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Switch Sues Nevada Regulators, NV Energy over Efforts to go Solar

A data-storage center company sued Nevada electricity regulators and NV Energy this week, saying it got an unfair deal when it tried to leave the grid and suffered at the hands of a former state employee who tweeted about the …

Woman Who Broke Ankle on L.A. Skyscraper Slide Files Suit

A lawsuit claims a woman suffered a broken ankle on a recently opened glass-enclosed slide attached to the exterior of a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper. City News Service says the lawsuit filed this week against building owner OUE Skyspace LLC and …

Baton Rouge Police Sued by ACLU, Other Groups over Protests

Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of a black man, saying officers used excessive force and physically and verbally abused peaceful demonstrators. The lawsuit, …

Washington-based Spirit Aerosystems Hit with Worker Discrimination Suit

Employees laid off by Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. in 2013 filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing the aircraft parts supplier of singling them out by age and disability. Twenty-four plaintiffs were named and another 150 may join the case, attorney …

Comcast Sued By Oregon Cyclist Clotheslined By Cable

An Oregon cyclist who was clotheslined by a cable cord suspended across a road is suing Comcast and Portland Disposal. Portland attorney, Mark Ginsberg told the Oregonian that his 64-year-old client Michael A. Horner was bicycling to work at Shriners …

DuPont Ordered to Pay $5.1M in Suit over Teflon-Related Chemical

A U.S. jury has ordered DuPont to pay $5.1 million to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical used to make Teflon at one of its plants, according to a DuPont spokesman. It …

Washington Transit Operator Settles with Cyclist for $2.75M

Kitsap Transit has settled a lawsuit with a Washington woman who was hit by a bus while riding her bicycle near Poulsbo. The Kitsap Sun reported the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool, of which Kitsap Transit is a member, settled …

California School District Didn’t Supervise Special Needs Boy, Lawsuit Says

A California mother has filed a second lawsuit against a school district, saying it failed to keep her special needs son safe even after losing the first lawsuit and agreeing to improve his supervision. The Bay Area New Group reports …

Jury Awards $27M to Four Fired Allstate Employees in Illinois

A federal jury has awarded more than $27 million to four former Allstate employees who sued the insurer for defamation. The Chicago Tribune reported the employees worked for a now-defunct equity division of the Northbrook, Illinois-based company. According to court …

Football Players at Western Ohio School District File Lawsuit

A federal lawsuit has been filed by five former high school football players and two parents against various employees of a western Ohio school district. The Lima News reported the suit alleges that two coaches at St. Marys Memorial High …