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Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial

Oct. 16, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that three major drug...

Lawsuit challenges state's use of solitary confinement

Oct. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prisoner who suffers from several mental health disorders and has been held in solitary confinement for more than 12 years is one of four who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of North Carolina on Wednesday, saying the treatment violates the state constitution's ban on...

Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust case

Oct. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power and has been overcharging patients for medical bills. Wednesday's announcement of an agreement offered no details but came...

US women counter soccer federation's assertions on pay

Oct. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same success on the...

Missouri real estate suit draws Justice Department interest

Oct. 6, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Justice Department is looking into a Missouri class-action lawsuit accusing national real estate brokers of conspiring to charge excessive fees. Attorneys in the department's antitrust division noted in a recent court filing that it is investigating the matter, The Kansas City...

Federal lawsuit targets West Virginia foster care system

Oct. 1, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The overwhelmed foster care system in opioid-ravaged West Virginia has failed to protect children, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of a dozen children against Gov. Jim Justice, the state...

US Soccer opposes USWNT request for class certification

Oct. 1, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women's national team's request to certify the players' lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action. The women filed their motion for class certification on Sept. 11, asking the court to include in the lawsuit all players called up to the...

German court opens hearings on consumer suit against VW

Sep. 30, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court opened proceedings Monday in a landmark case in which some 470,000 consumers aim to establish a right to compensation from automaker Volkswagen for cars affected by the company's diesel emissions scandal. The case, brought by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations on...

Lawyers fight for everyday women bringing #MeToo complaints

Sep. 29, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

Jaribu Hill didn't opt for law school until her early 40s. She'd been a singer, actress, teacher and labor organizer before learning a college classmate had become head of a group for black female judges. "I can do that, too," she thought. Hill has since become a leading civil rights and workers' rights lawyer in...

Correction: Social Security Fraud story

Sep. 24, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about a new lawsuit over federal disability benefits for former clients of Eric Conn, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a federal appeals court ruling in November restored benefits for about 300 of Eric Conn's former clients. The federal appeals court...