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Sep 22, 2023

Google sued for negligence after man drove off collapsed bridge while following map directions

The family of a North Carolina man who died after driving his car off a collapsed bridge while following Google Maps directions is suing the technology giant for negligence, claiming it had been informed of the collapse but failed to update its navigation system.

Sep 21, 2023

Connecticut agrees to $25M settlement in Henry Lee evidence fabrication case

Connecticut's attorney general has agreed to a $25.2 million settlement with two men who spent decades in prison for murder, based partly on evidence presented by famed forensic scientist Henry Lee that a judge later found was fabricated.

Sep 21, 2023

96-year-old federal judge barred from hearing cases in bitter fight over her mental fitness

A 96-year-old U.S. federal appeals court judge was barred Wednesday from hearing cases for a year after a panel said she refused to undergo medical testing amid concerns that she is no longer mentally fit to serve on the bench.

Sep 19, 2023

California law restricting companies’ use of information from kids online halted by federal judge

A federal judge has halted implementation of a California law intended to restrict companies’ use of information gathered from young internet users in order to protect the privacy of minors.

Sep 17, 2023

A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters. They’re still waiting for new maps

The Supreme Court’s decision siding with Black voters in an Alabama redistricting case gave Democrats and voting rights activists a surprising opportunity before the 2024 elections.

Sep 14, 2023

Federal judge again declares DACA is illegal, issue likely to be decided by Supreme Court

While a federal judge on Wednesday declared illegal a revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, he declined to order an immediate end to the program and the protections it offers to recipients. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen agreed with Texas and […]

Sep 14, 2023

California school district pays $27M to settle suit over death of teen assaulted by fellow students

A Southern California school district has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of an eighth grade boy who died after being assaulted by two other students at a middle school four years ago.

Sep 12, 2023

Alabama asks US Supreme Court again to intervene in redistricting case

Alabama on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let it keep Republican-drawn congressional lines in place as the state continues to fight a court order to create a second district where Black voters constitute a majority or close to it.

Sep 11, 2023

Social media site X sues California over the state’s content moderation law

Elon Musk’s social media platform formerly known as Twitter has sued the state of California over a law requiring social media companies to publish their policies for removing offending material such as hate speech, misinformation and harassment.

Sep 11, 2023

Kroger agrees to pay up to $1.4 billion to settle opioid lawsuits

One of the nation's largest grocery chains is the latest company to agree to settle lawsuits over the U.S. opioid crisis.

Sep 8, 2023

Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh predicts ‘concrete steps soon’ to address ethics concerns

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh told a judicial conference on Thursday he hopes there will be “concrete steps soon” to address recent ethics concerns surrounding the court, but he stopped short of addressing calls for justices to institute an official code of conduct.

Sep 6, 2023

Another twist in the Alex Murdaugh double murder case. Did the clerk tamper with the jury?

Alex Murdaugh's double murder case has been full of twists and turns: How did a dog crack the case? Where are the bloody clothes and weapons? And where did all the money Murdaugh is accused of stealing go? But one of the biggest surprises came six months after Murdaugh was convicted of killing his wife and son.

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