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Lawsuit less than a week after Honolulu police shooting

Apr. 22, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The family of an unarmed Black man shot and killed by Honolulu police filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday alleging officers were motivated by racial discrimination. Lindani Myeni, 29, walked into a Honolulu home, sat down and took off his shoes last...

Parents sue father accused of hiding Kristin Smart's body

Apr. 22, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGLES (AP) — The parents of missing California college student Kristin Smart on Thursday sued the father of the man charged with killing their daughter nearly 25 years ago. The lawsuit filed in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court said Smart's body was buried in...

Suit: Police tore Black librarian's shoulder in traffic stop

Apr. 22, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by a Georgia librarian says white officers used excessive force on the Black woman during a traffic stop in North Carolina, adding they pulled her from her car by her hair and tore her rotator cuff. The suit filed Wednesday...

Democrats sue to block "audit" of 2020 Arizona election

Apr. 22, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Democratic Party and the sole Democrat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the Arizona Senate's ballot recount and audit of the county's 2020 election. The last-ditch...

House seat numbers can't be released before next week

Apr. 22, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

The numbers used for deciding how many congressional seats each state gets can’t be released before next Monday, according to an agreement that settles litigation between the U.S. Census Bureau and a coalition of local governments and civil rights groups. The agreement...

Appeals court sides with Dr. Luke on an issue in Kesha clash

Apr. 22, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appellate court ruled for music producer Dr. Luke on Thursday on an important legal question in his defamation suit against pop star Kesha, saying the Grammy-nominated hitmaker isn't a public figure in the eyes of the law. The decision isn't a final...

COVID liability bill heading to S Carolina governor's desk

Apr. 22, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House is sending a bill preventing people with COVID-19 from suing businesses and other groups to the governor's desk. The proposal protects businesses as long as they follow guidelines to protect people from the virus. Dozens of...

NYC to pay $750,000 to woman who was shackled during labor

Apr. 22, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says she was shackled by police for hours while in active labor has settled a lawsuit against New York City for $750,000, her lawyers announced Thursday. The woman, who filed the lawsuit anonymously, was arrested for a minor charge in 2018...

Second female Lincoln officer sues, alleging discrimination

Apr. 22, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A second Lincoln police officer is alleging sexual harassment and discrimination in a lawsuit. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that the lawsuit that Melissa Ripley filed in Lancaster County District Court comes four months after Sarah Williams...

ACLU sues to challenge Iowa denial of transgender surgery

Apr. 22, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday against the state of Iowa challenging a 2019 law that allows Medicaid to deny payment for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents. The lawsuit was filed in state court by...