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Washington Apple Grower Settles Harassment, Retaliation Suits for $272K

One of the largest apple producers in the United States will pay $272,000 to 20 claimants as part of a settlement resolving sexual harassment and retaliation claims pending before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

Iowa Court Ruling Makes Defense Attorney Malpractice Suits Easier

The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a man who pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for sex but later had the conviction overturned can sue his defense attorney for legal malpractice without being required to prove he’s innocent. The …

Time Warner Cable Settles Lawsuits by California City for $5M

Time Warner Cable has agreed to pay $5 million to settle lawsuits that claimed it owed Los Angeles millions in city fees. Last week’s settlement was announced this week. The city filed two lawsuits that claimed Time Warner holds a …

Central California Organizations at Odds over Explosion Liability

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Foundation for Public Safety has filed a claim against the county seeking reimbursement after an employee struck a gas pipeline and caused an explosion in April. The county employee was building a dirt berm at a …

Three California Men File Suits After E-Cigarette Batteries Explode

Three California men have filed lawsuits against manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of electronic cigarettes, claiming the products’ batteries exploded, causing severe injuries. The Los Angeles Daily News reported that the three men, one of whom is a former L.A. Galaxy …

County Says Partial Settlement Reached in Texas Fertilizer Blast

A settlement was reached with families of some victims of a massive West, Texas, fertilizer explosion that killed 15 people and leveled part of the town two years ago, according to a post on the website of McLennan County, where …

Halliburton Offers Settlements over Chemical in Oklahoma Wells

Halliburton is offering settlements to dozens of property owners after a chemical compound called ammonium perchlorate showed up in residents’ private wells. The company has offered settlements to 130 plaintiffs involving more than 80 properties in Duncan. As of Oct. …

Washington Judge Sets Limits in Civil Case over Deadly Oso Mudslide

A King County Superior Court judge is considering which claims can be brought in a civil trial that will explore whether anyone should be held responsible for the deadly Oso, Wash. mudslide. The Daily Herald reported that Judge Roger Rogoff …

New ‘Superbug’ Linked to Scope Found at California Hospital

A Los Angeles-area hospital said that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” that has been linked to a type of medical scope and infected dozens of people around the country. Huntington Memorial Hospital said in a statement Wednesday …

Colorado Law Targets Frivolous Patent Lawsuits

Colorado will start prosecuting so-called patent trolls, businesses and individuals who falsely claim to have the rights to an idea or product so they can intimidate inventors and companies into doling out money to settle or avoid lawsuits. A bill …