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California Continues to Move Toward Letting Customers Sue Banks

California has taken another step on toward allowing state residents to sue financial institutions for fraud, rather than letting banks force customers to settle disputes in arbitration, as a bill inspired by last year’s Wells Fargo scandal passed a key …

Report Details Death, Panic in Deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire

Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland huddled together in the dark, and that’s where they died of …

California Judge Says TV Network Owes $2M in Sex Abuse Cover-Up Lawsuit

An Orange County, Calif. judge says Trinity Broadcasting Network is responsible for the entire $2 million a jury awarded in an alleged sex abuse cover-up. The judge ruled that TBN is on the hook for the full amount jurors awarded …

California Man Bit by Dog While Rescuing Cat Awarded $1M

A California man who was bitten by a police dog while trying to rescue a friend’s cat at a construction site two years ago has been awarded $1.1 million by a civil jury. Jurors ruled this week that San Mateo …

Nevada Family of Abused Autistic Son Awarded Nearly $1M

The family of an autistic student will receive $900,000 from the Clark County School District to settle claims the student was improperly restrained by a teacher’s aide during the 2011-12 school year. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that one federal …

Court Rules Neighbors Can Sue Colorado Pot Grower over Stink

A Colorado pot farm’s neighbor can sue them for smells and other nuisances that could harm their property values, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling revives a lawsuit between a Colorado horse farm …

Downtown Los Angeles High Rise Developer to Pay $400K for Blaze

The owner of a huge apartment complex that went up in flames in downtown Los Angeles will pay the city $400,000 to settle a $20 million lawsuit. The Los Angeles Daily News reported the City Council this week approved a …

$2M Award by California Jury to Young Relative of Trinity Network Founders

A Southern California jury awarded $2 million to the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network founders Jan and Paul Crouch, finding that her grandmother acted outrageously in refusing to report the girl’s sexual assault by an employee. Carra Crouch, now 24, …

California Lawmakers May Allow Consumers to Sue Banks Instead of Arbitration

California lawmakers are making headway on legislation to allow state residents to sue financial institutions for fraud, rather than letting banks force customers to settle disputes in arbitration. The state Senate passed the bill, spurred by last year’s Wells Fargo …

Hawaii Sues Auto Makers over Shrapnel-Spewing Air Bags

Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the manufacturers knew or should have known for more than a decade that air bags installed …