Lawsuits

January 31, 2018 - 1:32 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two lawsuits accuse a guardrail manufacturer of design flaws that led to one woman's death and another's permanent disfigurement. The lawsuits filed Wednesday in South Carolina and Tennessee accuse the Lindsay Corporation of negligence in the design of X-LITE guardrails. The...
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January 31, 2018 - 11:31 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker has introduced the "Jared Kushner Act," a bill that would prevent state judges from issuing arrest warrants for tenants who are being sued for less than $5,000 in unpaid rent. The bill filed by Del. Bilal Ali, a Baltimore Democrat, follows The Baltimore Sun...
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January 31, 2018 - 9:50 am
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town accused of discriminating against Orthodox Jews from nearby New York state approved a settlement Tuesday with a group that sued over a religious boundary built with white plastic piping on utility poles. Mahwah Township's council voted 5-2 Tuesday to settle the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, singer Lorde poses for photographers during an promotional event in Hong Kong. An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, it is suing two New Zealanders it credits with convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
January 31, 2018 - 2:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday it is suing two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel in what appears to be the first lawsuit filed under a contentious Israeli anti-boycott law. The 2011 law opens the door to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, singer Lorde poses for photographers during an promotional event in Hong Kong. An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, it is suing two New Zealanders it credits with convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
January 31, 2018 - 12:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday it is suing two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel in what appears to be the first lawsuit filed under a contentious Israeli anti-boycott law. The 2011 law opens the door to...
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January 31, 2018 - 12:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday it is suing the two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel in what appears to be the first lawsuit filed under a contentious Israeli anti-boycott law. The 2011 law opens the door...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. Cities and counties of all sizes have sued companies that make and distribute prescription opioids. Among the plaintiffs so far: Philadelphia; the state of Ohio; Princeton, West Virginia; the Cherokee Nation; and a consortium of counties across Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
January 31, 2018 - 12:03 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge in Ohio is ready to start talks on a possible settlement of hundreds of lawsuits brought against drugmakers and drug distributors over the nation's opioid epidemic. More than 250 lawsuits filed by communities across the country have been consolidated in the...
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January 30, 2018 - 6:06 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A teenage inmate who was incarcerated with adults was raped by a prisoner who infected the teenager with HIV, according to a federal lawsuit that accuses the Louisiana jail of negligence. The lawsuit, filed Monday, also accuses East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 by environmentalists. (Jim Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:56 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to lawsuits filed Tuesday by environmentalists. Two coalitions of environmental groups filed...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York hearing two lawsuits challenging the cancellation of a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation has accused President Donald Trump of making "extreme" and "vicious" anti-immigrant statements. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis told...
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