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UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits

May. 24, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by...

Lawsuit accuses 3 automakers and parts maker in air bag case

May. 24, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles containing air bag inflators that are at risk of exploding. Two deaths and at least four injuries have been linked to such explosions. The federal lawsuit,...

New York opens window for adults to sue for sexual assault

May. 24, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will temporarily set aside its time limit for adults who were sexually assaulted to bring lawsuits under a law signed Tuesday — a measure similar to one for child victims that sparked a surge of court actions. The Adult Survivors Act signed by Gov....

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 23, 2022. Editorial: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ may be costly to state Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in prisons are occasionally downplayed by the officials in charge of penal institutions. Earlier this year, it was...

Female ex-officers win $1M bias verdict against Philadelphia

May. 24, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two former police officers whose gender discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia’s police commissioner to resign have won a $1 million verdict against the city. A federal jury on Tuesday found that Cpl. Audra McCowan and Patrol Officer...

Indiana lawmakers enact trans sports ban with veto override

May. 24, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Indiana voted Tuesday to override the GOP governor’s veto of a bill banning transgender females from competing in girls school sports and join about more than a dozen other states adopting similar laws in the past two years. State...

Coal ash cleanup contractor not immune from workers' suit

May. 24, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

A contractor hired to clean up the nation's worst coal ash spill is not immune from being sued by workers who say they were not properly protected, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. More than 200 workers blame Jacobs Engineering for exposing them to ash they say...

Watson accuser felt 'scared' and threatened by Browns QB

May. 24, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the women accusing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct while she gave him a massage felt “scared” and threatened by a comment he made following a therapy session. Appearing on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,”...

Justices debate Wisconsin school's gender change policy

May. 24, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with whether to block a Madison school district policy that prohibits staff from informing parents that their children have changed genders, with opponents arguing the policy amounts to a secret experiment on children and...

ExxonMobil loses bid to nix climate change lawsuit

May. 24, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court on Tuesday rejected a bid by ExxonMobil to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the state that accuses the oil giant of misleading the public about the role its fossil fuels play in causing climate change. The lawsuit filed in 2019 by...