Lawsuits

This image taken from cellphone video shows a building after a fatal explosion in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The cause of the blast is being investigated. Stephen Beal was charged Thursday, May 17, 2018, with possessing an unregistered destructive device and was awaiting a court appearance in federal court. (Raul Hernandez via AP, File)
May 19, 2018 - 1:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade before his ex-girlfriend was killed in what investigators say was a targeted explosion, Stephen Beal's wife died in what a coroner deemed a "mysterious case." Christine Beal's death in 2008 came a few weeks after she fell down a flight of stairs in their Long Beach home...
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May 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit challenging Viacom Inc.'s payment of more than $13 million in compensation to company founder and former chairman Sumner Redstone. The court on Friday affirmed a judge's dismissal of a suit alleging that...
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May 18, 2018 - 1:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Deere & Co. factory manager cannot sue the company under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because he worked and lived in China when he was disciplined for having sexual relationships with two Chinese woman also employed by the company, the Iowa Supreme Court said...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. It was one year ago Thursday when Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, was appointed as special counsel to take over the Justice Department’s investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 17, 2018 - 9:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort's former son-in-law says he has been so busy with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation that he's been unable to keep up with his other legal issues, according to a court filing and a lawyer involved in a civil lawsuit against him. The confirmation of...
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May 17, 2018 - 8:54 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Most of CBS Corp.'s board on Thursday approved a special dividend that could enable the company to break free from its controlling shareholder, but the power struggle's outcome still hinges on an ongoing legal battle. National Amusement Inc., currently CBS's majority shareholder...
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Professor Lucy Marsh, left, is hugged by fellow law professor K.K. DuVivier after an announcement that a judge has indicated support for a $2.66-million settlement in a lawsuit against the University of Denver law school on behalf of the two and five other female law professors who were paid less than their male colleagues at a news conference Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Denver. Marsh filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which prompted the agency to review the dispute and file the suit. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 17, 2018 - 6:36 pm
DENVER (AP) — After 31 years working at a law school in Denver, Lucy Marsh learned that she remained the lowest-paid professor on staff. She also was among the most experienced, surpassed by only one other person. The disclosure in a department memo set off years of litigation against the...
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May 17, 2018 - 3:55 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa women who lost limbs when they were struck while trying to climb through trains that were blocking the road sued the railroad Thursday for allegedly ignoring a safety hazard that's left a trail of horrific injuries. The lawsuits filed in state court allege that...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Summer Zervos leaves Manhattan Supreme Court at the conclusion of a hearing in New York. A New York court said Thursday, May 17, 2018, that the former "Apprentice" contestant can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
May 17, 2018 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now, a New York court said Thursday. The ruling by the Supreme Court's appellate division means Zervos' lawyers can press ahead with a demand for Trump...
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May 17, 2018 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal court on Thursday to intervene on behalf of asylum seekers, saying they are being unfairly detained while they await hearings before an immigration judge. The ACLU lawsuit alleges that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
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May 17, 2018 - 1:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts is ending a lawsuit he'd filed against a city that asked him to remove a sign from a campaign bus reading: "Only a REAL INDIAN Can Defeat the Fake Indian." Shiva Ayyadurai (EYE'-ah-dur-ah) was born in India and is running as an independent...
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