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Texas State Senator Sues Cowboys Player over Allegedly Trashed House

Dez Bryant faces a lawsuit from his former landlord over allegations of more than $60,000 in damages to a house that the Dallas Cowboys receiver leased. The civil suit was filed last week by Texas state Sen. Royce West, an …

Oregon Teen Disfigured During School Trip to Costa Rica Sues For $20M

An Oregon teenager who was disfigured during a school trip in Costa Rica has filed a $20.8 million lawsuit against his former high school. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Joseph Christopher Johnson filed the suit earlier this week against Salem Academy, …

Michigan AG Sues 2 Engineering Companies over Flint Water Problems

Michigan’s attorney general filed a civil lawsuit on June 22 against two water engineering companies, saying they caused and exacerbated Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis and demanding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Attorney General Bill Schuette sued Veolia North …

Abuse Survivors in New Mexico Approve Diocese Settlement

Victims of clergy sexual abuse have approved of a plan for the Gallup Diocese in New Mexico to dole out millions of dollars in compensation. The Albuquerque Journal reported that an attorney for 57 abuse survivors told a federal judge …

Foo Fighters Suing Lloyd’s in California over Concert Canceled after Paris Attacks

The Foo Fighters are suing insurers for failing to reimburse them for European shows they cancelled following the Paris terrorist attacks in November. The suit, filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles against underwriters with Lloyd’s of London and loss adjuster …

Trial Begins over 2012 Fire, Explosion that Killed 3 Off Louisiana Coast

Jury selection began on June 20 for what’s expected to be a lengthy and complex trial arising from lawsuits over an offshore oil platform explosion and fire that killed three workers off Louisiana’s coast in November 2012. The case combines nine …

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Insurer Breached Contract: Judge

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival can go to trial or pursue a settlement under a judge’s ruling that an insurer should have covered damage and cancellations related to wildfire smoke. The Mail Tribune reported Judge Mark Clarke dismissed the festival’s claim …

Oregon Glass Company Sued by Woman with Lung Cancer

A 63-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against a Portland, Ore. glass company, saying it caused her terminal lung cancer. Valerie Silva filed the lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court. Documents say she lives in Washington but works at a …

Former New Mexico County Manager Files Suit after Being Axed for 3rd DWI

A former top western New Mexico county official fired after her third drunken driving arrest just two days into her new job has filed a lawsuit. An attorney for former interim Cibola County manager Rheganne (RAY’-gun) Vaughn says in court …

Judge Says Suit Against Louisiana’s Office of Group Benefits Can Advance

A Baton Rouge state judge has ruled that a lawsuit that claims the Jindal administration mismanaged the state health insurance program and illegally implemented changes to it can move forward. Six retired state employees allege the state Office of Group …