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Judge shows skepticism to New York climate change lawsuit

Jun. 13, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's attempt to hold five of the world's biggest oil companies responsible for damage from global warming didn't seem to impress a judge during oral arguments Wednesday to determine if a lawsuit can proceed. U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan questioned the city's standing to...

Hawley sues St. Louis developer, alleges tax credit fraud

Jun. 13, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One day after St. Louis officials announced plans to cut ties developer Paul McKee over a massive but long-stalled project in an impoverished area, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed suit against the same developer. The suit filed Wednesday says McKee's company, Northside...

The Latest: Governor lauds letter targeting untraceable guns

Jun. 12, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's attorney general asking firearms companies to stop selling untraceable weapons, called ghost guns (all times local): 7:45 p.m. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has praised a decision by his attorney general to demand firearms companies stop marketing and selling...

Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis

Jun. 12, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a "web of illegal deceit" to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits. Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several states and...

Insurer must defend Bill Cosby defamation suits, court says

Jun. 11, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says an insurance company must pick up Bill Cosby's tab to fight defamation lawsuits brought by women who accused him of sexual misconduct. But the ruling by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston doesn't mean the insurance company, AIG, must pay any damages....

Idaho utility sues EPA over Hells Canyon dams requirement

Jun. 7, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protect fall chinook salmon reproduce. The...

Google stops political ads in Washington following lawsuit

Jun. 7, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Google stopped accepting political ads in Washington state Thursday, the same day changes to the state's campaign-finance reporting requirements and enforcement procedures took effect. The company took action days after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the company, along with...

APNewsBreak: Chris Farley's family settles bike-name lawsuit

Jun. 6, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Trek Bicycle says the family of the late "Saturday Night Live" star Chris Farley has settled a federal lawsuit against the Wisconsin-based company for naming its fat-tired bikes Farley. Trek spokesman Eric Bjorling tells The Associated Press the settlement was reached Wednesday. Terms...

Bankruptcy trustee sues former ITT boss, directors for $250M

Jun. 6, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — The bankruptcy trustee seeking a settlement for ITT Technical Institute's students is suing its parent company's former CEO and eight former directors for $250 million. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports trustee Deborah Caruso filed suit last week in southern Indiana's U.S....

Judge rules class action against Weinstein Co. can proceed

Jun. 5, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge says six women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct can proceed with their class action lawsuit against the television and film company he co-founded. The judge's ruling Tuesday granted a motion to lift an automatic stay on pending litigation...