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Rhode Island Judge Says Jury Should Decide if Uber Can Be Liable for Crash

A jury should determine whether Uber ought to be held responsible for a passenger’s injuries, a federal judge in Rhode Island ruled. A U.S. District Court judge concluded Jan. 16 that jurors should determine whether driver Claudette Issa is considered …

Meat Loaf Sues Texas Hotel, Blames Negligence for Disabling Fall

Singer and actor Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and organizers of a horror convention held there, blaming them for negligence when he fell from a stage while answering questions from convention …

Broker Not Liable for Late Notice that Cost Illinois Client $1.34M

An Illinois construction company that waited six years to inform its excess insurer that it had been sued cannot expect coverage from that carrier, and it can’t go after the insurance brokerage that sold it the policy either, a federal …

Couple Suing Maryland Town for Negligence Over Tram Accident

A Maryland woman who says a tram dragged her along the Ocean City boardwalk is suing the popular vacation town for negligence. Mona and Gregory Jones are seeking $75,000 in response to the September 2017 accident. Court documents state Mona …

Utility Settles with Family Hurt in Massachusetts Natural Gas Explosions

The utility company blamed for September’s natural gas explosions in Massachusetts has settled a negligence lawsuit from a family injured in the disaster. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and the Figueroa family didn’t disclose the settlement amount Tuesday but say it …

New York Thruway Authority Sues Over Failed Wind Turbines

The New York Thruway Authority has filed a lawsuit against multiple companies over the failure of four wind turbines. The authority says in its lawsuit filed Thursday the turbines located along the Thruway in Erie and Chautauqua counties went offline …

Survivors of Arkansas Nightclub Shooting Sue Owners

Nineteen people who survived a shooting last year at a Little Rock, Arkansas, nightclub filed a lawsuit against the club’s owners, alleging negligence in security and in staff training. At a press conference, two survivors and their lawyers said they …

Lawsuit Filed Against Operators of Limo in Fatal New York Crash

The operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York were grossly negligent in putting the “dangerous and defective” vehicle on the road, according to a lawsuit filed by one of the victim’s parents. Amanda …

Mass. Appeals Court Rules Medical Device Manufacturer Illegally Fired Employee

A Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that Dielectrics, a Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer, illegally fired Ileana Bermudez after she collected workers’ compensation benefits and filed a lawsuit against the company. The case, Ileana Bermudez vs. Dielectrics, Inc., came about after …

Boston Cop Who Was Shot Sues Online Gun Dealer for Negligence

Armslist, an online peer-to-peer firearms dealer, was sued on Thursday by a Boston police officer allegedly shot by a convicted felon with a gun purchased on the platform. The officer, Kurt Stokinger, argued in the complaint that the website acted …