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Ikea France execs face verdicts for alleged worker spying

Jun. 15, 2021 02:42 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — A panel of judges is to rule Tuesday whether officials of the French subsidiary of Ikea, the home furnishings giant with a family-friendly image, spied on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers. Ikea France, two former CEOs...

Suit challenging new charter boat rules OK'd as class action

Jun. 14, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six captains and five companies from Florida and Louisiana can represent others in a lawsuit challenging new federal regulations for nearly 1,300 charter boats across the Gulf of Mexico, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan...

IBM sues company for $1.5B over alleged breach of contract

Jun. 14, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — IBM has filed a civil lawsuit against the company it sold a manufacturing plant to for $1.5 billion over an alleged breach of contract because the company never produced the microchips it promised in the sale. The lawsuit filed in New York...

Managed care firm and Mississippi reach lawsuit settlement

Jun. 14, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A managed care company has agreed to pay Mississippi $55.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused one of its subsidiaries of overcharging the state's Medicaid program for pharmacy benefits management. Attorney General Lynn Fitch and Auditor Shad...

Centene settles Ohio suit alleging Medicaid fraud for $88M

Jun. 14, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Centene Corp. has agreed to pay Ohio $88.3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the pharmacy benefit manager overbilled the state's Medicaid department for pharmacy services it provided, the state's top lawyer announced Monday. Republican Attorney...

Report: Thousands of school bus crashes in last 5 years

Jun. 13, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A report has found more than 4,500 school bus crashes have occurred in Connecticut over the last five years, leading to dozens of lawsuits against three major bus companies. Hearst Connecticut Media reported there have been 4,695 crashes since...

Company executive faces charge in hospital cyberattack

Jun. 12, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A network security company executive has made an initial court appearance on charges stemming from a 2018 cyberattack on a hospital in Georgia, federal authorities said. Vikas Singla has been arraigned on 17 counts of intentional damage to a protected...

Columbia, Joplin win millions in lawsuit against CenturyLink

Jun. 12, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The city of Columbia should receive nearly $54 million after a long legal battle with a telecommunications company over unpaid taxes, a judge has ruled. A ruling from St. Louis County Circuit Judge Ellen Ribaudo last week also awarded the city of...

Apple reaffirms privacy stance amid Trump probe revelations

Jun. 11, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Seeking to protect its image as a guardian of personal privacy, Apple maintains it was blindsided and handcuffed by a Trump administration probe that resulted in the company handing over phone data from two Democratic congressmen. Apple...

$15-a-month internet law on hold in New York, judge rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York cannot require internet providers to offer broadband service for low-income customers for as little as $15-a-month starting next week, a federal judge ruled on Friday. The low-income broadband consumers law passed in the state budget in...