Liability News

Oregon Judge Dismisses $4M Suit in Family Drowning

A judge has dismissed a $4 million lawsuit filed by a relative of four people who drowned in a northwest Oregon lake in 2014. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Judge Andrew Erwin dismissed the suit after Washington County argued it was entitled …

Jury Will Decide if Colorado Resort Operators Were at Fault in Avalanche Death

A Colorado jury will decide if Vail Resorts properly closed an expert ski run where a teenager was killed in an avalanche. District Judge Fred Gannett ruled last week that jurors must decide if signs on the run called Prima …

Lifeguard Liability Protections Set for Vote in Hawaii Legislature

Hawaii officials are looking over two bills that would either keep or end liability protection for cities and counties during drowning incidents. Kauai, Maui and Honolulu officials held a news conference this week to urge lawmakers to extend liability protections …

Top 3 Causes of Global Liability Claims = 60% of Value: Allianz Report

Defective product/work quality issues, crashes and human error are listed as the top causes of liability loss for businesses, according to a report published by Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS). Collectively, these top three causes of loss for businesses account …

Jury: Cleveland Indians not Responsible for Fan’s Injuries from Foul Ball

An Ohio jury says the Cleveland Indians aren’t responsible for injuries to a New York man hit by a foul ball and blinded in one eye at a baseball game in July 2012. Cleveland.com reports the decision a Cleveland-area county …

Liability Risk Modeling Tool Launched by Lloyd’s and AIR’s Arium

Lloyd’s and modeling company Arium have launched a tool designed to enable insurers and reinsurers to model liability exposure probabilistically across their entire portfolios, Lloyd’s announced. “The new approach categorizes casualty events based on a company’s business activities – its …

Space Heater Caused Oregon Fire That Killed 4 Kids, Official Says

A house fire in rural Oregon that killed four children and critically burned three other family members started with a portable space heater that was being used after a fireplace malfunctioned, a volunteer fire chief said. Combustible materials placed too …

Smoke Inhalation Cause of Death of All 36 Victims Oakland Warehouse Fire

Investigators say smoke inhalation killed all 36 victims of a fire at a party at an Oakland warehouse. The Alameda County coroner confirmed the causes of death Friday for the Dec. 2 fire at the warehouse and artists’ colony known …

Founders Closing Central California Arthouse after Fire Inspection

Founders of a popular artists’ collective operating in a Fresno, Calif. warehouse say they’re closing following an Oakland fire in December that killed dozens. Adam Mena, a co-founder of the space called Arthouse, tells the Fresno Bee that they’ll out …

10 Hospitalized After Gas Leak at Ohio Nursing Home

Ten people were hospitalized for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning after a gas leak occurred at a nursing home on Columbus, Ohio’s Near East Side. Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin says firefighters were dispatched to Bryden Place just after 5 …