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Federal Government Sues California Homeowner for $25M over Wildfire

The federal government is suing a California homeowner for nearly $25 million, contending his negligence sparked a 2013 fire in the mountains east of Los Angeles that forced 5,000 people from their homes. The lawsuit says that a short in a …

Woman Who Broke Ankle on L.A. Skyscraper Slide Files Suit

A lawsuit claims a woman suffered a broken ankle on a recently opened glass-enclosed slide attached to the exterior of a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper. City News Service says the lawsuit filed this week against building owner OUE Skyspace LLC and …

California School District Paying $10.5M in Chicken Suit Attack

A California school district has agreed to pay $10.5 million to a former student who suffered brain damage when he was mobbed while wearing a chicken costume at a pep rally. Kern County High School District agreed to the settlement …

Blue Moon ‘Craft Beer’ Suit in California against MillerCoors Tossed

MillerCoors LLC won the dismissal of a proposed class action lawsuit by a self-described beer aficionado who said the brewing giant tricked consumers into paying premium prices for Blue Moon by falsely portraying it as “craft beer.” U.S. District Judge …

Cher Sues Financial Firm in California for $800k in Losses

Cher has sued a financial management partnership she claims defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments that went belly-up. The suit was filed this weekin Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of Veritas Trust, of which the …

Damages from Lawsuits Against State Limited by Oregon Supreme Court

The Oregon Supreme Court voted 5-2 to uphold a $3 million cap on damages injured people can collect in lawsuits against the state or its employees. The case was brought by a Klamath Falls couple who sued OHSU after a …

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 …