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California School District to Settle Child Molest Lawsuit for $6.2M

Attorneys say a Southern California school district has agreed to pay $6.2 million to settle a lawsuit over a worker who allegedly molested three elementary school students. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the agreement was announced this week by attorneys for …

Judge Rules for Insurer Employer’s Mutual in Nebraska Wrongful Conviction Case

A Nebraska judge has ruled that an insurance provider doesn’t have to cover the legal debt of a Nebraska county that wrongfully convicted six people in a 1985 rape and murder. Lancaster County District Judge Jodi L. Nelson ruled on …

$900K Lawsuit Charges Oregon Paraeducators Assaulted by Students

Two employees who were assigned to assist special needs students in the classroom have filed a $900,000 lawsuit against Portland Public Schools, claiming the district ignored pleas for help as violent students repeatedly assaulted them. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Joyce Moore …

Zurich North America, Allied Public Risk Partner on Public Sector Program

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Zurich North America has entered into an agreement with program administrator Allied Public Risk LLC to provide a full range of insurance coverage to select cities, towns, boroughs, counties and special service districts with populations under 100,000. Zurich …

Judge Dismisses Nebraska County’s Claim Against Insurers

Gage County’s insurance policies from a Nebraska risk-sharing pool of companies don’t cover $28.1 million that a jury awarded to six people who were wrongfully convicted in the 1985 rape and killing of a woman, a judge ruled. Judge Jodi …

Illinois County Pay $3M to Settle Case Over Missing Stop Sign in Fatal Crash

A northern Illinois county has agreed to a $3 million settlement with the family of a pregnant woman who was killed in a crash at a rural intersection where a stop sign was missing. The May 2013 crash near the …

Michigan Law Firm Making Money Suing Cities Over Sewers

A single law firm based in Royal Oak has won tens of millions of dollars in lawsuits against a growing list of metro Detroit communities – including Detroit, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, and the townships of Bloomfield, Waterford and Brighton. …

California Woman Paralyzed by Falling Tree Limb Will Get $14.5M

San Francisco supervisors have approved a $14.5 million settlement for a woman who was paralyzed from the waist down when she was struck by a heavy tree limb at a park two years ago. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the …

Oklahoma Students Injured When Bus Rolls Over in Central Texas

Multiple injuries were reported Saturday when a school bus carrying students from Oklahoma rolled over along a central Texas highway. Lampasas Police Department Assistant Chief Jody Cummings said the crash occurred about 3:18 p.m. near Lampasas, about 61 miles (98 …

Missouri District to Pay $423K to Settle With Teen Injured in Mud Pit

Springfield Public Schools in Missouri has agreed to pay $423,106 to a settle a lawsuit alleging that a teen was critically injured in a mud pit because staff failed to properly supervise students at a back-to-school event. The Springfield News-Leader …