Liability News

New Rules for Oil-Gas Lines Proposed Following Colorado Blast

Colorado energy regulators are proposing tighter rules for shutting down oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion blamed on natural gas leaking from a line that was thought to be out of service but was still connected to a …

Los Angeles to Settle Suit over Man Injured in Crosswalk Accident for $15M

Los Angeles will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit by a man who was struck by a car in a Hollywood crosswalk and left with permanent brain damage. The Los Angeles Times reported that the City Council voted this …

Los Angeles Will Pay $7.5M To Paralyzed Cyclist

Los Angeles will pay $7.5 million to a bicycle rider who was paralyzed when he crashed after hitting uneven pavement. The Los Angeles Times reported says the City Council voted this week to approve a payout to settle William Yao’s …

Family of Oregon Cyclist Sues Garbage Truck Company for Death

The family of a Portland, Ore. woman who died after a collision with a garbage truck is suing the company for $10 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the lawsuit was filed in court last week against Republic Services Alliance Group after …

Michigan High Court to Hear Arguments in Golf Cart Lawsuit

The Michigan Supreme Court is taking a swing at a golf cart dispute. The justices want to hear more about a golfer who was accidentally struck by a cart at Farmington Hills Golf Club in 2013. Ken Bertin and Doug …

Suspects in Deadly California Warehouse Fire Plead Not Guilty

Two men have pleaded not guilty in connection with a fire that killed 36 people in an illegally converted Northern California warehouse. Derick Almena and Max Harris entered pleas Wednesday to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter each. Prosecutors say the …

Arkansas Officials Seek to Limit Liability in Duggar Privacy Lawsuit

Arkansas officials are seeking immunity from being sued for releasing decade-old information about a sexual abuse investigation involving Josh Duggar and four of his sisters. Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jinger Duggar Vuolo and Joy Duggar filed a lawsuit …

Police at California University Get to Use Pepper Spray at Violent Protests

The Berkeley City Council this week gave police permission to use pepper spray to repel demonstrators attacking officers and others during violent protests of the kind that have repeatedly hit the city this year. The 6-3 vote by the council …

Troubled California Gas Facility Has One Third of Wells Shut Down

The largest gas storage facility in the West halted using a third of the wells pumping methane underground at high pressure just weeks after it resumed operations following a blowout that crippled it for nearly two years. Southern California Gas …

New Mexico Sues 8 Drug Manufacturers, Distributors over Opioid Epidemic

New Mexico has sued eight opioid manufacturers and wholesale distributors, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold corporations accountable for a national drug addiction epidemic. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas accused Purdue …