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Federal judge won't order return of disputed plants for now

Feb. 20, 2019 7:04 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has declined to order the release of more than 6,700 pounds plants that an Oregon company says is hemp but the Idaho State Police claims is marijuana. The plants — and a semitrailer that contained them — were seized by the Idaho State Police last month near...

Siblings sue after urn containing father's ashes disappears

Feb. 20, 2019 5:54 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The survivors of a man who last year died of pancreatic cancer have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago contending a shipping company lost some the man's cremated remains. The ashes of 71-year-old Joel D. Ford of Georgia was to be split into four urns and sent to his four children. Trayce...

Comcast sues state of Tennessee, claims $17M tax overcharge

Feb. 20, 2019 4:40 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Comcast is suing the state of Tennessee to recoup $17.1 million paid in taxes, claiming the state miscalculated what the company owed for its video and internet services. Comcast and its affiliates sued state Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano last week in Davidson County Chancery...

Baltimore sues chemical company Monsanto over PCB pollution

Feb. 19, 2019 5:15 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, plants and people around the globe....

Massachusetts AG weighs lawsuit over emergency declaration

Feb. 19, 2019 4:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey is weighing legal action against the Trump administration following President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Healey on Tuesday called Trump's action "an illegal power grab" and a violation of the...

Widow of Kentucky worker files lawsuit against utility

Feb. 16, 2019 11:17 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The widow of a worker who was killed last year when his dump truck came into contact with high-voltage power lines at a construction has filed a negligence lawsuit against a Kentucky utility company. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader , Vickie Lynne Everman filed the suit...

Texas jury awards woman $37 million over Honda seat belts

Feb. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $37 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash. Sarah Milburn sued the automaker over its seatbelt design after her Uber driver ran a red light and the Honda was struck by a pickup truck in Dallas. Milburn's lawyer argued...

Companies sue over new bail rules by Houston-area judges

Feb. 14, 2019 5:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of bail bond companies has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop new rules in Texas' most populous county that would allow most misdemeanor defendants to be released on no-cash bail bonds. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in state district court in Houston. It was filed in response to a new...

Construction firm for CityPlace project sued in Maine

Feb. 14, 2019 11:51 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The construction firm hired to oversee the CityPlace project in Burlington, Vermont, is being sued by a Maine company for delays in building a $47 million biomedical facility. The Burlington Free Press reports the lawsuit filed in January claims PC Construction completed the facility...

EQT gas company to pay $53M to settle lawsuit over royalties

Feb. 14, 2019 10:29 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Court documents say the second-largest natural gas producer in West Virginia will pay $53.5 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit over royalty payments to residents and businesses. News outlets report the deal's terms were unsealed Wednesday. Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp....