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Arkansas AG hopeful proposes court action on COVID misinfo

Sep. 27, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Democrat running for attorney general in Arkansas, where health officials have struggled with resistance to the coronavirus vaccine, on Monday vowed if elected to take social media companies to court for spreading COVID-19 misinformation. ...

Greyhound settles lawsuit over immigration sweeps on buses

Sep. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to board its buses in Washington state to conduct warrantless immigration sweeps, the state attorney general said Monday....

Hawaii food distributor sued for supervisors' alleged racism

Sep. 27, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Supervisors of a Hawaii food distribution company discriminated against a Black employee by subjecting him to racial slurs and racist references to slavery, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit. According to the lawsuit,...

Brookline sued over proposed workforce housing development

Sep. 26, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, N.H. (AP) — Developers hoping to build multifamily workforce housing in New Hampshire are suing the town of Brookline for blocking their proposal. NHPR reports that Brookline Opportunities LLC and Tamposi Brothers Holdings LLC filed a lawsuit last week...

Maine AG considers suing over PCB, PFAS contamination

Sep. 25, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's attorney general is seeking proposals from law firms willing to assist with potential legal claims over chemical contamination in the state. The state is considering legal claims over so-called PCBs and a separate class known as PFAS. Both...

PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4

Sep. 24, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said. It is the...

Delaware sues Monsanto alleging damage to natural resources

Sep. 24, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against chemical company Monsanto and spinoffs Solutia and Pharmacia, alleging long-lasting damage to the state's natural resources. The lawsuit filed Delaware Superior Court on Wednesday alleges...

Lawsuits filed over explosion that killed 3 Chicago men

Sep. 23, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

NORTH UTICA, Ill. (AP) — Three Chicago men killed in a explosion while fishing and making a fire unwittingly picked up an explosive rod that was left behind during a demolition project near Starved Rock State Park, according to lawsuits. The families of the three men...

Mississippi AG seeks to end family lawsuit after dad's death

Sep. 23, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed papers Wednesday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit in a family feud over the care and finances of her 88-year-old father because he has died. “William O. Fitch departed this life on September 22, 2021,”...

Ex-OppenheimerFunds worker charged in $8M inside trade case

Sep. 23, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former OppenheimerFunds analyst was freed Thursday on $1.5 million bail after he was arrested on insider trading charges alleging he used secrets at the firm to collect over $8 million in illegal profits. Sergei Polevikov, 48, of Port Washington, New...