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Ammo Company in Montana Sued Over Lead Exposure

Eight former and current employees of a Bozeman, Mont. ammunition company fined for safety violations have filed a lawsuit saying they were exposed to dangerous levels of lead. The lawsuit was filed last week against USA Brass Co., which cleans and …

Sweetener Maker Settles Suit in Hawaii for $6.1M

The maker of Truvia Natural Sweetener will pay $6.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated by a Hawaii woman. Kailua-Kona resident Denise Howerton was the first to sue Cargill, which manufactures the product sold nationwide. Her lawsuit filed last …

Pregnant Oregon Woman Fired For Restroom Breaks Sues for $400K

An Oregon woman is suing her former high-tech employer for more than $400,000, contending she was fired while pregnant with her second child after being told she took too many restroom breaks. The Oregonian reported that according to a lawsuit …

Federal Judge Sends Oil Companies Suit Back to New Orleans

A federal judge has sent a Plaquemines Parish lawsuit against 19 oil and gas companies back to New Orleans court for trial. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey’s ruling sets the stage for the return of 27 others suits to state courts …

More Time For Asbestos Suits OK’d by Illinois House

The Illinois House has approved a bill allowing more time to file a lawsuit over asbestos-related disease. The initiative was adopted 70-43 Tuesday and moves to the Senate. Rep. Elaine Nekritz is a Northbrook Democrat. Her bill would remove a …

California Man Sues Nintendo Over Donkey Kong Suit Zoo Outing

A man who says he suffered a serious heart condition after wearing a Donkey Kong ape costume at the Los Angeles Zoo has sued Nintendo. Parker Mills’ attorney, Tyler Barnett, says Mills was hired to play the ape character in …

Alaska School District Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit for $920K

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in Alaska has agreed to pay $920,000 to the family of a student who said he was sexually assaulted by a high school tutor. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the settlement was reached …

Colorado Woman Sues Hair Salon Over Breastfeeding

A Grand Junction, Colo. woman is suing a hair salon where she worked because she says they wouldn’t give her breaks to pump breast milk. The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado says it filed a lawsuit on behalf of …

Former Student, Minnesota School Settle Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

A private Catholic high school in St. Paul has settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who was sexually assaulted by a weight room instructor six years ago, a newspaper has reported. The Star Tribune reported that Cameron Clarkson’s …

County in Illinois Sues Wells Fargo For Predatory Lending

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office in Illinois has filed a federal Fair Housing Act lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co. for alleged predatory and discriminatory mortgage lending. In announcing the lawsuit Monday, county officials also alleged service and foreclosure …