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J&J Faces 1K More Talc-Cancer Suits After Verdict for South Dakota Woman

Johnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the second such trial loss this year. J&J is accused in more than 1,000 lawsuits in …

Idaho Women Sue Doctor over Counterfeit Implant Claim

Four women are suing a southern Idaho doctor because they say they were given counterfeit breast implants and knock-off Botox without their knowledge. The women filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on last week, contending that Dr. Temp Patterson, …

Utah Doghouse Highway Death Results in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A northern Utah woman whose husband and 4-year-old daughter were killed when a doghouse fell out of a man’s truck and caused a highway pileup has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Alyssa Chambers filed the suit last week seeking $300,000 …

Trial Underway in Montana Lawsuit over Man’s Skateboarding Death

A trial is underway in a lawsuit over whether the city of Columbia Falls in Montana is responsible for a man’s death in a skateboarding accident on a subdivision trail system. The Daily Inter Lake reported Sara Kent sued the …

Oregon Women Sue Kaiser Over Ex-Nurse Facing Sex Abuse Charges

Two Oregon women who claim they were sexually abused by a nurse at a Beaverton clinic have filed a $1 million lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente over claims of negligence. The Oregonian reported the suit filed this week claims Kaiser failed to …

$17M Award in Asbestos Death of Navy Civilian Employee in Arizona

A federal jury in Phoenix, Ariz. on Friday awarded $17 million in damages to the family of a retired civilian employee of the U.S. Navy who died from the fatal asbestos disease mesothelioma after working for years in the Norfolk …

Former Southern California Fire Official Gets $704K in Age Discrimination Suit

A jury has awarded $704,000 to a former division chief for the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District who alleged in a lawsuit he was fired due to his age. The Sun newspaper reported that the 62-year-old George Corley was …

Wal-Mart Settles Utah Suit Over Firing of Disarming Workers

A group of former Wal-Mart workers in Utah who said the company violated their right to self-defense by firing them for disarming suspected shoplifters has settled their lawsuit against the mega-chain. The workers argued that Wal-Mart’s policy barring workers from …

California Uber Drivers Seeking $1B Bounty Claim as Trial Draws Near

Uber Technologies Inc. drivers suing to be treated like employees are trying to add $1 billion in penalties under California’s unique “bounty hunter” statute as they prepare for trial in June. About 240,000 current and former Uber drivers in California …

Montana Man Sued for Wrongful Death after Shooting Home Intruder

Representatives of a man shot and killed after he broke into a Helena, Mont. home have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the shooter. The Independent Record reported that the suit filed on behalf of the estate of Henry Thomas …