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President Trump Gets Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Suit Dismissed

October 15, 2018 |

Stormy Daniels is taking an “L” in court in her legal war with President Trump — a judge just dismissed her defamation suit against him. Stormy had sued the Prez for saying she lied about the mysterious man she claims threatened her in 2011 to stop…

TMZ.com

SEC’s Musk Suit Risks Tesla’s Future

September 28, 2018 |

The legal threat from securities regulators to ban Elon Musk from Tesla raises the specter of a once-unfathomable exit that would potentially have dire consequences for the electric-car company.
WSJ.com: US Business

Suit: MSU Knew About Video of Nassar Raping Teen in 1992

September 12, 2018 |

Michigan State University had knowledge of a videotape showing Larry Nassar raping a 17-year-old field hockey player some 25 years before his downfall, according to a new lawsuit. The federal suit filed Monday on behalf of several plaintiffs specifically describes Erika Davis visiting the MSU sports doctor for help with…
Newser

A major bank is offering payday-style loans. Will others follow suit?

September 12, 2018 |

U.S. Bank says it will offer nearly instant small loans to its customers, becoming the first bank to provide such a product since federal regulators cleared the way earlier this year amid continuing concerns over the costs of payday loans.

The Minneapolis institution, the nation’s fifth-largest…


L.A. Times – Business

Surgeon Leaves Needle in Patient; He Later Dies: Suit

September 2, 2018 |

The family of a Tennessee man who died shortly after a surgeon left a needle inside his chest cavity has sued the hospital, the AP reports. The Tennessean reports 73-year-old John Burns Johnson had open heart surgery at TriStar Centennial Hospital on May 2017. After about nine hours of surgery,…
Newser

More pedophilia tweets from Elon Musk – and a rescue diver’s lawyer says a libel suit is on the way

August 29, 2018 |

Elon Musk returned to a controversial — and some would say, counterproductive — topic Tuesday night, launching a new round of tweets implying that the cave rescuer he accused of being a pedophile might actually be one.

On Wednesday, a lawyer said he had sent Musk a letter threatening legal action…


L.A. Times – Business

Email reveals former Salk president’s efforts to discourage gender discrimination suit

August 13, 2018 |

The former president of the Salk Institute discouraged one of her professors from suing for gender discrimination, saying in a private email that legal action could damage the La Jolla science center’s reputation — and suggested it might harm the researcher’s career.

Elizabeth Blackburn, a Nobel…


L.A. Times – Business

Seth Rich’s Parents’ Suit Against Fox News Dismissed

August 3, 2018 |

A New York judge has rejected a lawsuit brought against Fox News by the parents of a Democratic National Committee employee killed in 2016. The judge said Thursday he understood Seth Rich’s parents might feel his death was exploited for political purposes. But he said the lawsuit lacked specific instances…
Newser

Suit: Cop Shot Unarmed Teen ‘Without Warning’

August 2, 2018 |

A lawsuit alleging “excessive and deadly force” has followed a homicide charge in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in East Pittsburgh. “It is time that we begin to seek answers,” a lawyer tells ABC News of the federal suit filed Tuesday on behalf of the parents…
Newser

J&J Hit With $4.7 Billion Jury Verdict in Baby Powder Suit

July 13, 2018 |

A jury in St. Louis found that Johnson & Johnson should pay $ 4.69 billion in damages to 22 women and their families who blamed ovarian-cancer cases on asbestos in the company’s baby powder.
WSJ.com: US Business