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Wrongfully Convicted Missouri Man Gets $8M Settlement

A southeastern Missouri city has agreed to an $8 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a man who spent 17 years in prison for murder before the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction. Jonathan Douglass, the city manager of …

Building Owner, Alarm Companies Sued Over Deadly Las Vegas Fire

The owner of a downtown Las Vegas apartment building where six people died in the deadliest residential fire in city history has been hit with another lawsuit seeking damages. This time, several fire alarm manufacturers, sellers and monitoring companies were …

New Mexico Man’s Body Mutilated to Fit in Coffin, Lawsuit Charges

A New Mexico funeral home broke the legs of the body of a tall man so he could fit into a smaller coffin, a new lawsuit said. The family of Dakota Powell filed last week a lawsuit in state district …

Man Beaten in L.A. Dodgers Parking Lot Sues Team for Negligence

The Los Angeles Dodgers are being sued for negligence by a man who was attacked in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium and left with brain damage, his lawyers announced Friday. The lawsuit, filed this week by Rafael Reyna and …

Woman Run Over While Sleeping on Sidewalk in Oregon Sues for $450K

A woman who was sleeping on a Portland, Ore. sidewalk when she was run over by a truck operated by a homelessness nonprofit organization has filed a $450,000 lawsuit against the driver. Daphne Taylor is suing driver Warren Schaupp as …

New Mexico Mom Suing Company for Overturned Bounce House That Trapped Children

A Santa Fe, N.M., woman is suing Meow Wolf after she says her children were injured when wind overturned the arts and entertainment company’s rented-bounce house. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports attorneys for Anita Vargas didn’t say in court …

PG&E’s Plan to Pay $19M from California Wildfire Victims Fund OK’d

The Northern California victims of catastrophic wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric’s decaying electrical grid will have at least $19 million siphoned way from a $13.5 billion fund for their losses to cover administrative costs. A bankruptcy judge said …

Oregon Bar Sued for $2.1M for Over-Serving Man Who Killed 2

The estate of a man who was killed in a drunken driving crash in 2017 and a crash victim who survived are suing the Prineville, Ore., bar that over-served driver Justin Bittick. The estate of Stephan Mitchell Leader-Bowles filed suit …

Report: Death Toll in 2018 California Wildfire Likely Includes 50 More People

Doctors and other experts say at least 50 more people, many of them elderly or ill, likely died as a result of the 2018 wildfire that devastated the town of Paradise, California, but were not counted in the official death …

Woman Sues Idaho Church After Church Van Crashes in Oregon

A young woman from Idaho who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a 2018 van crash while traveling to a Christian conference in Portland, Ore. with her youth group is suing the church and the youth pastor who was driving …