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Suits over Texas Softball Team’s Fatal Crash Settled or Dismissed

Though final report on an Oklahoma bus crash that killed four North Central Texas College softball players is still pending, three lawsuits have been dismissed or settled, though the reasons and terms have not been released. The team was traveling …

Colorado Bills Would Allow Shooting Lawsuits and Study School Violence

Colorado schools could be sued for shootings under legislation introduced Friday by state lawmakers who say they are sending a directive to education officials to do more to keep students safe. “It’s about holding them liable for providing a direct …

Most Wrongful-Death Lawsuits in Colorado Listeria Outbreak Settled

A Denver, Colo. judge wrapped up most of the wrongful-death lawsuits stemming from a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 140 others. The Denver District Court judge approved settlements Wednesday for the families …

Medical Malpractice Award Caps Endorsed by Missouri House

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases against health care providers. Supporters said the limits, approved 101-53, are needed to make …

Unresolved Issues Following Deal With Asiana Passengers in San Francisco Crash

The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly …

Asiana Settles Personal Injury Suits Over San Francisco Crash

Asiana Airlines Inc. settled 72 personal injury claims in lawsuits filed over a July 2013 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport and is continuing to negotiate with other passengers. The airline announced the settlement Tuesday in a federal court …

Years of Sewer Backups in South Dakota Town Prompt Lawsuits

Thirteen Spearfish, S.D., residents have sued the city over years of sewer backups. Plaintiffs say in their lawsuit that they have suffered through a series of sewer backups stretching back to 2008, leading to stinky, flooded basements and lost possessions. …

Nevada Governor Signs Construction Defect Bill

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits over construction defects after the measure passed through the Republican-controlled Legislature along party lines. The Republican governor said AB125, which was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen, …

Nevada Bill Proposes Liability Protections for Horse-Related Injuries

Rural Nevada lawmakers are proposing a bill that would improve liability protections for horse-related accidents and injuries. Sen. Pete Goicoechea and Assemblyman John Ellison introduced SB 129 to the Senate Committee on Judiciary this week. Current state law puts an …

Class Action Lawsuits Bill Advanced in Oregon House

The state House has approved a measure changing the way Oregon handles class-action lawsuits. Two Republicans joined all Democrats present in approving the measure 35-22 on Monday. The Republicans were Julie Parrish of West Linn and Vic Gilliam of Silverton. …