Liability News

Dakota Access Pipeline Worker Killed in Accident, Official Says

A man working on the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline was killed in an apparent accident in western North Dakota, a state regulator said. North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk said the man, whose name has not been released, …

Woman High on Drugs and Driving on Wheel Rim Sparked California Wildfires

Fire officials in southern California say a car driven by a woman high on drugs has sparked several wildfires that so far have burned 450 acres and prompted evacuations. Authorities say Renee Hogan was arrested Sunday. The California Highway Patrol …

Family of Arizona Instructor Killed by Girl with Uzi Sues Gun Range

The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the business, alleging it should not have allowed a child to use the high-powered weapon. The wrongful-death lawsuit seeks …

Jury Awards $46M to Man Who Lost Leg in Crash at Nissan Dealership

A jury has awarded $46 million to a man who lost a leg after he was struck by a driver working for a Southern California Nissan dealership. Lawyers for Faustino Solorio say a panel deliberated less than two hours Tuesday …

Boy Dies of Neck Injury at Kansas Water Park

A Kansas waterslide billed as the world’s tallest remains off-limits as authorities try to figure out how a state lawmaker’s 10-year-old son died of a neck injury while riding it on Sunday. Kansas City, Kan., police issued a statement late Monday afternoon saying …

Louisiana Judge Awards $50K in Sorrento Police Chief Sex Assault Case

A federal judge has awarded $50,000 in damages to a woman who accused a former Louisiana police chief of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick ruled …

Day Care Worker at Washington Center Charged with Child Molestation

An Auburn, Wash. man has been charged on allegations that he engaged in sexual conduct with two 4-year-old girls at a Renton day care center where he worked. The 21-year-old suspect was charged this week with child molestation and communicating with …

Utah Train Worker Error Caused Derailment, Report Shows

A Salt Lake City train derailed nearly two months ago because the operator thought he was supposed to go straight and took a curve at more than twice the recommended speed, according to newly released police documents. Operator Bryce Johnson …

State, Stillaguamish Tribe Argue over Liability in Washington Mudslide

The Stillaguamish Tribe is fighting off suggestions by the Washington Attorney General’s Office that it might face liability for the devastating Oso landslide, which wiped out a rural neighborhood and killed 43 people in 2014. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. …

Mother of Oregon Child Strangled by Window Blinds Sues Apartment for $4M

The mother of a 3-year-old girl who died after being strangled by a window blinds cord in a Clackamas County, Ore. apartment has filed a $4 million lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Sahrye Imani Hardy had been visiting a resident at …