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Ronaldo rape accuser has lawsuit dismissed

The woman who accused Manchester United icon Cristiano Ronaldo of rape, Kathryn Mayorga, has lost her US court bid to get the Portuguese to pay her millions of dollars more than their original settlement. Mayorga received $375,000 from Ronaldo after accusing him of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel in …

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Maria Carey faces $20 million lawsuit over Christmas hit

American singer Mariah Carey is facing a $20 million copyright lawsuit related to her 1994 hit ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’. According to the case documents filed at the US District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana and seen by PA, songwriter Andy Stone accuses both the …

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Prince Andrew settles sex abuse lawsuit

Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, has reached a settlement with Virginia Giuffre, who had accused the senior British royal of sexually abusing her when she was a teenager, according to a court filing in New York on Tuesday. The 61-year-old Duke of York agreed to pay …

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Gorbachev faces lawsuit over killings

The families of six people who lost their lives amid a Soviet crackdown against Lithuania’s pro-independence government have filed a lawsuit in the capital, Vilnius, against the USSR’s last leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. The lawsuit, which was initiated on Thursday on the 31st anniversary of the event, seeks undisclosed damages for …

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Biden facing major vaccine lawsuit

Texas Governor Greg Abbot has announced a lawsuit against the Biden administration, challenging a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for National Guardsmen, whom he argues are under the state’s authority. In a Tuesday letter to Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, Adjutant General of the Texas Military Department, Abbott said he had issued an …

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Nirvana ‘child pornography’ lawsuit dismissed

A California judge has rejected a lawsuit launched by the man who was the naked baby on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album cover, who had alleged it was “child pornography.” The band had dismissed the claim as “not serious.” The lawsuit was launched last year by Spencer Elden, now 30, who accused …

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Judge rules on US military vax mandate lawsuit

A US federal judge has ruled against the Oklahoma government and a group of soldiers in a lawsuit challenging the military’s vaccination requirements, denying a requested pause on the policy for National Guard troops in the state. US District Judge Stephen Friot said he would not grant a temporary injunction …

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Project Veritas wins lawsuit against New York Times

In his ruling on Friday, Justice Charles Wood of the Westchester County Supreme Court in New York state ordered the New York Times to give Project Veritas back any physical copies of legal memos prepared by the media watchdog group’s attorneys and to erase all electronic copies. The judge also …

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Putin defends Santa in lawsuit over bad presents

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he hopes Santa will bring his countrymen everything they want this year, and weighed in on a case brought against him by a lawyer who says he has never received the presents he hoped for. Speaking to journalists on Thursday as part of his …

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