personal injury News

N.Y. Supreme Court Says Coverage Applies in World Trade Center Asbestos Injury Suit

The Supreme Court of the State of New York has ruled that American Home Assurance Company must defend contractors and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey against asbestos claims from construction workers who became sick after performing …

Q&A: How Driverless Car Technology Could Impact New York and Other States

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in May signed a budget bill into law allowing self-driving and self-parking cars to be tested for one year on New York public highways. Prior to this law going into effect, the technology was prohibited …

“YOU SUCK!”: Your Personal Lines Clients and Their Tweets, FB Posts and Yelps!

Recently I ordered a pizza from a national chain (no, not the one you’re thinking) and it was quite late arriving at my home. So late, in fact, that I called the store 45 minutes after I placed my order …

Tennessee Judge: Cap on Personal Injury Damages is Unconstitutional

A Chattanooga, Tenn., judge has ruled that a state law that caps the amount of money someone can win in a personal injury lawsuit for noneconomic damages is unconstitutional. The Times Free Press reported that on Monday, Hamilton County Circuit …

Defamation Claims From Vegas Hospital Over Tuberculosis Case

A Las Vegas hospital is accusing a Nevada personal injury lawyer of defaming it with comments during a May news conference about a lawsuit stemming from a tuberculosis outbreak last year. Summerlin Hospital Medical Center accused attorney Robert Cottle in …

Comedian George Wallace Awarded $1.3M in Vegas lawsuit

A Nevada jury has awarded $1.3 million in damages to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he said he suffered while performing at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007. The split decision in a civil negligence and personal …

PG&E to Settle Remaining Pipeline Explosion Claims in Northern California

PG&E Corp., owner of California’s largest utility, said it will settle “substantially all” remaining personal injury and property damage claims from a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people. The utility announced the agreement today in a regulatory …

California Court: Parks Not Liable For Bumper Car Injuries

Amusement parks are not financially responsible for injuries suffered on bumper cars, the California Supreme Court ruled in an opinion published Monday. The high court said people who ride bumper cars under normal conditions automatically assume some risk – just …

ABI Calls for New Restrictions on Younger Drivers

The Association of British Insurers is urging a review of the regulations for younger (17 to 24 year-old) drivers, including some new strictures that would require “a minimum one year learning period, restrictions on night time driving and lowering the …

Former Mass. Lawyer Found Guilty of Stealing $186K From Clients

A former Greenfield, Massachusetts, attorney was convicted Monday in connection with stealing over $186,000 from an elderly couple he represented in a personal injury settlement involving an auto accident, according to state officials. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office said …