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Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Church Shelters Protected from Liability Lawsuits

An Oklahoma legislator is proposing a measure that would protect churches from lawsuits if someone is injured when they open their doors as disaster shelters. On Friday, state Rep. Bobby Cleveland of Slaughterville proffered a bill that would protect churches …

Online Audio Access Starts for 9th Circuit Hearings

The public can now listen to hearings from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals online. The court said Thursday it will offer online audio access to all of its proceedings beginning with its hearings next week in Pasadena. It’s …

Louisiana Judge Ends Katrina Flooding Lawsuits Against Feds

Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. has dismissed the cases. The move comes more than a year …

Another Missouri Appeals Court Questions Red Light Cameras

For the third time in a month, a Missouri appeals court ruling has raised concerns about red light cameras. The Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals on Dec. 17 reversed an earlier ruling that favored the red light …

California’s $1.1B Paint Ruling Could Prompt More Suits

Paint makers could face a surge of lawsuits after a California state court judge ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help government agencies get rid of lead from an estimated 5 million homes in the state. The ruling, …

Legal Fallout Continues over Arkansas Oil Leak

Lawsuits and alleged safety violations are mounting against Exxon Mobil Corp. following the rupture eight months ago of a pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas. Since Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured March 29 and spilled the …

2 Louisiana Parishes File Suits Against Oil Companies

Two southeast Louisiana parishes filed multiple lawsuits against numerous oil and gas companies, claiming they failed to restore damage their operations did to coastal areas while releasing toxic pollutants, in violation of state law. Attorneys for Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes …

Nightclub Insurer Founder Fights Delaware Regulator Over Seizure

Indemnity Insurance Corp., which insures nightclubs, is at the center of a legal tug of war between its founder and the Delaware insurance commissioner. The dispute between company founder Jeffrey B. Cohen and Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart involves the state’s …

California Governor Vetoes Sex Abuse Lawsuit Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Saturday that would have allowed some lawsuits  victims who are now barred by the statute of limitations to file lawsuits against private institutions that employed their abusers. Brown said he vetoed the bill because it …

Suit Over Doctor Abuse Goes to Trial in Oregon

A trial has begun in The Dalles, Ore. in lawsuits brought by three victims of an anesthesiologist who sedated patients and colleagues and then sexually abused them. Three women are asking for $6 million each in suits naming the hospital, …