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Empire State Building Owner Seeking Dismissal of Investor Lawsuit in N.Y.

The Empire State Building’s managers asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit over claims they deprived thousands of early investors of as much as $410 million in profit when they took the New York skyscraper public. The managers, Peter Malkin …

Farmers Withdraws Climate Change Suit Against Municipalities

Farmers Insurance Group, which filed nine class actions in May against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area, is withdrawing its lawsuit. The suit accused the Illinois municipalities of failing to prepare for severe rains and flooding. It argued that …

Bank, Wisconsin Man File Class-Action Suit Against Target

A Wausau, Wis., bank and a Fitchburg man have filed a class-action lawsuit against Target Corp. over last year’s massive security breach. Similar lawsuits have been filed in other states, but this is the first of its kind to be …

Lawyers to Appeal Verdict in Flooding Lawsuit Against Louisiana Parish

Attorneys who brought a class-action lawsuit against Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish say they will appeal a 9-3 jury verdict that found the parish was negligent in its emergency response planning but that the negligence didn’t cause the flooding suffered by tens …

Louisiana Citizens Insurance Appealing Order to Return Application Fees

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is appealing an order to return $16 million to homeowner customers who, for years, were charged a $65 application fee without their knowledge. Louisiana Citizens is the property insurer of last resort in Louisiana. Insurance …

Settlement Nears in Lawsuit over Missouri Grocery Store Breach

A suburban St. Louis, Mo., grocery store chain has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from a computer system breach that compromised the credit and debit cards of about 2.4 million customers. In a preliminary deal presented to St. …

Tulsa Oral Surgeon Accused in Health Scare Sued

A Tulsa, Okla., oral surgeon accused of exposing thousands of his patients to hepatitis and HIV because of unsanitary clinics is now facing a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed by seven people in Tulsa County District Court, names Wayne …

Remington Asks Judge To Dismiss Montana Lawsuit Over Rifle

Gun manufacturer Remington has asked a federal judge to dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit by Montanans who bought a type of rifle that can reportedly misfire without the trigger being pulled. Allen Bowker and Eric Huleatt filed their lawsuit in …

Survivors of Quebec Train Crash to File Class Action Lawsuit

Two residents of the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, where a runaway train derailed and exploded into a wall of fire that killed 50 people, have launched a class action lawsuit to win compensation for the small community. The plaintiffs, Guy …

$5.75M Settlement Approved In Hawaii School Abuse Suit

A $5.75 million settlement has been approved in a class-action lawsuit alleging bullying, assault and rape at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind. A federal judge in Honolulu approved the settlement Monday. The suit filed in 2011 …