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Southern California Docs Bribed To Use Unsafe Spine Screws, Suits Claims

A former Southern California hospital executive is being sued by more than two dozen people who claim he ran a scheme that bribed surgeons to implant counterfeit screws in their patients’ spines, causing pain and injury. Twenty-eight fraud and negligence …

Success of Ebola Lawsuits in Texas Would Have Long Odds

Potential suits against the Dallas, Texas, hospital that sent home a patient later diagnosed with Ebola face long odds in the face of state medical malpractice laws. Texas tort-reform measures have made it one of the hardest places in the …

Important Facts about Texas Fertilizer Blast May Be Sealed in Lawsuits

Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case. The agreements …

Fertilizer Makers Place Blame on City in West, Texas, Explosion

Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders, who made up most of the 15 people killed by the blast. El Dorado …

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 …