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Arizona wins $22.5 million judgment against NJ vaping firm

Aug. 7, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general has obtained a $22.5 million judgment against a New Jersey-based vaping company along with a court order permanently barring the company from selling its products in the state. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the judgment against Eonsmoke on Friday. The...

FILE - This Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md.  New York’s attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for personal benefit. The lawsuit filed Thursday, Aug. 6,  by Attorney General Letitia James followed an 18-month investigation into the NRA, which is a nonprofit group originally chartered in New York.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

Aug. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for...

Plaintiffs seek judgment in lawsuit over Mauna Kea road

Aug. 5, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Hawaii over management of land around the Mauna Kea Access Road are seeking a partial summary judgment in the case. The lawsuit filed by the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation argues the departments of Transportation and Land and...

Louisiana abortion clinic ends suit against licensing rules

Aug. 1, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Shreveport abortion clinic and two doctors that perform abortions have dropped their lawsuit challenging Louisiana's clinic-licensing regulations, after a federal appeals court questioned the legal approach. The dismissal paperwork was filed in Baton Rouge federal court on...

Residents sue Georgia Power claiming coal ash pollution

Aug. 1, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

JULIETTE, Ga. (AP) — Residents near a middle Georgia power plant are suing Georgia Power Co., alleging the plant is poisoning their well water. The suit filed Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court alleges the electric utility has illegally released toxic heavy metals from coal ash at Plant Scherer into...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 file photo provided by Naomi Hayes, a fire burns after an explosion near Junction City, Ky.  A lawsuit filed on behalf of those who were injured or who had property damaged in a fatal Kentucky pipeline explosion alleges the operator failed to maintain and repair the line. The lawsuit filed Thursday, July 30, 2020 by Danville attorney Ephraim W. Helton listed more than 80 people affected by the blast last August near Junction City(Naomi Hayes via AP)

Victims of Kentucky pipeline explosion sue line operator

Jul. 31, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of those who were injured or who had property damaged in a fatal Kentucky pipeline explosion alleges the operator failed to maintain and repair the line. The lawsuit filed Thursday by Danville attorney Ephraim W. Helton listed more than 80 people affected by...

Thai court allows Cambodian class action against Thai firm

Jul. 31, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Friday that several hundred families in Cambodia who were displaced from their homes may file a class action suit against the Thai company they believe was responsible, a decision hailed as trailblazing by land rights activists. The Bangkok South Civil Court issued the...

Former bellhop alleges racial discrimination by hotel group

Jul. 30, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former bellhop at a Rhode Island Marriott hotel has sued the company, alleging it tolerates a culture of discrimination and retaliation against African Americans. Kaseam C. Seales, 23, of East Providence, is suing his former employer, Marriott Hotel Services Inc., and Marriott...

Former Wilmington Trust execs lose bid to nix SEC complaint

Jul. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by two former bank executives who were convicted on criminal charges to dismiss a civil suit filed against them by federal securities regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission complaint alleges that former Wilmington Trust...

Regulators lose bid to avoid subpoenas in wastewater case

Jul. 29, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by state environmental regulators to challenge a judge’s decision ordering them to turn over information to property owners suing a poultry processing company over wastewater violations. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that...