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Family of Man Shot by Police Files Suit Against Washington City

The family of a Native American man fatally shot by police who mistook a cellphone for a gun has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Lakewood, Wash. and police involved in the 2015 shooting. The Seattle Times reported …

Judge Dismisses Biggest Civil Case in Austin Music Fest Crash

A judge has dismissed the largest civil case that had been brought against South by Southwest, the city of Austin and others from victims of a 2014 crash during the music festival that killed four people and injured 20. The …

Insurer to Pay $750K over Fatal Shooting in Texas County

A $750,000 settlement has been reached with relatives of an unarmed motorist fatally shot by an off-duty South Texas sheriff’s deputy. The family of Mathew Jackson has agreed to settle the civil lawsuit. The money will be paid by Bexar …

Coach’s Insurance, California City To Pay $1M In DUI Death

The city of Fresno and the man who pleaded no contest in the drunken driving hit-and-run death of a 7-year-old California boy have agreed to pay the youth’s family more than $1 million to settle a civil lawsuit. The Fresno …

New Hampshire Jury Finds Exxon Mobil Liable for $236.4M in U.S. Pollution Suit

A New Hampshire jury on Tuesday found Exxon Mobil Corp liable for $236.4 million in a civil lawsuit that charged the oil company had polluted groundwater in the state with a gasoline additive used to reduce smog in the 1970s …

U.S. Sues Wells Fargo in Civil Mortgage FIRREA Fraud Case

The U.S. government filed a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit on Tuesday against Wells Fargo & Co, the latest legal volley against big banks for their lending during the housing boom. The complaint, brought by the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, seeks …