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Timber Company Sues Over Idaho Wildfire

Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they’re responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reported the …

Rescission Decision Averts $43M in Damages in California Case

Attorneys representing Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. averting what could have been a $43 million payout in damages this week characterized the California court case a cautionary tale for insurers. The case is Heide Kurtz v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., et al., and …

Comedian George Wallace Awarded $1.3M in Vegas lawsuit

A Nevada jury has awarded $1.3 million in damages to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he said he suffered while performing at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007. The split decision in a civil negligence and personal …

School District In Alaska Faces $4.5M Judgment For Negligence

A judge has ruled that the Anchorage School District was negligent and liable for $4.5 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by the family of a student who was severely injured after falling at his school. Superior Court Judge …

Judge Awards Utah Woman $250K In Dog Bite Suit

A judge has ruled in favor of an Ogden, Utah woman in a lawsuit over a severe dog bite. Second District Judge Mike DiReda found that Sara Loving was owed $250,000 in damages from defendants James and Cindy Davis for …

New Mexico Jury Gives 1-Cent Damage Award

A potash mining company won its lawsuit against an oil and gas company over a mistake in a New Mexico drilling project but a jury awarded just one cent of damages. The award for Plymouth, Mass.-based Mosaic Co. in its …

Millions For Comic’s Vegas Injury Requested Of Jury

A Nevada jury was asked Friday to award comedian George Wallace at least $7.1 million for earnings he claims he lost as a result of a leg injury he said he received while performing in December 2007 at a posh …

Nevada Jury Awards $10M After Mom Dies In DUI Crash

A Clark Count, Nev. jury has awarded $10 million to the family of a 28-year-old woman who died when her friend drove drunk after a birthday party. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported James LaPelusa and his two sons won the …

Ridesharing Service Sued by Seattle Taxi Drivers

A Seattle-area taxi drivers organization has sued an app-based ridesharing service, alleging that Uber violates multiple laws and regulations, thus harming taxi drivers and the public. The Seattle Times reported the lawsuit filed Monday by the Western Washington Taxicab Operators …

Comedian’s Vegas Suit Goes on With Jury Selection

Comedian George Wallace is in a Las Vegas courtroom seeking damages from a Strip resort for a leg injury he received when he fell over electrical wiring during a private performance in 2007. Jury selection continued Thursday in Clark County …