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Lawyers appointed to look out for U. Mich. sex case victims

May. 26, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday appointed three attorneys to look out for the interests of anyone who said they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked at the University of Michigan for decades. U.S. District Court Judge Victoria Roberts ordered the appointments of E. Powell Miller,...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against pellet grill company

May. 25, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A district court judge has dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against barbecue grill manufacturer Traeger Pellet Grills, deciding the defendants failed to establish the court has jurisdiction. U.S. District Court Judge Bruce Jenkins of Utah dismissed without prejudice the suit...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, a worker completes an electric car ID.3 body at the assembly line during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, eastern Germany.  Germany's Federal Court has ruled Volkswagen must buy back cars from owners who bought vehicles rigged to cheat in emissions tests but consumers must accept current value taking into account the mileage they drove rather than the full purchase price. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

German court ruling clears the way to settle VW diesel cases

May. 25, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

KARLSRUHE, Germany (AP) — A German court has ruled that Volkswagen must buy back cars from owners of its diesel cars equipped with software that evaded emissions testing — but consumers must accept the current value of the car based on the mileage they drove since buying it, not the purchase price....

Kendra Tucker, left, and her sister Melissa McCann, both of Sanford, wade into flood waters as they work to uncover lost family heirlooms and belongings, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Sanford, Mich. Scores of displaced people are staying in shelters after flooding overwhelmed two dams, submerged homes and washed out roads in Central Michigan. (Jake May/MLive.com/The Flint Journal via AP)

2nd lawsuit filed against operator of failed Michigan dams

May. 23, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — The owners and operators of two mid-Michigan dams that failed, forcing the evacuation of 11,000 people, are facing a second lawsuit. The class-action suit was filed Friday against Boyce Hydro and manager Lee Mueller, the Midland Daily News reported Saturday. The Tittabawassee River...

Judge isn't ordering jail to free inmates in virus hot spot

May. 20, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday said she will require a Maryland jail in a COVID-19 hot spot to implement measures to prevent the virus from spreading inside the facility, but she isn’t ordering the immediate release of medically vulnerable prisoners. During a hearing, U.S....

Tarah Diffen, far right, chats with customers at the Hot Spot Diner, Monday, May 18, 2020, in Wiscasset, Maine. Diffen's restaurant, which has been closed since March 22 because of the coronavirus, reopened on Monday. Governor Janet Mills is now allowing restaurants in 12 of the state's 16 counties to have dine-in customers.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine allows private campgrounds reopen on Friday

May. 19, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state is making it easier for residents to get outdoors and breathe some fresh air this Memorial Day weekend by accelerating the opening of private campgrounds across the state, officials said Tuesday. Private campgrounds and RV parks can open Friday while public campgrounds will...

Suit: ADT employee spied on customers' home security systems

May. 19, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two federal class-action lawsuits have been filed against ADT, one of the largest security companies in the country, alleging that an employee spied on customers and children over a seven-year period through their home security cameras. The lawsuits, filed Monday, allege ADT showed negligence...

Settlement could mean $300 for some Illinois Facebook users

May. 16, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Some Illinois Facebook users could receive as much as $300 from a $550 million settlement in a class-action suit alleging the social media site's facial-tagging feature violated state privacy law. But there's no timeline yet for when people will be notified of eligibility or when payments...

Facebook to pay moderators $52M for psychological damages

May. 12, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators whose job has them viewing graphic and disturbing posts and videos on its platforms. In a 2018 lawsuit, third-party contractors for the company said that Facebook failed to properly protect them against severe psychological and other injuries that...

Court throws out lawsuit on inmate safety at Kansas prisons

May. 12, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a civil rights rights group seeking the immediate release of prisoners who have preexisting medical conditions that make them vulnerable to the new coronavirus. Leavenworth District Judge David King dismissed on Friday the class...