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Insurance Lawsuit Settled by Bank of America For $31M

Bank of America has agreed to pay $31 million to settle a class action lawsuit that claims mortgage borrowers were forced to maintain excessive flood insurance coverage. The Oregonian reports Friday that U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon approved the …

Oregon High Court Declines to Hear Del Monte’s Appeal

The Oregon Supreme Court has declined to review a 2009 Multnomah County jury’s class action verdict, upholding a finding that a Portland food-processing plant violated Oregon’s wage and hour laws. Because of the denial Thursday, Del Monte Fresh Produce will …

California Tops ‘Judicial Hellhole’ List

California isn’t just a warm place to live, which is often the case even in winter, but it turns out the state is considered a “judicial hellhole.” The American Tort Reform Foundation issued its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report on Tuesday, and …

Class Status Denied in Cowboy Stadium Super Bowl Seating Lawsuit

A judge in Texas has denied class-action status in a lawsuit filed by ticket-holders who were displaced when seats weren’t properly installed for the 2011 Super Bowl in Texas. The ruling issued by U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn denied class-action …

Ex-workers Sue Over Pay on Oregon Public Projects

Former workers on public projects say in a federal court suit in Eugene, Ore. they were underpaid and have asked for more than $3.5 million. The Eugene Register-Guard reported the suit names four former workers as plaintiffs but was filed …

High Court Rules for American Express in Class Action Case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an arbitration agreement prevents merchants from bringing class action claims against American Express Co . The nine-member court ruled on a 5-3 vote, with liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor recused, that American Express’s …

Washington Farmers Sue Monsanto Over GMO Wheat

Two wheat growers in Washington state have filed suit against Monsanto over the unauthorized release of genetically modified wheat. The lawsuit claims the discovery of the unapproved wheat has hurt farmers’ export markets. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District …

South Dakota Court Asked for Class Action in Mortgage Insurance Lawsuit

A lawsuit alleging a Rapid City credit union and an insurance company improperly raised the rates for insurance that makes loan payments if borrowers become disabled should be handled as a class action, a lawyer for those borrowers told the …

Lawsuit Over Los Angeles Lap-Band Ads Is Settled

A company that promotes Lap-Band weight-loss surgery has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a false-advertising lawsuit in Southern California, with some of the money going to billboards warning the public about the risks of weight-loss surgery. The Los …

Judge Chides Army Corps over New Orleans Levees

The Army Corps of Engineers built a “tragically flawed” levee system for New Orleans – but isn’t liable for claims that excavation work by a government contractor weakened a floodwall and caused it to breach in two places during Hurricane …