Ex-DA who passed on Cosby case to sue Andrea Constand

A former Philadelphia district attorney who refused to prosecute Bill Cosby now plans to sue one of the comedian’s alleged sex-assault victims, according to a report.The ex-DA, Bruce L. Castor Jr., claims Andrea Constand tried to derail his career when she sued him for defamation in 2015 during his re-election

Botanical Garden blocked minority kids from seeing exhibit: suit

Bigotry bloomed during a field trip to the New York Botanical Gardens, where a group of minority public-school students were allegedly kept out of an exhibit while white kids were welcomed, according to an explosive lawsuit.A group of mostly Hispanic kids from a Bronx charter school watched white students from

“Spinal Tap’ stars file amended copyright complaint

Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner, the four co-creators of the band at the center of the 1984 “mockumentary” film “This is Spinal Tap,” have filed amendments to their ongoing lawsuit filed against Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for alleged underpayment of music royalties in the

$417M award against Johnson & Johnson tossed in cancer suit

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company’s request for a new trial, saying

Family sues natural healing center for man’s death

TOLEDO, Ohio — Relatives of a man who died while being treated for pneumonia at a natural healing center in Ohio are suing the store’s owner and employees.Family members say in a lawsuit filed this week that the center’s owner led the 64-year-old Toledo man who died in May to

Lawsuit claims NYPD covered up Durst’s role in wife’s death

A law firm hired by Kathie Durst’s family has accused the NYPD of colluding with an ex-cop to cover up Robert Durst’s role in her death — leaving him free to kill at least two other people.The real estate scion’s first wife went missing in 1982 and was officially declared

MMA fighter blames Vitamin Shoppe for positive steroids test

A top MMA fighter is attempting a double-leg takedown of a pharmaceutical company and the Vitamin Shoppe for selling him steroids disguised as dietary supplements that he says resulted in a six-month suspension.Manhattan resident Lyman Good, 32, was suspended in October 2016, “crushing his dream” of participating in a Nov.

Inmate sues penal system over his 91-hour erection

This Oklahoma man says he really got shafted by the penal system.Aptly named Dustin Lance says in a seminal $5 million lawsuit that prison officials refused to provide him medical treatment for his painful 91-hour erection.Lance, 32, claimed he suffered permanent injury from his marathon uprising in December 2016 after

These diet sodas are actually making people fat: suit

Three soda makers are being sued because their diet drinks allegedly make people fat.Six soft drink lovers, each of whom has struggled with obesity, claim the aspertame in the diet beverages made by Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple made them pack on the pounds rather than shed weight.Lawsuits were

Judge might throw out emolument clause lawsuit against Trump

A Manhattan federal judge suggested he could toss a lawsuit accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution by accepting money from foreign governments through his vast business interests, saying that it’s a problem for Congress and not the courts.“Clearly the Constitution was written so that Congress would make the determination,”

Hedge funder’s case against Preet Bharara dismissed

David Ganek hopes of seeing former Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara in court were squashed Tuesday.Ganek, founder of now-defunct hedge fund Level Global, saw the 2015 case he brought against Bharara and the FBI, dismissed by the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals.Ganek had alleged that the feds “fabricated evidence”

Cellino says stingy Barnes is opposed to employee benefits

Ross Cellino and Stephen Barnes — the law partners behind the personal injury firm known for its ‘Don’t wait, call 8’ jingle — rake in $10 million each a year while some of their 230 employees can’t afford health insurance, new court filings charge.Cellino — the one with the healthier

Hofstra tennis coach fixated on player’s menstrual cycle: suit

A creepy Hofstra University women’s tennis coach fixated on his player’s menstrual cycle and served up awkward Internet advances, the player claims in a lawsuit. The coach claims it’s all lies, cooked up by an athlete bitter about not getting a bigger scholarship.The star athlete said in an anonymous sexual

Wheelchair-bound lawyer sues NYC for $1M over accessibility

A wheelchair-bound lawyer has filed a $1 million suit against the city, claiming they’ve failed miserably in making a Brooklyn courthouse accessible to him and others with limited mobility.Personal injury lawyer Caner Demirayak, who​ has Muscular ​d​ystrophy, told The Post he has trouble mane​u​vering ​around ​Brooklyn Civil Court​ ​–​ ​where

“Mean-girl’ model has harassment charges dropped

A Manhattan catwalker accused of harassing a fellow runway ​model — hissing mean-girl slurs such as “you’re ugly’’ and “you look like a man’’ — sported a million-dollar smile Monday after the charges against her were dropped.Nofar Avigdor beamed as she strolled out of court with lawyer Michael Soshnick after

How one woman’s drug addiction cost her everything

Two days before last Christmas, Beth Stephens was full of plans and promise. The brilliant, 39-year-old scientist who had studied in Paris, completed a Ph.D. in microbiology and had worked as a researcher for the federal government seemed to be getting her life back together.The slim, fun-loving brunette who enjoyed

Co-op board president created a “totalitarian regime’: suit

Co-op owners at the 368-unit Gardens at Forest Hills claim they’re living in the “totalitarian regime” of a board president who controls sales in the building to line his own pockets.Real-estate agent Belal Mohd, who heads the board, hired himself as a $52,000-a-year manager of the complex, a $10 million

Guinness World Records claims publisher is trying to copy them

Guinness World Records claims education publisher Scholastic is trying to steal its business with a “Book of World Records” that “obviously copies” Guinness’ planned publication for 2018.Both record books feature a colorful background and a title in large, three-dimensional black and white print, while Scholastic’s also includes pictures of celebrities

Hell’s Kitchen woman: I was fired because I have breast cancer

​A Hell’s Kitchen woman is suing one of Nevada’s most prominent pot businessmen, claiming he fired her for reporting numerous office affairs and tattling on a woman who refused to wear underwear — but that’s not the worst of it.Pamela Johnston, 49, claims she was also canned because she’s suffering

State AGs ready to sue Trump over health care subsidies

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said late Thursday that he and other AGs are ready to sue President Trump to defend the subsidies that help Americans obtain health insurance.“I will not allow President Trump to once again use New York families as political pawns in his dangerous, partisan campaign

Waymo demanded $1 billion and an apology from Uber

Alphabet’s Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters.The Waymo self-driving car unit also asked that an independent monitor be appointed to ensure Uber

Lawsuit targeting restaurants for dropping tips is a warning sign

Shake Shack king Danny Meyer and other top restaurateurs just got socked with maybe the dumbest lawsuit in the annals of eating — but they should chew hard on the warning it sends.Meyer’s popular places such as Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern and Marta recently dropped tipping in favor of

Company behind bump stocks sued over Las Vegas massacre

A gun-control group is suing the company that produces bump stocks — devices used by the Las Vegas shooter to make his rifles fire nearly as fast as machine guns — on behalf of the killer’s hundreds of victims.The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Vegas law firm Eglet

Teen claims she was expelled for refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

HOUSTON — A lawsuit says a Houston student’s Constitutional rights were violated when she was expelled for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.Randall Kallinen, an attorney for 17-year-old India Landry’s family, said the civil lawsuit was filed Saturday against the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District and a high school principal.The