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Judge: Prince Andrew sex lawsuit trial likely in late 2022

Nov. 03, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An American woman's claims that Britain's Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 will probably be tried in a New York court late next year, if they survive a legal challenge, a judge said Wednesday. Lawyers for Andrew have asked the court to...

Judge in Prince Andrew suit says key document can be secret

Oct. 27, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 2008 settlement agreement that a lawyer for Prince Andrew says would protect him against claims that he sexually abused an American when she was 17 can remain secret, a New York judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan made the ruling...

Prince Andrew's lawyer wants to keep 2009 legal deal sealed

Oct. 26, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew’s lawyer asked a New York judge Tuesday to keep sealed a 2009 legal agreement that he says can protect the prince against a lawsuit's claims that he sexually assaulted an American woman when she was under 18. The request was made in court...

Lawyer who fought Chevron gets 6-month sentence for contempt

Oct. 01, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An environmental lawyer who waged a decadeslong campaign to hold Chevron accountable for oil pollution in the rainforests of Ecuador was sentenced Friday to six months in jail for violating a federal judge’s orders related to his fight against the energy giant. ...

Prince Andrew acknowledges he faces US sex assault lawsuit

Sep. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew has acknowledged through his lawyer that he has been served with a lawsuit by a U.S. woman who says he sexually assaulted her, clearing a hurdle that had stalled legal proceedings for several weeks. The acknowledgment was confirmed in a...

Judge rejects delay to defamation suit against Donald Trump

Sep. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by lawyers for former President Donald Trump to delay the progression of a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused him of rape. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in Manhattan issued a brief denial of the request the...

US lawyers ask British courts to tell Prince Andrew of suit

Sep. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Attorneys representing a U.S. woman who claims Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her have asked British courts to formally notify him about her lawsuit after a lawyer for the prince maintained this week that Andrew has not been properly notified of the “baseless” civil...

Lawyer for Prince Andrew vows he'll fight 'baseless' lawsuit

Sep. 13, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new attorney for Britain's Prince Andrew said Monday that the royal had not been properly served with a copy of a new lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was coerced into having sex with him at age 17, and that he intends to challenge jurisdiction in the case. ...

Prince Andrew's lawyers question service of legal documents

Sep. 11, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.S. court will hold a pretrial conference Monday in the civil suit filed by a woman who claims Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her as the two sides argue over whether the prince was properly served with documents in the case. Attorneys for the woman,...