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$265K Settlement over Autistic Man’s Arrest in Alaska

Kodiak officials have agreed to pay $265,000 to an autistic man who was forcibly detained and pepper-sprayed by police. The city is settling the lawsuit filed in February 2016 by the guardians of 30-year-old Nicholas Pletnikoff, who said police were …

First Trial Over $80M Nevada Fire Begins This week

The first trial over a prescribed burn started by the Nevada Division of Forestry began this week. The fire is estimated to have caused more than $80 million in property damage, Courtroom View Network is reporting. The network is broadcasting …

BNSF Settles Suit from Montana Derailment Agreeing to Pay $750K on Repairs

BNSF Railway has agreed to pay the U.S. government $200,000 and spend up to $750,000 on road repairs to settle claims that the company failed to pay for damages caused by a 2011 train derailment in northwestern Montana, government prosecutors …

Alorica in California Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $3.5M

The U.S. District Court has approved a consent decree between Irvine, Calif.-based Alorica Inc. and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $3.5 million and remedial measures to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit, the federal agency announced today. According …

Suit Filed Against Escalator Manufacturer over Utah Child Who Lost 2 Fingers

A 3-year-old Utah girl had two fingers amputated when they were caught in a faulty grocery store escalator, her family says in a lawsuit filed against the store and the escalator manufacturer. The girl’s mother, Silvia Zamora , said in …

Judge Allows Suit Against Crow Nursing Home in Montana to Proceed

A federal judge is allowing a woman to proceed with a lawsuit that claims the Crow tribe’s nursing home leaders in Montana conspired to fire her for reporting that a patient had been molested. Tammy Wilhite is a former nurse …

Second Group Reaches $11.5M Settlement in Washington Landslide

A second group of relatives of people killed in the deadly Oso landslide has reached an $11.5 million settlement with Washington state and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse. The Daily Herald reported …

Jury Awards $640K to Washington Man in Excessive Force Case

A federal jury has awarded a Federal Way, Wash. man $640,000 after finding a police officer used excessive force when arresting him at an accident scene in 2014. The Seattle Times reported that the jury gave Josiah Hunter $40,000 for …

$750K Settlement in Utah Sexual Misconduct Suit

The city of Provo, Utah has reached a $750,000 settlement with five women who say it failed to take action to protect them from alleged sexual harassment and assault by a former police chief. Mayor Michelle Kaufusi said in a …

Hawaii Jury Sides with Couple in Disability Discrimination Suit

A jury in Hawaii has sided with a Maui couple in a $1.9 million disability discrimination lawsuit against their condo association which fined them thousands of dollars for uncarpeted floors and attempted to sell their unit in foreclosure. Lawyer Eric …