Latest Class action lawsuits News

New suit brought in Missouri River flooding

Jan. 16, 2021 10:45 AM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The federal government faces a second lawsuit over flooding along the Missouri River after it was ordered last month to pay some landowners for damages. R. Dan Boulware, of the Polsinelli law firm, filed the new class-action lawsuit on behalf of 60 plaintiffs who experienced damages...

ECU restores women's sports teams under threat of lawsuit

Jan. 8, 2021 2:14 PM EST

GREENV ILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina University is restoring two of its women’s teams cut last spring for budget problems compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, and paying more than $189,000 to avoid a gender discrimination lawsuit. The announcement on Thursday followed word that athletes were...

Lawsuit says NH has 'warehoused' foster teens in group care

Jan. 5, 2021 2:57 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has “unnecessarily warehoused" foster care teens in institutional and group care facilities instead of with families and has not acted in their best interests, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed by several legal groups on Tuesday. In the lawsuit...

FILE – In this April 12, 2005, file photo, operator Kevin Holko monitors the control room during a scheduled refueling shutdown at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in North Perry, Ohio. A federal court docket showed that

Scandal-battered utility now faces specter of pricy lawsuits

Dec. 30, 2020 8:20 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s largest electric utility, its reputation battered by scandal, has been besieged by more than a dozen lawsuits filed by angry shareholders who include some of the country’s biggest institutional investors. And, if history is a guide, FirstEnergy Corp. and its insurers...

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over involuntary ER stays

Dec. 21, 2020 1:36 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of psychiatric patients who have been involuntarily held in hospital emergency departments. New Hampshire law requires hearings within three days to determine whether such patients are dangerous. The state...

Judge: Oregon inmates' COVID-19 lawsuit can proceed

Dec. 17, 2020 11:21 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Portland has ruled that a group of Oregon prison inmates can proceed with their lawsuit against state officials over their response to the coronavirus pandemic. The class-action lawsuit says the seven inmates named in the case have underlying medical conditions and...

FILE - Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala on March 2, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nygard faces criminal charges in New York after his Canadian arrest on charges alleging that he dangled opportunities in fashion and modeling to lure dozens of women and girls to have sex with himself and others. The 79-year-old Nygard awaited an appearance in a Winnipeg courtroom after his Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, arrest in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested in Canada on sex charges

Dec. 15, 2020 8:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested on charges alleging he sexually abused women and girls after luring them into his orbit with opportunities in fashion and modeling over the last 25 years. Nygard, 79, was detained after a Winnipeg, Canada, court appearance Tuesday following...

Mastercard may have to pay billions in UK class action

Dec. 11, 2020 12:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Mastercard could have to pay U.K. consumers as much as 14 billion pounds ($18.5 billion) after the country’s Supreme Court allowed a class-action lawsuit against the credit-card company to move forward. The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a competition tribunal to reconsider its...

Renters to get nearly $550K in apartment conditions lawsuit

Dec. 10, 2020 7:32 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The former owners and manager of an apartment complex in North Carolina agreed to pay nearly $550,000 to former tenants who claimed they were paying rent despite ongoing health and safety violations. The settlement money would be divided among 97 former tenants of Charlotte’s...

Voters cast their votes at the Slater Center in Bristol, Tenn. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Election day lines were short in most locations due to the large number of voters that took advantage of the early voting. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Suit: Tennessee makes it too hard to restore voting rights

Dec. 3, 2020 6:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's path for those convicted of a felony to restore their right to vote has not only silenced Black voters but also contains constitutional and federal law violations, a newly filed federal lawsuit alleges. Voter rights advocates submitted the 46-page class action complaint...