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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Dr. Chris Christensen and his wife, Gayle, leave the Ravalli County Courthouse in Hamilton after Christensen was sentenced to prison for his role in the overdose deaths of two of his patients. A split Montana Supreme Court has overturned Christensen's convictions for negligent homicide in the overdose deaths of two of his patients. Justices said Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, the state did not present sufficient evidence to establish that Christensen's actions in prescribing narcotics were the direct cause of the deaths of Greg Griffin in 2012 and Kara Philbrick in 2013. (Kurt Wilson/The Missoulian via AP, File)

Justices overturn doctor's convictions in overdose deaths

Sep. 16, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A split Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a former western Montana pain doctor’s convictions of negligent homicide in the overdose deaths of two of his patients. The justices, in a 4-3 ruling, said prosecutors did not present sufficient evidence to establish that...

Kansas court hears arguments over "wrongful birth" law

Sep. 16, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on “wrongful birth” claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments via Zoom on...

Psychiatrists gets 5 years in prison for assaulting patient

Sep. 10, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities psychiatrist has been sentenced to spend five years behind bars for repeatedly sexually assaulting a patient he was treating. Gavin Meany, 39, was sentenced Wednesday in Dakota County District Court where he had earlier pleaded guilty to four counts of third-degree...