MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Washington oyster farmer accusing a former county deputy of falsifying an arrest report and urging a person to lie during a domestic-violence investigation has been settled for $250,000.
Rights upheld, lawsuit revived against teacher accused of cutting Native American student’s hairJune 2, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An appeals court ruling has revived an anti-discrimination lawsuit accusing an Albuquerque teacher of cutting off one Native American girl's hair and asking another if she was dressed as a “bloody Indian” during class on Halloween.
Suit challenges Arkansas law allowing librarians to be criminally charged over ‘harmful’ materialsJune 2, 2023 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday challenges an Arkansas law that would subject librarians and booksellers to criminal charges if they provide “harmful” materials to minors.
A coalition that includes the Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock filed the challenge to the law, which takes effect Aug.
Portland, Oregon, to clear sidewalk tents to settle suit with people with disabilitiesJune 2, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland will remove tents blocking sidewalks under a tentative settlement announced Thursday in a lawsuit brought by people with disabilities who said sprawling homeless encampments prevent them from navigating Oregon's most populous city.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new restrictions on absentee ballots could disenfranchise voters who have disabilities by preventing them from receiving help from people they trust, according to a lawsuit that seeks to block the restrictions.
Federal government lawsuit accuses Wisconsin town of trespassing on tribal reservationJune 2, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to force a northern Wisconsin town to pay unspecified damages for failing to renew access easements on American Indian tribal land.
Oregon youths’ climate lawsuit against US government can proceed to trial, judge rulesJune 2, 2023 GMT
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a lawsuit brought by young Oregon-based climate activists can proceed to trial years after they first filed the lawsuit in an attempt to hold the nation’s leadership accountable for its role in climate change.
Former Playboy model accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1969June 1, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Playboy model who alleges Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her and another woman at his home in 1969 sued him Thursday under a new California law that suspends the statute of limitations on sex abuse claims.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirteen coal companies owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice are being sued over unpaid penalties for previous mining law violations that the federal government says pose health and safety risks or threaten environmental harm.
Lawsuit brought by man who said he was sexually abused by Roman Catholic bishop settledMay 26, 2023 GMT
A lawsuit brought by a former altar boy who said he was raped as a child in the 1960s by a now-deceased Roman Catholic bishop in Massachusetts has been settled, the sides announced Friday.
Judge grants Churchill Downs’ request for summary judgment to dismiss Bob Baffert’s lawsuitMay 25, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has granted Churchill Downs’ motion for summary judgment that dismisses Bob Baffert’s claim the track breached due process by suspending the Hall of Fame trainer for two years.
A Los Angeles County judge on Thursday said she will dismiss a lawsuit that the stars of 1968's “Romeo and Juliet" filed over the film's nude scene, finding that their depiction could not be considered child pornography and they filed their claim too late.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The families of four young men killed and buried on a Pennsylvania farm have settled their wrongful-death lawsuits against the man who confessed in the killings and his parents
Cosmo DiNardo, who was 20 at the time, admitted luring four young men ages 19 to 22 to the family’s farm in July 2017, saying he would sell them marijuana.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday that he won’t block JPMorgan’s legal efforts to blame a former executive of hiding Jeffrey Epstein’s decades-long sex abuse to keep the financier as a client.
PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys general across the U.S. joined in a lawsuit against a telecommunications company accused of making more than 7.5 billion robocalls to people on the national Do Not Call Registry.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a group of workers who believe their jobs cleaning up a massive coal ash spill in Tennessee led to a slew of illnesses, including fatal cancers, have reached a settlement with the contractor who organized the cleanup for the Tennessee Valley Authority, according to a notice posted on the Jacobs Engineering website on Tuesday.
Lawsuit targets ambulance company for paramedic accused of sexually assaulting 2 elderly womenMay 22, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit filed against medical transport provider American Medical Response West in California court says the ambulance company's lax hiring and oversight allowed a paramedic to sexually assault two women in their 80s while en route to a hospital.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A popular Orlando restaurant that regularly features drag shows filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday, less than a week after he signed a bill that targets drag performances.
Uvalde families dig in for new test of gun industry protectionsMay 20, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After Mayah Zamora was shot and wounded at Robb Elementary School, her family did what many mass shooting survivors do: They sued.
Hyundai Motor America and Kia America will resolve class-action lawsuit prompted by a surge in vehicle thefts with a settlement agreement that could be valued at $200 million, the automakers announced Friday.
Fired New Mexico archaeological official sues governor, othersMay 19, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former director of the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies is suing state officials, saying his race and gender played a role in his firing.
Eric Blinman filed a lawsuit in federal court late Thursday against Gov.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The alleged drunken driver who police say slammed into newlyweds riding along a South Carolina beach road now faces a wrongful death lawsuit alongside several establishments accused of overserving her on the night of the crash, which killed the bride.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district is refusing to let a transgender girl wear a dress and heeled shoes with her graduation cap and gown for high school graduation this weekend, her family says in a federal lawsuit against the district.
