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Ill. Supreme Ct. Rules 5-Year Statute of Limitations Applies to Biometric Privacy Claims

Plaintiffs have five years to file claims to allege violations of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting arguments by business advocates that a one-year statute of limitations should apply. In a 5-0 decision, the …

Minnesota Football Players’ Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who were accused of sexual assault in 2016 in a case that roiled the school’s football program. The lawsuit against the …

Missouri Engineering Company Fined $198K After Electrocution

A fourth-year apprentice heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician employed by U.S. Engineering Services suffered fatal electrocution after coming in contact with energized parts while repairing HVAC equipment on Aug. 24, 2022, at University Academy, a college prep charter school …

Kansas Supreme Court Reverses $3.4M Bad Faith Judgment Against Insurer

An insurer’s duty to act in good faith and with reasonable care does not necessarily include a requirement to begin settlement negotiations before a claim is filed, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled. The high court affirmed a panel decision by …

California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall

California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and …

Snow Leads to Massive Pileup in Wisconsin, Dozens Injured

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Dozens of people were injured in a massive traffic pileup amid snowy conditions in southern Wisconsin on Friday, which blocked Interstate 39/90 for hours, authorities said. Beloit Memorial Hospital said at least 27 people were treated …

Illinois Man Charged in Planned Parenthood Clinic Fire

CHICAGO (AP) — A central Illinois man was charged Wednesday with setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic earlier this month, federal law enforcement said. Tyler W. Massengill, 32, of Chillicothe, is accused of “malicious use of fire and an …

Wisc. Supreme: Homicide Conviction Doesn’t Mean Baby’s Death Wasn’t an Accident

The mother of a baby girl who was killed by her father may pursue a claim against the father’s insurer because of unresolved questions, including whether the death was an accident, a divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a …

Hazing Suit at Bowling Green Ends with Nearly $3M Settlement

The family of a student who died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity will receive nearly $3 million from Bowling Green State University to settle its lawsuit, according to an agreement announced Monday. As part of the settlement, the …

Davenport Flood Mitigation Projects Set to Start in 2023

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — In late 2023, residents and business owners will see some of the first projects of Davenport’s flood mitigation plan under construction. The first phase of Davenport’s $165 million plan aims to address floodwaters that surge up …

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