James Safechuck has Michael Jackson lawsuit dismissed
James Safechuck has had his lawsuit against two of the late Michael Jackson's corporations dismissed.The 42 year old - who accused the 'Thriller' hitmaker of abusing him from the age of 10 until he hit puberty - had made an attempt to sue MJJ Productions Inc. and MJJ Ventures Inc. over the alleged abuse but Los Angeles Country Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young ruled earlier this week that he had not demonstrated that he has a relationship with the companies that would have required them to protect him from the star.Jackson estate attorneys Howard Weitzman and Jonathan Steinsapir welcomed the ...
How the lawsuit against Google has already changed the world – analysis
The tech world is not the same planet that it was before Tuesday.On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit, which in its broadest implications could lead to the breakup of Google and eventually other tech giants like Facebook.No lawsuit since the 1998 case against Microsoft has carried similarly fateful consequences.While Google, Facebook, Amazon and others are credited with providing a wide range of important services to billions of human beings across the planet, recent years have seen a dark side to some of their dominance.If at one point, Google shared the search engine busi...
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US lawyers assigned to defend MbS in lawsuit filed by former Saudi official: report
US lawyers were appointed to defend Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and his aides in a lawsuit filed by former Saudi official Saad Al-Jabri, a report said on Monday.Bin Salman, colloquially known as MbS, his manager Badr Al-Asaker, his advisor Saud Al-Qahtani and former Saudi Deputy Chief of Intelligence Ahmed Asiri will be represented by American lawyers in the US case.Al-Jabri, a former aide of former Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, is thought to hold compromising intelligence on MbS, the kingdom's de-facto ruler.Al-Jabri filed the US lawsuit in August, accusing MbS of sending ...
Does trophy hunting hurt giraffe populations? A planned lawsuit says it does
Skinned, stuffed and tanned, wild giraffes are up for sale at dozens of stores across the United States. While importing and selling wild giraffes and giraffe products, such as giraffe rugs and taxidermied trophies, is legal in the U.S., conservationists and animal welfare advocates say these practices are nudging the species closer toward extinction.On Oct. 15, a coalition of groups, including the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI), and the Center for Biological Diversity, filed a notice of intent to sue the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (...
Bollywood hits back with lawsuit over smear campaign
PATNA: In an unprecedented move by the Hindi film industry on Monday, 38 of its top producers filed a lawsuit against two prominent news channels, accusing them of slander and asking them to refrain from “irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood and its members.”This follows several allegations by Republic TV and Times Now after the suspected suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14.The case, which continues to be investigated, led to several rounds of speculation by both media houses, accusing prominent filmmakers of nepotism and promoting drug abuse. A secti...
Bollywood hails lawsuit against select Indian media
Bollywood superstars and trade unions joining hands to file a lawsuit against two Indian TV channels and their lead anchors for their ‘irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks’ against the Hindi film industry is a significant cultural moment, said a cross-section of prominent filmmakers.National Award-winning filmmaker Onir described their lawsuit as completely justified. A total of 38 production houses owned by the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn united to sue Republic TV and Times Now on the grounds of defamation during their coverage of ...
'Show me the science': Brooklyn bishop questions state decision to limit attendance at Sunday services
NEW YORK — Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, standing Saturday outside a 550-seat Catholic church, criticized the state-imposed COVID-19 cap of 10 worshippers for Mass in his diocese.“We believe this blanket prohibition against using our churches doesn’t make any sense,” he told reporters outside St. Pancras Catholic Church in Queens. “We believe it’s a misunderstanding of the situation.”DiMarzio spoke hours after a Brooklyn federal judge offered sympathy but no support for the diocese’s lawsuit seeking to reverse the restrictions ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bishop said the churches wou...
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Hijab removal for mugshot prompts federal lawsuit against Detroit jail, Michigan DOC
DETROIT — A 36-year-old woman is suing the city of Detroit and the Michigan Department of Corrections in federal court, alleging violations of her religious expression and freedom after being forced to remove her hijab while taking a booking photo last year at the Detroit Detention Center.Zainab Chabban is represented in the lawsuit by the Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan Legal Fund.The Detroit Detention Center is run by the Michigan Department of Corrections. The city of Detroit believes it should not have been named.“Neither the city of Detroit nor the Detroit Police Department...
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Kelly Clarkson Sued By Her Ex-Father-In-Law’s Management Company For $1.4 Million
Starstruck Management Group filed a lawsuit against their client of 13 years, Kelly Clarkson, over commission fees in the total of $1.4 million that was left unpaid. This new suit comes in the wake of Clarkson’s divorce from the son of Starstruck’s CEO, Narvel Blackstock.The management firm filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court and alleged commission fees that were left unpaid for during Clarkson’s time on The Voice and her own talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. While the documents verified that Clarkson has already paid $1.9 million as of this year, Starstruck holds that she still ...
Anger in Algeria after harrowing killing of assault victim who filed lawsuit
A body of a 19-year-old Algerian woman was found on Sunday in the north of the country in a what is being described as a revenge killing, after it emerged that the current suspect was previously jailed for assaulting the murder victim.Investigators said that Chaima was raped, attacked with a knife, burnt, and her body left near a petrol station in northern Thenia, according to local reports.Algerian authorities were reportedly only able to identify the victim from remenants of her passport that were found close to the body some days after she went missing.The unnamed suspect was arrested for "...