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Judge approves $230M settlement in California oil spill case

Sep. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a $230 million lawsuit settlement by the owners of a pipeline that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off California in 2015, lawyers announced Thursday. A federal judge in Los Angeles gave final approval on Tuesday...

Suit challenges implementation of Disabilities Education Act

Sep. 22, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A class-action suit filed on Wednesday challenges Virginia’s implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia asserts that when parents challenge school plans for...

Michigan property owners settle PFAS case for $54 million

Sep. 21, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has given tentative approval to a $54 million settlement involving 3M Co., a shoe manufacturer and property owners in western Michigan who said their land and wells were contaminated by toxic “forever chemicals.” The class-action deal involves...

Lawsuit seeks repairs to troubled Mississippi water system

Sep. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new class-action lawsuit seeks to force Mississippi's capital city to fix its troubled water system, including removal or repair of pipes and equipment contaminated with lead. The suit was filed Friday in federal district court, a day after the state health...

People with disabilities sue over blocked Portland sidewalks

Sep. 08, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People with disabilities in Portland, Oregon, have sued the city, saying they can’t navigate its sidewalks because of sprawling homeless encampments. The federal class action lawsuit says the city has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by allowing...

Oil spill settlement reached with California businesses

Aug. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A pipeline operator said Thursday that it has reached a settlement with Southern California tourism companies, fishermen and other businesses that sued after a crude oil spill off the coast last year near Huntington Beach. Amplify Energy Corp., which owns...

Inmates launch lawsuit to get lawyers within 2 weeks

Aug. 23, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of jail inmates waiting for public defenders to represent them filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a judge to force the state to assign attorneys to indigent defendants within two weeks of their first court appearance. Six inmates and two former inmates...

Vatican cardinal terms assault allegations false, defamatory

Aug. 19, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican cardinal accused in a class-action lawsuit in Canada of sexual assault against a woman on Friday denied any inappropriate behavior and said he would vigorously fight the “false” and “defamatory” accusations if the case proceeds. Cardinal Marc Ouellet...

Vatican shelves assault probe into Canadian cardinal claims

Aug. 18, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday that a preliminary church investigation into sexual assault allegations by a Canadian woman against a top cardinal, Marc Ouellet, has determined the case doesn’t warrant further investigation. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni issued a statement...

Suit alleges Catholic schools discriminate against disabled

Aug. 18, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Catholic church officials in New Orleans are accused in a class-action lawsuit of discriminating against children with disabilities. WWL-TV reports that the lawsuit says the Archdiocese of New Orleans illegally asks questions about student’s disabilities on...