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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,...

Distributors, regulators cast blame for opioid epidemic

Jun. 10, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Opioid distribution companies and federal regulators pointed the finger at each other as a contributing factor in the nation's opioid epidemic during a landmark civil trial in West Virginia. A former Drug Enforcement Administration official and...

JBS settles Muslim discrimination lawsuit for $5.5 million

Jun. 09, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The second-largest producer of beef, pork and chicken in the U.S. will pay up to $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company discriminated against Muslim employees at a meat processing plant in northern Colorado. The U.S. Equal Employment...

DEA: Companies had 'systematic failure' in monitoring pills

Jun. 09, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A retired high-ranking official with the Drug Enforcement Administration has testified that three large opioid distributors had a “systematic failure” in monitoring suspicious pill orders. Joe Rannazzisi, former head of the Office of...

Wichita moving company hit with $119,000 civil penalty

Jun. 09, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A now-defunct Wichita moving company has been ordered to pay more than $119,000 in restitution, civil fines, penalties and court costs after the company president ignored a consumer protection lawsuit filed by the Sedgwick County prosecutor. ...

Ohio AG suit seeks declaration of Google as public utility

Jun. 08, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a court to declare Google a public utility and to regulate it as one in the latest twist on the escalating legal efforts to rein in the company that runs the internet's dominant search engine. ...

Montana residents, ARCO settle longtime contamination suit

Jun. 08, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A civil lawsuit between Montana residents and an oil company that dragged on for more than a decade has ended quietly after a judge dismissed the case as a result of a settlement agreement. District Court Judge Katherine Bidegaray referenced a...

AP Interview: State AG pushes accountability in opioid cases

Jun. 07, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has been a leader in the legal push to hold companies and individuals accountable for the U.S. opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, which has been linked to nearly 500,000 deaths over the last two decades. Healey was the...

NRA drops countersuit, will fight New York AG in state court

Jun. 04, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association has dropped a lawsuit accusing New York's attorney general of suing the gun rights group last year out of political hostility, opting to challenge her through counterclaims in the same court where her case is playing out. ...