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Canada sets $15B deal over Indigeneous child welfare flaws

Jul. 04, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — The Canadian government said Monday it has signed a $20 billion (US$15.55 billion) agreement to compensate First Nations children and families harmed by chronic underfunding of child welfare. The Assembly of First Nations and plaintiffs in two class action lawsuits...

Lawsuit filed against State Patrol over DUI testing machines

Jun. 23, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the Washington State Patrol official responsible for the state’s breath test machines used to measure the intoxication of drunken-driving suspects alleges she violated the rights of suspects who had their licenses revoked. The...

Attorneys in Florida condo collapse seek about $100M in fees

Jun. 13, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

Attorneys who worked to secure settlements topping $1 billion in the collapse of a beachfront Florida condominium building in which 98 people died are requesting about $100 million in fees and costs, according to a new court filing. The total represents a discount of as much as $200...

New vaccine may be option for troops with religious concerns

Jun. 09, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A COVID-19 vaccine that could soon win federal authorization may offer a boost for the U.S. military: an opportunity to get shots into some of the thousands of service members who have refused other coronavirus vaccines for religious reasons. At least 175 active...

Flores focused on new job with Steelers, not NFL lawsuit

Jun. 08, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Flores is trying to focus on the little picture, not the big one. So while the landmark class-action lawsuit Flores filed against the NFL and three teams in February over what he considers racist hiring practices winds its way through the legal system,...

Lawsuit over Maine's public defender system to proceed

Jun. 06, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A lawsuit over the system that provides attorneys to those who can’t afford them is being allowed to proceed. The class-action lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine contends there’s a failure to train, supervise and adequately fund a...

Lack of water in Puerto Rico town sparks federal lawsuit

Jun. 02, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s water and sewer company was hit by a federal lawsuit on Thursday demanding that it provide services to thousands of residents who lack potable water on a daily basis. The class-action lawsuit was filed by Carmen Maldonado, mayor of the...

Judge considers motion to dismiss public defender lawsuit

May. 27, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge is considering a motion by the state to throw out a lawsuit over the system that provides attorneys to those who can’t afford them. The class-action lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine contends there’s a failure to train,...

Lawsuit accuses 3 automakers and parts maker in air bag case

May. 24, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles containing air bag inflators that are at risk of exploding. Two deaths and at least four injuries have been linked to such explosions. The federal lawsuit,...

$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

May. 14, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. Houston-based...