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McCormick Sued by Rival over Amount of Pepper in Tins

A dust-up over pepper has landed in federal court in Minneapolis. A small Minnesota producer, Watkins Inc., filed a lawsuit against giant spice maker McCormick & Co., claiming it has misled consumers by secretly cutting the amount of pepper in …

Wyoming Refinery Owner Sues Blaming $135M Fire on Faulty Valve

A lawsuit filed by the owner of a Wyoming refinery alleges six companies played roles in the installation of a valve that failed, causing a fire and $135 million in damage to the plant. Nobody was hurt in the fire …

Student Sues Montana University Over ‘Negligent’ Sex Offender Hire

A former student is suing Montana State University for hiring a convicted sex offender as a music professor, saying the school’s negligence allowed Shuichi Komiyama to manipulate and rape her. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that the judge has not …

Women Impaled by Coffee Presses Sue Companies in Oregon

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two women who say their hands were impaled while using Bodum-brand coffee presses. According to the suit, Vanessa Dittenhofer and Julie Jenkerson bought the presses in 2013 while visiting Starbucks locations in …

Oregon Woman Hit by Errant Golf Ball Sues Course

A California woman and her husband seek $900,000 in a lawsuit alleging she suffered serious injuries when struck by an errant golf ball while visiting the Oregon coast two summers ago. The suit filed last week in Portland says Joan Eckerstrom …

Former Railway Workers File Asbestos Suit Against BNSF in Oregon

Three former employees have sued BNSF Railway, claiming they suffer from lung disease caused by job-related exposure to asbestos. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Portland, Ore. says the men had to work with and around items that contained asbestos while …

Widow of Man Run Over by Suge Knight Files Suit in California

The widow of a man who died when he was run over by a pickup truck driven by Marion “Suge” Knight has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former rap music mogul and key figures involved in the upcoming …

Ohio Settles with Road Salt Companies for $11.5M

Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio has reached an $11.5 million settlement with two rock salt producers who officials say conspired to drive up salt prices paid by the state and its local governments. The settlement dismisses a lawsuit filed …

Oregon Husband of Pregnant Woman Killed in Crash Sues For $18M

The husband and the son of a pregnant woman who died in a rollover crash seek up to $18 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against three businesses, including the maker of a tire that blew during an Oregon …

Woman Who Lost Silicon Valley Sex Suit Appealing Verdict

A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal of a jury verdict against her. Alan Exelrod, an attorney for plaintiff Ellen Pao, filed the two-page notice …