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Hawaii Residents Awarded More Than $500K in Dust Lawsuit By Jury

A federal court jury has awarded more than $500,000 to 15 Kauai residents who say they can’t enjoy their homes because of red dust from test fields operated by DuPont Pioneer. The seven-member jury on Friday awarded $191,315 for property …

Arizona Court Tackles Highway Accident Liability Issue

The Arizona Supreme Court says state law can shield governments from lawsuits over alleged unsafe highways but that the protection only applies if the public is warned about dangerous hazards. The justices ruled Friday that the state and its local …

Nevada Bill Would Limit Payouts for Uninsured Drivers in Crashes

Uninsured drivers could see potential payouts from car-crash lawsuits limited under a proposed Nevada law. Republican Assemblyman Pat Hickey of Reno is sponsoring AB7 and presented the measure this week to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure would allow uninsured …

School Shooting Liability Bill Advanced by Colorado Lawmakers

Colorado lawmakers choked back tears and recalled the state’s painful history of school violence Tuesday as they advanced a plan intended to reduce school shootings by making public schools legally liable for student safety. The approval of the Republican-controlled Colorado …

FedEx Faces Wyoming Suits After Trucks Kill Nearby Drivers

Two lawsuits have been filed against FedEx Ground Package Systems claiming the shipping giant substantially contributed to the deaths of Cheyenne residents. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the families of two people who died in a head-on collision on …

Ski Areas Ask Oregon Legislature For Liability Protection

Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets. Ski facility executives told the Senate Judiciary Committee this week that they …

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 …