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Manslaughter Charge Filed in California Train Crash

Prosecutors in Ventura County, California, filed a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter Monday against a man who drove his pickup truck onto train tracks last year, causing the deadly derailment of a Southern California commuter train. The charge, announced by …

New York Assembly Passes Bill to Allow 10 Year Period to File Medical Malpractice Claims

New York’s state Assembly has passed legislation that would let victims of medical malpractice file claims later than allowed now. Current law requires filing claims within two-and-a-half years after the act, omission or improper treatment. The legislation would start that …

Man Sues Archdiocese of Newark Alleging Sex Abuse

A man who’s suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, alleging a priest sexually molested him more than 30 years ago, wants the state to change the statute of limitations in such cases. Stephen Marlowe, of Hoboken, and members of …

Statute May Have Tolled on Some Minnesota Priest Abuse Cases

A county attorney in Minnesota says some allegations of priest abuse may be too old to prosecute. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says the statute of limitations in 10 cases of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests will be …

Chicago City Attorney Says Death Lawsuit Filed too Late

An attorney for the city of Chicago has argued that a lawsuit filed by the mother of a man killed in a 2004 altercation with the nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley should be dropped. Nanci Koschman filed …

New Lemon Law Limits in Effect in Wisconsin

If the vehicle you just bought turns out to be a lemon, you’ll have less time after this weekend to seek damages from the manufacturer and you won’t get as much money. The restrictions that went into effect Saturday drew …

Wisconsin Court Rules Statute Tolled on Widower’s Lawsuit

The widower of a Wisconsin woman killed in 1980 waited too long to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the convicted killer, according to a court of appeals. The 4th District Court of Appeals issued a written decision Thursday, agreeing …

Rhode Island High Court Establishes Statute of Limitations for UM/UIM Claims

For the most part, the question of which statute of limitations applies (tort or contract) to UM/UIM cases has been resolved throughout most of the states. The majority view is that the contract statute of limitations applies which is triggered …

Gov. Brown Vetoes Sex Abuse Lawsuit Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Saturday that would have allowed some sex abuse victims who are now barred by the statute of limitations to file lawsuits against private institutions that employed their abusers. Brown said he vetoed the …

California Bill Opening Window for Sex Abuse Suits Passes

State legislators have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a hotly debated bill that would open a one-year window of opportunity for victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue religious organizations and other private or nonprofit groups that employed their abusers. Senate …