Liability News

Judge Slows Outcome of California Uber Drivers’ Suit

Uber Technologies Inc. won a ruling that may put off the outcome of a bid by California drivers to be treated as employees in a lawsuit that has grown dramatically in both size and potential liability. U.S. District Judge Edward …

Central California Organizations at Odds over Explosion Liability

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Foundation for Public Safety has filed a claim against the county seeking reimbursement after an employee struck a gas pipeline and caused an explosion in April. The county employee was building a dirt berm at a …

New Mexico Jury Holds Utility Companies Partially Liable for Fire

A jury decided this week that two utility companies hold most of the liability in one of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s recorded history. Jurors gave their verdict in Bernalillo following a weekslong trial that centered on whether Jemez …

Montana Bar to Blame for Woman Who Stole Truck And Died in Crash, Railway Says

BNSF Railway is suing a Whitefish, Mont. bar for allegedly over-serving a woman who stole a company truck and was killed when she crashed it into a tree. The Flathead Beacon reported the lawsuit claims Casey’s Bar & Casino is …

4 Dead, Dozens Injured, in Oklahoma State Parade Crash

A woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into a crowd on Oct. 24 during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people — including a 2-year-old boy — and injuring dozens more in a collision that sent …

Estate of Oregon Man Files Suit Against Home Care Agency in Death

The estate of a La Pine man who was paralyzed from the chest down has filed a lawsuit seeking $7.5 million in damages from a Bend home health care agency over his death. The estate of Mitchell Cox filed the …

U.S. Senator from Nevada Suing Exercise Band Maker over Eye Injury

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is suing a company that makes and markets a flexible exercise band that he says slipped from his hand, causing him to fall and suffer eye, face and rib injuries on New Year’s Day. A lawsuit …

ACE Offers Cover for Private Equity/Venture Capital Firms in Hong Kong, Singapore

ACE Group has launched Private Equity and Venture Capital Liability Insurance in Hong Kong and Singapore. The product aims to address the evolving regulatory and volatile economic environments as well as increasingly complex deal structures. The product offers insureds protection should …

Ski Resorts’ Avalanche Liability Weighed by Colorado High Court

The question of whether Colorado ski resorts can be liable for avalanches that happen within their boundaries comes before the state’s high court this week in a lawsuit prompted by a skier’s death. The case involves the death of Christopher Norris, …

Guy Carpenter Report Examines Major Emerging Risks Facing Re/Insurers

A new report published by Guy Carpenter & Co. identifies four key areas of emerging risk for re/insurers: cyber risk, technology risk, casualty catastrophe and reserving, and life, health and longevity risk. In the report, titled “A Clearer View of …