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Subpoena Granted in Reno Mayor’s Lawsuit over Tracking Device

A Nevada judge has granted subpoenas sought by Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve to force a private investigator to identify who hired his firm to secretly install a tracking device on her vehicle. Washoe County District Judge David Hardy approved the …

460K Partial Social Security Numbers Mistakenly Released in Washington

A county in Washington inadvertently released nearly half a million partial Social Security Numbers when responding to a routine public records request in December, according to county officials. The Pierce County Auditor’s Office, which mistakenly released the sensitive data, said …

Son Seeks $50M in California Suit for Dad’s Death From Stun Gun

Lawyers for the 5-year-old son of a man who died after repeatedly being shocked by Los Angeles police with a stun gun following a traffic collision filed a $50 million claim Friday for damages against the city. The legal claim …

California Lawsuit Claims Woman’s Death Stemmed from Disneyland Fall

A lawsuit claims Disneyland employees snickered at a disabled woman struggling to get off a Jungle Cruise boat before she fell and broke a leg, leading to her death from an infection five months later. The lawsuit was filed in …

California County Paying $12M in Beating and Stun Gun Death

San Diego County will pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of a man who died after he was beaten, shocked with a stun gun and hogtied by sheriff’s deputies in 2015. The settlement approved by a …

Arizona Father Seeking Answers After Son Dies in State Care

Richard Blodgett, a single father, was jailed on a drug charge when a worker from Arizona’s child welfare agency delivered the news: His son was brain dead and on life support, just days after being taken into state custody. Blodgett …

California Lawsuit Filed over Oil And Gas Drilling Ban

An oil company sued the city of Los Angeles over its recent law to ban the drilling of new oil and gas wells and to phase out existing ones within city limits over the next two decades. Warren Resources filed …

California Latest to Sue Drug Companies Over Insulin Prices

California announced it will sue the companies that make and promote most of the nation’s insulin, accusing them of scheming to illegally increase the price of the drug and demanding they return millions of dollars to some diabetics who state …

W.R. Grace Offers $18.5M to Settle Montana Asbestos Claims

The owner of a former vermiculite mine in northwestern Montana that spread harmful asbestos in and around the town of Libby has offered $18.5 million to settle the last of the state’s claims for environmental damages, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced …

Cameraman Hurt on New Mexico Film Set Gets $66M in Lawsuit

A Los Angeles cameraman who suffered a spinal cord injury while on a New Mexico movie set has been awarded more than $66 million in a lawsuit, among the largest settlements in the state’s history, a news outlet reported. The …