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Utah Judge Awards Ex-Teen Bride $16M in Case Against Polygamous Group

A woman who was married to her cousin at age 14 in a ceremony overseen by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has won a $16 million lawsuit against the group. Elissa Wall’s lawyer said that the decision lets attorneys investigate …

Motel 6 Will Settle Human Trafficking Suit Involving Los Angeles Property

Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging one of its properties in Los Angeles was a base for sex trafficking, drug dealers and gang members. City Attorney Mike Feuer told The Associated Press on Wednesday …

California Bill Would Force Wells Fargo to Court Over Fake Accounts

The California Legislature backed a measure this week that could require Wells Fargo to go to court with consumers who say they were harmed by the bank’s fake account scandal. The legislation would prohibit the San Francisco-based bank in some …

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Deadly Halloween Hayride in Maine

The family of a teenager who died in a hayride crash has settled a lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the Halloween attraction in 2014, the family lawyer said Wednesday. Money from the settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit …

Wisconsin Farmer Could Be Awarded $13.5M in Stray Voltage Case Against Xcel

A western Wisconsin farmer could be awarded up to $13.5 million after winning a five-year legal battle against an electric services company over stray voltage. Paul Halderson told the La Crosse Tribune that his dairy farm herd of nearly 1,000 …

Washington School District’s Insurer to Pay $18M in Shooting Settlement

The families of five Washington state high school students shot in a high school cafeteria in 2014 have settled a lawsuit against the school district’s insurance company for $18 million. Attorney Lincoln Beauregard, who represented the plaintiffs, said the settlement …

$150M Settlement Gets Final Approval in Vermont Ski Resort Fraud Case

Contractors and vendors owed millions of dollars after the owner and president of a Vermont ski resort were accused of massive fraud will soon see their bills paid. The Caledonian Record reports the federal receiver overseeing Jay Peak ski resort …

Utah Tattoo Parlor Settles with Man Who Has HIV

A 27-year-old Utah college student with HIV has reached a settlement with a tattoo parlor that denied him service based on his medical condition. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that denying the student service was a violation of the Americans …

$300K Settlement in 2012 Utah Fire to be Paid by Insurer

Utah officials have reached a $300,000 settlement with a man accused of starting a 2012 fire that led to the evacuation than 1,000 northwestern Utah homes. The Daily Herald reported the Utah County Commission approved the settlement with Kenneth Nielsen …

Washington County Insurer to Pay $2.25M Wrongful Conviction Settlement

The insurance company for Spokane County, Wash. will pay $2.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that contended the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office engaged in witness-tampering and recklessness to wrongfully convict three men for a 2008 robbery. Spokane …