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California Court of Appeals Reinstates $850K Verdict in Restaurant Slip-and-Fall

A man’s allegation that he slipped and fell due to spilled water from a cart of dirty dishes at the Hibachi City Buffet in Los Angeles, California, was a reasonable one, according to an appeals court decision recently handed down. …

Ohio Court Finds $101M Lead Paint Abatement Order Covered by Lloyd’s Policy

A court order that requires Sherwin-Williams Co. to pay $101 million into a lead paint abatement fund amounts to “damages” that are recoverable through a Lloyd’s of London insurance policy, an Ohio appellate court ruled Thursday. The Eighth Appellate District …

Viewpoint: Calculating Business Interruption Costs in Cyber Claims

While cyber was incorporated in some general liability policies (GL) of the 1980s, the first cyber standalone policy was written in 1997 through American International Group. Though groundbreaking, as it was the first to address cybersecurity, it was a third-party …

Students Returning, Legal Battle Brews over Reno Dorm Blast

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three years after a gas explosion ripped through a University of Nevada dormitory, hundreds of students will start moving into the remodeled building this week as a legal battle looms over more than $100 million in …

School Dean who Shot Student Ordered to Pay $10 Million Judgment

BOSTON (AP) — A former dean at a Boston high school known affectionately by students as “Rev” has been ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $10 million in damages to a former student he was convicted of …

Lawsuit: Miss. School District Didn’t Stop Student Bullying

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that a Mississippi high school soccer player with a rare skin disease was bullied and physically assaulted for months, with school officials failing to respond. The parents of the 15-year-old boy have …

Tokyo Court Orders Ex-Tepco Execs to Pay $95B Damages over Fukushima Disaster

TOKYO –– The Tokyo district court on Wednesday ordered four former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay 13 trillion yen ($95 billion) in damages to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the plaintiff’s lawyers …

Miami Jury Returns $95M Verdict Against Bar that Served Drunken Driver

A Miami-Dade jury has returned one of the largest verdicts ever in an automobile accident, awarding $95 million in damages plus attorneys’ fees to a South Florida family whose daughter was killed and whose son was catastrophically injured by a …

Tanker Owner Owes $44.6M over 2017 Fatal Crash with U.S. Navy Destroyer

NEW YORK –– A U.S. judge on Wednesday said the owner of an oil tanker must pay the United States $44.6 million over its role in a 2017 collision between the tanker with a U.S. Navy destroyer in southeast Asia …

Hearing on Damages Owed by Ex-Cop who Killed Mother of 4

A former Mississippi police officer who shot and killed a sleeping woman should pay her four children a quarter-million dollars each for pain and suffering and a total of more than $300,000 to cover therapy, their aunt said in a …