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Suit over Woman Shot by University of Arizona Officer Revived

A federal appeals court has resurrected an excessive-force lawsuit by a woman who was shot by a University of Arizona police officer six year ago as she held a knife in her hand outside her home. Amy Hughes had lost …

Residents in Northern California’s Bay Area Sue over Drought Rules

A group of multimillionaire residents of the San Francisco Bay Area have filed a lawsuit against their town claiming drought rules and penalties intended to keep people from over-watering their lawns are illegal. The East Bay Times reported that nine …

Lawsuit Alleges Inaction by Kansas State Officials Led to Another Rape

A female student contends in a court filing that Kansas State University’s failure to investigate the rape of another woman allowed the same alleged assailant to sexually assault her. The accusations were levied in court documents seeking to add the …

Nebraska County to Challenge Insurers Over Coverage for $28M Lawsuit

Nebraska’s Gage County will challenge its insurers’ decision not to cover it for a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people who were wrongfully convicted of murder. KWBE reports that the county board approved hiring a law firm to fight …

Lawmaker in Montana Files Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit against His Company

A Republican state lawmaker has filed a wrongful discharge lawsuit alleging his refusal to support certain bills during the 2015 Legislature got him fired from a sales job he’d held for more than 15 years. Rep. Randy Pinocci’s Nov. 14 …

Ohio Police Officers Raid Wrong House, Couple Sues

An Ohio couple has sued police after officers raided their home only to say later that they had the wrong suspect. The lawsuit says officers from the Orwell police department along with county sheriff deputies illegally raided the home two …

Oregon Mill Worker Sues Company for Hostile Work Environment

A millwright with Roseburg Forest Products in Oregon has accused his employer of creating a hostile work environment after he complained about facing anti-gay slurs and other harassment form co-workers. The Register-Guard reported that Travis Robinette last week filed a …

Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters Settle Suit over Trademark Infringement

The Navajo Nation and Urban Outfitters Inc. have reached a settlement in the tribe’s 2012 trademark infringement lawsuit against the clothing retailer. The Farmington Daily Times reported that terms of the settlement signed Monday by a federal judge are confidential. …

Carl’s Jr. Files Trademark Suit against Utah’s Apollo Burger

Carl’s Jr. is suing Utah-based chain Apollo Burger, accusing the restaurants of knowingly copying its trademarked Western Bacon Cheeseburger. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Salt Lake City claims Apollo Burger was selling a cheeseburger with the same …

Alaska Jury Deadlocked in Family’s Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company

After more than three weeks, a Bethel Superior Court jury cannot decide whether or not a tobacco company misled an Alaska man about the harmful effects of smoking. KYUK-AM reported jury foreman Robert Sundown says jurors deadlocked over whether Philip …