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Attorney Alexander Klauser and chairman of the consumer protection association Peter Kolba, from left, speake during a joint press conference of a class action lawsuit against the Tirol regional authorities for failing in their public health duties, related to the virus outbreak in the ski-resort of Ischgl, seen as a key location from which the virus spread across Europe, in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Group sues Austrian govt over ski resort virus outbreak

Sep. 23, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort that has been blamed for thousands of infections worldwide during the early phase of the pandemic. The...

Oregon businesses threaten lawsuit over virus restrictions

Sep. 22, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several Oregon businesses have threatened a class action lawsuit against the state over COVID-19 restrictions implemented by Gov. Kate Brown to slow the pandemic. A lawyer representing the businesses argues that Oregon officials should draft a plan to compensate small business owners...

Judge awards tenants $52 million for 'horrendous' conditions

Sep. 16, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tenants who sued over “horrendous” living conditions at a Kansas City low-income housing development have been awarded $52 million in damages. Jackson County Judge Joel Fehestock on Tuesday found in favor of the tenants, who sued KM-T.E.H. Realty 8 and Michael Fein...

FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein departs a Manhattan courthouse during his rape trial in New York. Attorneys for The Weinstein Co. presented a Delaware judge Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, with a revised bankruptcy plan that would provide about $35 million for creditors, including victims of sexual misconduct by disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Attorneys present revised Weinstein bankruptcy plan to judge

Sep. 2, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for The Weinstein Co. presented a Delaware judge Wednesday with a revised bankruptcy plan that would provide about $35 million for creditors, including victims of sexual misconduct by disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. The settlement amount is $11.5 million less than under...

Agency head says foster care system in Kansas is improving

Aug. 26, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The head of the Kansas agency responsible for foster care in the state told lawmakers improvements have already been made in response to a scathing federal report and the settlement of class-action lawsuits over care foster children are receiving. Laura Howard, secretary of the Kansas...

Judge says women's prison inmates can pursue class action

Aug. 18, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

Inmates at a New Jersey women’s prison that a federal report said was plagued by rampant sexual abuse and misconduct for years can proceed with a class-action lawsuit, a state judge has ruled. State Superior Court Judge Michael O'Neill's opinion, written last month and ordered unsealed last week,...

4 Indiana cities sue Netflix, Hulu for unpaid franchise fees

Aug. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Four Indiana cities are suing video streaming services, including Netflix and Hulu, seeking to require them to pay the same franchise fees to local governments that cable companies must pay. The class-action lawsuit filed this month argues that major video streaming services must...

Justices overturn $2.9M award to Yakima nurses for unpaid OT

Aug. 13, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has narrowly overturned a decision awarding $2.9 million to home care and hospice nurses in Yakima who said they were pressured to work unpaid overtime and miss meal breaks. In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the court said it didn't condone the behavior of now-shuttered...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 file photo Ola Kaellenius, CEO of the car manufacturer Mercedes, stands next to a 'Vision EQS' car at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, issues fourth-quarter and full year earnings and provides business update at news conference. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

Daimler reaches deals to settle US diesel emissions claims

Aug. 13, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, says it has reached agreements in principle to settle U.S. claims over emissions from its diesel vehicles for over $2.2 billion. The Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker said late Thursday that the agreements with various U.S. authorities concern...

TAKES OUT REFERENCE OF FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER - FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson.  Dozens of more victims who said they were molested by the University of Michigan doctor have filed a lawsuit against the school. They include a former student who claims he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in 1982.  (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP)

Judge: U-Mich. must tell alumni about doctor abuse lawsuits

Aug. 7, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Michigan to inform alumni about a class-action lawsuit against the school over sexual abuse by a longtime campus doctor. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts intervened after lawyers argued that the university shouldn't be communicating with...