Two months after a Cook County jury awarded a record $363 million in damages to a Willowbrook woman after finding Sterigenics caused her cancer, another woman lost her lawsuit against the medical device sterilization company.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
A federal judge ordered sanctions against the attorneys of Kari Lake and Mark Finchem in their lawsuit against voting machines.
- Associated Press
Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his real estate company are the focus of a criminal investigation to see if they misused any public money in their failed effort to build a practice facility for the NFL team in South Carolina. The York County Sheriff's Office said state agents and local prosecutors are aiding its investigation, and that the probe does not mean that any crime happened. “An investigation is simply an inquiry and should not create any inference that wrongdoing has been committed by any party,” York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson and Solicitor Kevin Brackett said in a joint statement Thursday night that named Tepper and GT Real Estate, the company created to oversee the construction project.
Trump's suggestion that E. Jean Carroll was 'too ugly to rape' was too personal to be official business, appeal says
Trump's lawyers argue he can't be sued for statements he made about Carroll while acting as president in 2019.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Strike a blow for the rule of law and regard for facts. A pair of judges stand up to the election deniers in Arizona.
(Reuters) -Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy on Friday, after he and the parent of his Infowars website were ordered to pay about $1.5 billion for spreading lies about the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting. Jones filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Houston, a court filing showed. The filing said Jones has between $1 million and $10 million of assets and between $1 billion and $10 billion of liabilities.
The attorneys general of California, Illinois and Washington D.C. asked a federal court on Thursday for a preliminary injunction that would prevent Albertsons Companies Inc, which is being purchased by rival Kroger Co, from paying a $4 billion dividend to shareholders. The state officials said in a court filing that Kroger, which does not yet own its rival, agreed with Albertsons that Albertsons would pay the dividend at the beginning of the merger review. "Payment of the special dividend, in conjunction with the restrictions defendants' merger agreement imposes on Albertsons' ability to borrow money, likely will hamper Albertsons' ability to compete with Kroger and other grocers, leaving shoppers facing higher prices, worse service, less innovation, closure of their local Safeway or other Albertsons supermarket, or all of the above," they said in the filing.
- The Hill
The chief of staff to New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) has resigned following an investigation into at least two sexual harassment claims made against him. The attorney general’s office said in a statement that an “independent, impartial investigation” was conducted, and Khan has since resigned. “The Office of Attorney General has protocols in…
- Rolling Stone
The conspiracy theorist estimated in the filing that his assets are worth between $1-10 million.
- Business Insider
An independent examiner should probe "allegations of fraud, dishonesty, incompetence, misconduct, and mismanagement," the Justice Department said.
(Bloomberg) -- Writer E. Jean Carroll urged the District of Columbia’s highest local court to reject what her lawyers described as a “troubling” position by Donald Trump and the Justice Department that elected officials are immune against defamation claims whenever they speak about matters of public concern. Most Read from BloombergMusk’s Neuralink Hopes to Implant Computer in Human Brain in Six MonthsGoldman Jolts Traders With Bonus Warning After Bumper HaulMusk Suspends Ye From Twitter After O
Biden's administration asks the Supreme Court to take on another student-loan forgiveness lawsuit, saying the lower court blocking the debt relief 'profoundly erred'
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on a lawsuit that blocked student-debt relief in February. Biden asked for the same treatment with another case.
- Rolling Stone
Robb Elementary Students, Staff, Parents File $27 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Against Uvalde Police
Survivors of the Texas mass shooting that killed 19 students and two adults claim the police department's slow response caused "indelible and forever-lasting trauma"
Turmoil in the cryptocurrency industry has rattled major exchanges and sent the value of digital assets tumbling, but at least one group stands to gain: bankruptcy lawyers. High-profile bankruptcies involving crypto exchange FTX, hedge fund Three Arrows Capital and crypto lenders BlockFi, Celsius Network and Voyager Digital Ltd are generating new opportunities - and big fees - for law firms that counsel troubled companies. Large law firms can rake in more than $100 million in legal fees during a long-running bankruptcy, experts said.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
Drug companies forced Kansans to pay exorbitant costs for insulin, attorney general Derek Schmidt argued in a lawsuit filed Friday.
- The Telegraph
An illegal e-scooter rider hit a pothole and is now trying to claim damages from the council in the first case of its kind.
- The Courier & Press
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office detectives accuse the teenager of raping or sexually assaulting six girls between 2020 and 2022.
- ABC News
Former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll asked the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals Thursday evening to find that former President Donald Trump "acted outside the scope of his federal employment" when he allegedly defamed her in 2019. Trump has sought to have the United States substitute as the defendant in Carroll's defamation lawsuit, but for that to happen, the D.C. Court of Appeals, which retains jurisdiction over the conduct of federal employees, must determine Trump was acting in his official capacity as president when he allegedly implied Carroll was too ugly to rape and had invented her story to sell a book.
- NY Daily News
Right-wing conspiracy theorist and “Infowars” host Alex Jones on Friday filed for personal bankruptcy protection in Texas. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing comes after Jones and his company, Free Speech Systems, were ordered to pay a total of nearly $1.5 billion in damages for falsely claiming the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting was a hoax. It lists $1 billion to $10 billion in ...
- Rock Hill Herald
UPDATE: Statement from GT Real Estate raises questions about timing, related to when the SLED investigation was announced.
Nike files a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against designers Kool Kiy and Omi over alleged Air Jordan 1 and Dunk knockoffs. Read the full story here.