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Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders

Jul. 19, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Companies that make and distribute opioids didn't abide by a requirement that they refuse to ship orders of the powerful prescription painkillers when they deemed them suspicious, helping fuel a national addiction and overdose crisis, two Ohio counties said in a legal filing Friday....

The Latest: Drugmaker: Email does not reflect company stance

Jul. 19, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on filings in a case in which local governments seek to hold the drug industry accountable for a nationwide opioid crisis (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A drugmaker says an email from a former employee telling a distributor to order more opioids even if they weren't needed is...

Panel orders federal judge to reconsider Trump appeal

Jul. 19, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Friday ordered a federal judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case that accuses President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...

Judge to give Motel 6 settlement preliminary nod in suit

Jul. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge told Motel 6 and civil rights attorneys Friday he plans to give his preliminary nod to a settlement in the case involving thousands of guests said to have had their privacy violated when the national chain gave their information to immigration authorities. Judge David...

Mueller Report might figure in suit against Trump campaign

Jul. 19, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge evaluating a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign of conspiring with Russia to win the election said Friday that he might consider the Mueller Report despite Democrats' objections. Lawyers for defendants including the president's son-in-law, Jared...

The Latest: Judge to give nod to Motel 6 settlement

Jul. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a preliminary agreement in Motel 6 immigration lawsuit (all times local): 3 p.m. A federal judge says he'll give the preliminary nod to a settlement in the lawsuit by Motel 6 guests who say the chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to...

Ruling keeps alive Abu-Jamal's lawsuit over hepatitis drugs

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday kept alive a lawsuit brought by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in the killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, that alleges his rights were violated when he was denied hepatitis C drugs. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a...

N Carolina judges keep alive lawsuit against voter ID law

Jul. 19, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges are keeping alive a lawsuit that challenges the state's new photo voter identification law as discriminating against racial minorities, but the court won't stop IDs from being required in upcoming elections as the case grinds ahead. Voters last November passed a...

Lawsuit: North Dakota officers used 'violence' on protester

Jul. 19, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who was injured during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in January 2017 has filed a lawsuit accusing North Dakota law enforcement of using "excessive violence." Marcus Mitchell, 24, filed the lawsuit Thursday against Morton County, the city of Bismarck and state...

Q&A: Newly public data maps opioid crisis across US

Jul. 19, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

The release of a massive trove of data from lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis provides the most detailed accounting to date of the role played by the major pharmaceutical companies and distributors. In legal cases across the country, they have defended themselves as being little more than bystanders...