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$173K Settlement Revealed in Utah State Student ‘Slack Line’ Death

Utah State University has agreed to pay $172,500 to the parents of a student killed four years ago when he hit a slack line rope tied between two trees while he was biking on campus, according to documents released by …

Tourist Suing Planet Hollywood in Vegas for Mannequin Scare Injury

A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries. Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel in Clark …

Utility Sued by Relatives of Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

Relatives of 18 of the 36 people who died in the Oakland, Calif. “Ghost Ship” warehouse fire added Pacific Gas & Electric utility as a defendant in their wrongful death lawsuits. They claimed the company should have known the warehouse’s …

Oregon Radish Farmers Sue Bank For $6.7M

A group of Oregon farmers has filed a $6.7 million lawsuit against a bank for allegedly interfering with sales of radish seed and thus causing its value to decrease. The Capital Press reported the Radish Seed Growers’ Association suit filed …

Families of Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims Sue

Attorneys representing the families of people who died in an Oakland, Calif. warehouse fire that broke out during an unlicensed concert plan to file a lawsuit against the building’s owner and manager. Lawyer Mary Alexander says she is filing the …

Brother of Washington Man Who Died in Hospital Fall Sues for Wrongful Death

A Washington man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Eastern State Hospital staff after his brother died under their care. The Spokesman-Review reported that Kenneth Peters has accused doctors of not rendering medical aid when his brother Allen Peters …

Utah Family Reaches Settlement with University over Son’s Slack Line Death

Utah State University has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the family of a college student who was killed in August 2013 when he hit a rope tied between two trees known as a “slack line” while riding his bike. Ricky …

Oregon Homeowners Association to Settle Motor Home Incident for $300K

A homeowners association will pay $300,000 to a Keizer family as part of a settlement for banning a motor home from being parked in the family’s driveway. The Statesman Journal reported that Gary, Renee and Khrizma Kuhn agreed to dismiss their …

Washington City Mulling Suits Against Opioid Makers in Homelessness Fight

The city of Tacoma, Wash. is considering suing the manufacturers of opioids such as OxyContin in its fight against homelessness. Mayor Marilyn Strickland said at this week’s City Council meeting that the city is looking at possible litigation to hold …

‘Poaching’ Suits Like Aon v. Alliant: Nothing Personal, Just Routine Business

An ongoing legal battle between two large national insurance brokerage firms over employee poaching is a byproduct of a hazard faced in the financial services industries where relationships and knowledge of business practices are premium assets, experts say. A jury …