Lawsuits

June 15, 2018 - 12:40 pm
A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. California Superior Court Judge Harold Khan ruled in Jared Taylor's favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter's...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. New York Attorney General sues the Trump Foundation, Thursday, June 14, saying it engaged in a pattern of illegal self-dealing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 15, 2018 - 6:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's lawsuit against the Trump Foundation (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The White House is blasting a lawsuit filed by New York's attorney general against President Donald Trump and his foundation, suggesting that is politically motivated. White House press...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump speaks behind a DonaldTrumpforVets.com sign at a fundraising event in Des Moines, Iowa, at Drake University during Trump's campaign for president. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed a lawsuit Wednesday June 13, 2018, accusing Trump of illegally using his charitable foundation to pay legal settlements related to his golf clubs and to bolster his presidential campaign. The complaint said the Iowa event, held in lieu of Trump participating in a televised debate the same day, which billed itself as allowing donors to make charitable contributions to veterans’ organizations was, in reality, a Trump campaign event in which the Trump Foundation shouldn’t have participated. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 14, 2018 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general sued President Donald Trump and his foundation Thursday, accusing him of illegally using the charity's money to settle disputes involving his business empire and to boost his political fortunes during his run for the White House. The president called the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Summer Zervos leaves Manhattan Supreme Court at the conclusion of a hearing in New York. On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the New York Court of Appeals turned down President Donald Trump's latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by the former contestant on "The Apprentice," who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. Zervos says Trump made unwanted advances in 2007, then defamed her by saying she lied. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 14, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's highest court has turned down President Donald Trump's latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Trump wanted Summer Zervos' lawsuit...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2016 file photo, former Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The National Redistricting Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which is chaired by Holder, has launched a legal campaign to create majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states. The lawsuit claims that the current maps discriminate against black voters. They filed separate federal lawsuits Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana, challenging congressional maps state lawmakers in each state approved in 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:57 pm
A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign Wednesday to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters. Attorneys filed separate federal lawsuits in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana,...
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Maine Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Shawn Moody is congratulated by supporters in Gorham, Maine Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Moody won Tuesday's ranked-choice voting primary in the race to succeed Maine's firebrand Gov. Paul LePage, while no clear majority winner had emerged in the Democratic primary. (Troy R. Bennett/The Bangor Daily News via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 2:50 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting resulted in confused voters, scores of spoiled ballots and fears of impending lawsuits. But there was no widespread chaos, and proponents were already talking up expanding the system Wednesday, even before the votes were fully...
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June 13, 2018 - 1:11 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont and people who bought certain Volkswagen diesel models that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests will be getting a total of $6.5 million from the automaker. Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Wednesday that the state had reached the...
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June 12, 2018 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new lawsuit accuses the Justice Department of failing to provide information to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's lawyers about his firing. The public records complaint was filed Tuesday on behalf of McCabe, who was fired in March amid allegations that he had misled...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey speaks at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester, Mass. Massachusetts has sued the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and has become the first state to also target the company's executives. Healey announced the lawsuit Tuesday, June 12 against Purdue Pharma and 16 current and former executives and board members, including CEO Craig Landau. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
June 12, 2018 - 5:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a "web of illegal deceit" to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits. Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several...
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FILE- This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. President Donald Trump's hotel company did not break the law by doing business with other countries, a Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge Monday, June 11. The state of Maryland and the District Columbia have accused Trump of capitalizing on the presidency and causing harm to local businesses that compete with his Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 11, 2018 - 10:41 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking...
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