negligence News

Conn. Court Supports $41.7M in Damages to Student Disabled by Tick Bite on School Trip

The Connecticut Supreme Court in August supported a jury’s decision to award $41.7 million in damages to a student permanently disabled by a tick bite while on a school field trip in China, stating that schools in Connecticut are obligated …

Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Over Delaware Pumpkin-Flinging Accident

A woman who was critically injured when an air cannon exploded during a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition has filed a federal lawsuit against event organizers and participants, state officials and Discovery Communications. Suzanne Dakessian claims in Wednesday’s lawsuit that she was …

New York Bus Firms Seek Damages Over Handling of Workers’ Comp Claim

New York Bus Operators Compensation Trust (NYBOCT), a Bay Shore, N.Y.-based group self-insured trust created by a number of New York passenger bus companies, has filed a complaint against Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Gallagher Bassett Services Inc. and Risk …

Long Island Rail Road Riders Turn Complaints Over Delays into Lawsuit

All aboard the lawsuit train. Even before this week’s start of a two-month track renovation project at New York’s Pennsylvania Station that’s expected to disrupt life for hundreds of thousands, some frustrated Long Island Rail Road riders filed a lawsuit …

Q&A: How Driverless Car Technology Could Impact New York and Other States

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in May signed a budget bill into law allowing self-driving and self-parking cars to be tested for one year on New York public highways. Prior to this law going into effect, the technology was prohibited …

Report Details Death, Panic in Deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire

Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland huddled together in the dark, and that’s where they died of …

California Man Bit by Dog While Rescuing Cat Awarded $1M

A California man who was bitten by a police dog while trying to rescue a friend’s cat at a construction site two years ago has been awarded $1.1 million by a civil jury. Jurors ruled this week that San Mateo …

Former Vermont Homeowners Hope to Recover $4M After Evictions

A group of former homeowners from a Vermont lakeside neighborhood hopes to recover some of the nearly $4 million they lost after they were forced to vacate. The Burlington Free Press reports the Mallets Bay Homeowner’s Association says the 24 …

$173K Settlement Revealed in Utah State Student ‘Slack Line’ Death

Utah State University has agreed to pay $172,500 to the parents of a student killed four years ago when he hit a slack line rope tied between two trees while he was biking on campus, according to documents released by …

Utility Sued by Relatives of Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

Relatives of 18 of the 36 people who died in the Oakland, Calif. “Ghost Ship” warehouse fire added Pacific Gas & Electric utility as a defendant in their wrongful death lawsuits. They claimed the company should have known the warehouse’s …