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Trial set in suit challenging health care in Arizona prisons

Jul. 30, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

A Nov. 1 trial has been scheduled in a lawsuit challenging the quality of health care in state-run prisons in Arizona. Two weeks ago, a judge threw out a 6-year-old legal settlement requiring Arizona to improve health care for thousands of prisoners. ...

Court dismisses lawsuit seeking higher foster care payments

Jul. 30, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The difference in foster care payments between licensed caregivers and relatives stepping in to help “is neither ideal nor even satisfactory,” a federal judge said as he dismissed a lawsuit seeking to close that gap. Federal Judge Michael...

Gooding Jr. could owe millions after ignoring rape lawsuit

Jul. 30, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. could be on the hook for millions of dollars in damages after failing to respond to a lawsuit that accused him of raping a woman in New York City in 2013. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty issued a default judgment against Gooding on...

Iowa argues open-records law is not 'well-recognized' policy

Jul. 30, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s open-records law is not “a well-recognized public policy” and thus does not give job protections to employees who fulfill public information requests, the state attorney general’s office contends. State lawyers representing Gov. Kim...

Justice says IRS must give Trump tax returns to Congress

Jul. 30, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday,...

Alaska judge upholds as valid new elections process

Jul. 30, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge has upheld as valid a new voting process set to be in effect for next year's elections in Alaska. Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller, in a ruling Thursday, said Alaska “has the legal right to continue using the old system or...

On belay: Supreme Court revives lawsuit over zip line injury

Jul. 30, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A dispute between siblings over a zip line injury is returning to court in suburban Detroit. The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday revived a lawsuit by Doreen Rott, who had knee surgery after zip lining in brother Arthur Rott's yard in...

$20 million awarded in deadly California dog attack

Jul. 29, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded $20 million to the family of a man killed in a California dog attack and to his neighbor, who was injured. A jury hearing a lawsuit in San Luis Obispo County awarded $7 million to the children of David Fear while...

Tribes seek order banning digging at Nevada lithium mine

Jul. 29, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two tribes that joined a legal battle over plans to build a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium urged a judge Thursday to temporarily ban digging for an archaeological survey that they say would desecrate sacred tribal lands in Nevada near the Oregon line. ...

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

Jul. 29, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of “Black Widow,” which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the “Black...