Insurance Journal » lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:41:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Kansas Gun Dealer Settles for $132K in Weapon Sell to Felon http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/07/06/374160.htm Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:09:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374160 Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child’s mother, according to lawyers in the case. The negligence …

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Ohio Court Rules Parents of Firefighter Can Continue With Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/07/06/374152.htm Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:05:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374152 An Ohio court says the parents of a firefighter killed seven years ago can sue the maker of an emergency radio and the homeowners growing marijuana in the basement where a fire started. Colerain Township Fire Department Captain Robin Broxterman …

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Washington Worker’s Family Sues Over Fatal Boeing 777 Air Bag http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/06/374137.htm Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:49:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374137 The family of a Washington man who was fatally injured while he was working on a seat belt air bag replacement that inflated explosively is suing Boeing Co. and a supplier. The lawsuit filed last week in King County Superior Court …

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Bill in California Responds to Cheerleader Lawsuits http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/02/374012.htm Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:40:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374012 They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage. …

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Students Sue University of California Over Sex Assault Claims http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/01/373681.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:41:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373681 Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students sued the school on Monday, accusing administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and hand out punishment. The three women said the administrators mishandled their claims, failed …

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Suit in Deaths Of 19 Firefighters Settled by Families, Arizona http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/01/373677.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:38:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373677 The state of Arizona has settled a lawsuit brought by a dozen families who lost loved ones when a Hotshot firefighting crew was overcome by a wildfire near the small community of Yarnell. The settlement announced by state Attorney General …

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Oregon Suit Seeks Homeowners Insurance for Disabled Owners of Pit Bulls http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/23/372695.htm Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:37:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=372695 People with disabilities shouldn’t be turned down for homeowners insurance just because they have pit bulls for service dogs, a federal court lawsuit filed in Oregon says. Undercover testers who told an insurance company they had disabilities and used pit …

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$40M Jury Award in Suit Over California TGI Friday’s Killing http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/22/372551.htm Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:30:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=372551 A Southern California jury awarded $40 million to the parents of a man who was stabbed to death in a TGI Friday’s restaurant. The panel found that the restaurant’s operator was 55 percent responsible for the January 2009 death at …

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Oregon Man Injured by Leftover Acupuncture Needle Sues for $3M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/17/372099.htm Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:01:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=372099 A Portland, Ore. man has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $3 million from an acupuncturist he says left two needles in his skin, including one that later broke off and became embedded in his groin. The lawsuit says acupuncturist …

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Small Arkansas Town Sued over ‘Money Making’ Traffic Stops http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/06/15/371872.htm Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=371872 The tiny town of Concord, Ark., is facing a federal civil-rights lawsuit from drivers who say they were pulled over as part of a money making ploy by police. suit claims that “over a period of several years, literally hundreds …

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McCormick Sued by Rival over Amount of Pepper in Tins http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/06/12/371661.htm Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:40:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=371661 A dust-up over pepper has landed in federal court in Minneapolis. A small Minnesota producer, Watkins Inc., filed a lawsuit against giant spice maker McCormick & Co., claiming it has misled consumers by secretly cutting the amount of pepper in …

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Wyoming Refinery Owner Sues Blaming $135M Fire on Faulty Valve http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/11/371439.htm Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:16:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=371439 A lawsuit filed by the owner of a Wyoming refinery alleges six companies played roles in the installation of a valve that failed, causing a fire and $135 million in damage to the plant. Nobody was hurt in the fire …

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Student Sues Montana University Over ‘Negligent’ Sex Offender Hire http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/09/370969.htm Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:39:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370969 A former student is suing Montana State University for hiring a convicted sex offender as a music professor, saying the school’s negligence allowed Shuichi Komiyama to manipulate and rape her. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that the judge has not …

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Women Impaled by Coffee Presses Sue Companies in Oregon http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/08/370827.htm Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:48:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370827 A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two women who say their hands were impaled while using Bodum-brand coffee presses. According to the suit, Vanessa Dittenhofer and Julie Jenkerson bought the presses in 2013 while visiting Starbucks locations in …

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Oregon Woman Hit by Errant Golf Ball Sues Course http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/08/370823.htm Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:41:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370823 A California woman and her husband seek $900,000 in a lawsuit alleging she suffered serious injuries when struck by an errant golf ball while visiting the Oregon coast two summers ago. The suit filed last week in Portland says Joan Eckerstrom …

