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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 21, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 18, 2021. Editorial: Positive signs at signing The presence of elected Republicans beside Gov. J.B. Pritzker as a bill signing this week shows sometimes politicians can put people over party. ...

Twitter to pay $809.5 million to settle shareholder lawsuit

Sep. 21, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter said Monday it will pay $809.5 million to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors about how much its user base was growing and how much users interacted with its platform. The San Francisco...

Lawsuit: Ida outages due to 'gum and super glue' at utility

Sep. 20, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Louisiana's largest electric utility used a “bubble gum and super glue” approach to maintenance and construction that left customers sweltering in the dark without adequate sewage treatment after Hurricane Ida. The suit was...

Class action for lawsuit claiming abuse at a Lousiana prison

Sep. 20, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal lawsuit in which several inmates at a north Louisiana state prison allege harsh treatment of the mentally ill was granted class action status on Monday by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote's decision means the criminal...

Sauk-Suiattle tribe sues Seattle utility over green stance

Sep. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe has filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Seattle on behalf of its members and the public, saying the electric utility’s green power claims are misleading and hurting the tribe. The lawsuit filed in King County...

3rd lawsuit alleges abuse at New Hampshire youth center

Sep. 16, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Workers at New Hampshire's youth detention center abused children like it was a team sport, according to a 42-year-old man who on Thursday filed the latest of what is expected to be many individual lawsuits after a judge denied a class action earlier this year. ...

Second lawsuit alleges abuse at New Hampshire youth center

Sep. 13, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The warnings came through the wall vents at King Cottage: Beatings had begun. Michael Gilpatrick, who spent three years at New Hampshire’s youth detention center in the late 1990s, said he and other boys sometimes stood on their toilets, yelling...

New life for suit over Chicago police stop-and-frisk policy

Sep. 08, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has granted class-action status in a lawsuit filed six years ago that alleged the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy targeted Black and Hispanic people who hadn't committed any crime. Attorneys involved in the lawsuit...

Judge: More families can join lawsuit over school services

Aug. 26, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a West Virginia civil case involving school support services for children with disabilities can become a class-action suit. U.S. District Judge Irene Berger issued the ruling Tuesday in a 2020 lawsuit filed by a...

New lawsuit says Vermont officials knew of ski resort fraud

Aug. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

Top state officials knew that portions of a long-running plan to develop areas of Vermont’s northeastern corner were part of a Ponzi scheme, but did nothing to stop the project's last phase, the construction of a hotel project at the Burke ski resort, a new lawsuit alleges. ...