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#Law Suit

# law-suit - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Journalist John Waters to sue The Phoenix magazine

The writer launched High Court proceedings against the satirical magazine last week.

# law-suit - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men

Google said it disagrees with the “central allegations”.

# law-suit - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Sharp increase in personal injury suits with almost 22,000 filed last year

The biggest award given in the courts last year was €9 million.

# law-suit - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Facebook is being sued over posts that "encourage the killing of Jews"

An Israeli NGO has filed a suit.

# law-suit - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been vandalised

The Los Angeles Police Department opened its investigation into the sex abuse claims yesterday afternoon.

# law-suit - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

S&P faces US govt suit over mortgage bond ratings

The credit risk agency promised a vigorous defense, saying the looming lawsuit would be “entirely without factual or legal merit.”

# law-suit - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Lawsuit against Madonna dismissed in Russia

The lawsuit had sought millions of dollars in damages from the signer ‘traumatising’ minors by speaking up for gay rights during a concert in St Petersburg.

# law-suit - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Twitter files lawsuit against spammers

The social networking company said it is suing five persistent spambots in an attempt to crack down on the high volume of spam encountered by users.

# law-suit - Monday 4 July, 2011

Samsung v Apple: the battle continues

Samsung has voluntarily dropped one of its lawsuits against Apple but the tit-for-tat legal battle rages on.

# law-suit - Thursday 22 July, 2010

BRAD PITT and Angelina Jolie have won a case against the News of the World over claims the paper made about the couple separating.

The paper, which settled for an undisclosed amount, admitted that it had made “false and intrusive” allegations about the couple. Jolie and Pitt were absent from the hearing, which took place in London’s High Court.

The actors’ suit was based on the misuse of private information and breach of the 1998 Data Protection Act. It related to a front page story from January of this year (headlined “Pitts all over”) that detailed false information about the couple separating and splitting their assets.

The court also received a statement from Schillings Lawyers, which said their employee Sorrell Trope – who was identified as the couple’s divorce lawyer – had never even met the Jolie-Pitts.

Trope wrote: “I have never met… your clients or had any involvement with either of them. The foregoing is true with respect to all other members of this firm.”

The sum that the couple received through damages will be donated to their charity, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.