Lawsuits

A group of victims of the USS Cole bombing, from left Rick Harrison and David Morales, who were aboard the USS Cole when it was bombed, and Lorrie Triplett, Jamal Gunn and David Francis, who all lost family members in the bombing. pose outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, following arguments in a case that stemmed from the bombing. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
November 07, 2018 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court debated Wednesday whether to overturn a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the bombing of the USS Cole. The question the justices are being asked to answer is where notice of the lawsuit against Sudan should have been mailed, to its embassy...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photo, patches cover the back of a Girl Scout's vest at a demonstration of some of their activities in Seattle. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday, Nov. 5, against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word "boy" from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 07, 2018 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Tuesday against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word "boy" from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. In the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the Girls Scouts...
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FILE - In this November 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. Guam's Catholic church announced Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 that it will file for bankruptcy _ a move that lawyers say will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. The U.S. territory, where almost everyone is Catholic, has been ripped apart by claims the archbishop and other priests abused children. Apuron has denied allegations he molested multiple altar boys. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo, File)
November 07, 2018 - 7:08 am
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's Catholic church will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. Archbishop Michael Byrnes announced Wednesday that mediation efforts that began in...
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November 05, 2018 - 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation. The administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to take up three cases about Trump's decision to end the...
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November 05, 2018 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal trial began Monday in New York City over challenges to the federal government's decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The first witness — Duke University Professor D. Sunshine Hillygus — said there was considerable evidence that adding the question...
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FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. Over the course of a year, Stacey Abrams has transformed from a technocratic leader in the Georgia legislature into a nationally known symbol of the Democratic Party’s future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 03, 2018 - 9:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads "too chicken to debate." These are the scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between Democrat...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. A lawsuit, filed Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, seeking class-action status has been filed on behalf of hundreds of victims of Stephen, a former Iowa youth basketball coach now facing 15 to 180 years in prison for sexually exploiting them. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
November 03, 2018 - 2:38 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed on behalf of hundreds of victims of a former Iowa youth basketball coach now facing 15 to 180 years in prison for sexually exploiting them. The lawsuit, which was filed Friday in state court by law firm Grefe & Sidney...
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November 02, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday declined for now to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government isn't doing enough to prevent climate change. But the high court told the Trump administration that the government can still petition a lower court to dismiss the case as...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses before speaking during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. A U.S. judge Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, struck down a California law challenged by the Trump administration that aimed to give the state power to override the sale of federal lands. "The court's ruling is a firm rejection of California's assertion that, by legislation, it could dictate how and when the federal government sells federal land," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. "This was a stunning assertion of constitutional power by California, and it was properly and promptly dismissed by the district judge." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 02, 2018 - 7:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge struck down a California law challenged by the Trump administration that aimed to give the state power to override the sale of federal lands. The law unconstitutionally regulates the U.S. government and discriminates against people seeking to buy federal public...
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November 02, 2018 - 10:35 am
A federal judge in Boston is scheduled to hear closing arguments Friday in a highly publicized lawsuit alleging that elite Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans. Much of the spotlight has been on affluent Chinese-Americans with stellar academic scores who say the college rejects Asians in...
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