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Wisconsin Couple Sues Over Sinkhole Injuries

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 …

Montana University Professor’s Discrimination Case to Go to Hearing

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 …

Missouri Jury Assesses $82M Verdict Against Debt Collection Firm

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 …

Former Joplin Master Developer Owes City $1.4M: Judge

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 …

Nebraska Insurance Agency Loses Round But Fight Continues

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 …

$1.4M Awarded in Death of Man at Utah Care Facility

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, …

Suit Filed Over Oregon Worker Who Died After Using Bucket as Toilet

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 …

Utah Jury Awards $1.4M in Death Of Man At Care Facility

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 …

Family Sues Southern California Gym Over Dad’s Heart Attack

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 …

Idaho College Wants Judge to Reject Student’s $1.5M Vaccine Lawsuit

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 …