negligence News

Suit Against New Jersey School Over Sex Charges Can Proceed

A lawsuit against William Paterson University over its handling of sex assault charges against five male students will be allowed to proceed. The five were charged in 2014 but a Passaic County grand jury declined to indict them. Two of …

Massachusetts Student Says Northeastern Mishandled Sex Assault Complaint

A Northeastern University student who says she was raped on campus after a 2013 Halloween party alleges in a lawsuit that the school mishandled her case. Morgan Helfman alleges negligence, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other …

Wyoming Transit Department Can’t be Sued in Pedestrian Death, Judge Rules

A state judge has ruled that the Wyoming Department of Transportation cannot be held legally responsible for the death of a 7-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an elderly driver last year in Riverton. The parents of Sophia …

Former University of Hawaii Student Sues over Emotional Abuse

A former University of Hawaii student and Air Force veteran has sued the university and one of his professors for allegedly attacking him with “violent outbursts and irrational verbal and physical abuse.” Kenton Asao filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court …

Oregon Woman Sues Nursing Home that Axed Her After Reporting Neglect

A former employee of a Portland, Ore. nursing home has filed a lawsuit against the facility for $575,000, alleging she was fired in 2014 for reporting that a patient had been wounded because of neglectful care. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Stacy …

Insurance Company Wants Out of Delaware Child Porn Defamation Suit

A federal judge has ruled that an insurance company is obligated to defend the ex-wife of serial political candidate Richard Korn in a defamation lawsuit he filed against her. Liberty Mutual argued that a homeowner’s policy it issued to Magda …

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 …

Family of Idaho Beating Death Victim Sues Woman’s Treatment Center

The family of an Idaho woman who was beaten to death in October has filed a lawsuit against the treatment center where the killing occurred. Linda Westmoreland’s daughters, Amanda Ingram and Stormy Dye, filed the lawsuit against Port of Hope, …

Hawaii Resort And Crocs Sued over Child’s Escalator Injuries

A couple is suing footwear maker Crocs and a Hawaii resort after their 2-year-old son’s foot got caught in an escalator while the family visited Hawaii for an oral surgeon convention. The lawsuit says the Crocs shoes were “negligently and improperly …

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 …