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Bezos’s Girlfriend Likely Won’t Be Deposed in Brother’s Suit

Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez probably won’t have to be questioned under oath as part of her brother’s defamation lawsuit against the world’s richest man. A California state court judge on Friday tentatively rejected Michael Sanchez’s argument that he’s entitled …

U.S. Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Vatican Dismissed

Lawyers for a man who was sexually abused decades ago by a priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf have asked a court to dismiss their lawsuit naming Pope Benedict XVI and other top Vatican officials as defendants. Attorney …

Hitching Post Owners Seek to Dismiss Fire Lawsuit

The owners of a landmark Cheyenne, Wyo., hotel that was destroyed in a 2010 arson are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by its insurance company. It’s the latest in legal action related to the Hitching Post hotel. …

Employment Didn’t Muzzle Fired Scientist in Hurricane Katrina Case

A federal judge rules that a scientist who said shoddy levee work caused Hurricane Katrina’s devastating floods wasn’t muzzled by his work for Louisiana State University because he wasn’t speaking as a school employee. Ivor van Heerden filed a whistleblower …

New York High Court Dismisses Dogbite Lawsuit

New York’s highest court has dismissed a 4-year-old lawsuit against Marijane Reilly of Onondaga County and her Labrador-husky mix Mollie, citing a legal precedent known as “first bite.” John and Lisa Smith sued because Mollie broke her leash and ran …

Michigan Judge Dismisses Feds in Case of Wrecked Ferrari

A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed a lawsuit against the government for the wreck of a $750,000 Ferrari driven by an FBI agent. Judge Avern Cohn didn’t say whether the agent was negligent. His recent decision was based on …

Indiana Attorney General Seeks Dismissal of 1 Fair Collapse Lawsuit

Indiana’s attorney general wants a judge to dismiss one of the lawsuits filed over the Indiana State Fair’s deadly stage collapse. Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked a Marion County judge Monday to throw out a suit filed by Indianapolis law …

Texas Judge Throws Out Suit in Mexican Boy’s Death

A judge in West Texas has dismissed a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a 15-year-old Mexican boy killed by a Border Patrol agent. Senior U.S. District Judge David Briones on Aug. 11 threw out the …

US Judge Nixes Suit Over Pennsylvania Officer’s Crash Death

A federal judge has dismissed a police widow’s lawsuit against a suburban Philadelphia township over its insurance coverage. Middletown Township Officer Chris Jones was killed by an intoxicated driver during a 2009 traffic stop. Driver Frank Budka is serving a …

Woman Injured on Michigan Trail Loses Supreme Court Case

The Michigan Supreme Court says the state has no obligation to maintain a northern Michigan trail, dismissing a lawsuit by a woman who sued after suffering serious back injuries when her off-road vehicle hit a partially buried board. In a …