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Iowa Supreme Court Finds Gross Negligence Not Always an Intentional Act

The Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way for a federal lawsuit against an amusement park to proceed, reversing a district court ruling that a ride operator’s fatal actions were so reckless that they amounted to an intentional act. If Stephen …

Coast Guard, Ripley Entertainment Criticized in Duck Boat Crash

LIBERTY, Mo. — A duck boat sinking on a Missouri lake that killed 17 people two summers ago likely would not have happened if the U.S. Coast Guard had followed recommendations to improve the safety of such tourist attractions, federal …

Santa Fe Mom Says Overturned Bounce House Trapped Children

SANTA FE, N.M. — A Santa Fe woman is suing Meow Wolf after she says her children were injured when wind overturned the arts and entertainment company’s rented-bounce house. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports attorneys for Anita Vargas didn’t …

Chesapeake Energy, Others Sued for $1M in Fatal Texas Oil-Well Blast

Chesapeake Energy Corp. and three oilfield service firms were sued by the daughter of a worker who suffered fatal injuries when a Texas oil well exploded in flames last month. The wrongful death suit seeks at least $1 million from …

Daughter of Duck Boat Accident Victim Slams Missouri Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A woman whose father was among the 17 people who died after a tourist duck boat sank in a Missouri lake condemned a bill Tuesday that would limit when companies can be sued over products that …

Court Says Insurance Doesn’t Cover Attacker in School Fight

DOVER, Del. — Delaware’s Supreme Court has overturned a judge’s ruling that an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom attack that left a 16-year-old girl dead. …

3 Missing After Barge Crash on Mississippi River

LULING, La. — Three people were missing after two barge towing vessels collided Sunday on the Mississippi River in an accident that also may have released a small amount of toxic vapor into the air, the Coast Guard said. The …

3rd Circuit Revives Some of Manufacturer’s Claims Against Insurers

Sapa Extrusions purchased 28 insurance policies from eight carriers, but not one of them would reimburse the manufacturer for the cost of a settlement it paid after being sued for shoddy workmanship. A federal appellate court, however, has cleared the …

5th Circuit Rejects Assertion that Drunken Driving Equals Intention to Crash

If a drunken motorist collides with another vehicle, can the incident truly be called an accident? A federal judge in Texas said “no” and dismissed a plaintiff’s lawsuit seeking punitive damages from Cincinnati Insurance Co. On Tuesday, the U.S. 5th …

Administration Moves to Ease Drive-Time Rules for Truckers

OPAL, Va. — Truck driver Lucson Francois was forced to hit the brakes just five minutes from his home in Pennsylvania. He’d reached the maximum number of hours in a day he’s allowed to be on duty. Francois couldn’t leave …