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Woman Awarded $1.2M in New Mexico Stolen Car Crash

A Santa Fe County, N.M. jury has awarded an 80-year-old woman more than $1.2 million after she was injured in a crash involving a stolen car chased by Santa Fe police. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the jury decided …

Manufacturer Paying $60M to Settle California Lead Paint Litigation

A lead paint manufacturer will pay more than $60 million to remove the toxic material from homes around California. Officials in Santa Clara County announced the settlement with NL Industries on Wednesday, ending 18 years of litigation. The money will …

Lawsuit Claims Hawaii Mall Officials Knew About Faulty Rail

Lawyers who have filed a lawsuit against the parent company of Hawaii’s Ala Moana Center say mall officials were warned about a railing years before it gave way, killing a young man and leaving another with a traumatic brain injury. …

Colorado’s Hail Storm Damage Estimate for Last Year at $2.3B

The massive hail storm that pummeled Colorado’s northern Front Range a year ago generated nearly $900 million more in damage than first estimated, as claims from homeowners doubled in the months that followed. The Denver Post reported this week that …

Fired Allstate Employee Awarded $18M by California Jury

A former Allstate Insurance Co. employee who was fired following an arrest has been awarded more than $18 million in damages. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports a San Diego jury awarded 55-year-old Michael Tilkey about $2.6 million in actual damages …

Maintenance Boss in Washington Sues for Wrongful Firing

A former state supervisor of maintenance workers on McNeil Island is suing Washington state, contending he was wrongfully terminated for trying to correct problems with work performance. Jon Hardy filed a lawsuit against the state earlier this month in Pierce …

Evidence of Massive California Oil Spill Was Obvious, But Was It A Crime?

An acrid stink of petroleum three years ago sent Santa Barbara County firefighters scrambling in a search for a possible spill. When they arrived at Refugio State Beach they witnessed oil staining the pristine sands and seeping into the surf. …

County in Utah Filed Suit Against Drugmakers, Doctors in Opioid Crisis

Officials of a northern Utah county are suing drug manufacturers, distributors and doctors in an effort to mitigate the consequences of the nation’s opioid crisis. Summit County has filed a lawsuit in state district court against 25 companies and individuals, …

Jury Awards $33.5M to Parents of California Man Killed by Deputy

A federal court jury has awarded $33.5 million in damages to the parents of a man who was fatally shot by a Southern California sheriff’s deputy in November 2015. The jury found that the San Bernardino County deputy unreasonably detained …

Family of Actor Bill Paxton Sues Hospital in California for Wrongful Death

The family of Bill Paxton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital and the surgeon who performed the actor’s heart surgery shortly before he died. The suit filed against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleges the surgeon, used …