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University of Washington to Pay $123K to Settle Free-Speech Lawsuit

The University of Washington will pay $122,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after the college billed a Republican club security fees for a rally. The UW College Republicans sued, saying the bill for $17,000 to cover security costs for the …

Wife Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Colorado Rafting Company

The wife of a Maryland man who died during a rafting trip down the Roaring Fork River filed a lawsuit accusing a Colorado rafting company of negligence and fraud. The Aspen Times reports Allison Parker filed a lawsuit against Aspen …

EEOC Sues Tapioca Express in California for Sexual Harassment

Tapioca Express, a South El Monte, Calif.-based milk tea franchise, and two of its franchisees violated federal law by subjecting female employees to sexual harassment and forcing some to quit because of the abuse, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission …

New Mexico County Suing over Opioid Crisis

A northwestern New Mexico county is the latest to sue over the opioid crisis. Lawyers for San Juan County filed the challenge late last week against numerous pharmaceutical companies and distributors. The county is seeking relief for the costs of …

Opioid Maker Wants Alaska Lawsuit Dismissed

An attorney for Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin, has told an Alaska judge that there is an opioid crisis but the state has no legal basis for trying to pin that crisis on the …

Lawsuit Filed Against Hawaiian Restaurant Chain After Data Breach

Two people have filed a class-action lawsuit against Hawaii restaurant chain Zippy’s. Zippy’s alerted its customers April 27 that it experienced a data breach at all of its 25 restaurant, Napoleon’s Bakery, Kahala Sushi and Pearl City Sushi locations. It …

Former Pitcher Sambito Sues Agency He Worked for in Calfornia

Former major league pitcher Joe Sambito has sued the company that employed him as an agent, claiming wrongful termination and age discrimination. Sambito filed the suit in California Superior Court in Orange County against Independent Sports & Entertainment, ISE Baseball …

GM Settles Suit with Motorcyclist Hit By Autonomous Vehicle in California

General Motors Co. agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist involved in a minor crash with one of its self-driving cars in San Francisco late last year, the U.S. automaker said on Friday. Oscar Nilsson sued GM in …

City Sues Oregon Company for Cutting Down Christmas Tree

A city in central Oregon seeks $62,000 from a tree removal company that accidentally cut down a big spruce that was slated to become the city’s Christmas tree. In a lawsuit filed last week, Redmond officials allege that workers trespassed …

Vegas Magician Copperfield Not Liable for Tourist’s Injuries, Jury Rules

Illusionist David Copperfield was found negligent but not financially responsible for a British tourist’s injuries during a signature vanishing act that used participants from the audience of a Las Vegas Strip show in 2013, a jury said Tuesday. Gavin Cox …