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DNC Suit Alleges 'Unprecedented Treachery' From Trump Campaign

Complaint says Trump associates 'gleefully' welcomed Russia's help in tilting election

(Newser) - It was a "brazen attack on US soil" during the 2016 election, claims the Democratic National Committee—and now it's suing the Russian government, WikiLeaks, and Donald Trump's campaign for "unprecedented treachery." The Washington Post reports the DNC filed its complaint Friday in New York... More »

Lance Armstrong Settles $100M Lawsuit for Far Less

He also has to pay legal costs of Floyd Landis

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong has put his last legal action behind him, settling the federal government's $100 million lawsuit for $5 million. The government had been seeking damages under the False Claims Act because the disgraced cyclist used performance-enhancing drugs while his team was sponsored by the US Postal Service, CNN... More »

Ex-NFL Cheerleader Says Virginity Caused Discrimination

She's filed a complaint against the Miami Dolphins

(Newser) - A former Miami Dolphins cheerleader says she faced "hostility and retaliation" after revealing that she was a virgin. In an employment complaint filed with Florida Commission on Human Relations this week, Kristan Ann Ware says the team discriminated against her because of her gender and her Christian religion, the... More »

Boy Who Didn't Come Back From Heaven Sues Own Publisher

Alex Malarkey says he never saw a dime from book, and that late father made up near-death story

(Newser) - Alex Malarkey calls it "one of the most deceptive books ever," even though it bears his byline and that of his late father. The 20-year-old Ohio man, left paraplegic after a 2004 car crash in which his father, Kevin Malarkey, was driving, co-penned with his dad The Boy ... More »

Student Says MSU Protected 3 Athletes Who Raped Her

The woman is suing, says she was told to 'just get yourself better'

(Newser) - A former sports journalism major says she was raped by three Michigan State basketball players in one of several sexual assault allegations to come out of MSU's athletics program and the third brought against basketball players since 2010, the Detroit Free Press reports. The then-18-year-old woman says three unidentified... More »

As Guy Rants About Boss, Guess Who He Pocket-Dials?

Fired Georgia man is suing, claiming his now ex-boss violated his privacy by listening in

(Newser) - For 12 minutes, James Stephens ranted to his wife about his boss. Then he realized that while he was ranting, he had pocket-dialed the man, Georgia Subsequent Injury Trust Fund Director Mike Coan, who heard the whole conversation. According to Stephens, who lost his job, that means Coan broke the... More »

Cancer Patient Scores $37M Win in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

NJ couple receives compensatory damages from Johnson & Johnson for cancer tied to asbestos

(Newser) - Stephen Lanzo says he used Johnson & Johnson products for decades, including products with talcum powder (e.g., the company's famous baby powder), and that his aggressive form of lung cancer was brought about by that powder. On Thursday, a jury awarded the New Jersey banker and his wife... More »

Asian-Americans Say They Can Prove Harvard Discrimination

They argue admissions data, 'incriminating emails' show what amounts to racial quota

(Newser) - A discrimination complaint against Harvard is set for a January trial, but the dozen-plus Asian-Americans accusing the school of unfair admissions policies believe their evidence is so sound there's actually no need for one and would like a judge to decide their case. The Students for Fair Admissions, who... More »

'Expression of Disapproval' Got Her Fired. Now She's Suing

Juli Briskman says employer violated state law by firing her after she flipped off Trump's motorcade

(Newser) - While not everybody is in favor of flipping off President Trump's motorcade, "there can be no doubt that such speech is at the very core of the First Amendment and the Virginia Constitution," says a lawyer for a woman fired for making the gesture last fall. Marketing... More »

After Bedbugs So Bad Their Boy Is Scarred, Family Gets $1.6M

Scratching left toddler son permanently marked

(Newser) - The company that owns an apartment complex where a bedbug infestation left a 3-year-old boy scarred has been ordered to pay his family almost $1.6 million. Mother Lilliana Martinez says that in 2012, two years after the family moved into the complex in Inglewood, Calif., they found son Jorge... More »

