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School District In Alaska Faces $4.5M Judgment For Negligence

A judge has ruled that the Anchorage School District was negligent and liable for $4.5 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by the family of a student who was severely injured after falling at his school. Superior Court Judge …

Judge Awards Utah Woman $250K In Dog Bite Suit

A judge has ruled in favor of an Ogden, Utah woman in a lawsuit over a severe dog bite. Second District Judge Mike DiReda found that Sara Loving was owed $250,000 in damages from defendants James and Cindy Davis for …

New Mexico Jury Gives 1-Cent Damage Award

A potash mining company won its lawsuit against an oil and gas company over a mistake in a New Mexico drilling project but a jury awarded just one cent of damages. The award for Plymouth, Mass.-based Mosaic Co. in its …

Millions For Comic’s Vegas Injury Requested Of Jury

A Nevada jury was asked Friday to award comedian George Wallace at least $7.1 million for earnings he claims he lost as a result of a leg injury he said he received while performing in December 2007 at a posh …

Injured Skier Sues Oregon Resort Over ‘Drunken’ Snowboarder

A skier injured when an allegedly drunken snowboarder collided with her has filed a $900,000 lawsuit against the snowboarder and Skibowl in Oregon. The suit from Maria Magdalena Stanila alleges the Mount Hood ski resort has a permissive attitude toward …

Oregon State University Pays $101K Settle Campus Paper Suit

Oregon State University has paid $1,000 plus $100,000 in legal fees to a former student to settle a lawsuit over the confiscation of distribution boxes for a conservative-leaning student newspaper. The Oregonian reported the university did not acknowledge wrongdoing but …

Malpractice Suit Over Frozen California Woman to Proceed

A family that claims a woman was frozen to death in a hospital morgue after she was prematurely declared dead can proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit, an appeals court ruled. The California 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a …

Forklifts, Louisiana Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Unasked Questions

In perusing judicial decisions, it is not unusual to discover answers to questions one never thought to ask. One such question is whether a forklift is a “motor vehicle” under uninsured/underinsured motorists (UM) statutes, and, if so, would the UM statute …

Nevada Jury Awards $10M After Mom Dies In DUI Crash

A Clark Count, Nev. jury has awarded $10 million to the family of a 28-year-old woman who died when her friend drove drunk after a birthday party. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported James LaPelusa and his two sons won the …

Penn. High Court Reaffirms Statutory Employer Defense

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on March 26 reaffirmed statutory employer defense in a general contractor liability case, in which a subcontractor was injured during construction work. The high court’s decision overturns a $1.5 million jury verdict for the injured worker and …