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Illinois Schools Paying $400K in 2 Physical Force Lawsuits

Chicago’s public school district has agreed to pay a total of $400,000 to settle two lawsuits that alleged staff members used physical force to punish two special education students. The Chicago Board of Education would not comment to the Chicago …

City in Kansas Settles With Black Driver Shot by Rookie Officer

The city of Lawrence, Kan., has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by a Black man who was shot by a rookie police officer in 2018 during a traffic stop. Akira Lewis sued the city, …

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Getting Closer to What Could be a $800M Payout

More than 4,400 relatives and victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history could receive a total of $800 million in payouts from MGM Resorts International and its insurers by January, the casino giant and attorneys said. After …

Nevada Governor Signs Business Liability And Worker Protection Bill

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation expanding workplace safety protections for hotel and casino employees and shielding businesses that follow health directives from coronavirus-related lawsuits. “It’s about acknowledging that Nevada relies heavily on the single industry, the hospitality industry. …

Care for Montana Towns Polluted with Asbestos Transferred to State

State regulators are taking over maintenance of a decades-long environmental cleanup in two northwestern Montana towns where lung-damaging asbestos contamination has been blamed in hundreds of deaths. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on last week transferred responsibility for protecting the …

California School Districts Lining Up to Fight JUUL in Lawsuits

A national coalition of law firms has filed suit on behalf of the Pomona Unified School District against JUUL Labs Inc. for its role in creating an e-cigarette epidemic and resurgence in youth nicotine addiction that impedes the learning environments …

Pilot in Helicopter Cash That Killed Lakers Star Had No Drugs, Alcohol in System

The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in …

Montana Seeking $43M in Disputed Tobacco Settlement Payments

Montana is asking a judge to force a group of tobacco companies to make more than $43 million in payments to the state that they have disputed over the past 15 years, Attorney General Tim Fox said this week. The …

California Employees Who Bring Labor Claims Can’t Recover for Their Unpaid Wages

The California Supreme Court has ruled that plaintiffs in Private Attorney General Act cases cannot recover for their own or their fellow employees’ unpaid wages, but are limited to recovering civil penalties set forth in the California Labor Code. The …

California Wildfire Victims Fear They’ll Be Last in Payout

A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California’s catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation. Instead, the deal has sparked confusion, resentment, suspicion …