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Farmers of color sue government for promised federal aid

Dec. 06, 2022 11:22 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has illegally broken a promise to pay off the debts of a group of Black farmers, according to a class-action lawsuit. The group hopes to put pressure on officials to keep their word and to restore funding that was dropped after a group of white...

Uvalde shooting victims seek $27B, class action in lawsuit

Dec. 02, 2022 23:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Victims of the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead have filed a lawsuit against local and state police, the city and other school and law enforcement officials seeking $27 billion due to delays in confronting the attacker, court documents show. The...

Report: California gun data breach was unintentional

Dec. 01, 2022 17:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Department of Justice mistakenly posted the names, addresses and birthdays of nearly 200,000 gun owners on the internet because officials didn't follow policies or understand how to operate their website, according to an investigation released Wednesday. ...

Lawsuit accuses largest US meat producers of wage fixing

Nov. 16, 2022 19:20 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Three meat plant workers have filed a federal lawsuit accusing 11 of the United States’ largest beef and pork producers of conspiring to depress wages and benefits. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Denver on Friday, seeks class-action status and alleges the...

Tom Brady, Larry David, other celebrities named in FTX suit

Nov. 16, 2022 16:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A host of Hollywood and sports celebrities including Larry David and Tom Brady were named as defendants in a class-action lawsuit against cryptocurrency exchange FTX, arguing that their celebrity status made them culpable for promoting the firm's failed business model. ...

Federal judge lifts court order on Mississippi youth jail

Oct. 26, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A federal judge has lifted a decade-long federal consent decree governing a youth jail in Mississippi's capital city. The original court order was handed down in 2012 and extended several times. In an Oct. 13 ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan...

3 Maryland State Police officers file discrimination lawsuit

Oct. 26, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Three Maryland State Police officers have filed a proposed federal class-action lawsuit against the department, alleging widespread racial discrimination in the agency. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, alleges that the state...

Data breach victims sue Rhode Island transit agency, insurer

Oct. 25, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two people whose personal information was compromised in a data breach at Rhode Island’s public bus service that affected about 22,000 people sued the agency and a health insurer on Tuesday seeking monetary damages and answers. The class-action suit filed...

Minneapolis to pay more than $700,000 to Floyd demonstrators

Oct. 20, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis will pay more than $700,000 to resolve complaints over excessive force by police during protests over the death of George Floyd. City council members on Thursday approved four separate settlements, with the largest award issued to a group...

Amazon faces $1B class action lawsuit in the UK over Buy Box

Oct. 20, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is facing a $1 billion class action lawsuit in the U.K. over allegations it uses an algorithm to favor its own products and those of third-party sellers who use its storage and delivery services. The litigation is being spearheaded by the law firm Hausfeld...