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Kentucky female prison guards settle harassment suit: $1.5M

Oct. 16, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky will pay $1.5 million to four women who accused their supervisor at a prison of sexually harassing them while they worked there. The four women had sued Sgt. Stephen Harper and won a $1.6 million jury verdict, but the Department of Corrections appealed the...

Group sues Tennessee county over invalid voter registrations

Oct. 16, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group representing black voters is suing the election commission in Tennessee's largest county, which includes Memphis, after thousands of registrations were deemed invalid by the commission. The Tennessee Black Voter Project filed a lawsuit Monday in Shelby County Chancery Court...

Lawsuit seeks W.Va. AG Morrisey's pharma industry records

Oct. 16, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit seeks to force Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia to release public records related to his communications with the pharmaceutical industry. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee filed suit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court against...

Owners of dogs killed by police win civil rights appeal

Oct. 16, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal court says the owners of three dogs killed by Detroit police during a raid can pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the officers. The city argued that the unlicensed dogs were illegal under a 99-year-old Michigan law. But an appeals court says police can't "kill every unlicensed...

Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

Oct. 16, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas. One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with...

Bill on church sex abuse stalls on question of lawsuits

Oct. 16, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation responding to a Pennsylvania grand jury report accusing hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades remains under wraps amid disagreement over a key provision. Republican state senators met privately for several hours Tuesday before...

Trial date set for April in Wisconsin redistricting case

Oct. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The trial date for a federal lawsuit challenging Republican-drawn legislative boundaries in Wisconsin has been set for April. The case is back in Wisconsin after the U.S. Supreme Court this summer declined to take the case saying Democrats who brought it lacked standing. Democrats...

Atlanta City Council votes to settle ex-fire chief's lawsuit

Oct. 16, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's City Council has voted to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the city's former fire chief who was dismissed after he wrote a book that included anti-gay passages. The City Council voted 11-3 Monday to approve the settlement, and it will head to Mayor Keisha Lance...

Nearly $2M spent in fight over Arkansas suit limits measure

Oct. 16, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a proposal to limit the damages awarded in civil lawsuits in Arkansas report spending nearly $2 million combined last month in the campaign fight over the measure. Arkansans for Jobs and Justice, the primary group campaigning for the proposed...

Wyoming power plant workers sue over wages

Oct. 16, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) — Several current and former employees of a Wyoming power plant say they were unpaid for hours worked. The Casper Star-Tribune reports four current workers of the Laramie River Power Station have filed a collective action lawsuit against their employer, Basin Electric Power...