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Firefighters Sue Southern California Gas Company Over Toxic Leak

Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak have sued the Southern California Gas Co., saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well …

Oregon Department Store Sued over Camera Pointed at Dressing Room

A Fred Meyer customer in Clackamas, Ore. who says she was caught on store video while half-naked in a dressing room has filed a $300,000 lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Carlee Gish filed the lawsuit against the shopping chain Monday in …

Oregon Woman Files Suit to Prevent Debt Collectors Coming to Her Door

A Portland, Ore. woman who says debt collectors keep showing up at her door looking for someone she swears she doesn’t know has filed a $400,000 lawsuit to make them stop. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Caitlin Kelly is suing a Portland …

Parents Appealing Rulings in Colorado Ski Resort Death Case

The parents of a teenager who was killed in a 2012 avalanche at a Vail Resort property are appealing a judge and jury’s decision in their son’s death case. Dr. Louise Ingalls and Dr. Steve Conlin, the parents of Taft …

Arizona Uber Driver Suing NFL Quarterback in Groping Incident

A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona this week and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. She …

J&J Talc Supplier Settles in California Asbestos Case

Imerys SA, which supplies talc to Johnson & Johnson, isn’t taking chances as another jury weighs whether to sock the health-care giant with a punishing verdict. A unit of Imerys agreed to settle its part of a California woman’s lawsuit …

Massachusetts Woman Sues Utility, Town After Child Hurt by Falling Branch

A Massachusetts woman whose 2-year-old child was injured when a tree branch fell on her SUV has filed a lawsuit alleging utility Eversource and the town of Southampton, Mass., knew of dangerous tree limbs yet didn’t cut them down. The …

Woman Sues University of Oregon for $215K over Concert Injuries

A woman has filed a lawsuit against the University of Oregon over injuries she claims to have sustained while at a rock concert in 2016. The Register-Guard reporte Anne Holder filed the law suit last week in Lane County Circuit …

Washington Lawmaker Sues University, Investigator over Firing

Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school last week, and immediately filed …

Jury Rules Nevada Liable for 2017 Wildfire That Burned 23 Homes

A jury has found the Nevada Division of Forestry liable for the loss of 23 homes and 17 other buildings in a 2016 wildfire after strong winds re-ignited a prescribed burn. The verdict set the stage for future court proceedings …