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Family Files Lawsuit Over Deadly New Mexico School Shooting

FARMINGTON, N.M. — The family of a New Mexico student who was killed when a gunman opened fire inside Aztec High School in 2017 is suing the school district and police, saying more could have been done to prevent the …

Shooting Survivor Sues Southern California Synagogue

POWAY, Calif. — A man wounded in a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue is suing the house of worship, alleging Chabad of Poway didn’t use federal funds meant to hire security to protect worshipers, according to a newspaper report. …

Cave Explorer Dubbed ‘Pedo Guy’ Describes Hurt, Humiliation

LOS ANGELES — A British cave explorer who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year testified Wednesday that Elon Musk branded him a pedophile and sullied his reputation. Vernon Unsworth choked …

Feds Sue Arkansas Insurer Over Fired Employee Who Had A Baby

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The federal government is suing a Little Rock-based insurance company over the firing of a worker who had just had a baby. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Little Rock against …

Powder Keg: FDA Bowed to Industry for Decades as Alarms Were Sounded Over Talc

At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests huddled at a hotel near Washington, D.C., to discuss the best way to detect cancer-causing asbestos in talc powders and cosmetics. The “Asbestos in Talc Symposium,” sponsored by …

Uber Defeats Rider Rape Suit Over Impostor’s Windshield Decal

Uber Technologies Inc. beat back a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was lured into a sexual assault because she mistook an Uber windshield decal on a suspended driver’s car as a symbol of a safe ride. The judge …

J&J Found Negligent by Australian Court in Vaginal-Mesh Suit

Johnson & Johnson lost the latest battle in a string of global lawsuits over its vaginal-mesh products, with an Australian judge ruling the company was negligent and that women left in chronic pain by defective devices should be compensated. Justice …

McDonald’s Workers Sue Over ‘Daily Risk of Violence’ From Customers

Current and former workers from 13 Illinois restaurants are suing McDonald’s Corp. for failing to adequately protect employees from customers who become violent. “McDonald’s breach of duty was the in-fact and proximate cause of plaintiffs’ injuries,” according to the complaint, …

Walmart Alters Disability Reassignment Policy to Settle Suit

AUGUSTA, Maine — Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine. The settlement requires Walmart to offer disabled workers a vacant position …

PG&E Is Offering $13.5 Billion in Compensation to Wildfire Victims

Bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. is trying to offer $13.5 billion in compensation to the victims of wildfires sparked by its power lines as part of a restructuring plan, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The company’s shares …