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Alliant Handed Victory over Aon in Third ‘Poaching’ Suit

A jury in Fresno, Calif. has ruled against Aon Corp. in yet another poaching lawsuit that involves the U.K. brokerage and rival Alliant Insurance Services. The jury rejected every claim by Aon levied against Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant and 10 …

California Girl Struck by Car Could Get $15.9M from Suit

A Southern California girl who was struck by a car on her way to school may receive $15.9 million for her medical expenses. The Orange County Register reported that 11-year-old Paulina Perez was hit by the car two years ago …

Fitbit vs. Jawbone Trade Secret Theft Trial in California Moving Forward

Fitbit Inc. is headed toward a trial over claims it stole rival Jawbone Inc.’s trade secrets, after failing to persuade a judge to throw the case out. A California state judge on Friday rejected Fitbit’s argument that the lawsuit is …

New Mexico Lawsuit Challenges County’s Frack Sand Ban

A group of New Mexico property owners has sued Winona County over its ban on industrial mining of silica sand for use in hydraulic fracturing. The Southeast Minnesota Property Owners joined Saratoga Township resident Roger Dabelstein in filing the lawsuit …

Writer Sues Disney in California over Animated Film ‘Zootopia’

A screenwriter and producer has sued Walt Disney Pictures on claiming the studio copied his ideas to create the Oscar-winning animated film “Zootopia.” Gary L. Goldman, whose credits include work on film adaptations of “Total Recall,” “Minority Report” and “Big …

$14M Suit Filed by Former Oregon Boy Scouts Claiming Sex Abuse

Two men have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local branch for $7 million each, claiming they were sexually abused by a former scout leader in Milwaukie in the 1970s. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the lawsuit …

Former County Commissioner in Oregon Counter Sues in Marijuana Case

A former Jackson County commissioner accused in a lawsuit of bilking investors to finance a pot shop has filed a counterclaim. Doug Breidenthal filed the lawsuit contending his professional reputation has been damaged, the Mail Tribune reported. “As a result …

Aon Gains Upper Hand in Non-Compete and Poaching Lawsuit vs. Alliant

A legal battle between two insurance brokerages over whether a former employee violated non-compete agreements and poached numerous employees is not over yet but the brokerage bringing the charges has scored key early victories. The lawsuit brought by U.K.-based Aon …

Man Seeking $5M in Damages from Utah Big Brothers Big Sisters over Sex Abuse

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah organization has been sued by a man who claims the group did not do enough to stop a former mentor from sexually abusing him when he was a boy over a period lasting …

Oregon Bills Intend to Prevent Or Mitigate Oil-Train Disasters

Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide spoke out this week in support of two Oregon bills that aim to prevent, or at least mitigate, an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River. One bill would require …