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West Virginia Judge Warns He May Toss DuPont Lawsuits

Fourteen families who blame ailments ranging from rashes to cancer on long-term exposure to a former West Virginia DuPont zinc-smelting plant have until March 15 to produce new evidence or risk seeing the case thrown out. Harrison County Circuit Court …

Los Angeles Judge: Employees Must Pay Attorney’s Fees to Pacers Owner

A nanny and chauffeur who lost their suit against Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and his wife have lost even more. A Los Angeles judge ordered them Wednesday to pay $122,000 in attorney’s fees to the Simons. The judge ruled …

Illinois Judge Pulled from Asbestos Cases Over Donations

A judge who was assigned to hear all of the asbestos cases in her southwestern Illinois county was stripped of those cases after it was revealed her campaign committee received $30,000 in contributions from area law firms specializing in asbestos-related …

Judge Orders Georgia Tornado-damaged Hotel Demolished

A city judge in the northwest Georgia town of Ringgold has ordered a tornado-ravaged hotel to be torn down. Judge Gene Lowery said in a hearing this week that the Baymont Inn & Suites is an eyesore and must be …

Judge Dismisses Michigan Bar Fight Lawsuit Against Iverson

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking $2.5 million from former NBA star and Detroit Piston Allen Iverson over a 2009 bar fight. U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds found no evidence that Iverson punched an Ohio man or …

West Virginia Judge Affirms Most of $91.5M Damage Award

A Kanawha County judge has affirmed most of a $91.5 million damage award against a Charleston nursing home in a lawsuit that claimed it failed to properly feed and care for an elderly woman who died hours after leaving the …

Massachusetts Judge Awards $3M in Priest Abuse Case

A Massachusetts judge on Friday awarded a total of $3 million to two child sex abuse victims of a former Franciscan priest who served prison time for child molestation in a separate case. Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders entered the …

Judge: Mom of Slain Ark. Anchor Can’t Sue Over Privacy

Arkansas law doesn’t allow the mother of a slain Little Rock news anchor to proceed with a privacy lawsuit against a hospital and three workers whom she accused of illegally looking at her dead daughter’s medical files, a circuit court …

Judge Tosses Toyota Case Due to Damage Threshold

A federal judge in California has dismissed a case against Toyota Motor Corp. that was supposed to be the first to reach trial out of hundreds of sudden acceleration complaints filed in federal court. U.S. District Court Judge James V. …

Calif. Federal Judge Tentatively Rules Against Toyota

A federal judge in California has tentatively decided not to dismiss the first of hundreds of lawsuits over acceleration problems against Toyota Motor Corp. U.S. District Judge James Selna said Monday he may reject a motion by Toyota seeking to …