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Subject Of Fake “I Died And Went To Heaven” Book Sues Christian Publisher For Royalties And Defamation

Courthouse News reports: A quadriplegic man who emerged from a coma in 2004 claims Christian publisher Tyndale House published a fake near-death story about him going to heaven, which was concocted by his father after they survived a severe car accident. Alex Malarkey, 19, claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in Dupage County, Ill., that Tyndale House Publishers has made ...

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Federal Court: It’s Not McDonald’s Fault If Customers Don’t Do The Math On Their Extra Value Meal Prices

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge in Chicago has tossed a class-action lawsuit that argued McDonald’s was duping consumers because a single “Extra Value Meal” costs more than the sum total of the individual components of the meal bought separately. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reported Monday that Kelly Killeen said she bought a sausage burrito breakfast Extra Value ...

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Woman Fired For Flipping Off Trump Files Suit

Courthouse News reports: Juli Briskman, the woman who was caught flipping off the presidential motorcade in a photograph that went viral last year, has sued her former employer for firing her, claiming it was a violation of her right to free speech. In a 10 page complaint filed in the Fairfax County Circuit Court, Briskman claims her former employer, government ...

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Oldest US Gun Maker Remington Declares Bankruptcy

The Associated Press reports: Remington Outdoor Company, the country’s oldest gun maker, filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday. The company has faced lawsuits after the Bushmaster, an AR-15 style rifle, was used in the shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 first-graders, in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. The company has seen falling sales for ...

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Former Fox Host Bill O’Reilly Sued Again For Defamation

The New York Daily News reports: Another Bill O’Reilly accuser has filed a defamation lawsuit against the former Fox News star. In papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court Thursday, former Fox News Channel anchor Laurie Dhue charges O’Reilly mounted a “smear campaign” after the New York Times reported last April that she’d gotten a $1 million settlement related to sexual ...

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Court Tosses Carter Page’s Suit Against Yahoo News

The Associated Press reports: A New York judge has tossed out a defamation lawsuit brought by a former adviser to President Donald Trump against a media company. Federal Judge Lorna Schofield said Tuesday that the lawsuit against Oath Inc. over a September 2016 Yahoo News article lacked sufficient factual allegations to proceed toward trial. Page filed the lawsuit in Manhattan ...

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Family Of Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich Sues Fox News

ABC News reports: The family of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, who was killed in 2016, has filed a lawsuit against Fox News, an investigative reporter and one of the network’s frequent guests over a story about Rich and allegations that he was involved in a conspiracy, according to the lawsuit. Rich was shot and killed in Washington, D.C., ...

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Charlottesville Counter-Protester Sues Homocon Jim Hoft, Alex Jones, Allen West, Others For Defamation

The Hill reports: A counter-protester at the deadly white supremacist rally last year in Charlottesville, Va. is suing the media outlet Infowars, its owner Alex Jones and seven others for defamation. Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on behalf of Brennan Gilmore, who alleges that Alex ...

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TENNESSEE: Gay Couple Sues State Republican Party For Using Their Wedding Photo In Attack Ad [VIDEO]

Nashville’s NBC affiliate reports: What would you think if you saw your wedding picture being used in a political attack ad? That’s the spot a local gay couple is finding themselves. Their wedding was officiated by a candidate for state senate, but the couple says they didn’t sign up to be caught in the mudslinging. The Air Force veteran, who ...

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FLORIDA: Woman Sues Tampa Restaurant For $1.5M Over Alleged Injuries From Drag Performer’s Breasts

NBC News Tampa reports: A woman who visited Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa is suing the establishment for $1.5 million after, she said, she was injured by a drag queen’s breasts. According to the complaint, Neldin Molina said she was with other guests and family members at the restaurant for dinner in May of 2015 to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Amanda ...

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Trump Golf Club Settles Lawsuit For $5.45 Million

Reuters reports: A Florida golf club owned by U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Friday to pay $5.45 million to settle claims by former members that it wrongfully refused to refund their deposits when they wanted to resign. The payout is more than 94 percent of the $5.77 million that U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, who must approve the settlement, ...

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$560 Million Lottery Winner Sues For Anonymity

Fortune reports: One very lucky New Hampshire woman is the winner of last month’s $560 million Powerball—but she wants to keep her identity a secret. Due to existing lottery rules, the winner is obligated to publicly claim the winnings, thereby indirectly letting friends and criminals alike know that she has come into millions. The winner fears that the inability to ...

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Federal Court Rules Grindr Not Liable For Impersonating Profiles That Sent Over 1000 Men To Victim’s Home

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge dismissed a 14-count lawsuit against Grindr on Thursday, finding that that the hook-up app for gay men is not liable for the malicious harassment wrought by an ex-boyfriend’s fake profile. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni dismissed with prejudice all claims but one for copyright infringement, which she dismissed without prejudice. Matthew Herrick blamed Grinder ...

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Pastor And Wife Sued For Sexual Assault, Taught Young Women How To Masturbate In Marriage Prep Classes

The Christian Post reports: A mother of two has filed a lawsuit against former Church for Life pastor Robert Litzinger and his wife Cindy, alleging sexual battery, assault and harassment stemming from a slew of incidents, including teaching young women how to masturbate and orgasm in preparation for their husbands in pre-marriage classes. Robert Litzinger, explains the Santa Maria Times, ...

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Vistaprint: Satan Pamphlets Were Sent By Mistake

Mass Live reports: Pamphlets on sin and Satan were incorrectly sent to a gay couple who had ordered wedding programs, and the flyers were meant for someone else, Vistaprint says. The company, the target of a federal lawsuit filed in Massachusetts, updated a statement issued late Wednesday in which the company said it was investigating the matter. “What we have ...

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Aetna To Pay $17 Million For HIV Disclosures

STAT News reports: Health insurer Aetna has agreed to pay $17 million to settle claims that it breached the privacy of thousands of customers who take HIV medications. Attorneys for the plaintiffs announced the settlement Wednesday in Philadelphia. Court documents say the Hartford, Conn.-based company sent a mailing in envelopes with large, clear display windows that revealed confidential HIV information. ...

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Gay Couple Sues After Printing Company Sends Pamphlets About Satan Instead Of Wedding Program

The New York Daily News reports: A gay couple is suing a printing company for sending them pamphlets about weakness of the flesh and “temptation” instead of the colorful customized wedding programs they ordered. On the eve of their wedding day, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg, an Australian couple who were married last year in Pennsylvania, opened a package from ...

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NEW YORK: Appeals Court Rules Woman May Sue State Over Photo Used In HIV Awareness Campaign

The New York Daily News reports: A Brooklyn woman’s lawsuit against the state for using her photo in an ad promoting the rights of HIV-positive people can proceed — because society has yet to fully accept people who have the virus, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. Avril Nolan — who does not have HIV — sued the state’s Division of ...

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Suit Alleges Influence Peddling By Private Prison Giant

Law & Crime reports: The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) is allegedly turning a blind eye to influence peddling orchestrated by a private prison company which made illegal contributions to a pro-Trump Super PAC. In response, non-partisan public interest watchdog, the Campaign Legal Center (“CLC”) filed a lawsuit against the FEC alleging the agency violated federal law by unlawfully delaying enforcement ...

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ALABAMA: Accuser Sues Roy Moore For Defamation

Montgomery’s NBC affiliate reports: One of Roy Moore’s accusers has filed a defamation lawsuit against the failed Senate candidate and his campaign. In the lawsuit filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Thursday, Leigh Corfman claims Moore and his campaign defamed her repeatedly after she told the Washington Post that Moore sexually abused her in 1979. “Since publication of the ...

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