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Ohio School Asks Judge To Dismiss Bullying Lawsuit
Posted on 11 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CLEVELAND - (AP) An Ohio school district being sued by two families who claim their children's deaths were caused by bullying has asked a federal judge to dismiss one of the lawsuits . The Mentor Public School District said in a court filing last... Read More

Plaintiffs Raise Chevron Damage Claim In Ecuador
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

QUITO, Ecuador - (AP) The plaintiffs suing Chevron Corp. over oil contamination in the Ecuadorean jungle have raised their estimate of damages to a range of $40 billion to $90 billion. The previous estimate was $27 billion and was endorsed by a court... Read More

Judge Further Limits TVA Coal Ash Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) A federal court further limited lawsuits seeking damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority for its huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash, but the judge ruled that claims related to property damages and reduced property values... Read More

Closeness To Gulf Oil Spill The Key To Many Claims
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Details released Friday about how claims will be paid from BP PLC's $20 billion fund show that how close geographically a person or business is to the Gulf oil spill will play a key role. The claims process is shifting from BP to the... Read More

Tim McGraw Files Countersuit Against Curb Records
Posted on 28 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) Attorneys for country music star Tim McGraw have filed a countersuit against Curb Records, seeking a ruling that would release him from his 20-year contract with Mike Curb. The countersuit comes 10 days after Curb sued McGraw for... Read More

Anheuser-Busch Heir Sued Over Girlfriend's Death
Posted on 1 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. LOUIS - (AP) The family of a 27-year-old model who died last year of what authorities say was a drug overdose at the mansion of August Busch IV is suing the Anheuser-Busch heir, accusing her former boyfriend of carelessness and negligence in the death... Read More

Mattel Weighing Options After $309 Million Judgment
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) The first salvo was fired years ago when toy giant Mattel Inc. sued MGA Entertainment Inc. over ownership of the hugely popular Bratz fashion doll line. The turbulent legal chapter has now ended with a federal judge ordering Mattel... Read More

WikiLeaks' Payment Processor To Sue Credit Card Companies
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) WikiLeaks' payment processor said Thursday that it was preparing to sue credit card companies Visa and MasterCard over their refusal to process donations to the secret-spilling website. Andreas Fink, the CEO of Iceland's DataCell... Read More

Redskins Owner Sues Washington City Paper
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has sued Washington City Paper over a column he says defamed him and had anti-Semitic references. Snyder filed the lawsuit against the weekly paper and its parent company, Atalaya Capital Management... Read More

Mattel To Appeal $309 Million Judgment In Bratz Doll Case
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) Attorneys for Mattel Inc. filed papers on Thursday declaring their intent to appeal a federal judge's award of more than $309 million to rival toy maker MGA Entertainment Inc. in the fight over ownership of the popular Bratz... Read More

Feds Sue BP, Other Companies For Gulf Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The Justice Department sued BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill Wednesday, an opening salvo in the government's effort to get billions of dollars for untold economic and environmental damage . The government... Read More

BP Sues Oil Rig Owner For $40B; Blames It For Gulf Disaster
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP on Wednesday sued the maker of the device that failed to stop last year's calamitous Gulf oil spill and the owner of the rig that exploded, alleging that negligence by both helped cause the disaster. The British company said... Read More

Missouri Lawyers Challenge LegalZoom's Service In Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (AP) A federal class-action civil suit in Missouri against a California-based vendor of online legal documents raises the question of whether even the most routine legal matters should remain the sole domain of the law community. The... Read More

Kent State Sues Ex-Basketball Coach Over Departure
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KENT, Ohio - (AP) Kent State University is suing former men's basketball coach Geno Ford for more than $1.2 million in damages over his recent departure for Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. The lawsuit filed April 26 in a Portage County court alleges... Read More

Chevron Fined $8 billion For Oil Contamination In Ecuador
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

QUITO, Ecuador - (AP) An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle. The plaintiffs' attorney says the company was fined $8 billion. Chevron confirmed the... Read More