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Thai court allows Cambodian class action against Thai firm

Jul. 31, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Friday that several hundred families in Cambodia who were displaced from their homes may file a class action suit against the Thai company they believe was responsible, a decision hailed as trailblazing by land rights activists. The Bangkok South Civil Court issued the...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin in Detroit. Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone Wednesday, July 29, 2020 when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the scandal. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Court: Flint class-action can proceed over lead in water

Jul. 29, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone Wednesday when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the scandal. “Plaintiffs in this...

$520 million settlement approved in Santee Cooper lawsuit

Jul. 21, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state judge on Monday approved a $520 million settlement in a customer class action lawsuit against state-owned utility Santee Cooper over increased rates for a failed nuclear construction project. Judge Jean Toal signed off on the deal, which will provide refunds for...

Bump stock manufacturer seeks Las Vegas shooter's estate

Jul. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, the firearm attachments used by the Las Vegas gunman in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, has filed a claim against the deceased gunman's estate that could divert money expected to go to victims' families. Slide Fire Solutions, LP,...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury deliberations in his rape trial in New York.  A judge has rejected a $19 million settlement between Weinstein and some of his accusers. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 14,  said Weinstein's accusers in the proposed class-action settlement were too varied to be grouped together.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Judge rejects tentative $19M Weinstein deal with accusers

Jul. 14, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $19 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers and the state of New York was rejected Tuesday by a judge. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in Manhattan said Weinstein’s accusers in the proposed class-action settlement were too varied to be grouped...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, police deploy tear gas to disperse a crowd during a protest in Philadelphia over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer.  Three class-action lawsuits filed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 14,  accuse the city of using military-level force against peaceful demonstrators protesting racial inequality and police brutality.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Philadelphia protesters sue city over tear gas, use of force

Jul. 14, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three civil rights lawsuits filed in Philadelphia on Tuesday accuse the city of using military-level force that injured protesters and bystanders alike during peaceful protests against racial inequality and police brutality. One lawsuit accuses Philadelphia police of lobbing tear gas...

Lawsuit accuses property managers of ageist Facebook ads

Jul. 1, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Some of the nation’s leading property management companies deliberately excluded older people from seeing Facebook advertisements for dozens of apartment complexes in the Washington, D.C., area, a housing watchdog alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Housing Rights...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state's attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Weinstein reaches tentative $19M deal with accusers

Jun. 30, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state's attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday. The agreement was announced by New York Attorney General...