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First Louisiana Flood Board Oil Suit Settlement Earmarked for Coast

Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board’s lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East voted to establish …

Texas Man Claims Medical Errors Led to Leg Amputations

A Texas man intending to undergo a weight-loss operation is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical blunders that led to the amputation of both his legs at the knee. Carlos Saucedo has …

Insurer Seeks Pass on Liability in Missing Nebraska Student Lawsuit

Nebraska’s insurance company is asking a judge to declare that it has no duty to pay any award made against the Nebraska State Colleges Board of Trustees in a lawsuit over the 2010 disappearance of a Peru State College student …

Arizona Joins Wave Suits in $3 Billion GM Ignition-Switch Fraud

Arizona became the first state to join the wave of litigation against General Motors Co. over faulty ignition switches, claiming the company misled consumers about the safety of its cars and defrauded them of $3 billion. Arizona Attorney General Tom …

Oregon School District Named in Sexual Assault Suit

A federal lawsuit seeks $5 million from the Lincoln County, Ore. school district, alleging that district officials failed to protect a developmentally disabled boy from being sexually assaulted by a classmate on campus. The Register-Guard reported the lawsuit was filed …

Estate of Oregon Keeper Killed By Cougar Sues Sanctuary

The estate of a young woman who was mauled to death by a cougar while working at a wild-cat sanctuary in suburban Portland, Ore. is suing the sanctuary and its owners. The lawsuit against WildCat Haven and owners Michael and …

Utah Settles Colorado Trademark Suit by Changing Ski Slogan

Salt Lake City tourism officials and a Colorado ski resort have settled a legal fight over a marketing slogan targeted to tourists in the lucrative winter sports industry. Utah marketers dropped “USA” from their new Ski City advertising campaign a …

Michigan Court: Agents May Not Be ‘Professionals’ Under Malpractice Definition

Is an insurance agent a “professional” when it comes to whether or not he or she may be charged with malpractice? Not necessarily, a Michigan state appeals court has said. The Michigan Court of Appeals made that determination in a …

Monsanto Settles Farmer Suits Over Oregon Experimental GMO Wheat

Monsanto Co. said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon. Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” wheat, which was never …

California County to Pay $3M in Jail Heroin-Withdrawal Case

A California jury has determined that San Diego County will have to pay $3 million to the parents of a heroin-addicted man who died of an asthma attack while detoxing in jail. The parents of Daniel Sisson sued the Sheriff’s …