Latest Lawsuits News

Police in suburban Chicago are sued over a fatal shooting of a man in his home

Feb. 28, 2024 09:43 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The sisters of a man fatally shot in his home this month by suburban Chicago police filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the officers and their department, alleging wrongful death and other counts. Kyenna McConico and Kennetha Barnes, sisters of Isaac Goodlow...

They’re a path to becoming governor, but attorney general jobs are now a destination, too

Feb. 28, 2024 01:21 AM EST

Instead of trying to keep their seats in Congress, two North Carolina politicians are vying for a high-profile office closer to home: state attorney general. The career path that Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jeff Jackson are trying to follow was once a...

Federal court dismisses case against Iowa governor's ban on school mask mandates

Feb. 27, 2024 22:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday dismissed a legal challenge to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ policy prohibiting schools from instituting mask requirements, which was brought by families of students with disabilities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Donna Summer estate sues Ye and Ty Dolla $ign, saying they illegally used 'I Feel Love'

Feb. 27, 2024 19:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Donna Summer sued Ye and Ty Dolla $ign on Tuesday for what its attorneys say is the “shamelessly” illegal use of her 1977 song “I Feel Love” in their collaboration “Good (Don’t Die).” The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in...

Lawsuit seeks up to $11.5M over allegations that Oregon nurse replaced fentanyl drip with tap water

Feb. 27, 2024 19:19 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The first lawsuit brought amid reports that a nurse at a southern Oregon hospital replaced intravenous fentanyl drips with tap water seeks up to $11.5 million on behalf of the estate of a 65-year-old man who died. The wrongful death suit was filed Monday...

Lawsuit claims isolation and abuse at Wyoming Boys School

Feb. 27, 2024 19:10 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Staff at Wyoming’s state youth detention facility locked juveniles in solitary confinement for weeks at a time, repeatedly buckled one in a restraint chair for up to 12 hours a day and poked fun at another while withholding the leg brace he needed for his disability for...

Ferguson, Missouri, agrees to pay $4.5 million to settle 'debtors' prison' lawsuit

Feb. 27, 2024 17:34 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer has agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused it of operating a so-called debtors' prison. The legal nonprofit ArchCity Defenders announced the settlement...

Massachusetts man sues state for $1M after serving 27 years in prison

Feb. 27, 2024 17:12 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who spent nearly three decades in prison on a murder conviction that was thrown out by the courts is suing the state for $1 million, the maximum allowed by state law. James Lucien, 50, was serving a life sentence in connection with the 1994 fatal...

Family of exonerated Black man killed by a Georgia deputy is suing him in federal court

Feb. 27, 2024 13:04 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The family of a Black man fatally shot by a Georgia deputy during an October traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking more than $16 million in damages, arguing the deputy used excessive force and the sheriff who employed him ignored the officer's history of...

New York doctor's husband suing Disney for negligence in wrongful death case

Feb. 27, 2024 12:42 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The husband of a New York doctor who died shortly after dining at a Disney Springs restaurant last year accused Walt Disney Parks and Resorts of negligence in a 19-page lawsuit filed in Florida. Jeffrey Piccolo is seeking in excess of $50,000 in the wrongful...