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Court: Annotations to Georgia law not protected by copyright

Oct. 22, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court in Atlanta says annotations to Georgia's legal code are "intrinsically public domain material" and cannot be copyrighted. The opinion Friday from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses the ruling of a lower court judge who found the annotations were protected...

Young climate activists say their lawsuit should go to trial

Oct. 22, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of young activists suing the U.S. government in a high-profile climate change lawsuit say the case poses important constitutional questions that should be evaluated at trial next week. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily put the trial on hold in federal court in Oregon until...

Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit

Oct. 22, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge on Monday ordered Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti to pay $4.85 million to an attorney at his former law firm, the first time the potential presidential candidate is being held personally liable in the case. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin issued...

Nonprofit under scrutiny, student continue fight over dog

Oct. 22, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family has offered to pay $25,000 to keep a dog claimed by a service dog nonprofit that's being sued by the state for dishonest business practices. The Roanoke Times reports that Virginia Tech student Brianna Burch's family agreed Friday to put up the sum to try to end...

Judges set timeline for new Virginia legislative map

Oct. 22, 2018 6:45 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A potential new Virginia legislative map will go public in early December. Federal judges have ordered a special expert hired to help redraw some of the state's state legislative districts to submit a map by Dec. 7. Other groups can submit their proposed maps before then as well. A...

Elvis group sues Memphis for Graceland plan approval delay

Oct. 22, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley Enterprises has sued the city of Memphis over a delay in approval for expansion plans at Graceland. According to The Commercial Appeal , the federal lawsuit last week alleges illegal retaliation last month when the Land Use Control Board delayed consideration of a...

Lawsuit: School board candidate doesn't live in district

Oct. 22, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that a school board candidate in Maryland doesn't live in the district he's running to represent. The Washington Post reports Clinton-resident Rhonda Pugh sued Prince George's County school board candidate Arun Puracken Friday, saying he lied about living in a...

State ACLU sues to overturn county-wide homeless camp ban

Oct. 21, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A civil rights organization is asking an appeals court to overturn a ruling that bans homeless camps in a southwestern Ohio county. The ACLU of Ohio has sued on behalf of a church that wants to house homeless people on its private property. An August ruling by Judge Robert Ruehlman banned...

State says NE Ohio well linked to quakes has way to reopen

Oct. 21, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The state has suggested that a shuttered injection well linked to two small earthquakes in northeast Ohio could resume operations if the owner submits an acceptable plan. The Ohio Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management urged the Ohio Supreme Court in an Oct. 11 filing not to...

Lawsuit: Utility to blame for damage to voting machines

Oct. 21, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A southwest Mississippi county is suing an electrical utility and its own insurer, seeking more than $500,000 for damage to voting machines caused by a 2016 power outage. The Enterprise-Journal reports Pike County earlier this month sued Entergy Corp. and the administrator of the...