Corporate lawsuits

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, the logo of Volkswagen is seen on top of a company building in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen reports its third quarter earnings on Tuesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
November 01, 2018 - 2:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German consumer group has filed a suit against Volkswagen that aims to establish a right to compensation for car owners affected by the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations filed the case to a court in Braunschweig under new rules...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo Hope, left, and Mike Reilly of Pueblo, Colo., attend a news conference in reaction to the announcement that a federal lawsuit is being filed on behalf of the couple by a Washington D.C.-based group to shut down the state's $800-million-a-year marijuana industry, in Denver. A federal trial in Colorado on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, could have far-reaching effects on the budding U.S. marijuana industry if a jury sides with the couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 28, 2018 - 10:05 am
DENVER (AP) — A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States' budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value. The trial set to begin Monday in Denver is the first time a jury...
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October 23, 2018 - 4:48 pm
The family that owns a drug company is now being sued over the toll of opioid painkillers in one New York county — and it's likely to be sued by hundreds more. Well over 1,000 lawsuits filed by state and local governments blame drug companies for a crisis of addiction and overdoses across the...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Fort Wayne attorney Daniel Sigler, a special prosecutor who helped investigate allegations that Hill drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers, is planning an announcement Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Indianapolis on that investigation. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
October 23, 2018 - 9:54 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into allegations of groping made against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Attorneys for a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers who say Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill drunkenly groped them at a party...
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This photo provided by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment shows Christopher Lloyd, left, as Dr. Emmett Brown, and Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the 1985 film, "Back to the Future." A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the widow of automaker John DeLorean over royalties stemming from the "Back to the Future" movies. Sally DeLorean claimed a Texas company using the DeLorean name had illegally accepted royalties from Universal Pictures for the promotional use of images of the iconic car. But a judge ruled Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, that a 2015 settlement agreement in a separate lawsuit over trademarks prohibited her from suing for the royalties. (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 10:57 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the widow of automaker John DeLorean over royalties stemming from the "Back to the Future" movies. Sally DeLorean claimed a Texas company using the DeLorean name had illegally accepted royalties from Universal Pictures for the...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2018 file photo, a 2018 Model X sits on display outside a Tesla showroom in Littleton, Colo. Elon Musk’s murky future as Tesla Motors’ CEO amid a securities fraud lawsuit isn’t the only cloud hanging over the electric car maker. The company was on shaky financial ground even before government regulators set out to remove Musk, a blow that has increased the pressure on Tesla to prove it can consistently manufacture enough cars to survive. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 29, 2018 - 4:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk's future with Tesla Motors is clearer after the company settled a securities fraud lawsuit with the federal government, but there are other clouds hanging over the electric car maker. Under an agreement announced Saturday by the Securities and Exchange Commission,...
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FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks after announcing Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first private passenger on a trip around the moon in Hawthorne, Calif. U.S. securities regulators have filed a complaint against Musk alleging that he made false and misleading statements about plans to take the company private in August. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
September 28, 2018 - 3:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The very attributes that have fueled a mania around Elon Musk — his vision, brash personality and willingness to take risks — could prove to be his downfall. The Tesla CEO who made his fortune and his renegade-genius reputation by bursting through the barriers of conventional...
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Volunteers at the Senior Center in Lawrence, Mass. hand out food and supplies, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in the wake of last week's gas explosions and house fires in the Merrimack Valley. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 18, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and...
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Attorney Jordan Merson, center, is joined by attorney Jaclyn Ponish, right, and law clerk Jesste Mautner, as he speaks to reporters about text messages shared by Chase Finlay during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. Merson represents Alexandra Waterbury, who filed a lawsuit in NY State Supreme Court against her ex-boyfriend, Finlay, and the New York City Ballet where he had been a principal dancer, after he inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of her. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 18, 2018 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who sued the New York City Ballet company over the sharing of nude photos and videos is amending her lawsuit to add two fired dancers and a donor as defendants. A lawyer for Alexandra Waterbury said Tuesday that dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro as well as donor...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo British cave expert Vernon Unsworth talks with guests at an event titled the "United as One" in Bangkok, Thailand. Unsworth, who helped rescue soccer players trapped in a Thai cave is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of being a pedophile. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court Monday, Sept. 17, seeks more than $75,000 in damages and a court order stopping Musk from making further allegations. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
September 17, 2018 - 11:10 am
A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of being a pedophile. Diver Vernon Unsworth, who lives north of London, contends that Musk made the false allegation on Twitter and then repeated...
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