Latest Lawsuits News

Tenants allege Kushner firm pushed them out of their homes

Jul. 16, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty current and former residents of one of the largest buildings owned by the Kushner Cos. allege in a $10 million lawsuit that the firm used relentless, noisy construction that exposed them to cancer-causing dust as part of a campaign to get rent-stabilized tenants out and high-priced...

Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

Jul. 16, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business managers that put a spotlight on the actor's lavish lifestyle. Depp's representatives said on Monday that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star had settled litigation filed against The Management Group, which he accused in January...

Ford to spend up to $299M to settle Takata air bag lawsuits

Jul. 16, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford has agreed to spend up to $299 million to settle lawsuits filed by owners of about six million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The agreement announced Monday must get court approval. It covers owners who claim that their vehicles' value dropped because Ford...

Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

Jul. 16, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

Whether it's investors betting against his stock or reporters or analysts who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has fought back, often around the clock on Twitter. In the past few months, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has become a bigger, more snarling presence on social media. But when Musk called a British diver...

Lawsuit alleges USA Diving ignored sex abuse of divers

Jul. 16, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory. The federal lawsuit, filed last week, names Indianapolis-based...

Judge: Deputy likely violated rights in 2015 fatal shooting

Jul. 16, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Relatives of a North Carolina man fatally shot by a deputy can proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit after a judge found sufficient evidence that his constitutional rights were violated. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle rejected a request by the Harnett County Sheriff's Office to...

The Latest: Kushners say suit is without merit

Jul. 16, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on tenants in a Kushner Cos. building accusing the family firm of harassing them so they would leave (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The Kushner Cos. says a lawsuit announced Monday alleging it harassed a group of Brooklyn tenants and exposed them to carcinogens during construction...

Judge: Jewish heritage can be basis for race discrimination

Jul. 16, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

Jewish people are protected by a law against racial discrimination in employment decisions, a federal magistrate judge has concluded in siding with a football coach suing a private Baptist college in Louisiana. The nation's highest court hasn't defined what "race" means under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, U.S....

Lawsuit filed against 'S-Town' podcast creators by estate

Jul. 14, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The estate of the man at the center of the popular "S-Town" podcast is suing the show's creators, saying they exploited details of his private life for financial gain. Craig Cargile, the executor of John B. McLemore's estate filed the lawsuit Thursday in Bibb County, Alabama. The...

Judge dismisses suit filed by family of man killed by police

Jul. 14, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge's ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by an Ohio police officer says the man's civil rights were not violated. Cleveland.com reports U.S. District Judge James Gwin ruled Friday it was a "close and difficult question" whether...