damages News

Utah Doghouse Highway Death Results in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A northern Utah woman whose husband and 4-year-old daughter were killed when a doghouse fell out of a man’s truck and caused a highway pileup has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Alyssa Chambers filed the suit last week seeking $300,000 …

San Antonio Area Hit with Grapefruit-Sized Hail, Flooding

Hail as big as grapefruits left behind broken windows and other storm damage in parts of South Texas Tuesday night. The National Weather Service says the San Antonio area has a chance for additional thunderstorms through Wednesday. Hail fell over …

Montana Man Sued for Wrongful Death after Shooting Home Intruder

Representatives of a man shot and killed after he broke into a Helena, Mont. home have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the shooter. The Independent Record reported that the suit filed on behalf of the estate of Henry Thomas …

Oregon PGE Sues Backers of Construction Bond for $180M over Shoddy Work

A Portland, Ore.-based electricity provider that fired the contractor building its natural gas plant in Boardman is suing the backers of a bond guaranteeing construction. The East Oregonian reported Portland General Electric filed the lawsuit March 23 against Liberty Mutual …

Utah Woman Files Suit Against Polygamy Reality TV Show for Trespassing

A Utah woman who is part of a polygamous group alleges that makers of a reality TV show barged into her house without permission and pressured her daughter into being in a series about people leaving polygamy. Susan Nelson alleges …

Washington Man’s Suit Claims Medical Device Caused Brain Damage

A Washington man is suing a California company, claiming its medical device used to treat aneurysms malfunctioned and caused him to suffer brain damage. The Penumbra Coil 400 was used to treat an aneurysm Dennis Montgomery suffered in 2013, according …

New Mexico Court Rules Prison Firm Can Be Held Liable for Rapes

The New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed this week that a private prison operator may be held liable to pay damages to three female inmates who were raped by a guard. The opinion could influence the final outcome of an appeal …

Alaska Flight Company Ordered to Compensate Whistleblower Pilot

A federal agency has ordered an Alaska flight service company to compensate and rehire a pilot fired after reporting safety concerns four years ago. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it’s ordering Homer-based Bald Mountain Air …

Ex-LA Times Columnist’s $7.1M Award Tossed by Judge

A judge has thrown out a $7.1-million jury award to former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers, who claimed he was forced to quit because of age and health discrimination. A judge stripped $2.1 million Simers was awarded in November …

At Least $243M for Cleanup From 2 Massive California Fires

Cleaning up from two destructive Northern California wildfires this fall will cost at least $243 million, far exceeding the cost for other recent blazes, state officials estimated as they transferred more money from the state’s rainy day fund to help …