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Long Island Rail Road Riders Turn Complaints Over Delays into Lawsuit

All aboard the lawsuit train. Even before this week’s start of a two-month track renovation project at New York’s Pennsylvania Station that’s expected to disrupt life for hundreds of thousands, some frustrated Long Island Rail Road riders filed a lawsuit …

Former Vermont Homeowners Hope to Recover $4M After Evictions

A group of former homeowners from a Vermont lakeside neighborhood hopes to recover some of the nearly $4 million they lost after they were forced to vacate. The Burlington Free Press reports the Mallets Bay Homeowner’s Association says the 24 …

Massachusetts Court Reverses Ruling in Rotten Seafood Coverage Dispute

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has reversed a lower court’s ruling in a case examining whether damage to scallops at a seafood processing facility, when the cause of damage is unknown, constitutes an occurrence within a commercial general liability (CGL) policy. …

Pennsylvania Sues IBM Over $170M Jobless Claims Contract

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration sued International Business Machines Corp. on Thursday, saying the company failed to deliver on a 2006 contract to replace an outdated system of processing unemployment claims. The lawsuit said the technology and consulting giant was …

Student Allowed Back at New Hampshire Prep School after Sex Case

A judge has allowed a student to return to a New Hampshire prep school, months after his mother alleged the school wrongfully expelled him after he had sex with another student. Both sides reached an agreement signed by a federal …

Student to Return to New Hampshire Prep School After Sex Case

A federal judge has temporarily reinstated a teenager at an elite New Hampshire prep school after his mother said he was wrongfully expelled after having sex with another student. The Portsmouth Herald reports Judge Joseph Laplante said Tuesday that the …

Suit Against New Jersey School Over Sex Charges Can Proceed

A lawsuit against William Paterson University over its handling of sex assault charges against five male students will be allowed to proceed. The five were charged in 2014 but a Passaic County grand jury declined to indict them. Two of …

Massachusetts Student Says Northeastern Mishandled Sex Assault Complaint

A Northeastern University student who says she was raped on campus after a 2013 Halloween party alleges in a lawsuit that the school mishandled her case. Morgan Helfman alleges negligence, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other …

New Jersey Woman Sues UMass Over Son’s Fatal Drug Overdose

The mother of a University of Massachusetts Amherst student who died of a heroin overdose has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the school and another student charged with selling her son the drugs. Francesca Sinacori’s suit seeks $5 million …

$125M ‘Spinal Tap’ Fraud, Copyright Termination Suit Filed

Harry Shearer has launched a $125 million fraud and contract-breach lawsuit against Vivendi and StudioCanal over the 1984 rockumentary classic This Is Spinal Tap. The complaint, filed last week in California federal court, is packed with enough nuggets to instantly …