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Firms to Pay $9M to Settle Suit Over Damages in 2012 California Wildfire

Officials say a construction company and a logging firm have collectively agreed to pay $9 million for damages resulting from a 2012 wildfire that burned more than 1,600 acres of national forest land in Northern California. The U.S. Attorney’s office …

Attorneys for Wrong-Way Arizona Driver Blame Agency for Crash, Injuries

Attorneys for a wrong-way driver say an Arizona Department of Public Safety sergeant is responsible for a crash that injured the driver and the sergeant. Patricia Carvalho is facing charges of attempted homicide, aggravated DUI and endangerment. The Los Ranchos, …

Oregon Suit Says Burning Homeless Camp Damaged Lawyer’s Home, Office

A Portland, Ore. lawyer whose home and business were seriously damaged when a fire started at a homeless camp has filed a $541,000 lawsuit against the city. Raylynna Peterson’s lawsuit filed last week says the city forced campers to move …

Probe into Student Death Finds California School Violated Rules

An investigation into a 13-year-old student’s death at a Northern California private school has found the school violated state rules when its staff put him in a face-down restraint position for nearly an hour. State education regulators found evidence that …

Ex-Shareholder Sues Wynn in Nevada over Sex Assault Claims

A former Wynn Resorts shareholder is suing company founder Steve Wynn and former and current executives and board members, saying that his stock fell in value because they concealed information about sexual harassment accusations that led to Wynn’s resignation. An …

Target Paying $7.4M to Settle California Waste Lawsuit

The Target store chain has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle California allegations that it improperly dumped hazardous waste into landfills, ranging from batteries to drugs and syringes. Minnesota-based Target didn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing in the lawsuit settlement filed …

California School District to Settle Child Molest Lawsuit for $6.2M

Attorneys say a Southern California school district has agreed to pay $6.2 million to settle a lawsuit over a worker who allegedly molested three elementary school students. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the agreement was announced this week by attorneys for …

California Mobile Home Residents Awarded $34M in Suit over Living Conditions

A jury has awarded $34 million in damages to 51 current and former residents of a Southern California mobile home park they say is rife with problems including sinkholes, sewage backups and rats. The Los Angeles Times reported the damages …

Indiana Man Suffers Brain Injuries, Seeks Damages

A northwestern Indiana man alleges in a federal lawsuit that he suffered a traumatic brain injury when a police officer ran a red light and struck his vehicle in 2016. Carlos Gallegos-Esqueda of Hammond is suing the Lake County Sheriff’s …

California Judge Sets Date for Next Next Monsanto Cancer Trial

A California judge has granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit, alleging the company’s glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup caused their disease. The order by Superior Court Judge …