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Los Angeles to Settle Suit over Man Injured in Crosswalk Accident for $15M

Los Angeles will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit by a man who was struck by a car in a Hollywood crosswalk and left with permanent brain damage. The Los Angeles Times reported that the City Council voted this …

$8.75M Suit by Couple Against 2 Oregon Doctors Dismissed

A lawsuit filed by a Bend, Ore. couple that accused two physicians of failing to detect warning signs before the woman went into cardiac arrest has been dismissed. The Bend Bulletin reported Shelley and Brent Harding sought $8.75 million for …

Los Angeles Will Pay $7.5M To Paralyzed Cyclist

Los Angeles will pay $7.5 million to a bicycle rider who was paralyzed when he crashed after hitting uneven pavement. The Los Angeles Times reported says the City Council voted this week to approve a payout to settle William Yao’s …

BYU in Hawaii Will Pay to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

An attorney representing Brigham Young University-Hawaii tells a federal judge the school will pay to settle a former student’s lawsuit alleging her campus job supervisor sexually assaulted and harassed her. Attorney Charles Price told U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang Monday …

Kansas Woman Files Suit Against Hospital Over Wrong Diagnosis, Surgery

A Kansas woman’s lawsuit claims she underwent a complex surgery at the University of Kansas Hospital for a cancer diagnosis that proved to be wrong, but she was never told of the mistake. The Kansas City Star reports that Wendy …

Oklahoma Emergency Care Provider Will Take Insurer to Court over Legal Fees

An emergency medical care provider in Oklahoma has authorized its attorneys to take a liability insurance company to court if needed to force the business to pay a claim aimed at covering legal costs. Emergency Medical Services Authority has a …

Washington and Seattle Become Latest Governments to Sue Opioid Makers

Washington state and the city of Seattle on Thursday joined more than two dozen other government entities across the country suing to hold opioid makers accountable for an addiction crisis that has claimed thousands of lives. The governments hope to …

Family of Oregon Cyclist Sues Garbage Truck Company for Death

The family of a Portland, Ore. woman who died after a collision with a garbage truck is suing the company for $10 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the lawsuit was filed in court last week against Republic Services Alliance Group after …

Chicago Fililng Lawsuit in Massive Equifax Data Breach

The city of Chicago is suing the credit reporting company Equifax over a data breach that exposed personal information of about 143 million people. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says the lawsuit accuses Equifax of violating Chicago’s consumer fraud ordinance and …

$1.3M From Archdiocese in Washington to Settle Sex Abuse Case

The Seattle Archdiocese in Washington has paid $1.3 million to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a former member of a religious order who taught in its schools. A man sued the archdiocese in 2015, alleging the church knew Edward Courtney …