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Objecting to the Golden Rule During Trial

Courts in the State of Washington always present interesting appellate issues in the bad faith context. One of those interesting issues can be seen in the Washington Court of Appeals decision of Miller v. Kenny, 325 P.3d 278 (Wash. Ct. …

Massive Northern California Wildfire Out of Control

An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday. The fire east of Sacramento had burned through 111 square miles, up from …

Nevada Truck Firm Could Pay $4.5M+ Jury Verdict in Amtrak Crash

A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured …

Stolen Jaguar Returned to Owner 46 Years Later

Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love. It was the first (and “prettiest”) of many luxury cars he would own, his companion on …

Fire Crews Make Progress in Fight Against Oregon Wildfire

Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: Fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada, and it is 7 percent contained. More than 500 people turned out Tuesday night for an …

Mystery Fireball Seen in Southwest was Russian Spy Satellite

People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three “rocks” with glowing red and orange streaks. But the fireball that blazed over the …

Colorado Theater Shooting Victim’s Family Sue Ammo Seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was …

Glass Bottles Banned on Las Vegas Strip Sidewalks

Glass bottles and containers are no longer welcome among the throngs of tourists on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks. Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday for the glass ban, which they say will reduce the litter and danger of shattered glass …

State Revokes Oregon Agent’s License, Seeks Other Victims

The Department of Consumer and Business Services has revoked the license of a Portland, Ore., insurance agent for collecting money for policies but never forwarding the premium to the insurance company – leaving many Oregonians without coverage. The department’s Insurance …

Northern California Wildfire Engulfs Homes

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills. Ten minutes later, a wildfire driven by fierce winds raced through their …

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