Judge Allows Lawsuit Alleging Pittsburgh Diocese Created Public Nuisance
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled a lawsuit can move forward against the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio Inc The suit by parents and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy members claims the diocese became a public nuisance because they didn’t fulfill obligations under state law to report abusers. It was originally filed in September of 2018 against each diocese in the state. However, the judge issued a preliminary dismissal for all of those except Pittsburgh, saying the lawsuit doesn’t include specific allegations against the other dioceses.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge put on hold a bid by a U . S . House of Representatives committee to obtain President Donald Trump ' s tax returns The Ways and Means Committee filed the lawsuit after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defied a congressional subpoena seeking the
A U . S . judge put on hold House Democrats’ lawsuit seeking six years of President Donald Trump ’ s federal tax returns , telling attorneys for both U . S . District Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington issued the ruling on Tuesday afternoon following a telephone conference with the attorneys.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge put on hold a bid by a U.S. House of Representatives committee to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, saying on Tuesday that he would wait for a much-anticipated appeals court decision relating to congressional subpoenas before issuing a ruling.
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington issued a stay in a case the House Ways and Means Committee brought in July that sought to force the Treasury Department to hand over years of Trump’s individual and business federal tax returns.
Alleged Jeffrey Epstein victim says she was introduced to Trump when she was 14, lawsuit says
A woman who says she was Jeffrey Epstein's first known victim claims in a new lawsuit that the multimillionaire sex offender introduced her to Donald Trump when she was 14, saying, "This is a good one, right?" Trump, according to the suit against Epstein's estate, "smiled and nodded in agreement." Trump, according to the suit against Epstein’s estate, “smiled and nodded in agreement.” The woman filed the lawsuit Friday in Manhattan Federal Court under the pseudonym Jane Doe.
The House suit asks a federal judge to enforce both approaches, validating the committee’ s use of Section 6103 and Mr. Neal’ s subpoenas. The Ways and Means Committee lawsuit for Mr. Trump ’ s tax returns is the first exercise of that authority. Even so, liberals have been frustrated with the pace
The Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to enforce subpoenas and obtain President Donald Trump ' s tax returns , an escalation in a fight for the President' s personal financial information.
In a brief written order that followed a phone call with lawyers, McFadden said he was awaiting a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on whether former White House lawyer Don McGahn must testify to Congress as part of the impeachment effort against Trump. Judges in that case are considering whether the courts should resolve disputes between Congress and the White House over documents and witnesses. A ruling could come by the end of the month.
The Ways and Means Committee's lawsuit is just one of a handful of legal efforts to get access to Trump's tax returns. Before Trump, modern U.S. presidential candidates had voluntarily disclosed their income tax returns.
The U.S. Supreme Court this year will consider a separate case, brought by New York prosecutors as part of a criminal investigation, seeking to force Trump's longtime accounting firm to hand over eight years of his tax returns.
The Ways and Means Committee filed the lawsuit after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defied a congressional subpoena seeking the returns, despite a federal law that says the department "shall furnish" such records upon request.
The Justice Department said in an advisory legal opinion in June that the committee lacked a "legitimate legislative purpose" in seeking Trump's tax returns, and that Mnuchin therefore did not violate the law by refusing to provide them.
(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Andy Sullivan and Leslie Adler)
Federal judge temporarily halts Trump administration policy allowing local governments to block refugees .
Ruling means jurisdictions cannot refuse refugee resettlements as Md. lawsuit challenging president’s executive order continues