Liability News

Wisconsin Bill Exempts Farmers from Liability in Agriculture Tourism Deaths

Farmers wouldn’t be financially liable for the death of someone participating in an agricultural tourism activity under a bill up for a vote in the Wisconsin state Assembly. Agricultural tourism is growing in popularity as farmers, ranchers and others look …

Claims From Yarnell Hill Fire Denied by Arizona City

The city of Prescott has denied more than 100 damage claims seeking a total of $662 million for property owners and relatives of firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona. Ninety-one property owners filed claims and 17 …

Legislation Filed in Illinois Would Nix Workers’ Comp for Non-Work Accidents

Illinois lawmakers will consider legislation this spring that aims to clarify who is responsible for injuries sustained in a traffic accident on the way to work. Lee Enterprises Newspapers in Illinois reported that Sen. Kyle McCarter, a Lebanon Republican, has …

California Mom Agrees To Settle Suit Over Child Autopsy Photo

A woman who sued San Diego County over the release of an autopsy photo of her 2-year-old son has settled the privacy case for $125,000. A lawyer for Brenda Marsh tells U-T San Diego that she settled the case before …

Hearing: Which Court Should Hear Louisiana Coastal Lawsuit ?

A legal tug-of-war continues in a Louisiana state levee board’s lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies over the erosion of wetlands. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East wants U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to send the case …

Court: Insurance Company Exempt in Wisconsin Shooting Death

A Sheboygan insurance company is exempt from having to pay after a man accidentally killed his friend in Oconto County three years ago, a Wisconsin appeals court has ruled. The 3rd District Court of Appeals decided that Wilson Mutual Insurance …

Wounded Indianapolis Officer Sues Seller of Gun Used to Shoot Him

An Indianapolis police officer’s lawsuit against the original seller of a handgun later used to wound him might have to overcome a state law in Indiana that gives gun sellers significant immunity. The lawsuit filed Dec. 10 in a Marion …

Idaho Court: Mormon Church, Members Not Liable In Injury

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members cannot be held liable for injuries suffered by a child on a church-organized outing in Idaho six years ago, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled. Justices said there was no …

Kansas Agency Releases Report on Party Bus Death

Although a party bus driver insists she properly latched a door from which a Kansas woman fell to her death, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers said in an investigative report released this week they doubted that was possible. Jamie Frecks, 26, …

Jury Awards $39M in Fatal Wisconsin Garage Panel Fall

A jury has found manufacturer Advance Cast Stone mainly responsible for the collapse of a Milwaukee, Wis., parking garage panel that killed a teenager and injured two others in 2010 and awarded $39 million in damages. The civil jury also …