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Pennsylvania High Court Says Insurer Has Duty to Defend in Shooting Case

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that an insurer has a duty to defend its insured’s estate in a personal injury lawsuit brought by a man who was shot by the policyholder. This comes after Richard A. Carly came to …

Company Sued Over Massive Dust Cloud From Chicago-Area Demolition

The company whose weekend demolition of a former coal plant in Little Village sent a massive cloud of dust into Chicago’s nearby neighborhood apologized for causing “anxiety and fear.” However, the apology did not prevent the company from being sued …

Pennsylvania Catholic Dioceses Sued Over Disclosure of Abuse Allegations

Parents of children in the Roman Catholic Church and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy filed a lawsuit Monday against Pennsylvania’s eight dioceses and their bishops asking a judge to compel them to release information about abuse allegations. The lawsuit …

Massachusetts Court Sides with Norfolk & Dedham in Personal Injury Suit

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a Superior Court decision that defendant, Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Co., did not engage in unfair settlement practices in its handling of a personal injury claim. The court also reversed the portions …

Utah School District to Pay $100K over Girl’s ‘Drunk Goggles’ Injury

A Utah school district agreed to pay $100,000 to the family of a teenage girl who was injured while wearing goggles to simulate drunkenness in a 2014 health class experiment. The Davis School District will put more than $61,000 into …

Ohio Woman Hit by Electric Grocery Cart Awarded $1.2 Million

A woman injured when she was struck by a motorized shopping cart in a suburban Cleveland grocery store has been awarded $1.2 million by a jury. Cleveland.com reported Barbara Rieger was struck in 2012 by a customer who lost control …

Tennessee Supreme Court Rejects Constitutionality Ruling on Damages Cap

The Tennessee Supreme Court has vacated the decision of a trial court that ruled a state law putting a cap on certain personal injury damages is unconstitutional. The decision stems from a negligence lawsuit brought by Donald and Beverly Clark …

Mississippi High Court to Hear Appeal Over $15M Award for Asbestos

Conoco Phillips Corp. has appealed a $15.2 million jury award to an oil and well drilling worker who claimed have gotten lung disease from exposure to asbestos. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Jan. …

Maryland’s Highest Court Rules on Lead Paint Lawsuits

Maryland’s highest court has ruled that a law giving owners of certain rental properties immunity from personal injury lawsuits based on a child’s ingestion of lead-based paint is invalid. The Court of Appeals issued the 7-0 ruling on Monday, Oct. …

Pennsylvania Injury Lawsuit Over Band’s Stage-Diving Upheld

A woman who broke her skull and collarbone when a member of the band Fishbone dived from a Philadelphia stage will soon have her day in court. A federal judge has upheld a negligence lawsuit filed by Kimberly Myers. The …