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Experts: Trump’s Legal Threat Against New York Times ‘A Pure Loser’

Donald Trump’s threats to The New York Times for reporting allegations that he committed sexual assault are legally far-fetched and provide a troubling portrait of how a Trump administration would handle the press.

October 14, 2016

9 Things You Should Know About the Gretchen Carlson Lawsuit Against Fox Chief Roger Ailes

In the court filing, Carlson states that Ailes “sabotaged her career,” because she did not give into his sexual advances and because she complained about the sexism she experienced at the network.

July 7, 2016

Fox News Joins Media Coalition Asking For Release Of Trump U. Depositions

Lawyers for the media coalition argued that the lawsuit “has become a prominent election issue” and that Trump himself had cited Trump U. “as an example of his business success.”

June 16, 2016
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Trump Faces Hispanic Judges In Several Federal Courts

Taken together, the intersection of frequent Trump-related litigation with a federal judiciary in which more than 100 Hispanic or Latino judges serve makes the comments by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee even more significant.

June 7, 2016
A member of the New York Police Department stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Planned Parenthood Is Fighting Back

Planned Parenthood is battling on multiple legal fronts across the country, close to a year after the airing of several heavily edited videos that purported to show staff selling fetal tissue. The organization has filed 15 lawsuits challenging states that want to defund or otherwise curtail its activities.

June 6, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Sacramento, California, U.S. June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Trump Escalates Attacks On Judge In Trump University Suit: WSJ

Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the litigation given that he was “of Mexican heritage.”

June 3, 2016

The Scene Of America’s Discontent: Work And Life

The massive rise in discrimination lawsuits involving family responsibilities like child care, elder care, and maternity and paternity leave has been called “the biggest challenge employers never (saw) coming.” More fathers than mothers now report work/life conflict.

May 20, 2016
Eric Schneiderman

Trump University Is Going To Trial

“As we will prove in court, Donald Trump and his sham for-profit college defrauded thousands of students out of millions of dollars.”

April 27, 2016
Weapons and ammunitions belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary school gunman Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut are seen in a picture released by the state's attorney's office November 25, 2013. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled a ballot initiative aimed at strengthening the state's gun control laws by banning possession of large-capacity magazines and requiring background checks for ammunition purchases. REUTERS/Connecticut Department of Justice/Handout

The Sandy Hook Lawsuit: What it Means for Gun Victims

Relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting argue the gun maker that manufactured the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle “designed [it] to kill” and “designed [it] for mass murder,” then made it available to the general public.

April 15, 2016
Andy (L) and Barbara Parker (C), whose daughter Alison Parker was shot and killed on air during a live television segment in August, take part in a protest and vigil against gun violence on the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, outside the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Connecticut Judge Deals Blow to Gun Manufacturers

At issue is the 2005 federal law that provides gun businesses immunity from civil lawsuits.

April 14, 2016
The top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan in this February 7, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

Michigan To Flint: Remove Lawsuit Threat

Mayor Karen Weaver said the city has no intention of suing the state, but the filing, which accuses the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality of “grossly negligent oversight,” was necessary for technical reasons to guard the city’s rights

April 4, 2016
U.S. Womens National Team

Five Top Female Players Accuse US Soccer Of Wage Discrimination

They say women’s players were paid as much as 62 percent less than their male counterparts for the same work

April 1, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the debate sponsored by CNN for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates in Houston

5 Reasons Why ‘Trump University’ Is A Complete And Utter Scam

Donald Trump might have to appear in court while he runs for president — to defend himself against allegations that a company under his name bilked thousands of consumers thousands of dollars.

February 29, 2016

Planned Parenthood Files U.S. Lawsuit Against Group Behind Secret Videos

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday arguing that a group acted illegally when it secretly recorded videos alleging the women’s health organization profited from selling fetal tissue from abortions.

January 14, 2016
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Tom Brady Should Sue Goodell’s Pants Off

Is Deflategate the NFL’s scapegoat for problems with safety standards and child and spousal abuse by players?

May 19, 2015

State Department Seeks 2016 Release Of Hillary Clinton’s Email

Spurred by Republican criticism and a “Vice News” lawsuit, the State Department is reviewing Hillary’s emails before releasing them in January.

May 19, 2015

Boehner Plans To Authorize House Lawsuit Against Obama Over Immigration

House Republicans are getting ready to sue the president. Again.

January 27, 2015
President Barack Obama says US ideals are more effective than torture techniques in fighting terrorism

Number Of States Challenging Obama On Immigration Grows To 24

Seven more states have joined the lawsuit against President Obama.

December 10, 2014

Arizona Joins Other States In Federal Immigration Lawsuit

Another state is suing the federal government over immigration.

December 5, 2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Expected To Sue Barack Obama, Then Meet Him

Texas’ incoming governor has proven that he can fight with President Obama. But can he work with him?

December 3, 2014

Boehner’s Lawsuit Is Betrayal Of Congress

House Republicans are committing institutional treason.

November 21, 2014

House GOP Sues Obama Over Health Care Law

House Republicans have finally followed through on their lawsuit threat.

November 21, 2014

Boehner Wants To Expand Magic Obama Lawsuit

How long can Speaker Boehner get away with this charade?

November 14, 2014

Gov. Walker Says Wisconsin Will Recognize June Same-Sex Weddings

Around 500 same-sex couples who married in the state of Wisconsin in June will have their partnerships recognized, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration ordered Monday.

October 14, 2014

JPMorgan Faces Suit Over $10 Bn In Mortgage Bonds

A NY federal judge dismissed JPMorgan Chase’s objections to a lawsuit filed in 2009 that accused the bank of “packaging mortgages into the bonds that did not meet stated underwriting standards, had false appraisals, and false loan-to-value ratios.”

October 1, 2014