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Female Engineer Awarded $251K in Washington Discrimination Suit

A jury has awarded a female Vancouver, Wash. engineer $251,100 for her lawsuit against the Clark County Community Development Department. The Columbian reports that the jury ruled staff at the department defamed and discriminated against Anne Anderson, principal engineer of …

Arizona Woman Awarded $12M for Alleged Hospital Error

A jury has awarded $12 million to a Tucson, Ariz. woman who was severely incapacitated by an alleged hospital medical error. Pima County Superior Court jurors ruled in favor of Esmeralda Tripp and against the University of Arizona Health Network, …

County in Washington Not Negligent in Suit 84-Year Old Juror Who Froze to Death

Local government officials were not negligent in the death of an elderly man who had reported for jury duty and was later found covered with snow outside a Washington state courthouse, jurors ruled. Kay Mita, 84, reported for jury duty …

Chuck Norris Suing in California over MRI Chemical He Says Poisoned Wife

Action star Chuck Norris took on medical device manufacturers in a lawsuit filed in California alleging a chemical used in MRI imaging scans poisoned his wife. Gadolinium that doctors injected into Gena Norris to improve the clarity of her MRIs …

GM Settles Alleged Defects Concealment Suit with California County

General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, Calif., after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, accused GM of deceptive …

Oregon Woman in $1.8M Suit: Was Misled into Mastectomy, Hysterectomy

A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that Elisha Cooke-Moore’s lawsuit says she underwent the life-altering surgeries …

Site of Largest Building Fire in Honolulu’s History Open For Plaintiffs, Defendants

The Marco Polo condominium building in which a July fire killed four has been opened to numerous people who might file lawsuits, potential defendants such as product manufacturers and their insurers, and fire experts from across the nation. As of …

Starbucks in Legal Battle over California’s Cancer Warning Law

If you happen to buy a cup of coffee in California and it comes with a cancer warning, don’t panic – it’s just the law. No scientific study says consuming java in moderation is bad for your health – and …

Suit Filed in California Against Weinstein Co. for Failing to Control Harvey

The Weinstein Co. faces its first lawsuit accusing the company of failing to control ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, in a case brought by an actress who claims he sexually assaulted her. Dominique Huett said the company “knew or should have …

Judge Wants Evidence in Las Vegas Massacre Secured for Lawsuit

The Las Vegas resort from which a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been ordered to preserve photos, surveillance video and gambling records of the shooter and notes by investigators. A Clark County District Court …