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5th Circuit Rejects Assertion that Drunken Driving Equals Intention to Crash

If a drunken motorist collides with another vehicle, can the incident truly be called an accident? A federal judge in Texas said “no” and dismissed a plaintiff’s lawsuit seeking punitive damages from Cincinnati Insurance Co. On Tuesday, the U.S. 5th …

California Building Blast Investigated as Intentional

Federal and local investigators searched through debris, looking for remnants of a possible explosive device, after a blast at a Southern California medical office building that left a woman dead and three other people injured. The explosion happened around 1 …

Insurers Say They Don’t Owe Because Duke Energy Knew Coal Ash Risk

Dozens of insurance companies say they’re not obligated to help pay for Duke Energy Corp.’s multi-billion dollar coal ash cleanup because the nation’s largest electric company long knew about but did nothing to reduce the threat of potentially toxic pollutants. …

Housing Discrimination Claims Could Be on Way Out

The U.S. Supreme Court is positioned to wipe out a major category of housing-discrimination suits, and civil rights groups are running out of ways to stop it. In arguments Wednesday in Washington, the court will consider requiring people suing under …