More than two dozen Taylor Swift fans sue Ticketmaster

New York CNN Business  —  Don’t mess with Swifties. More than two dozen Taylor Swift fans are suing Ticketmaster parent Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. for “unlawful conduct” in the pop star’s chaotic tour sale, claiming the ticketing giant violated antitrust laws, among others. The lawsuit, filed in a California court on Friday, alleges Ticketmaster and … Read more

5 things to know for December 1: Ukraine, Student loans, Trump, Immigration, Uvalde

CNN — Wall Street traders and many investors are in good spirits. Stocks soared on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said rate hikes could ease this month. With this recent rise, the Dow is more than 20% above its 52-week low, which puts it in a new bull market. Here’s what else you … Read more

Rural Arizona county delays certifying midterm results as election disputes persist

CNN — Officials in a rural Arizona county delayed certification of the November midterm elections on Monday, missing the legal deadline and leading the Arizona Secretary of State’s office to sue over the county’s failure to approve the results. By a 2-1 vote Monday morning, the Republican majority on the Cochise County Board of Supervisors … Read more

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for battery and defamation as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors’ suits opens in New York

CNN — Former E. magazine columnist Jean Carroll has sued former President Donald Trump for assault and defamation under a new New York law that allows adults alleging sexual assault to file charges years after the offensive. Carroll filed the lawsuit on Thursday, the first day civil suits can be brought under the new law, … Read more

Gabby Petito: Family awarded $3 million in wrongful death lawsuit against Brian Laundrie’s estate

CNN — A judge in Sarasota County, Florida, ruled Thursday in favor of Gabby Petito’s family in a wrongful death lawsuit against Brian Laundrie’s estate. The final judgment awards $3 million to Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, as administrator of Petito’s estate. “The Petito family lost their daughter and were also denied the opportunity to confront … Read more

January 6 committee says Trump ‘failed to comply’ with subpoena

CNN — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection said former President Donald Trump “did not comply” with his subpoena for documents and testimony. “In the coming days, the committee will assess next steps in the litigation and regarding the disrespect of the former president,” said Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson and … Read more

Actor Alec Baldwin alleges wrongdoing against ‘Rust’ film crew members in lawsuit

CNN  —  Actor Alec Baldwin on Friday filed a lawsuit in California against several individuals associated with the “Rust” film, according to a cross-complaint obtained by CNN. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by the actor last October during a rehearsal for a scene for the movie, which was being filmed near Santa Fe, New … Read more

Student loan forgiveness: Federal court strikes down Biden’s program

Washington CNN — Student borrowers are now waiting indefinitely to see if they will receive debt relief under President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program after a federal judge in Texas struck down the program on Thursday, saying illegal. The Justice Department immediately appealed to the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals. But that case … Read more

DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

CNN — DC Attorney General Karl Racine on Thursday announced a lawsuit against beleaguered Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL, alleging they colluded to mislead DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and sexual assault allegations. “For years, the team and its owner did very real, … Read more

Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly half a billion dollars to Sandy Hook families in additional punitive damages

New York CNN Business — A Connecticut judge on Thursday ordered right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay an additional $473 million in punitive damages for lies he told about the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis awarded the families more than $323 million in common law punitive … Read more