liable News

UPS Found Liable For Shipping Contraband Cigarettes In New York, but Damages Reduced

A federal appeals court found United Parcel Service Inc liable to New York state and New York City for shipping hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes, but reduced its payout for damages and unpaid taxes to about $97.6 …

Former Kentucky Lawmaker Held Liable in Wrongful Death Suit

A former Kentucky lawmaker serving life in prison for killing his one-time fiancee has been found liable in a wrongful death civil lawsuit filed by the victim’s mother. The decision last month by Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael clears the …

Mississippi High Court to Hear Damage Claim

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Don F. McElroy, who claims he is owed compensation from Simpson County for injuries he suffered in a 2004 accident. The state Court of Appeals in April reversed a local judge’s …

MF Global Collapse Could Become Litigation Nightmare

The millions that Jon Corzine amassed as head of Goldman Sachs have become an alluring target for investors who were crushed by the collapse of MF Global, the brokerage firm he led until earlier this month. And Corzine isn’t the …

UK Court: Catholic Church Liable for Priest Wrongs

A British court has ruled that Roman Catholic priests are equivalent to employees, a decision that could pave the way for victims of sexual abuse to win damages from the church. Tuesday’s ruling involved a 47-year-old woman who says she …

Courtney Love Found Liable for Missing New York Jewelry

A New York judge has ruled that rocker Courtney Love is liable for jewelry that she borrowed to wear to a charity event and never returned. But Judge Doris Ling-Cohan in Manhattan state Supreme Court said a special referee must …

Jury Awards Couple $104M in Nevada Hepatitis Case

A Nevada jury found drug companies liable Wednesday for $104 million in damages in a third product liability lawsuit stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak four years ago at Las Vegas outpatient colonoscopy clinics owned by a doctor now facing …

Texas-based Halliburton Must Pay $200M for Defective Bolts

Halliburton Co. said Wednesday that as a result of an arbitration panel ruling, it must pay Barracuda & Caratinga Leasing Co. $200 million related to a claim Barracuda filed against a former Halliburton subsidiary. Before KBR Inc. was spun off …

Landlord Can Be Liable in Dog Bite Case Per South Carolina Court

South Carolina’s Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to let a lower court decide if a landlord is liable for damages in a dog bite case. The Supreme Court’s decision Monday says landlords could be found liable for a dog bite …

Georgia Court: Store can be Liable for Beer Sale

The Georgia Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling and found a convenience store can be held liable for a fatal highway accident that took place after a driver purchased a 12-pack of beer. The court ruled 6-1 Tuesday that …