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  • Eden Memorial Park settles lawsuit in $80.5 million deal

    By Jared Sichel

    February 27, 2014 | 5:17 pm

    A massive four-year, 25,000-person class action lawsuit against Eden Memorial Park came to an end on Feb. 27, when the Jewish cemetery in Mission Hills agreed to a settlement worth an estimated $80.5 million, according to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

    The legal...

  • San Diego mayor has signed letter of resignation, report says

    August 23, 2013 | 11:36 am

    The mayor of San Diego, facing a sexual harassment lawsuit and a slew of allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women, has signed a letter of resignation, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.

    The resignation of Mayor Bob Filner could not immediately be confirmed by...

  • San Diego mayor Bob Filner asks city to pay for legal fees

    July 30, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has asked the city to cover his legal fees for a sexual harassment lawsuit, according to an agenda released by the city council.

    The city council will convene in a special closed session on Tuesday night to discuss whether or not to pay for legal fees in a sexual harassment claim filed by Filner’s former employee Irene McCormack Jackson.

    Read more at nbcsandiego.com.

  • LeAnn Rimes Lawsuit Against Teacher Thrown Out

    By Ilana Angel

    June 5, 2013 | 10:32 pm

    I am happy to be the very first person to share with you all that the lawsuit LeAnn Rimes filed against Kim and Lexi Smiley has been thrown out, and LeAnn has 20 days to re-file should she want to continue with the case. I hope someone who truly cares about Ms. Rimes will advise...

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  • Twitter sued for $50m for not naming authors of anti-Semitic tweets

    March 21, 2013 | 8:45 am

    Twitter is being sued for about $50 million in France for failing to honor a court ruling which ordered it to identify users who posted anti-Semitic hate speech.

    The Union of Jewish French Students, or UEJF by its French acronym, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday with a Paris...

  • LeAnn Rimes is Clearly Bored

    By Ilana Angel

    February 19, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    You can always tell when LeAnn Rimes is bored because she files a new lawsuit.  This chick clearly has too much time on her hands and one can only assume how miserable she must be that suing has become her favorite pastime.  This woman is a mess and I wonder why nobody in her camp...

  • Anat Kamm wants compensation from Haaretz for revealing identity

    February 4, 2013 | 12:27 pm

    Anat Kamm, who was jailed for turning classified military documents over to a reporter, is seeking compensation from Haaretz for revealing her identity.

    Kamm, a former Israeli soldier, is asking the newspaper for more than $540,000, according to Haaretz.

    “Kamm views you and...

  • Report: Justin Bieber sued for ‘assaulting’ Israeli bodyguard

    January 11, 2013 | 10:00 am

    The Israeli former bodyguard of teen idol Justin Bieber reportedly sued the pop star for assault.

    Moshe Benabou, who lives in the United States, is seeking unspecified damages for assault and battery and more than $420,000 in unpaid overtime, the news site TMZ reported on...

  • JONAH center being sued for false claims on reversing homosexuality

    November 27, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    JONAH, a Jewish center in New Jersey that offers therapy to reverse homosexuality, is being sued for allegedly making fraudulent claims.

    Four gay men and two of their mothers filed the suit Tuesday in New Jersey Superior Court against Jews Offering New Alternatives to...

  • LeAnn Rimes, Peace & Grace

    By Ilana Angel

    November 20, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Dear Ms. Rimes,

    I have written about you often, and it has not been kind.  I have strong opinions about you, and while there are many who love and support you, I have not.  I have been open and honest in sharing my views of you and some of your behavior.  I cannot and will not...

  • Benjamin Reznik: L.A. based lawyer who takes on Goliath

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 26, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Among land-use attorneys working in Los Angeles, Benjamin Reznik is better known than most, perhaps because of his success at suing the City of Los Angeles. In 2009, the partner in the firm of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP told the Los Angeles Times he had probably sued the...

  • Actress sues California man behind anti-Muslim film

    September 19, 2012 | 4:16 pm

    An actress in an anti-Islam film that triggered violent protests across the Muslim world sued a California man linked to its production on Wednesday for fraud and slander, saying she had received death threats after the video was posted on YouTube.

    Actress Cindy Lee...

  • Designer Galliano reportedly sues Dior over firing for anti-Semitism

    August 29, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    Designer John Galliano reportedly has filed an $18.7 million lawsuit against Christian Dior, the fashion house that fired him for anti-Semitic speech.

    On Tuesday, the website of the London-based The Daily Telegraph reported that Galliano “is believed” to have lodged an...

  • Lawsuit filed against haredi radio station for excluding women

    August 29, 2012 | 10:40 am

    The religious women’s organization Kolech filed a class-action lawsuit against a haredi Orthodox radio station for excluding women.

    The nearly $26 million lawsuit filed Tuesday in Jerusalem District Court against Kol Berama alleges that the station does not hire women as...

  • Families of murdered Iranian nuclear scientists file lawsuit

    August 15, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    The families of several slain Iranian nuclear scientists filed a lawsuit accusing Israel, the U.S. and Britain of being involved in their assassinations.

    “Through this complaint, we declare to the world that actions of arrogant governments, led by the U.S., Britain and the...

