Liability News

Family of Ugandan Awarded $10.5M for Utah Park Death

Family members of a Ugandan human rights activist killed in an accident at Arches National Park will get more than $10 million in damages, a federal judge ruled. Though the amount was substantially less than pursued, attorneys representing the family …

PG&E to Face Manslaughter Trial Over Deadly California Fire

Pacific Gas & Electric will face trial for manslaughter over its role in a 2020 wildfire in Northern California that killed four people, a judge ruled Wednesday. The judge in Shasta County ruled after a preliminary hearing that there was …

California Lawsuit Seeks Damages for Unarmed Mentally Ill Man Shot in Back

A California widow whose husband was suffering from a mental health crisis when she called a nonemergency number for help last year sued Culver City police Tuesday, alleging they shot her unarmed husband in the back as he was running …

University of California Fires Swim Coach over Misconduct, Harassment Allegations

Longtime University of California women’s swimming coach Teri McKeever was fired following an investigation into alleged harassment, bullying and verbally abusive conduct, the school said in a statement. McKeever led the Golden Bears to four NCAA team titles over 29 …

Wheelchair-Bound Woman Injured While Boarding Flight Has Died a Year Later

One year after a Florida woman was paralyzed while trying to board a Southwest Airlines flight in Fort Lauderdale, she has died. Her family’s lawsuit against the airline and a staffing company continues. The South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper and …

New Mexico Prosecutors Formally File Charges in Baldwin Movie Set Shooting

Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary …

$32M Settlement in California Child Welfare Lawsuit

Central California’s Tulare County will pay $32 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its child welfare agency failed to respond to reports of abuse involving an infant boy who was hospitalized for malnutrition and suffered brain damage, plaintiffs’ attorneys said …

Woman Who Survived Train Crash into Patrol Car Files Lawsuit in Colorado

A woman who was seriously injured when the parked patrol car she was detained in was hit by a freight train filed a lawsuit against police, accusing three officers of acting recklessly and failing in their duty to take care …

Suspect in Shootings in Northern California Was Agricultural Employee

An agricultural worker killed seven people in back-to-back shootings at two mushroom farms that had employed him in Northern California and the massacre is believed to be a “workplace violence incident,” officials said as the state mourned its third mass …

Subpoena Granted in Reno Mayor’s Lawsuit over Tracking Device

A Nevada judge has granted subpoenas sought by Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve to force a private investigator to identify who hired his firm to secretly install a tracking device on her vehicle. Washoe County District Judge David Hardy approved the …