Liability News

Wrongly Named Suspect in Texas Police Shooting Files Lawsuit

A man wrongly identified by Dallas, Texas police as a suspect in the 2016 fatal shooting of five officers has sued the city and its police department. The federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges Dallas police detained Mark Hughes and his …

Alaska Judge OKs $275K Settlement to Boy Injured During P.E.

An Alaska judge has approved a $275,000 payout to the family of a boy permanently injured during a physical education class at a Juneau elementary school. The settlement was approved Monday between the Juneau School District and the family of …

Plea Deal Reached in California Warehouse Fire

Lawyers that a tentative plea deal has been reached for two defendants in connection with a Northern California warehouse fire that killed three dozen partygoers at an unlicensed concert in 2016. Attorneys for Derick Almena and Max Harris expect the …

New Liability Coverage Minimums in Nevada Go into Effective in July

Nevada’s new liability coverage minimums go into effect next month. The new standards require drivers to be covered for at least $25,000 in bodily injury per person, $50,000 per crash and $20,000 for property damage per wreck. According to the …

Iowa Supreme Court Reduces Liability of Governments for Road Safety

A recent Iowa Supreme Court decision involving a 2013 car accident on a northwest Iowa county road could make it more difficult for citizens to hold city, county and state officials responsible when people are hurt as the result of …

Downed Power Lines Sparked Deadly California Fires, Investigation Shows

A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California’s wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of …

Scooters Take Hiatus From San Francisco’s Busy Streets

San Francisco’s scooter revolution is officially on hiatus. Lime, Bird, and Spin, startups that have delighted and infuriated San Franciscans with their scooter-sharing services, have pulled their vehicles from the streets while they apply for permits to operate. The process …

California Legislators Said to Consider Wildfire Relief Fund to Help Utilities

California lawmakers are said to be considering a proposal to help utilities shoulder billions of dollars in potential liability costs while offering relief to wildfire victims by setting up a compensation fund that would be backed by the state and …

City Sues Oregon Company for Cutting Down Christmas Tree

A city in central Oregon seeks $62,000 from a tree removal company that accidentally cut down a big spruce that was slated to become the city’s Christmas tree. In a lawsuit filed last week, Redmond officials allege that workers trespassed …

Vegas Magician Copperfield Not Liable for Tourist’s Injuries, Jury Rules

Illusionist David Copperfield was found negligent but not financially responsible for a British tourist’s injuries during a signature vanishing act that used participants from the audience of a Las Vegas Strip show in 2013, a jury said Tuesday. Gavin Cox …