used its educational products to spy on the state’s children and families. Google collected a trove of students’ personal information, including data on their physical locations, websites they visited, YouTube videos they watched and their voice recordings, Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, […]

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At Stake in Boy Scouts’ Bankruptcy: $1 Billion in Assets, or Much More

On a 2,800-acre tract of Texas woodland surrounded by the Sam Houston National Forest, a $65 million youth camp is taking shape that will include an aquatics center, a shooting range, a climbing and rappelling tower, a science center, three chapels and an air-conditioned dining hall with room for 450 people. The sprawling facility, set […]

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Pennsylvania Diocese, Facing More Abuse Claims, Files for Bankruptcy

The Diocese of Harrisburg in Pennsylvania filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, becoming the latest Roman Catholic diocese to seek protection from creditors as it faces tens of millions of dollars in outstanding claims from people who were sexually abused by clergy members. The diocese’s Chapter 11 filing came nearly two years after a devastating state […]

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E. Jean Carroll Says Elle Magazine Fired Her After Trump Rape Accusation

E. Jean Carroll, the longtime Elle magazine advice columnist who last year accused Donald J. Trump of raping her before he was president, said on Tuesday that she was fired by the publication because of Mr. Trump’s repeated insults against her. Ms. Carroll, the author of the “Ask E. Jean” column, announced her departure from […]

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Gender Pronouns Can Be Tricky on Campus. Harvard Is Making Them Stick.

For generations of future diplomats and cabinet officials educated at Harvard’s renowned John F. Kennedy School of Government, orientation day has come with a name placard that the students carry from class to class, so their professors can easily call on them. When Diego Garcia Blum, 30, got his placard last fall, the first-year graduate […]

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Payout From a National Opioids Settlement Won’t Be as Big as Hoped

As talks escalate to settle thousands of opioid-related lawsuits nationwide, a harsh reality is emerging: the money the pharmaceutical industry will pay to compensate ravaged communities will likely be far less than once envisioned. Lawyers on all sides have been stepping up efforts to reach a national agreement before the start of a New York […]

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Officer Pointed Gun at Black College Student’s Head, Lawsuit Says

Jaylan Butler and his Eastern Illinois University swim teammates were returning from a championship tournament last year in Sioux Falls, S.D., when their bus driver pulled off Interstate 80 near a rest stop in East Moline, Ill. It was shortly after 8 p.m. and Mr. Butler, 19, got out of the bus, which was headed […]

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Former Coach Is Convicted of Lying About Knowledge of Abuse by Larry Nassar

A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was convicted on Friday of lying to investigators when she told them she did not remember if two teenagers told her that they had been sexually abused by Lawrence G. Nassar, a former team doctor for the university and U.S.A. Gymnastics, who sexually abused numerous girls and young […]

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Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

A federal appeals court panel on Friday unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling striking down work rules for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas, casting more doubt over broader Trump administration efforts to require poor people to work, volunteer or train for a job as a condition of getting government health coverage. A three-judge panel of the […]

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Toppled but Not Gone: U.N.C. Grapples Anew With the Fate of Silent Sam

The question of what to do with Silent Sam — the Confederate statue that was toppled by protesters at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August 2018 — just won’t go away. The university thought it had found an answer in November when it reached an agreement to give the statue to […]

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Juul Bought Ads Appearing on Cartoon Network and Other Youth Sites, Suit Claims

Juul Labs, the vaping company that has long insisted it never marketed its products to teenagers, purchased ad space in its early days on numerous youth-focused websites, including those of Nickelodeon, the Cartoon Network, Seventeen magazine and educational sites for middle school and high school students, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Massachusetts […]

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Nissan Sues Carlos Ghosn for $90 Million

Nissan Motors filed a lawsuit in Japan on Wednesday seeking $90 million from its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, who fled the country before his trial on charges of financial wrongdoing. The automaker says 10 billion yen, or $90 million, would cover the monetary damages it says Mr. Ghosn inflicted on the company through misconduct and […]

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For Many Who Cleaned Up a Nuclear Mess, a Key Ruling Comes Too Late

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — On Christmas Eve, Victor Skaar mailed a stack of letters to Air Force veterans he had served with in Palomares, Spain, scrawling a simple headline at the top of each one: “Great News!” Mr. Skaar, a retired chief master sergeant, was one of 1,600 troops scrambled by the Air Force in 1966 […]

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Georgia Drops Special Driver’s License Requirements for Puerto Ricans

The state of Georgia on Monday agreed to remove an extra layer of requirements for Puerto Ricans to transfer their driver’s licenses to the state as part of a settlement in a federal class-action discrimination lawsuit. The Georgia Department of Driver Services said it had eliminated the knowledge and road test component of the application […]

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Justice Dept. Sues Over Sanctuary Laws in California, N.J. and Seattle

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has sued local and state governments in California, New Jersey and Washington State as part of a “significant escalation” in the Trump administration’s fight against so-called sanctuary laws aimed at limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities, Attorney General William P. Barr said on Monday. “These policies are not about people […]

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Judge Is Said to Rule for T-Mobile Merger With Sprint

The judge in a contentious lawsuit that tried to stop the long-in-the-works merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is planning to rule in favor of the deal, according to three people briefed on the matter. The verdict, expected Tuesday, will come at the end of an unusual suit filed in June by attorneys general from 13 […]

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Court Throws Out Emoluments Case Brought Against Trump by Democrats

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court panel threw out on Friday a lawsuit by 215 Democratic members of Congress accusing President Trump of illegally accepting benefits from foreign governments, saying that individual lawmakers cannot sue the president on behalf of the entire Congress. Even assuming that the allegations against Mr. Trump were true, the Supreme […]

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Setback for Kesha in Legal Battle Over Rape Claims Against Dr. Luke

The pop singer Kesha suffered another setback this week in her long-running legal fight against Dr. Luke, her former producer, whom she accused of rape almost six years ago. The two filed dueling lawsuits on the same day in October 2014, with Kesha asking to be released from her contracts with Dr. Luke’s companies, on […]

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Real Estate Groups to Challenge Ban on Broker Fees for Renters

Real estate agents in New York have raced this week to make sense of a new, far-reaching rule declaring that tenants no longer have to pay a broker’s fee. On Friday, two of the state’s most influential industry groups said they would challenge the rule in court. The Real Estate Board of New York, the […]

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