Insurance Journal » lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 29 May 2015 07:54:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 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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Illinois Court Urged by Philip Morris to Toss $10B Smokers’ Verdict http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/20/368854.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:35:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368854 A $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA over misleading consumers about the safety of “light” cigarettes should be overturned, lawyers for the company argued in the Illinois Supreme Court. The award was first made in 2003 for a class …

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Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Class Action Members Owed $1,640 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/05/20/368850.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:27:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368850 The Louisiana state treasurer is holding money for more than 4,500 people who participated in a class action lawsuit against the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Treasurer John Kennedy says in a news release that most class action members are owed …

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Johnson & Johnson Will Pay $7.8M to Settle Arkansas Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/05/20/368847.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:25:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368847 Court filings show pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle a lawsuit over how the company marketed an antipsychotic drug to Arkansas doctors. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported $2 million will go to a Texas …

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Montana Bank and Insurer Sue Over Who Pays $24.5M Verdict http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/20/368845.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:22:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368845 First Interstate Bank and its insurer are suing each other over who gets to pay a defunct Missoula, Mont. logging company its $24.5 million verdict upheld by a state judge in April. The Missoulian reported Kelly Logging Inc. went out …

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Northern California Children’s Home Hit With Abuse Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/20/368843.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:19:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368843 A group of former foster children alleging abuses at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home in Northern California dating back to 20 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the facility. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in …

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Wisconsin Couple Sues Over Sinkhole Injuries http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/19/368684.htm Tue, 19 May 2015 15:52:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368684 An Eau Claire, Wis. couple is suing the Village of Boyd over injuries caused by a sinkhole on one of its streets. Thomas and Dawn Stagliano are seeking unspecified damages in Chippewa County Circuit Court. Their lawsuit says Thomas Stagliano …

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Montana University Professor’s Discrimination Case to Go to Hearing http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/19/368676.htm Tue, 19 May 2015 15:42:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368676 A state Human Rights Bureau investigator concluded there was reasonable cause to believe Montana State University discriminated against a professor who sought a reduced workload last fall while he was recovering from Bell’s palsy. Exercise physiology professor Dan Heil said …

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Missouri Jury Assesses $82M Verdict Against Debt Collection Firm http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/18/368562.htm Mon, 18 May 2015 16:12:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368562 A Jackson County, Mo. jury has assessed about $82 million in damages against a debt collection firm that demanded payment from the wrong woman. The jury awarded $251,000 in damages to Maria Guadalupe Mejia Alcantara and assessed $82 million in …

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Former Joplin Master Developer Owes City $1.4M: Judge http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/15/368388.htm Fri, 15 May 2015 16:47:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368388 A Jasper County judge has entered a $1.4 million default judgment against a master development firm hired to help Joplin, Mo., recover from the May 2011 tornado. Jasper County Judge Gayle Crane granted the financial award against Wallace Bajjali Development …

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Nebraska Insurance Agency Loses Round But Fight Continues http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/15/368371.htm Fri, 15 May 2015 16:30:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368371 A judge has ordered a defunct Nebraska insurance firm to pay Florida regulators at least $2.2 million, but this week’s ruling isn’t likely to settle the case that began in 1998. The Nebraska Supreme Court has already ruled on aspects …

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$1.4M Awarded in Death of Man at Utah Care Facility http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/15/368357.htm Fri, 15 May 2015 15:58:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368357 A jury has ordered a former nurse and a Provo, Utah care facility to pay $1.4 million for the death of a man who was given the wrong medications. The Deseret News reported that 71-year-old Jack Adams, of Spanish Fork, …

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Suit Filed Over Oregon Worker Who Died After Using Bucket as Toilet http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/15/368350.htm Fri, 15 May 2015 15:54:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368350 Relatives of an Oregon worker who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while defecating in the back of a company truck seek $4 million in a lawsuit filed against the man’s former employer and four other companies. The suit filed in …

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Utah Jury Awards $1.4M in Death Of Man At Care Facility http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/14/368197.htm Thu, 14 May 2015 15:41:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368197 A jury has ordered a former nurse and a Provo, Utah care facility to pay $1.4 million for the death of a man who was given the wrong medications. Deseret News reported that 71-year-old Jack Adams, of Spanish Fork, died …

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Family Sues Southern California Gym Over Dad’s Heart Attack http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/14/368191.htm Thu, 14 May 2015 15:36:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368191 A Los Angeles gym is facing a lawsuit from the three kids of a man who had a heart attack and died while working out. City News Service reports Marc Palotay’s son and two daughters filed the lawsuit earlier this …

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Idaho College Wants Judge to Reject Student’s $1.5M Vaccine Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/13/368060.htm Wed, 13 May 2015 15:05:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368060 A Boise State University student is suing school officials in federal court because he contends they discriminated against him by refusing to give him a meningitis vaccine designed for younger adults. Christopher Burdge doesn’t list his age in the lawsuit …

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Washington Hospital Joins “Superbug” Suit Against Scope Maker http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/13/368057.htm Wed, 13 May 2015 15:03:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368057 A Seattle, Wash. hospital has joined a lawsuit against the manufacturer of endoscopy medical scopes linked to a “superbug” outbreak at the medical center, claiming the company, Olympus America Inc., put patients lives at risk by failing to disclose design …

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Suit Against New Mexico College Becomes Class Action Proceeding http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/12/367755.htm Tue, 12 May 2015 15:28:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=367755 A New Mexico district court judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by eight former Dona Ana Community College students against the school will become a class-action proceeding. Las Cruces Sun-News reported that the initial lawsuit was filed after the students …

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Woman Who Lost Silicon Valley Gender Suit Wants $1M in Costs Tossed http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/11/367528.htm Mon, 11 May 2015 15:21:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=367528 Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers junior partner Ellen Pao urged a court to reject the Silicon Valley venture capital firm’s bid for almost $1 million in court costs after it defeated her gender-bias claims at trial. The firm had …

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Former Utah University Employee Files Suit Against University http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/08/367403.htm Fri, 08 May 2015 15:32:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=367403 A former Utah State University employee who was fired for accepting gifts says he didn’t receive proper ethics training from the university. The Herald Journal reported that the university’s former outdoor recreation director Kevin Kobe has filed a lawsuit against …

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Parties Confer on Damages After Ruling in Katrina Flood Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/05/07/367222.htm Thu, 07 May 2015 16:44:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=367222 Days after a federal judge ruled that the U.S. government bears responsibility for hurricane-related flooding blamed on a now-closed shipping channel, attorneys in the case were preparing to discuss damages. A Wednesday afternoon closed-door conference was scheduled by Judge Susan …

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2 Lawsuits Over 2013 Arizona Wildfire Dismissed by Judge http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/01/366579.htm Fri, 01 May 2015 15:36:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=366579 Two lawsuits filed against Arizona by homeowners whose properties were destroyed by the Yarnell Hill Fire have been dismissed. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge agreed Wednesday with the state’s argument that it didn’t have a duty to protect the …

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Court Fight over Dow Chemical Herbicide Widens to 15 States http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/04/30/366418.htm Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:45:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=366418 A court fight over use of a new Dow Chemical herbicide on genetically engineered U.S. corn and soybean crops is growing to encompass 15 Midwestern states after the company recently won federal approval for more widespread application. Conservationists, food safety …

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Playboy Verdict Leads to Malpractice Suit in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/30/366354.htm Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:48:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=366354 Playboy Enterprises Inc. claims Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP committed malpractice by not advising it to settle a retaliatory-firing lawsuit. The case is anything but salacious. Catherine Zulfer initially sued Playboy in 2012, alleging she was fired for refusing …

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