legal action

US man files $1m lawsuit after Michigan teacher cuts child's hair

Jimmy Hoffmeyer's lawsuit says the constitutional rights of his mixed-race daughter have been violated.

He has pulled his daughter out of the school.

An investigation by the school district concluded in July that while the teacher had broken school policy she had not acted with racial bias.

She was reprimanded but allowed to keep her job at Ganiard Elementary School in Mount Pleasant.

Theme park sues Taylor Swift over Evermore album name

The theme park's owners said Swift's Evermore release had caused confusion about whether the two were linked.

The Utah venue said there was a "dramatic departure from typical levels" of traffic on its website in the week after the album's release.

Swift's lawyers responded that "there is no basis" for the claim.

They wrote in a letter filed in court: "Moreover, your client has suffered no damages whatsoever and, in fact, has openly stated that Ms Swift's album release creates a 'marketing opportunity' for your client's troubled theme park."

Pogba to take legal action over ‘total fake’ reports

Pogba was reported to be quitting the France national team over comments made by the country's president, Emmanuel Macron, about Islam.

World Cup winner Pogba, who is Muslim, has 10 goals and 72 caps for France.

"Absolutely 100% unfounded news about me are going around, stating things I have never said or thought," he said.

Missouri sues Chinese government over coronavirus handling

In the lawsuit, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt alleges China did little to stop the spread of the virus.

Mr Schmitt claims Missouri residents have suffered possibly tens of billions of dollars in economic damages.

China's foreign ministry denounced the move, saying the "frivolous lawsuit has no factual or legal basis".

A spokesperson said: "Really absurd. Based on the principle of sovereign equality, US courts have NO jurisdiction over the Chinese government."

Real Wolf of Wall Street sues film studio for $300m

Belfort was played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film, which was Oscar-nominated and a box office success.

He claims Red Granite Productions lied about being "legitimately funded" when he sold the rights to his story.

The company's lawyer described Belfort's lawsuit as "desperate and supremely ironic".

Red Granite Productions co-founder Riza Aziz was arrested on suspicion of money laundering last year.

Jay-Z sues on behalf of Mississippi prisoners 'in peril

The action claims the men's lives "are in peril" due to "understaffing and neglect" in Mississippi's prisons.

Jay-Z launched the action through Team Roc, the philanthropic division of his entertainment empire Roc Nation.

It comes after five prisoners were killed in attacks in the state's prisons in one week over the New Year.

The lawsuit alleges chronic underfunding and understaffing has resulted in "prisons where violence reigns" and an "unthinkable" spate of deaths.

'Living in squalor'

FIFA suing Blatter, Platini

The 2011 payment, which was given to Platini, led to both men receiving substantial bans from football activities in 2015.

After appeals, Blatter's ban was reduced to six years and Platini's came down to four years, with both originally set at eight.

FIFA's governance committee last month ruled the world's governing body was "duty-bound to try to recover the funds", which Blatter and Platini had claimed were paid under an oral agreement, rather than being written into contract.

Actress to sue theatre after dismissal

Seyi Omooba will take the Curve Theatre in Leicester and Global Artists to court for breach of contract and religious discrimination.

Omooba, who had been due to play the lead role of Celie in the musical, made the assertion in a 2014 Facebook post that resurfaced in March.

The Christian Legal Centre confirmed to the BBC on Monday they will back her case, however the producers say they are so far unaware of any legal action.

In the offending post, the Londoner said she did "not believe you can be born gay", which led to the theatre company severing ties with her.

South Korean fans take legal action over Cristiano Ronaldo no-show

Ronaldo had been contracted to play at least 45 minutes against K League All Stars, according to event organisers The Fasta Inc, but ultimately sat out the entire game at a packed Seoul World Cup Stadium.

An online community was formed on South Korea's Naver web portal to protest Ronaldo's lack of participation, and two members reached out to lawyer Kim Min- ki to file a lawsuit against the match organisers.

States sue Trump administration

Democratic attorneys general from states including Washington, New York and California launched the lawsuit.

The legal action objects to the policy of refusing entry to asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border.

Meanwhile, Vice-President Mike Pence has warned undocumented immigrants not to "risk the lives of your children" by trying to enter the US illegally.

At a news conference in Brazil, Mr Pence said he had a message "straight from my heart" for those planning a journey to America: "If you can't come legally, don't come at all."