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Woman Hurt on Ohio Fair Ride Gets $1.8M From Ride Owner, Others

A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year’s Ohio State Fair will receive $1.8 million. A judge this week approved the settlement that calls for the ride’s owner, Amusements of America, and …

Judge to Help Michigan Diocese Deal With Sex Abuse Claims

A Roman Catholic bishop on Friday announced the appointment of a prominent judge to handle complaints of sexual abuse by priests in central Michigan, but police responded by urging victims to contact investigators instead. Michael Talbot will help the Saginaw …

Michigan Senate Votes No Ban on Pit Bulls

No bans on pit bulls allowed, Michigan’s Senate said on Thursday. The chamber voted 22-13 to prohibit local governments from dictating breed-specific regulations on dogs. The bill now heads to the House for consideration. About 30 of Michigan’s local governments …

Menards Sues Georgia Firm Over Moving Walkway Injuries

Menards is suing a Georgia company for personal injury claims tied to moving walkways installed in some of the Wisconsin-based home improvement chain’s stores. Menards filed the lawsuit against ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp. last week in Eau Claire County Court, The …

Ohio High Court to Decide If Ex-Player Can Sue Over Concussions

The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s. …

Northern Michigan Inn Faces No Liability for Bonfire Burns

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a century-old inn in a lawsuit over hot coals on a Lake Michigan beach. The court says Watervale Inn is protected by a law that shields landowners from liability during recreational …

Defendant in S.D. Lounge Collapse Wants Venue Change

A developer listed as a defendant in lawsuits over a 2016 fatal building collapse in downtown Sioux Falls has alleged the company never owned the structure. Legacy Developments also asked a judge for a change of venue to Aberdeen, arguing …

Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas Face Double Spring Threats

Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s historically the most active time of year for tornadoes plus wildfire threats brought on by severe …

Missouri Legislation Would Limit Insurance Carrier Liability Settlements

A bill on Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk would limit how much money insurance companies would have to pay after accidents. The proposal affects cases where multiple people are owed money from an insurance company, such as after a car accident …

Michigan PIP Auto Fee Rising July 1

Michigan drivers with auto insurance will pay more money than ever – $192 annually per vehicle – to cover unlimited medical benefits for severely injured motorists. The fee was announced Thursday by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, a state-created entity …

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