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Uber Driver Sues Taco Bell Brand Manager Videoed in California Slapping Assault

An Uber driver is suing a California man accused of slapping and hitting the driver in an attack that was recorded on video. KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported Edward Caban filed a lawsuit earlier this week in Orange County against 32-year-old …

Montana Bar to Blame for Woman Who Stole Truck And Died in Crash, Railway Says

BNSF Railway is suing a Whitefish, Mont. bar for allegedly over-serving a woman who stole a company truck and was killed when she crashed it into a tree. The Flathead Beacon reported the lawsuit claims Casey’s Bar & Casino is …

Airbnb Under Siege From Hostile Ballot Measure in San Francisco

Travelers worldwide may love using Airbnb to book vacation stays, but the company that revolutionized home-sharing faces a hostile ballot measure in the city where it was founded. Proposition F on the Nov. 3 San Francisco ballot would limit short-term …

Former Basketball Coach Nets $700K Settlement with University of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents has approved a $700,000 settlement over the firing of former basketball coach Gib Arnold. The regents voted Thursday to approve the settlement package, which includes a $500,000 payment to Arnold over three years …

University of Oregon Sorority Kitchen Worker Files Suit over Termination

A former kitchen worker at a University of Oregon sorority house is suing the Alpha Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta over her alleged wrongful termination. The Register-Guard reported Noel Roberts filed the suit Thursday for at least $50,000 in …

California Wildfire Claims Top $1B as Peak Season Begins: Report

A report forecasts claims from two California wildfires last month will exceed $1 billion. Wildfires in 2015 have caused more damage and financial loss in the U.S. than in any other year since 2007, according to the report. Peak U.S. …

Jury Awards $1.8M Exploding e-Cigarette Trial in California

A Superior Court jury in Riverside, Calif. awarded $1.885 million in a lawsuit over an e-cigarette product that exploded while charging, physically burning and emotionally scarring her, attorneys for the woman said on Thursday. Jennifer Ries was traveling to the …

Suit Filed in Arizona over Salmonella Outbreak in Cucumbers

Two Maricopa County, Ariz. residents have filed a lawsuit against a California company over a salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have been 341 reported cases of salmonella involving the …

Hawaii Homeowners Get $27M in Development Dispute

A Hawaii jury has awarded Ewa Beach homeowners about $27 million in a lawsuit against a developer trying to build a recreational lagoon instead of the marina it originally planned. The jury ruled Tuesday that Haseko must pay $1,300 for …

Judge OKs $415M Settlement in Worker Suit Against Silicon Valley Giants

A U.S. judge has granted final approval to a $415 million settlement that ends a high profile lawsuit in which workers accused Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies of conspiring to hold down salaries. The plaintiffs alleged that …