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Court won't revive lawsuit over San Francisco pier shooting

Mar. 26, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court refused to reinstate a lawsuit the parents of Kate Steinle filed against San Francisco for refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities seeking to deport a man who later fatally shot Steinle. A three judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Celebrity lawyer Geragos linked to Avenatti extortion case

Mar. 26, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now Geragos might need a defense attorney himself after being named in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike. Geragos...

City pays $143K to settle suit over woman's botched arrest

Mar. 26, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city has paid $143,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by an 88-year-old woman who said she was arrested and injured by officers who went to the wrong address. The Berkshire Eagle reports that the settlement stems from the 2015 arrest of Phyllis Stankiewicz by two...

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma

Mar. 26, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, a person familiar with the agreement said Tuesday. The person was not authorized...

The Latest: OxyContin maker settling for $270M with Oklahoma

Mar. 26, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against manufacturers of opioid pain medications (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A person familiar with the agreement says the company that has made billions of dollars selling the drug OxyContin and the family that owns it have reached a $270 million...

Supreme Court tosses $315 million award in USS Cole lawsuit

Mar. 26, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the USS Cole bombing, saying Sudan hadn't properly been notified of the lawsuit. The justices ruled 8-1 that notice of the lawsuit should have been mailed to Sudan's foreign ministry in the...

Wisconsin officials await ruling on laws limiting governor

Mar. 26, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials are waiting for a pair of courts to decide whether laws that Republicans passed last year limiting the powers of the new Democratic governor and attorney general can stand. Lawmakers passed the measures in a lame-duck session in December, before Gov. Tony Evers and...

Oklahoma officials to announce settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fueling opioid epidemic

Mar. 26, 2019 9:08 AM EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials to announce settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fueling opioid epidemic.

Woman injured by shopping scooter sues Walmart

Mar. 26, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman is suing Walmart after she was injured when a customer driving a motorized shopping scooter crashed into her. A civil lawsuit filed in Minnehaha County this week claims Walmart was negligent in its instructions on how to operate the scooter. Eighty-five-year-old...

Arrests of 2 allies of Madigan ordered by federal judge

Mar. 26, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the arrest of two allies of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for failing to appear for depositions in a lawsuit filed by Madigan's opponent in the 2016 election. The Chicago Tribune reports Joseph Nasella and Michael Kuba were subpoenaed by Jason Gonzales,...