Highly litigious Larry Klayman has filed yet another lawsuit, this time against City Pages and the Phoenix New Times for libel after they reported on a magistrate judge’s conclusions that he may have touched his children inappropriately, conclusions that were included in a ruling on a custody dispute with his ex-wife. And he’s put out …
Category Archive: Judicial/Legal
Apr 01 2013
Mar 28 2013
Texas and Kansas are apparently not the only states where the right wing wants to change the history standards. In Minnesota, they actually filed a lawsuit over the history curriculum for public schools and a state judge just ruled against them in that suit.
Mar 15 2013
Former Sen. Larry Craig is still in court over his solicitation of sex in a Minneapolis airport men’s room (which shouldn’t be illegal, by the way), fighting against the Federal Elections Commission over whether he could use campaign contributions to pay for his legal defense. The judge seems a bit skeptical:
Feb 28 2013
I’m sure many of you have heard about the lawsuit that was filed by CFI – Michigan (full disclosure: I’m on the advisory board) and the national CFI office against a country club that breached a contract they had signed to hold a dinner with Richard Dawkins at their facility. CFI put out an official …
Feb 23 2013
Donald Trump is threatening to sue the guy who started a petition drive to get Macy’s to stop selling his products and using him in their ads, absurdly claiming that the effort is “tortious interference” with his business. It’s a sad attempt to intimidate.
Feb 11 2013
Remember the Catholic hospital in Colorado that filed a brief in a malpractice lawsuit arguing that they can’t be held responsible for the death of a pregnant woman’s fetus because fetuses aren’t legally people? They’ve now admitted that was “morally wrong,” but say they didn’t know about the argument.
Feb 01 2013
You may remember that a year ago, after Jessica Ahlquist won her lawsuit against the Cranston Public Schools over a prayer mural, the Freedom From Religion Foundation could not find a florist willing to deliver flowers to her. They’re now suing one of those florists for religious discrimination, but only under state law. You can …
Jan 30 2013
Bob Enyart, who is a true wingnut’s wingnut, has settled a trademark infringement suit filed by NPR over the name of his radio show. Enyart called his show Real Science Friday and NPR sued him for infringing on their trademark for the Science Friday show. He’s now renamed his show Real Science Radio to settle …
Dec 11 2012
Here’s a really interesting situation. A state judge in Florida has had formal charges filed against her by an investigative body of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission for selling religious items in the courthouse, often to lawyers appearing before her. The judge has a side business called Gaza Road Ministries
Dec 06 2012
Orly Taitz has lost another lawsuit, and this one was so easy that you’d probably get thrown out of even Liberty University law school for making this argument. She actually tried to force Occidental College to release Obama’s undergrad transcripts and financial aid information, which is absolutely illegal without his consent.
Nov 30 2012
This is going to be a very interesting lawsuit to watch. The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit, apparently the first of its kind, against a New Jersey clinic that claims to be able to turn gay people straight through “reversion therapy.” Calling such therapy “a dangerous and discredited practice that …
Nov 28 2012
A lawsuit has been filed against a school district in Dayton, Ohio alleging that the school suspended a female student after she was raped by two male students, who were only kicked out of the drama club for their actions. Courthouse News Service reports:
Nov 27 2012
Looks like Larry Klayman, the worst lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, has lost another frivolous lawsuit. This time it’s a suit against the owner of the Park 51 Islamic Center, the infamous and misnamed Ground Zero Mosque, for “public and private nuisance, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and assault.” You can …
Nov 21 2012
I’ve had several people send me this story about an attorney “associated” with the Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly the Alliance Defense Fund) being arrested and charged with a host of sexual crimes with a minor, but I think far too much is being made of that connection and we shouldn’t be crowing about it or …
Nov 19 2012
Remember a couple years ago when Andrew Shirvell, then an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, was fired for misuse of state computers and stalking a student leader at the University of Michigan? Now he’s in a fight with the state over whether he’s eligible for unemployment benefits.