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Week In Review

By Giancarla Sambo

Edited by Elissa D. Hecker


Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News:


Entertainment

Diplo, D.J. and Music Producer, Is Accused in Lawsuit of ‘Revenge Porn’

A woman accused Diplo of distributing intimate images and videos of her without her consent; his lawyer likened her suit to others “in search of a meritless payday.”


Eagles singer sues for 'Hotel California' handwritten lyrics

Eagles co-founder Don Henley fought for decades to reclaim 100 of his original lyric pages.


Cardi B accused of using song from FX show ‘Rez Dogs’ without permission

The plaintiffs, Joshua Fraustro and Miguel Aguilar, also known as Kemika1956, claim that their 2021 song “Greasy Frybread” — which was featured in the FX series “Rez Dogs” — was used without permission.


Brandi Glanville threatens to sue over The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: 'I haven't worked for a year'

The reality star says she's too depressed and swollen to do her podcast or pursue other moneymaking opportunities.


Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accused of sex trafficking and sexual assault in lawsuit by former adult film actress

Adria English, a former adult film actor who says she worked for Sean “Diddy” Combs between 2004 and 2009, accused the embattled music mogul of sex trafficking and sexual assault in a lawsuit.


Kanye West Sued by Yeezy Staff Over Alleged Illegal Labor Conditions and Hostile, Racist Environment

The rapper-mogul allegedly never paid a group of Yeezy employees, who claim they were subjected to illegal conditions and bullying from managers.


Delaware judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit in battle over estate of the late pop icon Prince

A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former business advisers to the late pop music icon Prince against two of his siblings and other heirs in a dispute over his estate


Arts

Dior pays a startling low price to produce a $2,780 handbag

A recent investigation into Dior's suppliers reveal that some of its bags are produced at a fraction of their retail prices.


Léopold Sédar Senghor’s Library Heading to Senegal

Two decades after his death, a collection of over 800 works that the first president of Senegal owned is moving from France to Dakar.


What Happened When an Orchestra Said Goodbye to All-Male Concerts

This season, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin experimented with programming works by female composers at every performance. Results were mixed.


Sports

F.B.I. and Justice Department Open Criminal Investigation in Chinese Doping Case

The move escalates a fight with China and world antidoping officials, and will cast a shadow over the Paris Olympics.


Basketball players sue NCAA over NIL use in March Madness promos

Sixteen former men's college basketball players, including Kansas stars Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins, UConn guard Ryan Boatright, and Arizona guard Jason Terry, have sued the NCAA and multiple conferences for the unauthorized use of their names, images, and likenesses in March Madness highlights.


Banned NBA player Jontay Porter will be charged in betting case

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn filed a criminal information sheet that shows a case that is related to an existing prosecution of four men charged with scheming to cash in on tips from a player about his plans to exit two games early.


Paradigm Sports Lawsuit: Court Sides With Pacquiao

The sports agency had filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the legendary boxer.


Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden loses bid for reconsideration in NFL emails lawsuit

Jon Gruden lost his bid to three Nevada Supreme Court justices to reconsider whether a lawsuit he filed against the NFL over emails leaked to the media before he resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders should be heard in court or in private arbitration.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers May Lose $450 Million Due to NFL Sunday Ticket Antitrust Lawsuit

The Bucs, and every other team in the NFL, could have to come up with some money.


Ex-Jets employee suing the team over a throwback logo that he designed

The franchise said that it found the claim “baseless and without merit.”


Technology/Media

Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Tech Platforms’ Free Speech Rights

The justices unanimously returned two cases, which concerned state laws that supporters said were aimed at “Silicon Valley censorship,” to lower courts. Critics had said the laws violated the sites’ First Amendment rights.


Supreme Court to Hear Case on Texas Law Restricting Access to Porn

The law, meant to shield minors from sexual materials on the internet by requiring adults to prove they are at least 18, was challenged on First Amendment grounds.


