Both sides claim extortion as legal battle heats up in suit accusing Roethlisberger of rape

Both sides claim extortion in Big Ben’s rape case

RENO, Nev. — Ben Roethlisberger’s lawyers say the woman accusing him of raping her at Lake Tahoe last summer is “disturbed and calculating” and fabricated the assault to extort a big payoff from the Steelers quarterback.

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Legal battle heats up in suit accusing Roethlisberger of rape; sanctions sought

Legal battle heats up in Roethlisberger case

RENO, Nev. — A lawyer for the woman who claims Ben Roethlisberger raped her at Lake Tahoe last summer is asking a judge to sanction the Steelers quarterback’s legal team, saying they tried to “bully” her into dropping her civil lawsuit.

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Maine woman who sued Cuba wins $21M, says father was shot, captured on 1963 covert mission

Maine woman wins $21M in lawsuit against Cuba

BELFAST, Maine — A woman who alleged that Cuban officials caused the wrongful death of her father while on a covert mission in 1963 has won a $21 million default judgment against the island nation, but her prospects of collecting may be a long shot.

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Veteran forward Todd Bertuzzi returns to Red Wings after signing 1-year, $1.5 million contract

Bertuzzi signs 1-year, $1.5M deal with Red Wings

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings refuse to concede that they will be rebuilding next season.

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Former Harrah’s worker accused of cover-up in alleged Roethlisberger rape wants suit dismissed

Harrah’s worker wants Roethlisberger suit halted

RENO, Nev. — A former Harrah’s employee has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of raping another worker and alleges that managers of the Lake Tahoe hotel-casino covered up the assault.

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Judge: Paris Hilton doesn’t owe full $8.3 million for movie flop but may pay something

Judge: Paris Hilton doesn’t owe $8m for movie flop

MIAMI — The verdict is in: Even if Paris Hilton’s film “Pledge This!” bombed big-time, she won’t have to fork over $8.3 million sought by movie investors because of it.

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Creditors committee for “Old Chrysler” files lawsuit over split with Daimler

“Old Chrysler” creditors sue Daimler

NEW YORK — Chrysler LLC’s creditors have filed a lawsuit against Daimler AG charging that the German automaker unlawfully stripped billions of dollars in assets from the U.S. carmaker before selling it to a private equity firm.

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APNewsBreak: Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony alleges former business manager misappropriated funds

APNewsBreak: Anthony sues former business manager

DENVER — Carmelo Anthony is suing his former business manager, alleging he misappropriated more than $2 million of the Denver Nuggets star’s assets.

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Marriott hotel in Conn. withdraws blame-the-victim defense in gunpoint parking ramp rape

Marriott drops blame-victim defense in Conn. rape

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Marriott hotel chain on Monday abandoned its legal claim that a Connecticut woman raped at gunpoint in a hotel parking garage, in front of her young children, had been careless and was partly at fault.

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3 Ohio pension funds, shareholders to get $115M over claims against AIG

Pension funds, others to share $115M in AIG case

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former American International Group Inc. CEO Maurice “Hank” Greenberg and others have agreed to pay $115 million to settle fraud claims in a lawsuit filed on behalf of three Ohio state pension funds and shareholders across the country.

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