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Aug 20
2014

In a lawsuit against Southern California Gas Company and the owners of the building where he was injured, a Rosemead man was awarded almost $20 million by a jury. The gas company had admitted wrongdoing prior to the trial, and the jury was only to determine damages. Accident Details On January 19, 2011, Pengxuan “Dean” Diao was sleeping in a converted garage apartment, which he rented from Yong Sheng Li, according to lawsuit documents. An employee of Southern California Gas Company opened a natural gas valve, activating a gas line inside the garage, which was owned by Richard Liu and...

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Settlements
Aug 12
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on August 12, 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.

In 2001, the EPA lowered drinking water standards for arsenic from 50 parts per billion to 10 parts per billion despite links between arsenic, cancer and other illnesses that can be life threatening. Initially, the EPA wanted to lower the levels to five parts per billion, but increased the amount to ten after outcry from health agencies and threats of lawsuits due to...

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Medical News
Aug 04
2014

A lawsuit settlement has been approved by the Ohio Court of Claims in an accident in which two brothers were severely injured by an Ohio State Highway Patrol car. The brothers alleged that the patrol vehicle was not using overhead lights or sirens and was traveling in excess of 95 miles per hour. Accident Details According to the lawsuit documents, Daniel Hardin of Englewood was turning left from US 35 in Greene County on April 2, 2013, when the patrol car, traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed, struck his vehicle. Daniel Hardin suffered scalp lacerations along with spine and skull...