Liability News

Parents of Colorado Theater Shooting Victims Sue Ammo Seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was …

Appeals Court Says Ohio County Could Be Liable for Fatal Wreck

An appeals court says a northeastern Ohio county could be liable in the death of a 17-year-old girl who apparently lost control while driving on a road under repair. At issue is the absence of white lines on the rural …

Settlements Against Uninsured New Mexico Rail Service Reach Nearly $8M

New Mexico’s commuter rail service has received a free ride while taxpayers have shelled out nearly $8 million to settle damage claims against the Rail Runner Express, according to state records. The Rail Runner, until last month, didn’t pay premiums …

‘Three-Strikes’ Law Proposed for Nursing Homes in Texas

Texas nursing homes that thrice commit egregious oversight offenses could be shuttered under a plan proposed by state lawmakers. The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission recommended the crackdown at its recent meeting in Austin, local media outlets reported. The proposal urges …

Beecher Carlson Names Robertson-Miller Senior Vice President in West

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC named Paula Robertson-Miller senior vice president of its West Coast executive liability brokerage. Robertson-Miller will report Jeffrey Lattmann, the national executive liability practice leader. Robertson-Miller has more than 15 years of experience in executive liability …

Coast Guard: 12 Injured in Iowa Water Taxi Accident

The U.S. Coast Guard says it’s investigating a water taxi accident in Iowa that injured 12 people, including two children who were sent to the hospital. Passengers told KWQC-TV and the Quad-City Times that a Channel Cat water taxi crashed …

Wyoming County OKs Settlement in Solar Array Collapse

The Teton County, Wyoming, commissioners have accepted a $100,000 settlement from the designers of a solar array atop the Teton County-Jackson Recreation Center that collapsed in November. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported county officials say insurance could cover …

Wisconsin Baby’s Death Spurs Suit Against Caregiver Website

A Wisconsin couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Illinois baby sitter charged in the death of their baby and the caregiver screening website they used to hire her. A lawsuit filed by Nathan and Reggan Koopmeiners in …

Texas Jury Enters $27M Verdict Against McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corp. lost a $27 million jury verdict in Texas over a claim that lax security at one of its restaurants led to the deaths of two teenagers, an award litigators say is unlikely to survive appeal. The victims in …

Important Facts about Texas Fertilizer Blast May Be Sealed in Lawsuits

Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case. The agreements …