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Sarah Palin Can Sue New York Times For Defamation – Court Ruling

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Friday rejected the New York Times’ bid to dismiss Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit over a 2017 editorial she said falsely linked her to a mass shooting. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan …

Competitor’s Lawsuit Accuses Ocean Casino of Poaching Execs, Trade Secrets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City’s top casino is accusing a rival of poaching a half-dozen of its top marketing executives in an attempt to “cripple” it by using secret details about its best and most profitable customers. In a …

Apple Can’t Dodge Suit Claiming Sex-Bias for Canceled Contract

Apple Inc. can’t dodge a lawsuit in which it’s accused of canceling a contract with a janitorial service because the owner is a woman. In a tentative ruling Wednesday in California state court in San Jose, Judge Cynthia Lie ruled …

‘Physical Abuse’ Exclusion Doesn’t Bar Claim Stemming From Fight Over Fish

A policy that excludes damages caused by “physical abuse” does not take a property insurer off the hook for a claim by an insured who agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from injuries caused by an alleged …

A Spray Salesman Peddles a Wildfire Cure, and California’s Rich Are Buying It

Jim Moseley stands poolside, aviator sunglasses perched on his head, holding a blowtorch. He’s got a stick that’s been treated at one end with SPF 3000, the fire-prevention spray he invented. We’re on the side of a mountain in Malibu …

UNC Campus Workers File Lawsuit, Say Work Conditions Unsafe

RALEIGH, N.C. — Campus workers in the University of North Carolina system have filed a lawsuit saying working conditions are unsafe and that workers are reporting for work with inadequate protective equipment amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Some university employees, including …

Aggrieved Bettor Gets $20,000 in Unique Horse-Doping Lawsuit

NEW YORK — An aggrieved harness-racing bettor received $20,000 in the settlement of a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in which he claimed he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016. After …

Ralph Lauren Sues to Recoup COVID-19 Closure Losses

Fashion firm Ralph Lauren Corp. is suing its insurer to recoup what it says has been a huge drop of two-thirds of its revenues in the first quarter alone due to the pandemic. Ralph Lauren Corp. (RLC) maintains that Factory …

D.C. Judge Hands Insurers Another Win in COVID-19 Business Interruption Fight

The insurance industry has notched another victory in its defense of its commercial insurance policies against claims for business interruption due to the coronavirus. In a case brought by the owner of several restaurants against its insurer over business interruption …

Appeals Panel Rejects Suit Over Abandoned Mine Shaft Death

DENVER — A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died when the car she was riding in drove off a Forest Service road and into an …