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Oregon Suit Says Burning Homeless Camp Damaged Lawyer’s Home, Office

A Portland, Ore. lawyer whose home and business were seriously damaged when a fire started at a homeless camp has filed a $541,000 lawsuit against the city. Raylynna Peterson’s lawsuit filed last week says the city forced campers to move …

School District in California Settles Sex Abuse Cases for $15M

A Southern California school district agreed to pay more than $15 million to settle lawsuits by eight former students who say they were sexually abused by teachers and staff members, attorneys announced this week. The three cases involved former female …

Texas School Shooter’s Father Believes Son Was Bullied

A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as a “victim” because he may have recently been bullied, causing him to lash out, his father said. In a phone interview over …

Texas Agency Disputing Claim That Trooper Sexually Assaulted Woman

The Texas Department of Public Safety said it disputes allegations that one of its state troopers sexually assaulted a woman while he was arresting her on suspicion of drunken driving. A lawyer representing the woman said Monday that the trooper …

Idaho School Trying to Recover Data Weeks After Ransom-Seeking Cyberattack

Nearly six weeks after being hit by a massive ransomware cyberattack, the Jerome School District is still working to recover. On Dec. 11, school district officials found out much of its data was encrypted. Each affected file included a message …

New Mexico School District Settles Suit for $800K with Former Employee

Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico will pay $800,000 to its former chief financial officer to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed the former superintendent placed him on paid leave for questioning district audits. The Albuquerque Journal reports Don Moya …

People Injured at Riot Sue UC Berkeley, City,

Four San Francisco Bay Area residents who say they were injured by protesters during a riot ahead of a speech by a right-wing provocateur at the University of California, Berkeley filed a lawsuit against the university and the city, their …

Parents Sue Oregon School District for $1.7M Over Daughter’s Back Injury

Parents of an Oregon girl who slipped and fractured her back while attempting to walk into school on a snowy day have filed a $1.7 million lawsuit against the Lake Oswego School District. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Jonathan and Marisa …

Montana Suit Claims School Failed to Protect Student From Teacher

The parents of a former student have filed a federal lawsuit against a western Montana school district, claiming school officials did not protect their daughter from being sexually harassed and assaulted by a teacher. The Missoulian reports the lawsuit against …

Suit over Woman Shot by University of Arizona Officer Revived

A federal appeals court has resurrected an excessive-force lawsuit by a woman who was shot by a University of Arizona police officer six year ago as she held a knife in her hand outside her home. Amy Hughes had lost …