Insurance Journal » lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:28:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Gender Discrimination Lawsuit in Silicon Valley Goes To Jury http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/26/362267.htm Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:41:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362267 Jurors began deliberating this week in a gender bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley after hearing an impassioned plea urging them to send a strong message to the venture capital industry. During closing …

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Suit: Vegas Strip Casinos Hid Resort Fees http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/26/362190.htm Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:38:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362190 A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties. The lawsuit filed earlier this month said Benjamin Brin …

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Lawsuit Over Oregon Crab Fisherman’s Death Settled http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361861.htm Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:24:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361861 A lawsuit filed in the death of a man who drowned when a fishing vessel sank nearly three years ago has been settled. The Oregonian newspaper reported the estate of David Terris sued the owner of the commercial fishing boat …

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Vince Neil Files Suit in Las Vegas Against Social Media Consultant http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/23/361704.htm Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:48:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361704 Rock ‘n’ roller Vince Neil is taking a fight over his Internet persona to state court in Las Vegas, with a lawsuit accusing an Oregon social media consultant of refusing to give him control of his Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. …

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Facebook Sued by California Woman Discrimination, Harassment http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/23/361699.htm Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:44:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361699 A former Facebook employee is suing the company on allegations that she was discriminated against, harassed and belittled during her brief employment there. Chia Hong filed the lawsuit this week in a San Francisco Bay Area superior court, the Los …

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Judge In California Gender Bias Case Oks Punitive Damages http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/23/361697.htm Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:41:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361697 A judge in a high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit will allow a former partner at venture firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers to seek punitive damages, adding to the potential pricetag for the firm if it loses the case. In his …

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Colorado Senate Passes Condo Builder Liability Measure http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/20/361408.htm Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:35:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361408 A bill to make it harder to sue condominium builders has cleared its first hurdle in the Colorado Legislature. The measure would make it harder to sue builders of single and multifamily homes for defective construction. It would require that …

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New Mexico Jury Awards $12M Against Condo Association For Shooting Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/20/361406.htm Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:32:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361406 The family of a man killed in an Albuquerque, N.M.-area housing complex by a stray bullet that went through his door has won a $12 million judgment against a condominium association and a property management firm. KRQE-TV reported that a …

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California Judge Tosses Pyramid-Scheme Suit Against Herbalife http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/20/361402.htm Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:27:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361402 A California judge dismissed a lawsuit by Herbalife shareholders who claimed that the business structure and marketing practices of the weight loss and nutritional supplements company violated the law and that they lost money because it amounts to a pyramid …

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California Trial in Kaiser Plastic Surgery Coverage Starts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/17/360828.htm Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:11:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360828 A trial in a class action lawsuit over Kaiser Permanente refusal to cover the removal of excess skin for nearly 10,000 patients who underwent weight loss surgery began this week in a California Superior Court in Alameda County. The Courtroom View …

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Parents Awarded $1.5M in Oklahoma Teen Drunk Driving Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/16/360638.htm Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:30:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360638 Parents of a 17-year-old Oklahoman who was killed in a traffic accident in 2012 have been awarded $1.5 million in a civil case settlement. The Oklahoman reports that Donna and Duane Kerns have settled with Woodshed Liquor Store, which sold …

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Insurer Sues Owners of Iowa Building Ravaged by Fire http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/03/16/360626.htm Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:16:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360626 An insurance company that owns structures next to a downtown Younkers, Iowa, building ravaged by a massive fire last year has a filed a lawsuit against the building’s owners and the companies responsible for its renovation. In the lawsuit, EMC Insurance …

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Lawsuit Accuses California Tribe of Squandering Casino’s Millions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/16/360614.htm Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:47:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360614 One faction of an Indian tribe has accused another in a lawsuit of squandering millions of dollars in profits from a Northern California casino to lead lavish lifestyles. In the federal suit filed Tuesday, tribe members who lost control of …

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Woman in California Suit Misrepresented Firing, Says Attorney http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/16/360612.htm Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:45:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360612 The woman suing a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm for alleged gender discrimination accepted a generous severance package that gave her a salary, access to her company email and kept her biography on the company website. Yet she immediately …

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California Suit: Lyft Cheated New Drivers Out of $1K Bonuses http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/16/360610.htm Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:42:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360610 The Lyft ridesharing company took new drivers for a ride by cheating them out of promised $1,000 bonuses, according to a federal lawsuit . Hundreds of drivers lost a total of at least $5 million worth of bonuses that were …

