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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 …

Mississippi Appeals Court Says City Owes Workers’ Comp to Injured Officer

Mississippi’s Court of Appeals says the city of Jackson can’t deny workers’ compensation benefits to a police officer injured in a wreck while he was speeding. The court ruled 10-0 Tuesday that the city must pay former officer Kearney Brown …

Hawaii Legislators to Vote on Lifeguard Liability Protections

Hawaii officials are looking over two bills that would either keep or end liability protection for cities and counties during drowning incidents. Kauai, Maui and Honolulu officials held a news conference last week to urge lawmakers to extend liability protections …

WalMart a Defendant in Pennsylvania Suit Involving Sale of Bullets to Underage Suspect

WalMart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, faces a lawsuit in Pennsylvania claiming store employees negligently allowed an underage, intoxicated customer to buy a box of bullets later used to commit three murders. The lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia by families …

Missouri High Court Weighs Case on Gun Shop Liability

A lawyer for a Missouri mother who says a pawn shop should be held accountable for selling her mentally ill daughter the gun she used to kill her own father challenged a claim that state and federal law protects the …