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# 737 max
Boeing reaches first settlements with Lion Air crash victims
The settlements pay out at least $1.2 million per victim, a person familiar with the matter said.
# Lawsuit
US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver
After almost six hours of labour, Diana Sanchez gave birth to a boy.
# leaving neverland
Michael Jackson fan clubs sue two alleged victims over HBO documentary in France
The legal action in the French city of Orleans targets Wade Robson (36) and James Safechuck (41).
# nantucket
Kevin Spacey sued over alleged groping incident
The lawsuit filed yesterday seeks unspecified damages for “severe and permanent mental distress and emotional injuries”.
# 737 max
French families sue Boeing over fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash
The 10 March crash of the plane killed all 157 people on board.
# fenty entertainment
Rihanna suing father over use of Fenty brand name for business
The lawsuit asks the court to order Ronald Fenty to stop using the brand name.
# Defamation
Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $300,000 in legal fees
Daniels in her dismissed suit had accused Trump of defamation for characterising as a “total con job” her claims of a presidential affair.
# Chicago
Woman suing Hilton hotels for $100 million says she was filmed naked in shower by hidden camera
The woman said the footage was then uploaded on porn websites.
# Led zeppelin
New trial ordered in 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright lawsuit
The court in San Francisco overturned a 2016 judgment by a jury which found no proof the classic 1971 Zeppelin song breached the copyright of Taurus.
# fentanyl
Prince's family to sue doctor over 'failing to treat opioid addiction'
Prince Rogers Nelson died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl on 15 April 2016.
# location location location
Google now being sued for tracking phone locations
A lawsuit filed in San Francisco is accusing Google of invading people’s privacy.
# weinstein scandal
Ashley Judd is suing Harvey Weinstein saying he wrecked her career
Judd claims Weinstein was acting in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances.
# Duffer Brothers
Stranger Things creators respond to filmmaker's plagiarism claims
Director Charlie Kessler is seeking monetary damages and a jury trial.
# right to bear arms
Florida brings in new law to restrict gun access, NRA immediately launches legal bid to block it
The NRA said the measure “punishes law-abiding gun owners for the criminal acts of a deranged individual”.
# wrongful death
Family of actor Bill Paxton suing hospital and doctor over his death
The lawsuit comes just before the first anniversary of the death of Paxton.
# Lawsuit
Jim Carrey won't go to trial over death of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White
The 56-year-old comedic actor had been sued by his former girlfriend’s mother and estranged husband.
# Internet sensation
Grumpy Cat wins €570,000 payout in copyright lawsuit
Grumpy Cat inadvertently went global in 2012 after a picture of the cat sporting its angry-looking face was posted online.
# Commercial Court
Dermot Desmond takes court action over alleged leak to newspaper relating to sale of D4 home
‘Walford’ on Dublin’s Shrewsbury Road, bought it in 2005 for €58 million, was once home to Sean Dunne and wife Gayle.
# Child Labour
Tech giant Samsung sued in France over alleged child labour in its Chinese factories
“We are asking the justice system to sanction the unacceptable gap between Samsung’s ethical commitments and the reality in its factories.”
# James Damore
Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men
The complaint said some employees “were ostracised, belittled, and punished” for their views.
# Copyright breach
Spotify hit with €1.3 billion copyright lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil Young publisher
Wixen Music Publishing, Inc claims Spotify failed to seek licenses for significant parts of its 30 million-song catalog.
# alabama senate
Republican Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result, alleging voter fraud
Democrat Doug Jones was announced the winner of the 12 December special election.
# Allegations
Harvey Weinstein sued for alleged 'sex trafficking' in Cannes
Aspiring British actress Kadian Noble has accused Weinstein of inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.
# Sarah Palin
'Defamation it is not': Judge dismisses Sarah Palin's lawsuit against New York Times
The judge said Palin failed to show the paper knew it was publishing false information.
# California
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay woman €350m in cancer lawsuit
The woman claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products.
# groping
Taylor Swift wins sexual assault case against DJ
“I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organisations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”
# name and age
Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against 'disgraceful' Australian publisher
Bauer Media claimed the actor lied about her name, age and background to advance her career.
# Free Speech
US abandons lawsuit to unmask owner of anti-Trump Twitter account
The American Civil Liberties Union said this was a “big victory for free speech and right to dissent”.
# problems
Lance Armstrong fraud trial set for November
US District Judge Christopher Cooper is set to hear the case in Washington.
# Payout
Facebook ordered to pay $500 million in Oculus Rift theft case
The lawsuit claimed Oculus founder Palmer Luckey developed the virtual reality gear using source code illegally obtained from the gaming firm.
# native community
Mark Zuckerberg drops controversial lawsuits seeking to buy Hawaiian land
The Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chan said they were ending the cases “to find a better path forward”.
# Summer Zervos
Former Apprentice contestant sues Trump for defamation
Summer Zervos’s lawsuit claims that Trump lied when responding to allegations that he tried to kiss and grope her without her consent.
# Health
Irish med-tech giant Medtronic is being sued over a controversial bone graft device
It is claimed that the firm covered up negative effects of a product used in back surgeries.
# crowdfunding
British lawyer to mount Brexit challenge in Irish High Court
He’s trying to raise €83,000 online to do it.
# New Hampshire
Wedding guests sue groom after being 'hit by drone' at reception
The women say they have suffered permanent physical and emotional injury as a result of the incident.
# Bizarre lawsuit
Here’s why you might be seeing stories about Sofia Vergara being ‘sued by her embryos’
The suit alleges that not allowing the embryos to be born is “depriving them of their inheritance”.
# Trump university
Trump could be on the witness stand over university lawsuit just weeks before becoming President
A hearing on the lawsuit is being heard today.
# Cathriona White
Jim Carrey is now also being sued by his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White's mother
It is the second such lawsuit filed against Carrey in the last month.
# wrongful death
Nick Gordon 'legally responsible' for death of Bobbi Kristina Brown
The decision doesn’t answer many of the questions surrounding the death of Whitney Houston’s daughter.
# Lawsuit
Two US gymnasts say they were sexually abused by a US Olympics team doctor
The California lawsuit says that USA Gymnastics negligently suppressed, concealed or failed to disclose knowledge that the doctor had engaged in sexual conduct with team members.