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Michigan House Vote Would Allow Fewer Lawsuits Against Insurers

The Michigan House has passed legislation blocking certain insurance lawsuits under the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. Consumers were prevented from suing insurance companies for fraud under the act starting in 2001. Majority Republicans say consumers could instead sue under the …

Last of Texas A&M Bonfire Collapse Lawsuits Settled

The last remaining lawsuit arising from the deadly Texas A&M Bonfire lawsuit collapse has been settled almost 15 years after the collapse. The collapse of the 60-foot stack of more than 6,000 logs early the morning of Nov. 18, 1999, …

California Water District Heads to Private Market in Face of Insurance Loss

It’s beginning look more and more like the Central Basin Municipal Water District in Southern California is going to be taking matters into its own hands in the face of being tossed out of the state’s largest insurance pool for …

Indiana Body Shops Sue Insurers over Compensation for Vehicle Repairs

Indiana body shops and auto insurers are on a collision course over repair compensation practices, a dispute that could cost millions of dollars to patch up. In a federal lawsuit, 14 Indiana shops accuse State Farm Insurance and competitors of …

California Water Authority Mum Over Possible Loss of Insurance

The battle over a California water district’s insurance coverage has been a bit chilly the last few days. The Central Basin Municipal Water District hasn’t done much to head off threats by the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers …

Montana Company Wants to Strike State Cap On Jury Awards

An office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule that the state’s cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional. The constitutional challenge comes after a Butte-Silver Bow district judge upheld a $52 million jury award in favor …

On Anniversary of Texas Fertilizer Explosion, Families Seek Balance

Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past. Many of them filed …

All Target Data Breach Cases to Be Heard in Minnesota

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that the many lawsuits that accuse Target Corp. of failing to protect customers from a data breach will be consolidated in the retailer’s home state Minnesota. The order brings together 33 lawsuits …

Texas Windstorm Insurer Sued for Passing on Ike Costs to Policyholders

A Corpus Christi man is suing the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association for hundreds of millions of dollars because he says it improperly passed on costs to policyholders like him after Hurricane Ike in 2008. Ramiro Gamboa filed the lawsuit on …

Wisconsin Governor Signs Controversial Asbestos Lawsuit Bill

Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed into law a bill that critics say would delay and deny justice to those who seek damages in court after falling ill from exposure to asbestos. The asbestos bill, which was introduced last year and …