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California Insurance Broker Pays Off Lawsuit With Buckets of Coins

A California-based insurance broker settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said. Andres Carrasco, 76, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Adriana’s Insurance Services, …

Washington Artist Files Intellectual Property Suit Over ‘Angry Birds’ Pet Toys

A Seattle artist who designed a line of plush pet toys called “Angry Birds” is suing the company that sold them, saying it cheated her of millions of dollars when it reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes …

Oregon Family of DUI Victim Settles with Driver, Restaurants

A settlement agreement in a Lane County, Ore. drunk driving lawsuit appears to award slightly more than $180,000 to the victim’s heirs. The Register-Guard reported the mother and two children of a Cottage Grove woman killed by a drunken driver …

Wisconsin Baby’s Death Spurs Suit Against Caregiver Website

A Wisconsin couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Illinois baby sitter charged in the death of their baby and the caregiver screening website they used to hire her. A lawsuit filed by Nathan and Reggan Koopmeiners in …

UnitedHealth’s $173M Fine May Be Warning to P/C Insurers

A decision by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to fine UnitedHealth Group $173.6 million for violations having to do with the Unfair Business Practices Act, the Unfair Insurance Practice Act and unfair claims settlements may be a wakeup call for not …

Judge OKs Ohio Workers’ Comp Settlement

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will pay out $420 million to state employers that were overcharged for insurance premiums under a settlement approved by a judge. Cuyahoga County Judge Richard McMonagle said the settlement he approved “is good for …

Parents Sue Alaska Heli-Ski Company After Son’s Avalanche Death

The parents of a 26-year-old snowboarder who died after an Alaska avalanche have filed a federal lawsuit against a heli-skiing company, alleging it failed to assess the danger in the area. Nickolay Dobov of Truckee, California, died after the March …

Oregon Man’s Sues Boy Scouts for $5.3 Million Over Molestation

A Portland, Ore. man who says he was molested by his Scout leader in the 1970s seeks $5.3 million in a lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts of America. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the national office allowed the Portland …

Jury Awards Families $2.4M in Lawsuit Over Utah Couple’s Kayaking Death

A jury has faulted state and local agencies in the 2010 deaths of a Utah married couple kayaking in the Jordan River. Family members of Kelly Frye-Glasser and Joseph Glasser on Tuesday won their case arguing that officials were aware …

Washington Bank Sued by Women Claiming Sex Discrimination

Two former employees of the Miles City branch of Stockman Bank in Montana have filed a lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination by their supervisors. Cindy Conley of Miles City and Tracee Burchell of Castle Rock, Colorado, filed the federal case alleging they …