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Musk countersuit accuses Twitter of fraud over 'bot' count

Aug. 05, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud in a countersuit over his aborted $44 billion deal for the social media company, which he claimed held back necessary information and misled his team about the true size of its user base. The countersuit by the billionaire and Tesla CEO alleges...

WVa cities, counties reach $400M settlement with drug firms

Aug. 01, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia cities and counties reached a $400 million tentative settlement with three major U.S. drug distributors, lawyers announced Monday. In a lawsuit in state court, the cities and counties accused the distributors of fueling the opioid epidemic....

Family of California shooting victims sue gun distributor

Aug. 01, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

Family members of some of the people killed or wounded during a 2019 shooting at a California garlic festival are suing the companies that distributed the rifle used in the attack, saying they did not take sufficient care to prevent misuse of the firearm. Two similar lawsuits filed...

German court rejects suit over gender-sensitive language

Jul. 29, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Friday threw out a lawsuit against a guideline issued by automaker Audi that called for employees to use gender-sensitive language. An employee of Audi's parent company, Volkswagen, objected to Audi colleagues using such language in their...

Georgia county files suit to force land sale for spaceport

Jul. 28, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county has filed a lawsuit seeking to force a company to sell land on which the county has long planned to build a launchpad for commercial rockets. Commissioners in coastal Camden County said in a statement Thursday that Union Carbide Co.'s refusal...

Judge tosses Kentucky student's lawsuits over DC encounter

Jul. 27, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday threw out multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuits against five media companies brought by a Kentucky student involved in a 2019 widely viewed encounter with a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Nicholas...

Drugmaker Teva latest to settle opioid lawsuits nationally

Jul. 26, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

Drugmaker Teva announced Tuesday that it has agreed to contribute more than $4.3 billion in cash and medications to settle lawsuits in the state and local governments and Native American tribes that claimed the company contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic. The deal in principle...

Feds sue poultry producers, alleging unfair worker practices

Jul. 25, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday against some of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. along with a proposed settlement seeking to end what it claims have been longstanding deceptive and abusive practices for workers. The suit, filed in federal...

T-Mobile settles to pay $350M to customers in data breach

Jul. 23, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — T- Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million to customers affected by a class action lawsuit filed after the company disclosed last August that personal data like social security numbers had been stolen in a cyberattack. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on...

Environmental group plans suit over coal ash in Mobile Delta

Jul. 20, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An environmental group took the first step Wednesday toward filing suit over plans by Alabama Power Co. to leave millions of pounds of coal ash near a riverside within the vast Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which activists say could be devastated by a spill. The...