Lawsuits

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 27, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement Tuesday. He says it's the first action by a newly formed task force that...
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February 27, 2018 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Congress acted within its authority when it ended a lawsuit that began over a Native American tribe's Michigan casino. The case was making its second appearance before the justices. Michigan resident David Patchak sued in 2008 after the Match-E...
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FILE--In this Jan. 26, 2017, file p photo, containers of Roundup, left, a weed killer is seen on a shelf with other products for sale at a hardware store in Los Angeles. A federal judge in Sacramento has blocked California from requiring the popular weed-killer Roundup to carry warning labels that it is known to cause cancer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
February 27, 2018 - 2:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge blocked California from requiring that the popular weed-killer Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer, saying the warning is misleading because almost all regulators have concluded there is no evidence that the product's main ingredient is a...
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FILE--In this Jan. 26, 2017, file p photo, containers of Roundup, left, a weed killer is seen on a shelf with other products for sale at a hardware store in Los Angeles. A federal judge in Sacramento has blocked California from requiring the popular weed-killer Roundup to carry warning labels that it is known to cause cancer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
February 27, 2018 - 2:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge blocked California from requiring that the popular weed-killer Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer, saying the warning is false and misleading because almost all regulators have concluded there is no evidence that the product's main...
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February 27, 2018 - 2:32 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Survivors of childhood molestation have made their annual trip to Albany to urge Republican state lawmakers to allow victims to sue for decades-old abuse — and they say their 11-year effort could be nearing a successful conclusion. The Child Victims Act would extend criminal and...
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February 27, 2018 - 1:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Catholic Church's lobbying arm in Michigan says it has concerns with a bill that would retroactively lengthen the time limit for victims of childhood sexual abuse to file lawsuits. The legislation is included in a package supported by victims of disgraced former sports...
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February 27, 2018 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Congress acted within its authority when it ended a lawsuit that began over a Native American tribe's Michigan casino. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Congress acted lawfully when it passed legislation that resulted in the lawsuit's dismissal. The case...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Sterling Riethman gives her victim impact statement during the seventh day of Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday, Feb. 26, as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors. Riethman, 25, is a former collegiate diver and Nassar patient who was among more than 250 women and girls who spoke at the sentencing hearings. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 26, 2018 - 11:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors. Included in the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Diana Colin, right, with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights shouts as the group from California protests outside the office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of California, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, a federal judge issued a sweeping ban on the U.S. government revoking deportation protection of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 26, 2018 - 11:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Monday issued a sweeping ban on the U.S. government revoking deportation protection of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. U.S. District Court Judge Philip Gutierrez expanded a preliminary injunction he issued earlier in a lawsuit...
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February 26, 2018 - 10:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Monday issued a sweeping ban on the U.S. government revoking deportation protection of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. U.S. District Court Judge Philip Gutierrez expanded a preliminary injunction he issued earlier in a lawsuit...
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