CBS Sued By Former L.A. Anchor Over “Policy Requiring Illegal Quotas For Race And Sex” At News Division

Vaughn, who for eight years was a primary anchor for evening newscasts at CBS-owned stations KCBS and KCAL, alleges discrimination “based on his race, sex, age, and sexual orientation.” Vaughn claims he was removed from his job because he “was not a member of the defendants’ preferred groups.”


$235,000 Settlement Is Reached in Police Raid of a Kansas Newspaper

A former reporter of The Marion County Record settled a lawsuit following a raid on the weekly newspaper last year that garnered widespread attention.


Judge Rules Against Release of Covenant School Shooter’s Writings

Whether to publish the voluminous paper trail left behind by the assailant was one of the most contested issues that arose from the attack.


Students Target Teachers in Group TikTok Attack, Shaking Their School

Seventh and eighth graders in Malvern, Pa., impersonated their teachers and posted disparaging, lewd, racist, and homophobic videos in the first known mass attack of its kind in the U.S.


Hunter Biden Sues Fox News Over a Series That Included His Nude Photos

The president’s son has argued that the network violated a New York law by showing the explicit images without his permission.


Amazon Is Investigating Perplexity Over Claims of Scraping Abuse

Amazon has looked into a WIRED report that a server linked to Perplexity—and hosted by AWS—appears to have been used to scrape the sites of major outlets against their wishes.


A Hacker Stole OpenAI Secrets, Raising Fears That China Could, Too

A security breach at the maker of ChatGPT last year revealed internal discussions among researchers and other employees, but not the code behind OpenAI’s systems.


Meta’s Ad-Free Subscription Violates Competition Law, E.U. Says

Regulators said the subscription service introduced last year is a “pay or consent” method to collect personal data and bolster advertising.


Kazakh Journalist’s Killing Sends Chill Through Exiles in Ukraine

Aidos Sadykov, an opposition activist whose YouTube channel often criticizes Kazakhstan’s government, was shot in Ukraine, where he was living in exile.


General News

Reactions and Highlights of the Supreme Court Decision on Trump’s Immunity

The ruling makes a distinction between official actions of a president, which have immunity, and those of a private citizen. In dissent, the Court’s liberals lament a vast expansion of presidential power.


Republicans Respond to Supreme Court Immunity Ruling With Triumph, and Democrats With Dismay

Republicans praised the ruling as a rejection of what they characterized as Democrats’ using the government against Trump for political purposes, while Democrats expressed fear for the future of American democracy.


After Immunity Ruling, Trump Seeks Delay of Classified Documents Case

The former president’s lawyers asked to freeze nearly all proceedings while they sort out whether the Supreme Court decision applies to charges focused on actions after he left the White House.


Judge Delays Trump’s Sentencing Until Sept. 18 After Immunity Claim

Trump’s lawyers want to argue that a Supreme Court decision giving presidents immunity for official acts should void his felony conviction for covering up hush money paid to a porn star.


Pay for Lawyers Is So High That People Are Comparing It to the NBA

Enormous pay packages are popping up for top lawyers, especially those favored by well-heeled private equity clients.


The Bible in Public Schools? Oklahoma Pushes Limits of Long Tradition.

The Bible has a deep history in American classrooms, but the state’s provocative superintendent wants to broadly expand its influence.


Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Republican-Backed Abortion Regulations

The rulings were the latest blow for abortion opponents in Kansas, where abortion protections in the state constitution have vexed Republicans for years.


Wisconsin Supreme Court Says Ballot Drop Boxes Can Again Be Used

The decision by the court’s liberal majority, delivered four months before the November election, reverses a ruling by conservative jurists two years ago.


Northwestern Law School Accused of Bias Against White Men in Hiring

The lawsuit was filed a year after the Supreme Court struck down the use of racial and gender preferences in college admissions.


Giuliani Disbarred From the Practice of Law in New York

Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and a longtime Trump ally, was at the center of the former president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

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