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Prince Andrew Case Cited by Woman who Accused Trump of Rape

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a former advice columnist who says Donald Trump raped her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s are fighting his efforts to toss out a lawsuit by reminding a judge of his …

Pa. Supreme: Death Claim Filed Too Late for Malpractice Reform Law

The two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice death claims applies even if the medical records available obscured the legal cause of death, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a 3-2 decision, the high court restored a trial court …

Wave of Sex Abuse Lawsuits Seen as New York Opens Door for Victims

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and …

Transcript Shows Judge Blasted ‘Bottom Feeder’ Law Firm for Sloppy Mass Filings

The federal judge who threatened to sanction a Houston law firm that filed hundreds of hurricane-damage lawsuits over the course of several weeks warned one of the firm’s lawyers that he had put his professional reputation at risk, according to …

Ariz Court: PTSD Claimant Missed Statute of Limitations for Bad Faith Claim

John C. France’s workers’ compensation claim cleared the way for Arizona first responders to receive workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress syndrome. But the former Gila County Sheriff’s Office sergeant cannot pursue a bad faith claim against the Arizona Counties …

Ohio State Sex Abuse Lawsuits Revived

A federal appeals court ruling Wednesday revives unsettled lawsuits against Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse by the late team doctor Richard Strauss. A district judge in Columbus had dismissed most of the unsettled cases, acknowledging that hundreds of …

NC Supreme Court Takes Up Sex Abuse Claim Time Extension

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Supreme Court will accelerate appeals over the constitutionality of a state law that gave adults with child sexual abuse claims another two years to seek civil damages. A majority of justices agreed this week …

NY Gov. Hochul Mulls Bill that Would Expand Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

As New York Gov. Kathy Hochul mulls whether to sign legislation that will expand the types of damages that could be won in wrongful deaths cases, businesses including insurers are warning the change could mean higher liability insurance costs in …

Arizona Court Won’t Halt Sex Suits Naming Boy Scouts, Others

PHOENIX (AP)– Arizona victims of long-ago child sex abuse can proceed with lawsuits against groups like the Boy Scouts of America after the state Supreme Court rejected claims that a state law extending victims’ right to sue was unconstitutional. Arizona …

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 …