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Recordings Show How the Mormon Church Protects Itself from Child Sex Abuse Claims

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — Paul Rytting listened as a woman, voice quavering, told him her story. When she was a child, her father, a former bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had routinely slipped into bed …

Law that Launched 2,500 Sex Abuse Suits Expiring, Leaving Trail of Claims vs. Celebs, Jails

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For a year, a special New York law has cleared the way for a wave of headline-grabbing lawsuits against famous men accused of sexual misconduct, including former President Donald Trump, hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs …

Meta, Alphabet, ByteDance, Snap Must Face Social Media Addiction Lawsuits

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected efforts by major social media companies to dismiss nationwide litigation accusing them of illegally enticing and then addicting millions of children to their platforms, damaging their mental health. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers …

La. State Police Open Criminal Investigation into MMA, Apex Roofing

Louisiana State Police have opened a criminal investigation into efforts by McClenny Moseley & Associates and Apex Roofing to solicit customers after receiving a complaint by the state Insurance Department about “suspected fraudulent actions” related to insurance claims. An initial …

Sterigenics Will Pay $35 Million to Settle Georgia Lawsuits, Company Announces

ATLANTA (AP) — A medical sterilization company has agreed to settle nearly 80 lawsuits alleging people were exposed to a cancer-causing chemical emitted from its plant outside of Atlanta. Details of the settlement were submitted to the U.S. Securities and …

A Test Case of Another Kind for the Supreme Court: Who Can Sue Hotels over Disability Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few years back, Joseph Stramondo was a last-minute replacement as a conference speaker in Salt Lake City. He went online and made a reservation for a room accessible for people with disabilities. “I figured, ‘OK, I …

11th Circuit: Conflicting Wording Requires Insurers to Share Defense Expenses

When the wording of insurance policies conflict with each other and can’t be reconciled, insurers must share defense expenses, a federal appeals court said in a case that stemmed from lawsuits against school personnel. “The district court concluded that the …

South Carolina Bars and Restaurants Closing in Face of Rising Liability Insurance Costs

Wanted in South Carolina: $1 million in liquor liability coverage at an affordable premium to prevent closure of establishment. That’s the type of advertisement one can imagine bars and bistros across the Palmetto State running this fall, as the full …

Walmart Sued by US Agency over Test that Screened Out Disabled Workers

The U.S. agency that enforces workplace discrimination laws said on Wednesday that it had sued Walmart Inc. over allegations it fired hourly workers with disabilities who could not pass a computer-based test. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said that the …

Buffalo Shooting Survivors Say Social Media Companies and a Body Armor Maker Enabled the Killer

YouTube, Reddit and a body armor manufacturer were among the businesses that helped enable the gunman who killed 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket, according to a pair of lawsuits announced Wednesday. The …