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FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo, patrons eat at a table set up on a sidewalk in Burbank, Calif. California's financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were shuttered or only partially operating under long-running coronavirus orders. Few industries have been hit as hard during the pandemic as restaurants. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Fed up: California restaurants seek booze, health fee refund

Oct. 26, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were shuttered or only partially operating under long-running...

Judge OKs $78M overtime settlement by air medical company

Oct. 20, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge has given final approval to a $78 million settlement by a medical helicopter company that was sued by its California flight crew employees over unpaid overtime and missed breaks. The decision last week by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith came three...

Student lawsuit demands tuition refunds from Montana State

Oct. 20, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Students at Montana State University have sued the university claiming it broke a contractual agreement with its students when it canceled in-person classes without offering to refund or reduce tuition and fees. Anthony Cordero, who was an undergraduate student in the Spring 2020...

Arizona agrees to boost care for foster kids to settle suit

Oct. 14, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's child welfare agency has agreed to boost behavioral and health services for children in foster care and limit use of group homes for those children to settle a lawsuit filed by child advocacy groups. The state Department of Child Services also will be required to monitor and limit...

Judge rules against students seeking better civics education

Oct. 14, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of Rhode Island school children demanding a better civics education in the nation's public schools, but in the same decision praised the students for bringing attention to the issue and lamented the delicate state of American democracy. The class-action...

LA County agrees to settle immigration suit for $14 million

Oct. 13, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County agreed Tuesday to pay $14 million to settle a lawsuit that said the Sheriff's Department improperly held thousands of people in jail beyond their release dates at the request of immigration officials. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to settle the...

Homeless challenge Denver encampment sweeps in federal court

Oct. 5, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Homeless people filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to stop Denver from clearing their encampments around the city, saying the operations violate their constitutional rights and also raise the risk of the spreading the coronavirus. The lawsuit names Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and...

This photo from streaming video provided by the Office of the Governor shows Justice Martin Jenkins. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, his nomination of Justice  Jenkins (Ret.) for Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Justice Jenkins has held several prominent state and federal judicial positions throughout his career and most recently served as judicial appointments secretary to Governor Newsom since 2019. He would be the first openly gay California Supreme Court justice and only the third African American man ever to serve on the state's highest court. (Office of the Governor via AP)

California governor nominates 1st gay to state Supreme Court

Oct. 5, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated the first openly gay Black man to the state Supreme Court on Monday, potentially replacing one of the court's more conservative members with a former federal civil rights attorney who prosecuted cross-burnings and police misconduct cases under President...

Supreme Court allows minor leaguers' class action over pay

Oct. 5, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing a class-action lawsuit to proceed from minor league baseball players who allege they are being paid less than minimum wage. The lawsuit involves minor league players in Arizona, California and Florida. The justices offered no comment Monday in rejecting Major...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2020 file photo a trike stands near the burnt remains of a building destroyed by a wildfire near the Lake Detroit Market in Detroit, Ore. The blaze was one of multiple fires that burned across the state last month. Three Pacific Northwest law firms have filed a class action lawsuit against Pacific Power and its parent company, Portland-based PacifiCorp, alleging that the power company failed to shut down its power lines despite a historic wind event and extremely dangerous wildfire conditions. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP, File)

Pacific Power utility sued over devastating Oregon wildfires

Oct. 1, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three Pacific Northwest law firms have filed a class action lawsuit against the Pacific Power utility and its parent company, claiming they failed to shut down its power lines despite historically high winds and extremely dangerous wildfire conditions. The lawsuit, filed in Multnomah...