Tag Archives: lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA: Convicted Gay Basher Kathryn Knott Claims Self-Defense In Civil Suit Brought By Her Victims

The Philadelphia Gay News reports: Like her two co-defendants, Kathryn Knott is contending she acted in self-defense during a high-profile attack on a gay couple in Center City. Knott made the claim in a June 23 court filing in a civil case brought by plaintiffs Andrew Haught and Zachary Hesse, who are seeking at least $500,000 in damages. The couple ...

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Twitter Users Blocked By Trump File Lawsuit

The New York Times reports: A group of Twitter users blocked by President Trump sued him and two top White House aides on Tuesday, arguing that his account amounts to a public forum that he, as a government official, cannot bar people from. The blocked Twitter users, represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, raised cutting-edge issues ...

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Trump Lawyers: He’s Immune To Groping Lawsuit

Politico reports: Advancing a sweeping claim of presidential immunity, President Donald Trump’s lawyers have formally asked to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former “Apprentice” contestant who says he groped her a decade ago. Trump’s assertion that a sitting president cannot be sued in a state court was contained in a court filing submitted to a Manhattan judge by Marc ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Grindr Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit After Imposter Sends Over 1000 Men To Man’s Home

The Associated Press reports: A gay dating app wants a judge to dismiss the claims of a New York man who says he’s been accosted at home and work by over 1,000 sex-hungry men after an ex-boyfriend posted fake profiles soliciting men interested in exploring violent fantasies. Grindr asked a Manhattan federal court judge Wednesday to toss out Matthew Herrick’s ...

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Sarah Palin Sues New York Times For Defamation Over Editorial Linking Her To Shooting Of Gabrielle Giffords

CBS News reports: Former vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords. In the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, Palin’s lawyers say the Times “violated the law ...

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LOS ANGELES: Straight Sanitation Worker Awarded $17M In Anti-Gay Harassment Suit, City May Appeal

The Los Angeles Times reports: A Los Angeles jury has awarded a former city sanitation worker $17.4 million after finding that he endured repeated harassment by his supervisors, who falsely perceived that he was gay. Jurors deliberated for about two hours Wednesday before unanimously deciding that James Pearl of L.A. was subjected to verbal abuse, hazing and a bullying campaign ...

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Nearly 200 House And Senate Democrats Sue Trump Over Profiting From Deals With Foreign Governments

The New York Times reports: Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress are expected to file a federal lawsuit on Wednesday accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution by profiting from business dealings with foreign governments. The plaintiffs — believed to be the most members of Congress to ever sue a sitting president — contend that Mr. Trump has ignored a ...

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DOJ Seeks Dismissal Of Suit Claiming Trump Profits From Business Deals With Foreign Governments

Politico reports: The Justice Department is urging a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit claiming that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting from business deals with foreign governments. The filing Friday evening in U.S. District Court in Manhattan is the first substantive legal response from the Trump administration to a series of suits challenging Trump’s effort ...

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MICHIGAN: Hate Group Sues On Behalf Of Wedding Venue After They Refuse To Host Same-Sex Events

The Associated Press reports: A Michigan apple grower who posted on Facebook that he wouldn’t allow gay couples to get married at his farm filed a lawsuit against the city of East Lansing on Wednesday after he was shut out of an outdoor farmer’s market. The city said Stephen Tennes wasn’t invited back to the market because vendors must follow ...

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Trump Administration Gives Senior Homeland Security Post To Extremist Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. will leave office next month to accept a federal appointment as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He will work in the department’s Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement and governments. “I’m looking forward to joining ...

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Trump Legal Team Declares Him Immune From Unfair Competition Lawsuit Filed By Washington DC Restaurant

Consumerist reports: In response to an unfair competition lawsuit filed against President Trump by a D.C. restaurant claiming that it’s lost business to a Trump-operated building within walking distance to the White House, the President’s legal team says that not only are the claims without merit, but that Trump is immune from this sort of legal action. The owners of ...

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LAWSUIT: Breitbart’s Owner Made Racist Comments

Bloomberg reports: Hedge fund mogul Robert Mercer, one of the biggest financial backers of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was sued by a former employee who claims he was fired for calling Mercer racist and publicly criticizing his support of Trump. The complaint by David Magerman, a research scientist who worked at Renaissance Technologies LLC for two decades, alleges he was ...

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IDAHO: Chobani Yogurt Sues Alex Jones For Falsely Linking Company To Sexual Assault By Immigrant

The Associated Press reports: Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani says that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner Hamdi Ulukaya and the company to a sexual assault case involving refugee children. ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Camp Is Spending Millions On Legal Fees To Defend Against Allegations Of Illegal Behavior

Politico reports: During his campaign, Donald Trump promised to pay the legal bills of supporters who beat up protestors at his rallies, but a POLITICO analysis found that Trump’s campaign hasn’t always paid its own legal bills in a timely or transparent fashion. The analysis of court and campaign filings found that Trump’s campaign committee is still spending heavily to ...

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SO MUCH WINNING: Federal Appeals Court Upholds $335K Award To Miami Painters Stiffed By Trump

The Read Deal reports: A Miami-based paint company stiffed three years ago by President Donald Trump’s Doral golf resort may finally get paid. The Third District Court of Appeals on Friday rejected the Trump National Doral Miami’s petition to throw out a lower court’s prior ruling affirming a nearly $35,000 construction lien The Paint Spot placed on the property, and ...

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Fox News Contributor Sues Company, Claims She Was Denied Promotion For Refusing To Screw Roger Ailes

Business Insider reports: Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky on Monday filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News, the network’s current co-president, and its ex-Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. The explosive complaint, filed in New York State Supreme Court, alleged Ailes made a regular hosting spot on “The Five” contingent on Roginsky having a sexual relationship with Ailes, which the ...

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Fox News Renews Anchor Bill O’Reilly’s Contract As Multi-Million Dollar Sexual Harassment Scandal Deepens

The Hill reports: Fox News has reportedly renewed the contract of longtime host Bill O’Reilly despite recent sexual harassment settlements, according to a Sunday Wall Street Journal report. O’Reilly, who has been the top-rated host in cable news for 15 consecutive years, was the subject of a front page New York Times Saturday article that detailed sexual harassment claims by ...

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KENTUCKY: Trump Lawyers Lose Bid To Quash Suit Claiming He Incited Violence Against Rally Protesters

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit alleging he sparked violence against protesters at one of his campaign rallies in March 2016. In a 22-page ruling released Friday, U.S. District Court Judge David Hale said three anti-Trump protesters had established enough evidence to proceed with their case. The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages over ...

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CANADA: Court Orders Ex-Gay Activist To Name Accomplices In 2016 “Zombie” Stunt At Toronto Pride

The Toronto Sun reports: Protesters who infiltrated the Pride Parade last summer to distribute anti-gay messages will not be able to hide behind their green zombie suits much longer. Longtime anti-homosexual activist Bill Whatcott has been ordered to unmask the identities of his co-conspirator Gay Zombies, who have the ABCDEF pseudonyms of Adam Zombie, Brian Zombie, Christopher Zombie, Doug Zombie, ...

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REPORT: $13M Paid To Five Women To Settle Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Fox Host Bill O’Reilly

The New York Times reports: For nearly two decades, Bill O’Reilly has been Fox News’s top asset, building the No. 1 program in cable news for a network that has pulled in billions of dollars in revenues for its parent company, 21st Century Fox. Behind the scenes, the company has repeatedly stood by Mr. O’Reilly as he faced a series ...

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