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Survivors sue German manager over fatal Brazil dam collapse

Oct. 17, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Five relatives of people killed in a devastating dam collapse in Brazil are suing a manager of Germany company TUeV Sued that was involved in inspecting the structure. German news site Spiegel Online reported Thursday that criminal complaints were submitted against a manager and a lawyer, as...

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

Oct. 10, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland. The rulings clear the way for the trial to start Oct. 21 involving just two of the more than 2,000 local governments...

Father sues Tesla after teen son killed in flaming crash

Oct. 10, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The father of an 18-year-old Florida teen killed when his speeding Tesla slammed into a wall and caught fire is suing the company, saying the crash should have been "entirely survivable." Police say Barrett Riley and his 18-year-old friend Edgar Monserrat died when Riley lost...

Jets' Copeland finishes suspension, suing supplement company

Oct. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Copeland is back from his suspension and he's taking aim at a company he says sold him "contaminated" supplements. The New York Jets linebacker is suing the company after he took a recovery supplement that contained a banned substance that didn't appear on the product's...

Opioid makers' latest legal woe: West Virginia handyman

Oct. 9, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A small home-improvement company in West Virginia is taking on the nation's opioid giants in a lawsuit blaming the drugmakers for a rise in insurance costs. The handymen at Al Marino Inc. filed the federal class-action suit last week in U.S. District Court against Purdue Pharma,...

Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

Oct. 8, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Arizona's attorney general is having misgivings about agreeing to Purdue Pharma's proposal to settle litigation over the opioid crisis. Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, said in a court filing late Monday that the OxyContin maker has "sought to undermine material terms of the deal." He did not specify...

Greyhound apologizes to Texas man who was kicked off bus

Oct. 8, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Greyhound Lines has apologized to a Texas man who sued the company after a driver forced him off a bus at a station in Kansas at the dead of night, accusing him of being unruly and uncooperative. Mohammad Reza Sardari was traveling from Dallas to Kansas City, Missouri, in November...

Unions sue USDA seeking to halt new pork processing rule

Oct. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The union representing workers at pork processing plants sued the federal government on Monday to challenge a new rule that allows companies to set line speeds and turn over more food safety tasks to company employees. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and...

Purdue opioid deal blasted as records show $13B to Sacklers

Oct. 4, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma's offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis in court filings that also said the company had funneled up to $13 billion to its controlling...

States say OxyContin maker Purdue should not pay bonuses

Oct. 3, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be prohibited from giving $38 million in employee payouts as it goes through bankruptcy, attorneys general from 24 states said in a court filing Thursday. Purdue has said it needs to make bonus payments to keep employees and maintain operations...