Casino star James Woods claims it is ‘ok’ to use the word ‘Nazi’ on Twitter. The acclaimed 70-year-old actor is fighting back in a bizarre $3 million lawsuit against him brought by Portia Boulger at Ohio Federal Court. The Democratic activist is suing the star after she attended a Donald Trump rally in Chicago on Read More
A U.S. coal company is firing back at John Oliver after the Last Week Tonight host slammed its CEO in a June 18 show. On Wednesday, Murray Energy filed suit against Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner for defamation. The lawsuit accuses Oliver...Show More Summary
A Jane Doe in California has filed suit against a “confidential male defendant” that he exposed her to HIV during unprotected sex. Based on the details of the case, the defendant seems to be Charlie Sheen.People reports,When Doe confronted Sheen about his status days later, he described himself as “noble” ... More »
Senior White House aide Ivanka Trump has been ordered to testify in a lawsuit with an Italian shoemaker. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled Friday against lawyers for the first daughter who had sought to shield her from being deposed in the case, the Associated Press reported. Aquazzura...
An 83-year-old woman has won a lawsuit against Israel's national airline after being asked to move seats on a transatlantic flight because an ultra-Orthodox man did not want to sit next to her. The Jerusalem court on Wednesday ordered...Show More Summary
The suit alleges Deadspin published "false, fabricated, fictitious, and outright libelous" claims about R.J. Bell's betting tips website.
Filed by the ACLU of D.C., the lawsuit says police officers made unconstitutional arrests and used excessive force against demonstrators. A group of protesters facing trumped-up federal charges for protesting at Donald Trump’s inauguration are now seeing an extension of support from the American Civil Liberties Union. Show More Summary
Ivanka Trump must testify under oath in a lawsuit claiming her footwear company ripped off a rival, a judge ordered on Friday.
Their case was the first to go to trial. Thousands of other corn producers and traders also are seeking damages over China’s non-approval of the agrochemical giant’s corn seeds for importation. Lawyers for the corn producers said in a statement that the verdict was “only the...
Dr. Luke's nearly 3 year saga in a defamation lawsuit against Kesha's mom is finally over -- the suit's been dropped and they've reached a settlement. TMZ broke the story... the music producer claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that Pebe Seb...
Looks like Smartsheet gets to keep its new hire. Amazon has dropped its suit against Gene Farrell, a former executive at its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division who recently took a job with Smartsheet. The e-commerce giant had charged...Show More Summary
A defamation lawsuit filed in a Tennessee court by Dr. Luke against Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert, has been dismissed, according to a representative for the producer. A joint statement released by both Dr. Luke and Ms. Sebert says that the latter "admits she has no firsthand personal knowledge of the events occurring on the night…
Ismail Zeyada, a Dutch citizen of Palestinian origin, has started a civil lawsuit holding two Israeli commanders responsible for the attack on his family home in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. Six of Ziada's family members were killed in the July 2014 attack: his mother (70), three of his brothers, his sister-in-law and a 12-year old nephew. Show More Summary
One less lawsuit for everyone involved… On Friday, Dr. Luke dropped his 2014 defamation suit against Kesha's mother Pebe Sebert after she withdrew her statement that the music producer "date raped Kesha when she was 18," and that he abused her "both physically and mentally." The songwriter — whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald — accused the [...]
Yesterday we wrote about coal company Murray Energy and its CEO, Bob Murray, actually following through and suing John Oliver -- something that Murray's lawyers had threatened to do when Oliver and his team had reached out to Murray for a piece Oliver was doing on coal. Show More Summary
We've covered a lot of ridiculous defamation lawsuits here at Techdirt. A ton. MANY. We like covering them so much we bought the company. But this defamation lawsuit passed on to us by Adam Steinbaugh is just baffling. Even more baffling, it's been filed with professional representation. Show More Summary
Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR) is facing several challenges from its Tim Hortons’ franchisees. While many franchisees have been disgruntled for a while, they are now seeking a class action lawsuit against the company for misappropriation of money from a national advertising fund.
Just over a year after Hulk Hogan was awarded $140 million in his lawsuit against Gawker (he eventually received a $31 million settlement as part of the bankruptcy proceedings in December), another former Gawker Media site is being sued,...Show More Summary
The parents of a gun-wielding 14-year-old whom Los Angeles police shot and killed in Boyle Heights last year have filed suit against the city and an officer, alleging that police violated their son’s civil rights, used excessive force and denied him timely medical care. “By not disciplining police...
Recent scandals have put Uber on such shaky ground that a lawyer representing aggrieved drivers has filed a lawsuit against Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp — the ride-hailing firm's co-founders — in case the company doesn't survive long enough to defend itself. Describing the lawsuit filed Thursday...