  • Adelson lawsuit describes pressure on NJDC to apologize

    August 9, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Sheldon Adelson’s $60 million defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council describes extensive efforts by his representatives, including Alan Dershowitz, to talk the group into apologizing for intimating that the casino magnate approved of prostitution.

    The...

  • Sheldon Adelson sues Jewish Democratic group

    August 8, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Sheldon Adelson is suing the National Jewish Democratic Council for defamation.

    Lawyers for Adelson, the casino magnate and major Republican donor, had sent a warning letter to the NJDC and to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last week after each body publicly stated...

  • Peace activist settles lawsuit with pro-Israel activist

    August 2, 2012 | 5:36 pm

    A peace activist and the man she accused of assault as she protested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress reached a settlement on her lawsuit.

    Attorneys for Rachel Abileah, an activist with Codepink, and her alleged assaulter, Stanley Shulster of...

  • Hearing on motion to dismiss set in Hebrew National class-action suit

    August 1, 2012 | 10:16 am

    A hearing on a motion to dismiss a consumer fraud case against the company that produces Hebrew National products has been scheduled for Nov. 30 in a federal court.

    The hearing will be held at the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

    ConAgra Foods Inc., which owns the Hebrew...

  • Orthodox gay activist sues cousin for assault

    July 3, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    An Orthodox blogger sued his cousin, whose family owns a large New York Judaica store, for assaulting him.

    Chaim Levin, now a gay activist, has sued cousin Sholom Eichler in a Brooklyn court, according to the New York Post. Eichler’s family owns Eichler’s Judaica Store in Brooklyn.

    Levin claims that Eichler assaulted him weekly beginning when he was 6, from 1996 to 1999, at the Eichler family home and at a synagogue.

  • ZOA sued for discrimination, national president Morton Klein takes the stand in Beverly Hills courtroom in defense

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 14, 2012 | 8:11 pm

    Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein took the stand Thursday in a Beverly Hills courtroom as the final witness in a sex discrimination and wrongful termination case filed against the ZOA.

    Julie Sager, who worked for the ZOA for seven years, including five years as...

  • Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah’s father suing police

    June 11, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    The father of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah reportedly is suing police for allegedly murdering his son.

    Mohamed Benalel Merah filed a lawsuit against the RAID elite police who shot his son, the French news agency AFP reported Monday.

    “This is a suit against unnamed persons for...

  • Conn. congregation, member settle lawsuit over non-Jewish burial

    May 17, 2012 | 10:49 am

    A Jewish woman suing her congregation over the burial of a non-Jewish black woman in its cemetery has settled her lawsuit.

    Maria Balaban, 73, settled her lawsuit with Congregation Ahavath Achim in Colchester, Conn., on Wednesday after two days of negotiations in the middle of the...

  • Businessman seeks new hearing in Coca-Cola lawsuit

    May 4, 2012 | 10:24 am

    A Jewish Canadian-Egyptian businessman wants a full U.S. appeals court to rehear his lawsuit against Coca-Cola for using his family’s property in Egypt.

    Raphael Bigio and his family filed the brief Wednesday in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. He is suing the...

  • Anti-boycott lawsuit against food co-op is dismissed

    February 28, 2012 | 11:24 am

    A lawsuit seeking to overturn a Washington state food co-op’s boycott of Israeli goods was dismissed in state Superior Court.

    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Thomas McPhee on Monday rejected the lawsuit that was filed last September by five members of the Olympia Food Co-Op.

    ...
  • Defamatory to associate Romney with Sikh temple?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 6, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Last month, Jay Leno showed a slide of Mitt Romney’s “summer home.” In fact, it was Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, a shrine of the Sikh faith. And now Leno and NBC are being sued over it.

    From Reuters and TheWrap:

    Dr. Randeep Dhillon, who does business as Bol Punjabi All Regions...

  • D.C. mayor to settle rabbi’s lawsuit over special elections

    January 9, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    Washington Mayor Vincent Gray has settled a lawsuit brought against the District of Columbia by a local rabbi over the date of special elections.

    Gray, a Democrat, agreed last week to introduce legislation to the City Council that would allow discretion by the district’s Board of...

  • Despite lawsuit by former president, Modern Orthodox Shul hires Chabad Rabbi [UPDATE - VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 23, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    On Dec. 19, at a closed-door meeting in Congregation Shaarei Tefila’s social hall, about 60 of the Modern Orthodox synagogue’s current members voted to hire Rabbi Moshe Kesselman to lead the shul.

    Kesselman has been serving as Shaarei Tefila’s rabbi on a month-to-month basis...

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s five minutes in ‘Hell’

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 1, 2011 | 11:28 am

    Jesse Eisenberg, star of “The Social Network,” is making a point with his lawsuit against Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment regarding “Camp Hell.”  Eisenberg claims he had a minimal cameo role in the film and is emphatic that he does not want to be billed as a star of the horror...

  • Lawsuits dropped after Apple drops ‘Jew or Not Jew’ app

    November 25, 2011 | 12:13 am

    French anti-racism groups dropped lawsuits against Apple, Inc. after it removed an iPhone app called “Jew or Not Jew?” from online stores around the world.

    The made-in-France app had been removed from Apple’s on-line store in France in September following an outcry in that country. ...

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