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Family of Slain University of Virginia Student Refiles $30M Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a slain University of Virginia student has refiled a $30 million wrongful death lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend, who was convicted of killing her. The Daily Progress reports Yeardley Love’s family filed the lawsuit against former Virginia lacrosse …

Court Rules for Archdiocese in Connecticut in Priest Abuse Insurance Case

A federal appeals court says an insurance company must reimburse the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford nearly $1 million for payments the archdiocese made to settle sexual misconduct cases involving priests and minors. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. …

New Hampshire Couple Claims Restaurant Over-Served Drunk Man in Assault

A New Hampshire couple has filed a lawsuit against a Portsmouth, N.H., restaurant saying it over-served an intoxicated patron who attacked the husband and gave him a concussion. The Portsmouth Herald reports the Vrettoses say in their lawsuit Demeter’s Steakhouse …

Washoe School Accused Of Disability Discrimination

Parents of a disabled high school student suing Washoe County school officials for discrimination say staff physically restrained their daughter inappropriately 110 times over seven weeks, often pinning her to the floor for several minutes at a time. Kurt and …