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Utah Judge Awards Ex-Teen Bride $16M in Case Against Polygamous Group

A woman who was married to her cousin at age 14 in a ceremony overseen by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has won a $16 million lawsuit against the group. Elissa Wall’s lawyer said that the decision lets attorneys investigate …

Bad Design, Poor Construction Blamed for California Dam Damage

Bad design and construction of the tallest U.S. dam a half-century ago and inadequate state and federal oversight since then led to a disastrous spillway collapse in February, an independent national team of dam safety experts said this week as …

Family Settles Suit Against Perdue, Trucking Firm Over Virginia Crash

A family has settled a lawsuit against Perdue Farms and a trucking company over the death of an off-duty sheriff’s deputy whose tractor was struck by a semi-truck carrying chicken. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the suit is being settled …

Conn. Court Supports $41.7M in Damages to Student Disabled by Tick Bite on School Trip

The Connecticut Supreme Court in August supported a jury’s decision to award $41.7 million in damages to a student permanently disabled by a tick bite while on a school field trip in China, stating that schools in Connecticut are obligated …

Six Workers Sue New York’s Swanky Plaza Hotel, Allege Sexual Harassment

Six current or former employees have filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against The Plaza Hotel. The bartenders, servers and hospitality coordinators say they were groped, catcalled and propositioned by managers and other co-workers while working at the New York City …

Wisconsin Brewer Files Suit Against 2 Large Brewing Companies

A Canadian company that owns a brewery in southern Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging antitrust violations by two of the world’s largest brewing companies. Mountain Crest says in the suit filed this week that AB InBev of Belgium …

Volkswagen Wants Judge to Reject Wyoming Lawsuit

Volkswagen AG, trying to put a massive emissions-cheating scandal behind it, has asked a U.S. judge to reject a lawsuit by Wyoming potentially seeking more than $1 billion in additional penalties for environment damages. The ruling could help decide whether …

Oregon Hotel Doors Killed Woman, Lawsuit Claims

The family of an 87-year-old woman who died after she was hit by the automatic front doors of a Portland, Ore. hotel has filed a $2.7 million lawsuit against the hotel. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the lawsuit filed in Multnomah …

Oregon Suit Blames Security Guard for Woman’s Leap off Insurance Building

The family of a woman who jumped off a 27-story building in downtown Portland, Ore. has sued the security guard who couldn’t stop her. The lawsuit seeks $505,000, alleging the guard was at fault for unlocking the door to the …

Small Quake Hits California Coast Near Santa Barbara

A small earthquake has rattled parts of the Southern California coast. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the magnitude-3.6 quake hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday about 3 miles east of Santa Barbara. A sheriff’s dispatcher says there are no immediate …