Liability News

Downtown Los Angeles High Rise Developer to Pay $400K for Blaze

The owner of a huge apartment complex that went up in flames in downtown Los Angeles will pay the city $400,000 to settle a $20 million lawsuit. The Los Angeles Daily News reported the City Council this week approved a …

Families of Victims Pack Court to See Man Charged in Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

Families of some of the dozens of people who were killed in an Oakland warehouse fire attended a court hearing for a man charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the fire. Victims lined up to see suspect Derick …

$2M Award by California Jury to Young Relative of Trinity Network Founders

A Southern California jury awarded $2 million to the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network founders Jan and Paul Crouch, finding that her grandmother acted outrageously in refusing to report the girl’s sexual assault by an employee. Carra Crouch, now 24, …

Autopsy: Kansas Toddler Electrocuted at Carnival by Fencing

An autopsy report concludes that a toddler fatally injured at a carnival in Wichita, Kansas, died after grabbing an electrically charged fence. The report cited by the Wichita Eagle says 15-month-old Pressley Bartonek of Conway Springs was diagnosed as being …

$173K Settlement Revealed in Utah State Student ‘Slack Line’ Death

Utah State University has agreed to pay $172,500 to the parents of a student killed four years ago when he hit a slack line rope tied between two trees while he was biking on campus, according to documents released by …

Tourist Suing Planet Hollywood in Vegas for Mannequin Scare Injury

A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries. Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel in Clark …

Utility Sued by Relatives of Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

Relatives of 18 of the 36 people who died in the Oakland, Calif. “Ghost Ship” warehouse fire added Pacific Gas & Electric utility as a defendant in their wrongful death lawsuits. They claimed the company should have known the warehouse’s …

Families of Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims Sue

Attorneys representing the families of people who died in an Oakland, Calif. warehouse fire that broke out during an unlicensed concert plan to file a lawsuit against the building’s owner and manager. Lawyer Mary Alexander says she is filing the …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Partners with Insurtech Firm to ID Liability Risks

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the corporate insurance unit of Allianz SE, is working with Praedicat, the Los Angeles-based insurtech analytics firm, to better predict key catastrophe liability risks. The partnership aims to find new ways to better …

Partial Settlement for Victims of California Balcony Fall

The victims of a balcony collapse in Berkeley, Calif., that killed six college students have reached a settlement with some of the companies they sued in 2015. The settlements are confidential, said lawyers for the families of the students who …