Lawsuits

Plaintiffs of Ford cars with bad transmissions gather outside a civil court before a verdict in a class-action lawsuit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of around $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
September 22, 2018 - 12:02 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered a local sales affiliate of Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions. The Bangkok South Civil Court's decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where...
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FILE -This 1989 file photo shows Father Arthur Perrault in Albuquerque, N.M. Perrault, a fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
September 21, 2018 - 7:36 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday. Arthur J. Perrault, 80, a former Catholic priest in the Archdiocese...
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September 21, 2018 - 6:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's intent and credibility are so central to how a citizenship question landed on the 2020 census that he can be questioned under oath about it, a judge said Friday, calling the government's spirited opposition to a deposition "surprising, if not...
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September 21, 2018 - 4:54 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a former Montana high school athletic trainer being sued for sexually abusing athletes (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A former Montana high school athletic trainer has apologized to student-athletes via media interviews after they accused him of sexual abuse in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric crew works at restoring power following a wildfire along the Old Redwood Highway in Santa Rosa, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement. The bill is aimed at preventing bankruptcy for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The nation's largest utility by revenue faces billions of dollars in liability if investigators determine its equipment caused the Tubbs Fire that destroyed thousands of homes and killed 22 people in Santa Rosa last year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 21, 2018 - 4:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement. The bill is aimed at preventing bankruptcy or...
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September 20, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says environmental group Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners sued Greenpeace and two other groups for up to $1 billion last year,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. Police allege in an affidavit filed Wednesday, Sept. 19, that Wilson had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. Austin police Detective Shaun Donovan wrote in a request for a warrant to arrest Wilson on a sexual assault charge. The court filing doesn't say how old the girl is, but Texas' age of consent is 17. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 19, 2018 - 7:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. Austin police Cmdr. Troy Officer said Wednesday that the department is working with national and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leaves Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa. On Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, a federal judge in Connecticut dismissed a 2016 lawsuit by 60 former wrestlers, including Snuka, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from concussions that led to long-term brain damage. (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File)
September 19, 2018 - 5:36 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF JUDGES NAME TO PHILIP - FILE - In this March 18, 2014 file photo, Ashley Judd arrives at the world premiere of "Divergent" in Los Angeles. A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Judd filed against Harvey Weinstein that alleges he deliberately derailed her career when she turned him down sexually. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, dismissed the sexual harassment allegation in the lawsuit, ruling that the California law Judd was suing under does not apply to the professional relationship she and the movie mogul had at the time. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 19, 2018 - 4:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Ashley Judd filed against Harvey Weinstein that alleges he deliberately derailed her career when she turned him down sexually. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez on Wednesday dismissed the sexual harassment allegation in the...
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FILE - This Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, shows Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston before an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Tampa, Fla. A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, and is seeking more than $75,000 in damage. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)
September 19, 2018 - 4:16 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. She said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-...
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