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Survivors Sexually Abused as Adults Want Chance to Sue in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)–New Yorkers who were sexually abused as adults could sue abusers in civil court under a bill that supporters are again urging the state to pass. The Adult Survivors Act would provide a one-year litigation window for those …

Hearing Into Deadly Seacor Power Accident Comes to a Close

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A public hearing into the deadly capsizing of the Seacor Power lift boat off the coast of Louisiana has ended. The two-week U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation hearing concluded Friday with testimony from two …

US Judge Revives Class-Action Claim in Wynn Resorts Lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada has revived elements of a securities fraud lawsuit seeking class-action status for allegations that executives at Wynn Resorts Ltd. knew about, but disregarded, reports of sexual harassment and misconduct against company …

Summer of Protest Prompted Spring Flurry of Policing Bills

SEATTLE — When Washington state’s legislative session began earlier this year, racial justice advocates weren’t sure whether the police accountability measures they supported would get much traction. “There was not a single bill at any point that we thought was …

Pimco Advances a Blanket Denial in Sexual Harrasment Lawsuit

Pacific Investment Management Co. advanced an aggressive, categorical denial to recent claims that female employees were sexually harassed and retaliated against at the money manager. The filing late Wednesday in state court near Pimco’s Newport Beach, California, office was its …

UCF Intends to Fire Professor Whose Tweets Created Firestorm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The University of Central Florida plans to terminate a psychology professor over allegations unrelated to his tweets over the summer that many students described as racist. The investigation found that Charles Negy created a “hostile” classroom …

New Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights of Accused

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday finalized campus sexual assault rules that bolster the rights of the accused, reduce legal liabilities for schools and colleges, and narrow the scope of cases schools will be required to investigate. The change announced …

Uber Reports 3,000 Sexual Assault Claims Last Year in Its Safety Review

Uber Technologies Inc. found more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assaults involving drivers or passengers on its platform in the U.S. last year, part of an extensive and long-awaited review in response to public safety concerns. The ride-hailing company released …

McDonald’s Moves to Clean Slate as Activist Pressure Intensifies

McDonald’s Corp., which just announced the departure of its star chief executive officer, is also losing its top human resources manager as the fast-food chain navigates pressure from politicians and activists. David Fairhurst, who carried the title of global chief …

J&J to Pay $117 Million in Nationwide Pact Over Vaginal Mesh

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $117 million to settle 41 states’ claims that it misrepresented the risks of vaginal-mesh products used to bolster sagging organs and treat incontinence in women. A group of state attorneys general argued after an …