negligence News

Federal Government Sues California Homeowner for $25M over Wildfire

The federal government is suing a California homeowner for nearly $25 million, contending his negligence sparked a 2013 fire in the mountains east of Los Angeles that forced 5,000 people from their homes. The lawsuit says that a short in a …

Switch Sues Nevada Regulators, NV Energy over Efforts to go Solar

A data-storage center company sued Nevada electricity regulators and NV Energy this week, saying it got an unfair deal when it tried to leave the grid and suffered at the hands of a former state employee who tweeted about the …

Woman Who Broke Ankle on L.A. Skyscraper Slide Files Suit

A lawsuit claims a woman suffered a broken ankle on a recently opened glass-enclosed slide attached to the exterior of a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper. City News Service says the lawsuit filed this week against building owner OUE Skyspace LLC and …

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 …

Pacific Gas in California Set to Face Jury over Pipeline Blast

One of the country’s largest utility companies is set to face a jury in a criminal trial accusing it of obstructing investigators in the wake of a deadly pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. The September 2010 blast …

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Insurer Breached Contract: Judge

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival can go to trial or pursue a settlement under a judge’s ruling that an insurer should have covered damage and cancellations related to wildfire smoke. The Mail Tribune reported Judge Mark Clarke dismissed the festival’s claim …

Oregon Glass Company Sued by Woman with Lung Cancer

A 63-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against a Portland, Ore. glass company, saying it caused her terminal lung cancer. Valerie Silva filed the lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court. Documents say she lives in Washington but works at a …

Gun Maker, Ex-California Policeman Settle Suit Over Shooting by Child

The Glock gun company has settled a lawsuit filed by a former Los Angeles police officer who was shot and paralyzed by his 3-year-old son. City News Service says attorneys for Glock and former Officer Enrique Chavez told a judge …

Wisconsin Gun Shop Gets Sued by 2 More Wounded Officers

A second lawsuit is set for trial against a U.S. gun shop after a jury in October found the store negligently sold a gun used to injure two Milwaukee police officers. The new case involves two different injured officers who …

Oregon Women Sue Kaiser Over Ex-Nurse Facing Sex Abuse Charges

Two Oregon women who claim they were sexually abused by a nurse at a Beaverton clinic have filed a $1 million lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente over claims of negligence. The Oregonian reported the suit filed this week claims Kaiser failed to …