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FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo, a protester with a banner walks to attend a rally denouncing the Japanese government's decision on their exports to South Korea in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. The modern legacy of a dark chapter in Japan’s history, when hundreds of thousands of people were brought from the Korean Peninsula and other Asian nations to work in logging, in mines, on farms and in factories as forced labor, lives on in the companies that came to dominate the Japanese economy after World War II. Many of those companies are still facing demands for compensation that they say were settled by treaty decades ago. The sign reads

Japan's legacy of forced labor haunts ties with neighbors

Aug. 9, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For years, Yeom Chan-soon was haunted by the cracking sound of a leather belt eating into the flesh of a fellow Korean mine worker being punished for trying to escape from forced labor in Japan. That dark chapter in Japan’s history, when hundreds of thousands of people were brought...

Humira maker to settle California lawsuit for $24 million

Aug. 6, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The maker of the drug Humira will pay $24 million to settle a California lawsuit that alleged it violated an insurance fraud law, the state Department of Insurance announced Thursday. AbbVie Inc. agreed to change the way it markets Humira but continues to deny wrongdoing, according...

Survivors of doctor's sex abuse object to dismissal filing

Aug. 5, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for survivors of decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor have objected to the university’s request that an updated lawsuit against it be dismissed based on the statute of limitations. The attorneys said in a Wednesday court filing that...

Gay officer who settled suit will resign from diversity unit

Jul. 31, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A gay St. Louis County police lieutenant who settled a discrimination lawsuit against the police department for $10.25 million said Friday he is resigning from his job as commander of the department's new diversity and inclusion unit. Keith Wildhaber, who is white, said he was the...

Former Wilmington Trust execs lose bid to nix SEC complaint

Jul. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by two former bank executives who were convicted on criminal charges to dismiss a civil suit filed against them by federal securities regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission complaint alleges that former Wilmington Trust...

Vegas police to pay record $2.2M to end custody death case

Jul. 27, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas on Monday finalized a record $2.2 million settlement for the family of a man who died after being chased, punched, hit with stun gun jolts and put in a neck restraint by a police officer outside a Las Vegas casino in 2017. A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department...

Newspaper, Kentucky teen settle lawsuit over D.C. encounter

Jul. 24, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teen and The Washington Post have settled a lawsuit over the newspaper's coverage of his encounter with a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington last year. The teen's lawyers said on social media Friday that they reached an undisclosed settlement with...

FILE - In this Friday, June 12, 2015, file photo, demonstrators carry signs in Martinsburg, W.Va., as they protest the killing of Winchester, Va., resident Wayne Jones by Martinsburg police on March 13, 2013. The city of Martinsburg has agreed to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by the family of Jones, a homeless Black man, who was shot 22 times by police.  (Onofrio Castiglia/The Winchester Star via AP, File)

Family of Black man shot 22 times by police settles lawsuit

Jul. 22, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has agreed to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by the family of a homeless Black man who was shot 22 times by police, an attorney said. Christopher E. Brown, the attorney for the family of Wayne Arnold Jones, told The Washington Post that the lawsuit...

$520 million settlement approved in Santee Cooper lawsuit

Jul. 21, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state judge on Monday approved a $520 million settlement in a customer class action lawsuit against state-owned utility Santee Cooper over increased rates for a failed nuclear construction project. Judge Jean Toal signed off on the deal, which will provide refunds for...

Las Vegas police reach $2.2M settlement in chokehold death

Jul. 17, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of a man who was punched, hit with stun gun jolts and put in a neck restraint by a police officer outside a Las Vegas casino in 2017 has reached a tentative $2.2 million settlement with police. Boris Treyzon, an attorney for the family of Tashii Brown, said the agreement...