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Students Sue University of California Over Sex Assault Claims

Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students sued the school on Monday, accusing administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and hand out punishment. The three women said the administrators mishandled their claims, failed …

Swarm of Small Quakes Shake Southern California Desert

A swarm of small earthquakes have struck a sparsely populated area of the Southern California desert, but there were no reports of any damages or injuries. The first, a magnitude-4.0 quake, struck at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the edge of …

Missouri Jury Assesses $82M Verdict Against Debt Collection Firm

A Jackson County, Mo. jury has assessed about $82 million in damages against a debt collection firm that demanded payment from the wrong woman. The jury awarded $251,000 in damages to Maria Guadalupe Mejia Alcantara and assessed $82 million in …

Family Sues Southern California Gym Over Dad’s Heart Attack

A Los Angeles gym is facing a lawsuit from the three kids of a man who had a heart attack and died while working out. City News Service reports Marc Palotay’s son and two daughters filed the lawsuit earlier this …

Woman Who Lost Silicon Valley Gender Suit Wants $1M in Costs Tossed

Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers junior partner Ellen Pao urged a court to reject the Silicon Valley venture capital firm’s bid for almost $1 million in court costs after it defeated her gender-bias claims at trial. The firm had …

Damage Reported in 6 Kansas Counties Following Storms

Storms that packed at least nine confirmed tornadoes, hail and heavy rain left behind damage in Kansas counties but no fatalities or major injuries. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management said in a news release that the storm moved from …

California Jury Awards Woman $13M For Asbestos Exposure From Talcum

A Los Angeles, Calif. jury has awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co. The verdict Tuesday in Superior Court found that New York-based Colgate was 95 …

Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California

A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious after the flight from Oakland …

FedEx Faces Wyoming Suits After Trucks Kill Nearby Drivers

Two lawsuits have been filed against FedEx Ground Package Systems claiming the shipping giant substantially contributed to the deaths of Cheyenne residents. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the families of two people who died in a head-on collision on …

California Court Cuts Damages to $2.8M in Jehovah’s Sex Abuse Case

An appeals court has trimmed to $2.8 million the damages awarded to a woman who said the Jehovah’s Witnesses allowed an adult member of a Northern California church to molest her when she was a child in the mid-1990s. Candice …