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Uber Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuit In Alleged Delhi Rape

Uber asked a U.S. court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an alleged rape victim in India’s capital, saying the ridesharing company could not be held legally responsible for the driver’s acts. The passenger, who reported being raped and beaten …

Professors Sue Minnesota College Over Law School Merger

Two tenured professors at William Mitchell College of Law are suing over potential layoffs connected to a planned merger with Hamline University School of Law. The two schools are seeking authorization to create the Mitchell-Hamline School of Law. The St. …

Asbestos Lawsuit Seeks Millions for Former Workers at Missouri Courthouse

Lawyers are seeking what could be millions of dollars in damages for people who worked at the Jackson County Courthouse during an asbestos removal project in the early 1980s. Attorney Lou Accurso says the employees should receive free medical testing …

Texas Hospital Seeks Dismissal Of Ebola Nurse’s Lawsuit

The operator of a Dallas, Texas hospital has denied allegations of poor training and seeks dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient. The Dallas Morning News reported Texas Health Resources filed …

Jury Awards $17.8M Malpractice Verdict Against Colorado Hospital

An Arapahoe County, Colo. jury has handed down a $17.8 million malpractice judgment against Children’s Hospital Colorado after finding the hospital’s staff was responsible for giving the wrong dose of medication to a 4-day-old girl. The Denver Post reported Naomi …

North Dakota Joining Wyoming Lawsuit over Federal Fracking Rules

North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it’s used on U.S. government lands. …

Lumber Liquidators Sued in California Over Formaldehyde Home Test Kits

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of supplying consumers with unreliable kits to test for formaldehyde as federal authorities investigate reports the company sold flooring with high levels of the cancer-causing chemical. The home testing kits weren’t …

Experts: California Sex Bias Case Will Embolden Women Despite Verdict

Observers say a long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues will embolden women in the industry and lead firms to examine …

Payout of Ohio Workers’ Comp Settlement Delayed

Thousands of employers in Ohio who were overcharged for workers’ compensation insurance premiums will have to wait at least a few more weeks before collecting a share of the $420 million court settlement, according to one of the attorneys involved. …

Woman Loses California Gender-Discrimination Suit

A jury soundly rejected Ellen Pao’s claims of gender discrimination by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a case that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks and exposed how women fare in the male-dominated world of venture capital. The verdict followed …