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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 …

Suit Over California Patient’s Death Ends in $3M Settlement

The family of a California patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital has settled a lawsuit for $3 million. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that …

Sweetener Maker Settles Suit in Hawaii for $6.1M

The maker of Truvia Natural Sweetener will pay $6.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated by a Hawaii woman. Kailua-Kona resident Denise Howerton was the first to sue Cargill, which manufactures the product sold nationwide. Her lawsuit filed last …

Alaska School District Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit for $920K

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in Alaska has agreed to pay $920,000 to the family of a student who said he was sexually assaulted by a high school tutor. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the settlement was reached …

Former Student, Minnesota School Settle Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

A private Catholic high school in St. Paul has settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who was sexually assaulted by a weight room instructor six years ago, a newspaper has reported. The Star Tribune reported that Cameron Clarkson’s …