May 1, 2016

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Justice Department won’t block lawsuit attempts over interrogation techniques

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has signaled that it won’t try to block a lawsuit arising from the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving the door open for a court challenge over tactics that have since been discontinued and widely discredited. Lawyers call the government’s stance unprecedented, but also a recognition that a once-secret program is Read More…

Food bank sues over generator

ELYRIA — Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is suing a Columbus-based electrical contractor for fraud for not fulfilling a promise to obtain a grant to pay for a generator at the food bank’s new Lorain distribution center that never came through. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, said Read More…

Hulk Hogan gets additional $25 million in punitive damages in Gawker sex tape case

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Moments after a Florida jury hit Gawker Media and its founder with $25 million in punitive damages for publishing a sex tape of Hulk Hogan, the former pro wrestler told a gaggle of reporters that he and his legal team “made history.” Hogan said Monday evening that he thought “we’ve protected a Read More…

Judge to hear arguments today in lawsuit against Husted about 17-year-olds voting

COLUMBUS — A judge planned to hear arguments Thursday in a dispute over whether the swing state’s youngest voters can have a say in next week’s presidential primary race. State law allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the fall election to vote in Tuesday’s primary. But a manual for elections officials issued last year Read More…

Cosby’s lawyers seek to dismiss defamation case from model Dickinson

LOS ANGELES — A judge is scheduled to consider Monday whether to dismiss model Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby. The comedian’s attorneys want Dickinson’s case to be dismissed because they say Dickinson has given differing accounts of her interactions with Cosby over the years. Dickinson sued Cosby in May over his denial of Read More…

Tennessee coaches to hold news conference to address lawsuit over sexual assault complaints

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee head coaches will hold a rare joint press conference Tuesday morning, two weeks after a group of unidentified women sued the school over its handling of sexual assault complaints made against student-athletes. Athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson said Monday night the 16 coaches decided they wanted to make themselves available to Read More…

Justice Department takes Ferguson to court over settlement rejection

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb. In suing the city, which took a high-stakes gamble by rejecting a Read More…

Lawsuit filed against Elyria Police Department

ELYRIA — The Elyria Police Department and city are being sued by a former police officer who contends she was sexually harassed and the victim of gender discrimination by commanding officers. Kristen Fortune filed a suit Monday in county Common Pleas Court that alleged that officers harassed and discriminated against her while also subjecting her Read More…

Ultra-Orthodox Jews sue Israel, claiming education segregation

BEERSHEBA, Israel — When Avihay Marciano completed his schooling, he didn’t know how to use a computer or speak English and had only elementary math skills. Now, Marciano and 50 others who left the insular ultra-Orthodox community are suing the state, claiming they were denied a basic education and left lagging far behind secular Israelis. Read More…

Charlie Sheen’s ex-fiancee sues, alleging he didn’t disclose HIV status

LOS ANGELES — An ex-fiancee of Charlie Sheen has sued the actor claiming he didn’t disclose he was HIV positive until after they had sex several times and was physically and emotionally abusive during their relationship. Scottine Ross, a porn star who performed under the name Brett Rossi, sued the actor on Thursday for assault, Read More…