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Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Trump From Texting Nation

Politico reports: Three New Yorkers are suing in federal court to try to halt a test scheduled for Wednesday of a system that allows President Donald Trump or any future president to send alert messages to the cellphones of all Americans. The activists filed the suit last week in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, arguing that the system violates their …

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Paddlers Sue Trump Over Potomac River Closures

The Washingtonian reports: The Trump White House has yet another legal headache—and this time, the other side brought paddles. The Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington filed a lawsuit in Maryland Thursday against members of the administration, alleging defendants Karl L. Schultz, the commandant of the US Coast Guard, and Kirstjen M. Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security, failed to …

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British Diver Sues Elon Musk Over “Pedo” Accusation

Reuters reports: Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc, was sued on Monday for defamation for allegedly suggesting that one of the rescuers of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thailand cave in July was a pedophile. Vernon Unsworth, a British caver, filed his lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, more than two months …

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American Airlines To Pay $45M In Price-Fixing Suit

Courthouse News reports: American Airlines agreed to pay $45 million to settle an antitrust class action accusing it of colluding with other domestic airlines to limit capacity and drive up fares, and will cooperate with the federal government as it pursues Delta and United. The Fort Worth-based airline settled under terms of a 20-page memorandum filed late Friday in District …

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Fox News Sued Over 2015 Ax Demo Incident [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: He’s not willing to bury the hatchet after getting whacked by an ax on “Fox & Friends.” Jeff Prosperie filed a negligence lawsuit in Manhattan Tuesday after he was injured during the blade tossing TV stunt back on June 14, 2015. The Orange County resident was performing as a West Point drummer for the …

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Lawyers For Seth Rich Family Subpoena Twitter For Direct Messages Sent By Multiple Far-Right Accounts

Law & Crime reports: The defamation lawsuit filed in March by Aaron Rich, the brother of murdered former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, appears to have ramped up significantly with the subpoena of documents, communications and messages sent and received by several Twitter accounts over for the timespan of Jan. 1, 2015 to the present. In March, Aaron Rich …

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PHILADELPHIA: $52K County Settlement For Woman Fired Over Web Comments About Convicted Gay-Basher

The photo above is of convicted gay-basher Kathryn Knott. The Philadelphia Intelligencer reports: The Bucks County Commissioners approved a settlement agreement Wednesday with a Norristown woman who claimed the county District Attorney’s Office retaliated against her because of disparaging comments she made on social media. Commissioners Charles Martin and Diane Marseglia voted in favor of a $52,207.50 cash payment to …

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Federal Judge Calls Gateway Pundit Writer A “Troll” In Dismissal Of Defamation Suit Over “OKAY” Hand Sign

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a writer who claimed to be defamed by a tweet allegedly showing him making a white power hand gesture failed to show the Fusion journalist who posted the image did so with actual malice. On April 28, 2017, Fusion journalist Emma Roller posted a tweet that said “Just two people doing …

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REPORT: Far-Right Blogger Settles Defamation Suit Over Falsely Naming Man As Killer Charlottesville Driver

Little Green Footballs reports: Last February, a defamation lawsuit was filed against Holocaust denier Chuck C. Johnson, Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft (the fabled Stupidest Man on the Internet), far right weirdo Gavin McInnes, and a slew of other right wing bloggers and social media personalities, after they all parroted a report by Johnson that recklessly identified the wrong person as …

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Federal Lawsuit Claims FDNY Recruit Was Taunted To Have Sex With Stripper To Prove He Isn’t A “Faggot”

The New York Post reports: They stripped him of his dignity. A former probie firefighter from Queens said his colleagues demanded he “have sex with a stripper” to prove his manhood, according to an explosive new federal discrimination lawsuit against the FDNY.  Michael Troina’s lawsuit, filed Saturday, alleges he “was singled out time and time again on account of his …

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Federal Court Greenlights Class Action Lawsuit Against Canada Dry Ginger Ale For Not Containing Any Ginger

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge in Missouri ruled that Dr. Pepper can’t dodge a class action claiming its Canada Dry Ginger Ale is not made with real ginger. “Because plaintiff alleges independent laboratory testing revealed that the product does not contain a detectable amount of ginger and a reasonable consumer would be misled into believing that the product contains …

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Fox News Loses Bid To Quash Rape Lawsuit

The New York Daily News reports: Fox News suffered a legal setback Tuesday when a federal judge denied a bid to quash a lawsuit by a conservative commentator claiming she was raped by anchor Charles Payne. Judge William Pauley ruled Tuesday that Fox News’ parent company will have to defend itself against claims that it blacklisted GOP booster Scottie Nell …

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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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