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Baltimore sues chemical company Monsanto over PCB pollution

Feb. 19, 2019 5:15 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, plants and people around the globe....

Widow of Kentucky worker files lawsuit against utility

Feb. 16, 2019 11:17 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The widow of a worker who was killed last year when his dump truck came into contact with high-voltage power lines at a construction has filed a negligence lawsuit against a Kentucky utility company. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader , Vickie Lynne Everman filed the suit...

Texas jury awards woman $37 million over Honda seat belts

Feb. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $37 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash. Sarah Milburn sued the automaker over its seatbelt design after her Uber driver ran a red light and the Honda was struck by a pickup truck in Dallas. Milburn's lawyer argued...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 11, 2019 7:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 10, 2019 8:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

Woody Allen sues Amazon for ending movie deal

Feb. 7, 2019 3:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Woody Allen is suing Amazon for at least $68 million, saying that the company ended a four-picture movie deal last year after old accusations against him resurfaced in the press. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, says that Amazon knew about a "25-year-old" allegation before signing...

Judge sides with Christian group in religious freedom case

Feb. 7, 2019 12:06 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the University of Iowa was wrong to strip a Christian student group of its registered status after the organization barred a gay student from a leadership position. U.S. District Judge Stephanie M. Rose on Wednesday granted a permanent injunction...

2 Oklahoma companies in trafficking lawsuit settle pay claim

Feb. 6, 2019 3:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma companies accused in a federal human trafficking lawsuit of underpaying immigrant workers have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor. A Jan. 25 order from a department Wage and Hour Division administrative law judge shows Hotelmacher and Steakmacher, both...

Marketing firm to pay up to $8.5M over renewal policy

Feb. 4, 2019 7:27 PM EST

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — A company that sold ProActiv acne treatments and Wen hair products will pay up to $8.5 million to settle a California lawsuit that said it didn't get customer consent for automatic renewal payments on their credit cards. Authorities Monday said Guthy-Renker LLC also agreed to more...

Correction: Opioid Lawsuit-Massachusetts story

Feb. 4, 2019 2:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 31 about a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts against drugmaker Purdue Pharma, The Associated Press erroneously described the type of business the company McKinsey conducts. It is the management consulting firm, not a drug distributor. Also, the AP erroneously reported the year...