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Federal Suit Filed Against California Lawmaker, Aide in Fatal DUI

The parents of a Santa Barbara woman who was fatally struck by a congresswoman’s aide filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps and the U.S. government. The wrongful death suit filed by Matt and Raeona Dies’ …

Monster Involved in Insurer-Funded Settlement in California

Corona, Calif.-based Monster Beverage Corp. has agreed to settlement an ongoing securities class action lawsuit against the company and two of its officers in federal district court in Los Angeles. The settlement, reportedly worth $16.25 million, is pending court approval. The suit was …

Pit Bull Owners Sue Louisiana Town over Breed Ban

A New Llano, La., couple filed suit against the town in federal court, claiming the town’s ban on pit bulls and pit-bull-like breeds violates dog owners’ equal protection, property and due process rights. The American Press reports Christine and Victor …

Timber Company Sues Over Idaho Wildfire

Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they’re responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reported the …

Out of Prison, Michigan Man Files Suit Over Wrongful Arson Verdict

A man who spent five years in prison for a wrongful arson conviction has sued a northern Michigan county, three sheriff’s deputies and a state trooper. Forty-year-old Victor Caminata was convicted in 2008 of burning a house in Wexford County’s …

Oregon Lawsuit Over Translation That Sent Medics To Wrong Spot

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in Portland, Ore. alleges that a 911 Spanish language interpreter botched the translation of an address, sending medics to the wrong place after a caller reported that a young woman could not breathe. The Oregonian …

Rescission Decision Averts $43M in Damages in California Case

Attorneys representing Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. averting what could have been a $43 million payout in damages this week characterized the California court case a cautionary tale for insurers. The case is Heide Kurtz v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., et al., and …

Dog Attack Prompts Oregon Mail Carrier Suit

An Oregon postal worker seeks more than $180,000 in a lawsuit filed against the owner of a dog that allegedly attacked her. The Register-Guard newspaper reported that Kristin Joachim’s suit was filed in Lane County Circuit Court. The court document …

Hawaii License Suit Not Inclined To Be Dismissed By Judge

A federal judge is not inclined to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those with limited English skills by making it difficult for them to obtain a driver’s license. U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway said in court documents …

Ohio Fracking Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed

A couple who sued to try to stop shale gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory this week as a judge ruled their lawsuit can proceed. The Franklin County judge ruled that the Guernsey …