Tag Archives: lawsuits

San Diego Group Wins “Comic Con” Trademark Battle

Forbes reports: In a ruling with wide-ranging implications for the multi-billion dollar fan events industry, a jury in San Diego today decided in favor of Comic-Con International (CCI), the nonprofit that has run the iconic San Diego Comic-Con for nearly 50 years, in its long-running battle with Dan Farr Productions and Bryan Brandenburg, organizers of Salt Lake City Comic Con, …

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SLOVENIA: Magazine Sued By Melania Issues Apology For Suggesting She Once Worked As “High-End Escort”

The Associated Press reports: A Slovenian magazine apologized Friday to U.S. first lady Melania Trump for suggesting she had worked as a high-end escort while pursuing her international modeling career, and said it is paying her compensation. The Suzy women magazine said that it published an article in August 2016 in which it said Trump in the past worked for …

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Trump Lawyers: He’s Too Busy And Important To Deal With Defamation Suit Filed By Alleged Assault Victim

The Associated Press reports: Lawyers for President Donald Trump argued on Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit filed by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted sexual contact should at least be blocked while he’s in office because he’s too busy and important. Summer Zervos was a contestant on the show in 2006 …

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REVEALED: Rep. Blake Fahrenthold Secretly Settled Sexual Harassment Suit With $84K In US House Money

Politico reports: Rep. Blake Farenthold used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokesman — the only known sitting member of Congress to have used a little-known congressional account to pay an accuser, sources told POLITICO. Lauren Greene, the Texas Republican’s former communications director, sued her boss in December 2014 over allegations of gender discrimination, …

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REVEALED: Trump Paid $1.4M Settlement In Class Action Suit Over Undocumented Labor At Trump Tower

The New York Times reports: In 1980, under pressure to begin construction on what would become his signature project, Donald J. Trump employed a crew of 200 undocumented Polish workers who worked in 12-hour shifts, without gloves, hard hats or masks, to demolish the Bonwit Teller building on Fifth Avenue, where the 58-story, golden-hued Trump Tower now stands. The workers …

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Sarah Palin Appeals NYT Defamation Suit Dismissal

The Daily Beast reports: Sarah Palin is appealing the dismissal of her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times, BuzzFeed reported Tuesday. A Manhattan federal judge threw out the lawsuit earlier this year, citing Palin’s inability to prove on a “plausible factual basis” that the Times had acted “malicious[ly]” in mistakingly connecting an crosshair-filled ad by Palin’s political action committee …

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Philly Gay-Bashing Victims Settle Civil Suit

The Philly Voice reports: The beating of a gay couple three years ago in Center City, which resulted in the high-profile trial of defendant Kathryn Knott, settled a civil suit against their attackers this week. Andrew Haught and Zachary Hesse sought more than $500,000 against Knott, Kevin Harrigan and Philip Williams in an assault and battery lawsuit filed in May …

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Bill O’Reilly: The Politically-Motivated Revelation Of My $32M Sex Settlement Is A Horror Show For My Family

The Associated Press reports: Bill O’Reilly says he’s being attacked for political purposes and that it’s been a “horror show” for him and his family. The former Fox News Channel host was interviewed by one-time colleague Glenn Beck on this weekend’s story in The New York Times that Fox paid a $32 million settlement to a former legal analyst who …

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PHILADELPHIA: Court OK’s Retaliation Lawsuit Against Convicted Gay Basher And Local Police Chief Father

The Philly Voice reports: A federal lawsuit alleging Kathryn Knott, her father and members of the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office conspired to retaliate against a Montgomery County woman who posted mocking Internet comments can proceed, U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ruled last week. Goldberg declined to dismiss the lawsuit filed last year by Kathleen O’Donnell, a Norristown resident …

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Former NFL Player Sues Gay Blogger Over Nude Video

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former NFL player, radio host and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” hubby Kordell Stewart has sued an Atlanta blogger for posting a video showing his exposed backside, according to TMZ. The court documents, filed in Fulton County Superior Court, accuses Quentin Latham (known as the Funky Dinera online) of posting a private video and posting it online …

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Equifax Hit With Multi-Billion Dollar Class Action Suit

The Daily Beast reports: Victims of one of the most significant data breaches in U.S. history have filed a class-action lawsuit against the credit-monitoring firm Equifax. On Thursday, the company announced that hackers had stolen Social Security numbers and other personal information belonging to 143 million people, leaving them potentially vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. Victims of the breach …

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Former Monk Sues L’Oreal Over Wrinkle Cream Patent

The Associated Press reports: A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L’Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor. Dennis Wyrzykowski and his company, Carmel Laboratories LLC, have been joined in the lawsuit by the University of Massachusetts …

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Judge Tosses Sarah Palin’s Suit Against New York Times

The Daily Beast reports: A Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday threw out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against The New York Times. Palin sued the newspaper for defamation earlier this year over an editorial that tied an ad featuring crosshairs denoting anti-gun politicians, produced by her political action committee, to the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The Times …

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Man Falsely Accused Of Being Nazi Terrorist Goes Into Hiding After Death Threats, Will Sue Far-Right Sites

CNN reports: In the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville terror attack, the far-right website GotNews posted what seemed like a huge scoop. The website said it could “exclusively reveal” that the person who had run over a group of demonstrators in a Dodge Charger was not a white nationalist, but instead a critic of President Donald Trump. The Michigan man …

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Suspended Fox Host Hires Trump’s Former Law Firm For $50M Defamation Suit Against “Dick Pics” Reporter

Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling has filed a $50 million defamation suit against the Huffington Post reporter who last week cited unnamed sources who told him that Bolling sent them unsolicited dick pics. According to the reporter, Yashar Ali, Bolling’s suit targets him personally and not the Huffington Post. Yesterday afternoon and again just now Bolling tweeted out denials …

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Trump Sued Over Proposed Ban On Transgender Troops

Chris Johnson reports on the Washington Blade: President Trump’s recently announced plan to bar transgender people from the armed forces isn’t yet policy, but LGBT legal groups have already initiated a lawsuit seeking to enjoin enforcement of the ban. The 15-page complaint was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by National Center for Lesbian …

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Fox Commentator Sues Fox News For Fabricating Seth Rich Story To Distract From Trump’s Russia Scandal

Whoa. NPR reports: The Fox News Channel and a wealthy supporter of President Trump worked in concert under the watchful eye of the White House to concoct a story about the murder of a young Democratic National Committee aide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The explosive claim is part of the lawsuit filed against Fox News by Rod Wheeler …

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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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