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Copperfield Takes Stand in Tourist Injury Case in Nevada

David Copperfield testified this week that he didn’t know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013. Although …

Waze Causing L.A. Traffic Headaches, Councilman Wants Legal Action

Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said. Councilman David Ryu …

Train in Southern California Kills Woman on Tracks

A Southern California commuter train struck and killed a woman who fell from a platform onto tracks. Police Lt. Paul McLaughlin says the woman slipped and fell backward from the platform. McLaughlin says a man jumped onto the tracks and …

Colorado Exxon Suit Proves Climate Change Concerns Not Unique to Coasts

Most cities suing oil companies over the impact of climate change want help paying for walls to protect against rising sea levels. And then there’s Boulder, Colo. The politically liberal town known as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and …

Nevada Trial Begins in Case Focused on David Copperfield Show

The tricks behind a disappearing act that magician David Copperfield performed for years in Las Vegas were revealed in court last week, the start of trial in a civil case brought by a British tourist who claims he slipped, fell …

Family of Man Shot by Police Files Suit Against Washington City

The family of a Native American man fatally shot by police who mistook a cellphone for a gun has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Lakewood, Wash. and police involved in the 2015 shooting. The Seattle Times reported …

Family of Oregon Cyclist Files $32.5M Wrongful Death Suit

The family of a central Oregon woman killed while on her bicycle has filed a $32.5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of a pickup who has also been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death. KTVZ-TV reported …

Oregon Woman Awarded $315K Over Zip Line Fall

An Oregon woman has been awarded $315,000 after suing her friend’s parents over a fall from a zip line that was installed at their property. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a Washington County jury last week awarded the damages to 20-year-old Aaliyah …

California School District to Pay $7M to Teen Injured from Football

A school district outside San Diego, Calif. has agreed to pay a former student and his family $7.1 million after he received a brain injury while playing football. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Grossmont Union High School District is …

Uber Seeks to Have California Suit by Woman Hit on Freeway Thrown out

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to fend off a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was seriously injured after her driver ordered her out of the car in the middle of a California freeway. The ridesharing company is asking …