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Jackson and former operator of zoo settle a legal dispute

Oct. 12, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city and the Jackson Zoological Society are close to settling the city's $6 million lawsuit against the nonprofit organization that ran the zoo for nearly 35 years. The Clarion Ledger reports that a deal was reached Friday. It requires approval of the Jackson...

Construction companies settle sex harassment suit for $200K

Oct. 11, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A group of construction companies will pay $200,000 to settle allegations that male supervisors and workers in Honolulu subjected a female worker to sexual harassment. A U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit says Southland Contracting, Inc., Mole Constructors, Inc. and...

Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its owners

Oct. 11, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge is pushing for a settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a decision Friday to pause litigation against the company and members of the wealthy Sackler family that owns the company. In a hearing Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Roberts...

Tennis instructor sues Vegas country club, alleges race bias

Oct. 11, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A tennis instructor is suing an exclusive Las Vegas country club, alleging she was wrongly fired in 2016 after an influential club member made "blatantly racist" comments about her biracial children. Carmel-Mary Hill's attorney, F. Travis Buchanan, said Friday the federal lawsuit filed...

The Latest: Lawsuits paused against Purdue Pharma, Sacklers

Oct. 11, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A judge has agreed to pause lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and the OxyContin maker's owners until next month with the intention of stopping suits longer so a settlement can be worked out to nearly 2,600 suits against the company. U.S....

States' position on the tentative opioid deal with Purdue

Oct. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

State attorneys general have been divided nearly evenly over whether to accept a tentative deal to settle lawsuits against Purdue Pharma related to the nation's opioid crisis. States that oppose the tentative settlement, which could be worth as much as $12 billion over time, wanted to continue their lawsuits...

$143M gas explosions settlement gets preliminary approval

Oct. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A judge has given preliminary approval to a $143 million settlement in a lawsuit brought against the utility blamed for a series of gas explosions in Massachusetts in September 2018. Superior Court Judge James Lang wrote in the approval released Friday that the settlement "appears to be...

Mountain Valley, Virginia settle environmental lawsuit

Oct. 11, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The company building the Mountain Valley Pipeline has agreed to pay over $2 million and submit to enhanced monitoring to settle a lawsuit brought by Virginia officials that alleged repeated environmental violations. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's office announced Friday that...

Enbridge offers at least $24M to settle tribe pipeline suit

Oct. 10, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Enbridge Energy has offered the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at least $24 million to settle a lawsuit the tribe filed to shut down and remove the Line 5 pipeline from its reservation in northern Wisconsin. But tribal leaders say their position against the pipeline remains...

Vermont officer who sued over head injuries gets $30K

Oct. 10, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A police officer who filed a lawsuit over head injuries allegedly suffered during training exercises two years ago at the Vermont Police Academy is getting $30,000 in a settlement with the state. Burlington Officer Erin Bartle sued last year, saying she got a concussion while...