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Jamaican citizens sue Yellowstone Club over wages

Oct. 23, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five Jamaican citizens who were recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich just north of Yellowstone National Park last winter say they and more than 100 other Jamaicans were discriminated against and paid less than other employees doing the same work. They are suing...

Lawsuit says grounded vessel's captain left bridge unwatched

Oct. 23, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the federal government says the captain of a fishing vessel that ran aground on Oahu left the bridge unattended for hours. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that the government is suing the company that owns Pacific Paradise for the $1.6 million cost of...

Woman sues Oregon clinic over claims of past abuse by doctor

Oct. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who says she was repeatedly sexually abused by her pediatrician has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the doctor's former medical clinic in Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday that the woman says the abuse occurred in the 1980s and early 1990s at the Bay Clinic...

Ohio governor convenes talks with lawyers in opioid lawsuits

Oct. 22, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that he has convened a meeting with the state attorney general and lawyers for cities and counties involved in the national opioid litigation to discuss how millions in settlement dollars might be spent. The Republican governor told The Associated...

Federal judge says gerrymander case stays in NC state court

Oct. 22, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has quickly dismissed an effort by Republican leaders at the North Carolina legislature to move a lawsuit challenging the congressional map they drew in 2016 from state court to federal court. U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan ordered on Tuesday that the partisan...

Lawsuit: ICE agent threatened immigrant, raped her for years

Oct. 22, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An immigration agent threatened a Honduran woman living in Connecticut with deportation if she didn't have sex with him, then raped her as often as four times a week for seven years, impregnating her three times, the woman says in a federal lawsuit. The woman, identified in the...

Fighting suit, Exxon says it is accounting for climate rules

Oct. 22, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil says it has prepared itself for the impact climate change regulations will have on its finances, denying allegations from New York's attorney general that the energy giant has deceived the public about how stricter emissions rules will affect its business. Attorney Ted Wells...

New Jersey sued for requiring credit reports in 11 languages

Oct. 22, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state of New Jersey is being sued over a new law that requires credit bureaus to make credit reports available in Spanish and 10 additional languages. NJ.com reports the Consumer Data Industry Association filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Equifax, Experian and...

Investors file suit accusing ex-regent of bilking millions

Oct. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Investors accuse a former member of the Georgia Board of Regents of bilking millions from hundreds of investors in a Ponzi scheme. The civil lawsuit filed Friday against C. Dean Alford and others in federal court in Columbus accuses Alford of enticing people to invest in turning waste from...

Utah vape shops sue health department over e-cigarette rule

Oct. 22, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several Utah vape shops sued the state's Department of Health over its emergency rule restricting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid a national outbreak of lung damage linked to vaping. In the lawsuit filed Monday, retailers claimed there is no evidence to suggest flavored...