Lawsuits

Abuse survivor Robert Stone, left, shows his emotion with JP DesCamp as they speak to the media in Ypsilanti on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)
March 05, 2020 - 6:10 pm
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — More men came forward Thursday with allegations of sexual abuse by a late doctor at the University of Michigan, as the state's attorney general insisted that the school must commit to cooperating with her office before she would move to begin an independent investigation...
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March 05, 2020 - 2:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Relatives of a Vermont woman whose obituary drew national attention for its discussion of her opioid addiction filed a lawsuit Thursday in which they accuse police and jail staff of denying her proper medical care and causing her death. The family of Madelyn Linsenmeir alleges in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, the Molson Coors facility is seen in Milwaukee. Someone placed a noose several years ago on the locker of Anthony Ferrill, a Wisconsin brewery employee who last week opened fire on his co-workers, the brewery operator said Wednesday, March 4, 2020, confirming at least one instance of racial harassment against him as police continue to piece together his motive. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
March 04, 2020 - 6:39 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Someone placed a noose several years ago on the locker of a Wisconsin brewery employee who opened fire on his co-workers last week, the brewery operator said Wednesday. Police quickly warned that it's too early to conclude that racism was a factor in the attack. Anthony Ferrill...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)
March 04, 2020 - 5:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A college wrestler from the 1980s sued the University of Michigan on Wednesday, alleging that a doctor molested him dozens of times despite the university knowing that he was a threat to athletes. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit is the first since victims of late Dr...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, author and talk show host Tavis Smiley speaks at Book Expo America in New York. A jury on Wednesday found that former talk show host Tavis Smiley violated the morals clause of his contract with the Public Broadcasting Service after allegations of workplace sexual misconduct, and must pay his former employer about $1.5 million. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 04, 2020 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury decided Wednesday that former television talk show host Tavis Smiley, who was fired amid allegations of workplace sexual misconduct at the height of the #MeToo movement, must pay about $1.5 million to his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service. Smiley was...
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March 04, 2020 - 2:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former wrestler files lawsuit against University of Michigan alleging sexual abuse by school doctor.
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Emergency personnel work among destroyed homes Tuesday, March 3, 2020, near Cookeville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding more than 140 buildings and burying people in piles of rubble and wrecked basements. At least 22 people were killed. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 03, 2020 - 9:29 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has extended voting hours in a Nashville-area county after four Democratic presidential candidates sued to keep Super Tuesday polls open after tornado damage there, a Democratic party spokeswoman said Tuesday. Later Tuesday, the Lawyers' Committee for Equal Protection...
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President Donald Trump with Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health Anthony Fauci, center, and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, speaks to reporters on the South Lawn, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Washington, as they arrive at the White House from a visit to the National Institutes of Health's Vaccine Research Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 03, 2020 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday sued the The Washington Post, alleging defamation in two opinion articles published last year that it said falsely claimed the campaign conspired with Russia. The lawsuit cites a June 13 opinion piece by Greg Sargent that said Trump “...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2019 file photo, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin talks to reporters outside of the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. A woman is suing the federal government over the 2018 death of her father from a wrongful insulin injection at the West Virginia veterans hospital. Melanie Proctor filed the lawsuit Monday, March 2, 2020 against Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie. It details a “widespread system of failures” at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg that led to the death of her father, former Army Sgt. Felix Kirk McDermott.(Eddie Trizzino/Times-West Virginian via AP, File)
March 03, 2020 - 2:00 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman is suing the federal government over the 2018 death of her father from a wrongful insulin injection at a West Virginia veterans hospital. Melanie Proctor filed the lawsuit Monday against Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie. It details a “widespread system of...
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In this Jan. 27, 2020 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
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March 02, 2020 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, a case that will keep health care squarely in front of voters even though a decision won't come until after the 2020 election. The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly...
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