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Trial to begin in $1.4B Oregon forestry management lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A trial in a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against the state of Oregon over forestry management is scheduled to begin Thursday. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports Linn County and 150 other counties and taxing districts sued four years ago, claiming the state has not...

Nevada could face $100M in damages to state prison guards

Oct. 20, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada could be on the hook for up to $100 million in damages and unpaid wages after prison guards scored a major victory in a long-running legal fight with the state Department of Corrections, a lawyer for the guards says. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week the state...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear lame-duck arguments

Oct. 20, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies will make one last attempt to block their Republican rivals' contentious lame-duck laws on Monday during oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in a union lawsuit challenging the provisions. Things look bleak for the party after conservatives...

Man mistakenly shot by deputy settles lawsuit

Oct. 19, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man left paralyzed by a deputy's bullet after he was mistaken for a burglar has settled his lawsuit against the sheriff's office. The Post and Courier reported Friday the case against the Charleston County Sheriff's Office was settled for $750,000. Bryant Heyward was rendered a...

Parents sue Virginia school district over racist 2017 video

Oct. 19, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — The parents of a Virginia student who say their son was assaulted and bullied by his middle school football teammates in an incident captured on video two years ago are suing the school system. The video, which showed football players simulating sex acts on black students in a locker...

Woman sues after husband killed in Oregon hunting accident

Oct. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The widow of an Oregon elk hunter has filed a $960,000 lawsuit against the man's hunting partner following an accidental shooting. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports in a story on Friday that Vicki VanCleave, George VanCleave's widow, filed the lawsuit against Richard Toubeaux in Baker...

Ex-professor says she was fired in sex-for-grades scandal

Oct. 19, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former professor at a college in Connecticut says in a lawsuit she was fired for refusing to disclose the name of a student who told her a male professor was offering better grades in exchange for sex. Laura Jean Champagne's federal suit against Goodwin College seeks...

Montana judge halts temporary flavored vaping ban

Oct. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A temporary ban on the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes due to take effect next week in Montana has been blocked for now by a judge. Ravalli County District Judge Jennifer Lint signed a temporary restraining order Friday that prohibits Gov. Steve Bullock and state health...

Maui mayor to defy committee settlement over injection wells

Oct. 19, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The mayor of Maui has announced plans to defy a County Council resolution and continue to pursue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court over the use of injection wells. Mayor Michael Victorino posted a letter to the county website Friday saying he has decided not to exercise the...

Family of woman shot by deputies files federal lawsuit

Oct. 19, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The family of a 23-year-old woman shot and killed by sheriff's deputies conducting a welfare check has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit contending deputies escalated the situation. The Seattle Times reports in a story on Friday that the family of Renee Davis filed the lawsuit against the...