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Defamation Claims From Vegas Hospital Over Tuberculosis Case

A Las Vegas hospital is accusing a Nevada personal injury lawyer of defaming it with comments during a May news conference about a lawsuit stemming from a tuberculosis outbreak last year. Summerlin Hospital Medical Center accused attorney Robert Cottle in …

Comedian George Wallace Awarded $1.3M in Vegas lawsuit

A Nevada jury has awarded $1.3 million in damages to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he said he suffered while performing at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007. The split decision in a civil negligence and personal …

PG&E to Settle Remaining Pipeline Explosion Claims in Northern California

PG&E Corp., owner of California’s largest utility, said it will settle “substantially all” remaining personal injury and property damage claims from a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people. The utility announced the agreement today in a regulatory …

California Court: Parks Not Liable For Bumper Car Injuries

Amusement parks are not financially responsible for injuries suffered on bumper cars, the California Supreme Court ruled in an opinion published Monday. The high court said people who ride bumper cars under normal conditions automatically assume some risk – just …

ABI Calls for New Restrictions on Younger Drivers

The Association of British Insurers is urging a review of the regulations for younger (17 to 24 year-old) drivers, including some new strictures that would require “a minimum one year learning period, restrictions on night time driving and lowering the …

Former Mass. Lawyer Found Guilty of Stealing $186K From Clients

A former Greenfield, Massachusetts, attorney was convicted Monday in connection with stealing over $186,000 from an elderly couple he represented in a personal injury settlement involving an auto accident, according to state officials. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office said …

Family of Girl Who Died At Los Angeles Rave Settle Lawsuit

The family of a 15-year-old girl who died of an ecstasy overdose at a rave at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will receive a $190,000 lawsuit settlement on behalf of the stadium, the event’s organizer and the Coliseum’s manager. Sasha …

Gov’t Says Holiday Decorating Injuries on the Rise

`Tis the season for dancing sugar plums, goodwill toward all — and sometimes emergency-room trips from holiday decorating injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says injuries involving falls from ladders while stringing lights, cuts from broken glass ornaments and other …

Michigan Court Says Man Can Sue In-Laws Over Fall

This could make the family Thanksgiving a bit uncomfortable. A Detroit-area man is suing his in-laws after falling through their garage attic while hunting for a Christmas wreath. The Michigan appeals court has reversed a decision by an Oakland County …

Families of South Carolina Boat Crash Victims Settle

The families of two women killed in a boat crash on Lake Murray last year will each be paid nearly $250,000 by the family of the man who authorities say caused the collision. The State newspaper reported that the court-approved …