Corporate lawsuits

FILE — In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 file photo Doug Sheff, right, an attorney for the family of Leonel Rondon, pictured at left, faces reporters during a news conference, in Boston. Rondon, 18, died Sept. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Mass., after the chimney of an exploding house crashed on to his car and crushed him. Shelf and NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, announced Tuesday, July 9, 2019 that a wrongful death lawsuit by Rondon's family has been settled. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 09, 2019 - 2:46 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The family of a high school student who was killed during a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts last year has reached a settlement with the utility involved in the disaster, a lawyer for the family and the company announced Tuesday. Financial details were not...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, honoree Jay-Z speaks onstage at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York. Jay-Z’s business entities have sued a New York City licensing firm, claiming it cheated the companies as part of a “colossal accounting scandal.” The lawsuit, filed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Manhattan, accuses Iconix Brand Group Inc. of lying about its finances when it made deals with the rapper’s Roc Nation apparel company. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
July 05, 2019 - 12:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z's business entities sued a New York City licensing firm, claiming it cheated the companies as part of a "colossal accounting scandal." The lawsuit accuses Iconix Brand Group Inc. of lying about its finances when it made deals with the rapper's Roc Nation apparel company. There...
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Aleksandr Kogan poses for a portrait Tuesday, July 2, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. Kogan is at the center of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal says he is dropping a defamation suit against Facebook rather than endure a drawn-out legal battle he can ill afford. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
July 02, 2019 - 5:29 pm
Aleksandr Kogan, the data scientist at the center of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, said he is dropping a defamation lawsuit against the social network rather than engage in an expensive, drawn-out legal battle. Kogan, 33, sued the social giant in March, claiming it scapegoated him...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2018 file photo shows St. Patrick's Cathedral, in New York. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has filed a lawsuit against more than two dozen insurance companies seeking to compel the firms to cover claims made by people who say they were abused by clergy members. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 02, 2019 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has sued more than two dozen insurance companies, seeking to compel them to cover claims filed by people who say they were abused by clerics. Church officials anticipate that numerous alleged abuse victims will sue under New York's Child...
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June 30, 2019 - 2:43 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances filed a lawsuit on Sunday to recover what it called massive fraudulent payments made by the island's power company to fuel suppliers for more than a decade. The lawsuit was filed against fuel companies Trafigura...
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FedEx trailers are shown at a loading dock in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. FedEx is suing the United States government over export rules it says are virtually impossible to follow because it handles millions of packages a day. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
June 25, 2019 - 3:22 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by FedEx against the U.S. government over export rules follows a dispute over diverted shipments that were intended for Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications-equipment giant. The lawsuit challenges changes to export rules designed to keep technology out...
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June 22, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire. In a suit filed this week in federal district court in Los Angeles, the artists allege that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015 file photo, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmates stand guard as flames from the Butte Fire approach a containment line near San Andreas, Calif. Attorneys representing 14 local governments said Tuesday, June 18, 2019 that they had reached a $1 billion settlement with California utility Pacific Gas & Electric for a series of fires dating to 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 18, 2019 - 8:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California utility agreed Tuesday to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments to cover damages from a series of deadly wildfires caused by its downed power lines. The settlement is a sliver of the more than $30 billion in potential damages Pacific Gas & Electric is...
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June 13, 2019 - 10:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company, saying the agency violated the state's sports agent law. A lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro says the star player should be allowed to void his...
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June 11, 2019 - 7:15 am
CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina gun and sporting goods distributor is filing for bankruptcy amid allegations of mishandled funds borrowed by its majority owner. News outlets report Ellett Brothers has its first hearing in bankruptcy court on Tuesday. Lending company Prospect Capital...
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