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California Family Claims Funeral Home Mishandled Body

A family is suing a Central California funeral home claiming it disfigured the body of their loved one and prepared the wrong body for viewing. The Fresno Bee reports the widow and children of 87-year-old Wrainey Farmer Sr. are suing …

Idaho Family Sues After Mix-Up Over Loaner Car

A northern Idaho family has sued a car dealership, saying a mix-up over a car they loaned from the dealership led to a harrowing incident in which they were detained by armed law-enforcement officers. The Spokesman-Review reported this week that …

Greyhound Wants Dismissal of Mississippi Accident Suit

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing next week on Greyhound Bus Lines Inc.’s motion to throw out a lawsuit related to a 2008 accident in south Mississippi. Megan Clancy sued Greyhound in Jackson County Circuit Court on July 6, …

Court Tosses Punitive Damages in Iowa Case

The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled a Dubuque care center unfairly fired an employee who witnessed supervisors forging documents, but the court says the woman shouldn’t have received punitive damages. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported the ruling Friday eliminated the …

Iowa Court Rules That Lawyer May Be Sued for Emotional Pain

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday said a couple from Ecuador may sue their attorney for emotional distress because his advice caused them to be separated from their children and grandchildren for a decade. It’s the first time the state’s …

Virginia Law School Demands Lawsuit Coverage

Liberty University’s law school wants a judge to force its insurance company to pay for its defense in a lawsuit stemming from a same-sex-marriage custody battle. Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly reports that the school claims in Lynchburg federal court that Hanover …

Maine Cancer Patient Gets $200K for Misdiagnosis

A Maine man who was told he had only months to live because of an aggressive Stage 4 pancreatic cancer is still alive more than four years later. And a jury has awarded him $200,000 for the doctor’s misdiagnosis. It …

Texas Court Says Bereaved Dog Owners Can’t Sue

Man’s best friend is priceless. But a dog gone is worth nothing in Texas. The Texas Supreme Court upheld Friday that bereaved dog owners can’t sue for emotional damages when someone else is to blame for the death of a …

Employment Liability and Other Taxable Claims – How Taxes and Periodic Payments Can Help Get Them Settled

Ever since the Supreme Court decision in Commissioner v. Schleier, the vast majority of employment settlements have been deemed taxable. Attempts to get employment recoveries excluded from income have all met with failure with few exceptions. There have been a …

Suit: Doctors Mistakenly Declared Chicago Boy Dead

The parents of an 8-year-old boy who has had severe brain damage for years have sued a Chicago hospital, alleging that doctors pronounced their son dead, keeping him off his ventilator for hours, even though relatives continued to insist that …