negligence News

Worker Who Blames Carrier for Suicide Attempt Can’t Sue in Tort

An injured worker may not pursue a tort claim against a workers’ compensation carrier that he accuses of negligence by denying payment for antidepressants, prompting him to attempt suicide, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled. The court’s District III on …

Woman Sues Uber for $1M, Alleging Sexual Assault by Driver

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Hillsboro woman is seeking more than $1 million from the ride-hailing company Uber, alleging she was sexually assaulted by one of the company’s drivers in 2018. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the woman filed a lawsuit against Uber …

Southwest Can Be Sued For Bumping Passenger Who Spoke Arabic – U.S. Judge

A federal judge on Thursday rejected Southwest Airlines Co’s bid to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit by an American of Iraqi descent who was removed from a 2016 flight after another passenger heard him speak in Arabic and feared he might …

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Fires Linked to Rooftop Solar Panel Systems

Walmart Inc. sued Tesla Inc., claiming it failed to live up to industry standards in the installation of solar panels on top of hundreds of stores, resulting in multiple fires across the U.S. The retailer said it had leased or …

Lawsuit: Negligence Caused Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Hotel

ATLANTA — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges “negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems” caused a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one person and potentially sickened dozens. State and county health officials …

Wisc. High Court Finds ‘Borrowing Statute’ Doesn’t Bar Malpractice Claim

Wisconsin’s “borrowing statute,” which in malpractice cases instructs the courts to use the statute of limitations in the state where the injury occurred, does not apply to a negligence claim if the location of the injury cannot be known, the …

Blame Game Begins Over Who is at Fault for Rio Museum Fire

Smoke rose Monday from the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum, as recriminations flew over who was responsible for the loss of at least part of Latin America’s largest archive of historical artifacts, objects and documents. The museum’s director said …

N.H. College Student Hit in Eye by Baseball Sues

A Dartmouth College student who was seriously injured during baseball practice is suing the Ivy League school. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Colton French said he was pitching to a batter in a narrow indoor area enclosed by netting in …

Mulligan? Michigan High Court Sends Golf Cart Case Back to Trial Judge

The Michigan Supreme Court is sending a golf cart dispute back to the first tee. Ken Bertin and Doug Mann were playing at Farmington Hills Golf Club in May 2013 when Mann accidentally hit Bertin with a cart. Bertin filed …

Jury Awards Cyclist $3.2M in Philadelphia Sinkhole Lawsuit

A Philadelphia jury has awarded a New Jersey man and his wife $3.2 million for a sinkhole that caused the man to crash during a charity bike ride in the city three years ago. The jury found the defendants, the …