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Illinois School District Awarded $10M in Collapsed Mine Case

An Illinois school district has been awarded nearly $10 million in a lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad after claiming a collapsed mine left an elementary school damaged. Macoupin County Judge Patrick Londrigan awarded the Gillespie School District the judgment on …

Ex-Workers Sue Closed Arkansas Hospital over Unpaid Insurance Premiums

Former workers at a closed Arkansas hospital have filed a lawsuit, claiming administrators withheld part of their pay for insurance but didn’t pay the premiums. The lawsuit was filed by Denny Sumpter, a West Memphis attorney and former state representative …

In Suit, Oklahoma Ex-Inmates Claim Private Halfway House Violated Civil Rights

Some former inmates are suing Tulsa, Okla., halfway house workers who they claim violated their civil rights by organizing fight clubs and beatings. The lawsuit filed in federal court seeks more than $75,000 in punitive damages for “severe physical injuries,” …

American Apparel Settles California Worker Death Suit For $1M

American Apparel will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the death of an employee in a knitting machine accident. The Orange County district attorney’s office announced the settlement Tuesday. The worker’s daughter will receive $150,000 of the money …

Concussion Went Untreated Says Former Portland State Player

Former Portland State linebacker Zach Walen has filed a $5 million suit against Portland State, the NCAA and Oregon Health Sciences University claiming he was not treated properly for a concussion. The lawsuit alleges that Walen suffered a blow to …

Michigan Businessmen Sue Enbridge over 2010 Oil Spill

A trial is underway in a lawsuit brought by two men who say a 2010 Michigan oil spill destroyed their business. Charles Blakeman Jr. of Bellevue and Robert Patterson of Mason say they were prevented from guiding disabled veterans on …

Class Action OK’d in Lawsuit Against Exxon over Arkansas Oil Spill

Class action status has been granted in a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil stemming from a 2013 pipeline accident in Mayflower. U.S. District Judge Brian Miller in Little Rock ruled in favor of Arnez and Charletha Harper, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over SFO Runway Death After Asiana Crash

The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained. …

Jury Awards $730,000 Verdict to UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Janet Keyzer, a former UC Davis administrative nurse, claimed in a …

$280K Sought by Woman Who Slipped At Oregon Safeway Deli

A woman who says she hurt her back after slipping on a greasy spot at a Safeway store in Sandy, Ore. has filed a lawsuit against the grocery chain. The Oregonian newspaper reported that Tammy Hadley seeks at least $30,000 …