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Ridgewood announces $2.1M settlement in lawsuit over boy’s drowning
Thursday March 05th 2015, 7:05 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

A wrongful-death lawsuit filed against the village by the family of a 13-year-old boy who drowned in Graydon Pool in 2008 has been settled. [News Source]

Washington state woman files wrongful death lawsuit over superbug infection
Thursday March 05th 2015, 5:51 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state woman has filed a lawsuit against a hospital and a leading medical-device manufacturer claiming her husband died from a drug-resistant "superbug" he contracted from a contaminated medical scope, her lawyer said on Thursday. Theresa Bigler, of Woodway, is seeking unspecified monetary damages for the death of her husband Richard Bigler ... [News Source]

Michael Brown’s family to file civil lawsuit ‘shortly,’ attorney says
Thursday March 05th 2015, 5:01 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

(CNN) — The family of Michael Brown, the teen killed last year by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, will file a civil wrongful death lawsuit in the case “very shortly,” attorney Anthony Gray said Thursday. Neither he nor attorney Daryl Parks would say exactly when the suit would be filed, but they said that they […] [News Source]

Op-Ed: The Hard Truths About Prison Sexual Violence
Thursday March 05th 2015, 4:16 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

Ben Carson’s offensive comment Wednesday on CNN—that “being gay is a choice”—rightly continues to drive controversy. He misunderstands the role that rape and sexual assault play in the American incarceration system. Sexual violence pervades U.S. prisons. They frequently claimed reports of sexual violence were overstated, or fabricated. [News Source]

Former dispatcher wins lawsuit against FUSD over sexual harassment claims
Thursday March 05th 2015, 3:11 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

A former dispatcher for the Fontana Unified School District's School Police Department has won a lawsuit against the FUSD and one of the district's former police officers. [News Source]

Manning Takes Pay Cut With Broncos
Thursday March 05th 2015, 2:56 pm Filed under Asbestos lawsuit

Peyton Manning has passed his physical and signed his revised contract Thursday. The five-time MVP agreed to a $4 million pay cut to $15 million, but he can earn all of it back through incentives. Manning mulled retirement after the Broncos' playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts. But he determined he still had the health and hunger to keep playing at age 39. Manning, who won a title with the ... [News Source]

Exxon settles New Jersey environmental lawsuit for $225 million
Thursday March 05th 2015, 2:13 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

ExxonMobil has agreed to pay New Jersey $225 million to settle a long-standing lawsuit over environmental damage from its refinery operations and service stations, state officials said on Thursday. The New York Times last week reported a pending agreement in the long-running lawsuit, which was potentially worth nearly $9 billion. Democrats, who lead New Jersey's legislature, have said they will ... [News Source]