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In Arkansas Lawsuit, Farmers Blame Herbicide for Crop Damage

A group of Arkansas farmers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the herbicide dicamba that they blame for damaging their crops. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Jonesboro, Arkansas, against Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp. …

Oregon Woman Sues Airbnb Alleging Discrimination

A Clackamas County, Ore. woman has filed a lawsuit against vacation-rental website Airbnb, saying the site facilitates discrimination against black users. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Patricia Harrington has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Airbnb of violating Oregon’s public accommodation laws. …

Suit Filed in California Says Kona Co. Dupes Those Seeking Hawaii-Made Beer

A class-action lawsuit says Kona Brewing Co. leads customers to believe they are buying made-in-Hawaii beer. The lawsuit filed in California is against Craft Brew Alliance, which advertises, markets, distributes and sells the Kona brand. Craft Brew Alliance spokeswoman Jenny …

Missouri Courthouse Asbestos Case Settles for $80M

An $80 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over removal of asbestos during renovation of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports $25 million will go toward attorney’s fees and the cost …

Class-Action Suit Filed Against South Carolina Town Over Speeding Ordinance

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Clarendon County, South Carolina town of Turbeville for its practice of charging speeders under an ordinance that allows the town to keep the fines rather than the state. The State newspaper in …

Judge Grants Class Action Status to West Virginia Miner Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by miners in West Virginia who say they were unlawfully laid off in Wyoming County has been certified as a class action. The Register-Herald reports Judge Irene Berger granted the certification Tuesday in Beckley federal court. The …

Dallas Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $500M in Hip Implants Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $502 million to a group of patients who accused the company of hiding flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that caused the devices to prematurely fail and left them facing surgeries and pain, …

Residents Sue Oregon Glass Company over Pollution Concerns

Seven Portland, Ore. residents are filing a class-action lawsuit against a city glass manufacturer over pollution concerns. The Oregonian reported that the suit claims Bullseye Glass was negligent and reckless in burning heavy metals in furnaces that lacked pollution controls. …

Oregon Resident Files Class Action Against DraftKings, FanDuel

An Oregon resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against two daily fantasy sports sites, claiming the businesses are operating illegal online sports betting. The Oregonian reported that Polk County resident Brandon Peck filed the suit in federal court in Portland …

Class Action Follows California Commissioner’s Decision in Applied Dispute

A decision from the California Department of Insurance has workers’ compensation carrier Applied Underwriters and one of its companies on the defensive, and now a class action suit has been filed seeking to recover premiums paid by insureds to one …