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Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

Oct. 16, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people have invoked an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages as they also seek settlement negotiations with victims' family members. But Tia Coleman, an Indiana woman who...

Firefighters sue California gas company over massive leak

Oct. 16, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak sued the Southern California Gas Co. on Monday, saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well at the underground Aliso Canyon storage field about 40...

Latest: Firefighters sue California gas company over leak

Oct. 16, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on firefighters suing Southern California Gas Co. over a massive leak (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive October 2015 natural gas leak are suing the Southern California Gas Co., alleging the utility knowingly let them be...

The Latest: Lawyers blast legal move in fatal boat accident

Oct. 15, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuits over a July tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A survivor of a July tourist boat accident that killed 17 people in Missouri and attorneys representing deceased family members are calling the latest legal...

Court tosses DeLorean widow's 'Back to the Future' lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the widow of automaker John DeLorean over royalties stemming from the "Back to the Future" movies. Sally DeLorean claimed a Texas company using the DeLorean name had illegally accepted royalties from Universal Pictures for the...

Miami Heat player sues for lost income from dog's neutering

Oct. 11, 2018 8:21 AM EDT

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem is suing the veterinary hospital he says "castrated" his dog without permission. The Miami Herald reports the basketball player filed a lawsuit accusing Murber Inc.'s LeadER Animal Special Hospital of negligence Tuesday. Haslem says the hospital...

Kim Kardashian West sues former guard over Paris robbery

Oct. 6, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is suing a former security guard over an incident in Paris in which she was bound and robbed of jewelry that was worth millions of dollars. The News Journal reported Friday that West and an insurance company filed the suit in New Castle County...

Teachers union sues student loan servicer Navient

Oct. 3, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Navient, one of the country's largest student loan servicing companies, alleging that it failed to guide eligible borrowers through a critical student loan forgiveness program. At the center of the lawsuit, brought by...

Panel rejects MGM's request to centralize shooting lawsuits

Oct. 3, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A panel of federal judges on Wednesday denied a request from casino operator MGM Resorts International to centralize 13 lawsuits stemming from last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in a written order said centralizing the cases would not be...

Company wants some Missouri boat death lawsuits dropped

Oct. 1, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The company that owns the Ride the Ducks operation in Branson asked a judge Monday to dismiss some of the lawsuits filed after one of its boats sank in a Missouri lake in July, killing 17 people. Ripley Entertainment said in its motions that the boat's sinking on Table Rock Lake was...