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Texas Windstorm Insurer Sued for Passing on Ike Costs to Policyholders

A Corpus Christi man is suing the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association for hundreds of millions of dollars because he says it improperly passed on costs to policyholders like him after Hurricane Ike in 2008. Ramiro Gamboa filed the lawsuit on …

Wisconsin Governor Signs Controversial Asbestos Lawsuit Bill

Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed into law a bill that critics say would delay and deny justice to those who seek damages in court after falling ill from exposure to asbestos. The asbestos bill, which was introduced last year and …

Backers Drop Arizona Legislation On Workers’ Comp Benefits

Business-backed legislation to prohibit workers from filing lawsuits alleging they were unfairly denied workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries is going nowhere at the Arizona Legislature. According to the Arizona Capitol Times, supporters of the legislation decided to shelve it …

Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill to Delay Asbestos Lawsuits

A bill that Democratic opponents say would slow asbestos-exposure lawsuits has cleared the Wisconsin state Senate. The measure passed would require plaintiffs to reveal how many businesses their attorneys plan to go after. Trials could not start until six months …

Idaho House Backs New Legal Shield For Ski Areas

House members voted 61-8 to give ski areas expanded protections from lawsuits that arise when their customers are hurt in terrain parks or swept up in in-bounds avalanches. Tuesday’s vote moves the measure to the Senate. The Idaho Ski Areas …

Another Suit Against Ex-California Priest Moving Forward

Just days after a Southern California diocese announced the settlement of two child-abuse lawsuits, a lawyer says he has no plans to settle a third suit against a former Catholic priest. Attorney Anthony De Marco tells the Sun newspaper the …

Federal Appeals Court: U.S. Has Jurisdiction in Chinese Drywall Suits

U.S. courts have jurisdiction over claims that a Chinese drywall company’s defective product wrecked homes, and a company that failed to show up in court must pay $2.7 million for damage to seven Virginia couples, a federal appeals court in …

Abuse Suits Settled by California Diocese For $3.8M

A Southern California diocese has paid $3.8 million to settle two child-abuse lawsuits brought against a former Catholic priest. The Diocese of San Bernardino announced Sunday that payments settling the two civil cases involving Alejandro Castillo came from a combination …

San Francisco Firefighter Alleges Defamation Over Asiana Crash

A San Francisco firefighter has filed a legal claim alleging fire officials falsely identified her to the media as the person responsible for killing a 16-year-old survivor of the Asiana Airlines crash, a newspaper reported. Fire officials wanted to protect …

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 …