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Montana Company Wants to Strike State Cap On Jury Awards

An office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule that the state’s cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional. The constitutional challenge comes after a Butte-Silver Bow district judge upheld a $52 million jury award in favor …

On Anniversary of Texas Fertilizer Explosion, Families Seek Balance

Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past. Many of them filed …

All Target Data Breach Cases to Be Heard in Minnesota

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that the many lawsuits that accuse Target Corp. of failing to protect customers from a data breach will be consolidated in the retailer’s home state Minnesota. The order brings together 33 lawsuits …

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 …