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Reality Star Sues Alaska-Based Reality Show over Safety Claims

A star of the Alaska-based reality series “Life Below Zero” is suing the show’s producers, alleging she was hurt while forced to perform dangerous acts in support of false story lines. The lawsuit against BBC Worldwide Reality Productions and others …

Beyonce Faces $20M Copyright Lawsuit in Louisiana from Youtube Star’s Estate

The estate of a late New Orleans YouTube star has filed a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyonce over the use of his voice in her “Formation” video. The estate of Anthony Barre, who went by the name Messy …

Labor Nominee’s California Company Wins Discrimination Trial Delay

Labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, the controversial business leader expected to undergo a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing next week, will be spared an emotionally weighted and concurrent discrimination trial against the restaurant group he heads. A state court in Orange …

U.S. and New York Accuse Firm of Scamming 9/11 Heroes, NFL Retirees

A company that advances money to people awaiting settlement payouts was accused by New York and federal regulators of scamming sick responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, as well as National Football League retirees with brain injuries. RD Legal …

Former Students at California School Sue over Asbestos Fear

A judge has cleared the way for dozens of former student’s in California’s Central Valley to take their school district to trial over fears that a job-training program exposed them to cancer. Attorney Allen Sawyer said this week he represents …

Transgender Veteran Settles California Suit over Being Denied A Haircut

A Riverside County, Calif. transgender Army veteran has settled a lawsuit against a Rancho Cucamonga barbershop that refused to cut women’s hair. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed. The Press-Enterprise reported that as part of the settlement The …

Oregon Jury Sides With City in Police Dog Attack

An Oregon jury has ruled against a man who sued the city of Salem after he was bitten by a police dog. The Statesman Journal reported John Hillebrand sought $1 million for physical pain, emotional harm and legal fees. Hillebrand …

Group in Oregon City Is Suing Its Carrier over a Fire Payout

The Eugene Civic Alliance in Oregon has sued its insurance carrier for more than $325,000 after the burning of Civic Stadium. The Register-Guard reported that the nonprofit group wants to build a new complex on the former site of the …

Transit Operator in Northern California OKs $1M Settlement

Bay Area Rapid Transit has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the agency of violating waste and hazardous-materials laws. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the transit agency agreed to pay $1.275 million to …

College Fraternity in Oregon Accused of Hazing Slapped with $8M Suit

An $8 million lawsuit against a fraternity at a northwestern Oregon college says a hazing incident resulted in a 20-year-old man losing his right eye. KOIN-TV reports that the lawsuit alleges Kellen Johansen was coerced into drinking alcohol, running naked …