negligence News

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 …

Montana Man Sued for Wrongful Death after Shooting Home Intruder

Representatives of a man shot and killed after he broke into a Helena, Mont. home have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the shooter. The Independent Record reported that the suit filed on behalf of the estate of Henry Thomas …

Utah Job Corps Wrongful Death Suit Draws Support, Criticism

A wrongful death lawsuit against Clearfield Job Corps Center in Utah has drawn support and criticism from former students. The Standard-Examiner reported 17-year-old Isela Huerta Carranza left the center and went without her insulin. She returned March 10 and died …

Lawsuit Filed against Colorado Hospital in Stolen Painkillers Case

A lawsuit has been filed against Swedish Medical Center, alleging the Denver, Colo.-area hospital was negligent in hiring a surgery technician who put thousands of patients at risk of being exposed to HIV and hepatitis. The Denver Post reported the …