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Unresolved Issues Following Deal With Asiana Passengers in San Francisco Crash

The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly …

Asiana Settles Personal Injury Suits Over San Francisco Crash

Asiana Airlines Inc. settled 72 personal injury claims in lawsuits filed over a July 2013 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport and is continuing to negotiate with other passengers. The airline announced the settlement Tuesday in a federal court …

Years of Sewer Backups in South Dakota Town Prompt Lawsuits

Thirteen Spearfish, S.D., residents have sued the city over years of sewer backups. Plaintiffs say in their lawsuit that they have suffered through a series of sewer backups stretching back to 2008, leading to stinky, flooded basements and lost possessions. …

Nevada Governor Signs Construction Defect Bill

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits over construction defects after the measure passed through the Republican-controlled Legislature along party lines. The Republican governor said AB125, which was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen, …

Nevada Bill Proposes Liability Protections for Horse-Related Injuries

Rural Nevada lawmakers are proposing a bill that would improve liability protections for horse-related accidents and injuries. Sen. Pete Goicoechea and Assemblyman John Ellison introduced SB 129 to the Senate Committee on Judiciary this week. Current state law puts an …

Class Action Lawsuits Bill Advanced in Oregon House

The state House has approved a measure changing the way Oregon handles class-action lawsuits. Two Republicans joined all Democrats present in approving the measure 35-22 on Monday. The Republicans were Julie Parrish of West Linn and Vic Gilliam of Silverton. …

California Consumer Sues Anthem Over Data Breach

Anthem Inc. faces what may be the first of many consumer lawsuits a day after disclosing that hackers obtained data on tens of millions of current and former customers and employees. A California woman on Thursday accused the health insurer …

Attorneys, Insurers Facing Off over Hail Litigation in Texas

The vestiges of twin hailstorms that ravaged the south Texas coast in 2012 are now blowing through the halls of the Capitol in Austin. Two of the state’s most-powerful lobbies, the insurance industry and trial lawyers, are gearing up for …

Texas Plant with Fatal Gas Leak Had Been Cited for Infractions

A DuPont and Co pesticide plant where four people died in a gas leak in November had been cited for emissions violations by a state agency on several occasions before the accident, the Houston Chronicle reported. The newspaper cited public …

CNA Seeks to Limit Liability in Minnesota Priest Abuse Case

An insurance company has asked a court to limit or eliminate its responsibility to cover some clergy sex abuse claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Last month, the archdiocese sued about 20 insurers in federal court to …