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Widow of Pilot Killed in Washington Crash Files Suit against Aircraft Companies

The wife of one of the men who died after a plane crashed into Washington’s Spokane River has filed a lawsuit against the companies that built and maintained the aircraft. The Spokesman-Review reported that 60-year-old Lyndon Amestoy and the 64-year-old …

Oregon Bystander Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed

The Oregon Supreme Court has allowed a lawsuit to proceed that was filed on behalf of two boys who witnessed their younger brother hit and killed by a pickup truck five years ago. The decision was a reversal of two …

Central California City Wins $22M from Shell Oil in Toxic Drinking Water Case

The central California city of Clovis has won a $22 million civil case against Shell Oil over the cleanup of a toxic chemical found in drinking-water wells, officials said. The Fresno Bee reported that the chemical 1,2,3-trichloropropane, or TCP, is …

Young Victim’s Family Brings First Suit in Deadly California Fire

The parents of a 20-year-old college student who died in the arms of her boyfriend in Oakland’s deadly warehouse fire filed the first lawsuit Friday in the disaster, blaming the building’s owner, chief tenant and others. The lawsuit, filed in …

University in Ohio Agrees to Settle Student’s Sex Discrimination Suit

The University of Cincinnati has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a student who said she was told she had to sit and work with other female students and not with male students in a physics lab. U.S. District Judge …

Chicago Man Sues McDonald’s Arguing ‘Value Meal’ Is No Deal

A suburban Chicago man is suing McDonald’s restaurants in two Illinois counties, arguing cheeseburger “Extra Value Meals” are actually more expensive than when the items are purchased separately. James Gertie of Des Plaines tells The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that …

Ohio Jury Hits DuPont with $2M Ruling over Teflon-making Chemical

A U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont to pay $2 million to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from one of the company’s plants, according to the plaintiff’s lawyer Robert Bilott. …

Activist Kids in Washington Allowed to Go Forward with Climate Case

Eight Seattle children should have “their day in court” to argue that Washington state and others aren’t protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled. King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill on Monday allowed the young petitioners to move …

California Attorney General Sues Feds in Offshore Fracking Challenge

Attorney General Kamala Harris and the California Coastal Commission has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s recent finding that fracking off the state’s coast has no significant environmental impact. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles says …

Art University to Settle for $60M with San Francisco

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco has agreed to a $60 million settlement with the city aimed at bringing the school’s many illegally converted buildings into compliance with local rules. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the deal …