Latest Lawsuits News

Whistleblowers who reported Texas AG Ken Paxton to FBI want court to continue lawsuit

Sep. 25, 2023 19:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of whistleblowers who reported Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to the FBI said Monday they are not giving up their own legal fight against the Republican after his acquittal on corruption charges at his impeachment trial. Four of Paxton's former...

Connecticut health commissioner fired during COVID settles with state, dismissal now a resignation

Sep. 25, 2023 19:14 PM EDT

Connecticut's Department of Public Health has reached a settlement agreement with the agency's former commissioner, who was fired in the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. She had accused Gov. Ned Lamon of discriminating against her, a Black woman, by elevating several white people to lead...

Kari Lake's trial to review signed ballot envelopes from Arizona election wraps

Sep. 25, 2023 17:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The trial in a lawsuit brought by Kari Lake, the defeated Arizona Republican nominee for governor, to get access to 1.3 million voters' signed ballot envelopes is now in the hands of a judge after wrapping up midday Monday. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John...

Watchdog files open meetings lawsuit against secret panel studying Wisconsin justice's impeachment

Sep. 25, 2023 16:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal watchdog group on Monday sued a secret panel investigating the criteria for impeaching a liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, asking a judge to order the panel to stop meeting behind closed doors. The panel is a government body and therefore...

Photo giant Getty took a leading AI image-maker to court. Now it's also embracing the technology

Sep. 25, 2023 09:46 AM EDT

Anyone looking for a beautiful photograph of a desert landscape can find many choices from Getty Images, the stock photography collection. But say you're instead looking for a wide angle shot of a “hot pink plastic saguaro cactus with large arms that stick out, surrounded by sand,...

Facial recognition technology jailed a man for days. His lawsuit joins others from Black plaintiffs

Sep. 25, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Randal Quran Reid was driving to his mother's home the day after Thanksgiving last year when police pulled him over and arrested him on the side of a busy Georgia interstate. He was wanted for crimes in Louisiana, they told him, before taking him to jail. Reid, who...

Hazing lawsuit filed against University of Alabama fraternity

Sep. 24, 2023 12:36 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A student and his parents have filed a lawsuit against a University of Alabama fraternity, saying he suffered a traumatic brain injury while being hazed as a fraternity pledge earlier this year. The lawsuit filed last week accuses Sigma Alpha Epsilon...

A Black student was suspended for his hairstyle. Now his family is suing Texas officials

Sep. 23, 2023 14:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Black high school student in Texas who was suspended over his dreadlocks filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Saturday against the state's governor and attorney general, alleging they failed to enforce a new law outlawing discrimination based on hairstyles. ...

The family of a Black student sues Texas' governor and attorney general over ongoing suspension for his hairstyle

Sep. 23, 2023 12:18 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Black student sues Texas' governor and attorney general over ongoing suspension for his hairstyle.

FBI is investigating alleged abuse in Baton Rouge police warehouse known as the 'Brave Cave'

Sep. 22, 2023 20:32 PM EDT

The FBI said Friday it has opened a civil rights investigation into allegations in recent lawsuits that police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, assaulted drug suspects they detained in an obscure warehouse known as the “Brave Cave.” In one case, a man says he was taken to the warehouse...