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Washington School District’s Insurer to Pay $18M in Shooting Settlement

The families of five Washington state high school students shot in a high school cafeteria in 2014 have settled a lawsuit against the school district’s insurance company for $18 million. Attorney Lincoln Beauregard, who represented the plaintiffs, said the settlement …

California Gas Facility Resumes Operations Nearly 2 Years After Incident

The biggest gas storage facility in the West resumed operations this week, nearly two years after a blowout led to the nation’s largest-known methane release and drove thousands of families from their Los Angeles homes. Southern California Gas. Co. said …

Judge Refuses to Block California Gas Facility From Reopening

A judge has refused to block a Los Angeles natural gas storage facility from reopening a year and a half after a major blowout spewed methane that drove thousands of families from their homes. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John …

Warriors Player Sued in California by Couple over Alleged Assault

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is being sued by a couple who claim he and his entourage assaulted them last year. Jermaine Edmondson and Bianca Williams filed the lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages in California’s Alameda County. The lawsuit …

Court Rules for NBC in Defamation Suit by Oregon Sporting Goods Company

A federal appeals court has ruled that NBC News did not defame an Oregon sporting goods company by characterizing its exploding rifle targets as “bombs” in a report on the “Today” show. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in …

$3.1M Sex Abuse Suit Filed by Former Altar Boy Against Oregon Church

A former altar boy at a Portland, Ore. church has filed a $3.1 million lawsuit against the church contending he was repeatedly sexually abused by a choir director in the early 1960s. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the Portland man now …

California Officials Clear Way for Reopening of Gas Field That Made L.A. Residents Sick

The planned reopening of a massive Los Angeles natural gas storage facility that spewed methane for months has only renewed the fight over its future. California state officials this week cleared the way for resumption at reduced capacity in the …

3 Coastal California Communities Sue Oil Companies over Sea-Rise

Three ocean-front California local governments are taking legal action against oil companies, saying oil giants have known for almost 50 years that fossil fuels are changing the climate and causing sea rise. Northern California’s Marin and San Mateo counties and …

Top Scientists Sue Esteemed California Institute for Gender Discrimination

Two top scientists are suing their employer, the Salk Institute, alleging that they and other women have suffered long-term gender discrimination at the renowned California research center. Vicki Lundblad and Katherine Jones allege in their lawsuit filed this week that …

Washington Worker Files Suit Following Poisonous Gas Injury

A former worker at a Washington recycling facility injured after opening an unlabeled tank containing poisonous gas has filed a lawsuit. The Spokesman-Review reported in a story that Felix W. Shuck filed the lawsuit against Ibex Construction and its owner, …