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Black farmers feel left out of medical marijuana system

Aug. 07, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Nearly six years ago, the Florida Legislature set aside a medical marijuana license for a Black farmer like John Allen to join the burgeoning industry. But the license still has not been issued by the Florida Department of Health, which regulates the...

Florida woman's lawsuit says Equifax error made loan pricier

Aug. 04, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has sued Equifax claiming she was denied a car loan because of a 130-point mistake in her credit report that she says was part of a larger group of credit score errors the ratings agency made this spring due to a coding problem. The class action...

Judge: West Virginia Medicaid must cover transgender care

Aug. 03, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers in Huntington made the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by LGBTQ interest group Lambda...

Iowa basketball league to settle youth exploitation lawsuit

Aug. 01, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based youth basketball league agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by former players whose coach secretly recorded them undressing or obtained nude photos of them and is now serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual exploitation of minors. ...

DOJ: Lawsuit should proceed over town's police fines

Jul. 31, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Justice Department is urging a federal judge to let a class-action lawsuit go forward against an Alabama town accused of policing for profit with excessive fines and aggressive enforcement of local laws. The U.S. attorney’s office this week filed a...

Inmates sue prison system over solitary confinement policies

Jul. 28, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Inmates in Massachusetts have filed a class action lawsuit challenging the state prison system's solitary confinement policies. The three inmates at MCI-Cedar Junction in Walpole — Emmitt Perry, Carlos Bastos and Soksoursdey Roeung — said in a lawsuit filed in...

T-Mobile settles to pay $350M to customers in data breach

Jul. 23, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — T- Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million to customers affected by a class action lawsuit filed after the company disclosed last August that personal data like social security numbers had been stolen in a cyberattack. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on...

West Virginia foster care system lawsuit revived by court

Jul. 21, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An appeals court has revived a federal lawsuit that a lower court dismissed accusing the state of West Virginia of failing to protect children and fix its overwhelmed foster care system. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday sent the lawsuit...

Class status granted to lawsuit over public defender system

Jul. 18, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge has granted class status for an American Civil Liberties Union of Maine lawsuit over the system that provides attorneys to those who can’t afford them. The lawsuit contends there’s a failure to train, supervise and adequately fund a system to...

Lawsuit says Bass Pro won't honor lifetime warranty on socks

Jul. 17, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man says in a class-action lawsuit against Bass Pro that the outdoor outfitter is refusing to honor its lifetime warranty on socks. Kent Slaughter of Springfield said that after years of exchanging his “Redhead Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose...