Latest Lawsuits News

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Google says it's making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces challenges from regulators and officials.  The company gave an update Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 on its work to remove from its Chrome browser so-called third-party cookies, which are used by a website's advertisers or partners and can be used to track user browsing habits across the internet.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Regulator says Australia must address Google ad dominance

Jan. 27, 2021 11:30 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lack of competition for Google and a lack of transparency in the digital advertising supply chain needed to be addressed because they were impacting publishers, advertisers and consumers, Australia’s competition watchdog said on Thursday. The Australian Competition and...

South Dakota judge hears arguments on marijuana amendment

Jan. 27, 2021 8:04 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge in Pierre heard nearly three hours of arguments from attorneys on Wednesday in a lawsuit that will ultimately decide the fate of an amendment to the state constitution legalizing recreational marijuana, medical marijuana and hemp. Voters approved the amendment in...

Pension: Firm facing lawsuit tried to influence lawmakers

Jan. 27, 2021 7:26 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Canadian firm that is being sued by Missouri's largest public pension system for allegedly mishandling investments has hired a lobbyist who tried to influence legislators and put pressure on the pension outside of court proceedings, a pension official said in court testimony. The...

Court: Shackled inmate's exercise was cruel punishment

Jan. 27, 2021 6:52 PM EST

A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a verdict that found Connecticut's Department of Correction violated the Constitutional rights of an inmate by forcing him to wear full shackles during his outside exercise periods. A jury had concluded that convicted killer Michael Edwards was subjected to cruel...

Suit: Armed group seeking teen targeted Black woman's home

Jan. 27, 2021 5:37 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A law firm that advocates for victims of racial discrimination has filed a lawsuit over an incident in North Carolina in which it said a Black woman's home came under siege by an armed group looking for a missing white teenager. The Washington-based Lawyers' Committee for Civil...

Judge tosses lawsuit over alcohol sold to minor who died

Jan. 27, 2021 5:20 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a 17-year-old boy who died in a car wreck after he bought liquor cannot recover damages from the Kwik Shop where the alcohol was illegally sold, a Douglas County District Judge has ruled. Judge Timothy Burns dismissed a lawsuit filed by the mother of George Gervase, of...

Woman sues Georgia deputies and county after traffic stop

Jan. 27, 2021 5:11 PM EST

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A woman is suing a south Georgia county and two sheriff's deputies, saying she was unfairly detained and searched following a traffic stop. Maria de Lourdes Deustua Lavoriel sued Lowndes County and the deputies in federal court earlier in January. Lavoriel said she was driving on July...

Lawsuit alleges negligence in fatal medical helicopter crash

Jan. 27, 2021 4:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against an air ambulance company over a medical helicopter crash in snowy weather that killed the three central Ohioans on board. The suit alleges Survival Flight and operator Viking Aviation inappropriately and recklessly accepted a flight...

Child sexual abuse lawsuit 'window' moves near referendum

Jan. 27, 2021 4:05 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state House has given its final approval to a proposal to change the Pennsylvania Constitution to give those who say they were victims of child sexual abuse a retroactive two-year “window” in which to file civil lawsuits, no matter how long ago the alleged abuse...

Suit filed over all-terrain vehicles in Utah recreation zone

Jan. 27, 2021 3:23 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior has been sued over plans to allow all-terrain vehicles in a recreation area in Utah that conservation groups say would be destructive, officials said. The National Parks Conservation Association filed the lawsuit on Jan. 19, demanding the...