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Multistate voter database suspended in lawsuit settlement

Dec. 10, 2019 4:54 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A much-criticized database that checks whether voters are registered in multiple states has been suspended “for the foreseeable future” until security safeguards are put in place as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit, a civil rights group said Tuesday. The...

Patients sue Indiana hospital over possible disease exposure

Nov. 29, 2019 1:55 PM EST

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — More than 1,000 surgical patients are suing a northern Indiana hospital after being notified that a sterilization failure could have exposed them to deadly infections. The Elkhart Truth reports the class-action suit was filed last week in Elkhart County Court against Goshen Hospital on...

McDonald’s agrees to $26M settlement with California workers

Nov. 25, 2019 6:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — McDonald’s has agreed to a $26 million settlement of a long-running class-action lawsuit over wages and work conditions at corporate-run locations in California, the parties said Monday. The agreement, which estimates the settlement covers about 38,000 individuals, requires the...

Lawsuit: NY prisoners punished over false drug results

Nov. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of New York state prisoners were wrongly subjected to sometimes harsh punishments after drug tests erroneously showed that they had used narcotics while incarcerated, according to a federal class action lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday against the manufacturer of the...

Lawsuit targets ‘filth’ at Michigan’s only women’s prison

Nov. 21, 2019 12:22 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections has been hit with a class-action lawsuit on behalf of inmates who say they’ve been overwhelmed by chronic mold and other unsanitary conditions at the state’s only prison for women. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Detroit federal...

Military families sue, claim poor housing conditions on base

Nov. 13, 2019 8:53 AM EST

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Ten military families have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing private companies that manage base housing of failing to remedy unsafe living conditions. News outlets report the lawsuit filed Tuesday says mold infestations and other problems have caused members of military families...

McDonald's workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

Nov. 12, 2019 12:23 PM EST

A former McDonald's employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She's one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with the U.S. Equal...

ACLU: South Carolina driving rule penalizes poverty

Oct. 31, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

South Carolina unconstitutionally suspends the drivers' licenses of people who haven't paid traffic tickets without first determining if they can afford to pay, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center is part of a...

Kroger patron sues store, man charged in 2018 shooting

Oct. 28, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who was inside a Kentucky Kroger during a shooting last year is now suing the grocer and the man charged in the fatal attack. The Courier Journal reports Denise Clark filed the class-action lawsuit last week, saying witnessing and fleeing the shooting left her with physical,...

Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial

Oct. 16, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that three major drug...