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Ex-Partner Defeats California’s Firm’s Bid for Personnel Records

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, facing gender-bias claims by ex-partner Ellen Pao, may not get access to her performance reviews, complaints about her and other personnel records it sought from her other employers in a case that has focused attention …

Judge Approves Montana Diocese $16.4M Sex Abuse Settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a reorganization plan for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena in Montana that includes a $16.4 million settlement for hundreds of people who sued over clergy sex abuse from the 1940s to the 1970s. …

Kansas Woman Sues Wal-Mart over Injuries from Black Friday Sale

A southeast Kansas woman who says she was trampled at a Wal-Mart store on Black Friday in 2013 is suing the retail giant, claiming it did not do enough to protect her or make it clear to customers that so-called …

Wyoming Women Struck By Car Sue Bar That Served Driver

Two women who were struck by a car outside a Cheyenne, Wyo. bar have filed civil complaints against the bar owners arguing bar employees knowingly served alcohol to the underage driver who hit them. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Christine …

Suit Filed Over New Mexico Woman’s High School Photo Put on Flask

A New Mexico woman is suing a novelty products maker over a flask that includes her likeness and the phrase, “I’m going to be the most popular girl in rehab.” Veronica Vigil’s lawsuit in federal court says Anne Taintor Inc. …

Family Sues Washington Hospital Over Death

The family of a Tri-Cities, Wash. man who died after being found bloody and unconscious on the floor of an Eastern State Hospital restroom has filed a lawsuit claiming the hospital is at fault. Misael Rodriguez, 43, was involuntarily committed …

Exxon Mobil Seeks to Bar Release of Files in Arkansas Pipeline Case

Exxon Mobil said it shouldn’t have to release any further information on a proposed but abandoned pipeline intended to run alongside the Pegasus pipeline that ruptured in 2013 in central Arkansas. The company is facing a class-action lawsuit by landowners …

Detective Sues Texas City Over Sexual Harassment

An Austin, Texas police detective has sued the city saying she was retaliated against for complaining about sexual harassment while working in a unit that investigated human trafficking. Detective Brenda Bermudez alleges in the lawsuit filed Monday in district court …

Most Popular Insurance Journal Midwest Stories of 2014

The most popular InsuranceJournal.com news stories in the Midwest ranged from groundbreaking lawsuits to research into making people safer from storms. With an understanding that stories appearing later in the year have less time to rise to the top of …

Ohio School District Employees Appeal Ruling in Shooting Lawsuit

Five current or former officials from an Ohio school district are appealing a ruling allowing three school shooting victims’ families to proceed with parts of a lawsuit. The lawsuit by the families and a student injured in the 2012 shooting …