negligence News

PacifiCorp Fire Victim Who Leapt in River Awarded $9 Million

A jury ordered a Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. unit to pay nine homeowners at least $62 million for failing to prevent some Oregon wildfires in 2020, including $9 million for a man who jumped off a cliff into a river …

Maryland’s Workers’ Compensation Bars Non-Dependent Child’s Wrongful Death Claim

A non-dependent adult child whose father died on the job does not have a right to bring a wrongful death claim against her late father’s employer, the Maryland Appellate Court has ruled. The appeals court affirmed a circuit court that …

Florida Hospital Alleges Juror Misconduct, Wants New Trial After Verdict in Maya Case

The Florida hospital at the center of the high-profile Maya Kowalski negligence case has asked for a new trial, alleging that the jury foreman improperly leaked information during the trial, which resulted in a $216 million verdict against the medical …

Judge Rules Virginia Teacher Shot by Student Can Proceed with $40 Million Lawsuit

A teacher who was shot by her 6-year-old student in Virginia can press forward with her $40 million lawsuit against a school system over claims of negligence by school administrators, a judge ruled Friday. The surprise decision by Newport News …

A Teacher Was Shot by Her 6-Year-Old Student. Is Workers’ Compensation Enough?

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A heated debate has emerged about the once-unimaginable shooting of a teacher by her 6-year-old student: How should the school district take care of the teacher? Should she only get workers’ compensation for her serious …

Man Nears Settlement with Bars He Says Overserved Driver Accused of Killing New Bride

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Two bars accused of overserving a woman who authorities say drunkenly hit a golf cart carrying a newlywed couple away from their reception, killing the bride, have reached a tentative settlement with the groom, who …

Ukrainian Boat Captain Found Guilty in Hungary for 2019 Danube Collision that Killed at Least 27

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The captain of a river cruise boat that collided with another vessel in Hungary`s capital in 2019, killing at least 27 people who were mostly tourists from South Korea, was found guilty on Tuesday of negligence …

Maritime Law Doesn’t Allow Negligent Contractor to Limit Liability

A construction company whose barges came loose from their moorings during Hurricane Sally and damaged the Pensacola Bay Bridge will have to cope with some 900 claims by businesses and other parties that say they suffered economic damages while the …

State Farm Seeking to Recover $1.5M from Owners of Collapsed Garage

The collapse of a New York City garage in April was caused by the negligence of the owners of the building, according to State Farm, which is suing them to recover $1.5 million in payments to the garage’s customers who …

US Forest Service Burn Started Wildfire that Nearly Reached Los Alamos, New Mexico, Agency Says

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service’s own prescribed burn started a sprawling 2022 wildfire that nearly reached Los Alamos, New Mexico, the agency acknowledged Monday in a report published after a lengthy investigation. The Cerro Pelado fire …