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USA Gymnastics Sues Insurers Amid Nassar Sex Abuse Lawsuits

USA Gymnastics is suing its insurance carriers, alleging that they haven’t fully reimbursed it for defense costs incurred in lawsuits filed by victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Indianapolis-based governing body for gymnastics filed its lawsuit against …

Malpractice Damages Law Ruled Unconstitutional in North Dakota

A state district judge has ruled that North Dakota’s law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The case involved a 35-year-old Fort Yates woman who suffered a disabling stroke in 2012 due to a botched surgery at CHI …

Nevada Residents Sue City in $3.6M Suit Over February Flooding

Dozens of northern Nevada residents are suing the city of Elko for more than $3.6 million over damage caused by extensive flooding last February. State Assemblyman John Ellison is among the 60 plaintiffs listed in the negligence suit filed earlier …

How United’s Settlement With Dragged Flier Plays Out Tax-wise

Dr. David Dao, who received an undisclosed settlement from United Airlines after being violently dragged off a flight earlier this month, won’t be roughed up by the Internal Revenue Service: He won’t owe any taxes on the payout. The IRS …

Dutch Court Holds Energy Firm Liable for Emotional Suffering

A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that an energy company jointly owned by Shell and ExxonMobil is liable for the psychological suffering of residents in the north of the country whose homes have been damaged by small earthquakes caused by gas …

Oregon Supreme Court Allows Bystander Lawsuit to Proceed

The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a lawsuit to proceed that was filed on behalf of two boys who witnessed their younger brother hit and killed by a pickup truck five years ago. The decision was a reversal of …

Delaware Judge Rules Insurer Must Defend Korn’s Ex-Wife in Porn Defamation Suit

A federal judge has ruled that an insurance company is obligated to defend the ex-wife of serial political candidate Richard Korn in a defamation lawsuit he filed against her. Liberty Mutual argued that a homeowner’s policy it issued to Magda …

Conspiracy to Abduct Not Covered

Custody battles oftentimes give rise to insurance coverage questions. A common scenario that arises in domestic dispute situations involves one spouse abducting their child or children from the other spouse who has custody. When there is ensuing civil litigation the …

Utah Judge Rules Against Retailer’s Charge for Critical Review

A federal judge has ruled against an online retailer that tried to force a Utah couple to pay $3,500 over a critical online review. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson entered a default judgment on April 30 in favor of John …

Minnesota Man’s Claims in Toyota Crash Case Can Proceed

A federal judge is allowing a Minnesota man to proceed with some of his claims stemming from the fatal crash of a Toyota in 2006. U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery ruled Tuesday that Koua Fong Lee can proceed with his …