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Lawsuit: 84-year-old woman repeatedly raped at nursing home

Sep. 21, 2018 8:58 AM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The daughter of an 84-year-old woman with dementia alleges in a lawsuit that her mother was repeatedly raped at a suburban St. Louis nursing home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Vivian Colette Green says in the lawsuit filed Thursday in St. Louis County Circuit Court that she...

Detroit police to take over part of city's towing operations

Sep. 21, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Police Department plans to take over part of the city's police towing operations after years of lawsuits and corruption involving towing businesses . The Detroit News reports the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday allowing the department to provide...

Ex-Louisiana-Lafayette softball coach files suit over firing

Sep. 21, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A former University of Louisiana at Lafayette softball coach is suing the school, saying he was fired for reporting the gender discrimination of female athletes at the university. Copies of Michael Lotief's state court lawsuit, which also claims defamation and breach of contract, were...

US appeals court gives expelled lawmaker's lawsuit hope

Sep. 21, 2018 5:09 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court is reviving a lawsuit filed by an expelled Tennessee lawmaker seeking to recoup lost lifetime health care and pension benefits. The Tennessean reports a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge wrote Thursday that former Rep. Jeremy Durham had standing to sue...

Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

Sep. 21, 2018 4:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions. The Bangkok South Civil Court's decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where consumers rarely win redress. Most of the...

Discrimination lawsuit against Virginia firm heads to trial

Sep. 21, 2018 1:58 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleging a Virginia firm subjected its black workers to a hostile work environment is headed to trial. The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that Newport News Industrial was sued more than three years ago by 37 employees alleging racial discrimination. U.S....

Young girl injured in crash sues city over police chase

Sep. 20, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

A young girl seriously injured after a 2015 high-speed chase with police ended in a head-on collision is suing the city of Pittsburgh and the Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County, alleging the chase never should have happened. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages...

Arkansas justices face ethics charges over judge's case

Sep. 20, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A disciplinary panel filed ethics charges Thursday against six Arkansas Supreme Court justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from handling any execution-related cases. A Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission...

Judge orders Dallas County to revise bail system

Sep. 20, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Dallas County to stop setting bail for felony and misdemeanor defendants solely according to a set schedule. U.S. District Judge David Godbey issued a preliminary injunction Thursday against the Dallas County bail system in a class action lawsuit filed by several...

Lawsuit seeks return of forced union fees in Oregon

Sep. 20, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Seeking the return of millions of dollars of forced union fees, 12 Oregon public employees filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the state's three largest public sector unions, a smaller union, and affiliates. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that government workers can't be...