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Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

Jan. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted that family...

Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

Jan. 17, 2019 2:59 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Workers who sued General Motors after nooses and racist graffiti were found at its largest U.S. transmission plant nearly two years ago are still facing racial harassment, their attorney said Thursday. Just this week, one of the workers found a monkey doll and a racist drawing near his...

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

Jan. 17, 2019 2:38 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the...

Court rules against Pfizer in religious discrimination suit

Jan. 16, 2019 3:30 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman who said she was fired by a major pharmaceutical company because of her religious beliefs won a court victory Wednesday when a state appeals panel ruled that she didn't agree in an online form to waive her rights to sue. Amy Skuse said she was fired in 2017 because she refused...

PG&E bankruptcy could mean price hikes, unpaid fire lawsuits

Jan. 15, 2019 8:51 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said this week it will file for bankruptcy, raising concern that rates for electricity and gas will rise and victims of California wildfires who are suing the nation's largest utility won't get all the money they may be owed. Here are some key things...

Judge says Papa John's founder entitled to corporate records

Jan. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ruled Tuesday that the embattled founder of the Papa John's pizza chain is entitled to corporate records that the company has refused to turn over to him. John Schnatter sued Papa John's International Inc. last year, claiming he needs the records to inform himself in...

'Adventure' books publisher sues Netflix over 'Bandersnatch'

Jan. 15, 2019 2:27 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The company that publishes the "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels is suing Netflix, seeking $25 million in damages over an interactive film in the science fiction "Black Mirror" anthology series. In the federal suit filed Friday, the Waitsfield, Vermont-based company Chooseco claims...

The Latest: California governor says PG&E not trusted player

Jan. 14, 2019 8:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on utility PG&E seeking bankruptcy protection (all times local): 5:15 p.m. California Gov. Newsom says "safety, reliability and affordability" are his main concerns as he addresses the likely bankruptcy of the state's largest utility. Newsom sought to assure the public...

Class-action lawsuit filed over Marriott data breach

Jan. 11, 2019 10:48 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A group of class-action law firms has filed the largest-to-date lawsuit related to hotel chain Marriott's data breach. The Daily Record reports that Marriott International Inc. is being sued by 176 plaintiffs from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S....

SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

Jan. 10, 2019 6:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission and Wells Fargo Securities said in a joint court filing Thursday that they have agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's videogame company. But the...