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Unresolved Issues Following Deal With Asiana Passengers in San Francisco Crash

The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly …

Settlement Reached in Deadly California Lexus Crash

Parents of a family that died when their Lexus sped up and crashed on a San Diego County, Calif. freeway have settled a lawsuit against the former car dealer. California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, brother-in-law and 13-year-old …

Utah Firm to Issue Refunds to Settle Suit Over Weight-Loss Pills

A Salt Lake City, Utah-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, “Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight,” was deceptive. Under the …

Farmers Settles Suit with Radiological Firms Over Alleged Billing Fraud

Los Angeles, Calif.-based Farmers Insurance Exchange has reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving alleged billing fraud by two radiological companies and their owners. The complaint alleges that two radiological corporations and their owners submitted false and misleading documentation to receive …

Wyoming Fracking Trade-Secret Justification Required Under Deal

A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground. Last year, the Wyoming Supreme Court sided with a landowners group and …

Washington Church, Law Firm Settle Legal Malpractice Claim

The Catholic Diocese of Spokane has settled a malpractice case it filed against the law firm that handled its bankruptcy over priest sex abuse claims. The church and the Paine Hamblen law firm settled Friday, but the terms of the …

Judge Approves Montana Diocese $16.4M Sex Abuse Settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a reorganization plan for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena in Montana that includes a $16.4 million settlement for hundreds of people who sued over clergy sex abuse from the 1940s to the 1970s. …

Most Popular Insurance Journal Midwest Stories of 2014

The most popular InsuranceJournal.com news stories in the Midwest ranged from groundbreaking lawsuits to research into making people safer from storms. With an understanding that stories appearing later in the year have less time to rise to the top of …

Employees at Montana Firm Get $7.3M in Settlement awards

As many as 200 former employees of Vann’s Inc. will split $7.3 million under a settlement agreement in a lawsuit against former corporate officers. The Missoulian reported that the notice of settlement of the employees’ lawsuit was filed in federal …

California Woman Settles for $25K After Bad Buzz

A woman who claims she was served a pot-laced cookie at a Los Angeles hair salon has received a settlement of $25,000. Seventy-two-year-old Jo Ann Nickerson said she had never tried marijuana in her life before she partook of the …