Judge tells Detroit museum: Don't move van Gogh painting
DETROIT — (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a Detroit museum to hold onto an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh in response to a lawsuit by its owner, who claims it has been missing for nearly six years. The painting, titled "The Novel Reader" or "The Reading Lady," is part of a rare van Gogh exhibit, which ends Jan. 22 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. “Recently, however, plaintiff learned that the painting is in the DIA’s possession, on display as part of the museum’s ‘Van Gogh in America’ exhibition.”The lawsuit seeks to have the painting turned over to the owner. U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh barred the museum from moving it, a temporary step before a court hearing on Jan. 19. It is one of 80 van Gogh works in the exhibition and remained on display Wednesday.wftv.com
California sues over 'forever chemicals' that taint water
A lawsuit filed by the state of California accuses 3M, Dupont and 16 smaller companies of covering up the harm caused to the environment and the public from chemicals that have over decades found their way into waterways and human bloodstreams.
Central Florida woman joins national lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia
A Polk County woman has joined a national class action lawsuit against Hyundai Motor America and Kia America Inc. alleging “blatant breach of public trust” led to a surge in thefts of certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles sold without an engine immobilizer.
Black preacher who was arrested while watering flowers files lawsuit against police
A Black pastor who was arrested by white police officers while watering flowers for a neighbor who was out of town filed a federal lawsuit alleging the ordeal violated his constitutional rights and caused lingering problems, including emotional distress and anxiety.news.yahoo.com
CFPB sues TransUnion for violating previous agreement
TransUnion-Lawsuit FILE - In this March 5, 2012 file photo, consumer credit cards are posed in North Andover, Mass. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued credit company TransUnion and one of its long-time executives on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 alleging the company completely “disregarded” a previous order from five years ago to stop selling dubious credit-related products and marketing. Instead of taking actions to stop these practices, the CFPB alleges that TransUnion executive John Danaher looked for ways to keep the subscription revenues flowing. This included keeping a vague “checkbox” on the TransUnion website that signed customers up for products that they may not have wanted. “TransUnion is an out-of-control repeat offender that believes it is above the law,” CFPB Director Rohit Chopra said in a statement.wftv.com
Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over frosted strawberry Pop-Tarts
A federal judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Pop-Tarts’ parent company, Kellogg’s, of deceptive labeling over the amount of strawberry contained in frosted strawberry Pop-Tarts. >> Read more trending newsIn the lawsuit, Kelvin Brown’s lawyers had argued that images of a fresh strawberry and fruit filling on the Pop-Tarts’ packaging, along with the words “Frosted Strawberry,” are misleading and deceptive. A federal judge in Illinois dismissed a similar lawsuit in March. That lawsuit argued that the use of apples, pears and red food coloring in addition to strawberries was deceptive, as we previously reported. The number of lawsuits against food companies has been on the rise, going up more than 1,000% since 2008, NPR reported.wftv.com
Woman sues Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, says he is her biological father
Woman sues Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, says he is her biological father Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones walks on the field before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Cowboys on Dec. 19, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin, File)DALLAS — A Washington, D.C., woman is claiming in a new lawsuit that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is her biological father, multiple news outlets are reporting. >> Read more trending newsAccording to The Dallas Morning News and ESPN, lawyers for congressional aide Alexandra Davis, 25, filed the lawsuit last week in Dallas County, Texas. The lawsuit was available on Dallas County’s website earlier this week before a judge sealed it Wednesday, the Morning News and ESPN reported. Jones’ spokesman, Jim Wilkinson, and Davis’ attorney, Andrew Bergman, declined ESPN’s requests for a comment on the allegations. Davis Spencer and Davis appeared in season three of the reality show “Big Rich Texas,” the Morning News reported.wftv.com
Feds sue Pennsylvania court system over bans on opioid meds
The lawsuit comes weeks after attorneys from the department's Civil Rights Division sent a letter to the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania. It cited at least three complaints from people being forced off their legal medications by courts in two Pennsylvania counties in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A spokesperson for the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts declined to comment on the lawsuit Friday, but provided the office's written response to the initial letter. The lawsuit asks a judge to declare Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System is in violation of the ADA and require it to adopt a non-discrimination policy against people taking opioid treatment medications. “What was described in the Pennsylvania courts is not uncommon.wftv.com
Coaches forced a teen to eat pizza against his religion, he says. Now he’s suing.
An Ohio high school football player was forced to eat pepperoni pizza because he missed a training session, he says. He and his family are suing because they say the punishment violated his religious beliefs.washingtonpost.com
Orange County tax collector sues Orlando International Airport over unpaid taxes
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orange County Tax Collector’s office has filed a lawsuit against the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, the governing entity for the Orlando International Airport, for unpaid taxes totaling nearly $3.5 million. In the letter, the attorney said the tax collector is aware the current pandemic is placing a burden on businesses. Property taxes go toward funding Orange County schools, libraries and law enforcement. AdThe tax collector is required to collect 18% annual interest if the taxes have not been paid 60 days after the bill is due. For the majority of the tax liability claimed, the tax collector sent tax notices to the tenants, not GOAA.
Lawsuit could open sports gambling across U.S.
With the start of college basketball’s March Madness less than a month away, Las Vegas is gearing up for some action. Last year, gamblers in Nevada -- where sports betting is legal -- placed an estimated $240 million in bets on the tournaments. A court battle pitting New Jersey against the NCAA and major pro sports leagues could determine whether other states could also soon see a piece of that action. Mike McCarthy, reporter and columnist for "Sporting News" joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" with more on the lawsuit and its potential impact.cbsnews.com
Apple faces lawsuit over lost texts
Apple faces lawsuit over lost texts A California woman claims the iPhone maker failed to tell its customers that they wouldn't be able to receive iMessages from other iPhone users if they switched to an Android phone. CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar joins "CBSN" to discuss the lawsuit.cbsnews.com