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New York Gym Chain Sued for Charging Fees Amid Virus Closure

New York Sports Clubs customer claims in a lawsuit she’s still being charged membership fees even after facilities have been shuttered by the coronavirus. The club’s owner, Town Sports International Inc., is making it “virtually impossible” to cancel memberships and …

Native American Casino Owner Sues Lloyd’s, AIG Over Coronavirus Losses

A Native American tribe on Tuesday sued a group of insurance companies, asking a court to declare that losses it is incurring from shutting down its casinos during the coronavirus pandemic are covered by insurance. Among the defendants named in …

Artist Sues Meow Wolf Over Copyright Infringement Claim

SANTA FE, N.M. — An artist whose quirky Space Owl features prominently in Meow Wolf’s wildly successful interactive art exhibit is suing the company and its founder for copyright infringement. Lauren Adele Oliver says in her lawsuit filed Monday in …

Anti-Vaccine Ex-MMA Fighter Sues Facebook For Kicking Him Off

A former Mixed Martial Arts fighter sued Facebook Inc. for kicking him off the platform over posts in which he blamed vaccines for his son’s death. Nick Catone says the social network’s decision to delete his account violated his free …

Katy Perry Wins ‘Dark Horse’ Trial, Calming Music Industry

Led Zeppelin’s win in a copyright infringement lawsuit over the opening chords of “Stairway to Heaven” is providing a boost to other songwriters and producers fighting similar allegations. Katy Perry on Tuesday had a $2.8 million jury verdict thrown out …

Lloyd’s Must Defend Merchant From Privacy Law Suit

Lloyd’s of London must defend a merchant against a lawsuit that accused it of violating a California privacy law by selling information about its customers, a federal appellate court ruled, reversing a lower court. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals …

Circus Circus Faces Lawsuit Over 2019 Beating Death

RENO, Nev. — The husband of a California woman who was found beaten to death at a Nevada casino is suing the hotel and casino. An attorney for Robert Morris filed the lawsuit in Washoe County District Court in connection …

Billionaire Sacklers Don’t Deserve Bankruptcy Shield, States Say

Two dozen U.S. states urged a bankruptcy judge to let them revive their stalled lawsuits against the billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP, saying keeping the opioid litigation on ice sends a message that wealthy people can escape justice. The …

Toys ‘R’ Us Creditors Sue Directors and Private-Equity Owners

Toys “R” Us Inc. creditors filed a lawsuit accusing the defunct retailer’s executives and private-equity owners of fraud and breach of fiduciary trust. Former Chief Executive Officer David Brandon and other directors misrepresented the toyseller’s ability to repay creditors after …

Want to Sue Because of a Coronavirus Quarantine? Good Luck

Unprecedented government restrictions being placed on public gatherings and personal behavior in the face of the coronavirus outbreak could eventually trigger civil rights challenges, but legal experts say they would be tough to win. “The idea that you’re going to …