Twenty-one states have rejected an $18 billion settlement proposal from three major U.S. drug distributors to resolve lawsuits over their alleged role in the opioid crisis, but discussions are still active, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

DOVER — A New Durham couple was falsely portrayed and had their privacy violated by Animal Planet’s “North Woods Law” in a 2018 episode that featured a police stakeout of a marijuana grow in the woods, according to a lawsuit against the popular show’s creators.

MANCHESTER — Defense lawyers for Justin Moura, the city man charged with murder outside Club ManchVegas last March, are adding a second strategy for his upcoming trial — that an involuntary muscle contraction caused him to fire the gun that killed the passenger in an SUV as it veered toward …

LACONIA – A Manchester man has filed a medical negligence suit against three physicians and the hospital where they work claiming he suffered brain damage because he was not appropriately treated for abnormally low levels of sodium in his blood.Scott Leduc alleges he developed osmotic demyel…

CONCORD — A former staffer with the State Employees Association won the first round of her gender bias and sexual harassment federal lawsuit that alleges SEA President Rich Gulla made “many sexually inappropriate jokes and references to every female person in the office.”

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states to fast-track consideration of their appeal seeking a definitive ruling that the Obamacare health care law does not violate the U.S. Constitution.