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Cosby Civil Jury Must Start Their Deliberations Over

CBS News reports: Judge Craig Karlan, who had promised one juror when she agreed to serve that she could leave after Friday for a prior commitment, decided over the objections of Cosby’s attorneys to accept and read the verdict on the questions the jury had answered. But he had to change course when deputies required him to clear the courtroom …

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Settlements Top $1M In 46 Suits Against NYPD Officer

The New York Daily News reports: An NYPD sergeant has hit a less than enviable milestone — lawsuits against him have topped the $1 million mark in settlements, the Daily News has learned. Sgt. David Grieco, nicknamed “Bullethead” by his detractors, has been sued 46 times — believed to be near the top of the list for the most-sued cop …

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Capitol Police Officer Sues Trump Over Brain Injury

CNN reports: US Capitol Police Officer Briana Kirkland is suing former President Donald Trump for the physical and emotional pain she endured, including a traumatic brain injury, because of the Capitol insurrection, according to a new filing in DC District Court. Her complaint adds to other similar lawsuits, including from other police officers, seeking to hold Trump accountable for civil …

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Nick Sandmann Settles Defamation Suit Against NBC

Law & Crime reports: A then-Catholic school student who was recorded on video standing in front of a Native American protester in Washington, D.C. has announced a settlement with NBC more than two years after filing a multi-million-dollar defamation claim. Nicholas Sandmann wrote on Twitter Friday night that the “terms are confidential.” NBC was one of several broadcast networks and …

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Court Approves $626M Settlement In Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Live reports: A federal court judge has given final approval to a historic partial settlement of lawsuits related to the Flint water crisis. U.S. District Court Judge Judith E. Levy filed her approval order Wednesday, Nov. 10, calling the $626-million settlement fair, reasonable and adequate. Nearly 80 percent of the settlement, which state officials have said is likely the …

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Woman Alleges Rape In Massive Civil Suit Against Cosby

Law & Crime reports: An accuser who says Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her during a purported mentorship that began on the set of his popular television show has filed a $225 million civil suit in federal court. Documents obtained by Law & Crime say Lili Bernard, whose name has long been publicly associated with accusations against Cosby, is …

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Ex-Tesla Worker Awarded $137M In Racial Abuse Case

The Associated Press reports: Tesla Inc. must pay nearly $137 million to a Black former worker who said he suffered racial abuse at the electric carmaker’s San Francisco Bay Area factory. The jury in San Francisco agreed that Owen Diaz was subjected to racial harassment and a hostile work environment. Diaz alleged in a lawsuit that he was harassed and …

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Fox Accused Of Spying On Sexual Harassment Victims

The New York Daily News reports: Fox News staffers who claimed sexual harassment then faced a harassment campaign from their own employer, a previously undisclosed investigation by the city concluded. The conservative network spied on the text messages and deleted computer data of employees who complained about harassing behavior by colleagues and supervisors, according to a complaint by the city …

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Judge: Former Fox Host Must Face Sex Trafficking Suit

Law & Crime reports: Ex-Fox News anchor Ed Henry cannot dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of sex trafficking, as a federal judge advanced several claims against him and the network in a ruling on Thursday. The developments came in a lawsuit filed by ex-associate producer Jennifer Eckhart roughly a year ago, which opened with a “Trigger Warning” cautioning readers with …

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J&J Mulls Bankruptcy Ploy In Baby Powder Lawsuits

Reuters reports: Johnson & Johnson is exploring a plan to offload liabilities from widespread Baby Powder litigation into a newly created business that would then seek bankruptcy protection, according to seven people familiar with the matter. J&J is now considering using Texas’s “divisive merger” law, which allows a company to split into at least two entities. For J&J, that could …

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NYC Man Sues After Falling Into “Pit Of Rats” [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A man who plunged into a pile of squirming rats after a sidewalk opened up underneath him is suing the Bronx building owner responsible for maintenance of the property that gave way. Leonard Shoulders, 33, broke his arm and leg after tumbling 15 feet Oct. 24 — and though he was in pain from …

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Lawsuit Alleges Fox News Analyst Andrew Napolitano Sexually Abused 20 Year-Old Male Defendant In 1980s

The New York Daily News reports: Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano sexually abused a man accused of arson in his court in the 1980s, a shocking lawsuit charged Friday. The federal lawsuit filed by South Carolina resident Charles Corbishley alleges that Napolitano sexually abused him at the judge’s Hackensack, N.J. home. Corbishley seeks $10 million under the New …

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Court: Defamation Suit Against Trump Can Proceed

Law & Crime reports: A New York State judge has granted a procedural win to E. Jean Carroll, a former Elle columnist who alleges that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s in the dressing room of a department store. Carroll sued Trump for defamation after he said he’d never met her and because he claimed she was …

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Pharma Giant Discontinues Baby Powder Amid Lawsuits

CNBC reports: Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it is discontinuing its talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada as demand fell in light of mounting lawsuits that said it caused cancer. J&J attributed the decline “in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage …

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Court Okays Fraud Suit Against Trump Hotel Company

The Hill reports: U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, an Obama-appointee, decided a former business partner of Trump International Hotels Management could amend its lawsuit against the company to include claims of fraud and breach of contract, according to the ruling obtained by The Hill. The business partner Orestes Fintiklis and his fund Ithaca Capital Investments obtained control of the Panama …

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Boy Scouts File For Bankruptcy Amid Abuse Suits

The New York Times reports: The Boy Scouts of America, an iconic presence in the nation’s experience for more than a century, filed for bankruptcy protection early Tuesday, succumbing to financial pressures that included a surge in legal costs over its handling of sexual abuse allegations. Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts have long maintained internal files at their headquarters …

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REPORT: CNN Settles Lawsuit By MAGA Hat Student

Louisville’s Fox News affiliate reports: CNN agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann. The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky. Sandmann’s lawsuit sought $800 million from CNN, the Washington Post and NBC Universal. Trial dates are still not set for Sandmann’s lawsuit against …

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Kevin Spacey Settles Suit From Deceased Accuser

From the Hollywood Reporter: The mysterious sexual assault lawsuit brought by an anonymous massage therapist against Kevin Spacey is ending, according to papers filed in federal court Monday. “John Doe” died, and after the accuser’s attorneys informed Spacey, the actor’s attorneys filed a notice of death in court. This began a 90-day clock for the accuser’s estate to be substituted …

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Amazon And Ring Sued Over Hacking Incidents [VIDEO]

The Sacramento Bee reports: Amazon and Ring, the home security company owned by Amazon, will soon have to answer for their hacking incidents, according to a new lawsuit brought against the companies. John Baker Orange filed a class-action lawsuit on Dec. 26 in California, alleging that Amazon and Ring’s “lax security standards” and “defective design” left their cameras vulnerable to …

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Musk To Testify In Own Defense In Defamation Suit

Reuters reports: Tesla Inc’s chief executive, Elon Musk, will testify in his own defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by a British cave explorer, Musk’s lawyer said on Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Vernon Unsworth is suing Musk for calling him a “pedo guy.” Musk posted the tweet after Unsworth accused Musk in a CNN interview of …

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