lawsuit News

Oil Companies Sued by Oklahoma Tribe Over Quake

An Oklahoma-based Native American tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system Friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the state’s largest earthquake that caused extensive damage to some near-century-old tribal buildings. The Pawnee Nation alleges in the …

Suit Filed in California Says Kona Co. Dupes Those Seeking Hawaii-Made Beer

A class-action lawsuit says Kona Brewing Co. leads customers to believe they are buying made-in-Hawaii beer. The lawsuit filed in California is against Craft Brew Alliance, which advertises, markets, distributes and sells the Kona brand. Craft Brew Alliance spokeswoman Jenny …

Washington Man Wins $1.85M Judgment over Racial Abuse on Fishing Vessel

Attorneys for a Hispanic man who worked on an Alaska fishing boat say he has won a $1.85 million settlement against his former employer, Seattle-based Alaska Longline, after he was subjected to relentless racial harassment. The Seattle Times reported 37-year-old …

New Mexico City Settling Cell Beating Lawsuit for $400K

The city of Las Cruces, N.M. has agreed to pay $400,000 to a man who claims police officers used excessive force on him when he was detained in a holding cell. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported that the settlement figure …

Reality Star Sues Alaska-Based Reality Show over Safety Claims

A star of the Alaska-based reality series “Life Below Zero” is suing the show’s producers, alleging she was hurt while forced to perform dangerous acts in support of false story lines. The lawsuit against BBC Worldwide Reality Productions and others …

Beyonce Faces $20M Copyright Lawsuit in Louisiana from Youtube Star’s Estate

The estate of a late New Orleans YouTube star has filed a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyonce over the use of his voice in her “Formation” video. The estate of Anthony Barre, who went by the name Messy …

Labor Nominee’s California Company Wins Discrimination Trial Delay

Labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, the controversial business leader expected to undergo a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing next week, will be spared an emotionally weighted and concurrent discrimination trial against the restaurant group he heads. A state court in Orange …

U.S. and New York Accuse Firm of Scamming 9/11 Heroes, NFL Retirees

A company that advances money to people awaiting settlement payouts was accused by New York and federal regulators of scamming sick responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, as well as National Football League retirees with brain injuries. RD Legal …

Former Students at California School Sue over Asbestos Fear

A judge has cleared the way for dozens of former student’s in California’s Central Valley to take their school district to trial over fears that a job-training program exposed them to cancer. Attorney Allen Sawyer said this week he represents …

Transgender Veteran Settles California Suit over Being Denied A Haircut

A Riverside County, Calif. transgender Army veteran has settled a lawsuit against a Rancho Cucamonga barbershop that refused to cut women’s hair. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed. The Press-Enterprise reported that as part of the settlement The …