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Residents Plagued by Sinkhole Call on Noem, Others For Help

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Hideaway Hills residents are tired of waiting for answers and, in some cases, feel abandoned by politicians who received their votes in previous elections. “This was our nest egg,” Valerie Smith said this week. “We …

U.S. Financial Executive Dies by Suicide as Firm Faces Fraud Claims

BOSTON — The co-founder of a Florida financial firm facing investor lawsuits alleging securities fraud has died by suicide, and a spokesperson on Monday denied wrongdoing, saying the death was not connected to a class action lawsuit filed last week. …

Sex Abuse Class-Action Suit Tossed, Individual Claims Stand

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a class action lawsuit involving 300 people who allege decades of abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center, but he left the door open for individual claims against the state. The …

Settlement Reached in Suit Against Ultra-Rich Montana Club

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Dozens of Jamaican citizens recruited to work as cooks, servers and housekeepers at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich have reached a $1 million class action settlement over allegations they were discriminated against and paid …

Final Settlements Inked in Poultry Plant Pollution Lawsuits

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local poultry processing facility. …

TÜV SÜD Faces Group Claim In Germany Over 2019 Brazil Dam Collapse

LONDON — German industrial inspector TÜV SÜD is facing a claim for “significant damages” in the first civil lawsuit on German soil over its alleged role in the deadly collapse of a dam in Brazil two years ago. A group …

Federal Judge Upholds $925M Damages Verdict in Robocall Case

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge has upheld a $925 million damages award in a class-action case against a Michigan-based marketing company that a jury in Portland, Oregon found had conducted unlawful telemarketing practices. ViSalus Inc. placed almost 2 million …

Insurer Must Defend Landlord in Security Deposit Lawsuit Despite Policy Exclusion

A policy that sought to limit exposure from any disputes about security deposits did not protect the insurer from having to defend a landlord against a class-action lawsuit claiming state laws were not followed, a federal appellate court ruled. In …

Facebook Sweetens Biometric Privacy Accord to $650 Million

Facebook Inc. bowed to a judge’s concerns and proposed increasing its settlement offer to $650 million to resolve claims by users that the company illegally gathered biometric data through a photo-tagging tool. A federal judge had voiced skepticism about whether …

LinkedIn Sued for Spying on Users With Apple Device Apps

Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn programmed its iPhone and iPad applications to divert sensitive information without users’ knowledge, according to a class-action lawsuit. The apps use Apple’s Universal Clipboard to read and siphon the data, and can draw information from other Apple …