negligence News

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 …

Connecticut Man Awarded $82K After Crash with Truck

A Connecticut man injured when the vehicle he was in crashed with a truck carrying portable toilets has been awarded $82,000 in a lawsuit. The Connecticut Post reports that 52-year-old Randall Ryan, of Bridgeport, Conn., claimed he suffered physical and …

Uber Seeks to Have California Suit by Woman Hit on Freeway Thrown out

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to fend off a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was seriously injured after her driver ordered her out of the car in the middle of a California freeway. The ridesharing company is asking …

Family Files Suit Over Teen’s Death After New Mexico Rodeo Competition

The family of a teenager who died after a bull riding competition is suing the organizers of the 2016 event. Brandon Charley died in Fruitland, N.M., while riding a bull named WhooWee. The lawsuit filed in state district court claims …

Jury Awards $33.5M to Parents of California Man Killed by Deputy

A federal court jury has awarded $33.5 million in damages to the parents of a man who was fatally shot by a Southern California sheriff’s deputy in November 2015. The jury found that the San Bernardino County deputy unreasonably detained …