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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 …

Suit Filed Against Jewish Cemetery in California For Throwing Out Remains

One of the nation’s largest Jewish cemeteries and the resting place of notables including Groucho Marx has been sued for allegedly breaking vaults to make room for more graves and throwing out human bones in a pile. More than 60 …

Suit Filed in California Against Purina Claims Food Sickens, Kills Dogs

A dog owner has filed a lawsuit in California against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating the company’s dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit in federal …

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 …