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Wyoming County February Storm Caused $2.8M in Damage

Officials estimate a February storm that cut power to thousands of homes in Teton County, Wyo. and prompted a disaster declaration caused nearly $3 million in damages. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported Nancy Casper with the Federal Emergency …

Hawaii May Ask Child Care Providers to Carry Liability Insurance

Child care providers would be required to carry liability insurance under a bill in the Hawaii Legislature. It’s part of an effort to increase oversight of state-licensed child care facilities. Supporters say requiring liability insurance will reduce unnecessary legal costs …

California Girl Struck by Car Could Get $15.9M from Suit

A Southern California girl who was struck by a car on her way to school may receive $15.9 million for her medical expenses. The Orange County Register reported that 11-year-old Paulina Perez was hit by the car two years ago …

Former County Commissioner in Oregon Counter Sues in Marijuana Case

A former Jackson County commissioner accused in a lawsuit of bilking investors to finance a pot shop has filed a counterclaim. Doug Breidenthal filed the lawsuit contending his professional reputation has been damaged, the Mail Tribune reported. “As a result …

Family of Snowboarder Sues North Carolina Ski Resort After Fall from Lift

The family of a snowboarder who suffered broken bones and frostbite after falling 30 feet off a ski lift to avoid freezing to death has sued a North Carolina ski resort. The Charlotte Observer reports Robert and Wendy Elliott of …

Alaska Governor Declares Disaster for 2 Bering Sea Communities

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has issued a disaster declaration for two Bering Sea communities hit by storms earlier this winter. The declaration, signed by Walker Feb. 1 and announced this week, says Savoonga and Gambell reported damages in excess of …

Montana House Votes to Cap Punitive Damages Awards

The Montana House has given initial approval to a measure that would reduce the amount a court can award in punitive damages. The cap on those awards meant to punish a company or individual for fraud or malice is now …

California Woman Slaps Chipotle With $2.2B Suit over Privacy Violation

A California woman has filed a lawsuit against Chipotle alleging the Denver-based company used a photo of her without her consent for commercial gain. The Denver Post reported that Sacramento resident Leah Caldwell is seeking more than $2 billion in …

Founders Closing Central California Arthouse after Fire Inspection

Founders of a popular artists’ collective operating in a Fresno, Calif. warehouse say they’re closing following an Oakland fire in December that killed dozens. Adam Mena, a co-founder of the space called Arthouse, tells the Fresno Bee that they’ll out …

Central California City Wins $22M from Shell Oil in Toxic Drinking Water Case

The central California city of Clovis has won a $22 million civil case against Shell Oil over the cleanup of a toxic chemical found in drinking-water wells, officials said. The Fresno Bee reported that the chemical 1,2,3-trichloropropane, or TCP, is …