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Abuse Cases Against California Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregations Settled

Two men who say they were sexually abused by a leader at Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations in San Diego, Calif. in the 1990s have settled their lawsuits against the church’s governing body. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the settlements were …

Insurers May Be on Hook for Dole Buyout Lawsuit Settlements

A Delaware judge says insurers may be on the hook for $190 million to settle two lawsuits stemming from a 2013 buyout in which Dole Food chairman and CEO David Murdock took the company private. In a ruling late last …

Southwest Airliner Catches Fire at California Airport, 139 Passengers Evacuate

A fire on a Southwest Airlines plane forced passengers to evacuate before takeoff at a Southern California airport. Officials from John Wayne Airport say the crew of the Boeing 737 decided that the 139 passengers should evacuate Monday night using …

Woman Wounded in Las Vegas Shooting Drops ‘Bump Stock’ Maker from Suit

The maker of a rapid-fire gun accessory that police say was used in the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 people and left hundreds injured at an open-air concert on the Las Vegas Strip has been removed from a …

450 Las Vegas Shooting Victims and Family Members of Deceased File Lawsuits

Attorneys representing more than 450 victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas mass shooting have filed lawsuits against the hotels where the shooting occurred. Attorneys Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz and Chad Pinkerton, of The …

Experts: Forget Government, Companies Must Step up to Combat Cyber Threats

Don’t rely on the U.S. government to protect your business from cyber threats. That was the consensus among experts speaking about cyber programs at a risk management conference on Tuesday. “The U.S. government hasn’t done a lot to protect cyberspace,” …

Statewide Municipal Group in Vermont May End Town’s Insurance Coverage

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns is considering defeat for the town of Victory, Vt. The Caledonian-Record reports two of Victory’s selectmen were sent a letter from the nonprofit that provides insurance to municipal governments, explaining the town was …

Fracking-Related Water Problems Raise Issues in West Texas

A West Texas land baron and oilman is on the verge of pumping 5.4 million gallons of water a day from far under the desert mountains here and piping it 60 miles to the nation’s most bountiful oil field, the …

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Seattle Law Allowing Ridesharing Union

A federal judge in Seattle, Wash. has temporarily blocked the city’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik’s ruling came after he heard …

Audit Shows Risk Management Fund for New Mexico City Being Drained by Suits

Legal settlements in law enforcement civil rights cases over the past five years have severely depleted Albuquerque, N.M.’s risk management fund, which pays for uninsured losses. In a letter to city officials, state Auditor Tim Keller wrote that the city …