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Nevada seeks to restart lawsuit over US plutonium shipment

Oct. 17, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for Nevada and the U.S. Energy Department are accusing each other of contradicting their own past arguments as the state seeks to restart a legal challenge to force the government to remove weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped last year to a site near Las Vegas. A federal...

Opioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms

Oct. 17, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With a trial looming, major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid crisis. The companies are negotiating with state attorneys general as jury selection is expected to wrap up on Thursday in the...

Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial

Oct. 16, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that three major drug...

Judge says lawsuit against Harvard law professor can proceed

Oct. 16, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who went public with claims she was a teenage victim of Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking ring can move toward trial with her defamation lawsuit against Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, a judge ruled Wednesday as she disqualified a law firm from representing her. U.S. District...

Attorney: Lawsuit planned over VA hospital death in WVa

Oct. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a patient who died at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia says he plans to sue over what he believes is the man's suspicious death from a wrongful insulin injection. Charleston attorney Tony O'Dell said a notice of a pending lawsuit...

Lawsuit challenges state's use of solitary confinement

Oct. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prisoner who suffers from several mental health disorders and has been held in solitary confinement for more than 12 years is one of four who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of North Carolina on Wednesday, saying the treatment violates the state constitution's ban on...

Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust case

Oct. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power and has been overcharging patients for medical bills. Wednesday's announcement of an agreement offered no details but came...

Jury convicts man of stalking Sioux Falls mayor

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of stalking the Sioux Falls mayor. The Minnehaha County jury convicted 58-year-old Christopher Bruce after deliberating nearly three hours Wednesday. Bruce declined to comment after his conviction. He faces up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Mayor...

The Latest: Day 1 of opioid lawsuit jury selection concludes

Oct. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in the first federal trial on the opioid crisis (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The first day of jury selection in a landmark federal opioid lawsuit in federal court in Cleveland has concluded. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster said both sides on Thursday will find...

Missouri dog breeder sued over conditions at kennels

Oct. 16, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state is suing a southwest Missouri dog breeder over what officials call continued substandard conditions at the business. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Wednesday he filed a lawsuit that accuses Puppy Love Kennel and its owner, Cory Mincey, of violating the...