Bay Area couple’s $86 million jury award in Roundup pesticide case stands

California’s highest court rejected on Wednesday a challenge by Monsanto Co.’s to $86.2 million in damages to a couple who developed cancer after spraying the company’s Roundup weed-killer in their yards for three decades.

The state Supreme Court’s denial of review upholds an appeals court’s ruling in favor of Alva and Alberta Pilliod.

San Diego County sexual-misconduct lawsuits against ex-deputy exceed $4.6 million

The criminal case against Richard Fischer all but ended last May, when the former San Diego sheriff’s deputy who had pleaded guilty to a spate of sexual misconduct charges was released after five months after being sentenced to 44 months in custody.

But the civil cases filed by many of his victims persist — and San Diego County taxpayers are picking up the tab.

Thirteen die in collision of truck and crowded SUV near U.S.-Mexico border

At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday when a tractor-trailer slammed into a Ford Expedition crammed with 25 adults and children in the dusty farming community of Holtville near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said.

Handmade wooden crosses stretched in a line across a patch of dry grass and dirt next to the highway, and a seat covered in what appeared to be blood lay near the SUV, as the desolate highway remained closed Tuesday afternoon.

The white tractor trailer cab with yellow trim was still smashed into the wrecked side of the maroon SUV. The entire driver’s side of the smaller vehicle was caved in, and the passenger side was flung wide open.

$73 Million Settlement Is Reached in Sex Abuse Suit Involving UCLA Gynecologist

The University of California system has agreed to pay $73 million to more than 5,500 women who were patients of a former U.C.L.A. gynecologist who has been charged with 20 felony counts of sexual assault. The settlement terms were made public on Monday in a class-action lawsuit against the university system and the physician, Dr. James Heaps. The suit was initiated by seven women who say Dr. Heaps sexually abused them during medical examinations.

California Man Gets $9 Million for Unauthorized Penis Surgery

If you are having a hard time contemplating how “unauthorized penis surgery” can happen, you are not alone. I had the same reaction when I first saw the headline about this case. But as explained below, unauthorized penis surgery is something that actually happened to a man in California and he got a malpractice award of $9 million.

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