Amy Cooper, “Central Park Karen,” loses lawsuit claiming she was unfairly fired

Amy Cooper, the White woman who became known as “Central Park Karen” after calling 911 to claim that a Black birdwatcher had threatened her, lost a lawsuit alleging her former employer had engaged in racist and sexist behavior when he fired her after the incident. US District Judge Ronnie Abrams on Wednesday Cooper’s claims that … Read more

Tesla’s Autopilot Faces Lawsuit Over Safety Concerns

Tesla is set to go to trial in February in Palm Beach County, Florida, in a wrongful death lawsuit that involves the effectiveness of Autopilot, a much-vaunted system for the electric automaker that controls steering, speed and braking. Tesla faces the core question of whether it overstated the performance of its Autopilot feature and therefore … Read more

Bills punter Matt Araiza has been accused in civil suit of raping a minor while at San Diego State

Matt Arazia, aka The Punt God, has been accused of rap while in college.Image: Getty Images Matt Araiza, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills and is commonly known as The Punt God, has been charged in a lawsuit of gang raping a minor along with two other San Diego State teammates. The Bills were … Read more

Families of clergy abuse victims’ new legal precedent paves way for litigation

The Supreme Court ruling in relation to a lawsuit leveled against the Catholic Church has been heralded as a potential new precedent for loved ones of alleged victims of clergy abuse. Key points: Court this week ruled the Catholic Church cannot use “Ellis defence” in a Melbourne lawsuit The Catholic Archdiocese has acknowledged the ruling … Read more

Paul Newman’s Daughters Sue His Foundation

Two of Paul Newman’s five daughters are suing their family’s foundation after its board of directors cut in half the amount of money they are each meant to receive annually for charitable donations. Elinor “Nell” Newman and Susan Newman filed a lawsuit against the Newman’s Own Foundation on Tuesday in Connecticut state court. According to … Read more

Brad Pitt Reaches $20.5 Million Preliminary Settlement Over Homes Built for Katrina Victims

Four years after the lawsuit against them was initially filed, Brad Pitt and his Make It Right Foundation has reached a preliminary settlement with plaintiffs over homes built for Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pitt and the foundation have reached a preliminary settlement agreement, which still needs to be approved by a judge, … Read more

Catholic Church to rely on ‘Ellis defence’ in civil damages claim involving Cardinal George Pell

The Catholic Church is using a controversial legal tactic in a bid to be excused from a civil damages claim lodged in the Victorian Supreme Court involving Cardinal George Pell. Key points: The man lodging the claim says he suffered nervous shock after learning of allegations his son was abused by Cardinal Pell Cardinal Pell … Read more

LIV Golfers File Lawsuit Against PGA Tour

Many players who were suspended by the PGA Tour for participating in the LIV Golf Invitational Series are not taking the decision lying down. Eleven of those golfers have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour. Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Ian Poulter are among the players who are part of the lawsuit, which … Read more

Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ media company Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy on Friday — but his attorney said it should not disrupt the defamation damages trial underway in Texas that seeks to force Jones to pay $150 million or more to the family of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook … Read more

Twitter Shares Tank In Premarket Trading As Musk Mocks Lawsuit Threat

Shares of Twitter (TWTR) dropped 7% in premarket trading on Monday amid news that Elon Musk plans to cancel his $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform. Musk said that he was walking away from the Twitter deal due to the number of bots and fake accounts on the site, which he claims … Read more