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Appeals Panel Rejects Suit Over Abandoned Mine Shaft Death

DENVER — A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died when the car she was riding in drove off a Forest Service road and into an …

11th Circuit Refuses to Open ‘Loophole’ for Cruise Line Lawsuits

A plaintiff’s attorney cannot avoid a showdown with a cruise line at the federal courthouse in Miami simply by pleading the case as an action that does not require the court’s jurisdiction under admiralty law, a federal appellate court ruled …

Sign Here First: U.S. Salons, Gyms, Offices Require Coronavirus Waivers

As U.S. businesses reopen after weeks of pandemic lockdowns, many have been posting coronavirus disclaimers or requiring employees and patrons to sign waivers before entering. From hair salons and recreation centers to stock exchanges and wedding photographers, the notices have …

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 …