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Hazing Suit at Bowling Green Ends with Nearly $3M Settlement

The family of a student who died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity will receive nearly $3 million from Bowling Green State University to settle its lawsuit, according to an agreement announced Monday. As part of the settlement, the …

Son Seeks $50 Million from Los Angeles for Dad’s Death from Stun Gun Zaps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for the 5-year-old son of a man who died after repeatedly being shocked by Los Angeles police with a stun gun following a traffic collision filed a $50 million claim Friday for damages against the …

Seattle Schools Sue Tech Giants over Social Media Harm

SEATTLE (AP) — The public school district in Seattle has filed a novel lawsuit against the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth. Seattle Public Schools …

Beach Town in Sand Dunes Battle Sues New Jersey for $21M

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A beach town that is defying New Jersey’s order not to shore up its eroding sand dunes is suing the state for $21 million. That’s how much North Wildwood says it spent over the past …

Prince Andrew Case Cited by Woman who Accused Trump of Rape

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a former advice columnist who says Donald Trump raped her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s are fighting his efforts to toss out a lawsuit by reminding a judge of his …

Report: Lawsuit Settled in Maryland Newsroom Shooting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The families of victims in the Capital Gazette shooting and some newspaper employees who survived the deadly 2018 attack dismissed civil charges against The Baltimore Sun and Tribune Publishing this week after settling the case, the …

Trader Joe’s is Sued over Lead, Cadmium Levels in Dark Chocolate

NEW YORK –– Trader Joe’s was sued on Wednesday by a consumer who accused the grocery chain of misleading and endangering shoppers by selling dark chocolate that contains harmful levels of lead and cadmium. The proposed class action was filed …

CIBC Ordered to Pay $848M Damages to Cerberus, Will Appeal

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce plans to appeal a New York judge’s order that it pay about $848 million in damages to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, in a contract dispute tied to the 2008 global financial crisis. In …

Lawsuit Alleges Insurance Agency Liable for Child Shooting at Home Office

The parents of a Maine three-year old boy who accidentally shot himself with a loaded pistol filed a negligence suit against the owner of a Vermont home where the boy found the gun while on a visit. The boy’s family …

Cameraman Hurt on New Mexico Film Set Gets $66M in Lawsuit

A Los Angeles cameraman who suffered a spinal cord injury while on a New Mexico movie set has been awarded more than $66 million in a lawsuit, among the largest settlements in the state’s history, a news outlet reported. The …