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Tom Douglas restaurant workers to get $2.4M settlement

Nov. 7, 2019 8:05 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The restaurant empire of Seattle chef Tom Douglas will pay $2.4 million to more than 1,000 current and former employees after settling a class-action lawsuit. The Seattle Times reports the suit against the operator of Dahlia Lounge, Palace Kitchen, Brave Horse Tavern and more than a dozen...

Lawsuit filed against Alaska over rate increase at homes

Nov. 6, 2019 9:42 AM EST

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys in Alaska have filed a lawsuit that seeks to reverse a recent rate increase in a group of state-owned homes providing assisted living care, according to court records. The lawsuit filed in Ketchikan Superior Court Monday asks a judge to issue a preliminary and permanent...

Judge to hear arguments in challenge to immigrant detentions

Nov. 3, 2019 9:24 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston is expected to hear arguments in a class action lawsuit challenging the detention of immigrants facing deportation. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris is considering Tuesday a motion for a summary judgment in the case. The American Civil Liberties Union's...

ACLU: South Carolina driving rule penalizes poverty

Oct. 31, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

South Carolina unconstitutionally suspends the drivers' licenses of people who haven't paid traffic tickets without first determining if they can afford to pay, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center is part of a...

Kroger patron sues store, man charged in 2018 shooting

Oct. 28, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who was inside a Kentucky Kroger during a shooting last year is now suing the grocer and the man charged in the fatal attack. The Courier Journal reports Denise Clark filed the class-action lawsuit last week, saying witnessing and fleeing the shooting left her with physical,...

Lawsuit filed over treatment of inmates with mental illness

Oct. 25, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Civil liberties advocates are suing the Rhode Island prisons department over its treatment of inmates with mental illness. The American Civil Liberties Union's Rhode Island chapter announced Friday it filed a federal class action lawsuit with Disability Rights Rhode Island and the...

Ruling could make school district pay hundreds of millions

Oct. 22, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of Georgia's largest school districts could owe hundreds of millions of dollars to employees after the state Supreme Court ruled it stopped making retirement contributions without proper notice. The 7-0 decision , released Monday, finds the DeKalb County district broke its bylaw...

$1.5 million settlement in gas price-fixing lawsuit

Oct. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A $1.5 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit that alleged that motorists overpaid for gas in northwestern Vermont over a decade. The lawsuit filed in 2015 accused R.L. Vallee, S.B. Collins, Wesco and Champlain Oil of conspiring to set higher gas prices for...

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...

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...