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Judge to OK $215M Settlement for USC Gynecologist’s Patients

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge is likely to approve a $215 million class-action settlement with thousands of former patients of a campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct, The …

Safety Violations Found After Attacks at Iowa Psych Hospital

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at …

Virginia School Officials Face $31.5M Lawsuit

Another local school district in Virginia is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over allegations of a child being assaulted on a school bus. The Daily Progress reports that an Appomattox County mother and her 10-year-old son filed a $31.5 million lawsuit …

Ex-Prosecutor Sues Louisiana City Government

A former city prosecutor has filed suit against Lafayette Consolidated Government alleging wrongful termination and breach of contract. In a suit filed Monday, Marcus A. Allen alleges he was fired on the basis of allegations of a criminal act without …

Stabbed California Teen Sues McDonald’s Owners Over Security

A San Jose teenager stabbed outside a McDonald’s is suing the restaurant owners for failing to provide enough security. The Santa Clara County lawsuit filed Tuesday by 17-year-old Jonathan Paredes and his mother Gloria Paredes alleges negligence, saying the McDonald’s …

West Virginia Student Files Suit Over Locker Room Incident

A high school student injured in a locker room incident last year is suing the Logan County Board of Education. David and Robin Cantrell filed the lawsuit on behalf of their son, Justin. He was a sophomore on the Man …

Pennsylvania Police Brutality Lawsuit Settled

The state of Pennsylvania has paid $50,000 to settle a lawsuit by a man who claimed two state police officers beat him at the Washington County barracks before taking him to the county jail, a newspaper reported on its website …

Lawsuit Accuses Louisville, Ky. Police of Assault

A Louisville man has filed suit against five police officers alleging that they attacked him without provocation. Shawn Gellhaus claims in the lawsuit that police repeatedly slammed him to the ground last June, then punched, kicked and choked him before …

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Sued for Alleged Assault at Nevada Casino

A Nevada man claims boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. directed his bodyguards to attack him at a Las Vegas casino last year after the man tried to take a photograph of the undefeated champion and asked about a fight with another …

Enterprise: Pharmacy Robberies Sweeping US

A wave of pharmacy robberies is sweeping the United States as desperate addicts and ruthless dealers turn to violence to feed the nation’s growing hunger for narcotic painkillers. From Redmond, Washington state, to St. Augustine, Florida, criminals are holding pharmacists …