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$28M Settlement for Washington Crash Survivor

Washington state has agreed to pay a $28 million settlement to woman who was left quadriplegic in wreck on Interstate 5 in DuPont. The News Tribune reported 20-year-old Skylar Seward filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Transportation after …

Alaska Pilot Awarded $500K in Airplane Safety Whistleblower Case

A federal judge has sided with an Anchorage, Alaska pilot who claimed a Homer-based air carrier fired him for reporting safety problems. Brian Bell had reported that Bald Mountain Air Service falsified safety records and had gaps in drug and …

Nebraska City Sues Owner of Grain Elevator That Exploded

South Sioux City, Nebraska, has sued the owner of the grain elevator that exploded earlier this year. The lawsuit against Andersen Farms Inc. and Bryce Andersen was filed last week in Dakota County District Court. It seeks reimbursement of more …

Firefighters Sue Southern California Gas Company Over Toxic Leak

Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak have sued the Southern California Gas Co., saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well …

California Says Judge Who Said Coffee Needs Cancer Warning is Biased

California said a state judge who earlier this year ruled that coffee requires a cancer warning is too biased to oversee a new lawsuit that challenges the state’s proposal to exempt the beverage from the requirement. The California Office of …

Lead-Paint Makers Rejected by Top Court in $400M Case in California

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Sherwin-Williams Co. and Conagra Brands Inc., leaving intact a ruling that requires them to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in California. The rebuff, issued without comment Monday, is a blow …

$4M Settlement for Police Explorers Molested in California

An attorney says victims molested by a Southern California police officer while participating in the department’s Police Explorer program have reached a $4 million settlement in a civil lawsuit. Anthony DeMarco says Wednesday that his law office agreed to a …

Walmart Paying $65M to Settle California Suit Over Seating For Cashiers

Walmart Inc. has agreed to pay $65 million to nearly 100,000 current and former cashiers in California who accused the retailer of violating state law by refusing to provide them with seating while they worked. Walmart denied any wrongdoing in …

Oregon Department Store Sued over Camera Pointed at Dressing Room

A Fred Meyer customer in Clackamas, Ore. who says she was caught on store video while half-naked in a dressing room has filed a $300,000 lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Carlee Gish filed the lawsuit against the shopping chain Monday in …

Oregon Woman Files Suit to Prevent Debt Collectors Coming to Her Door

A Portland, Ore. woman who says debt collectors keep showing up at her door looking for someone she swears she doesn’t know has filed a $400,000 lawsuit to make them stop. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Caitlin Kelly is suing a Portland …