negligence News

California Suit Against Boy Scouts Could Reveal Sex Abuse Claims

A sex abuse case claiming negligence against the Boy Scouts is getting underway in California and will include the use of previously undisclosed information from “perversion” files kept by the organization. The lawsuit was filed by a man who is …

Family Sues Washington Hospital Over Death

The family of a Tri-Cities, Wash. man who died after being found bloody and unconscious on the floor of an Eastern State Hospital restroom has filed a lawsuit claiming the hospital is at fault. Misael Rodriguez, 43, was involuntarily committed …

Ohio School District Employees Appeal Ruling in Shooting Lawsuit

Five current or former officials from an Ohio school district are appealing a ruling allowing three school shooting victims’ families to proceed with parts of a lawsuit. The lawsuit by the families and a student injured in the 2012 shooting …

Injured Snowboarder Can Sue, Oregon High Court Rules

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled a ski resort’s broad liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing. The justices ruled that the liability waiver was “unconscionable” and contrary to public policy, potentially opening the door for more people …

Paralyzed California Teen’s Pop Warner Suit Can Continue, Judge Says

A Los Angeles judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit by a teenager who was paralyzed while making a tackle during a Pop Warner football game. City News Service says the judge on Wednesday rejected a motion to dismiss …

Jenni Rivera’s Estate Sues in California Over Fatal Plane Crash

The estate of Mexican-American superstar Jenni Rivera is suing the owners of a Learjet that crashed two years ago, killing the singer and several members of her entourage. Rivera’s estate filed the negligence lawsuit against Starwood Management Inc. in Los …

Couple Held In Qatar File Suit in California Against Company

A Southern California couple who were held in Qatar for nearly two years before they were cleared in the death of their 8-year-old daughter have sued the engineering firm that sent them overseas. The Los Angeles Times reports that Matt …

Michigan Court: Agents May Not Be ‘Professionals’ Under Malpractice Definition

Is an insurance agent a “professional” when it comes to whether or not he or she may be charged with malpractice? Not necessarily, a Michigan state appeals court has said. The Michigan Court of Appeals made that determination in a …

Judge: Sailors Can Sue California Company Over Fukushima Exposure

U.S. Navy personnel who were exposed to radiation from Japan’s wrecked Fukushima plant during earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in 2011 can sue the power station’s operator in California, a court ruled. U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino in San …

Parents in Nevada Bullying Suicide Sue District

The parents of a seventh-grader who shot herself dead last December are suing the Las Vegas-area school district, alleging that administrators failed to inform them that their daughter was bullied at her middle school. Jason and Jennifer Lamberth filed a …