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Connecticut Man Awarded $82K After Crash with Truck

A Connecticut man injured when the vehicle he was in crashed with a truck carrying portable toilets has been awarded $82,000 in a lawsuit. The Connecticut Post reports that 52-year-old Randall Ryan, of Bridgeport, Conn., claimed he suffered physical and …

Uber Seeks to Have California Suit by Woman Hit on Freeway Thrown out

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to fend off a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was seriously injured after her driver ordered her out of the car in the middle of a California freeway. The ridesharing company is asking …

Family Files Suit Over Teen’s Death After New Mexico Rodeo Competition

The family of a teenager who died after a bull riding competition is suing the organizers of the 2016 event. Brandon Charley died in Fruitland, N.M., while riding a bull named WhooWee. The lawsuit filed in state district court claims …

Jury Awards $33.5M to Parents of California Man Killed by Deputy

A federal court jury has awarded $33.5 million in damages to the parents of a man who was fatally shot by a Southern California sheriff’s deputy in November 2015. The jury found that the San Bernardino County deputy unreasonably detained …

Oregon Woman Sues Over Newborn’s Death After 2-Day Birth

A Bend, Ore. woman has filed a $9 million wrongful death lawsuit against the St. Charles Health System after her daughter died following a difficult childbirth. The Bulletin reported that Grace Louise Marchant-Hubbs was born unconscious after a 2-day delivery …

Wheelchair Athlete Injured During Marathon in California Gets $4M

A wheelchair athlete who was injured after organizers of a San Diego, Calif., marathon altered the course has been awarded $4 million. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported a jury has ruled for Craig Blanchette in a negligence lawsuit against organizers …

Judge Bars Captain from Piloting Ships Following Fatal Rhode Island Crash

A New Jersey yacht captain is barred from piloting ships as he awaits trial in the death of an 81-year-old Connecticut boater in Rhode Island waters. U.S. District Court Magistrate Patricia Sullivan ordered Cooper “Chick” Bacon on Tuesday to surrender …

Man Claims He Caught Eye-Eating Parasite at Pennsylvania Amusement Park

A man has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh amusement park claiming he contracted an eye-eating parasite after getting splashed on a water ride. Robert and Krystsina Trostle claim in their lawsuit filed Tuesday that he contracted the parasite while …

Trump Protester Struck by Car in California Sues City, Driver and University

A woman who was hit by a car while protesting against President Donald Trump on a San Diego freeway is suing the driver, the city, the state and a nearby university. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported 19-year-old Maria Carrola Flores …

California Utility Blamed in 3 Suits for Deadly Wildfires

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was blamed in three lawsuits filed this week for negligence in the wildfires that killed more than 40 people and destroyed over 8,000 homes in Northern California last month. The lawsuits allege the San Francisco-based …