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Former Railway Workers File Asbestos Suit Against BNSF in Oregon http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/05/370684.htm Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:01:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370684 Three former employees have sued BNSF Railway, claiming they suffer from lung disease caused by job-related exposure to asbestos. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Portland, Ore. says the men had to work with and around items that contained asbestos while …

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Widow of Man Run Over by Suge Knight Files Suit in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/05/370669.htm Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:56:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370669 The widow of a man who died when he was run over by a pickup truck driven by Marion “Suge” Knight has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former rap music mogul and key figures involved in the upcoming …

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Ohio Settles with Road Salt Companies for $11.5M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/06/04/370542.htm Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:32:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370542 Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio has reached an $11.5 million settlement with two rock salt producers who officials say conspired to drive up salt prices paid by the state and its local governments. The settlement dismisses a lawsuit filed …

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Oregon Husband of Pregnant Woman Killed in Crash Sues For $18M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/04/370528.htm Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:52:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370528 The husband and the son of a pregnant woman who died in a rollover crash seek up to $18 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against three businesses, including the maker of a tire that blew during an Oregon …

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Woman Who Lost Silicon Valley Sex Suit Appealing Verdict http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/03/370385.htm Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:24:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370385 A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal of a jury verdict against her. Alan Exelrod, an attorney for plaintiff Ellen Pao, filed the two-page notice …

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Lawyer for Defunct Nebraska Insurance Agency Fined $15K http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/06/02/370273.htm Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370273 A Nebraska judge has ordered a lawyer to pay $15,000 for filing frivolous motions in a long-running lawsuit dispute over a defunct insurance company’s assets. The case that dates back to 1998 is far from over because that lawyer, Bill …

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Court Order Puts Texas Remote Medical Treatment Rule on Hold http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/06/01/370137.htm Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:12:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370137 Patients in Texas can continue to receive remote diagnoses and treatment after telemedicine company Teladoc Inc. won a preliminary court order blocking a new state rule requiring doctors to meet patients first. The ruling in Austin federal court on May …

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California Man Who Lost Eye to Taser Sues Police For $25M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/01/370060.htm Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:30:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370060 A 31-year-old man has filed a $25 million lawsuit against a California police department, saying he lost his left eye after Fairfield police used a Taser gun on him. Jerome Hill stated in his complaint that police hit him in …

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Former New Mexico Teacher Files Suit Over Her 2012 Firing http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/27/369537.htm Wed, 27 May 2015 15:50:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369537 A former Rio Rancho, N.M. teacher says in a lawsuit that she was fired as a result of her involvement with a union and her outspoken criticism of school district officials. The Albuquerque Journal reported that school officials countered that …

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Wyoming Couple Sues Vapor Cigarette Dealer Over Injuries http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/27/369534.htm Wed, 27 May 2015 15:48:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369534 A Casper, Wyo. couple is suing a local vapor cigarette company, saying the battery in one of the devices exploded and caused injuries. The lawsuit filed by Joshua and Allison Seel says Joshua suffered burns to his leg and genitals …

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Former Texan Who Got Sick on Ice Cream Sues Blue Bell Alleging Negligence http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/05/21/369009.htm Thu, 21 May 2015 15:56:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369009 An ex-Houston , Texas resident who says he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating Blue Bell ice cream has sued the company. David Philip Shockley seeks unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit filed in Austin. Texas-based Blue Bell in April recalled …

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Idaho Woman Sues Red Robin, Alleging Her Firing Was For Opposing Racism http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/21/369005.htm Thu, 21 May 2015 15:44:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369005 A northern Idaho woman is suing the national restaurant chain Red Robin in federal court because she says she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices. Stacie Ward of Post Falls filed the whistleblower lawsuit on Tuesday, contending that …

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Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Sued by Reno Contractor For $6M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/21/369003.htm Thu, 21 May 2015 15:37:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369003 SMC Construction of Reno, Nev. is suing the owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe for failing to pay more than $6 million for work to finish the property before its Jan. 28 grand opening. The Reno …

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Family of Boy Who Died at Michigan Farm Reaches $100K Settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/20/368865.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:43:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368865 A $100,000 settlement has been reached in a federal wrongful death lawsuit by the family of one of two young people who died in 2010 after falling into a tank at a Barry County dairy farm. The Grand Rapids Press …

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$1.25M Settlement Reached by Chicago Archdiocese, Abuse Victim http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/20/368858.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:38:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368858 An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest. Plaintiff’s attorney Eugene Hollander announced Monday the settlement was reached over the weekend. The …

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