negligence News

Japan Court Acquits Utility Executives in Fukushima Disaster

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday found three former utility company executives not guilty of negligence over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster and the subsequent deaths of more than 40 elderly residents during their forced evacuation. …

No Coverage for Damages Caused by Contractor’s ‘Wanton’ Negligence, 11th Circuit Rules

An Alabama judge awarded Robert and Mindy Barton $900,000 for actual damages and emotional distress caused by the botched construction of their custom home, but they won’t be able to collect that judgment from the homebuilder’s general liability insurer. The …

Report: Lawsuit Settled in Maryland Newsroom Shooting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The families of victims in the Capital Gazette shooting and some newspaper employees who survived the deadly 2018 attack dismissed civil charges against The Baltimore Sun and Tribune Publishing this week after settling the case, the …

Lawsuit Alleges Insurance Agency Liable for Child Shooting at Home Office

The parents of a Maine three-year old boy who accidentally shot himself with a loaded pistol filed a negligence suit against the owner of a Vermont home where the boy found the gun while on a visit. The boy’s family …

Court Revives Wrongful Death Claim in Ohio Walmart Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a wrongful death claim against Walmart by the family of a Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer inside an Ohio store after picking up a pellet …

Alec Baldwin Sues to “Clear his Name” in Movie Set Killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Saying he wants to clear his name, Alec Baldwin on Friday sued people involved in handling and supplying the loaded gun that he was using when it fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a 2021 filming …

Little League Sued Over Bunk Bed Fall, Head injury

A Utah boy who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed during last month’s Little League World Series in Pennsylvania has returned home from the hospital and his family is suing the league and the company …

Man Burned at Minnesota Brewery Awarded $56 Million

A St. Paul, Minn., man who was severely scalded by hot water while working at a local brewery is due to receive $56 million in damages and interest after filing a lawsuit six years ago. A Ramsey County jury awarded …

Suit: Brink’s Driver Asleep During California Jewelry Heist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the drivers of a Brink’s tractor-trailer was asleep inside the big rig, parked near a remote Southern California rest stop earlier this summer, when thieves broke a lock and stole millions of dollars worth …

State Farm Sues Amazon to Recover Payout for Fire Damage Claim

State Farm Fire & Casualty is trying to get Amazon to reimburse it for a payment it made to cover damages to the home of one of its New York insureds. State Farm and its insured claim that the damage …