Class action lawsuits

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being fatally shot by CPD officer Jason Van Dyke sixteen times in Chicago. The video of McDonald's 2014 death prompted protests and demands for sweeping reforms. Several leading community groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Chicago on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation's second largest police force without federal court oversight. (Chicago Police Department via AP File)
June 14, 2017 - 9:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation's...
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June 14, 2017 - 7:59 pm
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A group of Arkansas farmers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the herbicide dicamba that they blame for damaging their crops. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Jonesboro, Arkansas, against Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp. In a statement,...
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May 17, 2017 - 10:04 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a Pittsburgh woman who claimed that handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants are too steep or otherwise violate federal law. Sarah Heinzl plays on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team and...
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April 21, 2017 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo is agreeing to expand a recently settled class-action lawsuit by an additional $32 million as well as extend claims for fraudulent accounts that may have been opened going back to 2002. Wells Fargo will now pay $142 million to customers for damages caused by any accounts...
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April 10, 2017 - 5:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kimberly-Clark and its spinoff medical technology firm Halyard Health have been hit with $454 million in compensatory and punitive damages, after a federal jury found the companies misled California buyers about the impermeability of their MicroCool surgical gowns. Jurors in Los...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers, Friday, March 31, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 31, 2017 - 1:52 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers, Friday, March 31, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 31, 2017 - 1:13 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate...
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Daniel Petrocelli, lead attorney for President Donald Trump, leaves the courthouse after a hearing Thursday, March 30, 2017, in San Diego. A judge said Thursday he will issue a ruling at a later time on whether to accept an agreement for President Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 31, 2017 - 10:21 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A proposed $25 million settlement between President Donald Trump and former customers of his now-defunct Trump University hinges on a judge who praised the deal Thursday but delayed his final approval though sharply questioning a challenge. If approved, the settlement would end...
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Daniel Petrocelli, lead attorney for President Donald Trump, leaves the courthouse after a hearing Thursday, March 30, 2017, in San Diego. A judge said Thursday he will issue a ruling at a later time on whether to accept an agreement for President Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 31, 2017 - 1:22 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel is once again reflecting on his second-oldest case — a nearly seven-year-old lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump defrauded students of the now-defunct Trump University before he was president. The filings fill millions of pages. There were 65...
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March 28, 2017 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo says it will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission. It's the first private settlement that Wells has reached since the company paid $185 million to federal and...
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