- Chapman University, Arco settle toxic pollution lawsuit Updated: Sep-04-15 2:35 pm
ORANGE, California - Chapman University and Arco say they have reached an out-of-court settlement resolving a lawsuit accusing the oil company of selling property in Orange, California, that was contaminated with toxic chemicals.
- Lost body, wrong corpse at viewing leads to lawsuit Updated: Sep-04-15 12:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A family who says their deceased relative's body was misplaced and the wrong corpse displayed for a private viewing has sued a funeral company in Ohio.
- Court says Myrtle Beach helicopter rides can continue Updated: Sep-04-15 10:31 am
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - A company can continue to operate helicopter tours in Myrtle Beach, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled.
- Department of Transportation sues IT firm over contract Updated: Sep-04-15 7:54 am
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Department of Transportation has filed a lawsuit seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages from an information technology consulting company that was overseeing a new computer system for the state Highways Division that never worked.
- Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme Updated: Sep-03-15 6:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.
- Worker who says she was fired for legal pot use files suit Updated: Sep-03-15 6:39 pm
BOSTON - A Massachusetts woman who says she was fired from work for using marijuana legally obtained to treat Crohn's Disease has sued her former employer.
- BP seeks to get back some Gulf oil spill business payouts Updated: Sep-03-15 3:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for BP told a federal appeals court Thursday that the company should be able to get back some of the money it paid in economic damage claims to businesses and individuals under a settlement arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Judge rejects UCare bid to halt public health program signup Updated: Sep-03-15 3:58 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota judge has denied an insurance company's attempt to halt public health care registration as it fights to win back a key state contract.
- Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com Updated: Sep-03-15 3:35 pm
SEATTLE - The website Backpage.com may not be immune from state liability law and a lawsuit filed by three young girls who said they were sold as prostitutes on the website can proceed to trial, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Supreme Court to decide if judge must release data Updated: Sep-03-15 2:59 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Supreme Court will decide whether judges are subject to public record requests in a case associated with a proposed horse slaughterhouse.
- Former sports gear execs sentenced in school fraud scheme Updated: Sep-03-15 2:58 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A former executive of a sports gear company was sentenced to nearly 3 ½ years in prison Thursday for his role in a scheme that federal prosecutors said defrauded high schools in New Jersey and elsewhere by inflating invoices and forging fake bids from competitors.
- Pittsburgh offer leaves Chrysler alone in flash-flood suit Updated: Sep-03-15 2:56 pm
PITTSBURGH - The city of Pittsburgh's recent decision to pay $375,000 to settle legal claims brought by families of four people killed in flash flooding leaves Chrysler as the remaining defendant.
- Judge orders mercury cleanup plan for Penobscot River Updated: Sep-03-15 12:52 pm
BANGOR, Maine - The former owners of the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant were ordered by a federal judge to pay for an engineering study for cleaning up tons of mercury dumped in the Penobscot River.
- Potential jurors asked about opinions of ex-Massey CEO Updated: Sep-03-15 11:52 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A questionnaire distributed to potential jurors in the criminal case against former Massey Energy Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship asks whether they know anyone who has been injured or killed in a mine.
- Judge: PPG liable for pollution from Pennsylvania plant Updated: Sep-03-15 8:40 am
FORD CITY, Pennsylvania - A federal judge says PPG Industries Inc. is liable for decades of pollution from a western Pennsylvania glass plant.
- School drug counselors charged in $46 million fraud scheme Updated: Sep-03-15 3:13 am
LOS ANGELES - Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn't have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need of help.
- Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says Updated: Sep-02-15 8:04 pm
LOS ANGELES - Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said Wednesday.
- Judge tosses energy company's easement challenge Updated: Sep-02-15 3:10 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - Opponents of an energy company's $6 billion terminal and pipeline project are expected to use the dismissal of an easement challenge to contest development permits.
- Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name Updated: Sep-02-15 2:28 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name - and possibly even her resemblance.
- Coal company, UMW settle suit over use of non-union workers Updated: Sep-02-15 11:31 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - A Murray Energy subsidiary and the United Mine Workers of America have settled a lawsuit over the company's use of non-union workers to perform work on seals at an underground coal mine in north-central West Virginia.
- US court dates set in dispute over Va. uranium mining ban Updated: Sep-02-15 2:22 am
DANVILLE, Virginia - A November court date has been set in a mining company's bid to tap a huge deposit of uranium in Southside Virginia.
- Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal Updated: Sep-01-15 9:28 pm
LAS VEGAS - Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz was recruited by Sands China Ltd. on Tuesday to argue that Nevada's Supreme Court should dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the company's former CEO five years ago.
- Prosecutors announce settlement in Arkansas minerals case Updated: Sep-01-15 6:45 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Federal prosecutors in Arkansas say an energy company has agreed to pay the U.S. government $950,000 to settle a mineral trespass case.
- Immigrants sue 2 Mississippi companies over work issues Updated: Sep-01-15 6:17 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Six immigrants are suing two Mississippi companies, saying the firms misled them about wages they would be paid to work in landscaping jobs under contracts with the state Department of Transportation.
- Duke wins delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill Updated: Sep-01-15 6:00 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A Delaware judge has temporarily halted a Duke Energy shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina to give the company time to address related lawsuits and regulatory actions.