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Pennsylvania Uber Driver Refused Ride, Beat New Jersey Man Unconscious

A southern New Jersey man has filed a lawsuit against ride-sharing giant Uber that alleges he was assaulted by a driver who refused to take him home from a holiday party in Philadelphia. The federal lawsuit states that 30-year-old Joseph …

Washington Lawsuit Says Special Needs Student Sexually Abused by 3 Students

A lawsuit has accused a Washington school district of failing to protect a female special needs student from a male special needs classmate who sexually abused her in 2012. The News Tribune reported the lawsuit was filed earlier this month …

New Jersey Town Says It’s Not to Blame in Beach Collapse Death

A beach town being sued for the drowning death of a man swept out to sea when the sand collapsed underneath him says it is immune from such lawsuits due to a state law governing unimproved public property. North Wildwood …

Oregon Bystander Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed

The Oregon Supreme Court has allowed a lawsuit to proceed that was filed on behalf of two boys who witnessed their younger brother hit and killed by a pickup truck five years ago. The decision was a reversal of two …

$3.9M Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Oregon Tavern for Overserving

An Oregon man has filed a $3.9 million wrongful death lawsuit against a Eugene tavern and one of its customers. Julio Ortiz Ahumada of Springfield says the Keg Tavern served alcohol to a “visibly intoxicated” Isabel McDaniel on Dec. 11, …

Suit Against New Jersey School Over Sex Charges Can Proceed

A lawsuit against William Paterson University over its handling of sex assault charges against five male students will be allowed to proceed. The five were charged in 2014 but a Passaic County grand jury declined to indict them. Two of …

Massachusetts Student Says Northeastern Mishandled Sex Assault Complaint

A Northeastern University student who says she was raped on campus after a 2013 Halloween party alleges in a lawsuit that the school mishandled her case. Morgan Helfman alleges negligence, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other …

Wyoming Transit Department Can’t be Sued in Pedestrian Death, Judge Rules

A state judge has ruled that the Wyoming Department of Transportation cannot be held legally responsible for the death of a 7-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an elderly driver last year in Riverton. The parents of Sophia …

Former University of Hawaii Student Sues over Emotional Abuse

A former University of Hawaii student and Air Force veteran has sued the university and one of his professors for allegedly attacking him with “violent outbursts and irrational verbal and physical abuse.” Kenton Asao filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court …

Oregon Woman Sues Nursing Home that Axed Her After Reporting Neglect

A former employee of a Portland, Ore. nursing home has filed a lawsuit against the facility for $575,000, alleging she was fired in 2014 for reporting that a patient had been wounded because of neglectful care. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Stacy …