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Heavy Asbestos Fines for Hanford Contractors in Washington

Two contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington will pay more than $175,000 in fines after an investigation found alleged asbestos violations. The Environmental Protection Agency says CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. will pay $131,594 and Washington Closure Hanford …

Oregon State University Pays $101K Settle Campus Paper Suit

Oregon State University has paid $1,000 plus $100,000 in legal fees to a former student to settle a lawsuit over the confiscation of distribution boxes for a conservative-leaning student newspaper. The Oregonian reported the university did not acknowledge wrongdoing but …

St. Louis Tent Collapse Wrongful Death Claim Settled for $548K

The family of a 58-year-old man killed in 2013 when a tent collapsed at a St. Louis, Mo., bar has reached a $548,000 settlement. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alfred Goodman suffered fatal head and neck injuries when wind …

Comedian’s Vegas Suit Goes on With Jury Selection

Comedian George Wallace is in a Las Vegas courtroom seeking damages from a Strip resort for a leg injury he received when he fell over electrical wiring during a private performance in 2007. Jury selection continued Thursday in Clark County …

NFL Settles Dallas Cowboys Stadium Worker’s Injury Suit

The NFL says it has settled a lawsuit with a worker injured by ice and snow that fell from the roof of the Dallas Cowboys stadium during the week before the 2011 Super Bowl. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the …

California Toy Company Settles Beastie Boys Suit

A California toy company has settled its lawsuit against the Beastie Boys over its parody of their song “Girls” in a promotional video that went viral. The Oakland Tribune reported an agreement to dismiss the claim was filed Monday in …

Washington Schools To Pay $6.9M Settlement For Fall

The Toppenish School District has agreed to pay $6.9 million to the family of an infant who fell through bleachers at a soccer game and suffered lifelong debilitating injuries. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the $6.9 million settlement was reached …

Medical Device Maker In Western U.S. Settles Lawsuit

A medical-device manufacturer with offices in California and Washington has agreed to pay the federal government up to $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it encouraged doctors to over-charge federal health-care programs for a procedure using their device, the U.S. …

Service Dog Lawsuit Settled by Oregon University

Portland State University in Oregon will pay $161,500 to settle a lawsuit claiming it discriminated against disabled students who have service animals. Deaf student Cindy Leland and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon filed the $1 million lawsuit in 2012, …

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 …