Lawsuits

Voters line up outside to cast ballots in the general election at the Henrico County general registrar's office in Henrico County, Va., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, on the first day of the state's 45-day early voting period. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
October 14, 2020 - 9:45 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable. The order by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. in Richmond is an...
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Philadelphia resident Priscilla Bennett receives her mail-in ballot at the opening of a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, on Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania is one of this year's most hotly contested battleground states and also is facing a flurry of lawsuits, complaints and partisan finger-pointing over its election procedures and systems. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 14, 2020 - 9:14 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For anxiety over voting and ballot counting in this year’s presidential election, it’s hard to top Pennsylvania. Election officials in Philadelphia, home to one-fifth of the state's Democratic voters, have been sued by President Donald Trump’s campaign, blasted by the...
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A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 14, 2020 - 5:31 am
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration can end census field operations early, in a blow to efforts to make sure minorities and hard-to-enumerate communities are properly counted in the crucial once-a-decade tally. The decision was not a total loss for plaintiffs in a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2020 file photo, Alexandria residents wait in a socially distance line to cast their ballots for the November presidential election on first day of early voting in Virginia, at the Voter Registration Office in Alexandria, Va. A severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia's online voter registration system Tuesday, Oct. 13 the last day to register before the November general election. The Virginia Department of Elections said in statement on Twitter that a “fiber cut” was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the citizen portal and registrar's offices, and technicians were working to repair the problem. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post via AP, File)
October 13, 2020 - 7:37 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An accidentally severed fiber optic cable that shut down Virginia's online voter registration system for several hours Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election, has prompted a lawsuit from a civil rights organization. The Virginia Department of...
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FILE- In this April 7, 2009, file photo, Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, left, and Aamir Khan speak during a press conference in Mumbai, India. Top Bollywood filmmakers, including superstar actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, have on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, filed a lawsuit against television news channels Republic TV and Times Now following the suspected suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput that set off a media frenzy and gripped the nation. Claiming that Rajput had been murdered, many television channels held filmmakers who had allegedly rejected him for roles responsible for his suicide and accused many Bollywood celebrities of being part of a “drug cartel," even though the police have maintained that there was no foul play. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
October 13, 2020 - 4:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Bollywood filmmakers and industry unions have filed a lawsuit against two popular TV news channels, asking them to refrain from "irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood and its members." The lawsuit, filed Monday, comes months after India’s...
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October 10, 2020 - 8:07 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tentative settlements have been reached in several civil lawsuits filed on behalf of the families of veterans who died at a West Virginia hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted to intentionally killing seven people with fatal doses of insulin. The settlements...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke fills out an application for a mail-in ballot before voting at the opening of a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has seen a frenzy of election-related lawsuits as state officials prepare for some 3 million people, about half the expected turnout, to cast mail-in ballots. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
October 10, 2020 - 4:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Saturday threw out a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign, dismissing its challenges to the battleground state’s poll-watching law and its efforts to limit how mail-in ballots can be collected and which of them can be counted...
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Members of the Orthodox Jewish community speak with NYPD officers, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved to reinstate restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and schools in and near areas where coronavirus cases are spiking. Many neighborhoods that stand to be affected are home to large enclaves of Orthodox Jews. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 09, 2020 - 6:34 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A federal judge has refused to block New York’s plan to temporarily limit the size of religious gatherings in COVID-19 hot spots. U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto issued the ruling Friday after an emergency hearing in a lawsuit brought by rabbis and synagogues who said the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, Harvard University professor Charles Lieber leaves federal court in Boston following his arrest on allegations he hid his involvement in a program designed to recruit people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Lieber, former chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard, pleaded not guilty in June to lying about his ties to the Chinese-run recruitment program. On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Lieber sued the school over its refusal to pay his legal defense costs, accusing it of "turning its back on a dedicated faculty member." (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 09, 2020 - 4:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program sued the Ivy League school on Friday over its refusal to pay his legal defense costs, accusing it of “turning its back on a dedicated faculty member." Charles Lieber, who was chair of the...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian-American and white applications, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)
October 08, 2020 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Yale University on Thursday, weeks after prosecutors found the university was illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut, alleges...
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