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State, Stillaguamish Tribe Argue over Liability in Washington Mudslide

The Stillaguamish Tribe is fighting off suggestions by the Washington Attorney General’s Office that it might face liability for the devastating Oso landslide, which wiped out a rural neighborhood and killed 43 people in 2014. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. …

Mother of Oregon Child Strangled by Window Blinds Sues Apartment for $4M

The mother of a 3-year-old girl who died after being strangled by a window blinds cord in a Clackamas County, Ore. apartment has filed a $4 million lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Sahrye Imani Hardy had been visiting a resident at …

Lawsuit Alleges Baylor Fostered ‘Hunting Ground’ for Sexual Assault

A federal lawsuit filed against Waco, Texas-based Baylor University accuses the nation’s largest Baptist school of creating a “hunting ground for sexual predators.” The lawsuit, brought by a former Baylor student, is the third in recent months to claim the …

52 Workers at Washington Nuke Facility Checked for Vapor Exposure

Two more workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have received medical evaluations for possible vapor exposure at the former nuclear weapons production site. The Tri-City Herald reported that the workers said they had symptoms after smelling suspicious odors near the …

Judge Rules Against Ex-Louisiana Police Chief in Sex Assault Case; Town’s Liability Uncertain

A small community in Louisiana disbanded its troubled police force more than a year ago, but the town hasn’t shaken a scandal that fueled the department’s collapse and ousted its elected police chief. A federal judge ruled on June 5 …

Lawsuit over Colorado Movie Theater Massacre Heads to Jury

The management of a Colorado movie theater where 12 patrons were slain in a 2012 shooting rampage could never have foreseen, nor safeguarded against, such a seemingly random but meticulously planned and violent attack, its lawyers said on Wednesday. Towards …

Bus in Fatal Texas Crash Had Seatbelts Only in First Row

Officials investigating a charter bus crash that killed eight people and injured 44 on a rain-slicked South Texas highway said that the vehicle had seat belts only in the first row. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said …

Colorado Marijuana Businesses Sued After Fatal Shooting

The family of three boys filed a lawsuit against two recreational marijuana businesses after a shooting that left their mother dead and their father charged with murder. The lawsuit claims companies that made a type of marijuana-infused candy and sold …

Cancer Patient Sues Oklahoma Insurer over Proton Therapy Treatments

A prostate cancer patient and a cancer treatment provider are suing an Oklahoma health insurer for allegedly refusing to cover proton radiation therapy. Randy Farland and the Procure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City filed the lawsuit against Blue Cross …

NBA’s Thunder Among Groups Opposing Oklahoma Gun Bills

Firearms bills to allow most Oklahoma adults to openly carry guns without any training or background checks have led to a showdown in Oklahoma between supporters of expanded gun rights and the state’s business community, including the NBA’s Oklahoma City …