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Ohio Police Officers Raid Wrong House, Couple Sues

An Ohio couple has sued police after officers raided their home only to say later that they had the wrong suspect. The lawsuit says officers from the Orwell police department along with county sheriff deputies illegally raided the home two …

Oregon Mill Worker Sues Company for Hostile Work Environment

A millwright with Roseburg Forest Products in Oregon has accused his employer of creating a hostile work environment after he complained about facing anti-gay slurs and other harassment form co-workers. The Register-Guard reported that Travis Robinette last week filed a …

Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters Settle Suit over Trademark Infringement

The Navajo Nation and Urban Outfitters Inc. have reached a settlement in the tribe’s 2012 trademark infringement lawsuit against the clothing retailer. The Farmington Daily Times reported that terms of the settlement signed Monday by a federal judge are confidential. …

Carl’s Jr. Files Trademark Suit against Utah’s Apollo Burger

Carl’s Jr. is suing Utah-based chain Apollo Burger, accusing the restaurants of knowingly copying its trademarked Western Bacon Cheeseburger. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Salt Lake City claims Apollo Burger was selling a cheeseburger with the same …

Alaska Jury Deadlocked in Family’s Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company

After more than three weeks, a Bethel Superior Court jury cannot decide whether or not a tobacco company misled an Alaska man about the harmful effects of smoking. KYUK-AM reported jury foreman Robert Sundown says jurors deadlocked over whether Philip …

2 Men File Sex Abuse Lawsuits against Boy Scouts In Oregon

Two Oregon men have filed sexual abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the lawsuits were filed on Tuesday. They allege the plaintiffs were sexually abused by former scout leaders who were allowed to lead …

Judge Awards $1.9M to Medical Clinic Whistleblower in Pacific Northwest

The former chief financial officer of a chain of medical clinics in Washington and Idaho has been awarded $1.9 million after claiming he was fired for refusing to file fabricated financial reports. Gregg Becker was the CFO of Rockwood Clinic, …

Insurers for Oregon Homeowners to Pay in Settlement of Tree Cutting Case

Two Gresham, Ore. couples have agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing them of cutting down or damaging dozens of protected trees to improve the views from their homes. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported court documents released this week show …

Wyoming Transit Department Can’t be Sued in Pedestrian Death, Judge Rules

A state judge has ruled that the Wyoming Department of Transportation cannot be held legally responsible for the death of a 7-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an elderly driver last year in Riverton. The parents of Sophia …

Legal Action Started in Fatal Idaho Trench Collapse

The widow of a man killed in a trench collapse in Boise, Idaho has filed a precursor to a lawsuit against several government agencies. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that a lack of training by Hard Rock …