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Former New Mexico County Manager Files Suit after Being Axed for 3rd DWI

A former top western New Mexico county official fired after her third drunken driving arrest just two days into her new job has filed a lawsuit. An attorney for former interim Cibola County manager Rheganne (RAY’-gun) Vaughn says in court …

Judge Says Suit Against Louisiana’s Office of Group Benefits Can Advance

A Baton Rouge state judge has ruled that a lawsuit that claims the Jindal administration mismanaged the state health insurance program and illegally implemented changes to it can move forward. Six retired state employees allege the state Office of Group …

Oregon Homeonwers of Lot with Falling Tree Sued by Husband of Dead Woman

The husband of a Portland, Ore. woman killed when a tree slammed into their house has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of the home next door. The lawsuit states that Dennis Elleson feared the Douglas fir would …

Cher Sues Financial Firm in California for $800k in Losses

Cher has sued a financial management partnership she claims defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments that went belly-up. The suit was filed this weekin Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of Veritas Trust, of which the …

Washington-based Zillow to Settle Trade Secret Suit by Move Inc. for $130M

Seattle, Wash.-based real-estate information website Zillow is paying $130 million to settle a lawsuit brought by rival Move Inc. The Seattle Times reported that the settlement was disclosed in securities filings earlier this week, ending more than two years of …

Oregon Woman Settles Suit over Abuse by Insurance Agent Father

A Eugene, Ore. woman who sued her adopted parents after disclosing that her father sexually abused her has agreed to settle the civil case. The Register-Guard reports that according to documents filed in Lane County Circuit Court last week the …

Oregon Jury Awards $8.75M in Asbestos Lawsuit

An Oregon jury has awarded $8.75 million to a 65-year-old man who has incurable cancer as a result of asbestos exposure in the 1970s. The Oregonian reported that David Hoff’s attorneys say the former construction worker’s mesothelioma was caused by …

Canadian Grain Bin Maker Sued by North Dakota Insurance Company

A North Dakota-based insurance company is accusing a major farm equipment manufacturer from Canada of making defective grain bins. Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Co. of Jamestown is suing Winnipeg-based Westeel in federal court. The suit seeks unspecified damages. The insurance …

School Bus Firm Agrees to Settle California Safety Suit for $11.5M

An attorney representing mechanics for a school bus company says the company has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a California lawsuit claiming they used unsafe buses to transport San Francisco students. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that two …

Oregon Church Sued for $5M for Alleged Unreported Abuse

A woman is suing a northwestern Oregon church over claims that its leaders kept quiet about reports from her daughter that she was being sexually abused by her father. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the $5 million suit filed this week says …