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$28M Verdict Upheld in Wyoming Carbon Monoxide Case

A federal judge has upheld a jury’s $28.2 million damage award to a woman who suffered a permanent brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty furnace in the apartment she was renting in Casper, Wyo. Amber Lompe …

Montana Jury Awards $4.3M in Train Crash Lawsuit

A Cascade County, Mont. jury has awarded $4.3 million in damages to a BNSF Railway employee who was injured in a July 2011 train collision caused by a switching error. The Great Falls Tribune reported conductor Michael Schnittgen was injured …

Michigan AG Says Settlement Reached in Propane Overcharges Suit

A settlement has been reached between Michigan and a propane supplier over high prices charged to customers trying to heat their homes during the cold and snowy winter months, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced. The deal with AmeriGas affects about …

Jury: Texas Company Should Pay $175M in Guardrail Case

A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country. A whistleblower charged that the company changed the design of caps at each …

Illinois Landowners Suing State over Fracking Permit Delay

Southern Illinois landowners are suing the state for failing to implement hydraulic fracturing, calling the long-running process for adopting rules governing the oil and gas extraction method tantamount to illegal government seizure of property already leased to developers. The lawsuit, …

Bus Passengers File Suit over Crash Near Indianapolis

Four people who were on board a double-decker passenger bus that crashed near Indianapolis, Ind., are suing the bus company. The Chicago residents filed the lawsuit Oct. 15 in a Cook County, Ill., court, claiming negligence by the Megabus line …

Homeowners Sue Golf Course For Negligence in California Fire

A group of homeowners has sued a golf course owner for negligence, stemming from a wildfire that destroyed eight houses, two businesses and an apartment complex near San Diego. The lawsuit filed last week in San Diego Superior Court blames …

Delivery Fees at Heart of Suit by LA Times Against OC Register

The Los Angeles Times filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Orange County Register over what the Times says is breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees. The lawsuit alleges that the Register breached …

More Plaintiffs in Hepatitis C Lawsuit Against North Dakota Nursing Home

Two more confirmed cases of hepatitis C have been tied to a Minot, N.D., nursing home that’s the subject of a federal lawsuit. The new cases bring the total associated with ManorCare to 47 and add to the list of …

Cold Onion Rings Sparked Attack at New Mexico Burger King, Suit Says

A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings. KRQE-TV reported the lawsuit filed in state district court says Robert Deyapp was assaulted in June 2013 when he …