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Utah Couple Sue Over Firm’s Negative-Review Charge

A Utah couple have sued an online retailer over a $3,500 charge the company assessed after one of them wrote a negative review concerning its customer service. John and Jennifer Palmer of Layton filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District …

Parents Awarded $3.75M In Colorado Wrongful Death Suit

An Arapahoe County jury has awarded $3.75 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 12-year-old boy who drowned in the shallow end of a Centennial country club pool. The Denver Post reported Bill O’Melia and …

California Woman Sues McDonald’s Over Coffee Burns

A Fresno County woman who says she suffered second-degree burns when she spilled hot coffee on her lap at the drive-up window of a McDonald’s has filed suit against the fast-food chain. The Fresno Bee reported 74-year-old Joan Fino’s lawsuit …

Parents Of Woman Crushed By Tree In California Sue PG&E

The parents of a camp counselor crushed to death by a falling tree near Yosemite National Park are suing Pacific Gas & Electric and the camp’s arborist. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the family of 21-year-old Annais Rittenberg contends the …

Suit: Cruise Operator Negligent In Texas Passenger Death

Carnival Cruise Lines is being sued for negligence by relatives of a woman who bled to death after falling on a water glass in her room last year. The suit this week in federal court in Galveston, Texas says 39-year-old …

Detroit Schools to Pay $425K To Student’s Family

A federal judge in Michigan has ordered the cash-strapped Detroit Public Schools to pay $425,000 to the family of a special education student who had a seizure and died after being forced to walk unassisted by a school aide. The …

Dead Mexican Teen’s Family To Pursue Suit in Texas

A lawyer for the family of a 15-year-old Mexican boy killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2010 says they will press on with their lawsuit against the agent despite U.S. prosecutors’ decision not to charge him. Attorney Robert …

Marijuana Club Files $3M Suit Against SoCal City

A medical marijuana club is suing a Riverside County city for $3 million, claiming police are harassing its members. The North County Times said the director of the Greenhouse Cannabis Club filed the suit Tuesday. It claims that Murrieta police …

UC, FBI Reach Settlement in Berkeley Raid Suit

The FBI and University of California have agreed to pay $100,000 and destroy computer files to settle a lawsuit stemming from a raid on the offices of two groups in Berkeley. Long Haul Inc. and East Bay Prisoner Support were …

$13.6M Settlement OK’d With Nevada Freeway Contractor

The Nevada Board of Examiners approved a $13.6 million settlement with the contractor of the first phase of the Carson City bypass, ending a legal dispute that officials said could have cost more than three times the agreement amount if …