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California Commissioner Sued by UnitedHealth Over Fine

UnitedHealth Group has sued California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to block a $173.6 million fine the insurer incurred for violations during a botched acquisition. The lawsuit was filed last week in Orange County Superior Court, the Los Angeles Times reported. Minnesota-based …

Settlement in New Mexico Stemmed from Air Pollution Allegations

The owner of a natural gas plant in southeastern New Mexico has agreed to pay the state nearly $70,000 to settle a case involving allegations of air quality violations. The New Mexico Environment Department announced the settlement with Regency Field …

Wisconsin City Sues Organizer of Pub Crawl to Recoup Costs

The city of Oshkosh, Wis., is suing a man who organized a costly pub crawl without a permit. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports the city filed a small claims lawsuit against Joseph Kubiak for money it spent on police patrolling and …

Aim of Nevada Anti-Fracking Suit to Block Drilling

A rural Nevada group is asking a federal judge to block the sale of oil and gas leases they say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and other development that poses a much greater threat to sage grouse and other …

$180,000 Deal Reached by Walgreens, Diabetic Employee

Drugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a diabetic employee who was fired after eating a $1.39 bag of chips before paying for it during what she said was an attack of low blood sugar, federal officials said. …

Father of Illinois Teen Sues School District Over Son’s Suicide

The father of a southern Illinois teenager who killed himself a day after watching an anti-bullying movie at school has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the district, accusing administrators of failing to stop the relentless taunts targeting his son. Bradley …

Lawsuit Over Hiker’s Death Moves to Wyoming from India

A federal lawsuit seeking damages against a Wyoming-based wilderness training academy over the death of a hiker on a 2011 trip to India will be heard in Wyoming. The lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Brenner of Minnetonka, Minnesota, against the Lander-based …

Louisiana School Board Settles Lawsuit In Librarian Incident

The Baker School Board has voted to settle a Louisiana suit filed against the board by a parent who alleged a Baker Heights Elementary School librarian choked her son in 2011. Attorney Winston DeCuir (day-KWEER’), who represented the district in …

Family Of Woman Killed In 2012 Crash Sues Hawaii Bar

The family of a woman who died in a crash with a man suspected of driving while intoxicated is suing a Kaneohe bar, claiming the establishment improperly served him alcohol. The crash on June 30, 2012, killed Rene Nihipali of …

Rite Aid Settles California Lawsuit For Nearly $500,000

Rite Aid will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle California claims that it didn’t follow consumer protection rules. The settlement, approved Friday in San Diego, also calls for the drugstore chain to comply with state standards. District attorneys in …