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Georgia Power settles with 1 co-owner in Vogtle dispute

Sep. 30, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. will pay at least $76 million to settle a lawsuit with a co-owner over who will pay for overruns at the Vogtle nuclear power plant. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia announced a settlement Friday....

Ex-PG&E execs to pay $117M to settle lawsuit over wildfires

Sep. 29, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former executives and directors of Pacific Gas & Electric have agreed to pay $117 million to settle a lawsuit over devastating 2017 and 2018 California wildfires sparked by the utility's equipment, it was announced Thursday. The settlement was announced...

Judge green lights defamation lawsuit against Fox, Lou Dobbs

Sep. 27, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A defamation lawsuit against Fox Corp., Fox News Network and Lou Dobbs can proceed toward trial, a judge ruled Monday after concluding that a Venezuelan businessman had made sufficient claims of being unfairly accused of trying to corrupt the 2020 U.S. presidential election to be...

JetBlue CEO first witness in US lawsuit against 2 airlines

Sep. 27, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

Government lawyers used airline executives' own words in trying Tuesday to persuade a federal judge to kill a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways. The government argued that the deal is, in effect, a merger that will cost consumers $700 million a year in higher...

Environmental group sues over coal ash plan on Alabama coast

Sep. 26, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A coastal environmental group filed suit Monday trying to block a decision by Alabama Power Co. to leave millions of tons of coal ash along a riverside in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, where opponents say a spill could devastate a huge ecosystem. The federal lawsuit...

Family: Man killed in crash never got air bag recall notice

Sep. 23, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrived at a crash scene in the Panhandle this summer, they found a 23-year-old Navy officer dead at the wheel with neck wounds that initially looked like a possible shooting. A trooper later messaged the U.S....

BNSF: Rail accident victims should have to use arbitration

Sep. 22, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BNSF Railway Co. has asked a federal court to require victims of a deadly Amtrak crash in Missouri to pursue settlements through arbitration, rather than lawsuits. BNSF owns the railroad tracks used by Amtrak when a Southwest Chief train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago collided...

Worker wounded in Tennessee supermarket shooting sues Kroger

Sep. 22, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An employee of the Kroger supermarket chain who was wounded in a mass shooting at a Tennessee store a year ago has sued the company, claiming it failed to protect employees from the fired contractor who killed one person and hurt 14 others. Mariko Jenkins was...

Judge outlines holes in DOJ suit to stop UnitedHealth deal

Sep. 22, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

Federal regulators failed to show that UnitedHealth Group’s purchase of technology company Change Healthcare will likely hurt competition, a judge explained in a memo outlining his rejection of a lawsuit over the deal. The U.S. Department of Justice had sued in February to block...

'Art of the steal': Trump accused of vast fraud in NY suit

Sep. 21, 2022 22:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks and others about the value of prized assets like golf courses, hotels and his Mar-a-Lago estate, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to...