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California School District to Pay $7M to Teen Injured from Football

A school district outside San Diego, Calif. has agreed to pay a former student and his family $7.1 million after he received a brain injury while playing football. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Grossmont Union High School District is …

Utah Construction Firms Agree to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit for $1.2M

Two Utah construction companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit alleging abuse of a federal program that helps small businesses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the Salt Lake City-based Big-D Construction Corp. already has paid …

Jury Rules Montana Hospital Not Liable in Football Player’s Paralysis

A Montana hospital is not liable for the brain injury a 16-year-old Belt High School student suffered in a 2014 football game, a jury has ruled. Robert Back suffered a concussion on Sept. 5, 2014, and collapsed on the sidelines …

California Couple to Get $2.5M After Called Abduction a Hoax

A couple has reached a $2.5 million settlement with a Northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed her bizarre kidnapping as a hoax. Police in the city of Vallejo initially discounted a report by Denise Huskins and …

Work Begins to Reopen Idaho Mine Following Settlement

A northern Idaho mine could be put back into operation following the settlement of a federal lawsuit against the mine’s owner. The Spokesman-Review reported a settlement agreement was filed Monday in federal court in Boise that aims to resolve environmental …

Insurer for Oregon City to Pay $800K to Family of Man Killed By Police

The insurance company for the central Oregon city of Bend will pay $800,000 in a settlement agreement with the family of a man shot and killed by a Bend police officer. The Bulletin reports that the city in the agreement …

Montana Judge Rules Against in Insurer in $43M Asbestos Settlement

A Montana judge says a Nebraska-based insurance company is liable for a $43 million settlement between the state and people sickened by exposure to asbestos from a Libby vermiculite mine. National Indemnity Co. paid $16 million toward the 2009 settlement …

$1M for Woman in Hawaii Injured by Coconut Tree

The Honolulu City Council has approved a $1 million settlement with a woman who sued the city for injuries she sustained when a coconut tree struck her in 2012. Ana Krogh-Doyle was a competitive surfer before being struck by the …

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 …

Los Angeles County to Pay Nearly $6M in Brain Damaged Inmate Suit

Los Angeles County officials have voted to pay nearly $6 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed a jail inmate was left brain damaged and disabled because his medical problems weren’t properly treated. The negligence suit was filed on behalf …