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Students Sue University of California Over Sex Assault Claims

Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students sued the school on Monday, accusing administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and hand out punishment. The three women said the administrators mishandled their claims, failed …

Suit in Deaths Of 19 Firefighters Settled by Families, Arizona

The state of Arizona has settled a lawsuit brought by a dozen families who lost loved ones when a Hotshot firefighting crew was overcome by a wildfire near the small community of Yarnell. The settlement announced by state Attorney General …

Oregon Suit Seeks Homeowners Insurance for Disabled Owners of Pit Bulls

People with disabilities shouldn’t be turned down for homeowners insurance just because they have pit bulls for service dogs, a federal court lawsuit filed in Oregon says. Undercover testers who told an insurance company they had disabilities and used pit …

$40M Jury Award in Suit Over California TGI Friday’s Killing

A Southern California jury awarded $40 million to the parents of a man who was stabbed to death in a TGI Friday’s restaurant. The panel found that the restaurant’s operator was 55 percent responsible for the January 2009 death at …

Oregon Man Injured by Leftover Acupuncture Needle Sues for $3M

A Portland, Ore. man has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $3 million from an acupuncturist he says left two needles in his skin, including one that later broke off and became embedded in his groin. The lawsuit says acupuncturist …

Small Arkansas Town Sued over ‘Money Making’ Traffic Stops

The tiny town of Concord, Ark., is facing a federal civil-rights lawsuit from drivers who say they were pulled over as part of a money making ploy by police. suit claims that “over a period of several years, literally hundreds …

McCormick Sued by Rival over Amount of Pepper in Tins

A dust-up over pepper has landed in federal court in Minneapolis. A small Minnesota producer, Watkins Inc., filed a lawsuit against giant spice maker McCormick & Co., claiming it has misled consumers by secretly cutting the amount of pepper in …

Wyoming Refinery Owner Sues Blaming $135M Fire on Faulty Valve

A lawsuit filed by the owner of a Wyoming refinery alleges six companies played roles in the installation of a valve that failed, causing a fire and $135 million in damage to the plant. Nobody was hurt in the fire …

Student Sues Montana University Over ‘Negligent’ Sex Offender Hire

A former student is suing Montana State University for hiring a convicted sex offender as a music professor, saying the school’s negligence allowed Shuichi Komiyama to manipulate and rape her. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that the judge has not …

Women Impaled by Coffee Presses Sue Companies in Oregon

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two women who say their hands were impaled while using Bodum-brand coffee presses. According to the suit, Vanessa Dittenhofer and Julie Jenkerson bought the presses in 2013 while visiting Starbucks locations in …