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Failed Graceland sale by a mystery entity highlights attempts to take assets of older or dead people

May. 25, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The catalyst behind the failed gambit to sell off the iconic Graceland property in Memphis is a mystery. The self-styled investment company also is under fire from a lawsuit alleging fraud, an aggressive attorney general and a community of Elvis Presley...

Uvalde families sue Meta and Call of Duty maker on second anniversary of school attack

May. 24, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Families in Uvalde took more legal action Friday on the second anniversary of the Robb Elementary School attack, suing Meta Platforms, which owns Instagram, and the maker of the video game Call of Duty over claims the companies bear responsibility for products used by the...

Lawsuit filed in the case of dancer with a peanut allergy who died after eating mislabeled cookie

May. 24, 2024 22:05 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The estate of a young dancer who died after eating a mislabeled cookie containing peanuts has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the failure to properly label the package was grossly negligent. Órla Ruth Baxendale, 25, died Jan. 11 after eating a...

American Airlines drops law firm that said a 9-year-old girl should have seen camera on toilet seat

May. 24, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines has replaced the law firm that told a judge a 9-year-old girl was negligent in not noticing there was a camera phone taped to the seat in an airplane lavatory. An airline spokesperson confirmed Friday that the Wilson Elser law firm is no...

The Justice Department is suing Ticketmaster and Live Nation. What does that mean for concertgoers?

May. 24, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

Will the Justice Department's lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Live Nation give concertgoers, sports fan and theater patrons some relief from surging ticket prices? The lawsuit could potentially lead to a breakup of Live Nation Entertainment, a company that resulted from...

Republican AGs ask Supreme Court to block climate change lawsuits brought by several states

May. 24, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

Republican attorneys general in 19 states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block several Democratic-led states from pursuing climate change lawsuits against the oil and gas industry in their own state courts. The unusual request comes as dozens of states and local governments...

Voting rights advocates ask federal judge to toss Ohio voting restrictions they say violate ADA

May. 24, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting rights advocates asked a federal judge on Friday to strike down restrictions contained in Ohio's sweeping 2023 election law that they say restrict a host of trusted individuals from helping voters with disabilities cast absentee ballots. The motion for...

What comes next for Ohio's teacher pension fund? Prospects of a 'hostile takeover' are being probed

May. 24, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A battle is under way for the future of Ohio’s $94 billion teacher pension fund, as would-be reformers’ attempts to deliver long-promised benefits to retirees with the help of an aggressive investment firm touting an untested AI-driven trading strategy face intense...

New lawsuit accuses Sean 'Diddy' Combs of sexually abusing college student in the 1990s

May. 24, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says Sean “Diddy” Combs subjected her to violence and abuse over several years in the 1990s has filed a lawsuit in New York accusing the rapper of sexual assault, battery and gender-motivated violence. April Lampros, who met Combs in 1994 when she...

Government sues Ticketmaster owner and asks court to break up company's monopoly on live events

May. 23, 2024 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Ticketmaster and its parent company Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America and asking a court to break up the system that squelches competition and drives up prices for fans. Filed in federal...