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Energy Companies Sued in Oklahoma over Earthquake Damage

A Prague, Okla., resident has filed a lawsuit against two energy companies seeking class-action status for people in nine counties who were affected by recent earthquakes. Jennifer Lin Cooper filed the suit against Tulsa-based New Dominion LLC and Spess Oil …

Family of Barefoot Marathoner Files Suit in Washington Against Vibram

The family of an Ethiopian runner who famously won an Olympic marathon barefoot is suing Vibram, the maker of a popular line of minimalist running shoes, saying it used his name without permission. Abebe Bikila, who died in 1973, was …

Gay Man Awarded $76,000 For Oregon Adult Store Firing

A gay man who sued when he was fired from his job at an Oregon adult bookstore has been awarded more than $76,000 in damages. Wilford Bearden was hired at Fantasyland II in Clackamas in April 2010 and fired three …

Farmers Settles Suit with Radiological Firms Over Alleged Billing Fraud

Los Angeles, Calif.-based¬†Farmers Insurance Exchange has reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving alleged billing fraud by two radiological companies and their owners. The complaint alleges that two radiological corporations and their owners submitted false and misleading documentation to receive …

Colorado Reviewing Construction Liability Law

A simmering dispute over liability in home construction is heating up at the Colorado Legislature. A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced a bill Tuesday to address the construction-defects law. The law governs how homeowners can sue builders for shoddy construction. …

$17M Lawsuit For Bridge Collapse Filed by Washington

A lawsuit filed this week¬†by the Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking at least $17 million to recover costs related to the 2013 Skagit River bridge collapse. The lawsuit, filed in Skagit County Superior Court, names several parties as …

California Consumer Sues Anthem Over Data Breach

Anthem Inc. faces what may be the first of many consumer lawsuits a day after disclosing that hackers obtained data on tens of millions of current and former customers and employees. A California woman on Thursday accused the health insurer …

Lawsuit: Acupuncture Treatment Punctured California Woman’s Lung

A San Diego, Calif. woman is suing a chiropractor she claims collapsed her lung during an unlicensed acupuncture treatment. Jamie Del Fierro says she was injured about a year ago during a treatment for tension headaches at the office of …

Fatal Houston Fender-Bender Shows Shortcomings of Recalls

By the time Carlos Solis IV laid eyes on the silver Honda Accord in a Texas used-car lot last April, the sedan had changed hands twice, been in at least two crashes and still had a defective air bag that …

Uber Probed by U.S. Judge in San Francisco on Driver Employment Status

A U.S. judge appeared skeptical on Jan. 30 about Uber’s bid for a quick pretrial ruling that its drivers are contractors and not employees, a critical question facing Silicon Valley’s sharing economy. App-based ride service Uber, and smaller rival Lyft, …