Woman 'Horrified' by Ancestry.com Connection

Fertility doctor used own sperm to impregnate patient: suit

(Newser) - Kelli Rowlette thought she knew who her biological father was. So when Ancestry.com showed her DNA matched a sample from a retired fertility doctor, she assumed the service was unreliable, per the Washington Post . That was until she learned the same doctor had artificially inseminated her mother with his... More »

InfoWars Article on Parkland Put Man 'in Genuine Peril': Suit

24-year-old Massachusetts man suing Alex Jones, website for $1M

(Newser) - Nearly seven weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one young man believes his life "remains in genuine peril"—but not from guns. Marcel Fontaine of Massachusetts has filed a $1 million defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars... More »

Ex-Fox Anchor Sues O'Reilly Over 'Smear Campaign'

Lawsuit accuses former host of defamation

(Newser) - A former Fox News anchor is suing Bill O'Reilly for defamation. Former anchor Laurie Dhue filed the lawsuit Thursday in Manhattan federal court. It claims O'Reilly engaged in a "smear campaign" against her and other women who accused him of sexual misconduct, the AP reports. The suit... More »

6 Years After Murder Charges Dropped, Tennis Ref Hits Back

'The public humiliation is unending'

(Newser) - Lois Goodman was walking out of a hotel on her way to judge a US Open tennis match in New York in 2012 when police swept in to arrest her in front of news cameras. The charge was murder and the victim was her husband, Alan Goodman, who'd been... More »

Boy Scouts Shakes Head at Suit on Teen With Down Syndrome

Logan Blythe's dad says son was stripped of merit badges, Eagle Scout opportunity; BSA says no

(Newser) - The Boy Scouts of America is pushing back after a lawsuit filed on behalf of a 15-year-old Utah boy. The complaint filed by Logan Blythe's father, Chad Blythe, alleges the BSA nixed a project Logan needed to complete to become an Eagle Scout because the organization decided Logan couldn'... More »

Couple Gets $2.5M After Cops Called Kidnapping a Hoax

Police compared California couple's claims to 'Gone Girl'

(Newser) - A California woman whose kidnapping and rape were dismissed by police as a hoax akin to Gone Girl has settled with the City of Vallejo and its police department for $2.5 million, her family tells KGO . In 2015, Denise Huskins and boyfriend Aaron Quinn were drugged inside their home... More »

Miley Cyrus Sued for $300M Over Song Lyric

Artist Flourgon says line in 'We Can't Stop' too similar to his 1988 hit

(Newser) - "We Can't Stop" is Miley Cyrus' third biggest hit, according to Billboard . And Marie Claire considers it one of her five best songs. A new lawsuit, however, claims it's not exactly hers. Jamaican artist Flourgon (real name Michael May) is suing Cyrus, Sony Music, and RCA... More »

Alaska Airlines Pilot Says She Was Raped by Captain

He remains at work, Betty Pina alleges in lawsuit against airline

(Newser) - Last June, an Alaska Airlines pilot reported that her captain drugged and raped her during a layover in Minneapolis. Nine months later, he's still in the job, according to her lawsuit against the airline. It describes how Betty Pina, 39, and Paul Engelien, 50, arrived in the concierge room... More »

Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over 'Sham Story'

Retracted report suggested DNC staffer was murdered for helping WikiLeaks

(Newser) - Fox News is facing another lawsuit over its retracted report suggesting a Democratic National Committee staffer was murdered for helping WikiLeaks, this time from the man's family. The parents of Seth Rich—fatally shot in what police say was an attempted robbery in Washington, DC, in July 2016—allege... More »

University Donors Want $100M Gift Returned

Suit claims U of Chicago hasn't followed 2015 agreement

(Newser) - A $100 million donation to the University of Chicago, meant to fund research on global conflict resolution, is now at the center of a conflict itself. With a lawsuit filed late last month, the Pearson Family Members Foundation aims to reclaim what would be the third-largest donation in the university'... More »

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