Judge rejects lawsuit by Nantucket residents to block wind turbines, protect right whalesMay 18, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit brought by Nantucket residents who argued that the planned construction of dozens of wind turbines off the affluent resort island threatens the survival of endangered Northern Atlantic right whales.
Deutsche Bank to pay $75 million to settle lawsuit from Epstein victims, lawyers sayMay 18, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that the German lender should have seen evidence of sex trafficking by Jeffrey Epstein when he was a client, according to lawyers for women who say they were abused by the late financier.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wells Fargo has agreed to a pay $1 billion to settle a lawsuit filed by its shareholders who alleged the bank made misleading statements about its compliance with federal regulators after a fake account-opening scandal came to light in 2016.
Kansas governor thwarts small legal settlement with business over COVID-19 restrictionsMay 12, 2023 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor on Thursday scuttled a small legal settlement favored by top Republican officials between the state and the owner of a Wichita fitness studio forced to shut down during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic and then operate under restrictions.
Favre ends lawsuit after sportscaster McAfee apologizes over ‘stealing from poor’ remarkMay 11, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is ending a lawsuit against sportscaster Pat McAfee after McAfee publicly apologized Thursday for his previous on-air statements that Favre had been “ stealing from poor people in Mississippi” in a welfare misspending case.
Marilyn Manson lawsuit against ex Evan Rachel Wood guttedMay 11, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge on Tuesday threw out key sections of Marilyn Manson's lawsuit against his former fiancee, “Westworld” actor Evan Rachel Wood, claiming she fabricated public allegations that he sexually and physically abused her during their relationship and encouraged other women to do the same.
SHAWNEE, Ks. (AP) — A Kansas City suburb's rule prohibiting more than three unrelated roommates from living together is being challenged in court.
Lachlan Murdoch explains settlement, says no change at FoxMay 9, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News paid $787 million to settle a recent lawsuit on its reporting after the 2020 election to avoid a divisive trial and lengthy appeals process, its parent company's chief executive said on Tuesday.
Millennial Money: Should I join a class-action lawsuit?May 9, 2023 GMT
It might have happened to you a few times in past years: You received an email or mail notice inviting you to join a class-action lawsuit, or notifying you that you’ve been automatically included. But being part of such a lawsuit might be intimidating, especially if you need to opt in, and would mean surrendering the option to sue individually.
Ex-girlfriend: Tiger Woods used lawyer to break up with meMay 9, 2023 GMT
Tiger Woods' ex-girlfriend said in an August 2017 email her only concern about signing a nondisclosure agreement was losing her job in Woods' restaurant if the relationship ended and having control of her future in the business.
Lawsuit: Yellen should ignore ‘unconstitutional’ debt limitMay 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A union of government employees on Monday sued Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and President Joe Biden to try to stop them from complying with the law that limits the government's total debt, which the lawsuit contends is unconstitutional.
Pistons, ex-exec Murphy named in sex harassment lawsuitMay 4, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — A female former employee of the Detroit Pistons has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the team and its now-fired assistant general manager.
The Pistons announced Thursday that Rob Murphy “no longer works for the Detroit Pistons or Motor City Cruise, in any capacity.”
Colorado man stunned while handcuffed sues sheriff’s officeMay 4, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A man who says he was repeatedly stunned with a Taser while handcuffed, including once in the face, is suing a Colorado sheriff's department, alleging excessive force by two deputies and also a failure by leaders to train and discipline their employees.
Fox opposes fellow journalists trying to uncover documentsMay 4, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News is opposing a renewed effort by three news organizations to unseal documents related to its recently settled defamation lawsuit, saying it would do nothing but “gratify private spite or promote public scandal.”
Pro Bowl tackle Taylor Lewan sues doctor over ACL repairMay 4, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A three-time Pro Bowl left tackle released by the Tennessee Titans in February over a failed physical issue is suing renowned orthopedist Dr.
Suit targets Kentucky ban on gender-affirming care for youthMay 3, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Several families on Wednesday challenged Kentucky's ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youths, claiming the prohibition interferes with parental rights to seek established medical treatment for their children.
Deputies want Black woman’s excessive force suit dismissedMay 3, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two white Louisiana sheriff’s deputies who forced a Black woman facedown to the ground in 2020 as they investigated an allegation that she had been riding a motorcycle without a helmet asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit the woman filed against them.
Suit alleges paperwork voting hurdle for some ex-prisonersMay 1, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana imposes an unfair and illegal paperwork requirement for some former prison inmates who have regained the right to vote, criminal justice and voting rights advocates say in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court.
Investors sue Adidas over Kanye West partnership, falloutMay 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adidas is facing a class-action lawsuit from investors who allege the company knew about offensive remarks and harmful behavior from Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, years before ending its partnership with him.
