Lawsuits

March 28, 2017 - 4:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that annotations to Georgia's legal code can be copyrighted and that a nonprofit organization's copying and distribution of them isn't protected by fair use laws. Georgia in July 2015 sued Public.Resource.Org Inc. in federal court in Atlanta. The nonprofit...
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FILE - This Jan. 23, 2013 file photo shows Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart at the Modern Master Award Ceremony at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif. The family of Stewart, who died during a shark filming excursion in the Florida Keys has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit blames negligence on the companies and individuals who organized the January dive that resulted in Stewart's death. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 28, 2017 - 12:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday. Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, died while diving in January off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, to film a follow-up to...
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March 27, 2017 - 5:59 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A group of 12 state attorneys general and one governor is urging a federal appeals court to allow Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer checks under the hood of a car as it waits to enter the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. A group of First Amendment attorneys is suing the Trump administration over access to data showing how often citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at the border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 27, 2017 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of First Amendment attorneys sued the Trump administration on Monday over access to data showing how often U.S. citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at American border crossings. The complaint by Columbia University's...
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March 27, 2017 - 5:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated water in the struggling city. Flint will replace at least 18,000 lead or galvanized-steel water lines by 2020, and the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer checks under the hood of a car as it waits to enter the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. A group of First Amendment attorneys is suing the Trump administration over access to data showing how often citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at the border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 27, 2017 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of First Amendment attorneys sued the Trump administration on Monday over access to data showing how often U.S. citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at American border crossings. The complaint by Columbia University's...
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March 27, 2017 - 10:14 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A civil rights group is suing Georgia over the state's refusal to allow a couple to officially name its 22-month-old child "Allah." The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed the lawsuit recently in Fulton County Superior Court on behalf of the couple, Elizabeth Handy and...
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March 27, 2017 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving place a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that tossed out the...
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March 26, 2017 - 2:54 pm
TRUMP-CLIMATE EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming. EPA chief...
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FILE -- In this March 6, 2012 file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now after five years in captivity, and an image, left, taken from the video, released by his kidnappers, in Washington during a news conference. The family of Levinson, who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment, filed a lawsuit Tuesday, March 21, 2017, against Iran. The lawsuit in U.S. federal court describes in detail offers by Iran to “arrange” for his release in exchange for a series of concessions, including for the return of a Revolutionary Guard general who defected to the West. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 26, 2017 - 9:06 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones. The lawsuit by Robert...
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