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Fire Wiped Out Their Masters. Now the Artists Are Suing

They want Universal Music Group to pay up over devastating 2008 blaze

(Newser) - In 2008, a fire at Universal Studios Hollywood also hit a vault of master music recordings owned by Universal Music Group. The full scope of the damage wasn't revealed until earlier this month, when a New York Times investigation labeled it "the biggest disaster in the history of... More »

Couple Threatened by Phoenix Cops: Apologies No Good

Iesha Harper, Dravon Ames want officers involved fired after disturbing video circulates

(Newser) - Iesha Harper and Dravon Ames, a black couple with two young children seen in a video that emerged last week showing cops in Phoenix screaming at them, guns drawn, after an alleged shoplifting incident , have since received apologies from the city's police chief and mayor—but they're not... More »

Ex-Student Fights College Over Fate of Alleged Rapist

Alicia Gonzales says it was terrifying to have her rapist remain on campus

(Newser) - The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He's outside the dorm. He's at the student center. He's at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn't matter where he was, the AP reports. She would often hide away in her room on the campus... More »

Oberlin College Must Pay Bakery $11M

State jury finds college libeled owners, hurt business

(Newser) - Two and a half years after mass protests regarding a local bakery, Oberlin College has been ordered to pay that bakery $11 million. The story started in November 2016, when Gibson's Bakery, which is across the street from the Ohio private college, suspected a black Oberlin student of shoplifting... More »

Wells Fargo Takes 'Important Step in Making Things Right'

Company will pay at least $385M to settle class-action suit on auto loans, car insurance

(Newser) - Wells Fargo has agreed to pay at least $385 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it signed up thousands of auto loan customers for costly car insurance without their consent, resulting in many having their vehicles repossessed. The bank filed the agreement Thursday in a federal court in Santa... More »

'Pharma Bro' Files $30M Lawsuit From Prison

Martin Shkreli is upset over ouster from the company he founded

(Newser) - Imprisoned pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli sued three executives at a company he started Friday, saying they illegally ousted him and defrauded the company of millions of dollars, the AP reports. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Manhattan federal court. It seeks unspecified damages. Shkreli, 36, was dubbed the Pharma Bro... More »

Iron Maiden Sues Ion Maiden

Video game's name, logo are way too similar to band's, lawsuit claims

(Newser) - Iron Maiden is a metal band. Ion Maiden is an "old-school first-person shooter" video game coming out later this year. Not surprisingly, the former is suing the latter over its similar name—and a number of other similarities, Kotaku reports. More specifically, the holding company for the British band... More »

He Had a Window Seat. The Dog Lunged From the Middle: Suit

Suit says he bled so much after attack on Delta flight 'entire row of seats had to be removed'

(Newser) - A Delta flight Marlin Jackson took in June 2017 from Atlanta to San Diego ended up being a horrific one, he claims—and now he's suing the airline and another passenger for negligence after an animal attack he says caused him "severe physical pain and suffering," as... More »

Huawei Requests Speedy End to 'Illegal' US Ban

It's seeking summary judgment, perhaps to avoid discovery

(Newser) - Huawei is accelerating with its lawsuit against the US government, demanding Washington "halt illegal action" against the world's largest telecommunications company. The Trump administration has banned government agencies from doing business with the Chinese firm, fearing Beijing could use Huawei devices for spying. But Huawei's chief legal... More »

2 Big Names Just Filed Suit Over 'Extreme' Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood, ACLU are behind complaint on Alabama's near-total ban

(Newser) - As states across the country have started passing more restrictive abortion laws , one has now been hit with a federal lawsuit, with two big names behind it. NBC News reports Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint Friday over Alabama's so-called "heartbeat" law , which... More »

They Could Have Paid Rush $35K. Now He's Getting $1.9M

It's the largest amount awarded to an individual in Australia

(Newser) - Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case last month against an Australian newspaper and journalist, and he just found out how much he'll get for it: $1.9 million. CNN reports $1.35 million of that was handed down Thursday to the 67-year-old Aussie actor by Justice Michael Wigney to... More »

Depp's Latest on Heard: She Pooped in My Bed

Actor firing back at ex-wife, saying she was the 'perpetrator' and he was the 'victim'

(Newser) - The ball was in Johnny Depp's court, and he just hurled it. Following a $50 million defamation lawsuit the 55-year-old actor filed earlier this year against ex-wife Amber Heard, the 33-year-old actress offered her rebuke in the form of an April motion outlining what she says was a litany... More »

Petty Family Fracas: Widow Slammed With $5M Suit

New complaint is latest development in battle between Dana York Petty and Petty's 2 daughters

(Newser) - The battle between Tom Petty's kids and his widow rages on. Last month, competing petitions were filed by Dana York Petty and Petty's daughters, Adria Petty and Annakim Violette, all involving control of such things as Petty's estate in general and song catalog in particular. Now Variety ... More »

Woman: X-Ray Tech Leaked My Info to Rapist, He Attacked Me Again

She says hospital worker alerted rapist to allegations

(Newser) - A Kansas woman was raped on May 26, 2017, and had a rape kit administered at Atchison Hospital. She told hospital staff her alleged attacker's name—and, she claims, former X-ray technician Janet Rawson Enzbrenner turned around and notified the man that she was accusing him of rape. The... More »

Tiger Woods, Girlfriend Sued After Bartender's Death

Man was allegedly over-served at Woods' bar

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is being sued by the parents of an alcoholic bartender who died after crashing his car on his way home from a shift at the golfer's bar. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of 24-year-old Nicolas Immesberger says his blood-alcohol limit was more than three... More »

Couple With Cancer Awarded $2B in Roundup Lawsuit

Bayer faces shareholder revolt

(Newser) - Bayer lost its third Roundup lawsuit in a row Monday, with the jury awarding a couple an amount that dwarfs the verdicts in the previous two. The California jury awarded Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a couple in their 70s who blame the herbicide for their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, $1 billion... More »

Divided Supreme Court OKs Lawsuit Against Apple

iPhone users sued over the App Store

(Newser) - A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps, the AP reports. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple to... More »

Aunts Say He Killed Twice for Inheritance. He'll Get It Anyway

New Hampshire judge dismisses case against Nathan Carman

(Newser) - A Vermont man suspected by his aunts of murdering his mother and maternal grandfather is set to nab millions in inheritance money stemming from the two deaths. Valerie Santilli, Elaine Chakalos, and Charlene Gallagher sued in New Hampshire in 2017 in an effort to block Nathan Carman from getting his... More »

Conan on Settlement of 'Stupid' Suit: It's Been 'Upsetting'

Late-night host insists he and his writers never stole anything

(Newser) - Great minds think alike. That's the gist of an essay penned by Conan O'Brien in Variety , in which he addresses the settlement of a four-year-old lawsuit accusing him and writers for his TBS late-night show of stealing jokes . Robert Alexander Kaseberg accused O'Brien and his staff of... More »

Suit Claims Big Problem With Popular Arizona Iced Tea Flavor

(Newser) - Ginseng is rare, expensive, and takes a long time to mature. Arizona Iced Tea's "Green Tea With Ginseng and Honey" flavor costs 99 cents or less for a 23-fluid-ounce can. If you feel like something's not quite adding up here, you're not alone: A new lawsuit... More »

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