Portland City Council Settles Lawsuit Over Withheld Text Messages with $167,000 Payment

Portland, Oregon – The Portland City Council has agreed to pay almost $167,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the city and Mayor Ted Wheeler of withholding a large number of text messages from a public records request. The lawsuit followed an investigation that found Wheeler and other city officials regularly violated city policy by using iMessage on their city-issued iPhones. The city’s public records software at the time was unable to access iMessages. The state public records law mandates that government officials preserve all written communication, including text messages and emails, and provide them … Read more

Lawyer Confronts Trump’s Attempt to Stall Payment, Leaving Him No Escape

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent legal move, President Donald Trump was denied his request to delay payment in a lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a writer who accused him of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. Carroll’s lawyer firmly rejected Trump’s efforts to delay the case, asserting that the president’s actions were an attempt to avoid accountability. This latest development highlights the ongoing legal battles Trump faces, raising questions about his ability to sidestep litigation during his presidency. Carroll’s case against Trump stems from her allegation, made in 2019, that he sexually assaulted … Read more

Lawyers Fight Back Against Trump’s Nonsensical Attempt to Avoid $83 Million Payment in Defamation Case

New York City, NY – Lawyers representing E. Jean Carroll have urged a judge to reject former President Donald Trump’s attempt to avoid providing security for the $83.3 million defamation award granted to the writer. In a court filing submitted on Thursday in a federal court in Manhattan, the attorneys argued that Trump’s proposed payment arrangement was insufficient and lacked credibility. The jury’s verdict last month concluded that Trump had defamed Carroll in 2019 following her allegations of rape in a luxury department store in Manhattan in 1996, as detailed in her memoir. Carroll, an … Read more

Day Care Centers in Charlotte File Lawsuit Against LJ Schools Carolina for Contested $6 Million Payment

Charlotte, North Carolina – Nine day care centers in the Charlotte area have filed a lawsuit against a company, alleging breach of contract and failure to fulfill a purchase agreement that included a $6 million payment. The lawsuit was filed in Mecklenburg County Superior Court on February 20th and claims that LJ Schools Carolina Inc. violated the terms of the agreement related to the purchase of the day care centers. According to the lawsuit, LJ Schools Carolina Inc. agreed to pay $10.75 million on the closing date of the purchase, which included a $6 million … Read more