- Flooded homeowners sue Houston, alleging negligence Updated: May-25-16 8:35 pm
HOUSTON - A citizen's group and homeowners who have recently suffered repeat flood damage sued Houston in federal court Wednesday, alleging the city backed improvements at a commercial development they say were made without putting in adequate drainage.
- Hawaii Fire Department chief faces civil rights lawsuit Updated: May-24-16 8:54 am
HILO, Hawaii - Two former battalion chiefs of the Hawaii Fire Department are suing the fire chief, claiming they were suspended for publicly criticizing him.
- 3 more bikers file suit over Waco shooting involving police Updated: May-21-16 1:30 pm
WACO, Texas - Three bikers arrested after a shooting involving police outside a Waco restaurant have filed lawsuits against local officials, alleging civil rights violations.
- Tukwila agrees to pay $100,000 to settle rights lawsuit Updated: May-21-16 10:31 am
SEATTLE - The city of Tukwila has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit brought by a man punched, tased and bitten during an arrest.
- Utah defends busting theater for serving booze at 'Deadpool' Updated: May-19-16 5:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah liquor authorities did not violate a movie theater's right to free speech when they filed a complaint against the business for serving drinks while showing "Deadpool," a film with nudity and simulated sex scenes, according to the state attorney general's office.
- Federal suit: Police covered-up Hofstra student's killing Updated: May-19-16 6:31 am
CENTRAL ISLIP, New York - The family of a Hofstra University student killed in an off-campus police shooting during an armed home invasion has filed a federal lawsuit against the county and numerous police officials.
- Man sues sheriff's office, claiming wrongful arrest Updated: May-18-16 7:46 am
COLUMBUS, Mississippi - A man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, claiming that authorities wrongfully arrested him in connection with the death of a New Hope man.
- Retired detective files pension lawsuit against Cranston Updated: May-18-16 3:21 am
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - A retired police detective has filed suit against the city of Cranston in federal court, alleging that he was discriminated against based on his disability and was forced to retire.
- Judge rejects sheriff's suit against commissioners Updated: May-17-16 1:48 am
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Dona Ana County Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" Vigil against two county commissioners over claims that they tried to curtail his right to free speech.
- Appeals court reinstates gun store lawsuit over restrictions Updated: May-16-16 5:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court said Monday in a California lawsuit that the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends to gun stores and requires governments to justify restrictions on them.
- Mom convicted over Facebook post to get new trial Updated: May-14-16 1:25 pm
ROSWELL, New Mexico - A New Mexico woman convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of a shooting at her son's school will get a new trial.
- Judge: Law doesn't cover gay hate crimes in ex-player's case Updated: May-13-16 6:14 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia law doesn't consider violence or threats of violence based solely on a victim's sexual orientation to be a hate crime, a circuit judge ruled Friday.
- 'Sister Wives' to appeal polygamy ruling to US Supreme Court Updated: May-13-16 4:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The polygamous family from TV's "Sister Wives" will take their fight to legalize polygamy to the U.S. Supreme Court, their lawyer said on Friday.
- Lawsuit seeks quicker action on clean Flint drinking water Updated: May-13-16 4:23 pm
DETROIT - A federal judge is being asked to force state and city officials to move more quickly in bringing clean drinking water to Flint homes.
- Judge rules against gun-owning tenant in eviction lawsuit Updated: May-13-16 6:02 am
ROCKLAND, Maine - A Knox County judge ruled this week that a Maine man's civil rights weren't violated when his landlord gave him an ultimatum to either give up his gun or face eviction after the 68-year-old shot an intruder last fall.
- Federal judge says case can proceed against Missouri patrol Updated: May-12-16 4:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A civil lawsuit accusing Missouri State Highway Patrol officials of violating the civil rights of an Iowa man who drowned in handcuffs can go to trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
- Parents wrongly put on a child abuser list settle suit Updated: May-12-16 2:29 pm
LOS ANGELES - The father and stepmother of a 15-year-old runaway girl who falsely accused them of child abuse have settled their lawsuit for more than $4 million.
- NYCLU: Force suburban NYC police to fully release reports Updated: May-12-16 7:25 am
NEW YORK - The New York Civil Liberties Union is asking a state court to require a suburban police department to release reports involving the use of force, car stops, detentions and the discipline of officers, among other issues.
- In rare move, feds indict former officer in fatal shooting Updated: May-12-16 3:45 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Two things stand out about this week's indictment of a white former South Carolina police officer on federal civil rights charges in the death of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott: Such charges from the feds against an officer are relatively rare, and they send a message.
- The Latest: Lawyer: Indicted ex-cop bears burden of history Updated: May-11-16 11:59 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The Latest on a former South Carolina police officer indicted on federal charges in the death of a black motorist. (All times local):
- Appeals court throws out sentence prohibiting pregnancy Updated: May-11-16 6:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Court of Appeals has thrown out the sentence for a Mason City woman which prohibited her from becoming pregnant while on probation for a child endangerment conviction.
- Ex-New Mexico jail officer gets prison for inmate sex abuse Updated: May-11-16 3:55 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A former tribal corrections officer in New Mexico has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for sexually abusing a female inmate and violating her civil rights.
- Ill attorney prompts mistrial in police clerk's lawsuit Updated: May-11-16 2:42 pm
PITTSBURGH - A mistrial has been declared in a civil rights lawsuit brought by a Pittsburgh police officer who clerked for the former chief.
- State responds to sexual harassment lawsuit Updated: May-11-16 10:46 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The state of Wyoming is asking a judge to dismiss a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state Military Department.
- Richmond settles discrimination lawsuit over code crackdowns Updated: May-11-16 9:54 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Richmond officials have agreed to change how employees monitor mobile home parks as part of a settlement with residents who say the city's code enforcement efforts targeted Latinos.