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Source: The Guradian

Nora Roberts files ‘multi-plagiarism’ lawsuit alleging writer copied more than 40 authors

Thursday 21:50 GMT

After weeks of scandal and speculation, the bestselling author Nora Roberts has formally filed a lawsuit against Brazilian romance writer Cristiane Serruya, who stands accused of committing “multi-plagiarism” on a “rare and scandalous” level.

According to Roberts, 41 authors and 93 books have been infringed by Serruya; Roberts writes on her blog that “the scope of her theft is so huge, so stunningly wide, she really has nowhere to go, no excuses or reasons that can possibly hold even a drop of water”. “If you plagiarise, I will come for you,” Roberts said.

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Source: The Guradian

Sackler family want to settle opioids lawsuits, lawyer says

Today 05:10 GMT

The members of the multi-billionaire Sackler family who own a painkiller manufacturer and are being sued by hundreds of state and local officials as part of the opioids litigation want to settle, a leading lawyer for the family said this week.

The family members individually named as defendants in the relevant lawsuits include Richard Sackler, Beverly Sackler, David Sackler, Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Jonathan Sackler, Kathe Sackler, Mortimer DA Sackler and Theresa Sackler.

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Source: Global News

Brothers in Jussie Smollett case file defamation suit against star’s legal team

Tuesday 20:01 GMT

Kim Foxx’s frustrated Jussie Smollett, R. Kelly text messages released. Brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo filed a federal defamation lawsuit against Jussie Smollett’s legal team.

WATCH: Prosecutor who dropped charges against Jussie Smollett says he personally believes he’s guilty. “Defendants made these comments knowing they were untrue to distract from Mr. Smollett’s farce and to promote themselves and the Geragos & Geragos law firm,” the Osundairo brothers’ lawsuit alleges, according to CBS. “Statements indicating plaintiffs actually criminally battered Mr. Smollett without his consent are patently false and defamatory, as Mr. Smollett originated, planned and orchestrated the attack.” WATCH: Video of two brothers implicated in Smollett attack show them purchasing ski masks, red hats. During an interview with The Today Show, Glandian had previously suggested that the brothers may have been wearing “whiteface” while attacking Smollett.

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Source: Global News

Lawsuit accuses Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault

Thursday 02:23 GMT

“Out of nowhere, he got on top of me and pinned me down to the bed and held my arms down with all of his weight while he kissed my neck and my face and my chest,” Tennant said, adding that when she asked him to get off, “he laughed at me.”. WATCH: Nurse charged with sexual assault of an incapacitated woman pleads not guilty. Tennant said Walton relented and she started to leave the room when he grabbed her again and kissed her ears and neck. She said he finally stopped, laughed and said “good to see you” before she left the room.

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Source: The Guradian

Jussie Smollett case: brothers who helped stage attack sue actor's attorney

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Empire actor’s attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite knowing that was not true.

The suit contends that even after police and prosecutors alleged that the 29 January attack in Chicago was staged and after all charges were dropped, controversially, against Smollett, Geragos and his firm continued to say publicly in widely reported statements that the brothers “led a criminally homophobic, racist and violent attack against Mr Smollett”, even though they knew that was not the case. The lawsuit says that the lawyers’ repeated statements that Smollett told the truth all along and that the brothers were lying caused them “significant emotional distress”, made them feel unsafe and alienated them from the local community.


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