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A file photo of the United States' Alex Morgan during a 2020 Summer Olympics game against Australia Tuesday in Kashima, Japan. On Friday, the U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players. – Fernando Vergara/Associated Press

U.S. men ask appeals court to reinstate women’s wage suit

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players.
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Pandemic changed the federal court

Her job hasn’t turned out the way she expected it to, Chief U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer said Tuesday.
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Four opioid companies close to settlement

The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion settlement covering thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids across the U.S., two people with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press.

Fired employee gets OK to pursue whistleblower suit

A man who alleges he was fired for reporting that his employer was violating one of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 executive orders has stated a claim under the Illinois Whistleblower Act, a federal judge held.

Lawyer to probe Cook County state’s attorney office

A former federal prosecutor was named Wednesday to investigate the Cook County state’s attorney’s office for wrongdoing during the aborted re-trial of a man accused of killing two Chicago police officers.

Jury finds Will Co. hospital not liable

A jury returned a verdict in favor of a west suburban hospital facing allegations of negligent misdiagnosis.

Challenge to in-person group limits tossed

A challenge to a now-defunct executive order issued by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker restricting the size of in-person gatherings is moot, a federal judge held.

Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure

SEATTLE — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million.
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