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PG&E bankruptcy could mean price hikes, unpaid fire lawsuits

Jan. 15, 2019 8:51 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said this week it will file for bankruptcy, raising concern that rates for electricity and gas will rise and victims of California wildfires who are suing the nation's largest utility won't get all the money they may be owed. Here are some key things...

Judge says Papa John's founder entitled to corporate records

Jan. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ruled Tuesday that the embattled founder of the Papa John's pizza chain is entitled to corporate records that the company has refused to turn over to him. John Schnatter sued Papa John's International Inc. last year, claiming he needs the records to inform himself in...

'Adventure' books publisher sues Netflix over 'Bandersnatch'

Jan. 15, 2019 2:27 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The company that publishes the "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels is suing Netflix, seeking $25 million in damages over an interactive film in the science fiction "Black Mirror" anthology series. In the federal suit filed Friday, the Waitsfield, Vermont-based company Chooseco claims...

The Latest: California governor says PG&E not trusted player

Jan. 14, 2019 8:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on utility PG&E seeking bankruptcy protection (all times local): 5:15 p.m. California Gov. Newsom says "safety, reliability and affordability" are his main concerns as he addresses the likely bankruptcy of the state's largest utility. Newsom sought to assure the public...

Class-action lawsuit filed over Marriott data breach

Jan. 11, 2019 10:48 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A group of class-action law firms has filed the largest-to-date lawsuit related to hotel chain Marriott's data breach. The Daily Record reports that Marriott International Inc. is being sued by 176 plaintiffs from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S....

SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

Jan. 10, 2019 6:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission and Wells Fargo Securities said in a joint court filing Thursday that they have agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's videogame company. But the...

Muslim group sues to block 'No Boycott of Israel' measure

Jan. 10, 2019 7:44 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland's ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel tramples on the First Amendment rights of a software engineer who advocates for Palestinians, a Muslim civil rights group claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations' federal...

Au pairs win $65.5 million settlement in Denver lawsuit

Jan. 9, 2019 6:49 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers to the United States. Nearly 100,000 au pairs, mostly women,...

Judge dismisses opioid crisis lawsuits against drugmakers

Jan. 9, 2019 4:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and two dozen other drug companies brought by 37 cities and towns in the state, which blame them for the opioid crisis and seek to recoup millions of dollars spent on emergency response and other services. Judge Thomas...

Parents of teen killed in Florida Tesla crash sue company

Jan. 8, 2019 8:55 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Florida teenager killed when a Telsa sedan crashed and caught fire last year are suing the electric car company alleging that the battery pack on its electric Model S is defective and can erupt into intense fires. Edgar Monserratt and Esperanza Martinez de...