Liability News

Obama’s Visit to India Ignites Nuclear Accident Liability Debate

It’s a $182 billion question for India with no easy answer. That’s the estimated amount the country plans to spend on nuclear power plants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to provide around-the-clock electricity, and end the nation’s blackout …

Indiana Court: US Steel not Responsible for Sleepy Driver’s Crash

The Indiana appeals court has ruled that U.S. Steel isn’t responsible for a crash involving an employee who apparently fell asleep while driving after an 11-hour overnight work shift. The 3-0 appeals court ruling upheld a Lake County judge’s decision …

Ohio School District Employees Appeal Ruling in Shooting Lawsuit

Five current or former officials from an Ohio school district are appealing a ruling allowing three school shooting victims’ families to proceed with parts of a lawsuit. The lawsuit by the families and a student injured in the 2012 shooting …

Monsanto Settles Farmer Suits Over Oregon Experimental GMO Wheat

Monsanto Co. said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon. Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” wheat, which was never …

Judge Backs Insurer OneBeacon in Milwaukee Archdiocese Sex Abuse Case

A federal judge has ruled in favor of an insurance company for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee that challenged whether it was liable for the church’s handling of child sexual abuse cases. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa says U.S. Bankruptcy Judge …

Colorado Whitewater Outfitter Insurance Lowered

The amount of insurance required for whitewater boating outfitters at Dinosaur National Monument, Colo. has been lowered. The National Park Service raised alarms last year when it announced changes that included increasing Dinosaur outfitters’ general liability insurance requirement from $1 …

Illinois Landowners Suing State over Fracking Permit Delay

Southern Illinois landowners are suing the state for failing to implement hydraulic fracturing, calling the long-running process for adopting rules governing the oil and gas extraction method tantamount to illegal government seizure of property already leased to developers. The lawsuit, …

Existing Protocols for Ebola Questioned

As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side. They wore protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as they inserted catheters, drew blood and dealt …

Nurses’ Group: Ebola Care Practices at Dallas Hospital Were Inconsistent

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and nurses treating him worked without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released by the nation’s largest …

Tour Bus Crashes in Indiana, Passengers Injured

A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 14 after apparently swerving to avoid an earlier crash, badly injuring one person and hurting more than a dozen others, officials said. The …