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Oregon Woman Sues University after Falling Through Window Asleep

An Oregon State University student is suing a Eugene property management company after she fell from a third-story window while asleep. The Register-Guard reported that Shelbi Macholz filed a lawsuit this week seeking $230,000 from Principle Property management to cover her …

Mitsubishi Says Edison Claims $7.57B over California Nuclear Facility

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said the operator of the San Onofre nuclear plant is claiming $7.57 billion in damages related to the shutdown of the California facility. The Tokyo-based company said in a filing that U.S. power generator Edison International …

Oregon Cyclist Sues 2 Drivers in Injury Accident

A Portland, Ore. bicyclist is suing not only the pickup driver who hit her and shattered bones across her body, but also a second driver she says gave the truck the OK to turn. The Oregonian reported that Cynthia Lewellen …

Montana Man Who Killed Student Settles Suit, Includes Insurance Money

A man who is serving a 70-year prison sentence for killing a German exchange student in his garage has settled a lawsuit filed by the victim’s family, in part by surrendering all his guns to the boy’s parents. Markus Kaarma …

Jury Awards $10M to Family of Teen Who Died at California Facility

The family of a teenage boy who died at a Mission Viejo care facility has been awarded more than $10 million for damages relating to the boy’s death. The Orange County Register reported that 15-year-old Kevin Barr died at a …

Colorado Asks for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Spring Floods

Colorado asked federal disaster managers for a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe weather and flooding this spring and early summer that impacted 11 counties. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management submitted their request in …

Fired Utah Special Ed Teacher Files $1.7M Lawsuit

A former special education teacher in Utah wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over complaints she made about another instructor. The Spectrum reported Carol Boehme said in her lawsuit filed last week that …

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 …