Complaints against CNM were filed with the media regulator.
Alhan Fahmy's firm stands to earn half of the payout as a "success fee."
Criticism on social media or television is deemed contempt of court.
Adeeb was sentenced to 10 years over the possession of a pistol.
Raajje TV reporters were barred from observing trials.
A High Court ruling in favour of the state was overturned.
The payout was ordered to a company linked to JP leader Gasim Ibrahim.
The change conflicts with a Supreme Court ruling that subjected impeachment votes to judicial review.
The Supreme Court struck down a prohibition in the political parties law.
The PPM congress in September where Yameen was elected president was legitimate, the Supreme Court ruled.
The MDP proposes a dramatic reduction in the powers of the Supreme Court.
It was the second time a woman was sentenced to death by stoning in the Maldives.
Hameed was dismissed in August 2012 on suspicion of leaking confidential information.
Imran was sentenced to 12 years over his speech at the 2015 May Day protest.
A 13-year jail sentence handed to the former opposition leader was suspended for review.
The top court concluded a review of Sheikh Imran's terrorism conviction.
The station is accused of contempt of court.