Latest Legal proceedings News

Woman raped after botched police response to get $200K

Jan. 23, 2021 4:03 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The city government in Albany, New York, has agreed to pay a $200,000 settlement to a woman who was raped in November 2017 after a botched police response to a 911 call. The Albany Times-Union reported Saturday that the woman’s lawsuit alleged that the dispatcher who answered...

DuPont, Chemours reach agreement over 'forever chemicals'

Jan. 23, 2021 3:52 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum of understanding announced...

State sues Lakeville bar for operating without license

Jan. 23, 2021 2:52 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health has sued the owners of a bar in the southern Twin Cities metro area for operating as a food and beverage service without a license, the state said Saturday. The health department filed its lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville on Friday in Dakota...

Man awaiting trial for mother's death dies of COVID-19

Jan. 23, 2021 2:45 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An incarcerated Southern California man facing a murder charge in his mother's death has died of complications from COVID-19, authorities said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Ah Le Fang died Thursday after testing positive for the virus in December. The 37-year-old was...

Magistrate judge allows release of man in Capitol riot

Jan. 23, 2021 1:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A magistrate judge will allow the release of a Tennessee man who carried flexible plastic handcuffs around the U.S. Capitol during the recent raid by Trump supporters. After testimony at a detention hearing, Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Frensley determined Friday that Eric Munchel...

Judge: Youth club facing sex abuse suits had lax oversight

Jan. 23, 2021 12:45 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A youth club in which six men say they were sexually abused as children lacked proper training and supervision for staff and had no system in place for reporting abuse, a Connecticut judge said. The Greenwich Boys & Girls Club had a “very lax method of conducting its...

Thousands of evictions loom in St. Louis amid pandemic

Jan. 23, 2021 12:04 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of eviction filings are piling up in St. Louis and St. Louis County courts, leaving landlords and tenants frustrated, and advocates predicting a tidal wave of homelessness to come. Landlords have filed for almost 5,000 evictions since mid-March, when local courts suspended them,...

Trial delayed for Alabama officer charged in fatal shooting

Jan. 23, 2021 11:48 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The trial of an Alabama police officer charged with murder in an on-duty shooting is being delayed because of the pandemic. A judge has postponed the case of Huntsville police officer William Darby, WHNT-TV reported Friday. He was set to go on trial Feb. 22 in the killing of...

A more affordable court option for low-income defendants

Jan. 23, 2021 11:29 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana city has agreed to waive fees for some low-income people charged with traffic offenses or other municipal crimes who want to enter a probation program that leads to charges being dropped. The settlement led to the Jan. 15 dismissal of a federal lawsuit filed by criminal...

Judge to decide whether to strike Seattle renter protections

Jan. 23, 2021 9:31 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge is considering whether to nullify Seattle laws meant to protect tenants from eviction after the laws were challenged by rental property owners. Landlords argue Seattle violated their constitutional rights with rental regulations including a new legal...