Wiyot Tribe Emerges Victorious as Lawsuit Over Eureka Parking Lot Dismissed

EUREKA, California – A retired judge in Humboldt County has dismissed one of four lawsuits filed by Citizens for a Better Eureka, a special interest group funded by security National. This group aims to block several multi-family housing developments in downtown Eureka in order to preserve parking lots. The lawsuit dismissed by Judge John T. Feeney concerned a vacant parcel at the corner of Fifth and D streets, where the Wiyot Tribe plans to construct multi-income housing projects through its community land trust, Dishgamu Humboldt. The City of Eureka had already awarded contracts to the … Read more

Former President Donald Trump Ordered to Pay $83.3 Million in Defamation Lawsuit: Advise Columnist Victorious

New York, NY – A federal civil jury has ruled that former President Donald Trump must pay advice columnist E. Jean Carroll a staggering $83.3 million for defaming her in 2019. The defamation lawsuit was filed after Trump denied Carroll’s allegations of sexual assault, asserting that “people should pay dearly for such false accusations.” The jury deliberated for just three hours before reaching the decision on Friday. Carroll’s lawyers sought significant damages against the former president, and they were not disappointed. The jury awarded Carroll $18.3 million in compensatory damages and an additional $65 million … Read more

Kaouther Ben Hania’s ‘Four Daughters’ Emerges Victorious at Palm Spring International Film Festival

Palm Springs, California – The 35th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival recently concluded, revealing the winners of this year’s jury awards. One standout film, “Four Daughters,” took home the FIPRESCI prize, which recognizes films in the international film festival Oscar submissions program. Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, the film is also Tunisia’s official Oscar submission. The jury statement praised “Four Daughters” for its unique approach to storytelling and its exploration of human complexity. Director Kaouther Ben Hania skillfully weaves together elements of fact, meta-fiction, and confessional therapy to create a powerful and thought-provoking film. … Read more

Singapore’s ‘Wonderland’ Emerges Victorious at Palm Springs Film Festival, Showcasing the Power of Independent Cinema

PALM SPRINGS, California – Singapore’s independent film, ‘Wonderland,’ has received the prestigious Local Jury Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. This recognition not only brings attention to the film itself but also highlights the potential of Singaporean cinema on the global stage. Directed by Chai Yee Wei and produced by Mocha Chai Laboratories, ‘Wonderland’ tells a captivating story set in the 1980s. The film revolves around Loke, played by Mark Lee, a single father who fabricates a lie to his daughter Eileen, portrayed by Xenia Tan. This lie influences Eileen’s decision to move … Read more