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State public defender agency settles gender pay-gap lawsuit

Jun. 16, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several female attorneys and investigators at the state Law Offices of the Public Defender are getting raises to resolve a lawsuit that alleged unfair compensation in comparison with better-paid male colleagues. Five employees at the public...

Girl's sex-assault lawsuit reinstated by appeals court

Jun. 16, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a lawsuit from a northern Virginia student who said her school failed to take appropriate action after she said she was sexually assaulted on a band trip. The student, who has since graduated, said...

Rep. Brooks seeks arrest of man who served papers in garage

Jun. 16, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks said Wednesday that his wife has sworn out an arrest warrant for the man who entered their garage to serve papers in a lawsuit a colleague brought against him over the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate said a...

Judge rules in favor of hotel group in insurance dispute

Jun. 16, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a group of hotels whose owners sued their insurance carriers over lost business during the coronavirus pandemic. Businessman Mark Stebbins of Schleicher & Stebbins Hotels, LLC, one of the plaintiffs, said the...

Lawyer: US drops lawsuit, grand jury probe over Bolton book

Jun. 16, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

The Justice Department has abandoned its lawsuit against John Bolton, former President Donald Trump's onetime national security adviser, over his book that officials argued disclosed classified information, according to court documents and Bolton's representatives. Prosecutors also have...

Appeals court refuses to reinstate N Carolina abortion ban

Jun. 16, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's ban on most abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy must remain unenforceable, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, rejecting arguments that the law should be left intact because prosecutors aren't going after doctors who violate it. ...

US drops lawsuit over book by ex-Trump national security adviser John Bolton; lawyer says grand jury probe also dropped

Jun. 16, 2021 16:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US drops lawsuit over book by ex-Trump national security adviser John Bolton; lawyer says grand jury probe also dropped.

Ex-Shake Shack worker accused of poisoning cops' shakes sues

Jun. 16, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Shake Shack manager has filed a lawsuit against the Detectives’ Endowment Association, the Police Benevolent Association, and about 20 unnamed officers accusing them of false arrest and defamation. Marcus Gilliam and other employees...

Kentucky judge divides Medina Spirit urine sample for tests

Jun. 16, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has granted representatives of trainer Bob Baffert and the owners of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit much of the horse's split urine sample to be further tested for betamethasone and other substances. The Hall of Fame trainer...

Judge: Ex-Indiana wildlife center proprietor owes PETA $734K

Jun. 16, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ordered the former proprietor of a Indiana wildlife center and his ex-wife to pay People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals more than $700,000 in attorney’s fees stemming from the group's successful lawsuit alleging violations of the Endangered...