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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 …

Utah Judge Rejects Class-Action Suit Over Alleged Bogus DUI Stops

A Utah judge has rejected a potential class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages for hundreds people arrested for drunken driving by disgraced former state trooper Lisa Steed. In a decision made public last week, Judge Michael Allphin ruled that the …

Washington Sues Highway Builder in $29.4M Suit

The Utah Department of Transportation is suing a company that built a stretch of Timpanogos Highway south of Salt Lake City that has been plagued by problems. The state agency filed a lawsuit last week in Utah state court against the …

Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Former Workers at Missouri Courthouse

Lawyers are seeking what could be millions of dollars in damages for people who worked at the Jackson County Courthouse during an asbestos removal project in the early 1980s. Attorney Lou Accurso says the employees should receive free medical testing …

Texas Hospital Seeks Dismissal Of Ebola Nurse’s Lawsuit

The operator of a Dallas, Texas hospital has denied allegations of poor training and seeks dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient. The Dallas Morning News reported Texas Health Resources filed …

Oklahoma Commissioner: Severe Weather Damaged at Least 1,100 Insured Homes

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak announced that more than 1,100 homeowners insurance claims have already been filed following severe weather that marched across the state on Wednesday, March 25. “Tornadoes are a devastating act of Mother Nature that Oklahomans …

Yellow Cab in Nevada Says Disabilities Suit Has it in Bad Spot

Yellow Cab Co. of Reno may have to file for bankruptcy if it’s ordered to pay excessive attorney fees after a federal judge found it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying service to a disabled woman with a …

Columbia Sportswear in Oregon Awarded $3.3M in Lawsuit

A federal judge awarded Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Sportswear $3.3 million in its lawsuit against a company that allegedly supplied faulty components for Columbia’s electrically heated jackets. The Oregonian reported that Magistrate Judge Paul Papak issued the default judgment this week …