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Oregon Man Awarded $5M for Abuse by Priest

A federal judge has awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago. The priest, Ernest Dale Calhoun, did not contest the allegations made by the …

Family of Boy Hit by School Bus Files Claim against Idaho District

The family of a Nampa, Idaho grade school student who was hit by a bus in March has filed a claim against the city and others. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that the family of 7-year-old Connor Wright filed a tort …

Former Employee Sues Private Hawaiian School over Termination

A former Kamehameha Schools Hawaii employee, who was fired last year in connection to alleged misuse of a purchasing card, has filed a lawsuit against the private school, claiming she was wrongfully terminated. The lawsuit, filed July 29, on behalf …

Serving Cart at Heart of Hawaii Couple’s Suit against United Airlines

A Hawaii couple is suing United Airlines, claiming a fallen serving cart caused $75,000 in damages. Peter and Misty Tampon filed a federal lawsuit last week against the airline, according to KHON-TV. The pair claims that during an August 2013 flight …

California Court Hands Down $55M in Decision Against Three AIG Companies

An Alameda County, Calif., jury has awarded Pennsylvania-based Victaulic Co., $55.3 in damages against three AIG companies. The trial in Victaulic Co. v. American Home Assurance Co. et al., in Alameda County Superior Court spanned six weeks before Judge Frank Roesch. The verdict, …

Washington City Sues Monsanto Over River Contamination

The city of Spokane is suing the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, which it blames for pollution in the Spokane River in Washington. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges that the company sold chemicals that …

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 …