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Case to make GEO pay detainees minimum wage ends in mistrial

Jun. 17, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A trial over whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its jail in Washington state has ended with a hung jury. U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan in...

High court backs Nestle, Cargill in child slave labor suit

Jun. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with food giants Nestle and Cargill on Thursday and threw out a lawsuit that claimed they knowingly bought cocoa beans from farms in Africa that used child slave labor. The justices ruled 8-1 that an appeals court improperly...

Albuquerque sues over lighting on problem-plagued bus route

Jun. 17, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city has sued companies involved in the design and construction of a rapid transit system over light fixtures that have fallen or weren't secured. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system has been plagued with problems that...

Jury deciding if immigration detainees must get minimum wage

Jun. 15, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury is deciding whether one of the nation's biggest private prison companies must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its jail in Washington state. Democratic...

Suit challenging new charter boat rules OK'd as class action

Jun. 14, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six captains and five companies from Florida and Louisiana can represent others in a lawsuit challenging new federal regulations for nearly 1,300 charter boats across the Gulf of Mexico, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan...

IBM sues company for $1.5B over alleged breach of contract

Jun. 14, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — IBM has filed a civil lawsuit against the company it sold a manufacturing plant to for $1.5 billion over an alleged breach of contract because the company never produced the microchips it promised in the sale. The lawsuit filed in New York...

Managed care firm and Mississippi reach lawsuit settlement

Jun. 14, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A managed care company has agreed to pay Mississippi $55.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused one of its subsidiaries of overcharging the state's Medicaid program for pharmacy benefits management. Attorney General Lynn Fitch and Auditor Shad...

Centene settles Ohio suit alleging Medicaid fraud for $88M

Jun. 14, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Centene Corp. has agreed to pay Ohio $88.3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the pharmacy benefit manager overbilled the state's Medicaid department for pharmacy services it provided, the state's top lawyer announced Monday. Republican Attorney...

Report: Thousands of school bus crashes in last 5 years

Jun. 13, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A report has found more than 4,500 school bus crashes have occurred in Connecticut over the last five years, leading to dozens of lawsuits against three major bus companies. Hearst Connecticut Media reported there have been 4,695 crashes since...

Kentucky AG files suit challenging new parole board rule

Jun. 11, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general challenged a new state parole board rule Friday, claiming the policy gives “the worst of the worst” another chance at having their life-in-prison sentences cut short. The rule applies to dozens of inmates,...