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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 …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Agency Appeals Overcharge Ruling

The state is appealing a court ruling that says Ohio’s state insurance fund for injured workers set up an illegal rating system that resulted in employers being overcharged nearly $860 million over several years. The unanimous decision by the 8th …

Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Insurer Requests

Detroit overcame efforts by bond insurers that might have slowed its plan to exit bankruptcy before the end of the year, while the judge on the case said he was open to taking a bus tour to see what shape …

$5.9M Settlement Proposed in Acadian Ambulance Lawsuit

A hearing on a proposed settlement in the $5.9 million class action lawsuit against Lafayette-based Acadian Ambulance company is scheduled for today in Louisiana’s Avoyelles Parish. The Advertiser reports 440 Louisiana residents have filed claims that they were overcharged by …

Lawsuit: Arizona Mismanaged Deadly Wildfire

Dozens of property owners in central Arizona are suing the state, saying it failed miserably in its management of a wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court seeks unspecified damages for emotional distress, property …

Jury Rules Disneyland Negligent in Ride Injury, No Damages Awarded

A jury has found that Disneyland was negligent in an accident on its Splash Mountain ride four years ago but says that didn’t contribute to a rider’s injury. The federal jury in Los Angeles didn’t award any damages to Steve …

Indian Activist Widow Files Suit Against New Mexico Doctors

The widow of Native American activist Russell Means has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors in New Mexico of overlooking his esophageal cancer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that the lawsuit by Pearl Means in state District Court in Las …

Arkansas AG Files Suit Against Chiropractic ‘Runners’

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a lawsuit against a Maumelle man he’s accusing of deceptively marketing chiropractic services to consumers involved in automobile accidents. McDaniel filed the suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court against Roger D. Pleasant, his five …