Liability News

Oregon Hash Oil Maker Burned in Blast Sues Butane Businesses

A Portland, Ore. man burned when a hash oil operation exploded has filed an $11 million product liability suit against makers and distributors of the butane canisters he was using. The suit says 28-year-old Kevin Tveisme (TWEYES’-may) was burned over …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Names Emerson to Head Liability Claims in Canada

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has named Paul Emerson as head of liability claims in Canada. Emerson comes to BHSI from the law firm of Clyde & Co Canada LLP. “As an attorney with extensive experience handling casualty, executive and …

Colorado Lawmakers Agree on School Violence Liability Bill

Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor’s signature. The state House and Senate agreed Monday on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in cases of …

QBE Appoints Huber as Head of European Liability

London-based QBE European Operations, which is part of QBE Insurance Group, has appointed Thomas Huber to lead the expansion of its European liability portfolio. Huber has joined as head of European liability with responsibility for developing QBE’s liability book in …

Construction Lawsuit Liability Bill Defeated In Colorado House

A long-awaited bill to make it harder to sue Colorado homebuilders for defective construction has failed in the Colorado legislature. The bill was rejected Tuesday by a House committee controlled by Democrats. The measure would have revised procedures for construction …

Idaho Family Injured in DUI Crash Sues Bar, Owners

Three people who were injured when a drunken driver crashed his truck into a northern Idaho home have filed a lawsuit against the bar where the man drank before the accident. The Coeur d’Alene Press reported that the lawsuit on …

Parents of Missouri Teen Killed by Police Sue City of Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., was sued by the family of an unarmed black teenager whose fatal shooting by a police officer triggered nationwide protests, while subsequent deaths at the hands of police fueled a national debate about how law enforcement treats minorities. …

Exxon Mobil Subsidiaries to Pay Nearly $5M for Arkansas Pipeline Spill

Two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil must pay almost $5 million in penalties for state and federal violations involving the 2013 Mayflower oil spill in central Arkansas, according to a consent decree filed in federal court on April 22. The decree …

School Shooting Liability Bill Advanced by Colorado Lawmakers

Colorado lawmakers choked back tears and recalled the state’s painful history of school violence Tuesday as they advanced a plan intended to reduce school shootings by making public schools legally liable for student safety. The approval of the Republican-controlled Colorado …

Judge in California Rules Uber Must Face Suit Claiming Bias Against Blind Riders

Uber Technologies Inc. must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs, a federal judge ruled. In a decision late Friday night, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in …