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Oil, Gas Driller Settles for $73 M in Colorado Pollution Case

Major oil and gas driller Noble Energy has agreed to pay more than $73 million in a settlement with state and federal regulators over Colorado Front Range air-pollution violations. The Denver Post reported that the company’s tank batteries were emitting …

Judge Rejects Effort to Undo California Wildfire Settlement

A judge has rejected a California timber company’s attempt to undo a $47 million legal settlement for a massive 2007 wildfire. Sierra Pacific Industries had accused federal prosecutors of engaging in misconduct. But according to the Sacramento Bee, a federal judge ruled …

Settlement Talks Continue in Arizona Wildfire Wrongful Death Case

Parties in a wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire say they need more time to discuss a settlement. Lawyers for the sides told a U.S. District Court judge on Friday that they’re working in good faith to …

Soldier Settles in Hawaii With Government Over Needles Found In Burger

A retired soldier’s lawsuit over swallowing needles in a fast-food burger is settling for $50,000. Retired Army sergeant Clark Bartholomew filed the lawsuit in 2011 saying he was injured by needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased on a Hawaii …

Medical Malpractice Case Settled by L.A. County For $4M

Los Angeles County has agreed to pay $4.5 million to a man left paralyzed after treatment at County/USC Medical Center. The Los Angeles Times reported the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday in favor of the settlement with Justin Malone. In …

Lawsuit Over Oregon Crab Fisherman’s Death Settled

A lawsuit filed in the death of a man who drowned when a fishing vessel sank nearly three years ago has been settled. The Oregonian newspaper reported the estate of David Terris sued the owner of the commercial fishing boat …

Attorneys Want More Time to Resolve Case in Arizona Firefighter Deaths

Attorneys in a lawsuit stemming from the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona say they need more time to try to negotiate a settlement with the state. They asked a federal judge Monday to put the case on hold for …

Mercury Agrees to $1M Settlement With California Department of Insurance

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced a $1 million settlement with Mercury Insurance Co., Mercury Casualty Co. and California Automobile Insurance Co. over findings that Mercury violated California laws on rating and underwriting practices. The settlement stems from a market …

Texas Commissioner Files Revised Farmers Insurance Refund Settlement

On the heels of a recent multi-million dollar refund agreement with the state’s largest homeowners insurer, Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner David Mattax announced a revised settlement with the second largest homeowners insurer, Farmers Insurance, stemming from a 2002 lawsuit by …

Suit Filed Against Jewish Cemetery in California For Throwing Out Remains

One of the nation’s largest Jewish cemeteries and the resting place of notables including Groucho Marx has been sued for allegedly breaking vaults to make room for more graves and throwing out human bones in a pile. More than 60 …