Lawsuits

January 10, 2020 - 12:20 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An injunction barring the Trump administration from discharging two Air Force members who are HIV-positive was upheld Friday by a federal appeals court panel that called the military's rationale for prohibiting deployment of service members living with HIV “outmoded and at odds...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter talks with reporters in Norman, Okla. The state of Oklahoma will receive $8.75 million from two pharmaceutical companies as part of a deal that will end legal action the state was considering against the opioid manufacturers. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the agreement Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, with Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., both subsidiaries of Dublin-based Endo International. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
January 10, 2020 - 12:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state of Oklahoma will receive $8.75 million from two pharmaceutical companies in a deal announced Friday that will end legal action the state was considering against the opioid manufacturers. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the agreement with Endo...
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January 10, 2020 - 12:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians caring for hundreds of thousands of children born dependent on opioids since 2000 should be grouped together as part of the class action lawsuit filed by local governments and others against the manufacturers, distributors and sellers of prescription pain medication,...
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FILE - This Nov. 4, 2019 file photo shows journalist, writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed in London. An employment tribunal ruled Friday Jan. 10, 2020, that Samira Ahmed who was paid a fraction of the fee received by a male colleague doing a similar job has won a sex-discrimination lawsuit against the British broadcaster. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
January 10, 2020 - 7:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A BBC journalist who was paid a fraction of the fee received by a male colleague doing a similar job has won a sex-discrimination lawsuit against the British broadcaster. An employment tribunal ruled Friday that Samira Ahmed should have received similar compensation to Jeremy Vine...
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FILE - This June 23, 2019, file photo shows E. Jean Carroll in New York. President Donald Trump has lost a bid to block the advice columnist's lawsuit's over his remarks that she lied in accusing him of rape. In a decision Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, a Manhattan judge declined to order a hearing on Trump's request to dismiss Carroll's defamation suit and to put evidence-gathering on hold in the meantime. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
January 09, 2020 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has lost a bid to block an advice columnist's lawsuit over his remarks that she lied in accusing him of rape. In a decision this week, a Manhattan judge declined to order a hearing on Trump's request to dismiss E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit and to put...
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This screen grab from the website HealthCare.gov shows the extended deadline for signing up for health care coverage for 2020. The Trump administration says people will get more time to sign up for “Obamacare” health insurance following a spate of computer glitches over the weekend. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the new HealthCare.gov deadline is 3 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The repeal of an unpopular fine for people without health insurance has had little impact on “Obamacare” sign-ups or premiums, a gap between the real world and legal arguments from conservatives again challenging the Affordable Care Act. The 10-year-old law has proved more...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, a CVS store with the new HealthHUB is shown in Spring, Texas.Pharmacy chains, including CVS, are fighting claims that they're to blame for the opioid crisis in two Ohio counties. The Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, filings asked U.S. district Court Judge Dan Polster to find in the pharmacies' favor and reject claims brought by Summit and Cuyahoga counties, home to Akron and Cleveland respectively, that argue that chains such as CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens contributed to the problem by filling an “excessive volume" of opioid prescriptions. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 07, 2020 - 2:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court. The filings,...
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January 07, 2020 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has settled a lawsuit with a Kentucky teen who claimed media organizations falsely labeled him as a racist following a well-publicized encounter with a Native American last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The network confirmed the settlement Tuesday, as did Todd...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, Summer Zervos leaves New York state appellate court in New York. Zervos' lawsuit over President Donald Trump's response to her sexual assault allegations was put on hold Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, when a court froze the case until New York's top court weighs whether to dismiss the case or delay it through his presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 07, 2020 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A court Tuesday froze a former “Apprentice” contestant's lawsuit over President Donald Trump's response to her sexual assault allegations, a defamation case now headed to New York's highest court. The decision, by a midlevel state appeals court, holds off further proceedings in...
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Kamala Lopez, right, president of Equal Means Equal, faces reporters as Natalie White, left, vice president of the organization, looks on during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Boston, held to address issues about a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment filed the federal lawsuit in Massachusetts aimed at paving the way for adoption of the long-delayed constitutional amendment. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 07, 2020 - 1:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment have filed a federal lawsuit in Massachusetts aimed at clearing a legal path for adoption of the long-delayed constitutional amendment. Backers say they're wading into the debate over the amendment — which dates to the early 1970s — because...
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