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Freedom Bankruptcy Plan Gifts Nonprofits, Ignores Pollution Claims

Freedom Industries Inc., whose leaking chemical tank made much of West Virginia’s water undrinkable early this year, filed a proposed Chapter 11 plan this week that offers nothing to people with claims for polluted water. Instead, proceeds from a settlement …

Video Prompts Probe of West Virginia Bridge Work

Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell says the state is investigating material that fell into the Ohio River during a bridge repair and maintenance project. Media outlets report that a video posted earlier this month on Facebook by an Ohio resident shows …

Judge Upholds $2.6 Jury Award to Tourist Run Over on a Florida Beach

A judge upheld a $2.6 million judgment awarded to a Kansas tourist whose skull was fractured when she was run over by a truck driven by a lifeguard. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Volusia County had appealed part of the …

Another Rothstein Settlement Scam Figure Pleads Guilty

Another figure in the $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme operated by disbarred lawyer Scott Rothstein is scheduled to plead guilty in Fort Lauderdale federal court. Court records show that Frank Preve will plead guilty Tuesday to wire fraud conspiracy, which carries …

Generic Drug Decision Upheld in Alabama

Brand-name drug makers can be held liable for warnings on a generic medication even if it was produced by another company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, standing by an earlier decision that business leaders viewed as a defeat. The …

Florida Motorists Urged to Use Caution as Schools Open

Motorists across Florida are urged to use caution on the roads as students across Florida return to school. Many schools across the state are opening their doors this week. Police agencies urge drivers to slow down in school zones and …

Settlement in Lawsuit Over University of Alabama Student’s Death

A family has settled its lawsuit over a crash that killed a University of Alabama student after the national championship football game in Miami last year. Plaintiff attorneys Jere Beasley and Chris Glover aren’t disclosing the terms of the agreement …

ABRA Continues Tennessee Expansion

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a national damaged vehicle repair company, announced the purchase of Tennessee Collision Repair. The new center is located in Alcoa, Tenn., about 20 minutes south of Knoxville. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This …

Allman Film Company Cited by OSHA in Georgia Train Crash

A production company formed to make a biographical film about singer Greg Allman was cited by federal regulators Thursday for workplace safety violations stemming from a train crash in rural Georgia that killed a camera assistant and injured six others. …

Kentucky Sinkhole That Swallowed Corvettes Will Be Filled

The sinkhole that swallowed up eight cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green will be partially filled in with plans for a bridge built over the top of the section left open. National Corvette Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli …

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