Liability News

Jury Awards $46M to Man Who Lost Leg in Crash at Nissan Dealership

A jury has awarded $46 million to a man who lost a leg after he was struck by a driver working for a Southern California Nissan dealership. Lawyers for Faustino Solorio say a panel deliberated less than two hours Tuesday …

Boy Dies of Neck Injury at Kansas Water Park

A Kansas waterslide billed as the world’s tallest remains off-limits as authorities try to figure out how a state lawmaker’s 10-year-old son died of a neck injury while riding it on Sunday. Kansas City, Kan., police issued a statement late Monday afternoon saying …

Louisiana Judge Awards $50K in Sorrento Police Chief Sex Assault Case

A federal judge has awarded $50,000 in damages to a woman who accused a former Louisiana police chief of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick ruled …

Day Care Worker at Washington Center Charged with Child Molestation

An Auburn, Wash. man has been charged on allegations that he engaged in sexual conduct with two 4-year-old girls at a Renton day care center where he worked. The 21-year-old suspect was charged this week with child molestation and communicating with …

Utah Train Worker Error Caused Derailment, Report Shows

A Salt Lake City train derailed nearly two months ago because the operator thought he was supposed to go straight and took a curve at more than twice the recommended speed, according to newly released police documents. Operator Bryce Johnson …

State, Stillaguamish Tribe Argue over Liability in Washington Mudslide

The Stillaguamish Tribe is fighting off suggestions by the Washington Attorney General’s Office that it might face liability for the devastating Oso landslide, which wiped out a rural neighborhood and killed 43 people in 2014. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. …

Mother of Oregon Child Strangled by Window Blinds Sues Apartment for $4M

The mother of a 3-year-old girl who died after being strangled by a window blinds cord in a Clackamas County, Ore. apartment has filed a $4 million lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Sahrye Imani Hardy had been visiting a resident at …

Lawsuit Alleges Baylor Fostered ‘Hunting Ground’ for Sexual Assault

A federal lawsuit filed against Waco, Texas-based Baylor University accuses the nation’s largest Baptist school of creating a “hunting ground for sexual predators.” The lawsuit, brought by a former Baylor student, is the third in recent months to claim the …

52 Workers at Washington Nuke Facility Checked for Vapor Exposure

Two more workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have received medical evaluations for possible vapor exposure at the former nuclear weapons production site. The Tri-City Herald reported that the workers said they had symptoms after smelling suspicious odors near the …

Judge Rules Against Ex-Louisiana Police Chief in Sex Assault Case; Town’s Liability Uncertain

A small community in Louisiana disbanded its troubled police force more than a year ago, but the town hasn’t shaken a scandal that fueled the department’s collapse and ousted its elected police chief. A federal judge ruled on June 5 …