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Lawsuit Accuses Delaware Insurance Officials of Racism, Sexism

A federal lawsuit has accused top Delaware insurance department officials of workplace sexual and racial harassment. The Delaware News Journal reports an insurance department employee announced the suit Wednesday accusing Commissioner Trinidad Navarro of inappropriately touching her cornrows and making …

Parents of Connecticut Teen Gun Accident Victim Settle Lawsuit for $1M

The parents of a 15-year-old Connecticut boy who accidentally shot and killed himself at a friend’s house have settled their lawsuit against the gun owner for $1 million. The Hartford Courant reported Monday that Kristen and Michael Song filed the …

Delaware Judge Says Jury Should Decide Fatal Fire Case

A federal lawsuit over an arson fire that killed three firefighters can proceed against the city of Wilmington and its former mayor and fire chief. The Delaware News Journal reports Judge Mary Pat Thynge dismissed some claims, but recommended that …

Delaware Lawmaker Loses Bid to Revive Lawsuit Over City Property

A Delaware lawmaker who owns a house damaged by a fire that started in an adjacent city-owned dwelling has lost her bid to revive a federal lawsuit. Rep. Stephanie Bolden, a Wilmington Democrat, claimed that the city repeatedly ignored her …

Another Lawsuit Filed over Detroit’s Towing Practices

Two Detroit residents and a car leasing company have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the city and a towing company worked with police to impound vehicles without informing owners. The suit alleges that Bobby’s Towing was allowed to charge …

City of Hartford Loses Insurance Policy in Wrongful Imprisonment

Hartford, Conn., officials say they cannot find a 30-year-old insurance policy that could play a key role in any damages or settlement the city would have to pay in a lawsuit filed by a man wrongly imprisoned for murder for …

Flooded Texas Residents Sue over Water Releases During Harvey

More than 120 Southeast Texas residents have signed on to a federal lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers illegally took their property when it released water from a reservoir and a dam during Hurricane Harvey flooding their …

Pennsylvania Uber Driver Refused Ride, Beat New Jersey Man Unconscious

A southern New Jersey man has filed a lawsuit against ride-sharing giant Uber that alleges he was assaulted by a driver who refused to take him home from a holiday party in Philadelphia. The federal lawsuit states that 30-year-old Joseph …

Case Before Iowa Supreme Court Pits Water Supplier Against Farmers

The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments and must now decide whether to weigh in on a federal lawsuit that pits the water supplier to 500,000 central Iowa residents against upstream farmers accused of contaminating rivers with nitrates from crop fertilizer. …

Lawsuit Alleges Baylor Fostered ‘Hunting Ground’ for Sexual Assault

A federal lawsuit filed against Waco, Texas-based Baylor University accuses the nation’s largest Baptist school of creating a “hunting ground for sexual predators.” The lawsuit, brought by a former Baylor student, is the third in recent months to claim the …