Liability News

Oklahoma Legislature Urged to Boost Nursing Home Staffing Rules

A Seminole woman pleaded with Oklahoma state lawmakers recently to “demand changes in the staffing and other requirements of our state’s long-term care facilities.” “We tried to do precisely that earlier this year, but the Republicans blocked it,” said Rep. …

Parents of Colorado Theater Shooting Victims Sue Ammo Seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was …

Appeals Court Says Ohio County Could Be Liable for Fatal Wreck

An appeals court says a northeastern Ohio county could be liable in the death of a 17-year-old girl who apparently lost control while driving on a road under repair. At issue is the absence of white lines on the rural …

Settlements Against Uninsured New Mexico Rail Service Reach Nearly $8M

New Mexico’s commuter rail service has received a free ride while taxpayers have shelled out nearly $8 million to settle damage claims against the Rail Runner Express, according to state records. The Rail Runner, until last month, didn’t pay premiums …

‘Three-Strikes’ Law Proposed for Nursing Homes in Texas

Texas nursing homes that thrice commit egregious oversight offenses could be shuttered under a plan proposed by state lawmakers. The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission recommended the crackdown at its recent meeting in Austin, local media outlets reported. The proposal urges …

Beecher Carlson Names Robertson-Miller Senior Vice President in West

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC named Paula Robertson-Miller senior vice president of its West Coast executive liability brokerage. Robertson-Miller will report Jeffrey Lattmann, the national executive liability practice leader. Robertson-Miller has more than 15 years of experience in executive liability …

Coast Guard: 12 Injured in Iowa Water Taxi Accident

The U.S. Coast Guard says it’s investigating a water taxi accident in Iowa that injured 12 people, including two children who were sent to the hospital. Passengers told KWQC-TV and the Quad-City Times that a Channel Cat water taxi crashed …

Wyoming County OKs Settlement in Solar Array Collapse

The Teton County, Wyoming, commissioners have accepted a $100,000 settlement from the designers of a solar array atop the Teton County-Jackson Recreation Center that collapsed in November. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported county officials say insurance could cover …

Wisconsin Baby’s Death Spurs Suit Against Caregiver Website

A Wisconsin couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Illinois baby sitter charged in the death of their baby and the caregiver screening website they used to hire her. A lawsuit filed by Nathan and Reggan Koopmeiners in …

Texas Jury Enters $27M Verdict Against McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corp. lost a $27 million jury verdict in Texas over a claim that lax security at one of its restaurants led to the deaths of two teenagers, an award litigators say is unlikely to survive appeal. The victims in …