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Walmart sues Tesla for solar panels that went up in flames

Aug. 20, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart sued Tesla for "gross negligence" on Tuesday, saying that the electric car company's energy division installed solar panels that went up in flames on its store rooftops. The retailer said fires broke out at seven store rooftops between 2012 and 2018, causing millions of dollars in...

Arizona appeals court rejects AG's tuition lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities. The Arizona Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld a 2018 decision by the Maricopa County Superior Court. The ruling found Brnovich...

Judge pauses new Missouri law on large farm regulations

Aug. 20, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Missouri law that sought to shield large hog, poultry and cattle farms from stringent local health rules. Cole County Presiding Judge Patricia Joyce's action means the measure won't take effect as scheduled on Aug. 28. Critics of the...

Lawsuits filed against operator of medical equipment cleaner

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced Tuesday. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LLC this week in Cook County seek...

Family of slain Kansas inmate files federal lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The family of a slain Kansas inmate filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging a systemic disregard for the health and safety of prisoners housed at the Meade County jail. The complaint filed in U.S. District Court stems from the Aug. 29, 2017, death of Joshua DeVilbiss by another...

Schmitt withdraws First Amendment argument in lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday withdrew a legal brief he had filed in a defamation lawsuit arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records concerning private citizens that were requested by the plaintiff's attorney. Schmidt originally...

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the...

Jury awards $3M to fired Planned Parenthood Arizona worker

Aug. 20, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Planned Parenthood Arizona employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired after she reported unsafe medical practices has been awarded $3 million in a civil case. A Maricopa County jury returned the verdict Aug. 16 for Mayra Rodriguez, who worked for the organization for more than 15...

3 women sue Epstein's estate, citing rape, other sex acts

Aug. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women filed lawsuits Tuesday accusing Jeffrey Epstein of raping them or subjecting them to other forced sex acts, including one case while he was serving a Florida jail sentence that allowed him out to work during the day. The lawsuits in Manhattan federal court were filed on behalf...

Group seeks more details about raid on California reporter

Aug. 20, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit that advocates for more open and accountable government sued San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police on Tuesday after failing to get access to records about a controversial police raid on a freelance journalist. The First Amendment Coalition said in its lawsuit...