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May 30
2014
A woman in Palm Springs has filed a lawsuit claiming sexual abuse by a Mormon Missionary when she was 13-years old.

A lawsuit filed recently in Riverside County Superior Court in Palm Springs claims that a young woman was abused by a Mormon missionary in 1985 when she was only 13 years old. The lawsuit also alleges that when a church bishop learned of the abuse, her family was instructed to keep silent and a payment was made to the family to ensure silence.

Abuse Allegations The lawsuit says that Jacqueline Tyler was sexually abused by the missionary, who is only...

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Abuse
May 28
2014

Rather than file a lawsuit against the driver, the Johnson family showed forgiveness during the sentencing of the drunk driver who killed their daughter. On July 11, 2012, Regan Johnson was working in a construction zone on Highway 99 near Clinton Avenue in Fresno when Alyssa Villanueva, a 28-year old mother of three who had been drinking, struck and killed 24-year old Johnson. Johnson had been wearing reflective clothing, had a blinking light on her helmet and carried a lit flashlight at the time of the crash. Judge Don Penner said that Villanueva could have avoided the crash if she had...

May 13
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on May 13, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

At least 70 insurance companies and 58 wildfire victims filed lawsuits against Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative in 2011 following the outbreak of wildfires that wreaked havoc to the Bastrop Complex over Labor Day Weekend. Bluebonnet has settled dozens of these lawsuits so far.

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative gross negligence lawsuit settling with several of the...
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Negligence
May 06
2014
The family of a 4-year-old Massachusetts boy killed in an escalator accident in a Sears store in 2011 has reached an out-of-court settlement with Sears.

The family of a 4-year-old Massachusetts boy killed in an escalator accident in a Sears store in 2011 has reached an out-of-court settlement with Sears, Schindler Elevator Corp. and Simon Property Group. The family’s lawyer, W. Thomas Smith, declined to reveal the terms of the confidential agreement, but Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly reported Smith settling an $11.5 million lawsuit with the exact premise as this case. How the...