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# Amatrice
Italian village to sue Charlie Hebdo over "tactless" earthquake cartoons
A series of cartoons depicting Italians crushed under plates of pasta appeared in the French satirical weekly following last month’s earthquake which killed nearly 300 people.
# Lawsuit
Melania Trump to sue the Daily Mail for $150 million for claiming she worked as an escort
She is being represented by the same man who brought website Gawker to its knees via a lawsuit filed by Hulk Hogan.
# wrongful death lawsuit
Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton
The lawsuit blames their deaths on Clinton’s “reckless” handling of classified information on her private email server.
# Dallas
Teenager arrested for bringing homemade clock to school to sue
The boy brought the clock to his school in Dallas and was later arrested and suspended.
# Battleground
A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit
The 214-page complaint which outlines the basis of the case alleges a host of failings on WWE’s part.
Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage
A lawsuit in the name of Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis and others alleges that WWE is liable for neurological damages .
# Lawsuit
Cliff Richard is suing the BBC for €1 million over its broadcast of his arrest
The singer says he will take legal action after his reputation was “unnecessarily damaged”.
# secret funding
Facebook billionaire who backed Hogan's lawsuit says it was 'less about revenge'
Peter Thiel said he made the decision to fund a team of lawyers to help find cases against Gawker years ago.
# compensation
Families of victims of shot-down airliner MH17 to sue Vladimir Putin for €21 million
Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014.
# Lawsuit
Walker who fell and cut her knee while hiking Wicklow Way wins €40k in damages
The judgement will have serious repercussions for Ireland’s national parks.
# wrong person
Rapper sues over false report that he cut off penis after he was mistaken for another rapper
Andre Roxx says he had no way to clear his name because he was behind bars at the time.
# Trump university
The 'fake' university and the $40 million lawsuit facing Donald Trump
A defunct online-education company is at the centre of a big lawsuit facing the Republican presidential hopeful.
# Defamation
Cork fishermen to sue The Guardian over migrant workers article
The lawsuit relates to an article published in The Guardian in November.
# outcome
Ribery loses lawsuit against journalist who called him 'scum'
The French forward was lambasted by the writer and labelled a “gangster”, for his poor behaviour.
# New York
American Muslims sue airline for €10 million after being kicked off flight
The men were ejected from a flight Toronto to New York last month, allegedly because the pilot was “uneasy” about them.
# Lawsuit
Bill Cosby sues women who accused him of rape
He accused the women of engaging in a “campaign to assassinate” his reputation.
# putting the foot down
Judge rules out effect of 'high heels and a tight skirt' in Ryanair back-pain damages claim
A former employee’s case was ultimately lost because the airline showed they’d provided bag-lifting training.
# Retracted
Fraternity wrongly accused of gang rape files $25 million lawsuit against Rolling Stone
The lawsuit isn’t the first to be filed against the magazine in relation to the discredited story.
# Massachusetts
Witch wins harassment lawsuit against warlock in Salem
Lori Sforza, a “psychic” witch priestess, won the case against Christian Day, “the world’s best-known warlock.”
# harris faulkner
Fox News presenter sues toy-maker for $5 million for hamster she says looks like her
The company has responded: “Ms. Faulkner is an adult, African-American, human, female newscaster; the Hamster Toy is an inch-tall, cartoon-like plastic animal.”
# Lawsuit
Taylor Swift is suing a DJ she claims touched her in an "intimate" place
She will donate any money won to charity.
# Lawsuit
Facebook is being sued over posts that "encourage the killing of Jews"
An Israeli NGO has filed a suit.
# agony aunt
A woman is suing her young nephew for an 'aggressive hug' that broke her wrist
Quick! Get this woman a Best Auntie Ever mug.
# ow ow ow
Man to sue airline after flesh-eating spider bite caused his leg to 'burst open'
Jonathon Hogg was on a flight to South Africa with Qatar Airways when the incident occurred.
# Lawsuit
Paul Walker's daughter says Porsche is to blame for his death
The seat belt “snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis.”
# Honest
Jessica Alba's company is being sued for selling "deceptively" labelled products
Honest, which sells eco-friendly household products like premium diapers and toothpaste, recently raised $100 million at a $1.7 billion valuation.
# freed from jail
Brothers wrongly convicted of murdering girl have trouble adjusting to outside world
They were kept in jail for three decades and recently received a payout of $750k each.
# magnum... of water
Magnum found out by PI
Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water – in the middle of a drought.
# devil box
Chinese man sues movie star for staring at him too intensely through the TV
He’s claiming “spiritual damage.”
# steve aoki
Famous DJ being sued over claims he broke woman's neck while stage-diving
The DJ said, “I would never want anyone to get hurt at any of my shows”.
# Lawsuit
Gamblers in Vegas are suing Manny Pacquiao for not revealing his shoulder injury
People who purchased the event on pay-per-view are also expected to form part of the class action suit.
# Los Angeles
Bruce Jenner sued over fatal car crash
A 69-year-old woman died in the accident which happened in February.
# blurred lines
Robin Thicke and Pharrell ordered to pay Marvin Gaye's children $7million over Blurred Lines
The pair have to pay $7.4 million to Gaye’s kids for copying their father’s music.
# Payout
Hopefully Lance has $10 million lying around because that's what his lies have just cost him
The disgraced cyclist has to pay back bonuses given to him during his career.
# don't fly with me
Ryanair says beware of 'screenscraper' websites that use its name to sell flights
The airline has won a case against a site that used its URL.
# more headaches
Sony Pictures is being sued by former employees over private info leak
Two former employees are filing the lawsuit on behalf of others in a similar situation, and described the leaks as ‘an epic nightmare.’
# surfbort
Beyoncé is being sued by a Hungarian folk singer over Drunk In Love
That weird hook at the start? The singer claims that’s her.
# see you in court
Here is why a Goodfellas actor is suing The Simpsons for $250 million
Actor Frank Sivero claims that one of the characters is based on his likeness.
US family flees home after thousands of deadly spiders 'bleed out' of the walls
That is exactly the verb they used.