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Shkreli Once Again in Hot Water Over Pricey Drug

'Pharma Bro' sued by FTC, New York AG over Daraprim

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli's original controversy is back in the headlines. The disgraced CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals first gained infamy back in 2015 when his company jacked the price of Daraprim, a lifesaving drug that treats the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis, by 5,000%. Then he went to prison over an unrelated... More »

Wife Dies After Husband Trips While Carrying Her

He's now suing over pothole that tripped him, leading to her fatal head injuries

(Newser) - A young Marine was carrying his wife to their car after a night out with friends when he tripped on a pothole—and five days later, she was dead. John and Robyn Pinkham were newlyweds when tragedy struck on June 14 of last year, People reports. They were leaving the... More »

Hillary Clinton Just Got Sued for $50M for Defamation

Tulsi Gabbard is not having that Russian asset accusation

(Newser) - Remember that time Hillary Clinton called a presidential candidate in her own party a Russian asset , and then everyone had a good chortle and ate scones and jam together ? No? Well, neither does the aforementioned presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who's now suing Clinton for defamation and $50 million... More »

'Excluded' Aerosmith Drummer Sues Band

Founding member files lawsuit ahead of Grammys

(Newser) - Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer says he has been shabbily treated by fellow members of the band he helped found 50 years ago. They say he is like a brother to them—but he has been "emotionally and physically" unable to play with them. In a lawsuit filed Friday, Kramer... More »

Calif. Teachers Waste No Time Suing Delta Over Fuel Dump

4 of them say they were exposed to 'overwhelming' fumes when troubled plane shed fuel over school

(Newser) - Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to the airport. The teachers described the fuel... More »

Woman Boards Plane, Gets Text: 'Want to Sit Next to Me?'

Ashley Barno accuses American Airlines of negligent hiring after enduring harassment

(Newser) - Ashley Barno was waiting to board an American Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago when the texts flooded in. An unknown sender said hello, complimented Barno's appearance, and noted he'd been watching her at San Diego International. "You are looking very gorgeous in grey top today!... More »

Andrew Yang's Wife: 'Pervy' Doctor Sexually Assaulted Me

Husband says victims 'deserve our belief, support, and protection'

(Newser) - Andrew Yang's wife is sharing her story of sexual assault, one that's pushed her to join a lawsuit against Columbia University and former OB-GYN Robert Hadden. Evelyn Yang says she was seven months pregnant with her first child in 2012 when "pervy" Hadden proceeded to "undress... More »

Rappers Take Action After 5 Die in Mississippi Prisons

Jay-Z and Yo Gotti are suing on behalf of 29 inmates

(Newser) - Five inmates have died in Mississippi's prisons since Dec. 29, and now two rappers are suing the state over the deaths. Specifically, Jay-Z and Yo Gotti filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of 29 of the state's inmates, who say correctional officials aren't doing enough to... More »

McDonald's 'Declared War' on African Americans: Suit

It claims racial discrimination turned 'overt' under former CEO

(Newser) - Two black executives at McDonald's are suing the company they say has "declared war against the African American community." Vicki Guster-Hines and Domineca Neal claim discrimination in their demotions from vice president to senior director positions in Dallas in 2018, per the Guardian . But they also say... More »

Wife Sues Church for Reporting Hubby's Child Sex Abuse

Oregon suit claims 'priest-penitent privilege' was violated in case of Timothy Johnson

(Newser) - Various lawsuits have accused clergy members of seeing sex abuse as more of a sin than a crime. A new one, however, claims quite the opposite. An Oregon woman is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for $9.5 million, arguing church leaders violated "priest-penitent privilege"... More »

Strip-Club Host Hits JLo Company With Staggering Lawsuit

Samantha Barbash makes good on her promise to sue over 'Hustlers'

(Newser) - The woman who inspired Jennifer Lopez's turn in Hustlers is suing the movie's production companies for an eye-popping $40 million, the Wrap reports. Samantha Barbash claims the producers defamed her and disregarded her civil rights. "My client is offended that the defendants used her likeness to make... More »

Sonos to Google: We're Not Going to Take This Anymore

The speaker company accuses Google of stealing its patents

(Newser) - Think Big Tech is taking over? So does Sonos, and it's taking the claim to court. The audio company filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Google for allegedly violating five of its speaker patents, the New York Times reports. "Google has been blatantly and knowingly copying our patented technology,... More »

New Trouble for Billionaire Claiming Beach as His Own

California commissions sue Vinod Khosla over access to Martins Beach

(Newser) - The California Attorney General's Office has filed suit against a billionaire who's long tried to block the public from accessing a beach he claims as his own . The suit, filed Monday on behalf of the California State Lands Commission and California Coastal Commission, claims Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod... More »

Alex Jones, Infowars Hit for $100K Over Sandy Hook

Judge orders conspiracy theorist to pay court costs, legal fees to family of slain Newtown boy Jesse Lewis

(Newser) - Alex Jones and his Infowars website haven't even gone to trial yet regarding a lawsuit brought against him by a Sandy Hook family, but the case has already put him nearly $130,000 in the hole, not counting his own expenses. Per the Daily Beast , in addition to an... More »

Suit: Famed Jesuit Sexually Abused Me on Worldwide Trips

Robert Goldberg says he endured almost daily abuse as child valet for the late Donald McGuire

(Newser) - One day in May 1970, an 11-year-old boy and his sister waited outside a Chicago tavern for their mom to come out. When a priest happened by and offered the family a ride home, they took him up on it. The boy, Robert Goldberg, would pay dearly for the favor,... More »

Teen's Breast-Implant Surgery Went Terribly Wrong: Parents

Emmalyn Nguyen's parents sue the doctor and anesthetist

(Newser) - The parents of a Colorado teen are suing her plastic surgeon after her breast-enhancement surgery went horribly wrong, NBC News reports. Emmalyn Nguyen, 18, suffered cardiac arrest and was severely brain-damaged during the August procedure, the family says. They blame the doctor, Geoffrey Kim, and anesthetist, Rex Meeker, who allegedly... More »

State Sues Walgreens, 3 Other Firms Under Drug Dealer Law

'They knowingly and deliberately distributed drugs in our state without controls'

(Newser) - Michigan on Tuesday sued four companies over the deadly painkiller epidemic, becoming what state Attorney General Dana Nessel says is the first state to sue major opioid distributors under a liability law that is typically used to go after drug dealers. The lawsuit was filed in Wayne County and names... More »

Utah Jazz Hits Fan With Lifetime Ban, Gets Sued

Fan says he shouldn't have been banned after incident involving Russell Westbrook

(Newser) - A Utah Jazz fan that was hit with a lifetime ban from the basketball team is now suing the team as well as Russell Westbrook, the NBA player involved in the incident that got the fan banned. It all started back in March when Westbrook's then-team, the Oklahoma City... More »

Cops Ripped Her Baby Away. Now, City Will Pay

Jazmine Headley will see $625K settlement from New York City

(Newser) - A year ago, New York City cops wrestled Jazmine Headley to the floor of a social services office, and forcibly wrested her 1-year-old son from her arms in a videotaped struggle that eventually culminated in an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio. Now the city will fork over $625,000... More »

California Student Sues TikTok

Class-action suit says video-sharing app has 'vacuumed up' user data, sent to China

(Newser) - In March or April of this year, Palo Alto college student Misty Hong says she downloaded the TikTok app, designed to create and share short videos. Now her complaints against the service have turned into a class-action lawsuit, alleging that TikTok has secretly taken user data and transferred it without... More »

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