Judge rules against Google, allows antitrust case to proceedApril 29, 2023 GMT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected a motion from Google to toss out the government's antitrust case against it.
U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema ruled the lawsuit alleging Google wields monopolistic power in the world of online advertising can proceed in its entirety.
$2.3B awarded in sex abuse lawsuit that named Mormon churchApril 27, 2023 GMT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was molested for years by her stepfather has been awarded $2.28 billion by a California jury in a lawsuit that also implicated her mother and the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in which both parents were active, her attorneys announced.
Lawyer says Prince Harry’s words undermine phone hack caseApril 27, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — An attorney for the publisher of The Sun tabloid used Prince Harry's own words Thursday to argue that his phone hacking lawsuit should be thrown out.
Attorney Anthony Hudson said emails from the Duke of Sussex to the royal family's chief spokesperson indicated he was aware enough of allegations against the publisher that he could have brought a lawsuit in a timely manner.
Judge tosses former Whitewater student’s harassment lawsuitApril 27, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has tossed out a former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student's lawsuit that alleged UW System officials failed to prevent the school chancellor's husband from sexually harassing her and other women.
Fox to hand over documents for 2nd voting machine lawsuitApril 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News agreed Wednesday to hand over thousands of documents to voting machine company Smartmatic, which is suing the network for defamation in a case similar to Dominion Voting Machines' just-settled lawsuit.
Family of man fatally struck by Boeheim agrees to settlementApril 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a man who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by former Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim in 2019 has agreed to settle a lawsuit against Boeheim and the university, according to court documents.
Prince William got ‘very large sum’ in phone hack settlementApril 25, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Prince William quietly received “a very large sum of money” in a 2020 settlement with the British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's media empire for phone hacking, according to court documents aired Tuesday in one of his brother's lawsuits.
Did Ed Sheeran hit pilfer Marvin Gaye classic? Trial to tellApril 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements were set to occur Tuesday after a jury was chosen in a trial that mashes up Ed Sheeran's “Thinking Out Loud” with Marvin Gaye's “Let's Get It On.”
Los Angeles pays $38M to settle suit over power line deathsApril 25, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will pay $38 million to settle a lawsuit over the death of two people who were electrocuted by a power line that fell into their backyard.
The Department of Water and Power's Board of Commissioners last month agreed to settle a suit over the January 2021 deaths of Ferdinand Tejada, 53, and his 20-year-old daughter, Janina Tejada.
Cruise line let passenger’s body decompose, lawsuit saysApril 22, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A widow and her family are suing Celebrity Cruises for allegedly mishandling her husband's body after he died while they were on a ship last year, saying it was left to decompose and they suffered extreme emotional trauma.
Rape lawsuit trial puts spotlight back on Trump and womenApril 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's behavior toward women, long a source of flashpoints in his political career, now faces a new level of scrutiny: a trial in a lawsuit accusing him of rape.
Will Fox settlement alter conservative media? Apparently notApril 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Days after Fox News agreed to pay nearly $800 million to settle a lawsuit over its airing of 2020 election lies, you'd be hard-pressed to notice anything had changed there.
Rupert Murdoch’s son Lachlan ends Australian defamation suitApril 21, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Fox Corp. chief executive Lachlan Murdoch on Friday dropped his defamation lawsuit against Australian news website Crikey, citing the settlement of the separate U.S. case where Fox News agreed to pay almost $800 million over its lies involving the 2020 U.S.
Racist texts by California police lead to federal lawsuitApril 20, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of Antioch, California and members of its scandalized police force have been hit with a federal lawsuit for civil rights violations stemming from a barrage of racist text messages that have shocked the community.
NC lawsuit over private school scholarship program dismissedApril 20, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A legal challenge filed nearly three years ago to North Carolina’s taxpayer-funded scholarship program for K-12 children to attend private schools was dismissed Wednesday by the lawsuit's plaintiffs.
Fan suing Wizards’ Beal over alleged postgame incidentApril 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards guard Bradley Beal is being sued by a fan who claims the NBA star struck the side of his head with his hand and knocked his hat off after a March game at Orlando.
Kyler Briffa filed the lawsuit this week in circuit court in Orange County, Florida.
New Mexico St players file lawsuit alleging sexual assaultApril 20, 2023 GMT
Two former New Mexico State basketball players filed a lawsuit Wednesday, alleging they were sexually assaulted by teammates and that the coaching staff and other administrators did nothing when they reported the assaults.
Tyre Nichols’ family sues Memphis police over beating, deathApril 19, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The family of Tyre Nichols, who died after a brutal beating by five Memphis police officers, sued the officers and the city of Memphis on Wednesday, blaming them for his death and accusing officials of allowing a special unit’s aggressive tactics to go unchecked despite warning signs.