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Paralyzed California Teen’s Pop Warner Suit Can Continue, Judge Says

A Los Angeles judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit by a teenager who was paralyzed while making a tackle during a Pop Warner football game. City News Service says the judge on Wednesday rejected a motion to dismiss …

California Woman Settles for $25K After Bad Buzz

A woman who claims she was served a pot-laced cookie at a Los Angeles hair salon has received a settlement of $25,000. Seventy-two-year-old Jo Ann Nickerson said she had never tried marijuana in her life before she partook of the …

Washington Artist’s ‘Angry Birds’ Lawsuit Goes Forward

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Seattle, Wash. artist who designed a line of plush pet toys called “Angry Birds.” Juli Adams designed the plush “Angry Birds” toys in 2006 for The Hartz Mountain …

Suit Over California Patient’s Death Ends in $3M Settlement

The family of a California patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital has settled a lawsuit for $3 million. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that …

Idaho Company Sues Over Damaged Fries

Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. has filed a lawsuit against a railway company after a large freight carrying french fries traveling to Georgia spoiled because it wasn’t properly sealed. According to the lawsuit, the company paid BNSF Railway Co. more than …

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Inhofe’s Family Sues Plane Manufacturers over Son’s Death

The family of a U.S. senator whose son was killed in a plane crash is seeking damages in a lawsuit that alleges negligence against the aircraft’s manufacturers. The Tulsa World reports the suit was filed in Tulsa County District Court. …

Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Suit by School Workers Fired Post-Katrina

Louisiana’s Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its October dismissal of a lawsuit over the firing of thousands of New Orleans public school employees after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to …

Jenni Rivera’s Estate Sues in California Over Fatal Plane Crash

The estate of Mexican-American superstar Jenni Rivera is suing the owners of a Learjet that crashed two years ago, killing the singer and several members of her entourage. Rivera’s estate filed the negligence lawsuit against Starwood Management Inc. in Los …

Couple Held In Qatar File Suit in California Against Company

A Southern California couple who were held in Qatar for nearly two years before they were cleared in the death of their 8-year-old daughter have sued the engineering firm that sent them overseas. The Los Angeles Times reports that Matt …

Uber Driver Who Struck and Killed Girl in San Francisco Crosswalk Charged

A driver for Uber Technologies Inc. whose car struck and killed a six-year-old girl crossing a San Francisco street last New Year’s eve was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, a spokesman for the city’s district attorney said. The arrest of …