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Lawsuit Lost by Parents Of Colorado Theater Shooting Victim

The parents of a woman who was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting have lost their bid to hold ammunition sellers liable for the attack. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was one of 12 people killed …

Light Rail Train Hits Car in California Partially Derails, 21 Hurt

A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California, seriously injuring the driver and the train’s operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries. The Metro Expo Line train …

California Broker Nabbed for Pocketing More Than $500K From Safety Program

Arthur Cade, 60, a licensed insurance broker-agent in California, was arrested on three felony counts of grand theft for stealing more than $100,000 from a Los Angeles Unified School District program and more than $400,000 from other programs managed by …

Woman Loses California Gender-Discrimination Suit

A jury soundly rejected Ellen Pao’s claims of gender discrimination by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a case that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks and exposed how women fare in the male-dominated world of venture capital. The verdict followed …

Los Angeles Woman Awarded $28.2M in Lost Leg Suit Against Kaiser

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $28.2 million to a woman who said treatment delays by Kaiser Permanente doctors cost her a leg. City News Service says jurors found that Southern California Permanente Medical Group was negligent. Twenty-three-year-old Anna Rahm …

Los Angeles Mayor Backs Retrofit Tax Measure for Quake Upgrades

Saying a big earthquake is inevitable, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is supporting a state measure that would offer incentives for people to make their buildings safer during a temblor. City News Service says Garcetti has backed a measure that …

Gender Discrimination Lawsuit in Silicon Valley Goes To Jury

Jurors began deliberating this week in a gender bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley after hearing an impassioned plea urging them to send a strong message to the venture capital industry. During closing …

California Senate Approves $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

The state Senate has approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects in drought-stricken California. The Senate this week voted 35-1 on the package to accelerate infrastructure spending. An accompanying measure authorizing fines for illegal water …

Privacy Restrictions on Nevada Drones Would be Imposed by Bill

A Nevada Assembly member is attempting to create a regulatory framework for drones that would protect people’s privacy in the state. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring a bill that would limit how police can use drones in investigations and …

Suit: Vegas Strip Casinos Hid Resort Fees

A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties. The lawsuit filed earlier this month said Benjamin Brin …

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