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The campus of San Jose State University (SJSU)

SJSU Student Files $5M Claim Over Alleged Hate Crimes By Dorm Mates

An African-American San Jose State University student who said he was the victim of hate crimes by his dorm mates has filed a $5 million claim against the university and other parties.


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Family Of Woman Found Dead In SF General Hospital Stairwell Files Claim Against City

The family of a woman found dead in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell last October has filed a claim against the city for her death.


A UPS driver delivers a package in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: UPS Customer Caught Off Guard By ‘Insurance’ Claim Denial

Byron Gee of San Francisco thought he did everything right when he recently shipped two headlights cross-country via UPS. The San Francisco chef re-packaged the headlights in their original boxes and added extra newspaper for cushioning. He made sure there was foam covering the edges of the headlights so they wouldn’t scratch. And when the clerk at his local UPS store asked him if he wanted to pay extra for “insurance,” Gee said “yes.”


An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Injured Athletes Cashing In On California Workers’ Compensation

Pro athletes, many representing out-of-state teams, have been awarded millions of dollars from the California Workers’ Compensation program over the last three decades, according to a Los Angeles Times report.


Police say a 12-year-old girl was hit by this SUV near Novato Blvd. and Sandy Creek Way on September 27, 2012. (CBS)

Family Of 12-Year-Old Files Claim Over Fatal Novato Crash

The family of the Hailey Ratliff, the 12 year-old girl who was killed in September crash while riding her bike, has filed a claim against the city of Novato, alleging dangerous roadway conditions. They also disagree with police report clearing the driver of the SUV involved in the crash.


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Rescuer Of French America’s Cup Boat Seeks Huge Cash Award

A Bay Area sailor is seeking thousands in award money after rescuing a drifting catamaran belonging to the French America’s Cup World Series known as Energy, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Flood water rushes through the small town of Capitola, near Santa Cruz Sunday.

ConsumerWatch: Lawsuit Sometimes The Only Answer In Insurance Dispute

Some Capitola small business owners recently found out how hard it is to resolve a claim dispute with an insurance provider when they found their requests denied after the March floods.



ConsumerWatch: Small Claims Victory Doesn’t Guarantee Payout

Americans are increasingly taking their financial disputes to small claims court, but before you get your case heard, it might be smart to find out if you could actually collect.

KPIX 5–03/16/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Blue Shield Customer Gets $5K Bill Reversed

A Palo Alto couple has just won their battle with Blue Shield over a $5,000 medical bill.

KPIX 5–03/04/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Tow Companies Under Fire For Damage To Impounded Cars

If you’ve ever been towed for parking illegally in the city of San Francisco, you know how it feels to get hit with that $450 bill. But it can get a lot worse than that.

KPIX 5–02/22/2011