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Lloyd’s Suit, Upcoming NFL Draft Shine Light on Sports Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/13/360512.htm Fri, 13 Mar 2015 23:38:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360512 As the 2015 National Football League draft approaches, a lawsuit against Lloyd’s of London by former University of Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee has placed a spotlight on sports disability insurance. Insurance agents say lawsuits in this high-profile sports …

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Columbia Sportswear in Oregon Awarded $3.3M in Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/13/360491.htm Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:28:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360491 A federal judge awarded Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Sportswear $3.3 million in its lawsuit against a company that allegedly supplied faulty components for Columbia’s electrically heated jackets. The Oregonian reported that Magistrate Judge Paul Papak issued the default judgment this week …

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2 Passengers Injured in California Train-Truck Crash Sue http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/13/360484.htm Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:23:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360484 Two women who were among dozens of passengers hurt when a commuter train struck a pickup truck abandoned on Southern California railroad tracks are suing the truck’s driver and his employer. The lawsuits were filed Wednesday in Ventura County Superior …

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Woman in California Discrimination Suit to be Questioned by Jury http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/13/360475.htm Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:13:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360475 Jurors will have an opportunity to pose their own questions today to the ex-partner who filed a sexual discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which could reveal their impressions in the third week of trial. Ellen Pao has …

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Family Sues Tangipahoa Parish Jail over Inmate’s Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/12/360315.htm Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:53:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360315 The parents of a Louisiana prisoner who died in custody at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail last year has filed a wrongful death suit. The Advocate reports the lawsuit alleges the jail staff failed to monitor the health of Keith Joseph …

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Attorneys Want More Time to Resolve Case in Arizona Firefighter Deaths http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/12/360289.htm Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:19:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360289 Attorneys in a lawsuit stemming from the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona say they need more time to try to negotiate a settlement with the state. They asked a federal judge Monday to put the case on hold for …

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Oregon School District Sued by Women Over Alleged 1969 Abuse http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/09/359855.htm Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:23:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359855 Three women who say they were sexually abused by a sixth-grade teacher 45 years ago have sued the Oregon school district that employed him. The federal lawsuit also lists the teacher as a defendant. The complaint says the man lives …

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Suit Filed Against Jewish Cemetery in California For Throwing Out Remains http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/09/359850.htm Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:20:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359850 One of the nation’s largest Jewish cemeteries and the resting place of notables including Groucho Marx has been sued for allegedly breaking vaults to make room for more graves and throwing out human bones in a pile. More than 60 …

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Settlement Reached in Deadly California Lexus Crash http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/05/359579.htm Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:28:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359579 Parents of a family that died when their Lexus sped up and crashed on a San Diego County, Calif. freeway have settled a lawsuit against the former car dealer. California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, brother-in-law and 13-year-old …

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Lawsuit Says Oregon Woman’s Brain Tumor Sample For Biopsy Lost http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/05/359575.htm Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:27:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359575 An Oregon woman has sued a Portland hospital for $900,000, alleging that a brain tumor sample set aside for biopsy has been lost, leaving her uncertain about whether the tumor was cancerous. Catherine Stewart is seeking $100,000 in economic damages …

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California Sues Glass Company Over Hazardous Waste in Wine Bottles http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/04/359329.htm Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:11:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359329 California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control says it is suing a glass company for violating recycling laws after it added hazardous waste dust to wine bottles made at its Modesto plant. The department said Monday Gallo Glass Co. failed to …

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Family of Oregon Worker Killed in Blender Sues Meat Distributor http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/04/359324.htm Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:08:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359324 The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million. The Oregonian reported that the lawsuit filed last week in …

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Exxon Hit with Lawsuit in Louisiana over Denied Tainted Fuel Claims http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/03/359147.htm Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:20:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359147 ExxonMobil has paid more than $4.6 million to nearly 2,900 motorists impacted by the company’s production of more than 5 million gallons of tainted fuel distributed in the Baton Rouge area in March 2014. “ExxonMobil proactively honored all valid claims …

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Lawsuit in 2011 Nevada Gold Mine Death Settled http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/03/359127.htm Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:52:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359127 A lawyer for the Utah family of a contract worker at a Nevada gold mine that paid more than $100,000 in U.S. safety fines after he was killed there in 2011 says they’ve settled a wrongful death suit with Newmont …

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Ohio Sues BP for $33M Over Tank Leak Cleanup Costs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/03/02/359050.htm Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:47:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359050 BP Plc double dipped by taking a total of more than $33 million from an Ohio compensation fund and insurers to clean up leaks from underground storage tanks, according to the state’s attorney general. Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio’s …

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