Liability News

Manufacturer Paying $60M to Settle California Lead Paint Litigation

A lead paint manufacturer will pay more than $60 million to remove the toxic material from homes around California. Officials in Santa Clara County announced the settlement with NL Industries on Wednesday, ending 18 years of litigation. The money will …

Lawsuit Claims Hawaii Mall Officials Knew About Faulty Rail

Lawyers who have filed a lawsuit against the parent company of Hawaii’s Ala Moana Center say mall officials were warned about a railing years before it gave way, killing a young man and leaving another with a traumatic brain injury. …

Climate Change Suit Filed by Alaska Youth Heads To Court

The state has argued in court that a climate change lawsuit filed by 16 young Alaska residents should be thrown out because climate policies must be decided by the state Legislature and the executive branch, not the courts. The state …

$4M Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Boating Death

The parents of a man who died in a Virginia boating accident have reached a $4 million settlement in a lawsuit they filed over his death. Graham McCormick’s family sued his friend, John Randolph Hooper of Richmond, Va., accusing him …

Asbestos Found Throughout Giant New Mexico Apartment Complex

Testing has found that there’s asbestos nearly everywhere in an abandoned Alamogordo, N.M. apartment complex, a finding that complicates the city’s desire to demolish the dilapidated property. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that City Manager Maggie Paluch says the contractor …

Lawyers in Vegas Trial Say They Found Others Hurt in Copperfield Illusion

Lawyers for a British tourist who says he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield in 2013 say they’ve found three other people who were injured in shows over the years. Attorney …

Copperfield Testifies in Illusion Case in Las Vegas Where Man Says He Was Hurt

David Copperfield insisted this week he knew of no one being injured during more than 15 years of performing a signature vanishing act at the center of a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in …

Oregon Woman Paralyzed in Wreck Files $30M Suit Against Bars

An Oregon woman paralyzed from the waist down after an intoxicated friend’s vehicle crashed into a house has filed a lawsuit against six businesses that she says served alcohol to the driver before the accident occurred. The Register Guard reports …

Copperfield Takes Stand in Tourist Injury Case in Nevada

David Copperfield testified this week that he didn’t know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013. Although …

Train in Southern California Kills Woman on Tracks

A Southern California commuter train struck and killed a woman who fell from a platform onto tracks. Police Lt. Paul McLaughlin says the woman slipped and fell backward from the platform. McLaughlin says a man jumped onto the tracks and …