Class action lawsuits

March 12, 2018 - 7:50 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A $1.5 billion settlement was reached Monday in a class-action lawsuit covering tens of thousands of farmers, grain-handling facilities and ethanol plants that sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed. Lawsuits in...
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March 09, 2018 - 1:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum. The lawsuit follows action the ACLU took in the case of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who the group said was...
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March 09, 2018 - 12:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — ACLU files class-action lawsuit accusing U.S. government of unlawfully separating immigrant families.
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. A possible bankruptcy filing by The Weinstein Co. could be the latest episode in the unraveling of a Hollywood powerhouse and could have repercussions for any lawsuits filed against the company over of allegations of sexual misconduct by its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
February 26, 2018 - 7:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by The Weinstein Co. would be the latest episode in the unraveling of a Hollywood powerhouse and have repercussions for any lawsuits filed against the company over of allegations of sexual misconduct by its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein. Here are some questions...
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December 20, 2017 - 5:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ninety-two Somalis sat bound and shackled on an airplane for nearly two days, some urinating on themselves, during a botched U.S. deportation attempt, a class-action lawsuit filed in the United States says. U.S. immigration agents "kicked, struck, choked and dragged detainees"...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1966, file photo, part of the wrecked fuselage of an USAF B52 bomber lies where it crashed near Palomares, northeast of Almeria, Spain, after a collision in flight with an USAF Kc 135 tanker while refueling. Veterans who say they responded to the 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure have asked a federal appeals court to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The request was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on behalf of veterans who sought disability benefits from the VA but were denied. (AP Photo/File)
December 11, 2017 - 2:55 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure asked a federal appeals court on Monday to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Yale Law School...
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November 28, 2017 - 3:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State and NFL football star has asked a judge to let him expand his class-action lawsuit alleging improper use of ex-players' images in marketing campaigns to include potentially thousands of former athletes nationwide. An updated federal complaint by ex-...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks on tax reform at the American Enterprise Institute, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 24, 2017 - 9:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate narrowly voted Tuesday to repeal a banking rule that would let consumers band together to sue their bank or credit card company to resolve financial disputes. Vice President Mike Pence cast the final vote to break a 50-50 tie. The banking industry had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from a chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. Nearly 20 Houston-area residents say test results have detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken miles from the chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded. The findings were disclosed Monday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2017, in a letter the residents' lawyers mailed to the chief executive of the plant's owner, Arkema Inc., and several regulatory agencies, giving notice that they planned to sue. (KTRK via AP, File)
October 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on reports of toxic chemicals found in samples taken miles from a chemical plant that flooded, exploded and burned during Hurricane Harvey (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the owner of a Houston-area chemical plant struck by fires...
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September 14, 2017 - 2:20 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim. The suit, filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor...
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