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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 …

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 …