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Religious sisters sue Smith & Wesson for ‘facilitating’ mass shootings

Dec 7, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A collection of four congregations of Catholic religious sisters filed a lawsuit against the gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson on... Read more

Bella Health + Wellness in Englewood, Colorado.

Judge halts Colorado’s abortion-pill reversal ban while Catholic nurses’ lawsuit proceeds

Oct 23, 2023

By Kate Cavanaugh

A Denver-area clinic can continue to help women reverse unwanted chemical abortions despite a state ban after a judge issued... Read more


Oklahoma attorney general files lawsuit against nation’s first religious charter school

Oct 23, 2023

By Daniel Payne

State Attorney General Gentner Drummond, a Republican, announced the lawsuit in a press release on his website on Oct. 20. Read more


Court: Maryland parents lack standing in parental rights lawsuit over trans student policy

Aug 16, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 2-1 on Monday that the parents lacked standing to sue... Read more

David Bloch, who founded the snowboarding team at Woodstock Union High School in 2011, served as the head coach from its onset until he was fired in February.

Vermont snowboard coach sues school officials after being fired for transgender comments

Jul 21, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Bloch was fired on Feb. 9, just one day after he had a brief conversation with two students about the... Read more


FDA should limit access to ‘dangerous’ chemical abortion drugs, doctors argue in lawsuit

Nov 22, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A group of doctors and medical organizations argue in a federal lawsuit that the FDA “chose politics over science.” Read more


Teacher who refused to use students’ preferred pronouns settles lawsuit against school district

Sep 1, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A Kansas middle school teacher will receive $95,000 from her school district, which tried to force her to comply with... Read more

Yellow brick road.

Not over the rainbow, yet: Lawsuit blocks Catholic University's auction of 'Wizard of Oz' dress

May 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The university had planned to auction the dress to fund its drama school. Read more

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Oklahoma Catholic high school sued for $75M over alleged sex abuse 

May 19, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Ten current and former students, along with six parents or guardians, are suing a Catholic high school in Oklahoma —... Read more

Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha in a 2011 photo.

Ex-seminarian's lawsuit resurrects 'orgy' allegation against Omaha archbishop George Lucas

Aug 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop George Lucas' previous diocese denies an orgy took place and stands by the findings of its internal investigation, which... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, May 2, 2018.

Vatican, US bishops face class-action lawsuit from victims of clergy sex abuse

Nov 15, 2018

The U.S. bishops' conference and the Holy See face a class action lawsuit filed by six men who claim they... Read more

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Sterilization device removed from sale with lawsuit pending

Jul 20, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Essure sterilization device is being withdrawn from sale, the pharmaceutical company Bayer announced today. This comes after more than... Read more

Satanist loses legal challenge to strip 'In God We Trust' from currency

Jun 9, 2018

A U.S. appellate court has ruled against a self-described Satanist from Chicago who had filed a lawsuit seeking to remove... Read more


Tennessee Catholic groups sue over contraception mandate

Sep 13, 2012

The Diocese of Nashville and seven other Catholic entities in Tennessee filed suit Sept. 12 to block a government mandate... Read more

Hobby Lobby. Courtesy of the Becket Fund.

Hobby Lobby sues government over contraception mandate

Sep 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., announced that it is filing a lawsuit against the federal government over... Read more