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Parents of Missouri Teen Killed by Police Sue City of Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., was sued by the family of an unarmed black teenager whose fatal shooting by a police officer triggered nationwide protests, while subsequent deaths at the hands of police fueled a national debate about how law enforcement treats minorities. …

2 Former Women’s Basketball Players Sue Utah College

Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players are accusing the Utah college of racial, sexual and religious discrimination in a federal lawsuit. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reported the two ex-players accuse former women’s basketball coach Catherria Turner …

Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California

A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious after the flight from Oakland …

Louisiana State Employees File Lawsuit over Changes to Insurance Program

A group of state employees and retirees is asking a judge to reverse changes made to their insurance program, which cost many workers more out-of-pocket for lessened benefits. The lawsuit, announced on April 22, was filed in state district court …

Teacher Scared by Gunman in Drill Sues Oregon District for PTSD

A former grade school teacher in eastern Oregon says she was so scared when a man burst into her classroom and pulled the trigger on the pistol he pointed at her face that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and …

FedEx Faces California Suits After Trucks Kill Nearby Drivers

Two lawsuits have been filed against FedEx Ground Package Systems claiming the shipping giant substantially contributed to the deaths of Cheyenne residents. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the families of two people who died in a head-on collision on …

Settlement Talks Continue in Arizona Wildfire Wrongful Death Case

Parties in a wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire say they need more time to discuss a settlement. Lawyers for the sides told a U.S. District Court judge on Friday that they’re working in good faith to …

Arkansas Plaintiffs Want Order Dismissing Exxon Oil-Spill Lawsuit Vacated

Plaintiffs are urging a federal judge in Little Rock, Ark., to vacate his order dismissing a class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil, claiming the oil giant suppressed evidence in the case. The lawsuit, filed over a 2013 oil spill in a …

Ex-Daimler Engineer Files $2 Million Discrimination Suit in Oregon

An Egyptian-born engineer is the latest worker to sue Portland, Ore.-based Daimler Trucks North America. The Oregonian reported the former employee seeks $2 million, alleging his supervisor often called him “bin Laden” and suggested he was a member of al-Qaida …

San Diego State U Student Suspended for Assault Sues School

A San Diego State University student suspended following a sexual assault accusation has sued the school over the way it is handling the investigation. The U-T San Diego newspaper reported Tuesday that an attorney for Francisco Sousa says his client …