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FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Alphabet stock is shown on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.  Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020,  in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives. Thousands of Google employees walked out of work in protest in 2018 after The New York Times revealed Android creator Andy Rubin received $90 million in severance even though several employees filed misconduct allegations against him. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit settlement

Sep. 25, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of executives' sexual misconduct. Alphabet Inc. said Friday that it will prohibit severance packages for anyone fired for misconduct or is the subject of a sexual...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1974, file photo, Evel Knievel sits in the steam-powered rocket motorcycle that will hopefully take him across Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho. Evel Knievel’s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas accuses the moviemaker of improperly basing the “Toy Story 4” character on Knievel. (AP Photo, File)

Evel Knievel's son suing Disney over 'Toy Story 4' character

Sep. 24, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evel Knievel's son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Las Vegas accuses the movie company of improperly basing the new character in last year’s “Toy...

Alabama city officials drop chemical contamination lawsuit

Sep. 22, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

GUIN, Ala. (AP) — Officials in the northwest Alabama city of Guin have dropped a lawsuit against chemical giant 3M that alleged chemicals from its manufacturing plant had entered a creek that supplies drinking water to the community. The Guin Water works & Sewer Board said Tuesday it will now work with...

This undated photo provided by Mike Austin shows his wife Holly Barlow-Austin in Texarkana, Texas, before her 2019 death after being held in a Texarkana jail. Her family brought a federal lawsuit Wednesday, Sept, 16, 2020, against LaSalle Corrections, claiming its staff neglected Barlow-Austin's care and ignored her pleas for help as her health deteriorated and she went blind. (Courtesy Mike Austin via AP)

Lawsuit: Private jail company caused Texas woman's death

Sep. 16, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a woman who died after being held in an East Texas jail last year filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the company that runs the facility, claiming its staff neglected her care and ignored her pleas for help as her health deteriorated and she went blind. Holly Barlow-Austin's...

Bankruptcy settlement could pay coal workers $17.3 million

Sep. 14, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Some 1,700 employees of a bankrupt coal mining company would get up to $17.3 million in back pay under a proposed class-action settlement. The former employees of Milton, West Virginia-based Blackjewel in Wyoming and Appalachia could get checks early next year depending on the outcome...

Widower sues dive boat company after wife's death

Sep. 12, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man is suing a dive boat charter company following an accident that left his wife dead. According to the Palm Beach Post, Sean Flynn of Melbourne filed the suit against Florida Scuba Charters on Friday in U.S. District Court. His 37-year-old wife, Mollie Ghiz-Flynn, died during a...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks during a press conference at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Ben Salango, the Democratic candidate for West Virginia governor on Friday, July 31, 2020, said that he has agreed to debate Gov. Jim Justice five times before the November election and called on the Republican incumbent to sign on as well. (F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

West Virginia governor's race warms up with new attacks

Sep. 11, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

The Democratic challenger to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is slamming the Republican billionaire businessman over his companies' legal troubles just as a trial is set to resume involving his family-owned business and a Pennsylvania coal distributor. The attacks by Democratic nominee Ben Salango mark a...

Black couple sues over social distancing fight at steakhouse

Sep. 10, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Black couple who got into a fight with white customers at a Little Rock steakhouse who weren't wearing masks and stood too close filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the restaurant of discrimination and not enforcing coronavirus safety rules. The federal lawsuit stems from a June 27...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul speaks during a news conference in Chicago. The Illinois attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juice Man, alleging deceptive marketing practices aimed at attracting youth. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Cook County against the California-based company. (AP Photo/Noreen Nasir, File)

Illinois files lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juice Man

Sep. 10, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois attorney general sued e-cigarette maker Juice Man on Thursday, alleging deceptive marketing practices aimed at enticing youth. The move follows a similar Illinois complaint filed in December against Juul, the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker. Juice Man, based in Dana...

Nevada gun dealer to pay $50K to settle New Jersey lawsuit

Sep. 10, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Nevada-based gun dealer has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by New Jersey over large capacity magazines used in firearms, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Thursday. New Jersey sued New Frontier Armory last year after the company sold large capacity...