A US judge approved the settlement between the SEC and Elon Musk that will force Musk to step down as Tesla’s chairman for three years

A US judge approved the settlement between the SEC and Elon Musk that will force Musk to step down as Tesla’s chairman for three years

A US judge on Tuesday approved the settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla, and its Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk. Musk agreed to pay a $20 million fine and step aside as Tesla’s chairman for three years to settle charges that could have forced his exit from Tesla. The company also accepted…

Judge dismisses one Weinstein charge

Judge dismisses one Weinstein charge

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex A judge in New York has dismissed one of the six sex assault charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Prosecutors said actress Lucia Evans had given a witness a different version of the alleged sex assault from the one she had given them.…

A judge could yet tear up Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC

A judge could yet tear up Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC

Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC is not finalised yet. US District Court Judge Alison Nathan asked on Thursday that both Musk and the SEC supply justification for the settlement reached over the Tesla privatisation fiasco. Musk did a deal with the SEC on September 29, consisting of a $20 million fine and a ban…

US top judge accuser reveals ordeal

US top judge accuser reveals ordeal

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations A woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself. Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post Mr Kavanaugh had pinned her to a bed and tried to undress her when they were both…

US judge orders deportation turnaround

US judge orders deportation turnaround

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made a number of changes to crackdown on US migrant policy A federal judge has ordered a mother and her daughter to be flown back to the United States, after learning they had been deported mid-appeal. The two were being represented in a lawsuit…

US judge orders migrant family reunions

US judge orders migrant family reunions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVeronica is terrified she’ll be separated from her daughter when she seeks asylum at the US borderA US judge has ordered that migrant children and their parents who were separated when they crossed into the US should be reunited within 30 days. The judge issued the injunction…

Judge orders Paul Manafort to go to jail

Judge orders Paul Manafort to go to jail

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Manafort faces charges of money laundering and conspiracy against the US Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has had his bail revoked by a Washington DC judge and has been ordered to jail pending trial. Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian election interference, accuses him of trying…

Judge clears AT&T takeover of Time Warner

Judge clears AT&T takeover of Time Warner

Image copyright AFP/Getty A US district court judge has cleared the merger of telecoms giant AT&T and media firm Time Warner, in a major defeat for government regulators. The US had sued to block the deal, arguing that it would reduce competition in pay TV and lead to higher prices for consumers. Judge Richard Leon…

Judge supports trans teen over bathrooms

Judge supports trans teen over bathrooms

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit after his high school prevented him from using the men’s bathroom A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity. In the latest legal twist to a long-running case, a Virginia court…

Judge delays Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump and Michael Cohen

Judge delays Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump and Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen. Yana Paskova/Getty Images The lawsuit porn star Stormy Daniels filed against President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen is officially on hold. A judge overseeing the case granted Cohen’s attorneys a 90-day stay, citing Cohen’s move earlier this week to plead the Fifth Amendment in the case. Cohen’s plea is related…