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Nev. elections office reviewing MedMen donation allegations

May. 27, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada secretary of state's office is reviewing allegations made by a former executive of the cannabis company MedMen Enterprises Inc. that the company’s co-founders made illegal campaign donations to Democratic Gov. Steve Sioslak. The allegations made by former MedMen Chief...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file  photo, opposition leader Juan Guaido listens during a legislative session being held at a religious, private school in Caracas, Venezuela, an alternative location due to the government continuously blocking their access to National Assembly chambers. Guaidó said Monday, May 11, 2020 that two U.S.-based political advisers have resigned following a failed incursion into Venezuela aimed at capturing President Nicolás Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

Citgo sues Miami firm over millions lost in Venezuela fraud

May. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — When the U.S. recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the nation's rightful leader last year it did more than just trigger a bitter feud with socialist leader Nicolás Maduro. Increasingly, it's also unleashing a torrent of lawsuits. The latest came Tuesday, when the...

FILE - In this March 9, 2010, file photo a tanker truck passes the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, May 26 against major oil companies in lawsuits brought by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said state courts are the proper forum for the lawsuits alleging that Big Oil promoted petroleum as environmentally responsible when producers knew it was causing damage. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Big Oil loses appeal, climate suits go to California courts

May. 26, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by energy companies and ruled state courts are the proper forum...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against pellet grill company

May. 25, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A district court judge has dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against barbecue grill manufacturer Traeger Pellet Grills, deciding the defendants failed to establish the court has jurisdiction. U.S. District Court Judge Bruce Jenkins of Utah dismissed without prejudice the suit...

Tarah Diffen, far right, chats with customers at the Hot Spot Diner, Monday, May 18, 2020, in Wiscasset, Maine. Diffen's restaurant, which has been closed since March 22 because of the coronavirus, reopened on Monday. Governor Janet Mills is now allowing restaurants in 12 of the state's 16 counties to have dine-in customers.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine allows private campgrounds reopen on Friday

May. 19, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state is making it easier for residents to get outdoors and breathe some fresh air this Memorial Day weekend by accelerating the opening of private campgrounds across the state, officials said Tuesday. Private campgrounds and RV parks can open Friday while public campgrounds will...

Suit: ADT employee spied on customers' home security systems

May. 19, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two federal class-action lawsuits have been filed against ADT, one of the largest security companies in the country, alleging that an employee spied on customers and children over a seven-year period through their home security cameras. The lawsuits, filed Monday, allege ADT showed negligence...

Employee sues Utah company after contracting COVID-19

May. 19, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who contracted the coronavirus in Utah has sued her employer arguing the American Fork-based company did not take proper precautions to protect its employees against COVID-19. Juana Victoria Flores filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Built Bar, which manufactures and...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. Musk is threatening to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local officials over reopening an electric vehicle plant. On Twitter Saturday afternoon, May 9, 2020. Musk also threatened to sue over Health Department coronavirus restrictions that have stopped Tesla from restarting production at its factory in Fremont south of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Tesla shareholder suit over Elon Musk tweets remains on hold

May. 19, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has denied a request by attorneys for Tesla shareholders to pursue a lawsuit seeking to prevent CEO Elon Musk from using his personal Twitter account to disseminate information regarding the electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer. Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights...

Senate votes to curb car accident lawsuits in Louisiana

May. 18, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate agreed Monday to change the rules for lawsuits over car wrecks, aiming to limit damage claims against insurance companies and other businesses. The Senate voted 29-8 for the bill by Republican Sen. Kirk Talbot of River Ridge. The Republican-led “tort...

Settlement could mean $300 for some Illinois Facebook users

May. 16, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Some Illinois Facebook users could receive as much as $300 from a $550 million settlement in a class-action suit alleging the social media site's facial-tagging feature violated state privacy law. But there's no timeline yet for when people will be notified of eligibility or when payments...