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TAKES OUT REFERENCE OF FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER - FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson.  Dozens of more victims who said they were molested by the University of Michigan doctor have filed a lawsuit against the school. They include a former student who claims he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in 1982.  (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP)

Judge: U-Mich. must tell alumni about doctor abuse lawsuits

Aug. 7, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Michigan to inform alumni about a class-action lawsuit against the school over sexual abuse by a longtime campus doctor. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts intervened after lawyers argued that the university shouldn't be communicating with...

Santee Cooper will freeze utility rates for next four years

Jul. 31, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Santee Cooper Utility will freeze rates for all residential, commercial and lighting customers starting this month through December 2024. The 4-year rate freeze stems from a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit filed by customers after the South Carolina utility...

Thai court allows Cambodian class action against Thai firm

Jul. 31, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Friday that several hundred families in Cambodia who were displaced from their homes may file a class action suit against the Thai company they believe was responsible, a decision hailed as trailblazing by land rights activists. The Bangkok South Civil Court issued the...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin in Detroit. Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone Wednesday, July 29, 2020 when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the scandal. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Court: Flint class-action can proceed over lead in water

Jul. 29, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone Wednesday when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the scandal. “Plaintiffs in this...

FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, left, talks with medical staff outside Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. Lamont and Dr. Deidre S. Gifford, acting commissioner of the Department of Public Health, said Tuesday, July 28, 2020, they're worried about recent clusters of teens and young people in Connecticut testing positive for COVID-19. They noted how statistics show that 18- to-29-year-olds represent substantial numbers of new cases in Connecticut and elsewhere in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Federal inmates settle lawsuit over coronavirus precautions

Jul. 28, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal inmates in Connecticut have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing prison officials of not doing enough to protect them from the coronavirus, including transferring vulnerable prisoners to home confinement. Notice of the agreement involving inmates at the Federal...

Lawsuit seeks $150M in ComEd refunds after bribery scheme

Jul. 28, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A class-action lawsuit seeks $150 million in refunds from ComEd for customer rate increases and other benefits the utility received from Illinois as part of an alleged bribery scheme. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Cook County by three individuals and a Chicago-based company that have been...

3 large Kansas school districts to open after Labor Day

Jul. 23, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three of Kansas' largest school districts have voted not to resume classes until after Labor Day because of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The Wichita district's Board of Education voted Thursday to delay school until after the holiday, and also approved two online alternatives...

$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...

Settlement in Darmouth sexual misconduct gets final approval

Jul. 17, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge has submitted final approval of a $14 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Dartmouth College for allegedly ignoring years of harassment and assault by former psychology professors. Of the $14 million, $5.1 million will cover lawyer fees and other...

Bump stock manufacturer seeks Las Vegas shooter's estate

Jul. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, the firearm attachments used by the Las Vegas gunman in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, has filed a claim against the deceased gunman's estate that could divert money expected to go to victims' families. Slide Fire Solutions, LP,...