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Suit Filed Against U of New Mexico by Woman Who Reported Gang Rape

A woman’s lawsuit accuses the University of New Mexico of giving short shrift to her report of being raped by two football players and another man. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court seeks unspecified damages. The lawsuit accused university …

Gay Man Awarded $76,000 For Oregon Adult Store Firing

A gay man who sued when he was fired from his job at an Oregon adult bookstore has been awarded more than $76,000 in damages. Wilford Bearden was hired at Fantasyland II in Clackamas in April 2010 and fired three …

Grass Fires Burn 2,100 Acres in Oklahoma, Close I-35

Wildfires scorched thousands of acres of land in central Oklahoma on Jan. 18, prompting evacuations, damaging buildings and forcing the closure of busy Interstate 35 in Logan County for more than an hour. Two fires began near Guthrie in the …

Suit Filed Over New Mexico Woman’s High School Photo Put on Flask

A New Mexico woman is suing a novelty products maker over a flask that includes her likeness and the phrase, “I’m going to be the most popular girl in rehab.” Veronica Vigil’s lawsuit in federal court says Anne Taintor Inc. …

California Super Storm Climate-Driven? Still Insufficient to Quell Drought

A Pineapple Express “super storm” now lashing California may be driven by climate change, a report states. Yet however strong the storm and no matter what’s causing it, California’s ongoing storm would need to be replicated at least five more …

Colorado Woman Sues Hair Salon Over Breastfeeding

A Grand Junction, Colo. woman is suing a hair salon where she worked because she says they wouldn’t give her breaks to pump breast milk. The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado says it filed a lawsuit on behalf of …

Illinois Suit: Wells Fargo An Unfair Lender

Illinois’ most populous county is accusing Wells Fargo & Co. in a lawsuit of subjecting minority and female borrowers to discriminatory and predatory lending. Cook County’s 152-page lawsuit filed last week follows similar legal action by governments in Miami and Los …

High School Concussion Lawsuit Filed by Former Illinois Quarterback

A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players Saturday by suing a sports governing body – in this case the Illinois High School Association – saying it didn’t do enough to protect him from concussions …

Estate of Oregon Keeper Killed By Cougar Sues Sanctuary

The estate of a young woman who was mauled to death by a cougar while working at a wild-cat sanctuary in suburban Portland, Ore. is suing the sanctuary and its owners. The lawsuit against WildCat Haven and owners Michael and …

Arizona Sheriff Sues Building Owners Over Shoulder Injury

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has sued the owners of a downtown Phoenix, Ariz. office building over a broken shoulder he suffered when he fell crossing a street. Arpaio is seeking unspecified damages for his February 2013 injury and has …