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Who Will Foot the Bill for San Francisco’s $750M Millennium Tower?

Nina Agabian, a retired director of research in global health science at the University of California, bought a 29th-floor apartment in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower in 2010. “It was supposed to be a wonderful building,” she said in January, sitting …

Montana House Votes to Cap Punitive Damages Awards

The Montana House has given initial approval to a measure that would reduce the amount a court can award in punitive damages. The cap on those awards meant to punish a company or individual for fraud or malice is now …

California Jury Awards $1.25M in School Bathroom Break Suit

A jury has awarded $1.25 million to a former San Diego, Calif. high schooler who was denied a bathroom break and forced to urinate in a bucket. The girl, then 14, used the bucket in a Patrick Henry High School …

Utah University Wants Lawsuit Over Frat Party Assault Dismissed

Utah State University and a fraternity are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student accusing the school and organization of failing to act on reports of sexual assault and heavy drinking at parties. The student, …

University of Oregon Student Files $3M Suit over Slow Meningitis Diagnosis

A University of Oregon student seeks $3 million in a lawsuit against medical providers who she says failed to properly diagnose her with meningococcal disease in 2015. The Register-Guard reported that Christina Jenkins’ lawsuit is the second from the disease …

California Woman Slaps Chipotle With $2.2B Suit over Privacy Violation

A California woman has filed a lawsuit against Chipotle alleging the Denver-based company used a photo of her without her consent for commercial gain. The Denver Post reported that Sacramento resident Leah Caldwell is seeking more than $2 billion in …

Nevada High School Football Coach Targeted in Bullying Suit

Three former Nevada high school football players have filed a federal lawsuit that says they had to leave the team after they challenged bullying from their coach. The lawsuit names the coach, Galena High School principal and Washoe County School …

Ex-Professor Sues Utah University for More than $22M over Firing

A former theater professor at Dixie State University in Utah who was found not guilty of assaulting a student is suing university faculty and staff members for more than $22 million over his termination. The Spectrum of St. George reported Varlo …

California Court Orders Hot Yoga Guru to Cough up Income to Pay For Suit

The founder of Bikram yoga has been ordered to turn over the proceeds from his global fitness business to go toward a $6.8 million judgment his former legal adviser won against him last year in a sexual harassment and wrongful …

Founders Closing Central California Arthouse after Fire Inspection

Founders of a popular artists’ collective operating in a Fresno, Calif. warehouse say they’re closing following an Oakland fire in December that killed dozens. Adam Mena, a co-founder of the space called Arthouse, tells the Fresno Bee that they’ll out …