Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, facing multiple sexual abuse lawsuits, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
NEW YORK — The beleaguered Diocese of Rockville Centre, facing dozens of sex abuse lawsuits, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday.The Long Island Catholic diocese — one of the largest in the country — said the bankruptcy filing was necessary to move forward while managing litigation costs, settlements with sexual abuse survivors and disputes with its insurers.The cases against them have been mounting ever since the Child Victims Act passed last year opened the legal window for victims to sue the Catholic Church and other institutions.“We believe that this process offers the only way to ens...
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Trump bombarded by lawsuits as his tariffs hit businesses
Illustration: Tang Tengfei/GTWith only one month left before the November 3 election, US President Donald Trump is facing a less encouraging opinion poll, as well as mounting lawsuits from American businesses against his administration over the tariffs on supply imports from China.The lawsuits have shown clearly that Trump, who proudly claimed himself as a "tariff man," has hit US firms and customers with his signature tariffs.About 3,500 US companies have sued the Trump administration in the last two weeks over the imposition of tariffs on more than $300 billion in Chinese-made goods, Reuters...
Auto giants’ lawsuits ‘major blow to Trump’
A Tesla Model 3 displayed at the Guangzhou Autoshow. Photo: VCGUS President Donald Trump's multi-year tariff war against China is facing unprecedented legal challenges and bringing potentially massive financial damage to the US government, as several US and global automakers, including Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, filed lawsuits to block what they call unlawful tariffs on their imports from China, and sought refunds with interest on what they have already paid.Coming days after the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods were against global trade rules, and less ...
After Lebanon blast, future lawsuits pile up against the state
Elie Hasrouty, who lost his father to the August 4 Beirut port blast, is one of at least 1,228 grieving Lebanese preparing to file a lawsuit against the state.The young computer engineer said going to court won't bring his father back, but it could go some way towards preventing similar disasters from happening again."We are pursuing legal action (for) us, the people who remain in this country and who want to live in it with dignity," he told AFP.Hasrouty's father, Ghassan, was among the more than 190 people killed in the mega-blast, caused -- the authorities say -- by a large stockpile of amm...
Businesses want a shield against COVID-19 lawsuits. But what about customer safety?
Wyoming state Sen. Liisa Anselmi-Dalton worried that a customer could get the coronavirus in her Old Chicago Pizza and Tap Room franchise in Rock Springs, attached to her Holiday Inn, and sue her.So, the Democrat with other Wyoming lawmakers pushed through a bill to grant immunity from liability lawsuits to businesses that do their best to follow state and federal pandemic guidelines as they reopen, rehire and serve customers.Anselmi-Dalton, who is also an attorney, envisioned a scenario where “a bunch of people went to a bar and drank out of the same bottle and now they have COVID” and sue th...
Techwar: Trump’s Wechat, Tiktok ban to face lawsuits
US President Donald Trump’s executive orders banning transactions between US citizens and Chinese entities Wechat and Bytedance are about to be challenged in court, with short video platform Tiktok planning to file a federal lawsuit as early as Tuesday while a group of Chinese American lawyers announced it would file multiple lawsuits to challenge the Wechat ban.Why it matters: Trump’s executive orders, announced late Thursday, aren’t just pitting the White House against Chinese companies: it puts the administration on a collision course with US consumers. It may also be illegal, according to ...
Puerto Rico's Supreme Court agrees to hear lawsuits on suspended election
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Amid an unprecedented electoral debacle, the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico said Monday it will evaluate claims filed by two candidates from opposing political parties who are calling for all the votes cast at Sunday’s suspended primary election to be counted immediately.The parties involved have until 2 p.m. Tuesday to file their positions to the island’s high court.The joint lawsuits from the two gubernatorial candidates seek to challenge an emergency order from the elections commission of Puerto Rico (Comisión Estatal de Elecciones, in Spanish) to keep ballot boxes sea...
California sues Uber, Lyft for driver wage theft
San Francisco (AFP) - California has filed lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft by misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, the Labor Commissioner's Office said Wednesday.Classifying their drivers as independent contractors "has deprived these workers of a host of legal protections in violation of California labor law," the office said in a statement.Under a California law that came into effect on January 1, workers are considered employees unless they are free from the company's control and perform work outside its usual line of business....
4 lawsuits that challenge Trump’s federal agents in Portland test issues other cities will likely face
Federal officers using large amounts of tear gas against protesters in Portland, Oregon on July 21.John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesSarah J. Adams-Schoen, University of OregonPresident Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. Department of Justice will send a “surge of federal law enforcement” into American cities run by “extreme politicians” who are on an “anti-police crusade,” including Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee.Those cities may soon see legal battles like the ones in Portland, Oregon, where four notable lawsuits challenge the actions of fe...
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'Go ahead, make my day,' Clint Eastwood tells CBD retailers in lawsuits
Los Angeles (AFP) - Movie legend Clint Eastwood filed two lawsuits on Wednesday seeking millions of dollars in damages from several CBD manufacturers and marketers that claimed or made it look like he endorsed their products.The multiple Oscar-winning actor-turned-director, 90, said in one of the lawsuits filed in Los Angeles federal court that three CBD companies used fake news articles featuring photos of Eastwood and attributing quotes to him to promote and sell cannabidiol (CBD) products."In truth, Mr Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products and never gave such...