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California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

Nov. 18, 2019 10:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California on Monday sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers. The lawsuit from California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul, the...

Insurer asks court to divide money after crash that killed 7

Nov. 17, 2019 2:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An insurer for a trucking company involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists is asking a judge to divide liability payments among victims and their families. The Boston Globe reports that Pilgrim Insurance Co. filed suit in federal court Friday asking a judge to divide its $1 million...

Court upholds class action status for earthquake lawsuit

Nov. 15, 2019 2:05 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the class action designation of a lawsuit against an oil company over damage caused by earthquakes near Prague in November 2011, including one of magnitude 5.7. The court on Friday rejected the appeal of New Dominion LLC in the lawsuit...

Engineering firms win key ruling in Flint water lawsuit

Nov. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge has dismissed much of a civil lawsuit filed against engineering companies that were hired by Flint, Michigan, during its disastrous water switch in 2014. The attorney general’s office has argued that Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam have some...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

Walmart Inc. sues 32 Colorado counties to shrink tax bills

Nov. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EST

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The parent company of Walmart has sued dozens of counties in Colorado in a bid to reduce its tax bills. The Durango Herald reports that county assessors are tasked with taking inventory of businesses’ assets and determining the items’ value. Authorities say Walmart...

California sued again for requiring women on company boards

Nov. 13, 2019 2:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors is facing a second legal challenge. The law requires publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their boards by the end of this year. By 2021, boards with...

Military families sue, claim poor housing conditions on base

Nov. 13, 2019 8:53 AM EST

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Ten military families have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing private companies that manage base housing of failing to remedy unsafe living conditions. News outlets report the lawsuit filed Tuesday says mold infestations and other problems have caused members of military families...

Wynn Resorts wants court to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

Nov. 12, 2019 7:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts wants a Nevada judge to dismiss an ex-beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about sexual misconduct allegations against former casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago. A Dec. 10 hearing has...

Family of girl killed in crash sues driver, trucking company

Nov. 12, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The family of a 9-year-old girl who was one of two people who died after a tractor-trailer plowed into several vehicles on Interstate 95 has filed a federal lawsuit against the trucking company and driver. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by Linda Asamoah and Patrick Owusu of Newark....