negligence News

Oregon Judge Won’t Take Unprecedented Step to Let Animals Sue

A judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by animal rights activists in the name of a once-neglected horse, finding that animals don’t have a right to sue. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported in doing so, Washington County Pro Tem Judge John Knowles …

Mass. SJC Says Hospital Does Not Have Duty of Care in Former Patient’s Stabbing Suit

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that Steward Carney Hospital does not have a duty of care after a patient released from an involuntary psychiatric commitment fatally stabbed his neighbor. The court found the order of civil commitment to …

Colorado Rafting Outfitter Says Waiver Means It’s Not Liable for Death

A Colorado rafting company says it can’t be held responsible for the 2016 death of a Maryland man because the victim signed a waiver before entering the boat. Aspen Whitewater Rafting filed a counterclaim Aug. 8 in the U.S. District …

Student Hit in Eye by Baseball Sues New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College

A Dartmouth College student who was seriously injured during baseball practice is suing the Ivy League school. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Colton French said he was pitching to a batter in a narrow indoor area enclosed by netting in …

Montana Jury Awards $300K in Youth Center Sex Abuse Case

A Montana jury has awarded $300,000 to a mother who claimed a Billings youth treatment center failed to protect her son from being sexually abused by other residents. The Billings Gazette reports the jury awarded the damages Wednesday on claims …

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 …

New Jersey Judge Injured in Fall Files $1M Claim Against City of Camden

A New Jersey judge who was injured in a fall outside a courthouse has filed a $1 million claim against the city of Camden. The Courier-Post reported Camden County Assignment Judge Deborah Silverman Katz says in her claim that she …

Wife Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Colorado Rafting Company

The wife of a Maryland man who died during a rafting trip down the Roaring Fork River filed a lawsuit accusing a Colorado rafting company of negligence and fraud. The Aspen Times reports Allison Parker filed a lawsuit against Aspen …

Family of Woman Who Died at California Music Festival Sues Promoter

The family of a 20-year-old woman who died after attending a California music festival last year is suing the event promoter. City News Service is reporting the lawsuit alleges Baylee Gatlin didn’t receive proper medical attention for hours after she …

School District Settles Negligence Suit With Massachusetts Family

A Massachusetts family whose 5-year-old special needs daughter was left stranded for hours on a cold school bus has settled a lawsuit against the school district. A lawyer for the Gloucester family told The Gloucester Daily Times on Monday that …