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California Attorney General Expects State to Play Role in Opioid Deal

California’s attorney general signaled that he expected to play a major role in settling a nationwide legal fight over the opioid crisis even though the state hasn’t been as hard-hit as others. Drugmakers and pharmaceutical wholesalers are facing more than …

Jury Awards $383M in Wrongful Death Suits Against Colorado Dialysis Provider

A federal jury in Denver, Colo. awarded $383.5 million to the families of three patients who died of cardiac arrest after treatments at clinics run by dialysis provider DaVita Inc. Attorneys for the families said the Denver-based company treated the …

Several Lawsuits Allege Racial Profiling in Oregon Businesses

Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were “shopping while black.” A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses …

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 …