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Judges tosses out lawsuit by ex-Gallup police chief

Sep. 18, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by former Gallup Police Chief Phillip Hart against the western New Mexico city. The Gallup Independent reports Eleventh Judicial District Judge Robert Aragon dismissed Friday a complaint by Hart, who claimed the city of Gallup violated his rights...

Alaska Girl Scout group wins appeal of national fee increase

Sep. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a state Girl Scout chapter in a lawsuit against its national organization over annual fees. News organizations reported the Supreme Court overruled a lower court decision that said the Girl Scouts of the United States of America...

Suit seeks to block gondola linking Lake Tahoe ski resorts

Sep. 17, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wilderness protection group has filed a lawsuit to try to block construction of a 2.2-mile long (3.5-kilometer-long) gondola that would pass through a national forest to connect the ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics with a neighboring Lake Tahoe ski resort. The...

New Hampshire joins states suing family over Purdue Pharma

Sep. 17, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has filed a lawsuit against the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as part of an effort to address the opioid epidemic. Including New Hampshire, at least six states have sued members of the Sackler family in September. New Hampshire, which was among the states...

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis. At the first court hearing since the Chapter 11 filing...

Montana to pay lawmaker $75K in ethics complaint lawsuit

Sep. 17, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana has agreed to pay House Majority Leader Brad Tschida nearly $75,000 in a lawsuit he filed to strike down a law keeping ethics complaints confidential. An order filed Monday by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris approves the deal between the Republican legislator and...

Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

Sep. 17, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first. The Justice Department is seeking to...

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder sues his former lawyers

Sep. 17, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder by a military jury in July has filed a lawsuit against two defense lawyers and a nonprofit legal defense group — who he had parted ways with on the high-profile case before the trial. Edward Gallagher said in a complaint filed in federal court...

Lawsuit seeks to remove Kentucky AG candidate from ballot

Sep. 17, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit is alleging the Republican nominee for Kentucky attorney general has not been a practicing attorney long enough to serve. The suit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court by Joseph L. Jackson of Louisville asks that Republican Daniel Cameron's name be removed from the...

Texas oil company facing Idaho lawsuit files for bankruptcy

Sep. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Texas company that made Idaho a natural gas and oil-producing state but is facing a federal lawsuit from disgruntled royalty recipients as well as an investigation by Idaho authorities has filed for bankruptcy protection. Alta Mesa Resources and associated companies filed for Chapter...