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Court: Shackled inmate's exercise was cruel punishment

Jan. 27, 2021 6:52 PM EST

A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a verdict that found Connecticut's Department of Correction violated the Constitutional rights of an inmate by forcing him to wear full shackles during his outside exercise periods. A jury had concluded that convicted killer Michael Edwards was subjected to cruel...

Omer Mas Capitolin poses in Paris, Tuesday Jan.26, 2021. In a first for France, six nongovernmental organizations launched a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the French government for alleged systemic discrimination by police officers carrying out identity checks. Omer Mas Capitolin, the head of Community House for Supportive Development, a grassroots NGO taking part in the legal action, called it a

Racial profiling by French police challenged in class action

Jan. 27, 2021 3:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Three leading rights organizations joined with grassroots groups Wednesday to launch France’s first class action suit targeting the country’s massive police machine, contending that it lawfully propagates a culture leading to systemic discrimination in identity checks. The NGOs,...

This undated photo provided by Graciela Cisneros shows Cisneros after being injured May, 29, 2020, by a police projectile in violent protests that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The city of Minneapolis has settled the first lawsuit by Cisneros, a demonstrator injured in the protests. Cisneros will receive a payment of $57,900 for injuries to her face when a police officer fired a non-lethal round at her as she walked home from a demonstration. Cisneros' cheekbone was broken and her injury required stitches. She was not arrested.  (Graciela Cisneros via AP)

Woman injured by police during Floyd unrest settles lawsuit

Jan. 27, 2021 1:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis has settled the first lawsuit by a demonstrator injured by a police projectile in violent protests that followed the death of George Floyd. Graciela Cisneros, 22, will receive a payment of $57,900 for injuries to her face when a police officer fired a non-lethal...

Groups launch first class-action lawsuit against France for systemic racial discrimination by police in ID checks

Jan. 27, 2021 2:31 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — Groups launch first class-action lawsuit against France for systemic racial discrimination by police in ID checks.
FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo, migrants return to Mexico, using the Puerta Mexico bridge that crosses the Rio Grande river in Matamoros, Mexico, on the border with Brownsville, Texas. A federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order sought by Texas, which sued on Friday against a Department of Homeland Security memo that instructed immigration agencies to pause most deportations. Tipton said the Biden administration had failed “to provide any concrete, reasonable justification for a 100-day pause on deportations.” (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel, File)

Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

Jan. 26, 2021 7:33 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order sought by Texas, which sued on Friday against a Department...

Broncos ask court to verify right of first refusal is void

Jan. 26, 2021 5:48 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The parent companies of the Denver Broncos are asking a Denver County District Court judge to rule the former owner’s estate no longer has the right of first refusal to any potential sale of the $3.5 billion franchise. The lawsuit comes in response to a May 2020 letter...

Mother of teen who died sues Unity Center for $13M

Jan. 26, 2021 5:09 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a Portland teen who died by suicide shortly after medical staff allegedly evaluated and released him from the Unity Center for Behavioral Health has filed a $13 million lawsuit. Leila Mesch’s lawsuit lists Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University...

Yakamas sue wineries for using traditional language, culture

Jan. 26, 2021 3:19 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Two Zillah winemakers and a wine labeling company have agreed to stop using names from the Yakama Nation’s traditional language after a lawsuit. The labels include the name of historic Yakama leader and treaty signer Chief Kamiakin and the tribe’s name — Yakama,...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, SoCal Edison trucks arrive at the site of a transformer tower in Sylmar, Calif., suspected of being responsible for starting the Saddleridge fire. Southern California Edison will pay $2.2 billion to settle insurance claims from a deadly, destructive wildfire sparked by its equipment in 2018, the utility announced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa, File)

Utility to pay $2B settlement in deadly 2018 California fire

Jan. 25, 2021 9:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison will pay $2.2 billion to settle insurance claims from a deadly, destructive wildfire sparked by its equipment in 2018, the utility announced Monday. Edison, which acknowledged no wrongdoing, said the agreement covers all claims in pending lawsuits from...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, then-Aurora Police Department Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson speaks during a press conference in Aurora, Colo. Wilson, five of her police officers as well as the city of Aurora was sued Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, by the families of four Black girls who were mistakenly detained by the officers in the Denver suburb last year. After a video of the girls' detention spread online, Wilson apologized for how the officers treated them and said she was as angry as everyone else about it. (Philip B. Poston/The Aurora Sentinel via AP, File)

Black girls wrongly held at gunpoint in Colorado file suit

Jan. 25, 2021 4:59 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The families of four Black girls mistakenly detained by suburban Denver police at gunpoint last year after they were suspected of being in a stolen car sued police and the city of Aurora on Monday — claiming the officers' actions permanently traumatized them and are part of a pattern...