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UNR may file ADA suit over football stadium renovation

Jul. 18, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for the University of Nevada, Reno are asking the state's board of regents to authorize a lawsuit against architects they blame for a botched renovation project that left the school's football stadium in violation of the Americans with Disability Act. The university says in a...

W. Virginia man sues ex-CEO says he was accosted in restroom

Jul. 18, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man suing the former CEO of Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley says she humiliated him, made racially hostile comments and wrongfully fired him. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Ted Rhim filed the lawsuit Wednesday against former president Cheri Bever. The...

Regulators: new casino not cheating gamblers out of winnings

Jul. 18, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators say their preliminary investigation shows the new Encore Boston Harbor casino isn't cheating gamblers out of their winnings as a class action lawsuit alleges. The state's Gaming Commission said Thursday that Wynn Resorts appears to be complying with state...

School official accused of arson loses his lawsuit appeal

Jul. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A former school administrator in Dickinson who unsuccessfully sued the city after being accused of setting a fire at his workplace has lost his appeal. An 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel agreed with a district judge that Thomas Sander lacked evidence to prove his case. The...

Fertility doc told to provide DNA sample for paternity test

Jul. 18, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge says a Vermont fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a patient must turn over a sample of his DNA for paternity testing. A Florida couple sued retired Dr. John Coates in U.S. District Court last year with a claim that Coates is the father of their...

Inmate stabbed, waited for help sues S. Carolina corrections

Jul. 18, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An inmate suing the South Carolina prison system says he was stabbed inside his cell and couldn't find an officer to help him. News outlets report 34-year-old Devodus Rouse filed the lawsuit this month, claiming irresponsibility by prison staff and the lack of manpower inside his...

Judge orders W.Va. gov to provide docs in residency case

Jul. 18, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered lawyers for the governor of West Virginia to hand over documents requested in an ongoing lawsuit over his residency. News outlets report Judge Charles King rejected a dismissal motion Wednesday by Gov. Jim Justice's attorneys and ordered the documents requested...

City sued again over use of man's body for medical training

Jul. 18, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The brother of a man whose body was used for medical training has filed a lawsuit against a Washington state city. The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that Robert Fox filed a federal lawsuit against Bellingham over the city fire department using the body of Bradley Ginn Sr. for...

Arizona lawsuit names former opioid manufacturer executives

Jul. 18, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top attorney is accusing former opioid manufacturer executives of trying to sell a prescription drug through unethical means. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit Wednesday against Chandler-based Insys Therapeutics Inc. The state...

Judge limits Hammond Ranches cattle grazing as case proceeds

Jul. 17, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge will allow eastern Oregon ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land to graze cattle on parts of a federal allotment this season on a limited basis. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon issued a 58-page written ruling Tuesday, granting a...