Federal Judge Rules Against Tennessee’s Anti-Transgender Bathroom Sign Law

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A federal judge on May 17 struck down a Tennessee law that required businesses and government buildings to post warning notices if they let transgender people use facilities that match their gender identity. Judge Aleta Trauger of the United States …

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Federal Authorities Investigate Musk Late Disclosure of Twitter Stakes

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United States Federal Authorities have been investigating Elon Musk over the late disclosure of his Twitter stakes as he bid to take over the social media company. Musk reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 4 a stake …

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Trump Ordered to Pay $110K Fine To Avoid Contempt In New York Probe

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New York Justice Arthur F. Engoron ruled that a civil contempt order against Donald Trump in the state attorney general’s financial fraud investigation would be lifted if he would pay a $110K fine. “I’m going to issue a conditional order, …

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Bacardi Claims Hundreds of Cases of Cognac Missing From American Airlines Flight

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Liquor company Bacardi Limited sued American Airlines on Tuesday over missing cases of cognac worth more than $65,000. In a complaint filed to the US District Court for the Central District of California, Bacardi claimed that six pallets, roughly 420 …

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Google Sues Cameroonian Man for Massive Puppy Fraud Scheme

Fourth EstateNche Noel Ntse of Cameroon was accused of breaking Google's terms of service by exploiting its platforms to engage in a massive "puppy fraud" conspiracy, according to the lawsuit.

Mega tech company Google filed a lawsuit against a guy who allegedly used the company’s services to defraud thousands of would-be pet owners out of money for non-existent basset hound puppies. Nche Noel Ntse of Cameroon was accused of breaking …

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New York Attorney General Letitia James Seeks to Hold Donald Trump in Civil Contempt

New York Attorney General Letitia James on April 7 has sought to hold former President Donald Trump in civil contempt over his refusal to turn over documents despite a previous court ruling. In court filings, James’ office said that Trump …

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Syrian Migrant Sues EU Border Agency Frontex over Alleged Removal from Greece

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A Syrian asylum-seeker Alaa Hamoudi said he is suing the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex for alleged complicity after he was deported to Turkey by Greek authorities and also abandoning him at sea. The Front-Lex legal association, which …

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South African Court Halts Construction of Amazon HQ on Sacred Land

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A South African court has halted construction of Amazon’s new Africa headquarters after some descendants of the country’s earliest inhabitants said the land it would be built on was sacred. In a ruling issued on Friday, Judge Patricia Goliath said …

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