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Trump sues CNN for defamation
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Trump sues CNN for defamation

Former President Donald Trump is suing CNN for defamation and asking for compensatory damages in excess of $75,000 and punitive damages of $475 million, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.He is claiming that the cable news giant has harmed his reputation with "false, defamatory, and inflammatory mischaracterizations of him" and that CNN's conduct "is intended to interfere with [his] political career."In particular, Trump argues that he's entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages because of CNN's use of the term the "Big Lie" to describe Trump's "stated concerns about the integrity of the election process for the 2020 presidential election." Trump's lawyers say that the "Big Lie" "is a direct reference to a tactic employed by Adolf Hitler and appearing in H...
New York attorney general sues Trump and his company — breaking it down
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New York attorney general sues Trump and his company — breaking it down

The Trumps and their company are accused in a 221-page civil complaint filed Wednesday of engaging in a yearslong scheme to enrich themselves by inflating the values of a wide swath of properties, stretching across their international real estate empire. The complaint accuses the company of more than 200 instances of false asset valuations, described as being derived from "objectively false assumptions and blatantly improper methodologies with the intent and purpose of falsely and fraudulently inflating Mr. Trump's net worth to obtain beneficial financial terms from lenders and insurers."  "The number of grossly inflated asset values is staggering, affecting most if not all of the real estate holdings in any given year," New York State Attorney General Letitia James' office wrot...
Citing grizzlies, groups sue over grazing plan in Paradise Valley | 406 Politics
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Citing grizzlies, groups sue over grazing plan in Paradise Valley | 406 Politics

Several environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over a U.S. Forest Service livestock grazing plan near Yellowstone National Park, alleging that the decision will lead to more conflicts with federally protected grizzly bears.The groups, which include Western Watersheds Project, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Native Ecosystems Council, Center for Biological Diversity, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates, Sierra Club, Friends of the Bitterroot, Wildearth Guardians and Gallatin Wildlife Association, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the East Paradise Range Allotment Management Plan.The groups argue that allowance and expansion of grazing in grizzly bear recovery areas and travel corridors will lead to more c...
Juul to pay nearly $440 million to settle states’ teen vaping probe
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Juul to pay nearly $440 million to settle states’ teen vaping probe

Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs will pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced the deal Tuesday on behalf of the states plus Puerto Rico, which joined together in 2020 to probe Juul's early promotions and claims about the safety and benefits of its technology as a smoking alternative.The settlement resolves one of the biggest legal threats facing the beleaguered company, which still faces nine separate lawsuits from other states. Additionally, Juul faces hundreds of personal suits brought on behalf of teenagers and others who say they became addicted to the company'...
4 families say they’re still suffering seizures, sue over Navy fuel-tainted Hawaii tap water
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4 families say they’re still suffering seizures, sue over Navy fuel-tainted Hawaii tap water

The U.S. Navy "harbored toxic secrets" when jet fuel contaminated drinking water for 93,000 military members and civilians in Hawaii, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday from four families who say they're still suffering from seizures, gastrointestinal disorders and neurological issues. Hundreds of additional claims are expected from those who ingested the toxic water, said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu. Others going through the administrative process of the Federal Tort Claims Act will be added to the lawsuit. At least twice last year, thousands of gallons of jet fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a massive World War II-era military-run tank farm in the hills above Pearl Harbor, leaked into a well that supplied water to homes and office...
Amazon’s bestselling mattress is a health hazard, lawsuit claims
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Amazon’s bestselling mattress is a health hazard, lawsuit claims

One of Amazon's bestselling products is a health hazard, alleges a proposed class-action lawsuit against Zinus, the maker of a popular and inexpensive "Green Tea Mattress" sold by retailers nationwide. A California woman is leading the proposed class-action suit — one of multiple lawsuits being levied against the company — representing several thousand people across the country who claim to have suffered health troubles from flame-resistant fiberglass fibers released from the product. The suit, filed in Sacramento in July, alleges the South Korean company's mattresses have taken a toll on multiple customers. Vanessa Gutierrez told the Los Angeles Times that the Zinus mattress she bought for her daughter on Amazon for $400 wound up costing her nearly $20,000 in damages, including...
FTC accuses data broker of selling sensitive geolocation data
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FTC accuses data broker of selling sensitive geolocation data

Federal regulators have sued a data broker they accuse of selling sensitive geolocation data from millions of mobile devices, information that can be used to identify people and track their movements to and from sensitive locations, including reproductive health clinics, homeless shelters and places of worship.The Federal Trade Commission on Monday sued Idaho-based Kochava amid a charged debate over the privacy of individuals who may be seeking an abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in June ending the constitutional protection of abortion. Although it's not the first case the FTC has brought against a data broker, experts say it is the first one involving health care data and referencing reproductive health clinics."This is potentially a big deal," Jeff Chester, e...
Paramount Pictures seek dismissal of Top Gun: Maverick lawsuit | Entertainment
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Paramount Pictures seek dismissal of Top Gun: Maverick lawsuit | Entertainment

Paramount Pictures want a copyright lawsuit against 'Top Gun: Maverick' to be thrown out.The company are being sued by the family of Ehy Yonay - the writer who penned a 1983 magazine article which the original 'Top Gun' was based on - but have argued that the sequel is a work of fiction and has nothing to do with the original source.In court documents seen by People magazine, Paramount's lawyers argued: "Any similarity between these vastly different works derives from the fact that Top Gun is an actual naval training facility."Plaintiffs do not have a monopoly over works about Top Gun."Ehud's widow and son, Shosh and Yuval Yonay, filed their lawsuit in June...
Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial
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Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' media company Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy on Friday — but his attorney said it should not disrupt the defamation damages trial underway in Texas that seeks to force Jones to pay $150 million or more to the family of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School attack.The trial in Austin, where Jones lives and Free Speech Systems is based, wrapped up its first week of testimony Friday and is expected to conclude next week. The bankruptcy filing was announced by Jones' attorney Andino Reynal late in the day.Reynal and attorneys for the family suing Jones told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble that the bankruptcy filing would not halt the lawsuit. The company wants "to put this part of t...
Johnny Depp’s attorney discusses decision to file appeal in defamation case
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Johnny Depp’s attorney discusses decision to file appeal in defamation case

Johnny Depp's attorney discusses decision to file appeal in defamation case - CBS News Watch CBS News Camille Vasquez, a lawyer for actor Johnny Depp, joins "CBS Mornings" in her first sit-down interview since Depp and actress Amber Heard filed motions to appeal in their legal defamation lawsuit. She discusses Depp's decision in an exclusive interview with "CBS Mornings" co-host Gayle King. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link