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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 …

Lawsuit Blaming Schools for Bullying, Suicide Can Proceed in Ohio, Judge Says

A wrongful death lawsuit accusing an Ohio school district of denying and covering up bullying of an 8-year-old boy who killed himself will be allowed to proceed. A federal judge on Sept. 24 denied Cincinnati Public Schools’ request to dismiss …

Jury: Galveston Must Pay Nearly $15M to Contractor in Ike Housing Dispute

Southeast Texas city has been ordered to pay nearly $15 million to a fired contractor that was overseeing some federally funded housing recovery after Hurricane Ike hit in 2008. The Galveston County Daily News reports jurors on Sept. 25 decided …

Montana School District Suit Says Trainer Sexually Abused Student Athletes

An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a newly filed lawsuit. The deception was aided by the team winning five …

Family of Boy Who Drowned in Ocean off Oregon Sues City

The family of an Oklahoma teenager who drowned in the ocean while visiting the Oregon coast has filed a $3.6 million lawsuit against the city of Seaside. The Daily Astorian reported that 14-year-old Conner Miguel Wu Moore, of Tulsa, was …

$2M Settlement for Injured Pedestrian in Hawaii

Officials in Honolulu, Hawaii have agreed to a $2 million settlement to a woman who was hit by a car while crossing a street in 2014. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the city approved the payment last month to Mariah Tinay, …