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Disgraced rugby player Israel Folau has officially filed a $10 million lawsuit against Rugby Australia after the organization fired him earlier this year for spewing off all sorts of homophobic nonsense on social media. In the lawsuit, Folau, who had been one of Australia’s highest-paid athletes before his epic fall from grace, argues that his contract was unlawfully terminated due to his Christian beliefs. But Australian rugby officials maintain that Folau breached a players’ code of conduct by violating its code...

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Aug. 29 in a lawsuit that President Donald Trump filed to block a U.S. House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns, according to a court filing. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington said the hearing later this month would focus on whether he has jurisdiction over New York officials named as defendants in Trump’s lawsuit. Nichols said the New York officials should not comply...

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed a Democratic Party lawsuit arguing that the Russian government, President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks carried out a conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. election. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said he could not hear the claims against Russia, which were the focus of the case, because of a legal doctrine called sovereign immunity that shields foreign governments from litigation in the United States. “The remedies for hostile...

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers on Tuesday urged a judge to require a House of Representative panel to notify them “at least 14 days before” it makes a request for his New York state tax returns. The request came in a lawsuit Trump filed on July 23 arguing that a law enacted in New York state last month that would give the House Ways and Means Committee access to the president’s state tax returns violates his...

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge will hear arguments on July 29 in President Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block a House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns, according to a court filing issued Sunday. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington scheduled the hearing so he could resolve an “emergency” lawsuit Trump’s personal lawyers filed last week against the Democrat-controlled House Ways and Means Committee In that petition, Trump’s lawyers argued that a...

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Wednesday stopped the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that would bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border. Judge Jon Tigar in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction blocking the rule, enacted on July 16, that would require asylum-seekers to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on their way to...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday said U.S. President Donald Trump and his adult children must face part of a lawsuit alleging they used their family name to promote sham marketing opportunities, but dismissed racketeering claims at the center of the case. U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan said the plaintiffs, including investors in a Trump-endorsed business called American Communications Network, could pursue state law-based claims of fraud, false advertising and unfair competition. But the...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued to block a U.S. House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns, with his lawyer accusing the Democratic-controlled panel of “presidential harassment.” In a filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Trump’s lawyers argued that a law passed by New York state earlier this month that would give the House Ways and Means Committee access to the president’s state tax returns violates...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued to block the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns. In a filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, lawyers for Trump argued that a law passed by New York state passed earlier this month would violate the president’s constitutional rights. New York’s law “was enacted to retaliate against the President because of his policy positions,...

This is pretty messy so we’ll try to explain it as painlessly and succinctly as possible… Model/reality star/make-up influencer Blac Chyna was just slapped with a $2 million lawsuit by her former BFF after he says she outed him as gay. In the lawsuit, Pilot Jones, whose real name is Justin C. Jones, alleges that after a photo of him and Blac Chyna kissing surfaced online, she and her then-fiance? Rob Kardashian accused him of selling the photo to the tabloids....

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s order that all federal agencies provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department could open a new legal front over whether states can redraw their voting maps based on citizenship status. Trump dropped the effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census on Thursday following a recent defeat in the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, he ordered other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration, to provide relevant...

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday appeared unlikely to grant President Donald Trump’s request that it block a congressional subpoena for his financial records. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments in a lawsuit Trump filed arguing his accounting firm, Mazars LLP, does not need to comply with a House of Representatives Oversight Committee subpoena. The three judges on the panel did not say how or when they would rule....

Kevin Spacey in ‘House of Cards’ (screen capture/YouTube) The young man who accused Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Nantucket restaurant in 2016 has dropped his civil lawsuit Local ABC affiliate WCVB reports the court filing alleging sexual assault by Spacey has been dismissed “with prejudice,” which bars the plaintiff from filing another case on the same claim. From the court filing: “Plaintiff states that because no adverse party has served an answer or motion for summary judgment...

The dating app Jack’d has just agreed to fork over $240,000 in damages and make substantial security updates after it failed to protect users’ private photos and videos. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office put out a statement this week saying it had reached a settlement with Online Buddies, Inc., the parent company of Jack’d, for allowing the private photos and videos of nearly 2,000 users to leak online. “Although the company represented to users that it had security measures...

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