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Jury Awards $10M to Family of Teen Who Died at California Facility

The family of a teenage boy who died at a Mission Viejo care facility has been awarded more than $10 million for damages relating to the boy’s death. The Orange County Register reported that 15-year-old Kevin Barr died at a …

Colorado Asks for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Spring Floods

Colorado asked federal disaster managers for a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe weather and flooding this spring and early summer that impacted 11 counties. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management submitted their request in …

Fired Utah Special Ed Teacher Files $1.7M Lawsuit

A former special education teacher in Utah wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over complaints she made about another instructor. The Spectrum reported Carol Boehme said in her lawsuit filed last week that …

Students Sue University of California Over Sex Assault Claims

Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students sued the school on Monday, accusing administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and hand out punishment. The three women said the administrators mishandled their claims, failed …

Swarm of Small Quakes Shake Southern California Desert

A swarm of small earthquakes have struck a sparsely populated area of the Southern California desert, but there were no reports of any damages or injuries. The first, a magnitude-4.0 quake, struck at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the edge of …

Missouri Jury Assesses $82M Verdict Against Debt Collection Firm

A Jackson County, Mo. jury has assessed about $82 million in damages against a debt collection firm that demanded payment from the wrong woman. The jury awarded $251,000 in damages to Maria Guadalupe Mejia Alcantara and assessed $82 million in …

Family Sues Southern California Gym Over Dad’s Heart Attack

A Los Angeles gym is facing a lawsuit from the three kids of a man who had a heart attack and died while working out. City News Service reports Marc Palotay’s son and two daughters filed the lawsuit earlier this …

Woman Who Lost Silicon Valley Gender Suit Wants $1M in Costs Tossed

Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers junior partner Ellen Pao urged a court to reject the Silicon Valley venture capital firm’s bid for almost $1 million in court costs after it defeated her gender-bias claims at trial. The firm had …

Damage Reported in 6 Kansas Counties Following Storms

Storms that packed at least nine confirmed tornadoes, hail and heavy rain left behind damage in Kansas counties but no fatalities or major injuries. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management said in a news release that the storm moved from …

California Jury Awards Woman $13M For Asbestos Exposure From Talcum

A Los Angeles, Calif. jury has awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co. The verdict Tuesday in Superior Court found that New York-based Colgate was 95 …