Liability News

U.S. Agencies Join Probe of Fatal California FedEx/Bus Crash

FedEx Corp. will be in the spotlight of U.S. safety investigations operating alongside local law enforcement inquiries after a fiery truck-bus collision killed 10 people in California. Two federal agencies said that they were joining the probe into the April …

Millions For Comic’s Vegas Injury Requested Of Jury

A Nevada jury was asked Friday to award comedian George Wallace at least $7.1 million for earnings he claims he lost as a result of a leg injury he said he received while performing in December 2007 at a posh …

Could Washington Landslide Lawsuits Win?

The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the “potential for a large catastrophic failure” of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River. Another noted plainly that it “poses a …

Ag Tourism Liability Bill Passes Wisconsin Senate

Farmers wouldn’t be financially liable for the death of someone participating in an agricultural tourism activity under a bill that has cleared the Wisconsin Senate. Agricultural tourism is growing in popularity as farmers and others look for ways to diversify …

St. Louis Tent Collapse Wrongful Death Claim Settled for $548K

The family of a 58-year-old man killed in 2013 when a tent collapsed at a St. Louis, Mo., bar has reached a $548,000 settlement. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alfred Goodman suffered fatal head and neck injuries when wind …

New Wisconsin Lemon Law Limits Time to Seek Damages

If the vehicle you just bought turns out to be a lemon, you’ll have less time in Wisconsin to seek damages from the manufacturer and you won’t get as much money. The restrictions that went into effect on March 1 …

South Dakota Bill Calls for Amusement Ride Regulation

The president of the Thunder Road attractions is behind a bill to further regulate amusement rides in South Dakota. Organization president and Republican Sen. Al Novstrup of Aberdeen co-sponsored the measure. The South Dakota Commerce Committee voted 6-1 to pass …

California High Court Assigns Liability In Liquor Cases

California’s high court has ruled that hosts who charge admission to parties may be held legally responsible if a drunken underage guest is hurt or injures someone else. The state Supreme Court said in the unanimous ruling Monday that a …

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 …