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PG&E sued over massive Northern California wildfire

Nov. 13, 2018 9:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People who lost homes in California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Tuesday, accusing the utility of negligence and blaming it for the fire. PG&E did not maintain its infrastructure and failed to properly inspect and manage its power...

The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

Nov. 13, 2018 9:30 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities have reported six more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 48 in the deadliest wildfire in state history. The announcement came Tuesday after...

US regulators subpoenaed Tesla production data, company says

Nov. 2, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities investigators have subpoenaed information from Tesla about production forecasts for the Model 3 electric car that were made last year, the company acknowledged in a regulatory filing Friday. The disclosure in Tesla's quarterly financial report also says the Securities and...

Colorado jury's pot verdict may discourage similar cases

Nov. 1, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Colorado jury likely threw cold water on future legal challenges against cannabis companies by homeowners who consider filing racketeering lawsuits alleging proximity to pot operations hurts their property values, analysts and industry lawyers said Thursday. A federal jury in Denver...

The Latest: Jury's pot verdict may slow copycat litigation

Nov. 1, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Colorado jury's pot verdict (all times local): 3 p.m. Analysts and industry lawyers says a Colorado jury likely threw cold water on a novel legal claim targeting cannabis companies with federal racketeering lawsuits. A federal jury in Denver on Wednesday rejected a...

Lawsuit: 2 men died at Kansas plant from superheated steam

Nov. 1, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two employees were killed when an elevator filled with superheated, "flesh-boiling" steam at a Westar Energy plant in Kansas this summer, according to a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of the children of Damien Burchett, who died June 3 alongside Jesse...

German consumer group files suit in VW diesel scandal

Nov. 1, 2018 5:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German consumer group has filed a suit against Volkswagen that aims to establish a right to compensation for car owners affected by the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations filed the case to a court in Braunschweig under new rules that came...

Florida man sues Tesla over autopilot feature, crash

Oct. 30, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says the autopilot feature of his Tesla vehicle failed to detect a disabled car on a highway, leading to a collision that left him with permanent injuries, according to a negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday. Shawn Hudson said in the lawsuit filed in state court in Orlando,...

Company accused of selling overpriced jewelry to US troops

Oct. 30, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has filed a lawsuit against a national jewelry retailer, claiming the company uses false and deceptive methods to dupe U.S. military members into illegal financing contracts for overpriced merchandise. Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Monday the lawsuit...

Lawsuit: Trump misled investors in money-losing company

Oct. 29, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of misleading salespeople who lost money in a multi-level marketing company that he endorsed in speeches and on "The Celebrity Apprentice." The suit filed in Manhattan federal court alleged Trump received millions of dollars in exchange...