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Billionaire Sterling Sues TMZ, Friend Over Clippers Loss

Billionaire Donald Sterling sued celebrity website TMZ and an ex-girlfriend over the recording of his off-color remarks that cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. Sterling’s lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court accused TMZ and V. Stiviano …

California Mural’s Destruction Prompts Artist to Sue Business Owners

An Oakland, Calif. artist who painted a 98-foot-long mural depicting Lake Merritt on the side of an auto dealership nearly 30 years ago is suing the current and past operators of the building. The Oakland Tribune reported Dan Fontes is …

Court Decision May Impact Workers’ Comp Side Agreements in California

A recent court decision may have the potential to change the practice of side agreements in workers’ compensation policies California, a practice that some say often goes on under the regulatory radar. Zurich American Insurance Co. and American Zurich Insurance …

Uber Drivers Want to Streamline Suit in California over Employee Status

Drivers suing Uber Technologies Inc. for better pay and benefits are proposing to pursue their group lawsuit in phases focused first on whether they qualify as employees. If they win that round, then the two sides can fight over how …

California Court Hands Down $55M in Decision Against Three AIG Companies

An Alameda County, Calif., jury has awarded Pennsylvania-based Victaulic Co., $55.3 in damages against three AIG companies. The trial in Victaulic Co. v. American Home Assurance Co. et al., in Alameda County Superior Court spanned six weeks before Judge Frank Roesch. The verdict, …

Washington City Sues Monsanto Over River Contamination

The city of Spokane is suing the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, which it blames for pollution in the Spokane River in Washington. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges that the company sold chemicals that …

Former Worker Sues Safeway in Oregon Over Leering Customer

A former employee of a Safeway in Oregon has filed a lawsuit against the grocery store chain saying she was forced to quit because a customer repeatedly stared at her breasts and made vulgar comments. The Oregonian reported that 44-year-old Daphne …

Las Vegas-Area Water Park Sued Over Boy’s Injuries

The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was pulled from a wave pool at a Las Vegas-area water park have filed a lawsuit claiming that the boy now has severe neurological impairments. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Clark County District …

Coal Plant Owners in Las Vegas Area to Settle Lawsuit for $4.3M

Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas, Nev. have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. Some $1.5 million of …

Uber, Driver Attorneys Steering Toward Crucial California Hearing

Uber Technologies Inc. is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits. Three drivers sued Uber in …