Federal Lawsuit

ST. LOUIS | Rapper Nelly seeks dismissal of lawsuit alleging sex assault

ST. LOUIS —Jan 25, 2019—  The rapper Nelly is asking a U.S. court to dismiss a British woman’s lawsuit that alleges he sexually assaulted her after a concert in England. The federal lawsuit was filed in November in St. Louis, the rapper’s hometown. The woman accuses Nelly she was assaulted in December 2017. Nelly, whose … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Rapper Nelly seeks dismissal of lawsuit alleging sex assault

ATLANTA | Voting access takes center stage in Georgia runoff

ATLANTA — Georgia’s voters have one more chance to make their voices heard about the state’s election infrastructure. Tuesday’s runoff election for Georgia secretary of state pits Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger against former Democratic congressman John Barrow. Neither candidate won more than 50 percent of votes on Nov. 6. Raffensperger has support from President … Continue reading ATLANTA | Voting access takes center stage in Georgia runoff

ATLANTA | Kemp asks for unity in Georgia as Abrams promises lawsuit

ATLANTA— Republican Brian Kemp praised Democrat Stacey Abrams as a tough opponent and asked Georgia voters to unite behind him as the state’s new governor Saturday, even as Abrams blamed Kemp for “gross mismanagement” of an election that she acknowledged she did not win. “I certainly appreciate Stacey Abrams’ tenacity, how hard she worked, the … Continue reading ATLANTA | Kemp asks for unity in Georgia as Abrams promises lawsuit

ATLANTA | 10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams’ speech

ATLANTA— Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia‘s closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for “gross mismanagement” of a bitterly fought election. The speech Abrams delivered at her campaign … Continue reading ATLANTA | 10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams’ speech

ATLANTA  | The Latest: Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

ATLANTA  — The Latest on the Georgia governor’s race (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams’ acknowledgement that she can’t win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward. Kemp made the comments in a statement Friday, shortly after … Continue reading ATLANTA  | The Latest: Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

ATLANTA | Abrams ends Georgia governor bid; says she’ll file lawsuit

ATLANTA — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor’s race on Friday, but pledged to fight the former secretary of state’s “gross mismanagement” of the elections with a federal lawsuit. Speaking defiantly to a news conference, Abrams said her actions did not constitute a concession, but she acknowledged … Continue reading ATLANTA | Abrams ends Georgia governor bid; says she’ll file lawsuit

ATLANTA | The Latest: Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor race

ATLANTA — The Latest on the Georgia governor’s race (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the “gross mismanagement” of Georgia elections. Abrams made the comments in a Friday speech, shortly after she said she can’t win the race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican … Continue reading ATLANTA | The Latest: Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor race

CHICAGO | Lawsuit: Illinois guard shot by police had on security hat

CHICAGO— A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard who was wearing a hat with “security” emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside the suburban Chicago bar where the guard worked, says an attorney for the guard’s family who filed a federal lawsuit. Jemel Roberson, 26, was pronounced … Continue reading CHICAGO | Lawsuit: Illinois guard shot by police had on security hat