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California Super Storm Climate-Driven? Still Insufficient to Quell Drought

A Pineapple Express “super storm” now lashing California may be driven by climate change, a report states. Yet however strong the storm and no matter what’s causing it, California’s ongoing storm would need to be replicated at least five more …

Colorado Woman Sues Hair Salon Over Breastfeeding

A Grand Junction, Colo. woman is suing a hair salon where she worked because she says they wouldn’t give her breaks to pump breast milk. The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado says it filed a lawsuit on behalf of …

Illinois Suit: Wells Fargo An Unfair Lender

Illinois’ most populous county is accusing Wells Fargo & Co. in a lawsuit of subjecting minority and female borrowers to discriminatory and predatory lending. Cook County’s 152-page lawsuit filed last week follows similar legal action by governments in Miami and Los …

High School Concussion Lawsuit Filed by Former Illinois Quarterback

A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players Saturday by suing a sports governing body – in this case the Illinois High School Association – saying it didn’t do enough to protect him from concussions …

Estate of Oregon Keeper Killed By Cougar Sues Sanctuary

The estate of a young woman who was mauled to death by a cougar while working at a wild-cat sanctuary in suburban Portland, Ore. is suing the sanctuary and its owners. The lawsuit against WildCat Haven and owners Michael and …

Arizona Sheriff Sues Building Owners Over Shoulder Injury

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has sued the owners of a downtown Phoenix, Ariz. office building over a broken shoulder he suffered when he fell crossing a street. Arpaio is seeking unspecified damages for his February 2013 injury and has …

Family of Driver Killed in California Bus and FedEx Crash Sues

The family of the bus driver killed with nine others in a fiery collision with a FedEx truck in Northern California has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. The Sacramento Bee reported that the lawsuit seeks damages, claiming …

RMS: ‘Big One’ in Northern California Could Cause $200B in Losses

Earthquake risk in the San Francisco Bay Area is on the rise while earthquake insurance penetration statewide has dropped significantly since the Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked the Bay Area 25 years ago, causing nearly $6 billion in economic losses, …

St. Paul Employee Who Hit Own Car Seeks Damages from City

A St. Paul, Minn., Parks and Recreation employee has filed a claim against the city for damages she caused to her personal car while driving a rented city van. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Megan Campbell filed the claim …

Oregon Hospital Settles With Patients Abused By Doctor

A hospital in The Dalles, Ore. and two administrators have settled a lawsuit brought by four female patients molested by an anesthesiologist while they were under sedation. The Dalles Chronicle reported that the amount of the settlements is confidential, but …