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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 …

Utah Ready to Sue California Over Coal Power Fee

Utah lawmakers want the state to set aside $2 million to sue California over rules that make coal-fired power more expensive. The proposal from Republican Rep. Mike Noel passed through a subcommittee this week with only one Democratic lawmaker raising …

Oregon Woman Sues Over Newborn’s Death After 2-Day Birth

A Bend, Ore. woman has filed a $9 million wrongful death lawsuit against the St. Charles Health System after her daughter died following a difficult childbirth. The Bulletin reported that Grace Louise Marchant-Hubbs was born unconscious after a 2-day delivery …

Oregon School District Settles Parent’s Suit over Boy Who Was Attacked

The Eugene School District in Oregon has paid $24,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a parent whose child was attacked at school. Olga Telsheva sought $625,000 when the suit was filed last year. She alleged that officials failed to …

Wheelchair Athlete Injured During Marathon in California Gets $4M

A wheelchair athlete who was injured after organizers of a San Diego, Calif., marathon altered the course has been awarded $4 million. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported a jury has ruled for Craig Blanchette in a negligence lawsuit against organizers …

Oregon Cyclist Injured After Naked Bike Ride Sues for $566K

An Oregon bicyclist is suing for $566,000 after he hit a pair of concrete islands on his way home from the World Naked Bike Ride, causing him to crash and break his nose, arm and two fingers. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported …

Waymo-Uber Trial in California Highlights Tech Talent War

Should full frontal lobotomies be required of Silicon Valley engineers looking to change jobs? Uber Technologies Inc. has said with a touch of hyperbole that that’s what the future holds if Waymo wins its lawsuit accusing the ridesharing giant of …

Opioid Makers Sued by Another Washington County

Clallam County in Washington is joining more than 200 other litigants in suing opioid makers and wholesale distributors for damages over prescription opioids. The Peninsula Daily News reports county commissioners are hiring a Seattle-based nationwide law firm to file the …

$5M Settlement Reached in New Mexico Jail Death

A $5 million settlement has been reached in the death of a man who surveillance video and records show was repeatedly denied medical care after becoming violently ill inside a county jail, according to court records obtained by The Associated …

Man Suing Bar Near Oregon University over Freak Finger Injury

A man is suing a popular tavern near the University of Oregon, claiming a freak injury at the bar has left him unable to pursue “a host of attractive, lucrative careers” in music and medicine. The Register-Guard reported that Winston …