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AP source: NFL to meet with Antonio Brown accuser Monday

Sep. 15, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

The NFL plans to meet Monday with a woman who says she was raped by New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the meeting to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Britney Taylor accused Brown of...

Ex-SC Chief Justice Toal takes over nuclear debacle cases

Sep. 15, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina chief justice will oversee all court cases around the pair of nuclear reactors abandoned during construction in South Carolina. An order from the state Supreme Court says former Chief Justice Jean Toal will take over all lawsuits about the V.C. Summer nuclear...

Acquitted Navy SEAL sues ex-lawyers, legal nonprofit

Sep. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL acquitted in a war crimes trial has sued two of his former attorneys and a military legal defense nonprofit. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the lawsuit filed Friday in Texas by Petty Officer 1st Class Edward Gallagher claims his case was not defended properly. The filing says...

Indiana sheriff could face suit over festival altercation

Sep. 14, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana sheriff charged in an altercation with a teenage boy could face a civil lawsuit from the youth's family. The Journal Gazette reports Brad and Erin Bullerman filed a tort claim in August against Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux, alleging unlawful and...

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

Sep. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement. According to...

Plaintiffs: More NC mapmaker documents should be released

Sep. 14, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Plaintiffs in a successful North Carolina redistricting lawsuit say state judges should allow the public release of a trove of documents culled from a late Republican mapmaker's files. Common Cause and North Carolina Democrats were permitted to use a small number of files they...

$11.5M settlement in Virginia over Navy hospital birth

Sep. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a medical negligence lawsuit by a Virginia couple involving the birth of their son five years ago at a military hospital in Guam. A federal judge on Friday approved the monetary settlement to help the parents care for...

2 city ex-workers say they were fired because they are white

Sep. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Two former employees of a southwest Mississippi city are pursuing legal action, claiming black officials fired them because they were white. Former McComb city prosecutor David Brewer sued the city Aug. 22 in federal court, The Enterprise-Journal reported. Former public works director...

Ban on required arbitration by nursing homes is delayed

Sep. 14, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A rule prohibiting nursing homes from requiring a signed arbitration agreement as a condition for being admitted as a resident is being delayed pending a federal lawsuit in Fayetteville. Court documents filed Friday by the U.S. Justice Department and Springdale nursing homes The...

Judge throws out lawsuits alleging Chiquita funded massacres

Sep. 14, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out 10 lawsuits filed against banana giant Chiquita Brands International by Colombian families alleging the company funded a paramilitary that killed them. The Palm Beach Post reports that District Judge Kenneth Marra dismissed the lawsuits this...