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Former Texan Who Got Sick on Ice Cream Sues Blue Bell Alleging Negligence

An ex-Houston , Texas resident who says he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating Blue Bell ice cream has sued the company. David Philip Shockley seeks unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit filed in Austin. Texas-based Blue Bell in April recalled …

Idaho Woman Sues Red Robin, Alleging Her Firing Was For Opposing Racism

A northern Idaho woman is suing the national restaurant chain Red Robin in federal court because she says she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices. Stacie Ward of Post Falls filed the whistleblower lawsuit on Tuesday, contending that …

Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Sued by Reno Contractor For $6M

SMC Construction of Reno, Nev. is suing the owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe for failing to pay more than $6 million for work to finish the property before its Jan. 28 grand opening. The Reno …

Family of Boy Who Died at Michigan Farm Reaches $100K Settlement

A $100,000 settlement has been reached in a federal wrongful death lawsuit by the family of one of two young people who died in 2010 after falling into a tank at a Barry County dairy farm. The Grand Rapids Press …

$1.25M Settlement Reached by Chicago Archdiocese, Abuse Victim

An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest. Plaintiff’s attorney Eugene Hollander announced Monday the settlement was reached over the weekend. The …

Illinois Court Urged by Philip Morris to Toss $10B Smokers’ Verdict

A $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA over misleading consumers about the safety of “light” cigarettes should be overturned, lawyers for the company argued in the Illinois Supreme Court. The award was first made in 2003 for a class …

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Class Action Members Owed $1,640

The Louisiana state treasurer is holding money for more than 4,500 people who participated in a class action lawsuit against the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Treasurer John Kennedy says in a news release that most class action members are owed …

Johnson & Johnson Will Pay $7.8M to Settle Arkansas Lawsuit

Court filings show pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle a lawsuit over how the company marketed an antipsychotic drug to Arkansas doctors. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported $2 million will go to a Texas …

Montana Bank and Insurer Sue Over Who Pays $24.5M Verdict

First Interstate Bank and its insurer are suing each other over who gets to pay a defunct Missoula, Mont. logging company its $24.5 million verdict upheld by a state judge in April. The Missoulian reported Kelly Logging Inc. went out …

Northern California Children’s Home Hit With Abuse Lawsuit

A group of former foster children alleging abuses at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home in Northern California dating back to 20 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the facility. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in …