negligence News

Oregon University Seeks Dismissal of Former Basketball Player’s Lawsuit

The University of Oregon has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former basketball player who claims the school damaged his prospects of playing in the NBA. Brandon Austin was one of three UO basketball players …

California University Acknowledges Liability in Football Player Death

The University of California has acknowledged its negligence was a substantial factor in the death of former California football player Ted Agu. The 21-year-old defensive lineman from Bakersfield died nearly two years ago after a strenuous team workout. His family …

Paul Walker’s Father Sues Porsche for Negligence in Fatal California Crash

Paul Walker’s father has sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death over the 2013 accident that killed the “Fast & Furious” star. Walker’s father, who is the executor of his son’s estate, filed the lawsuit last week claiming that the …

Student Sues Pacific University in Oregon for $3M Following Rape

A 20-year-old Pacific University student who says another student raped her has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the Oregon university. The Oregonian reported that the lawsuit says the rape occurred after both students attended a 2013 party for athletes …

Montana Jury Awards $2M in Mistaken House Title Suit

A Yellowstone County, Mont. jury has awarded just over $2 million in damages to a Texas man after a loan servicing company negligently included the legal description of his Billings property in the foreclosure paperwork for a Butte property. District …

U.S. Senator from Nevada Suing Exercise Band Maker over Eye Injury

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is suing a company that makes and markets a flexible exercise band that he says slipped from his hand, causing him to fall and suffer eye, face and rib injuries on New Year’s Day. A lawsuit …

Washington Suit Says Staff Ignored Man Choking on Orange Piece

Robert Kincaid, a patient suffering from schizophrenia, was lying on the floor in a dayroom at Western State Hospital in Washington, choking on a piece of orange for almost eight minutes before staff members stopped to help him, according to …

Las Vegas-Area Water Park Sued Over Boy’s Injuries

The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was pulled from a wave pool at a Las Vegas-area water park have filed a lawsuit claiming that the boy now has severe neurological impairments. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Clark County District …

Woman Sues Oregon Pharmacy after Getting Wrong Drugs

A woman who says she had to be taken to the emergency room after a Fred Meyer pharmacy employee gave her the wrong prescription has filed a lawsuit. The Oregonian reported that Anna Bell filed a lawsuit last week seeking …

Jury Awards $10M to Family of Teen Who Died at California Facility

The family of a teenage boy who died at a Mission Viejo care facility has been awarded more than $10 million for damages relating to the boy’s death. The Orange County Register reported that 15-year-old Kevin Barr died at a …