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In a ruling Tuesday, a three-judge panel said the plaintiffs demonstrated that their children's possible exposure to COVID-19 places them "at a heightened risk of severe illness or death and that alternatives to in-person attendance, when available, are inadequate and provide inferior education opportunities." The court said those harms "suffice as irreparable," and the families are entitled to a preliminary injunction.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits against Ohio State over decades-old sexual abuse by a long-dead team doctor, plaintiffs say they’ll keep pressing their cases against the university via appeals. Some say it’s not just about seeking more compensation, or about money at all. They want other

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits against Ohio State over decades-old sexual abuse by a long-dead team doctor, plaintiffs say they’ll keep pressing their cases against the university via appeals. Some say it’s not just about seeking more compensation, or about money at all. They want other

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for teachers who don’t want New York City schools to impose a vaccine mandate for them and other workers say they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. They announced their intentions late Monday just after a federal appeals panel gave the green light for New York City to

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for families sickened and forced from their Los Angeles homes after the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak say they’ve reached a settlement of up to $1.8 billion with a utility. The settlement announced Monday with Southern California Gas Co. and its parent company will compensate 35,000 plaintiffs from the 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appeals court overturned a federal judge’s sweeping order that required the city and county of Los Angeles to quickly find shelter for all homeless people living on downtown’s Skid Row. The 9th U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday found extensive error by U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter, who

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Louisiana’s largest electric utility used a “bubble gum and super glue” approach to maintenance and construction that left customers sweltering in the dark after Hurricane Ida. The lawsuit was filed Saturday against Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans, which provide power to 1.1 million customers in the

South Carolina officials who have been sued over a law banning school districts from issuing face mask mandates say that they should be removed from pending litigation. That’s the argument made in recent court filings from Gov. Henry McMaster, Attorney General Alan Wilson and others being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU