Trump, deemed ‘not above the law,’ faces legal storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump faced legal challenges from women on two fronts on Tuesday as a defamation lawsuit brought by a former Apprentice TV show contestant moved forward and a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump sued to undo a confidentiality

Trump setback in accuser’s defamation case is first of its kind

President Trump must face a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” after a Manhattan judge ruled in a first-of-its-kind decision that he could not claim immunity through his job as the nation’s commander-in-chief.“No one is above the law,” Justice Jennifer Schecter wrote in

Neurologist who admitted groping patients faces new charges

A neurologist who admitted groping women at a Philadelphia clinic was charged with sexually molesting patients in New Jersey, the third state to accuse him of using his position as a prominent pain doctor to victimize women under his care.A Mercer County grand jury indicted Dr. Ricardo Cruciani on multiple

Stormy Daniels may have inspired more Trump accusers to sue him

Following the lead of Stormy Daniels, several other women are mulling legal action against President Trump, according to the porn star’s attorney.Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels, confirmed to BuzzFeed News that multiple women have contacted him about potential lawsuits.He did not identify any of the women, disclose the nature of

Bridge collapse survivor files first lawsuit

A bicyclist who was badly hurt in the deadly collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University filed the first civil lawsuit Monday in the tragedy, according to a report.Marquise Rashaad Hepburn, 24, was “seriously injured” as he rode his bike under the doomed bridge, according to a lawsuit

Helicopter crash victim’s family sues aviation companies, pilot

The first lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the helicopter and charter companies involved in Sunday’s deadly crash in the East River — with the family of one of the victims accusing them of negligence and “carelessness.”Pilot Richard Vance, who was at the controls when the chopper went down, was also

Woman who really believes in Bigfoot sues to prove it’s real

Claudia Ackley believes in Bigfoot.It’s led to ridicule and harassment and anxiety, but she still believes. She knows that some people think she’s crazy, but she still believes. It might even mean that cars with government plates are following her — she’s not sure, she’s got a picture of one

Trump applauds his new gun measures

President Trump lauded the measures he included as part of his school safety plan on Twitter Monday and said he didn’t include his earlier stand on raising the age limit to buy firearms because it isn’t getting “much political support.”“Very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks will be fully

Trump hires Hulk Hogan’s lawyer for $20M suit against Stormy Daniels

President Trump is reportedly seeking $20 million in damages from Stormy Daniels, claiming through his lawyer that the porn actress violated a nondisclosure agreement by speaking publicly about her alleged affair with the president.Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen also wants the ongoing dispute with Daniels to take place in private

Stormy Daniels sues Trump over ‘hush agreement’

Adult film star Stormy Daniels has reportedly filed a lawsuit against President Trump — alleging he never signed a “hush agreement” to keep quiet about their rumored affair.Daniels, who real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday that claims the nondisclosure agreement is invalid and

De Blasio’s new schools chancellor pick already facing first controversy

Mayor de Blasio’s second pick for schools chancellor sank a subordinate’s career after she scolded him for flirting with a woman other than his wife, according to a 2015 San Francisco Supreme Court filing.Teacher Veronica Chavez also accused New York’s new incoming Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza of promoting men during

One of ESPN’s alleged ‘predators’ fights back over lawsuit

Jonathan Coachman’s new job is being threatened by allegations at his old one, and he has gone on the defensive.The former ESPN anchor, who recently returned to WWE, was referenced in the bombshell sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the network by Adrienne Lawrence. Coachman was accused of being part

Man sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man has filed a lawsuit claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against him when they refused to sell the 20-year-old a rifle.Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Feb. 14 Florida high school massacre. The

Dashcam shows traffic stop that triggered groping suit

A Tennessee woman alleged in a lawsuit that a state highway patrol officer in August searched her without cause, groped her and waited three hours near her home to stop her again, reported.The Tennessee Highway Patrol issued a statement that supports the trooper, but a state prosecutor criticized Trooper

Radio host took bribe, never delivered: lawsuit

The author of a memoir about mental illness paid controversial radio host Sid Rosenberg $5,000 in “payola” cash to set up on-air interviews, a lawsuit claims.Joseph DeBlasi says he gave Rosenberg the cash in June 2014 to secure a spot on Geraldo Rivera’s radio show in the hope of promoting

Couple planning to open swingers club sues town

DETROIT — A couple has filed a federal lawsuit against a southern Michigan township for preventing the launch of their swingers club.Kent and Angie Tyler’s lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit last week alleges Summit Township officials have used legal barriers to stop their business from opening, the

Roy Moore asks for donations to fight accuser’s defamation case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore is pleading for money to pay for his legal bills as he fights a lawsuit against a woman who says he molested her when she was 14. Moore said on a campaign Facebook page Thursday that his “resources have been depleted.” The

Steelers player’s mean Snapchat sicced school bullies on my son: suit

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania family has filed a lawsuit against Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis, claiming he posted a video on social media mocking their teenage son. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the 24-year-old Davis uploaded a video to Snapchat of the teen working at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru in

Health insurance companies may have scammed city out of $1B

Socked with more than a quarter-million dollars in medical bills despite having full health coverage, a city lawyer decided to take action — and discovered that two of New York’s biggest insurance providers may have scammed roughly $1 billion out of taxpayers, a newly unsealed lawsuit charges. Kami Barker

Cigarette kickbacks are burning small distributors

Here’s a tip: When you are giving a kickback to someone, make very sure that person isn’t part of a sting operation. This probably has never come up in your life — but you never know. The salesmen who fill New York’s candy stores with tobacco and sweets probably never

Suit alleges sex-and-booze-filled life at the Bronx DA’s office

The Bronx District Attorney’s Office is a hotbed of misconduct where prosecutors and other staffers neglect their work to shop, drink booze and have sex, according to a $15 million notice of claim filed Monday by a suspended employee who’s involved with an embattled NYPD cop. Crime analyst Crystal

My ex launched a campaign to ruin me

A Brooklyn man angry over a breakup went on a scorched-earth campaign against his ex, painting her as a cocaine-using, pot-smoking cheater and stalking her online, she claims in a lawsuit. Marketing exec Kathryn Kosmides dated Derek Sine for 14 months but broke up with him last year because

Ancient Roman statue at center of international custody fight

A Roman statue that was to be auctioned in New York has been caught in an international tug of war instead. Eliezer Levin, of Israel, has owned a nearly 2-foot-tall marble depiction of the goddess Cybele since 1987, when he bought it at an auction in his home country. But

Paramedic sues FDNY for age disrimination

The FDNY has a new diversity problem: age discrimination, claims a 64-year-old paramedic who lost a shot at the department’s elite rescue medic squad while younger colleagues were passed on for promotion. Edwin Tweedy says he met all the requirements for the job, in which medics complete rigorous, physical

Nonprofit exec scammed clinic for $20K in dental work: suit

The head of a troubled Harlem nonprofit funded with millions of dollars in taxpayer money got more than $20,000 worth of dental work and medical services for free at the group’s clinic, a whistleblower charges in a new federal lawsuit. Saundra Alexander, a longtime board member and current interim