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Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies

Oct. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital's neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection that had already killed two other premature babies. Geisinger knew the neonatal intensive care unit of its flagship...

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

Oct. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs. Ohio's attorney general said Thursday an investigation found that J&J, the world's biggest health...

Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Oct. 17, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. Devin Patrick Kelley presented a Colorado driver's...

12 women say they were abused as children at school for deaf

Oct. 17, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve women say in a lawsuit that they were sexually abused as children while attending a prestigious school for the hearing impaired. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday against the New York School for the Deaf, alleges that a now-deceased dormitory housemaster, Joseph Casucci,...

Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks go on

Oct. 17, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury was seated Thursday for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week continued, with company officials expected to gather for further talks. U.S District Judge Dan Polster had ordered executives for the companies...

The Latest: Jury chosen for opioid trial, but talks continue

Oct. 17, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A jury has been chosen for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis even as the push for a settlement intensifies with drug executives heading to Cleveland for further talks. A person with knowledge of...

Man ordered to repay settlement from jail injury lawsuit

Oct. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man to repay most of a $2 million settlement he received after claiming he was injured while he was an inmate at the Boone County jail. U.S. District Judge Nanette Kay Laughrey this month found Derrick Houston committed fraud to obtain the settlement. He was...

Survivors sue German manager over fatal Brazil dam collapse

Oct. 17, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Five relatives of people killed in a devastating dam collapse in Brazil are suing a manager of Germany company TUeV Sued that was involved in inspecting the structure. German news site Spiegel Online reported Thursday that criminal complaints were submitted against a manager and a lawyer, as...

Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

Oct. 17, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller. "Catch and Kill" covers events leading to Farrow's New Yorker magazine expose of Hollywood...

Alabama student's family awarded $9M in wrongful death suit

Oct. 17, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The family of an Alabama college student who died from complications of improperly prescribed birth control medication has been awarded $9 million in their wrongful death, medical malpractice suit. Court records obtained by news outlets show a Lee County jury awarded Auburn University...