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Trial set in suit stemming from arrest in freeway shootings

Dec. 11, 2019 2:23 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An April 6 trial has been scheduled for a false-arrest lawsuit filed by a landscaper once charged in some of the freeway shootings in metro Phoenix during the summer of 2015. Most of Leslie Merritt Jr.’s legal claims against Arizona Department of Public Safety officers were dismissed...

Parents of girl who fell to her death sue cruise company

Dec. 11, 2019 2:20 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana parents of a toddler who fell to her death out of an open cruise ship window in Puerto Rico filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Royal Caribbean Cruises, accusing the company of negligence by allowing the window to be opened. Chloe Wiegand fell to her death in July after...

US seeks dismissal of New Mexico's immigration lawsuit

Dec. 11, 2019 1:59 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. lawyers want a judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties earlier this year by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States. New Mexico claimed in a lawsuit...

Civil rights group sues over Oklahoma bail practices

Dec. 11, 2019 12:57 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A civil rights group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against court officials in central Oklahoma, alleging a county's bail system unconstitutionally discriminates against poor and disabled people. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma filed the suit late Tuesday in...

Billings settles lawsuit after man struck by tree branch

Dec. 11, 2019 12:56 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The City of Billings has settled a lawsuit filed by a man who suffered severe injuries after being struck by a falling tree branch in a city park. Dave Myers settled his lawsuit for $370,000, The Billings Gazette reported. The city admitted no wrongdoing. The case had been scheduled...

Ohio diocese ordered to release files on 14 accused priests

Dec. 11, 2019 11:40 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has ordered the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Columbus to release files on 14 accused priests as part of an ongoing lawsuit. Franklin County Judge Jaiza Page made the decision on Friday, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Lebanon attorney Konrad Kircher requested the files in...

Beshear faces suit from ousted state school board members

Dec. 11, 2019 11:04 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For nearly four years as Kentucky attorney general, Andy Beshear filed a series of lawsuits accusing then-Gov. Matt Bevin of abusing his executive powers. Now Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor. The new Democratic...

Tennessee deputy indicted on 44 counts including rape

Dec. 11, 2019 11:01 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy at the center of multiple lawsuits has been indicted on 44 counts including rape, sexual battery, oppression and extortion. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond told news outlets he was notified on Tuesday that a grand jury had indicted Deputy Daniel...

Georgia city cancels parade amid Confederate flag lawsuit

Dec. 11, 2019 6:40 AM EST

ALPHARETTA, Ga, (AP) — A city in Georgia has voted to stop using taxpayer dollars to fund a veterans parade following a lawsuit by a group of Confederate descendants who were barred from flying the Confederate flag during the event. The Alpharetta City Council unanimously voted to stop sponsoring the Old...

Settlement reached in excessive force case at youth center

Dec. 11, 2019 1:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland woman who says youth detention center workers knocked out her son's teeth has settled a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Corrections and Correct Care Solutions. The Portland Press Herald reports that Sadiya Ali’s son will receive $250,000 from the state if...