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Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Deadly Halloween Hayride in Maine

The family of a teenager who died in a hayride crash has settled a lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the Halloween attraction in 2014, the family lawyer said Wednesday. Money from the settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit …

Wisconsin Farmer Could Be Awarded $13.5M in Stray Voltage Case Against Xcel

A western Wisconsin farmer could be awarded up to $13.5 million after winning a five-year legal battle against an electric services company over stray voltage. Paul Halderson told the La Crosse Tribune that his dairy farm herd of nearly 1,000 …

Washington School District’s Insurer to Pay $18M in Shooting Settlement

The families of five Washington state high school students shot in a high school cafeteria in 2014 have settled a lawsuit against the school district’s insurance company for $18 million. Attorney Lincoln Beauregard, who represented the plaintiffs, said the settlement …

$150M Settlement Gets Final Approval in Vermont Ski Resort Fraud Case

Contractors and vendors owed millions of dollars after the owner and president of a Vermont ski resort were accused of massive fraud will soon see their bills paid. The Caledonian Record reports the federal receiver overseeing Jay Peak ski resort …

Utah Tattoo Parlor Settles with Man Who Has HIV

A 27-year-old Utah college student with HIV has reached a settlement with a tattoo parlor that denied him service based on his medical condition. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that denying the student service was a violation of the Americans …

$300K Settlement in 2012 Utah Fire to be Paid by Insurer

Utah officials have reached a $300,000 settlement with a man accused of starting a 2012 fire that led to the evacuation than 1,000 northwestern Utah homes. The Daily Herald reported the Utah County Commission approved the settlement with Kenneth Nielsen …

Washington County Insurer to Pay $2.25M Wrongful Conviction Settlement

The insurance company for Spokane County, Wash. will pay $2.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that contended the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office engaged in witness-tampering and recklessness to wrongfully convict three men for a 2008 robbery. Spokane …

Downtown Los Angeles High Rise Developer to Pay $400K for Blaze

The owner of a huge apartment complex that went up in flames in downtown Los Angeles will pay the city $400,000 to settle a $20 million lawsuit. The Los Angeles Daily News reported the City Council this week approved a …

Settlement Deal Between California Commissioner and Applied Underwriters

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that the California Department of Insurance has reached a settlement agreement with Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries to stop what he calls “bait and switch marketing tactics” used to sell a workers’ compensation insurance products. …

$173K Settlement Revealed in Utah State Student ‘Slack Line’ Death

Utah State University has agreed to pay $172,500 to the parents of a student killed four years ago when he hit a slack line rope tied between two trees while he was biking on campus, according to documents released by …