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Rohingya sue Facebook for $150B, alleging role in violence

Dec. 07, 2021 08:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rohingya refugees sued Facebook parent Meta Platforms for more than $150 billion over what they say was the company's failure to stop hateful posts that incited violence against the Muslim ethnic group by Myanmar's military rulers and their supporters. Lawyers filed a...

Decades later, lawyer revisits fight to save family farms

Dec. 06, 2021 01:02 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Late at night buried in legal briefs, Sarah Vogel occasionally took a moment to contemplate the magnitude of the lawsuit she had filed seeking to help farmers facing foreclosure. “I should be keeping a diary,” she thought. ...

Customers would get refunds under settlement of utility case

Nov. 30, 2021 13:13 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A proposed $10 million settlement of a class-action racketeering lawsuit against a water and wastewater utility in Pinal County would provide refunds to customers. A Nov. 19 motion filed on behalf of Johnson Utilities and various co-defendants...

Federal judge tells lawyers to pay in US election fraud case

Nov. 24, 2021 13:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has ordered two lawyers who filed a class action lawsuit alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump to pay more than $180,000 in attorney’s fees for defendants Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook and others, saying the lawsuit was...

Ohio county seeks to settle suit over female inmate photos

Nov. 24, 2021 12:29 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county is seeking to settle a federal lawsuit over photographs taken of intimate tattoos of up to 682 female detainees for $2.5 million. Franklin County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to the settlement, which must be approved by a federal...

Lawsuit over Benton Harbor water seeks class-action status

Nov. 12, 2021 12:55 PM EST

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan and local officials have been targeted in a lawsuit over high levels of lead in Benton Harbor's drinking water. The lawsuit, filed this week in federal court, accuses the state and city of “deliberate indifference” in their...

Class action lawsuit filed against new WA long-term care tax

Nov. 09, 2021 16:54 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Opponents of a mandatory payroll tax to fund Washington state’s new long-term care program filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday in federal court seeking to stop the January start of the payroll premium for most employees in the state. The suit,...

High court struggles with government secrets case

Nov. 08, 2021 15:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struggled Monday with whether to allow a lawsuit by Muslim men claiming religious bias by the FBI to go forward despite the government's objection that doing so could reveal national security secrets. The case the high court was...

Suit over delayed unemployment benefit dismissed

Nov. 04, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by a coalition seeking unemployment benefits for Marylanders whose claims are on hold, finding that they can’t bypass the claims and appeal process through the courts. The suit filed by the...

NY plastics plant settles claim over polluted drinking water

Oct. 02, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A plastics company in upstate New York agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming it knowingly polluted well water with a toxic chemical. The Times Union reports the proposed settlement, agreed to by...