California vendor files lawsuit after cash-strapped state pays embroidery bill with an IOU

California contractor paid with IOU sues the state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A vendor who provided 1,200 embroidered polo shirts and uniforms to a state-run youth camp and got paid with an IOU filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state of California.

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Bankruptcy trustee sues Madoff’s wife for ill-gotten money used for a “life of splendor”

Trustee sues Madoff’s wife for nearly $45M

NEW YORK — The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard Madoff’s assets sued the disgraced money manager’s wife on Wednesday, asking for nearly $45 million that he says was spent on “a life of splendor.”

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Bankruptcy trustee sues Madoff’s wife for tens of millions of dollars in fraud money

Trustee sues Madoff’s wife over ‘life of splendor’

NEW YORK — The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard Madoff’s assets has sued the disgraced financier’s wife, asking for nearly $45 million spent on a “life of splendor.”

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Fraud lawsuit latest wrinkle in Trump casinos bankruptcy case

Ex-buyer sues Trump casinos for failed Marina deal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With a decision nearing on whether Donald Trump can regain control of the Atlantic City casino empire he once ruled, a new complication has emerged in an already tangled situation.

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Actor Dennis Franz sues over chandelier mishap at Idaho lake home

Actor Dennis Franz sues over chandelier mishap

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Actor Dennis Franz and his sister have filed lawsuits over alleged injuries suffered when a chandelier fell at Franz’s house on Lake Coeur d’Alene in 2007.

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ACORN, ACLU file federal lawsuit to strike down Pa. law regulating voter-registration workers

ACORN sues to overturn Pa. voter-soliciting law

PITTSBURGH — The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a federal lawsuit in Pittsburgh seeking to strike down a Pennsylvania law used to prosecute former voter-registration workers.

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Former UCLA basketball player sues NCAA over use of image in products

Former UCLA basketball player sues NCAA

SAN FRANCISCO — A former UCLA basketball player is suing the NCAA over its use of former student athletes’ images in DVDs, video games, photographs, apparel and other material.

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Jackson ex Debbie Rowe sues Florida woman over comments made to TV show ‘Extra’

Debbie Rowe sues woman over TV interview

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Deborah Rowe has sued a woman who claimed in a television interview that Rowe didn’t want custody of the pop star’s children but was interested in getting money from the Jackson family.

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California public pension fund, nation’s largest, sues credit rating agencies over losses

CalPERS sues credit rating agencies over losses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The nation’s largest public pension fund is suing the three Wall Street credit rating agencies, saying the firms lured the fund into bad investments.

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Florida man files lawsuit saying he was denied hair transplant because he is HIV positive

Fla. man sues over being denied hair transplant

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A South Florida man says he was denied a hair transplant because he is HIV positive.

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