negligence News

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 …

Lawsuits Accuse Guardrail Manufacturer of Negligence

A guardrail manufacturer created a product whose design flaws led to one woman’s death and another’s permanent disfigurement, according to two lawsuits filed Wednesday. The lawsuits filed in South Carolina and Tennessee accuse the Omaha, Nebraska-based Lindsay Corporation of negligence …

Florida Hotel Valet Gave $300,000 Ferrari to Wrong Person

The owner of a $300,000 Ferrari is suing Marriott International, saying a hotel valet gave his keys to a young man who was trying to impress a woman he just met. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 73-year-old attorney James …

Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Golf Cart Injury Case

The Michigan Supreme Court is taking a swing at a golf cart dispute. The justices want to hear more about a golfer who was accidentally struck by a cart at Farmington Hills Golf Club in May 2013. During a game, …

Menard’s Loses Appeal in Case of Shopper Hit in Michigan Parking Lot

Months after hearing arguments, the Michigan Supreme Court has decided to stay out of a personal-injury case at a big-box store that could have consequences for retailers in the state. The court said it will let an appeals court decision …