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Utah Comic Con Granted Trademark Amid Legal Battle

The organizers of a Utah comic-book convention have been granted a trademark for Salt Lake Comic Con amid a legal battle with the country’s biggest such event in San Diego. Salt Lake City co-founder Bryan Brandenburg said the trademark announced …

Oregon Cyclist Sues 2 Drivers in Injury Accident

A Portland, Ore. bicyclist is suing not only the pickup driver who hit her and shattered bones across her body, but also a second driver she says gave the truck the OK to turn. The Oregonian reported that Cynthia Lewellen …

Montana Man Who Killed Student Settles Suit, Includes Insurance Money

A man who is serving a 70-year prison sentence for killing a German exchange student in his garage has settled a lawsuit filed by the victim’s family, in part by surrendering all his guns to the boy’s parents. Markus Kaarma …

Jardine Lloyd Sues Rival Howden Over Mass Resignation in Singapore

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc sued Howden Insurance Brokers in a bid to thwart plans by the rival to poach 17 of its Singapore staff. The broking arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, headhunter Huntington Search Partners Pte, JLT Singapore Managing Director Goh Chye Huat …

Another Former Employee at Daimler in Oregon Files Discrimination Suit

Another man who used to work for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Ore. has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company. The Oregonian newspaper reported 40-year-old Ricky Pang filed a $250,000 lawsuit on Tuesday saying he was mistreated because …

Jury Awards $10M to Family of Teen Who Died at California Facility

The family of a teenage boy who died at a Mission Viejo care facility has been awarded more than $10 million for damages relating to the boy’s death. The Orange County Register reported that 15-year-old Kevin Barr died at a …

California Judge Orders Kaiser to Broaden Reconstructive Surgery Coverage

A California judge has ruled that Kaiser Permanente cannot systematically classify removal of excess skin following bariatric weight loss surgery as a cosmetic procedure after a trial in a class action case. The trial began in March. The judge did …

$3.7M Award for California Rite Aid Manager in Robbery Injury Suit

A jury has awarded $3.7 million to the former manager of a Los Angeles Rite Aid store, who claimed supervisors harassed him after he hurt himself trying to stop a robbery. City News Service says the ruling came last week in …

Judge in California Says Uber Must Face Taxi Suit over Safety Claims

Uber Technologies Inc. lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit over its claims to being safer than taxis. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco on Friday allowed the case to proceed, finding that the app-based ridesharing service has advertised …

Washington Worker’s Family Sues Over Fatal Boeing 777 Air Bag

The family of a Washington man who was fatally injured while he was working on a seat belt air bag replacement that inflated explosively is suing Boeing Co. and a supplier. The lawsuit filed in July in King County Superior …