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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 …

Colorado Schools Liable For Violence Under New Law

Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence was signed into law this week by Gov. John Hickenlooper. With the law, Colorado will be among a few states that allow school lawsuits for cases of …

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 …