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Family of Ugandan Awarded $10.5M for Utah Park Death

Family members of a Ugandan human rights activist killed in an accident at Arches National Park will get more than $10 million in damages, a federal judge ruled. Though the amount was substantially less than pursued, attorneys representing the family …

PG&E to Face Manslaughter Trial Over Deadly California Fire

Pacific Gas & Electric will face trial for manslaughter over its role in a 2020 wildfire in Northern California that killed four people, a judge ruled Wednesday. The judge in Shasta County ruled after a preliminary hearing that there was …

California Lawsuit Seeks Damages for Unarmed Mentally Ill Man Shot in Back

A California widow whose husband was suffering from a mental health crisis when she called a nonemergency number for help last year sued Culver City police Tuesday, alleging they shot her unarmed husband in the back as he was running …

New Mexico Prosecutors Formally File Charges in Baldwin Movie Set Shooting

Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary …

$32M Settlement in California Child Welfare Lawsuit

Central California’s Tulare County will pay $32 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its child welfare agency failed to respond to reports of abuse involving an infant boy who was hospitalized for malnutrition and suffered brain damage, plaintiffs’ attorneys said …

Woman Who Survived Train Crash into Patrol Car Files Lawsuit in Colorado

A woman who was seriously injured when the parked patrol car she was detained in was hit by a freight train filed a lawsuit against police, accusing three officers of acting recklessly and failing in their duty to take care …

Lawsuit: Las Vegas Strip Resorts Used Vendor to Fix Hotel Rates

A federal lawsuit in Nevada is seeking class-action damages for countless hotel patrons who booked rooms in Las Vegas since 2019, alleging that most hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have used a third-party vendor to illegally fix prices. The …

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 …

Supreme Court Won’t Take up Applied Suit Against California Department of Insurance

The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up a lawsuit from Applied Underwriters Inc. over a decision by the California Department of Insurance to put its affiliate into conservatorship. The court on Monday declined to hear the case. A CDI …

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 …