negligence News

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 …

‘Star Trek’ Actor’s Family Sues Fiat Chrysler in California over Rollaway Death

The parents of the late “Star Trek” movie actor Anton Yelchin sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV for negligence and product liability on Tuesday over the rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed their son. The lawsuit, filed in …

Can an Augmented Reality Game Lead to Legal Liability?

“Legally obligated,” “legally responsible,” “legally must pay,” and “legally liable” are all insurance policy terminology referring to the same concept – legal liability. Legal liability is liability imposed by the courts through common law or by statute on any person …

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 …